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Stabbing suspect arrested - 06/08/19

On 6.8.19 at 1137 hours Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched the Applebee’s Restaurant located in the 13100 block of NE Hwy 99 for a stabbing. 9-1-1 callers reported a stabbing had just occurred and the suspect was leaving the area on foot and provided a description of the stabbing suspect.

A Deputy arriving on scene, just moments after the initial call, located the suspect and provided him with commands but he refused to comply.  A taser was deployed and after other Deputies arrived on scene the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

Early investigation indicates the suspect initially attempted to stab a subject seated in a car in the parking lot.  The driver of the car , fearing being attacked, was able to reverse away and remove himself for the situation.  HIs car was damaged while fleeing the suspect.

The victim of the stabbing was walking his dog in the parking lot and was approached by the suspect and stabbed.  The victim of the stabbing walked to the restaurant to summon aid and awaited medical assistance. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

It appears none of the individuals involved in this incident were known to each other.

The suspect, identified as CARPENTER DAVID W DOB: 19621106. David was booked into the Clark County Jail on one count of Assault 1 and one count of attempted Assault I. Additional charges could be filed.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit responded and will conduct the remainder of the investigation involving this incident.

No further information will be released at this time. Investigation on-going.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office would like to say THANK YOU to the local business and citizens who were impacted by this incident for their support and understanding while we conducted our investigation.


Sheriff's Office Hiring Workshop - 05/28/19

The Clark County Sheriff's Office has immediate openings for a number of positions in Corrections, Enforcement and Sheriff’s Support roles.

The Sheriff's Office is hosting a free informational workshop for those interested in pursuing a career with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Listen to presentations from current Clark County Deputies, Sheriff's Human Resources staff and the Chief Civil Service Examiner about the application process from the initial testing to date of hire. Have all your recruitment questions ready. This is your opportunity to talk with us directly.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Public Safety Complex
505 NW 179th Street
Ridgefield, Wash. 98642
(Northwest of the Clark County Fairgrounds)

For more information, call Sheriff's Recruitment at 564.397.2176 or email">

Testing for Corrections and Enforcement Deputy Positions will be held in Longview, WA.  Sunday, June 2nd, 2019. Register for deputy testing at Public Safety Testing .com

in custody death investigation - 05/26/19

On May 26, 2019 at approximately 11:09 a 38 year old male was pronounced deceased at Clark County Jail, Main jail facility.

At approximately 11:02 AM deputies and medical staff were conducting medical checks and discovered the inmate in the booking detox area unresponsive.  Personnel immediately began performing life saving measures and requested emergency medical assistance. Vancouver Fire Department EMS arrived on scene shortly thereafter and pronounced the inmate deceased.


Clark County Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation.  At this time, we are not releasing any additional information and the next of kin have been notified.



Injury Accident (Photo) - 05/24/19

At just after 7:30 pm police and rescue units were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 99 and NE 99th Street on a report of a multiple vehicle accident.  When responding units arrived they located four vehicles involved in the collision.

Occupants in three of the four vehicles were suffering from injuries, and were transported to local area hospitals for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation indicates that the causing driver was suffering from a medical condition.  The causing driver drove through a red light and collided with the other three involved vehicle's.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is investigating the collision.

No further details will be released at this time

Clark County Corrections partnering with Columbia River Mental Health Services to present at 2019 Crisis Intervention Team International Conference. - 05/21/19


Sheriff Chuck Atkins is pleased to announce the Clark County Corrections Branch and partner agency Columbia River Mental Health Services have been selected to present two presentations at the 2019 Crisis Intervention Team International Conference in Seattle, WA August 26-28, 2019.


Presentations entitled “CIT for Corrections: In-Custody Risk Avoidance” and “Medication Assisted Treatment in Clark County Jail” will be paneled by Corrections Staff and members of our partner agencies. 


Both presentations highlight coordination with the jail’s Reentry Program.  Started in 2014, the Reentry program offers a range of in-custody services through community partnerships including Medicaid sign up, housing assessments, chemical dependency assessments, sober supports, peer mentoring, education, employment and more. 


CIT International, Inc. is a nonprofit membership organization whose primary purpose is to facilitate understanding, development, and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs throughout the U.S. and worldwide in order to promote and support collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illnesses, their families, and communities and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.