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North Clark County Fatal Collision - 06/30/22

On June 29, 2022 at approximately 2035 hours Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies, North County EMS and Fire District 10 personnel responded to the 16700 block of NE Grantham Road on the report of an injury collision.

Preliminary investigation determined a motorcyclist was travelling westbound on NE Grantham Road when the rider crossed the center-line and collided with an oncoming 2016 Ford Expedition.  The driver of the Expedition was not injured in the collision.  The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is investigating the collision.  No further information or names will be released at this time pending notifications to next of kin.  Excessive speed is believed to be causing factor at this time. 

Clark County Sheriff's Office conducts stolen vehicle emphasis. - 06/27/22

In response to a dramatic increase in stolen vehicles in Clark County in the last 12 months, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Clark County Jail and the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, conducted a high intensity Stolen Vehicle Emphasis for several days over the last few weeks.  This emphasis was conducted despite record staffing shortages in the Jail and the Enforcement Branches. 

The focus of the emphasis was to locate and arrest individuals who were in possession of stolen vehicles, recover the vehicles, book the individuals into jail and ensure that they were charged for these crimes.  This emphasis would not have been possible without the cooperation of the entire jail staff,  the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the dedicated deputies of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.  During the course of the emphasis, some assistance was provided from regional partners such as the Vancouver Police and Portland Police Bureau.

At one point during this emphasis, detectives located a vehicle with multiple occupants in the parking lot of a retail store in Hazel Dell.  As detectives watched, one person exited the vehicle and stole a vehicle parked in the next spot.  When sufficient resources were obtained both vehicles were stopped and all of the occupants were detained.  Several arrests were made and the vehicle was returned to its owner within 30 minutes.  

In addition to this example, the emphasis had the following results:
• 18 Stolen Vehicles Recovered
• 32 Arrests
• 46 Total New Charges
• 17 Warrants Cleared
• 1 Firearm Seized

The Sheriff’s Office recognizes the impact that the dramatic increase in crime has had on the families that live and work here in Clark County.  We will continue to make every effort to hold criminals accountable every day of the year and, when staffing and resources allow, will continue to conduct these kinds of operations with the goal of reducing crime and increasing livability here in Clark County.

Auto vs. Pedestrian collision leaves two critically injured - 06/26/22

On 06-26-2022 at around 1630 hours members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, North Country EMS, and Clark County Fire responded to a vehicle versus multiple pedestrian collision in the 27500 Block of NE Lucia Falls Rd, near Moulton Falls Regional Park. Preliminary scene evidence and witness statements suggest a white 1997 Chevrolet Blazer was travelling eastbound on NE Lucia Falls Rd when it left the southern roadway edge and impacted 3 pedestrians who were walking together, eastbound on the shoulder of NE Lucia Falls RD. 2 of the 3 pedestrians suffered critical injuries and were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Impairment was not suspected to be a factor in the collision. The Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit responded to the scene and will continue the investigation. 

The Clark County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all the citizens who stopped and provided medical aid while waiting for emergency responders to arrive.  

Names of the involved are not being released at this time.  

Case #22-6377

 

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Two vehicle fatality collision (Photo) - 06/24/22

On June 24, 2022 at 0952 hours the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded with Fire District 3, Vancouver Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance to a two-vehicle collision on NE 212th Ave at NE Powell Rd in Brush Prairie, Washington.

Investigators determined a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette was being operated by a 16-year-old northbound on NE 212th Ave with 50-year-old Benjamin Andrews occupying the right front passenger seat, both of Brush Prairie, Washington.  Meanwhile, a 2018 Jeep Cherokee was being operated by 39-year-old Roberta Russo, of Camas, Washington, and occupied by her 6 and 9-year-old children as she was turning south on NE 212th Ave from NE Powell Rd.

As the Jeep entered NE 212th Ave, the right front of the Chevrolet impacted the left front of the Jeep.  The force of the impact caused the vehicles to rotate and exit the roadway.  The Chevrolet sheared a utility pole and then caught fire.  Bystanders used fire extinguishers to keep the fire at bay while others removed the occupants to safety.  

Andrews sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The 16-year-old sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.   Russo and her children suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Excessive speed was a factor in the collision event.  

The investigation is being completed by the Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit.
 

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Update / Homicide Investigation in Rural North Clark County - 06/23/22

This investigation has been forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor's Office for review. Pending forensic lab reports from the Washington State Crime Lab, there is no further information to release at this time.

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-The Clark County Major Crimes Unit is currently actively investigating this incident. There are no updates at this time. We expect to provide a media release later this week.  

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 On 6/13/2022 at approximately 7:04 PM, Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call of an assault with a firearm. The caller stated he had shot his roommate at their residence at 33510 NE Kelly Rd. The caller reported to 911 an altercation had occurred where both individuals had drawn firearms, an alleged exchange of gunfire occurred, resulting in the death of the roommate.

     Upon arrival to the residence Sheriff Deputies detained a cooperative male subject without incident. Sheriff Deputies located a deceased male in the residence with injuries consistent with gunfire.  Medics responded, declaring the male deceased. The deceased male was taken by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s office. The deceased name is not being released pending official identification and next of kin notification. 

     The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is on scene, and this is an active investigation and no arrest have been made at this time. There is no additional information currently due to the ongoing nature of the investigation. There are no outstanding suspects and no danger to the public regarding this incident.

 

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Neighborhood Disturbance Results in Two Arrests - 06/20/22

On Sunday June 19th, at about 5 pm, Deputies responded to a call of 6 people fighting in the 8300 block of NE 157th Avenue.  Callers to 9-1-1 reported that some subjects were armed with a baseball bat and an axe.  When deputies arrived they found evidence of a hit and run collision and two people with minor injuries.  Deputies learned the fight was over a pressure washer and a contract dispute.  Deputies obtained information that identified Yelisey Miroshnichenko and Anatoliy Miroshnichenko as the suspects.  Deputies were able to locate the suspects and they were taken into custody in the 8200 block of NE 22nd Avenue.  Yelisey Miroshnichenko and Anatoliy Miroshnichenko were booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of Burglary I (RCW 9A.52.020), Unlawful Imprisonment (RCW 9A.40.040), Hit and Run Attended (RCW 46.52.020), Assault IV (RCW 9A.36.041), and Malicious Mischief III (RCW 9A. 48.090)

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Burglary and Arson arrest in Hazel Dell (Photo) - 06/13/22

On June 12th around 1736 hours, Deputies responded to 2417 NE 107th Street for a burglary call.  The homeowner called to report a person being barricaded in the backyard utility shed setting something on fire.  The homeowner had called in burglary call a short time earlier after coming home to find the garage ransacked. 

Upon arrival, Deputies could clearly hear a person inside the small shed.  Numerous verbal challenges were made ordering the person to exit the shed. There was no compliance from the suspect.  Smoke started coming through the door cracks and then eventually flames.  Heavy smoke began to come from the shed when the suspect then finally broke the door open to get out.  The shed was fully engulfed in flames and the lone male suspect refused to walk away from it.  The suspect kept picking up items from the shed which could be used as weapons to include a torch and metal spike.  He did not make any threats towards first responders. The suspect made numerous statements which made no sense and also began dragging burning items from the shed, further complicating the event.  A tree under the shed also caught on fire, spreading flames dangerously close to two homes. 

Fire District 6 responded and was able to apply water to the burning materials and keep the fire from spreading to the two homes in close proximity.  The suspect was eventually taken into custody without force being used.  Upon initial contact, the man appeared to be having mental issues, or under the influence of drugs, or both.  He said his name was “John Conner” and his mother was “Sarah Conner”, a reference from the Terminator movies. 

The suspect was in possession of items from a neighboring home which was burglarized earlier in the day. Deputies had already taken a report from that incident but did not have any suspect information. 

The suspect was transported to the hospital for medical evaluation for possible injuries to include smoke inhalation.  The suspect was eventually identified as 36 year old Anthony Freeze.  Deputies had contact with Mr. Freeze in previous days and found he had Department of Corrections escape warrant for his arrest, but could not take him into custody due to current booking trends.

Ten deputies and a fire crew were on scene for this event for approximately thirty minutes to get to this successful resolve. 

Mr. Freeze was booked into the jail and will be charged with a variety of crimes to include: Burglary, Arson, and Malicious Mischief. 

Please contact PIO for further information.  Prepared by Sgt. Kevin Schmidt. 

Attached Media Files: Burned up shed
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Serious Injury Collision (Photo) - 06/07/22

On June 7, 2022 at approximately 1521 hours, Clark County Sheriff's Deputies, American Medical Response, and Fire District 6 were dispatched to an injury collision at NW 149th Street and NW 11th Avenue.  Initial reports were that a passenger vehicle had collided with a garbage truck.  The driver of the passenger vehicle was injured and was being tended to by on-scene, off-duty medical personnel.  

Responding units located the collision just west of the intersection.  Preliminary investigations revealed a 2008 Mazda Cx9, driven by Connor Deklyen, 24, of Vancouver, rear-ended a stationary recycling truck owned by Waste Connections.  Deklyen sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.  

Excessive speed and inattention were contributing factors in the collision.  The CCSO Traffic Unit is investigating the collision.  Detectives stress to the public the importance of attentive, safe driving practices. 

 

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