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Clark County Sheriff's Office Releases Critical Incident Video from 2/20/2024 - 02/29/24

Update: 2-29-20 5:20pm

In conjunction with the previous video release and the release of names from the Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), we are identifying the deputies in the video as follows:

Deputy 1: Deputy Forrest Gonzalez 

Deputy 2: Sergeant Tom Yoder 

Deputy 3: Deputy Holly DeZubiria 

Deputy 4: Sergeant Jeff Ruppel 

Deputy 5: Deputy Isaac Henrikson 


On February 20, 2024, the Clark County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) was involved in a deputy-involved shooting. Five deputies were on scene at the time of the incident, and all five were wearing body-worn cameras (BWC). Three deputies discharged their firearms. Two deputies witnessed the incident.

On 6/20/2023, in a unanimous vote, the Clark County Council authorized the County Manager to sign a five-year contract with Axon Enterprises that provided Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) and vehicle cameras for the Sheriff's Office.

Following a deputy-involved shooting, the Clark County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), at the discretion of the Sheriff, will release body-worn camera (BWC) videos of the incident. The release of these videos will be separate from the Independent Investigation Team's (IIT) investigation.

The independent investigation of this incident is being conducted by the Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department. The Clark County Sheriff's Office is not involved in the deputy-involved shooting investigation. CCSO will conduct its administrative investigation/review after the SWIIRT investigation is completed. 

The Critical Incident Video can be viewed on the CCSO Body-Worn Camera Page.

The Sheriff's Office cannot comment on the video release or the ongoing investigation. The video's release is meant to provide visual context of the incident, as it is understood to have occurred at this time by CCSO, according to the BWC video. The video does not encompass the complete context of all recordings captured by all five body cameras.

Please be aware that the video contains graphic imagery, and viewer discretion is strongly advised.

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Clark County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) investigate utility trailer thefts (Photo) - 02/27/24

Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) are investigating a suspect for stealing numerous utility trailers and selling them on social media in the Portland Metro area and Southwest Washington. Initial estimates indicate that he has been actively stealing trailers in our area for over a year and has been selling the stolen trailers.  

 

During the investigation, CCSO Detectives obtained search warrants for several locations, recovering property stolen in multiple theft cases.     

 

Although the suspect has been arrested on several of these trailer thefts, the investigation is still ongoing.  Pictures and messages on his cell phone indicate he has sold numerous stolen trailers, and Detectives are working to locate them.  The suspect is associated with addresses in Gresham, OR, and Battle Ground, WA.  When selling the trailers online, he uses the aliases WebbJJ, Joshua James, and Joshua J. Webb.  He has been known to forge titles and other paperwork, using these aliases when selling the trailers. 

 

The suspect is associated with a lifted white 2011 Dodge Ram full-sized pickup truck with blue lighting under the vehicle and front wheel well.  He is also associated with a tan full-sized Chevy/GMC SUV, also lifted with black wheels. These vehicles have been used to steal several trailers. Please see the attached pictures of his vehicles.  

 

If you have evidence indicating these vehicles are involved in a trailer theft or if you purchased a trailer from the suspect in this case, please contact CCSO TDU Detectives Brown and Page for additional information.  

 

dan.brown@clark.wa.gov

elijah.page@clark.wa.gov

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Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit investigates fatal motor vehicle collision (Photo) - 02/24/24

On 2/22/24 at approximately 1504 hrs a witness called 911 to report a collision near the 18600 block of NE 399th Street, Amboy, WA.   Several vehicles were involved in a collision leaving at least one driver with significant injuries.  While being transported to the hospital, one of the drivers succumbed to their injuries. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit was called out to conduct an investigation.  The roadway will be closed during the investigation. This case is active pending further investigation.  


2/24/24 Pictures added

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Clark County Sheriff's Office Deputies Involved in Shooting - 02/20/24

Just after midnight on 2/20/24, Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to a welfare check in Brush Prairie after a woman called 911, stating she was concerned for her mother’s safety. As the investigation continued, it appeared the woman’s mother may have been held against her will by a male family member. 

Upon arriving on the scene, deputies attempted to detain the male subject. The male then produced what appeared to be a firearm, which led to an officer-involved shooting. Deputies immediately attempted to provide life-saving aid to the male, but he was later pronounced deceased by fire department/EMS personnel. No deputies were physically injured. The female victim was transported to a hospital for evaluation. Five CCSO deputies are now on Critical Incident Leave, per standard protocol. 

The information is preliminary, and this is an ongoing investigation. The SW Washington Independent Investigation Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, will be investigating the shooting. Additionally, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has notified the Washington State Office of Independent Investigations. 

As part of CCSO’s Body Worn Camera (BWC) Program, each of the involved deputies was wearing a BWC and the incident was captured on camera. Video of the incident will be released at a later time. 

In compliance with WAC 139-12, Clark County Sheriff’s Office personnel will not be involved in this investigation.

  • All future communications will be sent via the SWIIRT.
  • The SWIIRT will release the names of the involved deputies.
  • The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased.
  • Once the SWIIRT investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

No further information is available at this time.

Fatal Traffic Collision - 02/16/24

On 2/16/2024 at approximately 0655 hrs a citizen called 911 to report finding a collision near the 19400 block of NE Risto Rd, Clark County, WA.   They caller had located a vehicle that had driven off the roadway into a tree. First responders arrived and found the single occupant of the vehicle deceased. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit was called out to conduct an investigation.  Family members of those involved in this incident have been notified.  This case is active pending further investigation.  

NE Risto Rd will be closed near the scene of the collision for several hours for the investigation. 

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Major Collision Investigation (Photo) - 02/11/24

On 2/10/24 at approximately 2211 hrs witnesses called 911 to report a major collision in the intersection of SR503 & SW Scotton Way, Battle Ground, WA. Two vehicles were involved in the collision which resulted in serious injuries.  All three people involved in the collision were transported to the hospital.  The person believed to be the causing driver is under investigation for DUI by BGPD.  CCSO traffic Unit was called to assist with the investigation of the collision. The intersection will be temporarily closed for the investigation. 

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2/21/23 Attempted Carjacking
2/21/23 Attempted Carjacking
DNA evidence gathered during stolen vehicle operation yields arrest in nearly yearlong robbery investigation (Photo) - 02/07/24

On January 26th, 2024, the Clark County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Tactical Detective Unit (TDU) was working a Stolen Vehicle Operation (SVO) involving multiple law enforcement agencies. During the SVO, the Vancouver Police Department stopped a stolen vehicle and contacted Geoffrey Boal, the suspect in a February 2023 attempted carjacking. Investigators arrested Boal on unrelated warrants.  

The attempted carjacking incident occurred on February 21, 2023, at the Arco Gas Station at 609 NE 99th Street. The victim was putting air in the tires of his vehicle on the passenger side when a man approached the driver’s side and got into the car to steal it. The suspect put the vehicle into gear and backed it up as the victim jumped into the passenger seat. The two men then got into a physical altercation, in which the suspect assaulted the victim. The suspect left the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle behind. After an initial patrol response, the case was turned over to TDU.    

Detectives then recovered surveillance video that showed the suspect being dropped off by a vehicle before the attempted carjacking. After the altercation, the video showed the suspect remove several clothing items and hide them behind a building before leaving the area.  Photos of the transport vehicle were circulated to patrol squads, and a patrol deputy later recognized the vehicle in a local grocery store parking lot. TDU detectives responded to the parking lot and interviewed the driver, developing additional leads. Concurrently, investigators sent the clothing recovered from the scene to the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Crime Lab for DNA analysis.   

Several months later, the WSP Crime Lab got a DNA hit on the clothing. This information linked Boal as the suspect in the carjacking. Detectives were unable to locate him. 

During the SVO on January 26, 2024, TDU Det. Tanya Johnson identified Boal and recovered evidence that led to probable cause for his arrest for the 2023 carjacking. On January 31st, 2024, Boal was charged with Robbery I. 

The original news release is below.


2/21/2023 at 17:00 hours

Here is the link to the video:  https://youtu.be/oCrYNVC0zUo


On 2/21/2023 at 1144, the suspect, a white male, dressed in a black hooded shirt and black face mask, walked from the area of the 99th Street Transit Center, located at 9700 NE 7th Avenue, to the AMPM, located at 609 NE 99th Street and stood in close proximity to the air pump, as the victim was adding air to his vehicles tires.  When the victim moved around to the passenger side of the vehicle, the suspect jumped into the driver seat and began backing the vehicle up.  The victim jumped into the passenger seat and a short struggle ensued, where both men struck each other in the face.  The suspect ran off northbound.  Sheriff's Office deputies set up containment around the area and the Battle Ground K9 Officer responded to conduct a dog track.  The suspect was not located.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective Unit is following up on the investigation.  If you have information on the incident, please call Detective Tanya Johnson at 360-600-1505.

Attached Media Files: 2/21/23 Attempted Carjacking