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Hockinson Burglary/ Arson update - 01/17/18

On 01-16-18, Clark County Sheriff's Office TDU detectives along with detectives from the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task force located Daniel L. Cronin Jr. at an apartment complex at 8940 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland Oregon. Cronin was wanted for several felony crimes to include Burglary 1, Arson 1, Theft of a firearm and Unlawful possession of a firearm. Portland Police was also investigating Cronin for a Robbery with a handgun. After positively identifying Cronin was inside the apartment, detectives notified Portland Police. Given the severity of Cronin's criminal history, Portland activated their SERT team. Portland SERT contained the apartment and evacuated nearby residences. Cronin barricaded himself inside the apartment. After several hours in a stand off, Cronin eventually surrendered to Portland SERT team members. Cronin was booked into the Multnomah County Jail without further incident. The Burglary/ Arson investigation remains active.

Driver flees during investigation, assaults deputies, apprehended after short pursuit (Photo) - 01/15/18

Update 1-15-18/0752:

Attached you will find photos of the damaged patrol vehicle as well as photos taken at the scene this morning.

Sgt. Tim Bieber


On 1/15/18 at approximately 0059 hours a Clark County Sheriff's deputy made contact with a disabled vehicle near the 8700 block of NE 117th Avenue. Based on his initial observations, the deputy began investigating the driver for Driving Under the Influence of drugs. During the course of the investigation, the driver began reaching for an unknown object in the center console of the vehicle.

As a deputy attempted to detain the suspect, the suspect grabbed the deputy's arm. As the driver began fleeing the scene, the deputy was able to free himself from the suspect's grasp. The suspect then rammed a patrol car occupied by a second deputy and led deputies on a short pursuit northbound on NE 117th Avenue.

Deputies used a Pursuit Immobilization Technique (PIT) to stop the driver at the 9100 block of NE 117th Avenue. The suspect, Alexander J. Leach, 23 of Lexington, South Carolina was arrested on the charges of two counts of Assault I and Attempt to Elude. The charge of Driving Under the Influence is pending blood results.

Neither of the deputies nor the suspect were injured.

Daniel Cronin Jr.
Daniel Cronin Jr.
Hockinson Burg/Arson update (Photo) - 01/10/18

On 01-09-18, members of the Clark County Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective's Unit (TDU) arrested Michael Roland (35), the brother of Joshua Roland and suspect in the Hockinson Arson/ Burglary investigation. Michael Roland was arrested on one count of rendering criminal assistance and booked into the Clark County jail without incident. In addition, TDU detectives located and recovered the Red Honda pictured in the video. The vehicle was recovered in Portland late last night (01/09/2018). TDU is currently authoring a search warrant to serve on the vehicle to seek additional evidence and leads for the investigation. Daniel Cronin is still at large and is considered armed and dangerous See attached pic). Anyone with information on Cronin is encouraged to call Detective Kennison at 360-989-7803.

Attached Media Files: Daniel Cronin Jr.
Clark County Sheriff's Office and CRESA 911 to receive CALEA Re-Accreditation - 01/10/18

CALEA Regional Program Manager, Mark Mosier will present Sheriff Chuck Atkins and CRESA Director David Fuller with certification declaring compliance with CALEA standards for public safety agencies on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, 10 AM at the County Council Hearing Room 6th Floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. Vancouver, WA. Members of the public are welcome to attend the presentation.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) examines all aspects of a public safety agency policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. Verification of compliance with the Commission's state of the art standards is a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence. The Commission awarded the Clark County Sheriff's Office and CRESA-911 CALEA re-accreditation on November 25th, 2017.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office has been continuously CALEA accredited since 1986 and received their 10th award for Advanced Accreditation with Excellence.

CRESA received their 6th award with the enhanced "Certificate of Meritorious Accreditation."
CALEA accreditation is for four years.

MCU Detectives Investigating Shooting Incident - 01/05/18

At 09:45 this morning, a patrol deputy in the parking lot of iLani Resort & Casino - 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, WA. heard squealing tires and a crash on the frontage road leading to the casino. Investigating, it was discovered that the driver, an adult male - of the crashed vehicle, a silver Chevrolet pickup truck - was suffering from a gunshot wound to the pelvic area.

The GSW victim was transported to an area hospital, his status and medical prognosis in unknown at this time. Detectives with Major Crimes are on scene and investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting. No further information is available at this time. Scene photograph available @Clarkcosheriff

iLani Resort & Casino is open and unaffected by this incident

Fugitive in burglary/arson investigation captured - 01/05/18

At approximately 3:00 am on January 5, Law enforcement officers with the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, and US Marshals located one of two suspects wanted in relation to a burglary and arson investigation that occurred on December 24, 2017 in Clark County. The suspect was located entering a hotel room at the Embassy Suites on Airport Way. At this time one suspect is still outstanding and is believed to be armed and dangerous. Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Robbery Details have since responded to the hotel to write a search warrant. No additional information is available at this time due to the investigation being still active and evolving. Further releases, interviews and information will be distributed today when available.

Missing Camper Larch Mountain Clark County (Photo) - 01/01/18

Sheriff Camper

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing camper in the Larch Mountain area. Vadim Mukhin 27 years old, was last seen camping with friends at the Sunset Falls camp ground on December 30th 2017. He had been drinking with friend and wandered off from the group and has not been seen since. Clark County Search and Rescue volunteers have been searching the area.

Anyone with information regarding Vadim is asked to call 911.

Photo attached.

This is all the information available at this time.

Attached Media Files: Vadim_Mukhim.jpeg
Serious traffic collision in north Clark County - 12/27/17

On 12/27/17 at just after 1500 hours, Clark County Sheriff's Deputies and Fire/Rescue Units responded to the 18100 block of NE Lucia Falls Road for a serious single vehicle collision. The vehicle, a 2004 Infiniti G35, was traveling westbound on NE Lucia Falls Road when it left the roadway and collided with brush and trees. There were five occupants in the vehicle during the collision. All occupants were minors. One occupant suffered critical injuries and another occupant suffered serious injuries. Both were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The other three had minor, if any, injuries and were turned over to their parents. Several of the passengers were not wearing seatbelts. Excessive speed appears to be a contributing factor. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this collision. The driver is cooperating with the investigation. Investigation is being conducted by the Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic/Homicide Unit. Please contact Clark County Sheriff's Office PIO or Sgt. Kevin Schmidt for questions.

Stolen vehicle recovered - suspect arrested - 12/26/17

On December 26, 2017 Clark County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a Hockinson residence on the report of a stolen vehicle that had just occurred. A victim was chasing the suspect who had crashed the vehicle into a ditch, gotten the vehicle out of the ditch, and was continuing to drive on three tires on NE 182nd Avenue.

A responding detective located the van driving northbound on three tires and swerving between the north and southbound lanes. Deputies attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect continued northbound at speeds of 20-35 miles per hour. Additional responding units deployed stop sticks at NE 159th Street and blocked southbound traffic. The stop sticks were effective in flattening two additional tires, but the suspect continued northbound to the parking lot of Hockinson Middle School.

Deputies performed a Pursuit Immobilization Technique (PIT) in the parking lot of the school. The suspect refused to exit the pinned in stolen vehicle, and made numerous attempts to move the patrol vehicles in an attempt to escape. CCSO K9 Gus was deployed and deputies took the suspect into custody. He was identified as 23 year old, Dmitriy A. Sharshakov.
Sharshakov was booked into the Clark County Jail on the charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude, a US Marshall's Warrant, and a local felony warrant.

Deputies have linked this investigation to a separate stolen automobile that was abandoned in this area earlier in the day; this case is still under investigation. In both incidents, the victim vehicles were left unattended warming up.