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Damaged Residence
Damaged Residence
Robbery and Vehicle Theft - 02/19/21

On 2/19/2021 at approximately 0842 hours, Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an auto theft in progress at 7900 NE 18th Ave. The victim reported a male with a machete had robbed him and threatened to kill the victim. The suspect then stole the victim’s vehicle. The suspect left in the victim’s vehicle, crashed into a fence and fled the area.

A short time later in the city of Vancouver, the suspect drove the stolen vehicle through a residential garage structure, crashing through multiple fences, finally coming to rest in a field of Marrion Elementary School. The school was unoccupied as it is under construction. The vehicle was not being pursued at the time.

After coming to rest in the grass field, the suspect fled the vehicle into the neighborhood area of NE 10th Street and NE 100th Avenue. During the search for the suspect by law enforcement, the suspect committed two residential burglaries and was ultimately located by law enforcement hiding in a tree.

Junior Herman 3/20/1998 was arrested on multiple counts of Residential Burglary, Hit and Run, Theft, and Robbery. There are no outstanding suspects currently and there is no threat to the community.

This case is currently under investigation by The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit and the Vancouver Police.

Attached Media Files: Damaged Residence , Stolen Vehicle
Clark County Sheriff's Deputies Involved in Office Involved Shooting - 02/04/21

On 02/04/21 at approx. 7:41pm, Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies were involved in an officer involved shooting at the intersection of NE 68th street and NE 2nd avenue.   


The suspect was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. 


The Regional Independent Investigation Team (IIT) will be conducting the investigation.


Involved Deputies were placed on critical incident leave per standard protocol. 


NE 68th street is closed from Hazel Dell avenue east to NW 2nd avenue and NE 2nd avenue is closed south from NE 68th street to NE 71st street due to the crime scene investigation.  The public is asked to avoid the area.


Further inquiries can be directed to Vancouver Police PIO Kim Kapp.

Stolen Vehicle/ Reckless Endangerment - 01/31/21

On Saturday January 30th, at approximately 16:30 hours, Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a stolen vehicle in Hazel Dell near NE 15th Ave and NE 94th Street.  The owner of a Toyota Camry left the vehicle running and unattended for a moment after they loaded their two small children into car seats in the back. One of the children was sleeping.   

Video shows a white, late model vehicle, possibly a KIA Optima with tinted windows, pull up near the Camary. A suspect exited the passenger side, climbed into the Camary, and drove off.  The Camary was found several blocks away. The suspect had fled leaving the two children undisturbed, one still asleep.

A K9 track for the suspect was unsuccessful. A witness claimed to have seen an individual matching the suspect’s description being picked up and driven away in a white vehicle with tinted windows.

Suspect description: Black male, average height, grey hoody, black baggy pants.

Vehicle description: Kia Optima/ or similar, white, tinted windows, grey wheels.

***The victims have requested to not be identified.

Updates will follow when available.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit is handling the investigation.

This investigation is ongoing and there are no additional details to be released at this time.


Prepared by Sergeant Scott Schanaker

Attached Media Files: suspect , suspect , vehicle
CCSO Deputies respond to Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital - 01/30/21

**NOTE: Many personal details regarding the individuals involved in this report will not be mentioned, due to laws governing medical privacy. 

On 1/29/2021 at 1648 hours a caller to 911 requested the presence of a deputy at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital.  The caller reported that her mother, who had been admitted the prior day for medical reasons, was now being held against her will at the hospital.  The caller stated that she had a medical Power of Attorney over her mother and was not being allowed in to see her. 

The patient had refused to submit to a COVID test upon admittance to the hospital and had been placed in 24-hour quarantine for protection while receiving medical treatment.  According to hospital personnel, the daughter had refused to wear a mask upon entering the hospital and was refused access to see her mother, who was in quarantine.

Upon arrival, the deputy assigned to the call spoke with the patient, who he determined via some basic questions was able to make her own decisions.  She stated to the deputy that she wished to remain in the hospital in order to receive treatment.  Meanwhile, an estimated 15 to 20 persons began arriving at the hospital's emergency department at the apparent request of the patient's daughter, demanding the release of the patient.  A friend of the daughter had streamed a request online for "all hands on deck" to come to the hospital to demand the release of the patient.

Due to the number of persons congregating at the entrance to the hospital's Emergency Department, Legacy security personnel requested additional CCSO units respond.  Deputies were advised that the hospital was going to go into lockdown as the crowd was shouting and demanding the release of the patient.  The persons congregated in and outside the sheltered portico just outside the entrance to the Emergency Department.

The main focus of the presence of law enforcement was to prevent an onrush of persons entering the hospital and to ensure the safety of the patients and staff at the hospital.

As people began to arrive at the request of the daughter's friend, deputies noted that several were open-carrying firearms and gas masks.  Additional units were called to the scene in order to protect the other entrances to the hospital.  In total, 22 deputies were listed as on-scene.

At 1955 hours, the on-scene sergeant notified dispatch that the patient had requested to leave the hospital, and that preparations were being made to discharge the patient.

At one point during the confrontation, a number of persons affiliated with the daughter attempted to force their way into the hospital when the doors were opened to admit an unrelated person needing medical treatment.  These persons were physically pushed by deputies back out into the portico.  One unidentified male who tried again to force the doors open and assault a deputy during the attempt to enter the hospital was advised to leave or he would be sprayed with pepper spray.  The male refused and was sprayed in the face by the deputy.  No arrests were made. 

At approximately 2040 hours the patient was released from the hospital.  The patient was transported home by family.  The crowd dispersed a short time thereafter.