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Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit investigates collision (Photo) - 05/23/23

On 5/23/23 at approximately 1045 hrs CCSO Deputies and other first responders were dispatched to a collision near 15900 NE Union Rd, Clark County, WA.   Initial reports indicate one vehicle crossed the centerline colliding with a second vehicle head on.  The drivers of both vehicles were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.  The CCSO traffic unit responded and with the assistance of patrol deputies began conducting an investigation.   This case is active pending further investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit.  

Attached Media Files: collision
Standoff 3
Standoff 3
Man Has Standoff with Police After Barricading Inside Ambulance on Freeway in Vancouver (Photo) - 05/19/23

On May 18th, 2023 at approximately 10:51pm, law enforcement personnel from the Clark County Sheriff's Office and Washington State Patrol responded to assist American Medical Response personnel on Interstate 5 northbound at milepost 5 in Vancouver. Medics had been transporting a patient to the hospital when the patient became combative inside the ambulance and began attempting to access unknown items in his bags. The medics pulled-over along the freeway and vacated the ambulance for their safety. 

Joseph Webb (37), of Kelso, was identified as the subject in the ambulance. A standoff ensued on the side of the freeway which lasted about a half hour. Joseph could be seen intermittently peeking out through the back doors of the ambulance. Deputies were able to make phone contact with Joseph and negotiate his safe surrender. He was ultimately transported to an area hospital in a different ambulance. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. 

Attached Media Files: Standoff 3 , Standoff 2 , Standoff
LEM Event Flyer
LEM Event Flyer
2023 Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony-May 18, 2023 (Photo) - 05/10/23

The 2023 Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony is being held on May 18, 2023, starting at 11:00 am. It will be held in the Commissioners Hearing Room on the 6th floor of the Public Service Center located at 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98660.

It has been several years since the Clark County ceremony was held, and it is a chance to recognize those locally and throughout the State of Washington who were killed in the line of duty. This ceremony is open to the public and will feature Honor Guard members from local law enforcement agencies.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

Attached Media Files: LEM Event Flyer
CCSO Traffic Unit makes an arrest on vehicular homicide (Photo) - 05/10/23



After an investigation conducted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit, Ronda Knapp was arrested on a charge of vehicular homicide and booked into the Clark County Jail on 5/10/23.



Original post:

On February 4, 2022, at approximately 2108 hours, Clark County Sheriff’s deputies responded with Clark County Fire Districts 3, 13 and with North Country EMS ambulance, to single vehicle serious injury collision in the 26700 block of NE Lucia Falls Rd Yacolt, Washington. 


Deputies determined a 2000 Toyota Tacoma was being operated eastbound on NE Lucia Falls Rd by 48-year-old Ronda Knapp and occupied by right front passenger 51-year-old Steven Woolsey both from Yacolt, Washington.  The Toyota exited the roadway to the south and struck several trees. Ronda and Steven had to be extricated from the Toyota by rescue personnel.


Despite lifesaving efforts, Steven died at the scene.  Ronda sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to local hospital for treatment. 


Speed and alcohol are contributing factors in this collision event.   The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating.

Attached Media Files: IMG_2492.jpg
Serial Thief Arrested and Booked into Clark County Jail - 05/05/23

On 05/05/2023 at about 5:05 PM Lacey, WA Police had arrested Sarah Salo for entering a school and stealing credit cards and identification belonging to teachers of that school.  Salo has been sought for similar crimes in Clark County and the greater Portland Metro area.  Lacey Police were aware of outstanding warrants for Salo out of Clark County and called the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to confirm those warrants and to determine if she was wanted for other crimes. 


Due to the jail regulations in the Lacey area, Lacey Police were unable to book Salo on the local Lacey charges or the Clark County warrant.  Deputy G. Marek happened to be in Olympia, WA on an unrelated Honor Guard detail. Deputy Marek took custody of Salo and transported her to Clark County where she was booked on a number of charges as well as warrants from Clark County and Multnomah County, OR. 


Salo was booked for the following:

Criminal Impersonation 1st Degree

Theft 1st Degree

Possession of Another’s Identity


Clark County warrant for Burglary 2nd Degree and Theft 2nd Degree

Multnomah County warrant for Identity Theft