Searchers Locate And Rescue Cold Snowshoer

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 1100 hours At 1:00 pm, Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a cell call from a Portland, Oregon woman that was snowshoeing on Dog Mountain and had lost the trail.  Betsy Steinhart, 36, of Portland, OR advised authorities that she was near the junction of the Dog … [Read more...]

Skamania County Institutes An Emergency Notification System

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office currently has the capability to use a phone notification system for emergency notifications. This system allows us to call all land lines within a certain geographical area. The problem we run into is many people have eliminated their land lines and only have … [Read more...]

Search Continues For 60 Year Old Mushroom Picker

December 3, 2012 0945 hours Late Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:00 pm, December 2nd, the Skamania County Sheriff’s office was notified of a mushroom picker that had been missing since approximately 4:30 pm Saturday, December 1st,  northwest of Mill A, WA in south central Skamania … [Read more...]

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Complete Training This Past Summer

October 10, 2012 1:30 PM Four Skamania County Sheriff’s Office Explorers successfully completed the Kiwanis / Washington State Patrol Law Enforcement Explorer Academy this summer held at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton, WA. Ciara Griffee, Rebecca Gonser, Ty O’Neal, and Cheyanne … [Read more...]

Fire Destroys Summer Home On Upper Washougal River

October 9, 2012 10:15 PM A fire early this morning destroyed a summer home located on the upper Washougal River. The home, owned by Karen Fitzsimmons of Vancouver, WA, was located on Tree-ific Drive, approximately 15 miles NE of Washougal.  Agencies that responded to the 5:00 AM fire included … [Read more...]

Update: Human Remains Located In Western Skamania County

****UPDATE****   The human remains that were located on Sunday, September 23rd in western Skamania County have been positively identified as those of to Kenneth P. Stovner.  Stovner was reported missing about April 12th, 1980 from his residence on Belle Center Road in Washougal, WA.  He was 39 … [Read more...]

Human Remains Located In Western Skamania County

Human remains were located Sunday afternoon in western Skamania County off Turk Road.  A property owner was bulldozing brush and the remains were located.  A four day site investigation has concluded and the remains have been sent in for forensic work in an attempt to determine the identity and sex … [Read more...]


5th NATIONAL MEDICATION TAKE-BACK DAY   WHEN:      Saturday, September 29, 2012 WHERE:  Skamania County Sheriff’s Office                       (200 Vancouver Ave, Stevenson WA 98648) TIME:       Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.   The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has … [Read more...]

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office Now Accepting Applications

The Skamania County Sheriff's Office will be accepting applications for the positions of Patrol and Corrections/Communications.  Testing will take place on September 22nd at Stevenson High School starting at 0800.  If interested, please send in a completed application to the Sheriff's Office by … [Read more...]

Vancouver Man Dies In Boating Accident Wednesday Afternoon

10:00 AM August 17, 2012 A Vancouver man drowned Wednesday afternoon when the vessel he was riding in made a sharp turn and ejected both he and his brother into the water. Grant Kelly, 49, was pronounced dead at the Swift Forest Camp boat ramp after CPR efforts failed to revive him. The … [Read more...]