VANCOUVER WOMAN RESCUED IN WIND RIVER CANYON March 11, 2018 At approximately 9:50 am this morning, the Skamania County Sheriff’s 911 center received a call of an injured female hiker in the Wind River Canyon above the Carson Hot Springs resort.Angel D. Vaillencort, 29 years of age was hiking in … [Read more...]

Injured Snowmobile Rider Near Mt. St. Helens

Injured snowmobile rider near Mt. St. Helens March 11, 2018 On Saturday March 10th  at approximately 11am, the Skamania County Sheriff’s 911 center received a call reporting an injured snowmobile rider on the Plains of Abraham on the northeast side of Mt. St. Helens. Trent Simonson, 20 years of … [Read more...]

A Letter On School Safety By Sheriff Brown

In the aftermath of the most recent and tragic school shooting in Florida, I want to take this opportunity to inform you of the preparation and planning that has been ongoing here in Skamania County.  It became apparent several years ago that these types of incidents required a more active approach … [Read more...]

02/05/2018 Courthouse Update

SKAMANIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE Flood Related  SERVICE LEVELS  UPDATE   February 5, 2018 10:00 AM   The information below represents the current operation and location of County Offices in the Courthouse as a result of last week’s flooding incident   1st floor- … [Read more...]

2/1/18 Skamania Courthouse Services Update

SKAMANIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE Flood Related  SERVICE LEVELS  UPDATE   February 1, 2018 9:30AM   The information below is being updated following this morning’s update /planning meeting   1st floor-Impacts-     COMMISSIONERS OFFICE-OPEN Staff are on-site and … [Read more...]

Skamania County Courthouse Experiences Extensive Water Damage

This morning the Skamania County Elected Officials met to evaluate the flood incident within the Courthouse. A preliminary assessment of the incident was provided by public works and shows that all 3 floors of the courthouse have been impacted.  The east end of the building at all 3 levels … [Read more...]

Sheriff Newsletter 12/17

Click on the link below to read the latest newsletter released by the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Newsletter 12/17 … [Read more...]

One Deceased After Shooting In Stevenson

Monday, 18 December,2017 0930 AM   On Sunday, December 17, 2017, at approximately 8:35 am The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Lakeview Drive in Stevenson, Washington.  The original caller reported hearing multiple gunshots and people … [Read more...]


11/25/17  8:40AM   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received notification yesterday afternoon from searchers with Silver Star search and rescue that evidence had been located in the search for Joel Presler from Vancouver.  Deputies responded to the location near where Presler’s vehicle had … [Read more...]

Search Efforts Continue For Missing Hunter Northwest Of Trout Lake ***Updated 11.20.17 0830***

Update #4   Search efforts suspended for Vancouver man 11/18/17 6:00pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is suspending search efforts for 37 year old Joel Presler from Vancouver. With assistance from the King County Sheriff’s Office air wing unit, the search area was flown today by … [Read more...]