Wide Scale Phone Outage

The Skamania County Sheriff's Office 911 Center is experiencing a phone outage that is affecting 911 service. Callers attempting to call 911 will get a fast busy signal instead of an operator. This is a CenturyLink outage with an estimated repair time of 1:00 am. Callers needing emergency service … [Read more...]

Sand Bags Available

Public Works Road Crews are working this afternoon to make self-service sandbags available at District #4 Fire Station in the Washougal River area, across from the County Shops in Stevenson and in the Sand Shed behind the County Shop in Underwood.Pleased be prepared for extreme weather; stay … [Read more...]

Stevenson High School Placed on Lockdown

12/13/2018Today, 12/13/2018, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a bomb threat at the Stevenson High School. The threat, in email form, was caught by the school’s IT department. They in turn reported the message, immediately, to our Community Prevention Deputy, who at the time was in the school.Our … [Read more...]

Windsurfer Perishes In Columbia River

Friday, 7 December,20182:00 PM  On 12/6/18 at approximately 11:33 PM, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office requesting an area check of the Port of Stevenson. They had been notified by John Hadley, Lyle, WA, that his wife, Laura L. Green, 60, had … [Read more...]

Climber Makes His Way Off Mountain

12/07/2018 @ 1240 The Skamania County Sheriff’s received information from a third party that 38- year old Patrick Johnston of Portland had walked out to a road in the St. Helens area and was in a vehicle enroute back to Portland.   The Sheriff’s Office dispatch was successful in making direct … [Read more...]

Search For Climber on Mt. St. Helens

SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR CLIMBER ON MT. ST. HELENS Friday, December 07, 2018 The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office was notified late Thursday afternoon that a 38-year old man was overdue from a climbing trip on Mt. St. Helens. According to the reporting party, a group of four hikers with a guide made … [Read more...]

Lava Canyon Missing Hiker Located

Monday, 5 November 2018 0930 AM On Saturday, November 3, 2018, at approximately 12:27PM the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a call advising of a deceased subject in the Swift Reservoir, near the Swift Camp Ground, 18 miles east of Cougar, Washington. The reporting party, Paul Taylor, … [Read more...]

WDFW To Hold Public Meeting

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Deceased Hiker On Mt. St. Helens

Friday, 19 October 201810:00 AM On Thursday, October 18, 2018, at approximately 2:04 pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injured hiker on Mt. St. Helens. The initial information received was the hiker had slipped, fell, and injured his head while hiking near the boulder … [Read more...]

Search Suspended For Missing 18 Year Old

On Monday, October 15, 2018, at approximately 7:31 pm The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a hiker had become lost on the Lava Canyon Trail, located at the end of the USFS 83 road, 18 miles east of Cougar, Washington. Avery Jackson, 19, of Kelso, Washington called the … [Read more...]