Hot Weather Tips

When Hot Temperatures are expected:  A few tips on keeping Family, Friends, and Pets Safe in the PNW.  Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible unless you’re sure your body has a high tolerance for heat. Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain … [Read more...]

Search & Rescue Calls Continue To Increase In Skamania County

11, July, 2017 Search & Rescue   The search & rescue within Skamania County continue to rise, this last weekend was no exception. We continue to see hikers that are unprepared, unfamiliar, or failed to let family members know their plans or routes taken during their … [Read more...]

Train vs Pedestrian Fatal Collision

Press Release On July 2, 2017 at approximately 12:04pm, Skamania County Deputies as well as Skamania County EMS responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a train at or near milepost 40, State Route 14. On arrival Deputies found the body of a 16- year old female, Skamania County … [Read more...]


July 3, 2017- 09:30AM The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office suspended search efforts for Wilford “Ray” Johnson Sunday afternoon. Over 50 people including family members, searched the area around Spencer Meadows off forest road 93 northeast of Cougar for the past 3 days.   Searchers were not able to … [Read more...]


July 1, 2017 The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office continues to coordinate search efforts on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest above the Muddy River for Wilford R. Johnson, age 90 from Longview, WA. The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Johnson’s family on 6/29/17 reporting … [Read more...]

Missing Person

Missing Person On 5/23/2017 at approximately 2100 hours, Brenda Lee Symons was reported missing/endangered by her family. She was in the Stevenson, Washington arefor the past few days visiting her brother. He reported coming home from work and finding Symons and her vehicle, a two tone … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found In The Gifford Pinchot NF

Media Release Monday, 24 April, 2017   On April 21, 2017 at approximately 7:15pm, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a hiker reporting that he found human remains. The hiker, Barry Hart, Vancouver, WA advised our office that while hiking in the area of Dry Creek, in … [Read more...]

Arrest Made In Dougan Falls Homicide

April 5, 2017   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with the homicide that occurred at Dougan Falls on April 1, 2017. Benjamin C. Serrato, 40 years of age from Portland Oregon has been arrested and booked into the Skamania County jail on suspicion of the … [Read more...]

Dougan Falls Homicide Victim Identified  

 April 5, 2017     The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body of a man discovered at Dougan falls last Saturday morning.   The body of Christopher M. Libert, 40 years of age, from Portland Oregon was found over the embankment near the Dougan Falls bridge last … [Read more...]

Autopsy Conducted On Body Discovered At Dougan Falls

April 3, 2017   An autopsy was conducted yesterday by the Clark County Medical Examiner on the body  of a white male adult discovered at the Dougan Falls recreation area Saturday morning.   The autopsy revealed that the man died as a result of homicidal violence. The manner of death will not be … [Read more...]