Search Suspended As Of Dark For Possible Missing Hiker

March 11, 2013 1545 The search for a possible missing hiker will be suspended as of dark this evening north of North Bonneville Washington in Skamania County.   “We have not received any credible physical evidence from the field that would indicate that we have anyone out there in the area at this … [Read more...]

Search Continues For Possible Missing Hiker

March 11 2013 0915  The search for a possible missing hiker will continue north of North Bonneville, WA in the Columbia River Gorge.  The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a hiker about 9:20 PM on Saturday night that he had heard a man yelling for help near the top of Table … [Read more...]

Testing For Hiring Eligibility List 03/30/13

The Skamania County Sheriff's Office will be testing on 03/30/13 to develop an eligibility list for the positions of Corrections/Dispatch, Telecommunicator,  Civil, and Patrol.  Testing will take place at the Stevenson High School at 0800.   Please have your application turned in no later than 1700 … [Read more...]

Sheriff Brown Responds To Questions Arising From Citizen Letter

Recently, I wrote a letter to all citizens of Skamania County stating my position with regards to any infringement on your second amendment right to keep and bear arms.  Since that letter was posted to the Sheriff’s Office website, and published in local newspapers, some questions have been posed to … [Read more...]

Sheriff Brown Addresses Skamania County Citizens Regarding Second Amendment.

 January 17, 2013   To the Citizens of Skamania County,  There has been much conversation in the past several weeks following the horrific shootings in both Clackamas County, Oregon and Newtown, Connecticut. This conversation has again ignited the debate from all sides on the gun … [Read more...]

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...]