Skamania County Marine Law Enforcement Officers Prepare For Operation Dry Water

Stevenson, WA June 14, 2012 – Recreational boating fatalities last year jumped to their highest levels since 1998 and boating under the influence (BUI) was the leading contributing factor, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s report, 2011 Recreational Boating Statistics. The report comes just weeks … [Read more...]

Carson Man Transported to Hospital After Accidental Firearm Discharge at Gunshow

MEDIA RELEASE June 2, 2012 11:30 AM Man Transported to Hospital After Accidental Discharge at Gun Show At 10:57 AM Skamania County 911 Center received a call of an accidental discharge of a firearm at the American Legion Hall in Carson, WA. Skamania County Sheriff’s Deputies and Skamania … [Read more...]

Underwood Area Plagued By Vehicle Prowls Over Mother’s Day Weekend

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of several vehicle prowls that occurred over this last weekend. Thus far, the reported vehicle prowls occurred on Orchard Lane and School House Road in Underwood. All of the vehicles were unlocked. “We encourage our citizens to … [Read more...]

3 Teens Hurt In Vehicle Collision

  3 teenage girls were injured in a one vehicle collision off Red Bluff Road north of Stevenson late Saturday night.  Two of the girls received serious injuries.  Kaylie Gaylord, 18, of Sweet Home, OR was transported by ambulance to Peace Health Southwest in Vancouver and a 17 year old female from … [Read more...]

Deputies Prevent Suicidal Man From Jumping Off Bridge Of Gods

At approximately 9:30 this morning, Deputies from Skamania County and Hood River County responded to the area of the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks from a report from Portland Police Department of a suicidal subject heading to the bridge to jump.  Hood River County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rick … [Read more...]

Father And Daughter Rescued From Columbia River

At approximately 11:15 am Sunday, May 6th, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a canoe that had capsized in the Columbia River,  just off the Stevenson, WA shore.  Stevenson residents Les Hastings, 73 and his daughter Melissa Pearce, 32 encountered very rough conditions with high … [Read more...]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Results

On April 28th 2012, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Program was conducted.  The Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of those who participated in making it a success.  Below are the results of the amount of drugs received on that day and years prior here in Skamania … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Office Implements Social Media Sites

This week the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office rolled out new Social Media sites on Twitter and Facebook. Twitter will be used to notify individuals of current information and emergency events impacting the County area. Facebook will be utilized to inform the public of current Sheriff’s Office … [Read more...]

3 Arrested After Attempted ATM Theft

Three Clark County residents have been incarcerated in the Skamania County Jail after attempting to steal an ATM machine from the LaCamas Community Credit Union in Stevenson early this morning.  24 year old Christopher Hewitt of Vancouver, 21 year old Benjamin Milam of Battleground, and 22 year old … [Read more...]

Taco Feed To Benefit Explorer Program

The Skamania County Sheriff's Explorer Program is hosting a Taco Feed and Bingo Night this Saturday, April 28th.  The Fundraiser will be held at the Carson Elementary School Cafeteria, and will be offering Tacos for a dollar.  Tacos will be served at 5pm and Bingo will begin at 6pm. Prizes for … [Read more...]