Recovery Efforts On Table Mountain Concluded

October 27, 2016 2:50pm   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has concluded recovery efforts for the body of Melvin Burtch, 31 years of age, from Beaverton Oregon.  Crews from the 304th rescue squadron out of Portland, Wind River Search and Rescue, Thurston County SAR and Southwest … [Read more...]


October 26, 2016 8:00 pm   At approximately 5pm this afternoon searchers located the body of Melvin Burtch at the base of Table Mountain in Skamania County north of the Bonneville Dam.  Burtch started out on Tuesday morning for a day hike to Table Mountain and was last heard from at 2pm Tuesday … [Read more...]

Search Underway For Overdue Beaverton, Oregon Man

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting search operations in the Columbia River Gorge north of Bonneville Dam for an overdue 31 year old man from Beaverton Oregon. Melvin Burtch left with 2 dogs on Tuesday October 25, 2016 for a day hike to the Table Mountain area above … [Read more...]

2016 Sheriff’s Office Newsletter

Ever wonder what is new here at our office?  This years newsletter covers topics from just about every department of the Sheriffs Office. Click on the link below to find out more. … [Read more...]

Man Up Crusade

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the Skamania County Fair Board and Stevenson Business Association to bring awareness to domestic violence at this year’s fair and parade.  We are excited to be working with the “manupcrusade”, which is a non-profit organization committed to … [Read more...]

********UPDATE*******Missing Person

August 18, 2016 The Skamania County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of the public who shared this post and participated in the search for Mr. L'Hommedieu. Matthew L'Hommedieu was located in Pendlelton, OR yesterday 08/17/16. Local law enforcement contacted him and verified that he is … [Read more...]

Life Flight Responds To Curly Creek For Motorcycle Accident

Skamania County Sheriff's Office received a report of a motorcycle accident on Curly Creek Road.  Life Flight was utilized to make sure the rider involved received the needed medical attention as soon as possible.  Sheriff Dave Brown tweeted "Responded to a motorcycle collision on the curly creek … [Read more...]

Fatal Fall At Lava Canyon

  July 18, 2016   On Sunday, July 17, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a subject being swept over the falls at Lava Canyon. The area in question is 20 miles northeast of Cougar, Washington off of the USFS 83 Road in the Gifford Pinchot National … [Read more...]

A Statement From The Sheriff

Today, like every day, I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Skamania County Sheriff's Office. They are the finest, hardest working, most dedicated lawmen and women anywhere. They will nurse, warn, beg, plead and look for ways to help you, unless you cross that line, then they will do … [Read more...]

Wild Fire Investigated As Arson

June 10, 2016   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with investigators from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, is investigating a fire that is believed to have been intentionally set. Fire crews and law enforcement responded to a logging site Thursday … [Read more...]