Vancouver Man Dies In Boating Accident Wednesday Afternoon

10:00 AM August 17, 2012 A Vancouver man drowned Wednesday afternoon when the vessel he was riding in made a sharp turn and ejected both he and his brother into the water. Grant Kelly, 49, was pronounced dead at the Swift Forest Camp boat ramp after CPR efforts failed to revive him. The … [Read more...]

Internet Scam Results In Search Warrant And Recovered Items

Yesterday’s search of a North Bonneville, WA home resulted in the recovery of several high value items including computers and electronic tablets, which were scheduled for shipping to an overseas destination later this week.  The search involves the continuing investigation into a reported internet … [Read more...]

Dog Rescued From 150 FT Cliff Fall In Mt St Helens Area

At 8:30 AM on Monday July 23rd a 26 year old Colorado woman, on a cross country hike, was in the Mt. St. Helens area with her two dogs. While on a trail, both of the dogs went over an embankment. The owner was able to get one dog up on her own, however “Maggie” a 90 lb Bernese Mountain dog, slipped … [Read more...]

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office Launches Smart Phone Application

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new smart phone application or “app” for the public to access Sheriff’s Office information. The Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with a company called Appriss, which runs the application free of charge to the Sheriff’s Office and the public. Appriss … [Read more...]

Western States Sheriffs/National Sheriffs Oppose Expansion Of Forest Service Law Enforcement Powers

Click on the link below regarding this issue: Western States Sheriffs & National Sheriff's Oppose Expansion of Forest Service LEO Powers … [Read more...]

West Linn Man Dies In 30 Foot Fall From Falls Creek Trail Sunday

At approximately 6:30 PM Sunday evening, Skamania County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Skamania County EMS, Skamania County Fire District #1, and the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team responded to the report of a hiker that had fallen from the Falls Creek Trail approximately 15 miles north of … [Read more...]

Portland Area Woman Drowns While Kayaking On Little White Salmon River

Yesterday, June 16th, at approximately 3:00 PM, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a satellite phone call that an approximately 38 year old woman had her kayak overturn on the Little White Salmon River and CPR was in progress. Jennifer Watson, 38 of Portland, Oregon was pronounced … [Read more...]

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...]