Washington: Battle Ground Police net 3 in drug probe; Vancouver Police & State Patrol DUI dragnet grabs 2

Washington State Patrol cruiser

Washington State Patrol

Vancouver Police Department

Vancouver, Wash. – On October 14, 2017, law enforcement officers from the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments and Washington State Patrol, with assistance from the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA), conducted a DUI emphasis under the new Vancouver Police Department Collaborative Grant. This is the third year the Washington Traffic Safety Commission has awarded the Vancouver Police Department this grant, which focuses on reducing impaired driving fatal crashes in Clark County and Vancouver. The new grant was approved in June 2017, took effect October 1, 2017, and runs through September 30, 2018.  This year’s grant was approved in the amount of $149,420.00 and will be used for officer overtime to conduct additional DUI patrols, marketing, and training.

Vancouver Police reported that the following are the results of the DUI emphasis:

Hours worked:          25

Contacts:                  29

DUI arrests:                 2

Citations:                   12

Warnings:                  22

Other Arrests:              2

These additional DUI patrols will be scheduled around weekends, holidays and events throughout the year. The next DUI emphasis will occur on October 28, 2017.

Battle Ground Police drug raid photo b

Three Charged with Drug Ring

From Battle Ground Police:

Police say that on Friday, October 13, 2017, after several month investigations, Battle Ground police officers served a warrant and made three drug-related arrests at a residence located at 1908 SW 6th Street in Battle Ground.

Arrested for Possession of a

Battle Ground Police drug raid netted 3 arrests and drugs

Controlled Substance:
• Samuel E. Norton, DOB 02/29/1988,
• Erica C. Tyler, DOB 01/14/1987
Arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver:
• Matthew E Norton DOB 10/04/1992

While serving the warrant, officers also located a loaded handgun and $3,500 in cash. They found the house littered with syringes and other drug paraphernalia. An 11-month old child, who was at the residence at the time of the search, was placed in the care of a family member under the direction of Child Protective Services.

The Clark County Regional Drug and Safe Streets Task Forces supported the Battle Ground Police Department throughout the investigation and at the time of the arrests.

Police Chief Bob Richardson commended the action of a neighboring resident who reported concerns about suspicious activity at the location. “This individual contacted us and then provided key information over several months,” Chief Richardson said, “Information that aided our detectives in the investigation and the resulting arrests.”

Charges on all three suspects have been forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office.


Recent DUI arrest bookings in the Clark County Washington Jail:

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