Jerzy Shedlock, The Columbian

Jerzy Shedlock

The Columbian

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Past articles by Jerzy:

Vancouver police seek help finding man, 20, involved in I-5 crash

Samuel A. Stockett, 20, was involved in a hit-and-run crash with a tractor-trailer at 3:47 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a Vancouver Police Department news release. → Read More

Vancouver police respond to three separate crashes involving vehicles striking light poles

Vancouver police officers responded to three crashes overnight Wednesday, including one fatal wreck, all involving vehicles driving into light poles. → Read More

Vancouver fire crews battle two commercial blazes in one night

The Vancouver Fire Department responded to two commercial fires overnight Wednesday, saving both businesses from destruction. → Read More

Two Vancouver residents robbed at gunpoint in Cascade Park West

Two Vancouver residents who had just returned home Monday night were robbed at gunpoint by three possibly juvenile suspects. → Read More

Investigation into fatal police shooting of Black man in Hazel Dell completed

Regional investigators reported Monday that they have finished looking into the February fatal police shooting of a 30-year-old Black man in Hazel Dell. → Read More

Electrical issue sparked West Hazel Dell house fire

An extension cord with an adapter, which had multiple devices plugged into it, malfunctioned and ignited the fire at the home in the 5700 block of Alki Road, Clark County Deputy Fire Marshal Jason Knoble said. → Read More

Rags spontaneously combusted, sparking Sherwood-area fire

A house fire Tuesday in Clark County’s Sherwood neighborhood was caused by discarded staining rags that spontaneously combusted. → Read More

Space heater sparks Vancouver mobile home fire

A Vancouver mobile home fire on March 27 that displaced a family of five was caused by a portable space heater. → Read More

Furniture against heater caused Sifton-area fire

A March 27 fire that displaced seven people from two apartments in the Sifton area was caused by a piece of furniture placed against a wall heater. → Read More

Vancouver apartment fire sparked by cooking equipment placed by combustible materials

An apartment fire March 26 in Vancouver’s Mountain View neighborhood was caused by a cooking appliance placed too close to combustible materials, according to a city fire marshal. → Read More

Investigation continues into fatal police shooting of Black man in Hazel Dell

Law enforcement tasked with investigating the fatal police shooting of a 30-year-old Black man in Hazel Dell say they anticipate they'll finalize their findings within the next week. → Read More

Clark County law enforcement plan extra patrols in April amid distracted driving jump

The state's Traffic Safety Commission announced Wednesday an increase in enforcement patrols in Clark County amid a surge of distracted driving. → Read More

Rollover crash in Brush Prairie sends one to hospital

A single-vehicle rollover crash Sunday night in Brush Prairie seriously injured a passenger, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Mistrial declared in Clark County attempted murder case due to COVID-19-related issue

A mistrial was declared Wednesday morning for a man accused of stabbing his grandfather in April 2018 after jurors expressed concerns about COVID-19 and asked to be excused. → Read More

Semi crashes, dumps load of lumber on state Highway 14 near Camas

A tractor-trailer truck crashed into a concrete median on state Highway 14 near Camas on Monday morning, toppling its load of lumber onto the freeway. → Read More

Vancouver man caught in sexting sting pleads guilty

A 34-year-old Vancouver man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Oregon to sending sexually explicit emails and text messages to an undercover officer posing online as a 13-year-old girl. → Read More

Camas man, 31, faces vehicular homicide charge

A 31-year-old Camas man faces allegations of vehicular homicide in connection with a head-on collision in the eastern Clark County city in November. → Read More

Firefighters battling house blaze in West Hazel Dell

The first arriving crew reported there was an active fire in a small home. Smoke was billowing from the front of the building, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. → Read More

Vancouver man stabbed answering woman’s cries for help

A 44-year-old man was stabbed when he intervened in an incident along the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail early Monday. → Read More

Law enforcement activity stalls traffic on southbound I-5 near Ridgefield

Law enforcement activity on southbound Interstate 5 near Ridgefield has blocked a lane of traffic and caused a miles-long backup. → Read More