Jessie Stensland

Two sex offenders, 1 meeting

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown will speak at a meeting in Oak Harbor April 30 about two registered sex offenders who are moving into the community.

Youth leader could clear his record

The on-again, off-again case against a former Oak Harbor youth leader accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a teenager has been resolved in a rather unique way this week.

Dog on bed sparks violence

A fight over a dog on a bed escalated into violence and ultimately ended with a jail sentence for a 42-year-old Oak Harbor man.

Borrowed-car chase leads to jail

A 24-year-old Oak Harbor man who tried to flee from police in a moderate-speed chase has ended up in jail.

Sex offender ordered here

A high-risk, Level 3 sex offender who’s getting out of prison in May wanted to move to Everett, where he had been offered housing. But officials from the Department of Corrections, citing a new state law, are instead sending him to Oak Harbor, where he will live on the streets.

Man bites guard, goes to jail

A 20-year-old Oak Harbor man was sentenced to jail for biting a jailer on the leg. As part of a plea bargain, Jaquan Wilson pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court April 21 to assault in the third degree. A charge of second-degree malicious mischief was dismissed.

Man charged with assaulting woman

A 30-year-old Coupeville man is accused of assaulting a woman who had a protection order against him, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Joseph Pfaendler in Island County Superior Court with assault in violation of a protection order. He could face from six months to a year in jail if convicted of the charge. Pfaendler pleaded not guilty March 31.

Governor intervenes in sex offender move

Gov. Christine Gregoire personally saw to it that a high-risk, Level 3 sex offender won’t be roaming the streets of Oak Harbor.

Interview with a vampire filmmaker on Whidbey

A Seattle police detective and the leader of the entire race of vampires will be duking it out on Whidbey Island this month.

Candidates follow the money

A great deal of money is already flowing into campaigns that need to woo Whidbey Island voters.

Man charged with abusing woman

A 28-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of forcing a woman to stay in her home and making her walk across cut glass, court documents show.

Baby hides loot at Wal-Mart

A 19-year-old woman accused of hiding stolen loot under her baby and punching a Wal-Mart security employee is wanted on a $10,000 bench warrant, court records show.

Larsen opts for Obama, not Clinton

Second District Rep. Rick Larsen announced Thursday that he’s giving throwing his support as a superdelegate to Sen. Barack Obama.

Airport destined for sale by auction

The future of the Oak Harbor Airport is still up in the air as two dueling auctions are scheduled for the property.

County road shop thief sentenced

A former employee at the county road shop who stole thousands of dollars from the Island County Public Works Union may end up serving a sentence at his home in Utah.

Whidbey retailers look for sales boost

All combined, Oak Harbor residents will receive an estimated $10.2 million from the federal government in economic stimulus checks this spring.

Student diver feared lost

The Coast Guard suspended a search Monday night for a missing diver at Rosario Beach.

City growth effort loses round

A three-year effort that could have ultimately led to 105 acres of the Fakkema Farm coming into the city of Oak Harbor has fallen back a couple of steps this week.

Child porn on a stick left at park

A 25-year-old Oak Harbor man who works with youth on the Navy base was caught with child pornography after he apparently dropped a memory stick at Fort Nugent Park, court records state.

Accused leg stabber could go to jail

A 28-year-old Oak Harbor man accusing of stabbing a woman in the leg is being held on $200,000 bail.