Jessie Stensland

Fire destroys fifth wheeler

Firefighters with North Whidbey Fire and Rescue extinguish a fire that destroyed a fifth wheel trailer at a home on West Beach Road Wednesday afternoon.… Continue reading

Plan for more cops on street gets nod

Changes are coming to the Oak Harbor Police Department. Tuesday, Oak Harbor City Council members approved Chief Kevin Dresker’s plan that will result in more… Continue reading

A day for tributes

This year’s Memorial Day ceremony to be stirring, memorable

Gas thief | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, May 8 At 7:25 a.m., a resident reported finding a… Continue reading

Embezzlement had far-reaching consequences

A woman’s crimes brought a once-thriving business to the brink of bankruptcy, cost people their livelihoods and hurt her family. Shannon Brown’s decision to embezzle… Continue reading

‘Scary’ encounter ends without gunfire

A deputy’s report on a “scary” scene that unfolded in an Oak Harbor neighborhood earlier this month describes how he pointed his gun at a… Continue reading

Woman accused in stabbing

An Oak Harbor woman is being held in jail on $65,000 bail for allegedly stabbing a man in the chest with a kitchen knife, according… Continue reading

Bookkeeper guilty of stealing $250k

A former bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $250,000 from a Langley business over the course of three years is going to prison, according to… Continue reading

Navy investigation exposes Growler fliers’ ‘sky penis’ rationale

The “sky penis” gave Naval Air Station Whidbey Island unwanted international exposure again this week. The Navy News published a story based on the Navy’s… Continue reading

Meeting on homeless problems turns emotional

An Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday night provided the police chief with the chance to explain what the police are doing — and… Continue reading

Island Transit adding service between base, Navy housing

Navy personnel who live in base housing will be able to get a free lift to work. Island Transit recently announced that it is starting… Continue reading

Trespassing chickens | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, March 2 At 1:24 a.m., a Teronda Drive resident reported… Continue reading

Filing week opens with surprises

Candidate filing week began with a couple of surprises. A few candidates who hadn’t previously announced their intention to run for office signed up as… Continue reading

Oak Harbor asks Navy to pay $39 million to connect to city sewer system

If the Navy wants to connect toilets and sinks on the Seaplane Base and surrounding housing to Oak Harbor’s new sewage treatment plant, it’s going… Continue reading

Gambling tax proposal changes again

The city of Oak Harbor’s new gambling taxes will likely be significantly lower than originally proposed. Under an ordinance that will come to council next… Continue reading

Couple comes home to find an intruder; appliances, TV gone

A couple returned home after being gone a couple of weeks to find an uninvited man sitting inside their South Whidbey home May 7. The… Continue reading

Oak Harbor preschool owner accused of molesting girls

A man who owns an Oak Harbor daycare with his wife is accused of raping and molesting three young girls, according to court documents. Coy… Continue reading

Robber sought on $500k warrant

A man who allegedly robbed an Oak Harbor bank is wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant while his accomplice is being held in jail on… Continue reading

Women injured in one-car accident

An Oak Harbor woman was seriously injured in a one-car accident on North Whidbey Thursday night. The Washington State Patrol reported that Oak Harbor resident… Continue reading

Keystone boat launch fixes planned, but when unclear

Getting boats into the water is a little more difficult and time consuming at the boat launch next to the Coupeville ferry dock. Temporary and… Continue reading