Jessie Stensland

Woman, 42, accused of siphoning water funds

The former secretary/treasurer of a North Whidbey community association is accused of stealing more than $40,000, court records state. Johanna M. Boyle, 42, is accused… Continue reading

Prints lead to burglary suspect

Fingerprints led police to a suspect in the burglary of a South Whidbey home, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Dillon J. Tresslar, 29, in… Continue reading

Uninvited guest: Boy accused of burning hole in door of rental

A 17-year-old Mukilteo boy is accused of staying at a rental house in Clinton without permission and burning a hole in the door, according to… Continue reading

Democrat challenges self-described ‘bipartisan’

When it comes to campaigning, state Rep. Norma Smith and her challenger have very different styles. Smith, a Republican who lives in Clinton, speaks at… Continue reading

Screaming monkey | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 1 At 8:08 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

DNA leads to charges against burglary suspect

DNA evidence led to a criminal charge being filed against a man who allegedly stole Depression-era glassware and other items from a Central Whidbey property… Continue reading

Larsen passing on Growler concerns to Pentagon

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is paying attention to concerns Central Whidbey residents have about a proposed increase in Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft practice at a… Continue reading

Fake $50 | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Sept. 27 At 12:26 a.m., a Childrens Avenue resident reported… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man, 36, arrested in Highway 20 crash Oct. 7

An Oak Harbor man was arrested after causing an accident on State Highway 20 near Coupeville on Oct. 7, the Washington State Patrol reported. Christopher… Continue reading

Use-of-force expert hired by Langley arrested for felony assault

A Pierce County Sheriff’s sergeant who was hired by the City of Langley in a police use-of-force investigation was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault,… Continue reading

Sending a sign

With increase in Growler training flights close to approval, hundreds rally against noise

En-deering video from Coupeville game goes viral

A football game in Coupeville last weekend made national news and spawned a viral video. A blacktail deer ran down the middle of the field… Continue reading

$200 check in mail for some Oak Harbor residents

Some Oak Harbor residents who live in the Swantown area will be getting a $200 check in the mail. The city of Oak Harbor’s finance… Continue reading

Council nixes RV dump station

Oak Harbor city officials decided not to build a facility to accept dirty toilet water from recreational vehicles because of the high cost. Council members… Continue reading

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                                The former bank building on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor is being torn down. The site will be converted to parking for the new sewage treatment plant.

Old bank knocked down for parking

Big machines, but no wrecking ball or dynamite, are being used to reduce the former Whidbey Island Bank on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor to… Continue reading

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                                The former bank building on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor is being torn down. The site will be converted to parking for the new sewage treatment plant.

Cost of recycling doubles for city

A change in China’s policy on recyclable materials is costing the City of Oak Harbor more money. So far, however, ratepayers won’t be affected by… Continue reading

Navy releases final EIS on Growlers

The Navy released the final Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, Friday on EA-18 Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The voluminous document, however,… Continue reading

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                                Island County Sheriff Mark Brown stands in front of the law and justice center.

Sheriff Brown will walk off into sunset

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown’s career in law enforcement will come to in end in a few months after 44 years on the job. Brown… Continue reading

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                                Island County Sheriff Mark Brown stands in front of the law and justice center.

Officers assaulted by mentally ill

Three people with mental health problems were charged in the last couple months for assaulting police officers, according to court documents. On Sept. 15, a… Continue reading

Deputy who fired fatal shots named

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released the name today of the deputy who fired shots that killed a man in Oak Harbor Sunday. The deputy… Continue reading