Jessie Stensland

Pair accused of trying to obtain life insurance on son with cancer

A Whidbey Island couple is accused of trying to fraudulently obtain a life insurance policy on a child after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer… Continue reading

Motorcyclists injured in crash Monday

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured when their Harley Davidson was struck by a pickup on State Highway 20 south of Coupeville on Memorial Day. The… Continue reading

Eagle shot | Island Scanner

The following items were chosen from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, May 16 At 1:53 a.m., a Humphrey Road resident reported… Continue reading

Man on the run enters Oak Harbor house without permission

A 22-year-old man on the run from the law went into a house without permission and stashed his drugs, according to court documents. A deputy… Continue reading

Navy officer pleads guilty to lesser charge of assault

A Navy flight officer who was assigned to a squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will no longer face attempted murder charges related to… Continue reading

Splash park name decided in contest

Children will be splashing and having fun at Shipwreck Shores this summer. That’s the name picked by a committee of Oak Harbor officials and residents… Continue reading

Road repair tax headed to the ballot

This November, Oak Harbor residents will likely get the chance to vote on a sales tax increase to fix and maintain city streets. Last year,… Continue reading

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