Jessie Stensland

Navy delays release of EIS on Growlers

The Navy is delaying a decision on aircraft practice on Whidbey Island as officials consider potential changes that may significantly reduce the number of flights… Continue reading

Navy wants comments on hedgerow plan for OLF Coupeville

The Navy will plant a hedgerow and disseminate a report on the history of Outlying Field Coupeville under a proposed agreement with two history-minded agencies.… Continue reading

Yacht burns, sinks off Whidbey

A man made it to safety after a yacht caught fire off the west side of Whidbey Island Thursday night, according to the Coast Guard.… Continue reading

Deputy shoots, kills armed man on North Whidbey | Updated

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed an armed man during a struggle on North Whidbey Sunday night, according to the… Continue reading

Island Scanner: Caller reports two men in underwear yelling at cars driving by

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Wednesday, Aug. 30 At 9:46 a.m., a Northwest Dory Street resident… Continue reading


North Whidbey Park and Recreation’s levy brings in more than half of its budget. A measure to continue the levy will be on the ballot.… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Burglary leads to streaking

A man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly broke into a vacant home and partied with other people there last month, according to… Continue reading

Council may weigh in on Wrights Crossing

Members of the Oak Harbor City Council may soon get a chance to formally express their views on a large affordable-housing development proposed south of… Continue reading

Final jail review documents ‘impressive’ change

A hired consultant released a final report this month on his “Organization and Operations Review” of the 58-bed Island County Jail. Island County Sheriff Mark… Continue reading

Judge orders burglary suspect to get mental health evaluation

A homeless Oak Harbor man claiming to be a “sovereign” with diplomatic immunity was ordered by a judge to undergo a mental health evaluation. Charles… Continue reading

Alleged ceiling meat drips blood | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Aug. 7 At 8:28 p.m., a caller reported that someone… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Council approves salary increases

After delaying a decision so they could collect more information, the Oak Harbor City Council members approved a new salary schedule last week that will… Continue reading

Whidbey man accused in $1-million fraud scheme

A man running an online business out of a Coupeville home defrauded more than $1 million from customers who thought they were buying flat-screen TVs,… Continue reading

Accused dog killer could serve up to 30 months in prison

A Coupeville man accused of killing a dog with a pickaxe and threatening his mother with a chainsaw could face up to 30 months in… Continue reading

Man shot by police pleads to kidnapping

Nathan Trujillo started taking methamphetamine when he was just 13 years old and spent much of the next eight years high. That addiction nearly led… Continue reading

Plans for large Oak Harbor development face obstacles

A proposal for a large, affordable-housing development south of Oak Harbor suffered a major setback this week. On the other hand, members of the limited… Continue reading

Proposal for up to 1,500 homes near Oak Harbor faces obstacles

A limited-liability corporation is proposing a large housing development that may help ease Oak Harbor’s affordable housing crisis. The project, however, faces significant regulatory hurdles… Continue reading

Former Oak Harbor man wanted on suspicion of child molesting

A former Oak Harbor man accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl is wanted on a $150,000 arrest warrant, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Brett… Continue reading

Missing sex offender wanted on warrant

A South Whidbey sex offender who went missing is wanted on a $25,000 arrest warrant. A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office was conducting… Continue reading

Meeting and permit required for hunting on Navy base

People interested in hunting on NAS Whidbey Island property during the 2017-2018 season are invited to attend one of two “one-stop-shop” meetings being held in… Continue reading