Under the watchful eye of a Skagit County deputy, accused Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor appears in a Skagit County courtroom Monday. - Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times

$2 million bail set in mall shooting; Oak Harbor High School grad had a troubled past

  • Sep 27, 2016 at 4:23PM

Days after five people were killed in a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, the Oak Harbor community is still reeling with the knowledge that the man who committed the inconceivable act of violence is one of their own. Arcan Cetin, 20, confessed to police after he was arrested Saturday in Oak Harbor, according to the arrest warrant declaration.


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Woman seeks to reclaim three founders’ role in Oak Harbor history

  • Today at 3:00AM

If you’re looking for a historical marker honoring the three men credited with founding Oak Harbor, you’ll need to have a good eye. Near the end of City Beach Street, under a tree and partially obscured by bushes is a plaque affixed to a stone that gives a brief description of how Ulrich Freund, Clement Sumner and Zakarias Taftezon arrived on the shores of Oak Harbor in 1851 to stake their land claims.

Accused in mall shootings, Oak Harbor man appears in court

  • Sep 26, 2016 at 12:06PM

Alleged mall shooter Arcan Cetin appeared in Skagit County District Court Monday morning. He's being held on $2 million bail

Mall shooting suspect arrested in Oak Harbor | Updated

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 7:00PM updated Sep 25, 2016 at 5:47PM

A suspect is the shooting Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington was arrested in Oak Harbor today. The shooting in the women's Macy's store took the lives of five people and injured a woman.

Woman succeeds in fight to take back her neighborhood

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 7:00AM

A house of drugs and poop that was the bane of the Harvest Drive neighborhood is now vacant and cleaned up — at least on the outside.

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