Jessie Stensland

County commissioners rescind COVID bonuses

Money will likely still be coming to county employees, just in a different form.


Murderer of deputies continues appeals pro se

A man who killed two deputies 34 years ago is still trying to appeal his murder convictions.


Oak Harbor man sent to prison for assault of mother, ex-wife

An Oak Harbor man threatened to shoot his mother and ex-wife and hit his ex-wife twice with his car.


Lillian and Amanda Stanwood

Community rallies to help Coupeville family after crash

Amanda Stanwood and her daughter walked away from a collision that could have been fatal.

Lillian and Amanda Stanwood

Four county officials fined for public disclosure violations

The elected officials failed to publicly report their financial holdings prior to a state deadline.

Goat murder, goat-napping suspected | Island Scanner

The following calls were gathered from reports made to the Island County Sheriffs Office. Friday, June 18 At 11:37 a.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Island County employees to get COVID bonuses

Most Island County employees will get pandemic bonuses, but the giveaway’s legality is unclear.

Man sentenced to prison for stabbing woman in head

James M. Kluth, 30, pleaded guilty to assault in the first degree, a domestic violence crime.

Manager accused of stealing $50K from organic farm

The suspect, Topsanna Littlestar, left her home in Clinton, and her current whereabouts are unknown.

DNA test during lab training leads to car-theft suspect

The crime lab tested the DNA from the stolen vehicle while training new technicians.

Caller recognizes Chewbacca | Island Scanner

Wednesday, June 9 At 9:57 a.m., a resident reported that a man, “ginger but balding,” was chasing a pickup on Fakkema Road. At 11:49 a.m.,… Continue reading

In Our Opinion: Welcome back, Whidbey Island Fair, how we missed ya

After a year marked by fear, divisiveness and distancing, attending the Whidbey Island Fair is the perfect way for the community to get together and… Continue reading

Naked burglar surprises couple, steals car

A North Whidbey couple were awakened in the morning of June 26 by a naked stranger in their house.

Man accused of violating order by trying to buy gun

A Navy man is facing a felony charge after trying to buy a gun against a judge’s orders.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo
A sand verbena moth is photographed at Deception Pass State Park. The park is one of few places where the rare moth lives.

State grants will protect prairies, moths on island

This week the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced the award of 342 grants statewide.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo
A sand verbena moth is photographed at Deception Pass State Park. The park is one of few places where the rare moth lives.
Michael Cheatham

Accused child molester wanted on $100K warrant

Michael Cheatham is accused of violating a court order and failed to appear at a hearing June 30.

Michael Cheatham

Lumber theft alleged | Island Scanner

The following reports were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, June 2 At 8:20 a.m., a woman reported that she… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man injured in motorcycle crash Monday

Kyle Sperling struck the side of an eastbound car while riding a motorcycle on Crescent Harbor Road.

Navy noise complaint data lost in glitches

The lost data came to light when Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve requested noise complaint records.


Salon that won PSE makeover to appear on Evening Magazine

A popular Coupeville spa and salon will be spotlighted in a reality makeover show this week.