Jessie Stensland

Accused child rapist jailed without bail for contacting victims

An Oak Harbor man charged with 30 counts of sexually abusing children from his church violated court orders by calling one of his alleged victims from the Island County jail, according to the prosecutor's office.

Prisoner faces child abuse charge

A former Oak Harbor man serving time for raping a child is accused of mistreating a toddler who suffered a brain injury, court documents state.

Knife-wielding man charged

A 19-year-old Coupeville man accused of crawling into his girlfriend’s home armed with a kitchen knife pleaded not guilty to a felony charge that could land him in prison, court documents show.

Rape suspect lodged in Nevada prison

A 27-year-old man currently serving time in a Nevada prison is wanted on a $100,000 warrant out of Island County Superior Court.

Female fracas leads to assault charge

A 22-year-old Oak Harbor woman accused of breaking a bottle over another woman’s head appeared in court last week.

Man wanted for brain-eating threat

A 49-year-old Bellingham resident accused of using racial slurs and threatening to kill an Oak Harbor man is wanted on a $10,000 warrant, court documents show.

Maverick saga ends with jail, gelding

An Oak Harbor woman who neglected a stallion named Maverick was recently sentenced to electronic home monitoring.

Otter Pandemonium: They’re cute but they smell bad

Whidbey may be devoid of true rivers, but that hasn’t stopped river otters from proliferating on the island and all around Puget Sound.

Cop killer’s nephew charged

The nephew of a South Whidbey cop killer threatened to murder a deputy after he and a friend were arrested for an attempted burglary July 22, court documents indicate.

Seal celebrity’s life ends abruptly

Concho the seal pup died this week.

Rape suspect lodged in Nevada prison

A 27-year-old man currently serving time in a Nevada prison is wanted on a $100,000 warrant out of Island County Superior Court.

Former base doctor faces lawsuit

The daughter of a man who died from an allergic reaction in 2005 recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a former doctor at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.

Two Dems hope to unseat Bailey

Each of the three women vying to represent the more than 120,000 people of the 10th District in the state House of Representatives have distinct issues at the top of their agendas.

Babysitter faces 30 counts of molesting children

A 21-year-old Oak Harbor resident who admitted to molesting boys and girls, ages 3 to 12, while he was babysitting them is facing 30 counts of sex-crime charges, according to court documents.

Oak Harbor, Navy renegotiate sewage treatment contract

The Navy has agreed to pay a new rate for sewage treatment on the Seaplane Base that is about 10 times what it’s been over the last two decades.

Whidbey: Man shot but keeps mum about it

A man who arrived at Whidbey General Hospital with a gunshot wound early Friday morning will not cooperate with detectives. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said the 41-year-old Seattle man had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left leg. He came to the hospital at about 5:30 a.m., but was then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.

Boy found after large search of Central Whidbey

Deputies, firefighters and others searched Central Whidbey this afternoon for a 17-year-old boy who was possibly suicidal.The effort ended happily at about 5:10 p.m. The… Continue reading

Whidbey patrol plane lands safely after fire on board

A fire on board a P-3 Orion was extinguished before the aging aircraft landed safely at the Ault Field base of Whidbey Island Naval Air… Continue reading

Special agent probes seal pup abduction

A special agent is investigating four people who may have violated federal law by hauling around a seal pup found near the Coupeville Wharf.

Fidalgo porks out for block party

It’s hard to know what will draw the most people to the First Annual Fidalgo Avenue Block Party and Free Pig Roast.