Jessie Stensland

Parents brace for possible school strike

While students may be ecstatic about the prospect of schools closing, parents possibly left in the lurch may not be so happy about the idea.Oak… Continue reading

Islanders flock to caucuses: Dems favor Obama

Democratic organizers were expecting a healthy 250 or so people to show up for the North Whidbey caucus Saturday.They got twice that.In a reflection of… Continue reading

Theft from union charged

County fires road worker

Judge takes a bite out of crime

A 20-year-old Oak Harbor man is not supposed to bite people.Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock recently set Jaquan Wilson’s bail at $2,500 and took the… Continue reading

Woman allegedly threatened with knife

A 34-year-old Oak Harbor man is facing charges for allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend with a knife, according to court documents.Prosecutors charged Larry Gaspar… Continue reading

Life rafts for all

Steilacoom II is only ferry fully equipped

Suspect denies sexual assault

A 26-year-old Oak Harbor man could face more than five years in prison for allegedly sexually assaulting a friend, according to court documents.Prosecutors charged Daniel… Continue reading

Plane crash claims Oak Harbor woman

An Oak Harbor woman was killed Saturday afternoon when an experimental aircraft crashed nose first in a field just south of Stanwood city limits.The Snohomish… Continue reading

Sailor charged in club shooting

Two injured, including himself


Police watch highway closely

Transient accused of stalking woman

A 41-year-old transient is accused of stalking a woman at the Oak Harbor Wal-Mart, according to court documents.Brian Kiger pleaded not guilty in Island County… Continue reading

Suspect sought in retirement center thefts

A 27-year-old man accused of stealing prescription medicine from residents of a retirement center is wanted on a $10,000 bench warrant, according to court documents.Prosecutors… Continue reading

Airplane crash victim identified

A 34-year-old Oak Harbor woman killed in an airplane accident near Stanwood Feb. 16 was identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner as Carri Enquist.Enquist,… Continue reading

Fired deputy files complaint

Wallace wants $1.475 million from county

Bow incident called assault

By JESSIE STENSLANDStaff reporterA 46-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of threatening his roommate with a bow and arrow, according to documents filed in Island… Continue reading

Car rolls, driver injured

A 59-year-old Oak Harbor woman who was in a rollover accident at Sharpes Corner Feb. 24 was arrested for suspicion of DUI, according to the… Continue reading

Before speed kills, neighbors want action

Jo and Jon Lacy didn’t realize that the quiet neighborhood they moved into last summer had a surprising danger.Drivers in the northwest area of Oak… Continue reading

Woman avoids prison through plea bargain

A 33-year-old former Oak Harbor woman who was charged with assaulting a man she had previously stabbed in the chest agreed to a plea bargain,… Continue reading

Strong arm robbers sought

Oak Harbor police are looking for three bandana-wearing suspects in a strong arm robbery that occurred near Kmart Monday afternoon.Just before 2 p.m., a man… Continue reading

Is 15 days enough?

Victim of thief wanted more time