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Man accused of rape wanted on $100k arrest warrant

A 25-year-old Bellingham man is wanted on a $100,000 warrant on suspicion of rape in the second degree by forcible compulsion, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of stalking

An Oak Harbor man is facing potential prison time for stalking his ex-wife and violating a no-contact order, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Samuel… Continue reading

Settlement proposed in Big 5 civil rights lawsuit

Big 5 Corp. reached a proposed settlement with a former employee and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, in a civil rights case involving… Continue reading

Conviction upheld in fatal crash

Court finds probable cause to draw blood without warrant

Man, 42, accused of shooting gun in homeless camps

A man accused of shooting a gun in the vicinity of a homeless camp earlier this month is facing a felony charge, court documents show.… Continue reading

Rocks to deter suicides deemed a danger

It was a nice thought, but a bad idea. A Skagit County group made TV news this week after the members left piles of rocks… Continue reading

Jeep rolls in front of hospital

A Jeep SUV hit a tree in front of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville and rolled onto its top this afternoon. The driver was transported… Continue reading

Man who wielded machete guilty of rape

A man who chased a woman with a machete and raped her at an Oak Harbor home recently pleaded guilty to felony charges. Johnson C.… Continue reading

Sex offender changes address on North Whidbey

A Level 2 sex offender has changed addresses on North Whidbey, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Robert J. Andres, 25, will be living… Continue reading

Sheriff’s investigation results in arrest of alleged heroin supplier

The Island County Sheriff’s Office focus on “drug houses” on South Whidbey has paid off. The strategy has led to multiple arrests this year, including… Continue reading

Cougar spotted | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, July 17 At 11:02 a.m., a caller reported fishermen were… Continue reading

Woman, 58, asks police to shoot her

A woman was arrested in downtown Oak Harbor last week after threatening police officers with a garden tool and asking them to shoot her, according… Continue reading

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                                Jeromy Ladwig speaks with attorney Charles Hamilton at a sentencing hearing Friday.

Man gets 12 years for fatal crash

Law blocks sentence sought by prosecutor

Photo by Emily Gilbert / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jeromy Ladwig speaks with attorney Charles Hamilton at a sentencing hearing Friday.
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Navy asks for cost quote for connecting to city sewage plant

The Navy is continuing to explore the possibility of sending its effluent to Oak Harbor’s sewage treatment plant, which is due to be completed later… Continue reading

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Sailor accused of raping teenage boy

A 31-year-old Navy sailor is accused of raping a teenage boy he met on a dating app, according to court documents. Ernie M. Chavez Jr.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Chamber set to serve up crab cakes, cocktails in the park

Oak Harbor knows how to celebrate in style. On Friday, a chamber of commerce event marking the beginning of crabbing season will feature crab racing,… Continue reading

Coffee brew has a Whidbey kick

Combining beer and coffee isn’t exactly a unique idea. There are plenty of dark stouts that were made with coffee beans and have a bold… Continue reading

Bookkeeper accused of stealing $250,000

A former bookkeeper is suspected of stealing well over $250,000 from a Langley business over a three-year-period, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged South Whidbey… Continue reading

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Whidbey case goes to court of appeals

The state Appeals Court heard arguments over a South Whidbey vehicular homicide case last week. But a final resolution in the case may still be… Continue reading

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Dead bunnies found | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, July 2 At 7:59 a.m., a woman on Hamilton Drive… Continue reading