Jessie Stensland

Loaded and barefoot | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Tuesday, May 21 At 7:14 a.m., there was a report of… Continue reading

Registered offender pleads guilty to rape

A registered sex offender who raped a woman at a group home in Coupeville is facing time in prison. Bilal Alfaruqi, 31, of Oak Harbor,… Continue reading

Roaming bear is returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search for companionship took him to 11 different islands, including Whidbey. The teenage black… Continue reading

Lane reduction planned for work at Banta Road intersection

On Thursday, a section of State Highway 20 north of Oak Harbor will be reduced to a single lane as a construction project continues, according… Continue reading

City nets tidy profit on sale of property

Oak Harbor sold a parcel of gravel-rich property for twice its appraised value. The earnings will be earmarked for future parks projects. Last week, the… Continue reading

Navy mum on whether Growler pilots saw UFOs

‘Pilots are seeing things that shouldn’t be there because it’s restricted air space’

Former cultural resources manager a ‘preservation hero’

The former manager of NAS Whidbey Island Cultural Resources, a department at the base, was recently named a “preservation hero” by the state Department of… Continue reading

Oak Harbor police warn of car prowl spree

Someone has been on a car prowling spree across Oak Harbor for the past month or two, according to the police department. Chief Kevin Dresker… Continue reading

Flying the flag for Memorial Day

Members of a Search and Rescue crew from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island hang along with a flag from a helicopter as it flew above… Continue reading

Pair accused of trying to obtain life insurance on son with cancer

A Whidbey Island couple is accused of trying to fraudulently obtain a life insurance policy on a child after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer… Continue reading

Motorcyclists injured in crash Monday

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured when their Harley Davidson was struck by a pickup on State Highway 20 south of Coupeville on Memorial Day. The… Continue reading

Eagle shot | Island Scanner

The following items were chosen from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, May 16 At 1:53 a.m., a Humphrey Road resident reported… Continue reading

Man on the run enters Oak Harbor house without permission

A 22-year-old man on the run from the law went into a house without permission and stashed his drugs, according to court documents. A deputy… Continue reading

Navy officer pleads guilty to lesser charge of assault

A Navy flight officer who was assigned to a squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will no longer face attempted murder charges related to… Continue reading

Splash park name decided in contest

Children will be splashing and having fun at Shipwreck Shores this summer. That’s the name picked by a committee of Oak Harbor officials and residents… Continue reading

Road repair tax headed to the ballot

This November, Oak Harbor residents will likely get the chance to vote on a sales tax increase to fix and maintain city streets. Last year,… Continue reading

Fire destroys fifth wheeler

Firefighters with North Whidbey Fire and Rescue extinguish a fire that destroyed a fifth wheel trailer at a home on West Beach Road Wednesday afternoon.… Continue reading

Plan for more cops on street gets nod

Changes are coming to the Oak Harbor Police Department. Tuesday, Oak Harbor City Council members approved Chief Kevin Dresker’s plan that will result in more… Continue reading

A day for tributes

This year’s Memorial Day ceremony to be stirring, memorable

Gas thief | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, May 8 At 7:25 a.m., a resident reported finding a… Continue reading