Jessie Stensland

Oak Harbor man who resisted police arrested

A confrontation between Oak Harbor police and a man who was acting erratically turned violent when officers tried to restrain him in a parking lot… Continue reading

Counselor charged with unprofessional conduct

A mental health counselor in Oak Harbor has been charged with unprofessional conduct, according to a notice from the state Department of Health. Todd Webb… Continue reading

Three dog afternoon | Island scanner

Tuesday, May 19 At 5:46 p.m., a caller reported that a Greenbank girl claimed her father keeps her locked in her room all day. At… Continue reading

Fire damages Fleet Reserve building

The Fleet Reserve Building in Oak Harbor was damaged in a mid-morning fire Sunday, the Oak Harbor Fire Department reported. Fire Chief Ray Merrill said… Continue reading

Man accused of sending child porn

A 38-year-old Oak Harbor man is being held in jail after he was accused of sending child pornography over an online messaging application Kik, according… Continue reading

Man charged with raping teenager

An Anacortes resident is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at a gathering on North Whidbey following a funeral in January, according to court… Continue reading

‘Fascist paradigm” bemoaned | Island Scanner

Thursday, May 14 At 5:26 a.m., a Main Street resident reported seeing a suspicious “low riding” Winnebago. At 9:16 a.m., a caller reported that someone… Continue reading

Editorial: COVID responses should continue as we reopen

Island County residents have taken the response to the pandemic seriously. That shouldn’t end now that things are gradually changing and the local economy reopening.… Continue reading

One-shoe man breaks into Burger King, cooks food

A man broke into Burger King in Oak Harbor overnight and cooked himself some food with his shirt off and wearing just one shoe on… Continue reading

COVID-19 news remains good in Island County

The news about COVID-19 in Island County is remarkably good, but public health officials urge continued vigilance. Public Health Director Keith Higman said the county… Continue reading

Island County employees targets of employment benefits fraud

About 30 employees of Island County government are victims of a complex Nigerian scheme to steal unemployment benefits. Melanie Bacon, human resources director, said the… Continue reading

Jury trials will resume after pandemic delay

The biggest challenge Island County Superior Court will face after emergency orders come to an end is holding jury trials that are safe in a… Continue reading

Sand build-up leads to closure of Mutiny Bay boat ramp

The boat launch at Mutiny Bay will remain closed due to sand obstructing access until Island County officials can work out a deal with neighbors,… Continue reading

Restaurants, retail and other businesses in Island County can reopen under variance

Restaurants can serve people at tables inside, stylists can start cutting hair, groomers can groom dogs and retail businesses can open their doors. All of… Continue reading

Submerged car pulled from Whidbey lake

There was no body, no kilos of China white and no soggy cash inside a Ford Taurus that was raised from the depths of a… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth CEO’s contract extended for another year

The CEO of WhidbeyHealth will continue to steer the hospital district through the pandemic crisis for another year. During a meeting last week, members of… Continue reading

Commissioners ask governor for variance

Island County commissioners asked Gov. Jay Inslee for special permission to allow some small businesses to get back to work immediately instead of waiting for… Continue reading

Greenbank man accused of raping unconscious woman

A 36-year-old Greenbank man is in jail after he was allegedly caught raping an unconscious woman at his home April 26, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Woman accused of hitting sleeping man with beer bottle

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor woman is accused of hitting a sleeping man on the head with a beer bottle, according to court documents. Alexandra Culdice… Continue reading

Hospital resuming elective surgeries

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center officials have a timeline for reopening services, clinics and even its cafe as the community gradually recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.… Continue reading