Jessie Stensland

County moves to end camping at Ebey’s Landing

There’s been an explosion of unregulated campers leaving trash, gray water and animal feces at Ebey’s.

Navy unit explodes munitions at Lake Hancock

The Navy is still finding munitions at a site that was once used as a World War II bombing range.

Auditor issues 2 findings against hospital

The audit found that the hospital district is two years behind in submitting complete and accurate annual financial reports and doesn’t have adequate controls to prevent the misappropriation or misuse of “theft-sensitive assets.”

County adopts new pandemic-related pay bump

Most full-time employees of Island County government will receive an extra $2,880 in “premium pay” funded through federal relief funds.

Man accused of crawling through window

Prosecutors charged Matthew C. Powell, 35, with burglary in the first degree, unlawful imprisonment and assault in the fourth degree.

In Our Opinion: Meetings should be recorded, posted online even after COVID

One of the few silver linings of the pandemic has been the increased access to local government as meetings are livestreamed so anyone with internet… Continue reading

Big kitty heist reported | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, July 31 At 11:11 a.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man credits vaccine for mild symptoms during 2nd bout with COVID-19

Meanwhile, cases have skyrocketed among the unvaccinated population.

Bartender thrown into street, run over while intervening in a fight

A bartender suffered “a severed bicep” when he was thrown into the street and run over Saturday night.

Child molester sentenced to prison

A man convicted of molesting two girls will spend at least eight years and two months in prison.

Caller says drunk people, dynamite don’t mix | Island Scanner

Wednesday, July 28 At 10:51 a.m., a Torpedo Road resident reported that someone dumped 12 large bags of garbage nearby. At 11:42 a.m., a caller… Continue reading

Man convicted even after victim recanted

Joshua Lucas was sentenced to three months in jail and three months of electronic home monitoring.

Something’s afoot at the 7-Eleven | Island Scanner

The following calls were gathered from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, July 21 At 12:13 a.m., a Maxwelton Road resident reported… Continue reading

Spate of officers leaving Whidbey

Whidbey’s two largest law enforcement offices are losing significant numbers of officers this year.

Trial delayed for suspect in fiance’s murder

The trial has been delayed so the defense attorney can obtain another expert consultant.

Oak Harbor absent from sewage treatment awards

Oak Harbor’s $150 million facility was not among the top performers because of several problems.

Real estate prices still soaring across island

The price of homes in Island County continued to skyrocket as competition for homes eased slightly.

Fatal accident renews calls for no-passing zone

Residents of a road that was the site of a fatal motorcycle crash are asking for a no-passing zone.

This little piggy causes trouble | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, July 14 At 2:28 a.m., firefighters reported that a man… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of raping kindergartners

Prosecutors charged Peter L. Lambert, 46, with four counts of rape of a child in the first degree.