Jessie Stensland

Man accused of raping woman after bailing out of jail for assaulting her

A Langley resident raped his girlfriend in Skagit County after bailing out of jail on charges that he assaulted the same woman and threatened to… Continue reading

Morning fire leaves Oak Harbor family displaced

Nobody was injured in an early morning house fire in Oak Harbor Saturday, but the blaze displaced a family, according to the Oak Harbor Fire… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman sent to prison for striking officer with car, fleeing the scene

A 33-year-old Oak Harbor woman who fled from police in her car on three different occasions, striking an officer and a patrol vehicle in one… Continue reading

Wray quits commissioner race, endorses Curt Gordon

The six-person race for Island County commissioner is now down to five. Coupeville resident Gary Wray, a Republican, said this week that he’s dropping out… Continue reading

Man who appeared in reality show accused of robbing bank

A former South Whidbey resident whose family was featured in the reality show “Super Nanny” is accused of robbing a bank in Freeland a few… Continue reading

Justice sought for cat injured with fireworks

A North Whidbey woman is starting a reward fund for information leading to the person or people responsible for causing a horrific injury to a… Continue reading

County garbage rates dropping off

The fees Island County charges for dropping off garbage or pumping out sewage at its facilities near Coupeville is changing on July 31, but it’s… Continue reading

15-year-old boy arrested in alleged wrench assault

A 15-year-old boy who brought a wrench to a fistfight is facing a felony assault charge, according to court documents. Two Oak Harbor teenagers got… Continue reading

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Man sought on $75K warrant after skipping court

An Anacortes man is wanted on a $75,000 arrest warrant after failing to show up for a hearing at which the deputy prosecutor was going… Continue reading

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Clinton man accused of having images of child rape

A Clinton resident is accused of possessing images of children as young as 2 years old being raped, according to court documents. Christopher A. Knowles,… Continue reading

Makeup bag heist uncovered | Island Scanner

Thursday, June 18 At 10:04 a.m., a caller on Alliance Avenue reported that “they need to let me know what I want.” At 1:04 p.m.,… Continue reading

COVID-19 uptick deemed no cause for alarm

Thirteen additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Island County in the last two weeks, putting the total at 195 since the start of… Continue reading

LIHI appealing court ruling against downtown housing project

The nonprofit organization that attempted to build low-income housing in downtown Oak Harbor is appealing a judge’s ruling that appeared to put an end to… Continue reading

Project aims to ID source of algae bloom catalyst in lake

Broken down septic tanks, non-constipated geese or farming activities, or possibly a combination of factors, have amassed nutrients in Lone Lake on South Whidbey for… Continue reading

Giant garage sale going online

The Coupeville Lions Club is adapting to a COVID-19 world by running the “biggest and best” garage sale in cyberspace. The members of the club… Continue reading

Whidbey law enforcers differ on use of carotid hold

Law enforcement agencies on Whidbey Island have a range of policies when it comes to the carotid control hold, also known as the sleeper hold… Continue reading

Superintendent: It’s ‘unrealistic’ to expect 5-year-olds to wear masks

For students who dread smelling their own breath all day long underneath increasingly damp and dirty face masks, the superintendent of Oak Harbor public schools… Continue reading

Many police reforms being called for are nothing new, sheriff says

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office spent last Tuesday afternoon learning how to use different tools of force, from pepper spray to projectiles with… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man killed in crash at Deception Pass Bridge

An Oak Harbor man was killed in a head-on collision near Deception Pass Bridge Saturday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported. The reports states that… Continue reading

Man with shaved head and red poppy in mouth staring at cars | Island Scanner

Sunday, June 7 At 1:56 p.m., a caller reported that an off-leash dog went into a neighbor’s house and attacked the neighbor. The caller said… Continue reading