Jessie Stensland

As smoke clears, burn ban reverts to Type I

Now that smoke has cleared from the skies over Whidbey, Island County’s burn ban has reverted back to Type I. The Northwest Clean Air Agency… Continue reading

Man accused of sex crime over mobile app

A New York state resident was summoned to appear in Island County Superior Court Sept. 4 on a sex-crime charge, according to court documents. Austin… Continue reading

Accused rapist’s bail unchanged

A judge declined to lower bail for a man accused of raping a woman on North Whidbey a year ago. Carlos A. Martinez, 25, appeared… Continue reading

Woman accused of impersonation

A Clinton woman could face jail time for allegedly impersonating a golf course employee and collecting money, according to court documents. Prosecutors recently charged Tamara… Continue reading

Man arrested after car chase

A 30-year-old man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through Oak Harbor Aug. 23. A trooper with the Washington State Patrol reported… Continue reading

$32,000 shed will house City of Oak Harbor’s biosolids

The dried brown stuff produced by Oak Harbor’s treatment facility will make a temporary layover behind the public works building on the north end of… Continue reading

Accused rapist to appear in court Monday

A Bellingham man wanted on a $100,000 warrant on suspicion of rape in the second degree by forcible compulsion turned himself in, according to court… Continue reading

Homeless man accused in Airsoft assault in parking lot of Oak Harbor Safeway

A homeless man with possible mental health problems is accused of shooting a man with an Airsoft pistol in Oak Harbor, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Plans fall in place for park revamp

A whole different Windjammer

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