Jessie Stensland

Baby’s DNA used as evidence in rape investigation

The Island County Prosecutor’s Office is using a baby’s DNA to try to prove the mother was raped.

In Our Opinion: Barriers to prevent bridge suicides worth considering

Two suicides at Deception Pass Bridge in July have reignited a community conversation about placing nets on the structure to prevent such tragedies. Indeed, the… Continue reading

New wave of COVID cases worries medical professionals

Island County COVID-19 cases are spiking due to the delta variant and a low vaccination rate.

Commissioners outline ideas for relief funds

Commissioners are considering spending most of $16.5 million in relief funds on one large project.

Oak Harbor business owner killed in crash

The owner of an Oak Harbor brewing company was killed in a motorcycle accident in Yakima County.

Suspicious botanist, invisible guests, satanic voicemail reported | Island Scanner

The following reports were compiled from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, July 4 At 11:57 a.m., an Ault Field Road resident… Continue reading

Guns found buried under shed, in flower pot | Island Scanner

Sunday, June 27 At 9 a.m., an Eastpoint Drive resident reported that the neighbor’s two Saint Bernards keep jumping on the fence and biting children.… Continue reading

County commissioners rescind COVID bonuses

Money will likely still be coming to county employees, just in a different form.

Murderer of deputies continues appeals pro se

A man who killed two deputies 34 years ago is still trying to appeal his murder convictions.

Oak Harbor man sent to prison for assault of mother, ex-wife

An Oak Harbor man threatened to shoot his mother and ex-wife and hit his ex-wife twice with his car.

Lillian and Amanda Stanwood

Community rallies to help Coupeville family after crash

Amanda Stanwood and her daughter walked away from a collision that could have been fatal.

Lillian and Amanda Stanwood

Four county officials fined for public disclosure violations

The elected officials failed to publicly report their financial holdings prior to a state deadline.

Goat murder, goat-napping suspected | Island Scanner

The following calls were gathered from reports made to the Island County Sheriffs Office. Friday, June 18 At 11:37 a.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Island County employees to get COVID bonuses

Most Island County employees will get pandemic bonuses, but the giveaway’s legality is unclear.

Man sentenced to prison for stabbing woman in head

James M. Kluth, 30, pleaded guilty to assault in the first degree, a domestic violence crime.

Manager accused of stealing $50K from organic farm

The suspect, Topsanna Littlestar, left her home in Clinton, and her current whereabouts are unknown.

DNA test during lab training leads to car-theft suspect

The crime lab tested the DNA from the stolen vehicle while training new technicians.

Caller recognizes Chewbacca | Island Scanner

Wednesday, June 9 At 9:57 a.m., a resident reported that a man, “ginger but balding,” was chasing a pickup on Fakkema Road. At 11:49 a.m.,… Continue reading

In Our Opinion: Welcome back, Whidbey Island Fair, how we missed ya

After a year marked by fear, divisiveness and distancing, attending the Whidbey Island Fair is the perfect way for the community to get together and… Continue reading

Naked burglar surprises couple, steals car

A North Whidbey couple were awakened in the morning of June 26 by a naked stranger in their house.