Jessie Stensland

”Old bones” reported on beach | Island Scanner

Thursday, June 4 At 6:19 p.m., a resident reported that a person was walking down the middle of Cultus Bay Road and then passed out.… Continue reading

Suspect accused of vandalizing yacht club

A judge ruled that a man accused of vandalizing property and boats at the Sandy Hook Yacht Club June 13 has to be evaluated by… Continue reading

Island County enters Phase 3

On Friday, Island County moved into Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan for gradually reopening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Continue reading

Man charged with theft, burglary, reckless burning

A Coupeville man accused of accidentally starting a house fire after previously breaking into a historic home is scheduled for a competency hearing next month,… Continue reading

School district investigating Facebook interaction between paraeducator, recent grad

The Oak Harbor school district is investigating an allegation of an inappropriate social media interaction between a paraeducator at an elementary school and a recent… Continue reading

Woman sentenced for stealing from soccer club, ordered to repay $17,000

An Oak Harbor woman who stole from a soccer club was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay more than $17,000 in restitution, according to… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman dies while in police custody in Yakima

A special investigations unit is looking into an Oak Harbor woman who died after being taken to the hospital in a patrol car in Yakima… Continue reading

Cost of septic pumping to increase in Island County

People who live in unincorporated areas of the county and have indoor plumbing may want to consider getting their septic tanks pumped sooner than later.… Continue reading

County may ask to move to Phase 3 next week

Island County officials hope to ask the state Secretary of Health for permission to move into Level 3 of the Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start… Continue reading

Veterinarian accused of misconduct

An Oak Harbor veterinarian is accused of failing to use analgesics before and after painful surgeries and procedures on dogs, failing to intubate and monitor… Continue reading

Ex-sheriff is cruising into retirement after 32 years

He was a school teacher who didn’t want to be a cop. He was a cop who never wanted to be sheriff. But Mike Hawley… Continue reading

Commissioner says governor’s new mask rule defies basic science, logic

An Island County commissioner said she will refuse to follow Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest rule related to COVID-19 because she believes it does not follow… Continue reading

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