Jessie Stensland

Commissioner won’t vote on appointment of Senate replacement

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson won’t vote on a state senate appointment, but the county won’t lose a vote in choosing a candidate. Commissioners… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man sentenced to jail in knife incident

A man who menaced his wife with a knife May 18 at Navy housing in Oak Harbor was recently sentenced to jail. Tyler A. McLellan,… Continue reading

Suspicious duffle-bag carrier eyed | Island Scanner

The following were taken from calls made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Tuesday, Oct. 1 At 1:59 p.m., a caller asked the police to… Continue reading

Suspects plucked in guitar case

A man with a pilfered guitar was arrested in a low-key sting operation by the Island County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday, according to court documents.… Continue reading

GOP picks candidates for Bailey Senate seat

A North Whidbey entrepreneurial farmer is the top choice to replace state Sen. Barbara Bailey. Ron Muzzall topped the list of three candidates chosen by… Continue reading

Uber ends operations in Oak Harbor — for now

Uber isn’t currently operating in Oak Harbor, but that should change soon. Nick Greven has been driving for the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft in… Continue reading

Accomplice in Oak Harbor bank robbery sentenced

Three days before being discharged from the Navy, an Oak Harbor man helped a friend rob a bank by acting as a lookout. Five months… Continue reading

Whidbey car chase leads over septic tank

When a driver being chased by a deputy came to a dead end on a Central Whidbey road, he didn’t stop. Instead, he drove into… Continue reading

Former WhidbeyHealth employees file lawsuits

Two former WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees who worked in the emergency room filed lawsuits against the hospital district, claiming unlawful discharge and other violations of… Continue reading

Street tax measure a political target

A proposition to increase sales tax to fund street repair and maintenance in Oak Harbor has become a hot-potato issue for candidates running for mayor… Continue reading

Establishment candidate faces reformer in race for mayor

The two men who want to be mayor of Oak Harbor next year have emphasized their differences on the campaign trail, but they also have… Continue reading

Doors open to faith center, fulfilling a 20-year dream

Mission Ministry Faith Center has new buildings and parking lot

Council candidates stay on message at forum

During a forum Monday morning, two candidates for Oak Harbor City Council continued their focus on the importance of development. Michael Crawford and Jeffrey Mack… Continue reading

Man arrested after pointing gun at deputy with sheriff’s office

An unusual dispute between a landlord and a tenant led to a dangerous moment at a Central Whidbey location Friday, Sept. 27, according to court… Continue reading

Traffic light just won’t turn green | Island Scanner

The following calls were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, Sept. 4 At 2:55 a.m., a Maxwelton Road resident reported that a coyote… Continue reading

Woman accused of theft from soccer club

An Oak Harbor woman is accused of stealing $17,000 from North Whidbey Soccer Club bank accounts while she was a treasurer and tournament director, according… Continue reading

Help! I’m stuck in a tree | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, Sept. 1 At 6:55 p.m., a resident reported that a… Continue reading

Judge denies request by defense in child rape hearing

Island County prosecutors don’t have to gather a broad range of private records on an alleged rape victim, as requested by the defense. Island County… Continue reading

Clinton man, wanted in 3 states, held on $250,000 bail for assaults

A 20-year-old Clinton man accused of assaulting a woman and a teenage girl and then wrestling with deputies in the mud Sept. 22 is being… Continue reading

Dead rabbit revenge | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department: Thursday, Aug. 29 At 12:29 a.m., an Elkhorn Street resident reported… Continue reading