Jessie Stensland

Deputy who fired fatal shots named

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released the name today of the deputy who fired shots that killed a man in Oak Harbor Sunday. The deputy… Continue reading

Coroner identifies man shot, killed by police

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a homeless man who attempted a carjacking and tried to steal a gun from… Continue reading

Rapist who wielded machete sentenced to 12 years in prison

An Oak Harbor woman who was chased by a man with a machete and raped suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. The… Continue reading

Man faces prison for indecent liberties

A former South Whidbey man faces a prison term for sexually assaulting a woman as she slept four years ago, according to court documents. James… Continue reading

Strange man found sleeping in vacation rental property

An employee at a property management company found a stranger sleeping in a South Whidbey rental house Sept. 13, according to court documents. The sleeping… Continue reading

Former Big 5 employee who claimed racism gets $165,000 in settlement

A man who filed a federal discrimination lawsuit over racist behavior he endured at a Big 5 store in Oak Harbor has settled the case… Continue reading

Make him stop sexting | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, Sept. 1 At 9:08 a.m., a caller reported petting an… Continue reading

Oak Harbor bank employee accused of theft

A former employee at an Oak Harbor bank is accused of stealing nearly $38,000 from a customer and a cash drawer, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Free jammin’ and campin’ at fairgrounds added to Djangofest

The Island County Fairgrounds Campground will be filled with music later this month. And the public is invited. The Fairgrounds Campground will be the host… Continue reading

Couple suing Island County after learning home’s checkered past

A couple is suing Island County and an investment company after unwittingly purchasing a home on Camano Island that was the scene of a murder… Continue reading

Dismissal of killer’s federal lawsuit affirmed

The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed this week the district court’s decision to throw out a murderer’s lawsuit against Island County. Joshua Lambert… Continue reading

Prolific child molester should have been stopped, officials say

A child molester was allowed to roam free and victimize a series of children even after authorities were aware of allegations against him, according to… Continue reading

State’s high court rejects South Whidbey child rapist’s appeal

The state Supreme Court doesn’t want to hear an appeal from a South Whidbey man who repeatedly raped two boys he was supposed to be… Continue reading

Coupeville community photo Sept. 15

Coupeville community photo Sept. 15 Coupeville residents will soon get the chance to be a part of history. The annual community portrait is scheduled for… Continue reading

New law used to take gun from man who was suicidal

The Washington State Patrol recently used a new law to seize a firearm from a man who was allegedly contemplating suicide at Deception Pass Bridge.… Continue reading

Hunting limited on Whidbey Island

Putney Woods on South Whidbey is open to deer hunting despite a mysterious sign to the contrary. Steve Marx, Island County Public Works assistant director,… Continue reading

Motorcyclist leads chase through Oak Harbor

A motorcyclist crashed while leading a deputy on a chase through Oak Harbor Sept. 3, according to court documents. The suspect, 31-year-old Robert Hill, appeared… Continue reading

With 5 DUIs, woman facing felony

A woman suspected to have caused a DUI-related accident on Whidbey Island Sept. 2 was arrested five previous times on suspicion of driving under the… Continue reading

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