Jessie Stensland

Buffalo abuse and submarine theft | Island Scanner

Tuesday, July 23 At 11 a.m., a caller reported that tires and rims were stolen off a deck on Custer Street. At 2:52 p.m., a… Continue reading


Man accused in Walmart theft, leading police chase

A man is accused of stealing a TV from Walmart and leading police on a high-speed chase before crashing and running away, according to court… Continue reading


Motorcyclist injured in collision with deer

A deer precipitated a serious motorcycle accident on South Whidbey Aug. 6, according to the Washington State Patrol. The agency reported that Morgan Will, 57,… Continue reading


Hospital settles lawsuit for $1.5 million: WhidbeyHealth admits no wrongdoing in discrimination case

WhidbeyHealth recently settled an age discrimination lawsuit for $1.5 million and a related public records violation lawsuit for $38,000. Hospital officials did not admit any… Continue reading

Whidbey pagans to show pride at festival

A group will be adding a little pagan spirit to this year’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. Whidbey Witches, Heathens, Druids & Pagans is holding… Continue reading

Latent fingerprints lead to burglary suspect

Fingerprints led to charges against a man accused of burglarizing a Langley home two years ago, according to court documents. The case represents a somewhat… Continue reading

Price Johnson

Commissioner Helen Price Johnson announces bid for state Senate

Lifelong South Whidbey resident Helen Price Johnson wants to change her title from Island County commissioner to state senator. While the 2020 election is well… Continue reading

Price Johnson

Man accused of illegally possessing gun

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of trying to buy a gun in violation of a court order and lying to the ATF, according… Continue reading

Beware huskeys and homies | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Tuesday, July 16 At 1:21 p.m., a woman on North Whidbey… Continue reading

Fishing prospects good off Whidbey

It’s been a good year for salmon fishing and the trend should continue in the waters surrounding Whidbey Island, according to Ralph Downes, enforcement officer… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth faces malpractice lawsuits

Three medical malpractice lawsuits have been filed against Whidbey Island Public Hospital District in the last three months. The three separate complaints were filed in… Continue reading

Stats show growth in commuting in county

Unemployment jumped a bit, but economist says no cause for worry

Sleep Number bed heist | Island Scanner

The following reports were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Wednesday, July 10 At 3:29 p.m., a Crosswoods Circle resident reported that a neighbor… Continue reading

Meeting Monday on rental code

The city of Langley is getting serious about keeping track of who’s renting out space to visitors on a short-term basis. On July 29, the… Continue reading

Officials debate Growler lawsuit

State Rep. Norma Smith is the latest elected representative to criticize state Attorney General Bob Ferguson for filing a lawsuit against the Navy for what… Continue reading

Program pays island landowners to allow hunting

The state is encouraging hunting in an attempt to ease deer overpopulation on Whidbey and other islands in North Puget Sound. The state Department of… Continue reading

Smoked pig, termite poison, night vision goggles | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, July 5 At 12:33 p.m., an Old County Road resident… Continue reading

State plans to build new dock, boat launch at Deer Lake

A state project at Deer Lake should someday make it easier for people to get their boats in the water. State Fish and Wildlife was… Continue reading

Drug court grad sent to prison

Two years ago, South Whidbey resident Kody Schwiger graduated from adult Drug Court, was off heroin and talked about becoming a lawyer. Judges, attorneys and… Continue reading

Smaller ferries lead to lines

An engine problem on one ferry, a required inspection of another and the swapping of vessels led to long lines this week on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo… Continue reading