Jessie Stensland

Mysterious bag found | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, July 2 At 7:59 a.m., a woman on Hamilton Drive… Continue reading

 

Lines from crab pots snarl ferries

Ferries and crab pots don’t mix, state officials warn. The ferries on the run between the Coupeville dock and Port Townsend were entangled in crab… Continue reading

 

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Level 3 sex offender moves to Langley

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is holding a meeting Monday to talk about a Level 3 sex offender who recently moved to Langley. Jared A.… Continue reading

 

Police say homeless man made threat

A homeless man is accused of threatening and fighting with a police officer who wouldn’t let him sleep in an Oak Harbor city park at… Continue reading

Man accused of copper theft

A 29-year-old man is accused of stealing copper wire on South Whidbey and selling it to a recycler, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Dillon… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of biting young child

An Oak Harbor man was arrested Saturday for allegedly biting a baby, according to the Oak Harbor police. Capt. Bill Wilke said officers were initially… Continue reading

Burn ban begins Friday the 13th

Backyard bonfires will soon be outlawed on Whidbey Island. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, acting in his capacity as county fire marshal, has decreed a… Continue reading

Langley therapist allegedly gave counseling without a license

The state Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Program charged marriage and family therapist associate Daniel David Haldeman of Langley with unprofessional conduct for allegedly counseling… Continue reading

Jeromy Ladwig

Jury finds man guilty of vehicular homicide

Ladwig could face more than 20 years in prison

Jeromy Ladwig
Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jeromy Ladwig is on trial for vehicular homicide.

Defense attorney wants mistrial after juror’s ‘shenanigans’

A defense attorney is asking for a mistrial after some odd behavior by a juror involving a zombie-related sign and dried insects. Oak Harbor resident… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jeromy Ladwig is on trial for vehicular homicide.
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                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field Coupeville.

Navy releases plan for practice

It calls for more flights at OLF Coupeville

Navy photo.
                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field Coupeville.

Fed agency study lowers risk level for firefighting foam

Navy officials need to review a new study on chemicals found in some firefighting foam that contaminated well water on Whidbey before deciding if further… Continue reading

Island Transit board votes down bus fares

Island Transit will not charge riders fares on its buses, with the exception of one Camano Island route. Members of the Island Transit board voted… Continue reading

Sailor shoots man, himself

A Navy man shot another man and then himself in Oak Harbor early in the morning of June 9, police report. Thomas Heintzman, 34, was… Continue reading

Trooper, ranger try to prevent man from jumping off bridge

A trooper with the Washington State Patrol and a ranger with State Parks were unable to stop a man from jumping off Deception Pass Bridge… Continue reading

Retail sales grew in Island County, Langley

New numbers released by the state Department of Revenue show that Island County experienced a healthy growth in all taxable retail sales from the year… Continue reading

1 killed, 1 injured in crashes

A motorcyclist was killed and a bicyclist injured in separate accidents Monday on Whidbey. Joshua Bybee, 30, of Freeland, died in a motorcycle accident. The… Continue reading

Bicyclist injured in accident in Langley

A bicyclist was injured in a collision with a car in Langley Tuesday evening. The Washington State Patrol reported that Peter Oakley, 56, of Langley… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                Convicted murderer Joshua Lambert appears bored during a hearing last Friday on a series of his motions. He is acting as his own attorney.

Murderer clogs online system with motions

A murderer being held in Island County jail is making the most of the legal system. Joshua Lambert, 36, is acting as his own attorney… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                Convicted murderer Joshua Lambert appears bored during a hearing last Friday on a series of his motions. He is acting as his own attorney.
Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                Florida resident Dale Mickler appears in Island County Superior Court Monday with attorney Morgan Gierhart, a public defender with Island Defense.

Woman, 64, accused of attempted kidnapping

A 64-year-old woman is accused of grabbing a child and running away with her at a Deception Pass campground June 9. Dale E. Mickler made… Continue reading

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                                Florida resident Dale Mickler appears in Island County Superior Court Monday with attorney Morgan Gierhart, a public defender with Island Defense.