Jessie Stensland

Child porn inquiry leads to molester on Whidbey, police say

A Homeland Security investigation into the distribution of child pornography led to the arrest of a Clinton man for allegedly molesting a child, according to… Continue reading

Online fraudster guilty of theft, money laundering

A man who defrauded more than $700,000 from customers in an internet scam run out of a Coupeville house pleaded guilty to theft and money… Continue reading

Man accused of fleeing after car chase — twice

A Clinton man who stopped his car in the middle of the highway, got out and ran to try to get away from police is… Continue reading

Future of island’s ferry service

Meeting on ferries set for May 1 in Coupeville

Hacker blackmails resident | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, April 9 At 12:17 a.m., a caller on Highway 20… Continue reading

COER considering Growler lawsuit

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, is considering litigation against the U.S. Navy over the noise from EA-18G Growler flights at the Outlying Field Coupeville.… Continue reading

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Whidbey Island historian Roger Sherman dies at age 84

Coupeville lost a celebrated historian, storyteller and an important link to the past Thursday when Roger Sherman passed away. He was 84 years old. “It’s… Continue reading

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Traveling machete, disappearing boat | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, April 4 At 8:57 a.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Man accused of stealing truck, dog

A homeless man accused of stealing a truck with a dog inside in Oak Harbor Tuesday caused a ruckus in Island County Superior Court the… Continue reading

Photo by Kevin Lundgren
                                A car got loose and hit a mailbox in Freeland Wednesday.

Wayward car backs into mailbox, snarls traffic

Kevin Lungren thought it was pretty funny when a car decided to drive itself into the mailbox outside his office in Freeland. “It was like… Continue reading

Photo by Kevin Lundgren
                                A car got loose and hit a mailbox in Freeland Wednesday.

Man accused of purposely crashing into car with kids inside

An Oak Harbor man is accused of purposely crashing his car into another car with his estranged girlfriend and their four kids inside on April… Continue reading

Driver with four prior DUIs arrested again

A driver with four prior DUI convictions was arrested on South Whidbey early this month for allegedly driving drunk again, according to court documents. But… Continue reading

Growler protests continue

The Secretary of the Navy made a final decision regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft on Whidbey Island, but the protests over jet noise haven’t stopped. The… Continue reading

Island Transit looking at services changes

Route 56 between Freeland, Greenbank may be canceled

Police chase truck around parking lots

Oak Harbor man ordered to have mental health evaluation

Oak Harbor student accused of hate crime

A boy at North Whidbey Middle School has been charged with committing a hate crime for repeatedly using a racial slur and assaulting a fellow… Continue reading

Nurse accused of being unprofessional

The state Nursing Commission charged a Whidbey Island licensed practical nurse with unprofessional conduct for refusing to measure an unresponsive patient’s respiration rate, according to… Continue reading

Boy sent nude pics of students, police say

A student at South Whidbey Middle School was accused of possessing naked photos of several female students on his phone and distributing them to his… Continue reading

Whidbey Race Week gone after 2019

Whidbey Island Race Week will sail away to a new home after this year’s regatta. Race owner Schelleen Rathkopf announced Thursday that the well-known and… Continue reading

Man harasses neighbors, fights with police

A man accused of harassing people in his Rolling Hills neighborhood on North Whidbey fought with police who came to arrest him March 27, according… Continue reading