Jessie Stensland

Woman injured in Central Whidbey crash

Two South Whidbey residents were injured in a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Highway 20 near Coupeville, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper… Continue reading

Convicted rapist tried to have wife killed, deputy prosecutor alleges

An Oak Harbor man who raped his wife while she was sleeping and allegedly tried to have her killed was sent to prison Monday. As… Continue reading

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Neo-Nazis accused in hate crime attended vigil on Whidbey

An alleged hate crime in Lynnwood this week prompted news organizations across the country to retell the story of the white supremacist leader killed by… Continue reading

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Burglars furnish vacant house with stolen loot

A man and a woman moved into a temporarily vacant house on South Whidbey, changed the front-door lock and furnished it with stolen items, including… Continue reading

Police ‘expert’ in use of force charged in stabbing

A use-of-force expert hired by the city of Langley to evaluate the action of the former police chief was charged with first-degree assault this week… Continue reading

Judge orders mental evaluation for suspect

A South Whidbey man with “deteriorating” mental health problems is accused of threatening to exterminate a Clinton resident, according to court documents. Island County Superior… Continue reading

Pipe bomb found after traffic stop

Police discovered a pipe bomb, an illegal rifle, other guns and a silencer inside a man’s car in Oak Harbor, according to court documents. Deputies… Continue reading

Editorial: Hopefully door isn’t fully closed on crucial agreement

Navy officials had the daunting task of negotiating with a string of agencies, groups and elected officials in determining how best to mitigate the effect… Continue reading

Navy ends talks on impacts on historic district

Many of the people involved in negotiating mitigation measures on the impact that an increase in EA18-G Growlers aircraft practice will have on historic Central… Continue reading

Sheriff Howdy | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, Oct. 9 At 10:07 a.m., a West Beach Road resident… Continue reading

Local retirees get above average in Social Security

Island County retirees receive more Social Security benefits on average than people in most other counties in the state, according to a study by SmartAsset.… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former substance abuse treatment provider and Compass Health administrator caught with child pornography in a Homeland Security dragnet was taken into custody in court… Continue reading

Woman, 28, accused of passing fake $50 bill

A woman is wanted on an arrest warrant for allegedly passing a fake $50 bill at a South Whidbey gas station Sept. 28, said court… Continue reading

Man accused of making threat at ‘drug house’

An assault was reported at a Clinton house that was the site of multiple police investigations, according to court documents. On Nov. 1, Brandon S.… Continue reading

Transit director pick named

Island Transit’s board of directors picked its new executive director an Everett native who dedicated much of his life to transit management and charity. The… Continue reading

Gambling leads to ice cream store theft

A 27-year-old man admitted to stealing from a Langley ice cream shop in April, but later paid it back, court documents say. Prosecutors charged Storm… Continue reading

Island Transit board names choice for executive director

Island Transit’s board of directors picked for its new executive director an Everett native who dedicated much of his life to transit management and charity.… Continue reading

Aggressive rooster | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 29 At 7:06 p.m., an assault was reported at… Continue reading

State House race still close

The race between an incumbent and an educator for a District 10 state representative seat remains very close as of Thursday night’s ballot count. But… Continue reading

Bail set at $250,000 in attempted rape case

A 24-year-old man is accused of choking and trying to rape a woman at a Clinton home Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to court documents. Dederick… Continue reading