Jessie Stensland

Bank robbery suspect caught in California

A man wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant in connection with an April 30 bank robbery in Oak Harbor was picked up by the Riverside… Continue reading

House site of two felony cases

A residence on Amble Road near Langley was the setting of two felony investigations during a week in which the homeowners were away. On May… Continue reading

Cat killed as deer continue onslaught

Doe trampled a dog last week

Highway work set for North Whidbey

On Thursday, a section of State Highway 20 north of Oak Harbor will be reduced to a single lane as a construction project continues, according… Continue reading

Island-hopping bear is caught and returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search for companionship took him to 11 different islands, including Whidbey. The teenage black… Continue reading

Man accused of cyberstalking South Whidbey woman

A man is accused of cyberstalking for allegedly threatening a South Whidbey woman on social media, according to court records. The woman reported to the… Continue reading

Neighbors worried as deer kills dog, attacks people

A truculent deer in a Langley neighborhood killed one dog and put another one in the hospital last week. Resident Mark Lynch said dogs aren’t… Continue reading

Navy won’t say if UFOs spotted over Whidbey

Leaders in the Navy’s information warfare community are asking aviators around the world to report any unidentified flying objects they’ve seen. The Navy isn’t saying… Continue reading

Couple accused of getting fraudulent life insurance policy on terminally ill boy

A Whidbey Island couple is accused of trying to fraudulently obtain a life insurance policy on a child after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer… Continue reading

Motorcyclists injured in crash

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured when their Harley Davidson was struck by a pickup on State Highway 20 south of Coupeville on Memorial Day. The… Continue reading

Distressed rabbit| Island Scanner

The following items were chosen from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, May 16 At 1:53 a.m., a Humphrey Road resident reported… Continue reading

Suspect on the run enters house without permission

A 22-year-old man on the run from the law went into a house without permission and stashed his drugs, according to court documents. A deputy… Continue reading

Invading furniture | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, May 8 At 7:25 a.m., a resident reported finding a… Continue reading

Navy investigation exposes rationale behind ‘sky penis’

The “sky penis” gave Naval Air Station Whidbey Island unwanted national and even international exposure again this month. The Navy News published a story based… Continue reading

Embezzlement had far-reaching consequences

A woman’s crimes brought a once-thriving business to the brink of bankruptcy, cost people their livelihoods and hurt her family. Shannon Brown’s decision to embezzle… Continue reading

Traveling bear | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, May 2 At 1:24 a.m., a Teronda Drive resident reported… Continue reading

Bookkeeper guilty of stealing $250,000

A former bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $250,000 from a Langley business over the course of three years is going to prison, according to… Continue reading

Candidate filing week starts with surprises

Candidate filing week began with some unexpected names. But as of Tuesday morning, no seats are contested. The filing period runs through Friday. Thomas Gill… Continue reading

Owner of preschool in OH accused of molesting children

A man who owns an Oak Harbor daycare with his wife is accused of raping and molesting three young girls, according to court documents. Coy… Continue reading

Suspected bank robber wanted on $500k warrant

A man who allegedly robbed an Oak Harbor bank is wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant while his accomplice is being held in jail on… Continue reading