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Police say intruder lived in home, stole appliances, did drugs

A couple returned home after being gone a couple of weeks to find an uninvited man sitting inside their South Whidbey home May 7. The… Continue reading

Smith leads effort to fix mental health system

Rep. Norma Smith employed her good-natured tenacity, in-depth knowledge of state government and bipartisan spirit to help lead an effort lawmakers hope will transform the… Continue reading

Tips help identify bank robber, accomplice

Oak Harbor police identified a suspect and an accomplice in an April 30 bank robbery, but they aren’t naming the men yet. Chief Kevin Dresker… Continue reading

State budget has money for Whidbey

Boys & Girls Clubs in Oak Harbor and Coupeville are among the winners in the state’s recently approved capital budget. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, said… Continue reading

Day for Prayer

Pastor Rick Karjalainen, who’s also the chaplain for the Island County Sheriff’s Office, gives the benediction at the National Day of Prayer Rally outside the… Continue reading

One found alive, another dead in water off Whidbey

One man was recovered alive and another man was found dead in the water west of North Whidbey on Thursday. It’s unclear why the men… Continue reading

Group suing Navy for not producing Growler documents

An environmental group is suing the Navy in federal court for refusing to adequately fulfill Freedom of Information Act requests regarding EA-18G Growlers from Naval… Continue reading

Man back in jail after latest arrest

A man who led police on a slow-speed chase around Oak Harbor parking lots April 3 is back in jail, according to court documents. On… Continue reading

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


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


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