Jessie Stensland

Rapist sent to prison

An Oak Harbor woman who was chased by a man with a machete and raped suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. The… Continue reading

Crumpled napkin discovered in shoe | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, Sept. 1 At 9:08 a.m., a caller reported petting an… Continue reading

Booze thieves facing felonies

A man and a woman are accused of stealing expensive liquor in an organized manner from a South Whidbey grocery store last year, according to… Continue reading

Stranger found sleeping in rental house

An employee at a property management company found a stranger sleeping in a South Whidbey rental house Sept. 13, according to court documents. The employee… Continue reading

Free jammin’, campin’ sessions added to Djangofest

The Island County Fairgrounds Campground will be filled with music later this month. And the public is invited. The Fairgrounds Campground will be the host… Continue reading

Woman facing prison for no-contact violation

A Langley woman was released from jail after serving time for violating a protection order and then violated the order again that same day, according… Continue reading

Lawsuit filed over meth, rape, murder house

A couple is suing Island County and an investment company after unwittingly purchasing a home on Camano Island that was the scene of a murder… Continue reading

ID theft, bicycle chase lands man in prison

A South Whidbey man who stole from an elderly woman, trespassed on a property and tried to escape from a police car while riding a… Continue reading

High court rejects child rapist’s appeal

The state Supreme Court doesn’t want to hear an appeal from a South Whidbey man who repeatedly raped two boys he was supposed to be… Continue reading

Putney open to hunting

Putney Woods on South Whidbey is open to deer hunting despite a mysterious sign to the contrary. Steve Marx, Island County Public Works assistant director,… Continue reading

Smoke clears, burn ban reverts

Now that smoke has mostly cleared from the skies over Whidbey, Island County’s burn ban has reverted back to Type I. The Northwest Clean Air… Continue reading

Teachers, district at odds over salaries

South Whidbey teachers distressed about contract negotiations with the district are taking their argument to the school board Wednesday. “We will make our presence known,”… Continue reading

Woman arrested for impersonation

A Clinton woman could face jail time for allegedly impersonating a golf course employee and collecting money, according to court documents. Prosecutors recently charged Tamara… Continue reading

House egged | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, July 17 At 11:02 a.m., a caller reported fishermen were… Continue reading

Nichols loses appeal in vehicular homicide

The Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of a woman who caused a 2015 head-on crash that killed South Whidbey resident Timothy Keil.… Continue reading

Mayor looks at contracting for law enforcement

Contracting with the Island County Sheriff’s Office is one option Langley Mayor Tim Callison is looking into for providing law enforcement in the city moving… Continue reading

Drug house investigation results in arrest

The Island County Sheriff’s Office focus on “drug houses” on South Whidbey has paid off. The strategy has led to multiple arrests this year, including… Continue reading


Appeals court hears Nichols case

The state Appeals Court heard arguments over a South Whidbey vehicular homicide case last week. But a final resolution in the case may still be… Continue reading


New brew has a Whidbey flavor

Combining beer and coffee isn’t exactly a unique idea. There are plenty of dark stouts that were made with coffee beans and have a bold… Continue reading

Bookkeeper accused of stealing $250,000

A former bookkeeper is suspected of stealing well over $250,000 from a Langley business over a three-year period, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged South… Continue reading