Jessie Stensland

Woman arrested after high-speed pursuit

A 30-year-old woman is accused of leading a deputy on a high-speed chase that ended at the Clinton ferry dock Feb. 27, according to court… Continue reading

Four years after fatal crash, driver sent to prison

Four years after her husband, Timothy Keil, was killed by a drunk driver on Whidbey, Mary Jo Keil quietly wept in court. Following a protracted… Continue reading

Police: Accused rapist tampered with witness

An accused rapist may have his bail revoked after he allegedly tampered with a witness, court documents state. Maurice Bandy, 49, of Freeland is accused… Continue reading

Conference will focus on mental wellbeing of first responders

Imagine a day in which you help a couple whose baby died of SIDS, chase after a man who beat his wife and mediate a… Continue reading

Sheriff will enforce new gun law

Rick Felici is not among the sheriffs in the state who are refusing to enforce a controversial new law on gun control. It’s not that… Continue reading

Stolen guns found during eviction

Deputies discovered stolen guns during an eviction on North Whidbey Jan. 18, according to court papers. They arrested Bryan R. Seiler, 33, of Oak Harbor,… Continue reading

Freeland man charged with attempted rape

A Freeland man is accused of beating a 23-year-old woman with a piece of firewood, cutting her with a knife and trying to rape her… Continue reading

Federal lawsuit filed over drinking water contamination on Whidbey

Lawyers for a North Whidbey woman filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday against a manufacturing corporation and fire equipment companies they say are responsible… Continue reading

Wright’s Crossing loses another appeal of county decision

Wright’s Crossing LLC lost a third appeal of an Island County commissioners’ decision blocking a proposed urban growth area expansion and large housing development on… Continue reading

Civil case against rapist to be dismissed

After eight years of litigation, the state Attorney General’s Office is dismissing a civil action aimed at classifying a former Whidbey Island man as a… Continue reading

Photo provided by the sheriff’s office. Deputies searched the vehicle and found many items.

Stolen loot, gun recovered from stolen vehicle

An estimated $30,000 worth of stolen silver coins, $10,000 worth of stolen jewelry and a stolen handgun were recovered from a stolen vehicle on South… Continue reading

Photo provided by the sheriff’s office. Deputies searched the vehicle and found many items.

Navy moves forward without final Growler decision

The Navy is moving forward with a large construction project to accommodate new EA-18G Growler aircraft at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island even though a… Continue reading

Dismissal of public records lawsuit reversed

The state appeals court reversed a summary judgment that dismissed a public records lawsuit against the city of Langley. The Court of Appeals ruled that… Continue reading

Wolf spotted in garden | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Jan. 10 At 3:54 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Men who led police in vehicle chases found, charged

Oak Harbor police caught two men who led police in high-speed chases in stolen cars this month, according to court documents. Zachary M. Pederson, 23,… Continue reading

Mentally ill man sentenced in sword incident

A judge acknowledged that a South Whidbey man suffered from serious mental illness, but she handed him a lengthy prison sentence in order to protect… Continue reading

Couple settles DSHS lawsuit for $3 million

The state Department of Social and Health Services settled a lawsuit brought by an Island County family for $3 million, according to documents filed in… Continue reading

Family wants to change murder victim’s name

Her family members will forever know her as Kathie Ann Hill, but they also want that to be her legal name. Hill’s niece is appealing… Continue reading

New sheriff sets up shop

With a murder and plane crash within the first two weeks of taking office, Rick Felici is off to a busy start as the new… Continue reading

Man told victim’s mother about murder, then killed himself

Editor’s advisory: The following article contains details that could be disturbing for some readers. After shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend, a Whidbey Island man called… Continue reading