Jessie Stensland

DNA leads to burglary suspect

DNA evidence led to charges being filed against a man who allegedly stole Depression-era glassware and other items from a Central Whidbey property two years… Continue reading

Congressman says he’s passing on Growler concerns to Pentagon

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is paying attention to concerns Central Whidbey residents have about a proposed increase in Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft practice at a… Continue reading

Screaming monkey | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 1 At 8:08 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Police ‘expert’ accused of assault

A Pierce County Sheriff’s sergeant who was hired by the City of Langley in a police use-of-force investigation was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault,… Continue reading

Man arrested after collision

An Oak Harbor man was arrested after causing an accident on Highway 20 near Coupeville on Oct. 7, the Washington State Patrol reported. Christopher B.… Continue reading

Video of deer at football game goes nationwide

A football game in Coupeville earlier this month made national news and spawned a viral video. A blacktail deer ran down the middle of the… Continue reading

Glen Carpenter, an expert in use of force by law enforcement officers, demonstrates handcuffing techniques on former Langley police chief David Marks at a city council meeting earlier this year.

Use-of-force expert hired by Langley arrested for felony assault

A Pierce County Sheriff’s sergeant who was hired by the City of Langley in a police use-of-force investigation was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault,… Continue reading

Glen Carpenter, an expert in use of force by law enforcement officers, demonstrates handcuffing techniques on former Langley police chief David Marks at a city council meeting earlier this year.

Hundreds rally against jet noise

Nearly 500 people crowded into Central Whidbey’s historic Crockett Barn and spilled out into the surrounding grass during a rally against military jet noise Wednesday.… Continue reading

Driftwood thieves | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, Sept. 22 At 12:09 p.m., a caller reported people stealing… Continue reading

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                                Mukilteo ferry

Officials would like to see changes to ferry plan draft

Two elected officials from Whidbey Island who’ve long been involved in advocating for ferry service have ideas for improving a draft of a long-range plan… Continue reading

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                                Mukilteo ferry

Road rage | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Sunday, Sept. 9 At 1:33 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Deputy who fired fatal shots named

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released the name Thursday of the deputy who fired shots that killed a man in Oak Harbor Sunday. The deputy… Continue reading

Final Growler EIS is out

The Navy released the final Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, Friday on EA-18 Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The voluminous document, however,… Continue reading

Deputy shoots, kills attempted carjacker

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a homeless man who attempted a carjacking and tried to steal a gun from… Continue reading

Man facing prison for sexual assault

A former South Whidbey man faces a prison term for sexually assaulting a woman as she slept four years ago, according to court documents. James… Continue reading

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