Jessie Stensland

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

Mysterious bag found | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, July 2 At 7:59 a.m., a woman on Hamilton Drive… Continue reading

Lines from crab pots snarl ferries

Ferries and crab pots don’t mix, state officials warn. The ferries on the run between the Coupeville dock and Port Townsend were entangled in crab… Continue reading


Level 3 sex offender moves to Langley

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is holding a meeting Monday to talk about a Level 3 sex offender who recently moved to Langley. Jared A.… Continue reading


Police say homeless man made threat

A homeless man is accused of threatening and fighting with a police officer who wouldn’t let him sleep in an Oak Harbor city park at… Continue reading

Man accused of copper theft

A 29-year-old man is accused of stealing copper wire on South Whidbey and selling it to a recycler, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Dillon… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of biting young child

An Oak Harbor man was arrested Saturday for allegedly biting a baby, according to the Oak Harbor police. Capt. Bill Wilke said officers were initially… Continue reading

Burn ban begins Friday the 13th

Backyard bonfires will soon be outlawed on Whidbey Island. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, acting in his capacity as county fire marshal, has decreed a… Continue reading

Langley therapist allegedly gave counseling without a license

The state Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Program charged marriage and family therapist associate Daniel David Haldeman of Langley with unprofessional conduct for allegedly counseling… Continue reading

Jeromy Ladwig

Jury finds man guilty of vehicular homicide

Ladwig could face more than 20 years in prison

Jeromy Ladwig
Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jeromy Ladwig is on trial for vehicular homicide.

Defense attorney wants mistrial after juror’s ‘shenanigans’

A defense attorney is asking for a mistrial after some odd behavior by a juror involving a zombie-related sign and dried insects. Oak Harbor resident… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group.
                                Jeromy Ladwig is on trial for vehicular homicide.
Navy photo.
                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field Coupeville.

Navy releases plan for practice

It calls for more flights at OLF Coupeville

Navy photo.
                                An EA-18G Growler pilot practices aircraft carrier landings at Outlying Field Coupeville.

Fed agency study lowers risk level for firefighting foam

Navy officials need to review a new study on chemicals found in some firefighting foam that contaminated well water on Whidbey before deciding if further… Continue reading

Island Transit board votes down bus fares

Island Transit will not charge riders fares on its buses, with the exception of one Camano Island route. Members of the Island Transit board voted… Continue reading

Sailor shoots man, himself

A Navy man shot another man and then himself in Oak Harbor early in the morning of June 9, police report. Thomas Heintzman, 34, was… Continue reading

Trooper, ranger try to prevent man from jumping off bridge

A trooper with the Washington State Patrol and a ranger with State Parks were unable to stop a man from jumping off Deception Pass Bridge… Continue reading