Jessie Stensland

Man arrested on ferry after knife threat | Updated

A passenger on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry was arrested Wednesday morning after threatening another passenger with a large knife, according to Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Heather… Continue reading

Oak Harbor molestation suspect was previously investigated by the FBI

An Oak Harbor man who was investigated by the FBI years ago for allegedly sexually assaulting children was recently charged with trying to molest an… Continue reading

Students can learn from recent South Whidbey Record article

Editor, I’m writing in response to the South Whidbey Record article Saturday about the veteran and former marine Joe Simon. I hope the high school… Continue reading

Man accused of raping woman in abandoned house held on $25K bail

A man is accused of raping a woman in an abandoned house in Oak Harbor in August, according to court documents. Christopher Smith, 35, pleaded… Continue reading

Armed robber strikes Clinton gas station again

An armed robber dressed in a puffy jacket and sunglasses may have struck a Clinton gas station for the second time in less than three… Continue reading

Greenbank murderer files appeal

A former Antarctic scientist and Whidbey pizzeria owner who murdered his wife in their bed five years ago filed a new appeal. It’s a turnaround… Continue reading

Freeland man accused in motorcycle pursuit

A 28-year-old Freeland man is accused of leading police on a short chase on his motorcycle in Oak Harbor, according to court records. Prosecutors charged… Continue reading

Two Economic Development Council staffers resign on same day

Two elected officials see the resignations of the Island County Economic Development Council’s two staff members as an opportunity. Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson… Continue reading

Kid charged in August house fire in Freeland

A 15-year-old Freeland boy is facing charges related to a Aug. 23 house fire in Honeymoon Bay. Prosecutors charged the boy in Island County Juvenile… Continue reading

Oak Harbor officer was justified in shooting, prosecutor finds

Officer Michael Brown was “entirely justified” in shooting a kidnapping suspect in downtown Oak Harbor July 11, Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks found. Banks reviewed… Continue reading

Navy delays release of Environmental Impact Statement on Growlers

The Navy is delaying a decision on aircraft practice on Whidbey Island as officials consider potential changes that may significantly reduce the number of flights… Continue reading

Deputy fired multiple shots in fatal confrontation

A man in a confrontation with police on North Whidbey Sunday night died from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, the Island County coroner reported.… Continue reading

State auditor issues finding against county

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against Island County for the second year in a row. Auditors found “significant deficiencies in internal… Continue reading

Yacht burns, sinks off west side of Whidbey Island

A man made it to safety after a yacht caught fire off the west side of Whidbey Island Thursday night, according to the Coast Guard.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor burglary leads to streaking suspects

A man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly broke into a vacant home and partied with other people there last month, according to… Continue reading

Coupeville man accused in $1 million fraud scheme

A man running an online business out of a Coupeville home defrauded more than $1 million from customers who thought they were buying flat-screen TVs,… Continue reading

Deputy shoots kills armed man on North Whidbey | Updated

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed an armed man during a struggle on North Whidbey Sunday night, according to the… Continue reading

Final county jail review documents ‘impressive’ change

Impressive progress has been made in improving the management and operation of the Island County Jail, a consultant concluded. Phil Stanley released a final report… Continue reading

Former Oak Harbor man wanted on suspicion of child molesting

A former Oak Harbor man accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl is being sought on a $150,000 arrest warrant, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged… Continue reading

Judge orders Oak Harbor burglary suspect to get mental health evaluation

A homeless Oak Harbor man claiming to be a “sovereign” with diplomatic immunity was ordered by a judge to undergo a mental health evaluation Charles… Continue reading