Jessie Stensland

Clinton man repeatedly violated court orders, according to police

A 37-year-old Clinton man is being held in jail on $35,000 bail for continually violating court orders barring him from contacting a former girlfriend who… Continue reading

Driver who knocked out cell service charged

An Anacortes man is accused of fleeing from the scene of a vehicle collision that disrupted cell phone and Internet service on Whidbey Island and… Continue reading

Uber returns to North Whidbey

After an absence of more than three months, Uber is back in Oak Harbor. The ride-share company stopped operating in the city last September because… Continue reading

Officer injured in getaway attempt

An Oak Harbor police officer was injured and a police car was damaged during the investigation of a suspected intoxicated driver who tried to speed… Continue reading

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Man accused of extorting women online for sexual favors, images

A detective with the Island County Sheriff’s Office uncovered evidence that a former Island County man has been blackmailing girls and women across the country… Continue reading

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Student’s comment about school shooting caused panic, but he will not be charged

A 19-year-old Oak Harbor High School student who made comments about a school shooting on a messaging app will not be charged with a crime.… Continue reading

COER plans to seek injunction against Growlers

The group Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve plans to file a motion for a preliminary injunction against the Navy this month in an attempt to restrict… Continue reading

Bail set at $150K for Langley man accused of molesting, assaulting girl

A 23-year-old South Whidbey man is accused of molesting and assaulting a child in Langley, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Pierce F.D. Jackson in… Continue reading

Court reverses conviction in freedom of speech case

In a case testing free speech restrictions, the state Court of Appeals recently reversed the convictions of a man accused of trying to intimidate two… Continue reading

Year of earthquakes was typical on island

At least 27 earthquakes with a magnitude of 1.0 or more had epicenters on Whidbey Island or the surrounding waters this year, according to the… Continue reading

It was a year of tragic events, celebrity sightings and animal hijinks

It was an interesting year on Whidbey Island, as it it every year. The year started out with tragedy. Within days of each other, well-known… Continue reading

‘Bait’ package leads to arrest of suspected thief

Police and federal agents stopped an alleged Oak Harbor Grinch who was trying to steal Christmas from a few families last week. The U.S. Postal… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to molestation, child porn

A Clinton man is facing a minimum of eight years in prison after admitting to committing sex crimes against children, according to court documents. Jeffrey… Continue reading

Island County Police Blotter | A distressed goose, a rocket in the park and three cows hanging out

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Nov. 28 At 2:04 p.m., a Bonaparte Lane resident reported… Continue reading

In our opinion: Justices’ rebuke of lawmakers is democracy in action

The framers of the Constitution would be proud to see that the separation of powers doctrine has flourished in the state named after the nation’s… Continue reading

Bill to require Growler monitors

Congress wants the Navy to measure the sound of military jets on Whidbey Island in the real world instead of relying on computer models. The… Continue reading

4-year-old twins called ‘heroic,’ make national news after fatal crash

Two 4-year-old girls are being heralded across the nation as heroes for climbing a steep, wooded embankment in the dark after a car crash on… Continue reading

Greenbank man admits to molesting child

A Greenbank man who molested a child a year ago and blamed it on marijuana edibles will likely be spending a year in jail. Randall… Continue reading

Three men arrested on suspicion of burglary

Three men were arrested in connection with a foiled burglary on South Whidbey Dec. 2, according to court documents. Deputies and a neighbor responded to… Continue reading

Whidbey woman accused of arson

A woman on North Whidbey was arrested on suspicion of arson Friday afternoon. Coincidentally, the case was reported just hours after another house on North… Continue reading