Law Enforcement

[1/12/22] Snowstorm Causes Few Calls To Sheriff’s Office

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Chelan County residents did what was asked of them when the record snowfall hit the area last Thursday . . . they stayed home. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office reports lower than average calls for such an emergency. Sergeant Scott Lawrence: Lawrence said there weren’t any issues between motorists and snow plows, either: Lawrence referring […]

[1/4/22] Resentencing For Man Convicted Of 2001 Murder

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Longtime residents may well remember the murder of 22-year-old Chrissy Clements of East Wenatchee, who was ordered to the floor and shot to death in her workplace at the Liberty Video Store in downtown Wenatchee in December of 2001. Now the man who pleaded guilty to that and other crimes could be resentenced, but even […]

[12/29/21] More On Manson Christmas Standoff

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More information now on the standoff in Manson Saturday afternoon where a man had pointed a handgun at people, first in Entiat, then at Mill Bay Casino. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett recapped how they decided to take 42-year-old Jimmy Madrid into custody. Burnett said aside from the protocols and procedures they put into place […]

[12/28/21] Former Doctor Pleads Guilty To Violating Protective Orders

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A former Confluence Health cancer physician who had worked in Omak has pled guilty to two charges of violating protective orders granted to his estranged wife, avoiding more serious felony counts of computer trespass and witness intimidation. 37 year old Dr. Tyler Howard Buckely of Wenatchee was facing possible trial in January on those felony […]

[12/22/21] Deputies Hampered In Property Crime

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Once again, the police pursuit law passed by the state legislature earlier this year have stymied efforts to catch suspects in a property crime. Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup that was on highway two the deputies were attempting to pull over Monday, when it suddenly made a u-turn […]

[12/20/21] DePaoli On TikTok School Threats

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On Friday, school districts across the country issued warnings, increased security and canceled classes in response to vague, anonymous shooting and bomb threats that officials say were made on TikTok but were not considered credible. Lake Chelan School District Superintendent Barry DePaoli told KOZI he had received information about the threats Thursday afternoon, and even […]

[12/16/21] Trial In Hotel Strangulation Attempt

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You remember back in May we told you about a man from Michigan arrested for trying to strangle a Wenatchee hotel worker. Well, trial has begun  in that case, 33-year-old James Lawrence Jackson-Smith is charged with attempted murder, first degree assault and kidnapping. Wenatchee police say while visiting Wenatchee for a relative’s funeral in Leavenworth, […]

[12/15/21] Vehicle Theft

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Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputies are trying to find a car that was stolen over the weekend. They’re looking for a black 2012 Honda CRV stolen from the Orchard View area. But there’s more, according to Chelan County Chief of Special Operations Chris Foreman: But the good news is they think they know who did it: […]

[12/9/21] Georgia Murder Suspect Arrested In Wenatchee

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Remember that robbery at the East Wenatchee Happy Crop Shoppe last month? Well, a tip for that didn’t lead police to the robbery suspects – but did result in the arrest of a man with a warrant out from Georgia for attempted murder. According to Wenatchee Police Captain Edgar Reinfeld, last Friday they received a […]

[12/8/21] Theft And Chase In Three Counties

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Law enforcement in three counties attempted to stop a fleeing vehicle with stolen property on it, but due to new restrictions enacted by the State Legislature, it got away. It all started overnight Sunday night, when the wastewater treatment plant in Chelan was broken into; several tools and a bobcat tractor were stolen. Chelan County […]