Law Enforcement

[7/14/21] Okanogan Deputy Hits Car

Posted in Law Enforcement, Transportation

An Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who State Patrol says was driving while distracted, rear-ended a car near downtown Omak. 30-year-old Deputy Eric Orr of Okanogan, was southbound on Highway 215 at last Wednesday  when he failed to notice a car in front of him, said Washington State Patrol spokesman John Bryant. 65-year-old Deborah Moore […]

[6/23/21] Cops Warn Caution After Burglaries

Posted in Law Enforcement

Keep your stuff locked up.  That’s the message from Chelan County Sheriff’s Sergeant Chris Foreman after a couple of burglaries in the last week: Foreman says it’s a good time to remind you of what you might call common sense these days: Foreman adds they may be putting pictures of the suspect on the Sheriff’s […]

[6/16/21] Weekend Accidents

Posted in Law Enforcement

Several accidents to report from over the weekend; two on the road, one on the lake.  First, early Saturday afternoon, a motorcycle was westbound on the South Lakeshore Road near the Cove Marina.  Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Nigel Hunter picks up the story: The driver, a 57-year-old Cashmere man was severely injured, deputies applied a […]

[6/15/21] Weekend Fires

Posted in Fire and EMS, Law Enforcement

Two fires over the weekend, one late Friday night caused one person to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  According to Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Donnell, crews were called to 509 East Gibson Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. Friday.  Crews encountered heavy smoke and heat and were able to extinguish the […]

[6/8/21] New Judge Appointed

Posted in Law Enforcement, Local Government & Meetings

A new judge will be taking over on the Chelan County Superior Court bench Next month.  Robert Jourdan has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to replace Judge Lesley Allan, who is retiring on June 30, after serving over 23 years on the bench.  In a statement, the governor called Jourdan an outstanding attorney with […]

[6/2/21] Memorial Day Recap

Posted in Law Enforcement, Recreation

Aside from a serious accident on the lake last week and some assorted incidents, Memorial Day weekend was a fairly quiet one, says law enforcement.  Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Nigel Hunter explains the accident that sent a man to jail, and a woman to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee with serious injuries: According to a […]

[5/26/21] Law Enforcement Plans For Holiday Weekend

Posted in Law Enforcement, Recreation

Looks like it’s going to be a busy holiday weekend for everyone, with plenty of visitors filling the motels and timeshares, spending their money at the stores and shops, and spending their time in the parks and on the lake.  That’s going to mean a busy weekend for law enforcement, and Chelan County Sheriff’s Sergeant […]

[5/19/21] More Deputies For Chelan County

Posted in Law Enforcement, Local Government & Meetings

You may see more deputies on the job in Chelan County by the end of the summer.  It may be a stroke of good fortune as a result of the pandemic: with the onset of COVID last year, county commissioners asked all departments to be very conservative with their money.  The sheriff’s office decided to […]

[5/19/21] New County Prosecutor Appointed

Posted in Law Enforcement, Local Government & Meetings, Politics

Chelan County Commissioners have decided on a new prosecutor. Doug Shae is retiring as county prosecutor at the end of the month; at Tuesday night’s Manson Community Council virtual meeting, Commissioner Tiffany Gering announced Shae’s replacement: Also taking part in the meeting was Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett, who had good words to say about […]

[5/18/21] County Drug Cases Vacated

Posted in Law Enforcement, Local Government & Meetings

So how many cases around here have been affected since the State Supreme Court struck down the state’s drug-possession law?   Since February and the high court’s ruling in the State v. Blake case, Chelan County has vacated 197 drug-related cases that the changed law applies to, and in Douglas County, two cases have been vacated. […]