Law Enforcement

[10/6/21] Move Boat Trailers

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Now that summer is over, any boat trailers on the streets of Chelan have to be moved. According to Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Nigel Hunter, it’s a law that’s on the books: And, since the busy season is over, Deputy Hunter says the Marine Patrol is winding down, too:

[9/24/21] Restructuring At RiverCom

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In a move to rebuild the local emergency dispatching agency, its  governing board on Tuesday announced it has restructured its top two leadership positions. Beginning Nov. 1, Lowell Porter, a longtime emergency management expert with experience at the local, state and national levels, will take over the agency’s helm as its executive director. The executive […]

[9/15/21] Sheriff’s Office View on Lake Chelan Summer

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Steady, but safer. That’s how Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy Nigel Hunter wraps up the summer season in Chelan in a few words. He says businesses told him that it was steady throughout the season, where no one weekend or weekday was busier than another, and being a marine patrol deputy, Hunter says it was that […]

[9/15/21] Highway 2 Death Investigation

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Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on Tuesday, September 7th, at approximately 8:30 PM, a passing motorist on US Highway 2, Stevens Pass, in the Rock Mountain trail area, mile post 73, located a deceased person along the edge of the highway. Investigators from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Chelan County Coroner, Washington State Patrol, and Washington […]

[9/3/21] Labor Day Weekend

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Here it comes, the unofficial end of summer this Labor Day weekend. And from a law enforcement standpoint, it doesn’t look to be too exciting – or anyway, not as busy as Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. Chelan County Sheriff’s Sergeant Chris Foreman: One thing he did notice is that the lake was […]

[9/2/21] Vehicle Prowls In Chelan

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Keep your doors locked – especially your car doors. That’s what law enforcement is reminding you to do, as there has been a rash of vehicle prowls in an area of Chelan lately. Chelan County Sheriff’s Sergeant Chris Foreman says the prowls were in the area of East Johnson and Wilson Street on Sunday night: […]

[9/2/21] City Council and Sheriff Discuss New Contract

Posted in Law Enforcement, Local Government & Meetings

The Chelan City Council and the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office discussed the new law enforcement services agreement at the Council meeting last Tuesday. Sheriff Brian Burnett reported that Chelan has more calls to service than either Cashmere or Leavenworth. He assured the council that if the agreement is not working for either one of the […]

[8/26/21] Ruling In Jennifer Tyler Case

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The state commission overseeing public employment says Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett unfairly disciplined former Deputy Jennifer Tyler when he suspended her for three days over her conduct during a deputies’ union election. Last month the Public Employment Relations Commission upheld an examiner’s ruling that Burnett committed an unfair labor practice when he suspended Tyler […]

[8/19/21] Chelan Woman Freed From Okanogan Jail

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Okanogan County authorities say they will not prosecute a rural Chelan woman who was arrested this week in the death of her husband.  Sheriff’s deputies jailed 58-year-old Celine Pulich on Sunday after her husband, 60-year-old David Pulich, was found dead in their cabin on Antoine Creek Road north of Chelan.  The case was under investigation […]

[8/18/21] Dog Shooting in Manson

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There was a dog shooting Monday in Manson, but that’s about all we know. Wenatchee Valley Animal Care & Control is seeking information regarding the shooting of a tan, chihuahua type dog that occurred on Monday, August 16, between the hours of 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. The shooting occurred on the 0 block of […]