More than a dozen offenders are in the Okanogan County Jail after being arrested in a multi-day operation.
The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office was one of the agencies involved in “Operation Centennial Trail”, which spanned several days from August 7th to August 11th.
Within a span of several days, law enforcement focused on apprehending violent fugitives and repeat offenders that were a risk to public safety within Okanogan County and outlying areas. These offenders were apprehended on warrants for Vehicular Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Possession of Child Pornography, Dangerous Drugs, Sex Offenses, and Illegal Entry.
Operation Centennial Trail’s goal was to reduce violent crime specifically in Okanogan County, but was also aimed to reduce the growing numbers of violent offenses across the state for the foreseeable future. During the operation, officers focused on reducing case backlogs, apprehending violent fugitives, and reducing overall violent crime.
Also participating in “Operation Centennial Trail” were the Brewster Police, Colville Tribal Police, Omak Police, North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, Washington State Department of Corrections, U.S. Border Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force located in Eastern Washington.