top of page


Chelan County Sheriff Mike Morrison says he's disappointed with the latest batch of crime statistics released last week by the state association of sheriffs and police chiefs, which showed a 96 percent rise in murders across the state since 2019, and an almost nine percent rise in violent crime over 2021. Morrison says rolling those numbers back takes a two-pronged approach:

Morrison says drug use is still a problem in Chelan County, but he thinks the legislature did the right thing in the special session by making drug possession a crime once again. However, he says Chelan County is trying to do more by offering resources like rehabilitation and support to get help to those suffering from drug addiction. But he says there are other crimes to be concerned about:

The Sheriff says mitigating the crime numbers will depend on staying steady and involved:

Recent Posts

See All

If you're driving into Chelan on Highway 97A, prepare to slow down in the future, even more than you slow down now. The state is making plans to lower the speed limit coming into town, and Chelan Cit

We've got the July employment report for Okanogan County, and just as the reports for Chelan and Douglas counties have been as of late, it's a mixed bag of results. Regional Labor Economist Don Mesec

It's been several weeks since new buoys were installed on Lake Chelan, marking the no-wake zone. How have they been working in settling things down? Chelan County Sheriff's Sergeant Rob Huddleston:

bottom of page