Law Enforcement

[10/7/19] Chelan Suspects Arrested in Thefts

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The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says several thefts, burglaries and car prowls were reported in the Chelan area two weeks ago. The combined property taken in the multiple crimes September 23 and 24 was over $5,000. Surveillance cameras at one of the burglary sites captured a suspicious vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. The vehicle was […]

[10/4/19] Local law enforcement is asking for your assistance in helping them apprehend a robbery suspect. 

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Local law enforcement is asking for your assistance in helping them apprehend a robbery suspect.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the identity of the second man who they believe was involved in robbing a campsite near Coulee City on September 27th. Kye M. Shelton, who will turn 32 years of age next Wednesday, […]

[10/1/19] Adult Drug Court Hits Milestone

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Chelan County Adult Drug Court will hold its first graduation ceremony this week. The graduation marks the participants’ completion of the intensive program of comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, close supervision and accountability. The Chelan County Adult Drug Court is a pre-adjudication diversion program that was launched in June of 2018. Judge Kristin Ferrera said […]

[10/1/19] State Patrol Testing Hybrids

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The Washington State Patrol will buy three 2020 Ford Interceptor hybrid SUVs – the first purchase of hybrid vehicles for the agency. The purchase of the hybrids is a pilot project to see how well the vehicles perform and evaluate any possible savings. Washington State Patrol spokesman Chris Loftis said there are no plans to […]

[9/6/19] One Robbery Suspect Nabbed, One on the Loose

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Late in the evening on August 30, two masked suspects entered Ernie’s Grocery on S. Miller in Wenatchee. They held the clerk at gunpoint and took money from the cash register before fleeing on foot. Wenatchee Police Officers quickly arrived and began investigating. Over the course of the next several days a number of investigative […]

[9/6/19] Attorney Withdraws Services for Teen Charged with Killing

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The youth charged with killing one classmate and wounding three others during a school shooting in Washington state in 2017 will lose his private defense attorney. A judge on Wednesday allowed attorney Bevan Maxey to withdraw from the defense of 17-year-old Caleb Sharpe because Sharpe’s parents can no longer afford to pay. The director of […]

[8/30/19] Deputies Nab Man with Self Inflicted Wounds

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Early yesterday morning Douglas County Deputies responded to a trespass report on Westview Drive in East Wenatchee. Deputies found a 31-year-old East Wenatchee man, whom they’ve had prior contacts with, sitting in a vehicle. Deputies said he displayed a knife towards them and that blood was visible on his clothing. The man wouldn’t get out […]

[8/29/19] Pateros High Speed Driver Nabbed

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A high speed chase near Pateros yesterday afternoon just after 4pm, saw speeds of up to 100 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. Washington State Patrol Trooper John Bryan says the vehicle was finally forced to slow down due to traffic near milepost 154. The suspect continued to flee forcing the use of […]

[8/29/19] Drug Sniffing Dogs Coming to Jail

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Chelan County Jail will deploy the use of a drug sniffing dog in an effort to curb the large amount of drug use inside the jail. The county has selected Deputy Jacob Lewis to attend a training program in Shelton at the Washington Corrections Center where he will learn how to work with the dog […]

[8/29/19] Deputy Shot with Arrow

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A sheriff’s deputy in Kittitas County is recovering from being shot with a hunting arrow while responding to a call about a mental health emergency. Kittitas County Corporal James Woody was struck Tuesday afternoon near Ellensburg. Woody was hit as he opened the door to a home where a man with a history of fighting […]