Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office

Dec. 13

THEFT: The theft of car was reported on Stokes Road, Carlton.

Dec. 14

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: A man wearing all camouflage clothing was reportedly taking mail from mailboxes on Thurlow Road, Twisp.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: A plane was reported flying very low over Twisp-Carlton Road.

Dec. 17

VICIOUS ANIMAL: Caller reported being threatened by a vicious animal while cutting a Christmas tree in the woods near Highway 20, Twisp.

Dec. 18

BURGLARY ALARM: A burglary alarm was reported on Foster Loop Road, Winthrop.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Caller at a business on North Glover Street, Twisp, reported that a man had been staring at her for three hours while she worked, and asked her if she liked to shoot because he just bought a Smith & Wesson. The caller locked the man out as the business was closing.

Dec. 19

TRESPASSING: Caller on Ponderosa Lane, Winthrop, reported that a man was on their property, apparently looking into vehicles.

THEFT: A package was delivered to a location on Early Winters Drive, Mazama, but was apparently stolen.

Dec. 21

ACCIDENT: An accident was reported on Elbow Coulee Road; a vehicle was at the bottom of a steep grade.

Dec. 23

A non-injury accident was reported on Twisp-Winthrop East County Road.

Dec. 24

ACCIDENT: A rollover accident was reported at Highway 153 and Lower Beaver Creek Road.

Dec. 26

STRAY ANIMALS: It was reported that horses were fighting on Libby Creek Road near Carlton.


Twisp Police Department

Dec. 13

ACCIDENT: A vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle on Methow Valley Highway.

ANIMAL PROBLEM: An animal problem was reported affecting several locations in town including the park.

INTOXICATION: Caller on Magers Street reported that an intoxicated man had come into the residence and then was outside in a pickup truck, talking on the phone.

CIVIL ISSUE: A civil issue was reported on Riverside Avenue — caller said their landlord keeps banging on their door, and had shut off the power.

Dec. 16

CHECK ON WELFARE: Request for a check on the personal welfare of a person on Magers Street who had not been seen since recently returned from the hospital.

ACCIDENT: It was reported that a vehicle had gone over the embankment on Highway 20 north of Twisp.

Dec. 19

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: See Sheriff’s Office entry for Dec. 18 – same man showed up at the business on North Glover Street again.

Dec. 20

THEFT: The theft of an automobile was reported on North Johnson Street.

Dec. 21

ARREST: A warrant arrest occurred on Canyon Street.

TRESPASSING: Two men were outside a residence on Magers Street and refusing to leave.

Dec. 23

ASSAULT: Caller on Days Lane reported that a man had

held a knife to the caller’s daughter’s throat and choked her.

Dec. 24

JUVENILE PROBLEM: A 7-year-old child was reported “out of control” at a location on Twisp Airport Road.


Winthrop Marshal’s Office

Dec. 13

THEFT: A theft was reported on Riverside Avenue.

Dec. 21

INJURY: A person on Soaring Hawk road suffered a burn on their hand after a fall.

Dec. 24

DOMESTIC DISPUTE: A loud argument was reported at a location on Horizon Flats Road.

Dec. 26

BURGLARY: A possible burglary was reported on Wister Way. The caller believed that someone might be in the building but it was found to be empty.


Okanogan County District Court

David Lee Jansen, 46, of Twisp, pleaded guilty to third-degree Driving While License Suspended. He was sentenced to 90 days with 90 suspended and fined a total of $368.



Carmen Marie VanBianchi, 29, Twisp, and Jesse Lee Davis, 28, Twisp.