Compiled by Don Nelson

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office

May 6

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Property damage was reported at a location on Highway 20, Twisp.

ASSAULT: Caller reported that someone had assaulted their daughter at a location on North Lincoln Avenue, Twisp.

May 7

TRAFFIC HAZARD: Two horses were reported to be in the roadway on West Chewuch Road, Winthrop.

May 8

INJURY ACCIDENT: It was reported that a vehicle struck a horse at Reflection Lane and West Chewuch Road.

CHECK ON PERSONAL WELFARE: A personal welfare check was requested for a location on East Methow Valley Highway, Twisp, where a woman was reported to have two small children in mobile home behind a motel.

FRAUD: A person on Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road reported several unauthorized charges on a debit card, involving items that were shipped to Texas and Minnesota.

May 9

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: A man was reported sleeping in a sleeping bag just off of Highway 153, Methow.

May 10

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: A vehicle was reported off the roadway and over an embankment on Benson Creek Drive, Twisp.

May 12

THEFT: A vehicle was reported stolen from a location on West Second Avenue, Twisp.

TRAFFIC HAZARD: An injured deer was reported in the roadway on Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road at Aspen Lane.

May 16

BURLGARY: A burglary was reported on Wandling Road, Winthrop.

May 18

THEFT: A person on Windy Ridge Road, Twisp, reported that three fir trees had been taken from their property and they suspected a neighbor.

May 19

STRAY ANIMALS: One bull and five heifers were reported being loose on Highway 20 near Twisp.

THEFT: The theft of a boat was reported on Lookout Mountain Road, Twisp.

May 20

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Two vehicles were reported loitering on Twisp River Road.

May 21

PARKING PROBLEM: Caller reported that people are parking in the Gunn Ranch Road area but not using the designated parking area and are blocking the roadway.

May 22

CITIZEN ASSIST: Caller on Davelaar Drive, Mazama, said a neighbor was burning pine needles and did not respond to requests to stop.

May 23

TRESPASSING: Possible trespassing was reported on Meadows Road, Carlton.

May 24

SEARCH AND RESCUE: It was reported that a canoe overturned in the Methow River near Pateros.

EXTRA PATROLS: Extra patrols were requested related to motorists speeding on East Chewuch Road, Winthrop.

NOISE: Caller on West Chewuch Road complained about dirt bikes being noisy and trespassing on the caller’s property.

INJURED ANIMAL: An injured deer was reported on Highway 20 near Winthrop.

SEARCH AND RESCUE: A search and rescue operation was conducted near Mazama.

May 25

ABANDONED VEHICLE: An abandoned vehicle was reported on Twin Lakes Road, Winthrop.

NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: A non-injury accident was reported at Lester Road and Bear Creek Road.

May 26

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: It was reported that a man was shooting across the river from a campground on West Chewuch Road, Winthrop.

May 26

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: It was reported that windows were broken out of several vehicles at a location on Highway 20.

ANIMAL PROBLEM: It was reported that five dogs were tied to different trees at a location on Highway 153, Methow. The dogs were in the shade but the caller said the chains looked too short.

May 27

NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: A non-injury accident was reported on a U.S. Forest Service road near Twisp.

VICIOUS ANIMAL: A vicious animal was reported on Highway 153 near Twisp.

May 29

CIVIL ISSUE: Caller reported that a tenant had left owing money.

TRESPASSING: A possible trespassing incident was reported on Wandling Road, Winthrop.

May 31

TRESPASSING: It was reported that several four-wheelers were going up and down Taylor road, Twisp, and trespassing on the caller’s property.

NOISE: An ongoing problem with a barking dog was reported on Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road.
Twisp Police Department

May 7

POSSIBLE SUICIDE ATTEMPT: Caller on Magers Street reported that a person had expressed suicidal thoughts.

May 10

NOISE: Caller complained of loud bass music coming from a location on South Methow Street.

CIVIL ISSUE: A person on Highway 20 reported that they were being evicted and requested options.

TRAFFIC HAZARD: A traffic hazard was reported on Magers Street.

PARKING PROBLEM: A vehicle was reported causing parking problems at South Glover Street and East Third Avenue.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Caller reported that a man was seen going through mailboxes on Twisp River Road.

DRUGS: A possible minor-in-possession party involving drugs was reported on Elbow Coulee Road.

May 11

WARRANT ARREST: A warrant arrest was reported on East Methow Valley Highway.

May 12

WARRANT ARREST: A warrant arrest was reported on Frost Road.

May 13

ABANDONED VEHICLE: An abandoned vehicle was reported on Second Avenue.

NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: A non-injury accident was reported on South Methow Valley Highway.

May 15

FIRE DANGER: A leaky propane tank was reported on Burton Street.

THEFT: A theft was reported at a motel on Highway 20.

TRAFFIC HAZARD: A traffic hazard was reported on Lincoln Street.

May 16

TRESPASS: Caller on North Lincoln Street said they saw an unknown man hiding in the bushes on the caller’s property.

May 17

CIVIL MATTER: Caller on Highway 20 reported that they were trying to visit someone but that person’s landlord was intoxicated and telling the caller they couldn’t visit.

May 18

UNSECURED PREMISES: An open door was reported at a location on North Lincoln Street.

May 19

FIRE: A backyard fire was reported on South Lincoln Street; one structure was threatened.

May 22

STRAY ANIIMAL: A small white dog was reported on West Second Avenue.

ASSAULT: A possible assault was reported in the town park.

TRESPASS: A possible trespass was reported on South Methow Street.

EXTRA PATROL: Extra patrols were requested for West Second Avenue.

CHILD ABUSE: Caller reported that his ex-girlfriend has been taking the caller’s infant daughter to a registered sex offender’s residence and that the offender may have exposed himself to the infant.

UNSECURED PREMISES: An open door was reported at a location on Glover Street.

May 23

TRAFFIC HAZARD: A traffic hazard was reported on Webb Lane.

TRESPASS: Trespassing was reported on South Methow Street.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Caller reported that the lights were all off in a residence on South Methow Street but someone was walking around inside with a flashlight.

May 24

HEALTH ISSUE: An elderly man was found unconscious in his car at the Winthrop Post Office; when asked if he was OK, the man said he was not. Medical assistance was requested.

VEHICLE PROWL: A vehicle prowl was reported on South Methow Street.

VEHICLE PROWL: It was reported that someone was tampering with a vehicle on South Methow Street.

DISABLED VEHICLE: A disabled vehicle was reported at North Methow Valley Highway and West Twisp Avenue.

May 25

DISABLED VEHICLE: A disabled vehicle was reported at East Twisp Avenue and North Glover Street.

May 26

LOCK-OUT: A vehicle lock-out was reported on Marble Street.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: A woman was reported walking along Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road and yelling.

May 29

POSSIBLE DRUG USE: It was reported that a person in the vicinity of Bridge Street and East Methow Valley Highway was sleeping under a bridge and doing drugs.

ABANDONED VEHICLE: An abandoned vehicle was reported on Anderson Lane.

VAGRANCY: A person who was possibly a vagrant was reported seen on East Twisp Avenue.

May 30

TRAFFIC HAZARD: Cattle were reported on Highway 20 near Twisp.

DISABLED VEHICLE: A disabled vehicle was reported on Highway 20.

Winthrop Marshal’s Office

May 9

TRAFFIC STOP: A traffic stop was reported on Castle Avenue.

TRAFFIC OFFENSE: A vehicle was reported blocking Riverside Avenue.

May 10

PARKING PROBLEM: A parking problem was reported on Castle Avenue.

PARKING PROBLEM: A blocking problem was reported on Riverside Avenue.

May 21

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: A suspicious vehicle was checked out at the Winthrop Barn.

May 24

INJURY: It was reported that a person cut themselves with a chain saw on Twin Lakes Drive.

May 25

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Washington State Patrol was advised of heavy traffic in Winthrop.

TRAFFIC OFFENSE: A traffic offense was reported on Riverside Avenue.

HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT: It was reported that a vehicle backed into another vehicle on Riverside Avenue and then drove away.

May 26

POSSIBLE DUI: It was reported that some people in a pickup truck heading west on Riverside Avenue were hanging outside the truck, yelling and holding beer.

May 30

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: A malicious mischief incident was reported on Castle Avenue.

May 31

NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: A truck rolled into the Chewuch River in downtown Winthrop. No people were in the vehicle, but a dog that was in the truck bed was subsequently rescued.

Okanogan County Superior Court

Leroy Austin, 54, of Twisp, pleaded guilty to second-degree Vehicle Prowling. He was sentenced to 364 days with 353 days suspended and fined a total of $760.50.

Gregory Phillip Swezey, 48, of Carlton, pleaded guilty to third-degree Criminal Mistreatment. He was sentenced to 364 days with 364 suspended and fined a total of $760.50.

The court found probable cause to charge Matthew B. Mathwich, 38, of Twisp, with three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance. Bail was set at $25,000.