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CRIME
Suspect arrested in connection with beating, robbery of Twisp man in his home

Suspect arrested in connection with beating, robbery of Twisp man in his home

By Don Nelson
Twisp police have one suspect in custody and have identified another person of interest in connection with the beating …
Twisp man arrested on multiple drug charges

Twisp man arrested on multiple drug charges

By Don Nelson

A 38-year-old Twisp man was arrested last Wednesday (May 14) on multiple drug charges related to possession and sale of …

Winthrop burglaries attributed to reduced police coverage

Winthrop burglaries attributed to reduced police coverage

By Laurelle Walsh
Criminal activity in Winthrop has been higher than normal since Jan. 1, a fact interim marshal Ken Bajema attributes partly to …
Woman charged with dog theft says she was on a rescue mission

Woman charged with dog theft says she was on a rescue mission

By Ann McCreary
A Carlton woman who is scheduled for trial this month on charges that she stole a dog says she was “rescuing” the animal because it was chained up outdoors in sub-freezing weather last December. Judy Brezina Camp has been charged with …
Lost River Winery loses cash in tasting room burglary

Lost River Winery loses cash in tasting room burglary

  By Don Nelson The Winthrop Marshal’s Office is investigating a Jan. 15 burglary at the Lost River Winery tasting room on Highway 20 that resulted in the loss of about $3,000 in cash. Lost River’s marketing director, Liam Doyle, said that during the night someone broke a window panel on the tasting room’s front...
ATV incident reported on Balky Hill

ATV incident reported on Balky Hill

Okanogan County Sheriff Deputy Ottis Buzzard and Winthrop Deputy Marshal Ken Bajema responded to a call over Memorial Day weekend after Lawrence Hooper and Erika Stephens encountered two men and a wrecked ATV on their property on Balky Hill Road, according to Sheriff’s Office reports. One of the men had been riding an ATV on...
USFS investigates campground damage

USFS investigates campground damage

Photo courtesy of USFS   The U.S. Forest Service is investigating extensive “mudding” damage that occurred at Buck Lake Campground northwest of Winthrop over the Memorial Day weekend. In a press release, the Forest Service said that a meadow near the campground was torn up by vehicles, leaving deep, muddy ruts. Mudding, described by the...
Memorial Day burglary at Tenderfoot results in three arrests

Memorial Day burglary at Tenderfoot results in three arrests

BY LAURELLE WALSH Winthrop Marshal Dave Dahlstrom was dispatched from his home at around 2 a.m. on May 27 for a burglary in progress at Winthrop’s landmark Tenderfoot general store. The only witness was Brian Tillman, bartender that night at Three Fingered Jack’s Saloon across the street. Tillman was locking the saloon’s front door at...