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News of Record: November 30, 2016

News of Record: November 30, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 19 STRAY ANIMALS: Caller on Balky Hill Road, Twisp, reported that about 15 cattle were roaming around on his property. Nov. 21 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Caller on Highway 153, Twisp, reported a suspicious vehicle driving in the area. SUSPICION OF DRUG USAGE: The Washington State Patrol requested a K-9 dog to...
News of Record: November 2, 2016

News of Record: November 2, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 24 THEFT: It was reported that three game cameras were stolen from a location on Witte Road, Winthrop. STRAY ANIMAL: Caller on East Bonner Lake Road, Twisp, reported recurring problem with stray cattle. WEAPONS OFFENSE: Caller reported that someone at the gun range on Bear Creek Road, Winthrop, was shooting...
News of Record: Oct. 26, 2016

News of Record: Oct. 26, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 17 BURGLARY: Caller on Murphy Road, Methow, reported a home break-in and the loss of an AR-15 and a cash jar. ANIMAL PROBLEM: A goat was reported in the roadway on Ross Road, Twisp. SEARCH AND RESCUE: A hunter was reported overdue near the Harts Pass campground. ABANDONED VEHICLE: An...
News of Record: October 12, 2016

News of Record: October 12, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 4 CIVIL MATTER: Caller on Lost River Road, Mazama, reported shooting at some dogs on her property with a BB gun. TRESPASSING: Caller on Ayer’s Road, Twisp, reported that two women were driving four-wheelers across the caller’s property and substation property, and also on Highway 20. Oct. 6 ACCIDENT: A...
News of Record: October 5, 2016

News of Record: October 5, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 28 ABANDONED VEHICLE: A pickup was reported abandoned on property near Carlton. ACCIDENT: An accident was reported on Twisp-Carlton Road, involving a vehicle that apparently rolled over and was blocking a lane. Sept. 30 THREATENING BEHAVIOR: Caller reported being run off of an orchard on Twisp-Carlton Road by a man...
New Twisp police officer has deep local roots

New Twisp police officer has deep local roots

Twisp’s newly hired police officer, Stephen Purtell, says he’s happy to be back home in the Methow Valley. Purtell, 29, lived in the valley from the age of 4 and graduated from the alternative high school in 2006. He has joined the Twisp Police Department as its third officer, and anticipates attending Law Enforcement Academy in...
New Twisp ordinance cracks down on unwelcome dog doo deposits

New Twisp ordinance cracks down on unwelcome dog doo deposits

Pet owners in Twisp who permit their pooches to poop on other peoples’ property do so at their peril. A new ordinance approved by the Twisp Town Council last week places penalties on dog owners whose canines defecate on property
News of Record: September 28, 2016

News of Record: September 28, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 19 ABANDONED VEHICLE: An abandoned vehicle was reported on Twin Lakes Drive, Winthrop. Sept. 20 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Caller on Benson Creek reported that a truck had been stuck in a ditch for about an hour, and the caller believed the driver might be an “ex” that the caller had a...
News of Record: September 21, 2016

News of Record: September 21, 2016

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 12 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Caller on Twisp River Road reported that people were in the woods nearby, attempting to steal things from houses and tractors. Sept. 14 INJURED ANIMAL: An injured deer was reported on Old Twisp Highway. Sept. 15 ASSAULT: Caller on Old Carlton Road reported they were assaulted. MISSING...
ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

ATV issue rolls back onto streets of Winthrop

Okanogan County Commissioner Jim DeTro’s recent recreational all-terrain vehicle trip from Conconully to Winthrop with a bunch of friends has sparked renewed debate over how the town of Winthrop views ATVs. Although apparently in violation of the town’s…