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Winthrop decides against merger of police departments — for now

Winthrop decides against merger of police departments — for now

Winthrop and Twisp won’t be combining their law enforcement efforts in the near future, but the idea is likely to hang around as long as the two small towns have police departments. Some members of the Winthrop Town Council said as much last …
News of Record: Oct. 28, 2015

News of Record: Oct. 28, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 19 TRESPASSING: Caller on Torer Creek Road, Twisp, noted that on Saturday hunters went across their property, and on Sunday hunters went through a neighbor’s property on the way to state land, and then later hunters on horseback went through. Oct. 20 EXTRA PATROLS REQUESTED: Extra patrols were requested on...
Winthrop to review proposal for merged police departments

Winthrop to review proposal for merged police departments

The Town of Twisp has developed a proposal for merging its police department with the Winthrop Marshal’s Office, an idea that the towns have contemplated in the past. Twisp’s proposal will be discussed at the Winthrop Town Council meeting on Wednesday (Oct. 21), which begins at 7 p.m. in the Hen House room of the Winthrop...
News of Record: Sept. 30, 2015

News of Record: Sept. 30, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 21 CIVIL MATTER: Caller on Russian Hills Road, Methow, reported that a neighbor had done some clearing on the caller’s property, cut trees and took timber. THREATENING BEHAVIOR: Caller on Libby Creek Road, Carlton, reported that a man was intoxicated and threatening to cut stuff with a chainsaw. ACCIDENT: A...
News of Record: September 16, 2015

News of Record: September 16, 2015

Okanogan County Superior Court The court found probable cause to charge Laura Sue Virginia Walker-Sifagaloa, 31, of Winthrop, with two counts of Possessing a Controlled Substance and Use of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail was set at $15,000. The court found probable cause to charge Mikeal Ryan Tomatich, 29, of Twisp, with first-degree Theft, Theft of a...
News of Record: Aug. 26, 2015

News of Record: Aug. 26, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 18 BURGLARY ALARM: A burglary alarm was reported on Wolfden Road, Winthrop. It turned out that the key holder had given the alarm company the wrong password. MEDICAL ISSUE: It was reported that an 11-year-old boy shot himself in the foot with a revolver. He was taken to Three Rivers...
News of Record: August 12, 2015

News of Record: August 12, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 3 AGENCY ASSIST: Assistance request with a person taken into custody on North Methow Valley Highway, Twisp. ASSAULT: A person was taken into custody on domestic violence charges on Libby Creek Road, Carlton. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: A caretaker at a residence on Lower Beaver Creek Road, Twisp, reported that someone had...
Winthrop won’t sell its town water for copper mine exploration work

Winthrop won’t sell its town water for copper mine exploration work

The Winthrop Town Council decided last week that the town won’t agree to supply water from its wells to be used for exploratory drilling at a potential copper mine site near Mazama. In a 3-2 vote, the council declined to approve a state Department of Ecology (DOE) “application for change/transfer of a water right” that would...
News of Record: July 29, 2015

News of Record: July 29, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office July 16 CIVIL MATTER: Caller on Libby Creek Road, Carlton, reported an ongoing property line dispute with a neighbor who keeps coming onto the caller’s property without permission. July 17 NOISE COMPLAINT: Caller on West Buttermilk Creek Road, Twisp, reported a party with lots of loud music and yelling, and possibly...
Marshal’s resignation leaves Winthrop looking for options

Marshal’s resignation leaves Winthrop looking for options

The resignation of Winthrop Marshal Rikki Schwab, which again leaves the town with only one law enforcement officer, is prompting another discussion about whether the Twisp and Winthrop police departments should merge their operations. Schwab, who became marshal in May 2014, confirmed at last week’s Town Council meeting that she is resigning effective Friday (July 24)....