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News of Record: Dec. 16, 2015

News of Record: Dec. 16, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 7 UTILITY PROBLEM: A tree fell on a power line on Twisp-Carlton Road. DISABLED VEHICLE: A school bus was reported to be blocking the road at Bear Creek Road and Davis Lake Road; a tow truck was summoned. THEFT: Mail was reported stolen from a location on Highway 20, Twisp....
Bajema’s resignation leaves Winthrop without police force

Bajema’s resignation leaves Winthrop without police force

The Winthrop Marshal’s Office, which had a full complement of three full-time officers at the beginning of the year, will end 2015 with none. Acting Marshal Ken Bajema, the sole remaining officer on the Winthrop force, recently sent a letter of resignation to the town, effective Dec. 22.
Winthrop’s police officers deserve more support, less micromanaging

Winthrop’s police officers deserve more support, less micromanaging

By Ken Bajema It is a difficult time to be a police officer. As I write this, 116 officers have been killed in the line of duty this year, six of them in Washington state. Many more are injured in physical confrontations. Social media has painted officers in a poor light, which has increased police...
News of Record: Dec. 2, 2015

News of Record: Dec. 2, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 23 ASSAULT: Caller on Libby Creek Road, Carlton, reported an assault. A person was taken into custody. Nov. 24 HARASSMENT: Caller on Ross Road, Twisp, reported that man kept calling to make threats. Nov. 25 CIVIL MATTER: Caller on Libby Creek Road, Carlton, asked for assistance related to a protective...
News of Record: November 18, 2015

News of Record: November 18, 2015

Okanogan County Sheriff Nov. 9 CITIZEN DISPUTE: Caller on Wolf Creek Road, Winthrop, reported that a highly intoxicated man came to their house and was yelling. STRAY ANIMAL: Caller on Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road reported about half-a-dozen cows in the roadway. Nov. 10 ILLEGAL BURNING: Caller on Highway 20, Twisp, reported that a large burn was...
Winthrop council backs Marshal’s Office reorganization plan

Winthrop council backs Marshal’s Office reorganization plan

Personnel issues, including a proposal to reduce the number of full-time Winthrop police officers from three to two, dominated the Town Council’s 2016 budget discussions at its meeting last week. A recommendation to shift priorities and responsibilities within the Winthrop Marshal’s Office, proposed by acting…
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...