Background checks now required for all volunteers The Methow Valley School District is tightening its procedures after a chaperone on an Oct. 4 mountain biking field trip was charged with sexual misconduct. The district’s procedures will include a requirement that all school volunteers, including field trip chaperones, undergo a Washington State Patrol background check. Volunteers […]
School volunteer charged with sexual misconduct The Methow Valley School District is directing a third-party investigation into a field trip after a volunteer chaperone on the outing was arrested and charged with sexual misconduct. According to charging documents filed in Okanogan County Superior Court, Emily Binning-Wolak, 40, had sex with a 16-year-old Liberty Bell High […]
Mark Seguin, 62, arrested after a five-month investigation A man who once served as Twisp’s fire chief faces arson and other charges related to a Feb. 11 fire at his Burgar Street house, according to Twisp police. Mark Seguin, 62, pleaded not guilty Monday (July 29) before Okanogan Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp. Seguin’s trial […]
A Twisp man was charged this month in Okanogan County Superior Court with three counts of first-degree child rape and one count of first-degree incest. Nolan James Calvin, 30, was charged by Okanogan County Prosecuting Attorney Arian Noma with allegedly committing rape of two children under the age of 12 between May and August 2018, […]
A Winthrop man is being held on $1 million bail in the Snohomish County Jail in connection with a murder in Everett. Raymond Tannehill, age 28, of Winthrop, was arrested Feb. 19 on suspicion of being the getaway-car driver in the murder of Raul Cuadros, age 19, in a Jack in the Box parking lot […]
A fundamental rule of firearms safety — knowing your target and beyond — was apparently broken when a hunter sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound in an incident that occurred in the Little Bridge Creek area on the final weekend of deer hunting season.
Three people were arrested in Mazama last week in connection with a spate of vehicle break-ins at local trailheads in which numerous cars were damaged and a variety of items, including cash, credit cards and computers, were stolen.
Since June 11, several vehicle prowls were …
A preliminary investigation indicates that a 17-year-old man on a brush-clearing crew died from an alcohol overdose or poisoning, according to Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez.
Santos Armando Romero Mendez Jr. (known as Armando) was working on a crew …
An investigation is being conducted into the death of a Seattle-area man who was found unresponsive in a restroom located behind the Winthrop Barn on Highway 20 Monday afternoon (Sept. 12). “At this time the death is still under investigation, and the body has been sent for autopsy,” Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning said Tuesday (Sept […]
Gloria Mathyer of Twisp, who was convicted June 10 of vehicular homicide in Okanogan County Superior Court, is appealing the conviction to the Court of Appeals in Spokane. The charges were filed in connection with a June 2014 accident on Highway 153 south of Twisp in which Mathyer’s car collided with a motorcycle. The motorcycle driver was killed and his passenger was injured.