Court, Police & 911 Calls

Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Eleanor Jean Beach, 67, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 25 to four counts each of residential burglary and third-degree theft. Beach was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 274 days suspended, 30 days community service and fined $860.50. The crimes occurred in June and July.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Scott Joseph Girard, 51, Oroville, pleaded guilty July 21 to failure to register as a sex offender (third or subsequent conviction), unlawful possession of a firearm and first-degree unlawful hunting of wild birds. The court dismissed several charges: three counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of making a false or misleading statement, four counts of first-degree unlawful hunting of wild birds and 14 counts of second-degree hunting of wild birds. Girard was sentenced to 57 months in prison and fined $600 for the March 1, 2014 crimes.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Jeannette Deann Dudley, 48, Okanogan, pleaded guilty July 20 to three counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Dudley was sentenced Aug. 11 to 16 months in prison and fined $1,150. The crimes occurred Jan. 28, Feb. 5 and Feb. 18, 2014.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court Criminal Dustin Hawk Chambers, 24, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 to failure to register as a sex offender (felony). Chambers was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $600. The crime occurred June 18 and July 8. Raul Duarte Vela, 34, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 to third-degree assault. Vela was sentenced [...]

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
William Joseph Bessette, 32, Omak, was found guilty at a jury trial May 29 to hit-and-run (fatality accident). He pleaded guilty July 29 to reckless driving (amended from vehicular homicide). Bessette was sentenced July 29 to 26.75 months (2.23 years) in prison and fined $13,748.50 for the Sept. 6, 2009 crimes. The fine includes $12,888 in reimbursements to Okanogan County for expert witness fees.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court Criminal Dakota Joseph Shaul, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty July 21 to first-degree criminal trespassing (lesser included of second-degree burglary) and third-degree malicious mischief. Shaul was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended and credit for two days served, and fined $500 for the June 9 crimes. Mary Lou Barclay, 43, [...]

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Lightning sparks Wildhorse fire on Mt. Hull

OROVILLE – Tonasket Ranger District’s firefighters continue to respond to fires caused by last Sunday night’s lightning, including the Wildhorse Fire on Mt. Hull which grew to 185 acres by Monday evening.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Aaron Michael Bauman, 28, Omak, pleaded guilty June 23 to three counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, POCS (with intent to deliver) (heroin) and POCS (methamphetamine). The court dismissed additional charges of POCS (methamphetamine) and use of drug paraphernalia. Bauman was sentenced to 40 months in prison and fined $2,210.50 for the March 12 crimes.

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Fireworks blamed for Tonasket house fire

TONASKET – The Tonasket Police Department is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home at 204 Third Street on the Fourth of July.

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Newby Lake fire burning in Canada, the Pasayten Wilderness

TONASKET – The Newby Lake wildfire, in Canada and the Pasayten Wilderness, was pushed by wind to the east and south past the international border again, making its way to the headwaters of Long Draw Creek west of Goodenough Peak.

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