OROVILLE – An Oroville man who called the sheriff’s office Thursday to report a hunting accident was arrested for manslaughter in the second degree when Ashley Nelson, Oroville, was found dead at the scene.
Court, Police & 911 Calls
SEATTLE – On Oct. 9, Maria del Rayo Mendoza Garcia filed a lawsuit against Okanogan County for unlawfully detaining her in March 2019. Okanogan County detained Ms. Mendoza based solely on a detainer request from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) despite federal court decisions that make clear state and local officials have no authority to arrest or detain people for immigration purposes.
OKANOGAN – The dead body of a woman found in the trunk of a burning car in Aeneas Valley last June has been identified as Angela M. Bowers, the wife of a jailed suspect who was shot by Okanogan County deputies investigating the suspicious fire.
SPOKANE – U.S. Border Patrol Agents within Spokane Sector were involved in two notable arrests over the Labor Day weekend, including near Oroville.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in looking for a missing person. Gail Smith is a 76- year-old male who has early onset of dementia.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office hired two patrol deputies in July. Deputies Jesse Tapia and Justin Malone were sworn in on July 22, 2019.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m. with the intent of authorizing the Emergency Communications Sales Tax (.2 percent) on the November 2019 ballot for voter approval.
Investigation into homicide continues OKANOGAN – The North Central Washington Special Investigations Unit has determined that two Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputies were justified when they fired on Lance R. Bowers, a 37-year-old armed suspect, after he did not comply with orders and displayed his firearm. “In connection with the Deputy Involved Shooting from June 3, [...]
BRIDGEPORT – A Bridgeport man was arrested by Douglas County Sheriff Deputies after he allegedly fired shots outside a restaurant and bar in Bridgeport. Adam Torres-Gomez, 24, was arrested and booked into the Okanogan County Jail after being identified as having fired gunshots in front of the El Pariso Restaurant and Bar in the early [...]
MAZAMA – An Okanogan County Sheriff’s K9 Unit located two suitcases full of methamphetamine on the Okanogan National Forest last Monday, June 17, worth about $1 million on the street, according to Sheriff Tony Hawley.