Court, Police & 911 Calls

Border Patrol arrests smuggler near Oroville and Visa overstay during Labor Day Weekend

SPOKANE – U.S. Border Patrol Agents within Spokane Sector were involved in two notable arrests over the Labor Day weekend, including near Oroville.

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Missing 76-year-old located in Federal Way, Washington

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.

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Sheriff hires two patrol deputies in July

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.

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Public Hearing scheduled on Emergency Communications

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.

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Deputies cleared in officer involved shooting of suspect in homicide

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, [...]

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Bridgeport man arrested for shooting incident

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 [...]

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Okanogan County Sheriff’s K9 Unit finds 186 pounds of meth on National Forest

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.

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Body found in trunk of burning car in Aeneas Valley

TONASKET – An Okanogan County Sheriff’s Sergeant and Deputy were involved in a non-fatality officer-involved shooting (OIS) near the Aeneas Valley Store after responding to the scene of a vehicle fire where a body was found in the trunk on Monday, June 3.

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National Drug Court Month: Okanogan County recognizes importance of law enforcement as a partner

OKANOGAN – Courtrooms are not places where you expect to find scenes of celebration and tears of joy. Nor are they a place where you typically see law enforcement officers sitting side by side with defendants.

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New personnel hired for the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department

Over the first four months of 2019, the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office has gained several new employees across the Communications, Records and Patrol divisions.

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