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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Gailin Tara Olsen, 27, Omak, pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to third-degree assault (law enforcement officer), resisting arrest, fourth-degree assault (DV) and fourth-degree assault. Those crimes occurred Feb. 14. In a separate case, Olsen pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to second-degree theft. Olsen was sentenced to a total of three months in jail and fined a total of $3,001.76 including $1,290.26 in restitution. The second crime occurred Dec. 18, 2013.

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Death of Riverside man thought to be homicide

RIVERSIDE – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a Riverside man and questioning two teenage suspects arrested in Oregon driving the dead man’s stolen pickup.

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Two injured in rollover accident

TONASKET – Two north county residents were injured when a tire blew on their pickup truck and caused the vehicle to rollover about four miles south of Tonasket on SR97.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
The court found probable cause to charge Christina Linn Fletcher, 54, Oroville, with intimidating a witness and POCS (methamphetamine). The crimes allegedly occurred Sept. 9.

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Goods recovered as Tonasket store burglar nabbed

TONASKET – An burglar’s attempt to steal fishing gear, optics, knives and more from Scholz Sporting Goods in Tonasket ended in failure as Tonasket Police apprehended the suspect on Friday, Sept. 10, after a brief on-foot chase down Western Avenue.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Brian Daniel Chambers, 45, Omak, pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to failure to register as a sex offender (felony). Chambers was sentenced to four months in jail and fined $1,110.50.

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Police find Oroville man wanted for attempted murder

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office has located and arrested a man they were seeking in the brutal stabbing and robbery of an Oroville man at the end of last month.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
The court found probable cause to charge Christian Kwaku Gyamfi, 40, Okanogan, with violation of a no-contact order (DV). The crime allegedly occurred Aug. 8.

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Elizabeth Ann Kinkade

Librarian accused of sexual misconduct takes a plea

OKANOGAN – Elizabeth Anne KinKade, the Tonasket High School Librarian accused of five counts of sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old student, has pleaded guilty in Okanogan County Superior Court to one one count of sexual misconduct with a minor and the court dismissed the other four.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Arthur Leroy Sims Jr., 45, Oroville, pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one count of unlawful use of a building for drug purposes. Sims was sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined $3,110.50 for the Dec. 12, 2011 crimes. A restitution hearing was scheduled for Oct. 13.

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