Court, Police & 911 Calls

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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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Samantha Ann Harding, 43, Okanogan, pleaded guilty July 29 to POCS (methamphetamine), obstruction and use of drug paraphernalia. Harding was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 359 days suspended, and fined $2,460.50 for the Jan. 15 crimes.

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