Court, Police & 911 Calls

DOE Photo An illegal hard rock bulkhead on Palmer Lake in Okanogan County can cause harm to natural shoreline functions, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Ecology levies $21,600 fine for unpermitted development on Palmer Lake shoreline

OROVILLE – The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued an administrative order and $21,600 civil penalty to Greg Newmarch of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, for unauthorized shoreline construction on Palmer Lake in Okanogan County.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court

The court found probable cause to charge Donovan Rae Nysti, 24, Okanogan, with POCS, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm and two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

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WSP Trooper rear-ended by impaired driver

OKANOGAN – Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Conner Bruchman sustained minor injuries when he was rear-ended by an impaired driver on US 97 near Okanogan on Sunday, Dec, 10, 2017, at about 6:10 p.m.

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Local kids enjoy Shop with a Cop event

OROVILLE – Local kids from Oroville and Tonasket got a chance to mix with law enforcement last Saturday as part of the Shop with a Cop program.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
The court found probable cause to charge Jared Nathanael Fudge, 27, Omak, with first-degree aggravated murder (premeditated), first-degree arson, first-degree burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. The crimes allegedly occurred Nov. 17.

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Three suspects arrested in mid-county burglaries

OKANOGAN – Three people have been arrested who are suspected of involvement in a string of burglaries and thefts that have taken place in November, mostly centered in mid-county, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

District Court
Jennifer Lynn Burgard, 39, Oroville, had a fourth-degree assault charge dismissed. Burgard was fined $300.

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Superior Court
The court found probable cause to charge Matthew Russell Carden Jr., 30, Omak, with one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. The crime allegedly occurred Oct. 4.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court

Tahshaw Lee Track, 32, Omak, pleaded guilty Oct. 31 to POCS and use of drug paraphernalia. Track was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $2,260.50 for the Jan. 28 crimes.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
The court found probable cause to charge Jody Ellen Cate, 37, Omak, with unlawful imprisonment (DV) and fourth-degree assault (DV). The crimes allegedly occurred Oct. 16.

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