Court, Police & 911 Calls

Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court Criminal Dustin Hawk Chambers, 24, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 to failure to register as a sex offender (felony). Chambers was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $600. The crime occurred June 18 and July 8. Raul Duarte Vela, 34, Omak, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 to third-degree assault. Vela was sentenced [...]

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Criminal
William Joseph Bessette, 32, Omak, was found guilty at a jury trial May 29 to hit-and-run (fatality accident). He pleaded guilty July 29 to reckless driving (amended from vehicular homicide). Bessette was sentenced July 29 to 26.75 months (2.23 years) in prison and fined $13,748.50 for the Sept. 6, 2009 crimes. The fine includes $12,888 in reimbursements to Okanogan County for expert witness fees.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court Criminal Dakota Joseph Shaul, 19, Omak, pleaded guilty July 21 to first-degree criminal trespassing (lesser included of second-degree burglary) and third-degree malicious mischief. Shaul was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 362 days suspended and credit for two days served, and fined $500 for the June 9 crimes. Mary Lou Barclay, 43, [...]

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Cecilia Rita Condon, 42, Omak, pleaded guilty July 14 to second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree trafficking in stolen property. The court dismissed four counts of third-degree theft. Condon was sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the April 7-8, 2014 crimes.

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Lightning sparks Wildhorse fire on Mt. Hull

OROVILLE – Tonasket Ranger District’s firefighters continue to respond to fires caused by last Sunday night’s lightning, including the Wildhorse Fire on Mt. Hull which grew to 185 acres by Monday evening.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Aaron Michael Bauman, 28, Omak, pleaded guilty June 23 to three counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, POCS (with intent to deliver) (heroin) and POCS (methamphetamine). The court dismissed additional charges of POCS (methamphetamine) and use of drug paraphernalia. Bauman was sentenced to 40 months in prison and fined $2,210.50 for the March 12 crimes.

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Fireworks blamed for Tonasket house fire

TONASKET – The Tonasket Police Department is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home at 204 Third Street on the Fourth of July.

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Newby Lake fire burning in Canada, the Pasayten Wilderness

TONASKET – The Newby Lake wildfire, in Canada and the Pasayten Wilderness, was pushed by wind to the east and south past the international border again, making its way to the headwaters of Long Draw Creek west of Goodenough Peak.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Marvella Pioquinto Basa, 39, Oroville, pleaded guilty June 24 to second-degree assault (with a deadly weapon) (DV). The crime occurred Feb. 17. In a second case, Pioquinto Basa pleaded guilty June 24 to residential burglary. That crime occurred March 9, 2014. In that case, the court dismissed two additional charges: second-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. Pioquinto Basa was sentenced to 12 months in jail and fined a total of $1,200.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Christopher Charles Anaya, 24, Oroville, pleaded guilty June 25 to second-degree burglary, second-degree malicious mischief and third-degree theft. Anaya was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 304 days suspended, and fined $1,110.50 for the Feb. 23

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