Owner Confronts Vehicle Theft Suspect
- Written by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
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On 05/26/17 at approximately 3:00 AM Douglas County Deputies responded to a vehicle prowl which had just occurred in the 500 Blk of 18th Street in Bridgeport, WA. The complainant reported that at approximately 2:30 AM his wife awakened him to say she could see someone inside his pickup. The complainant put his clothes on and went out to confront the subject. The complainant recognized the person and tried to grab him. The subject a male resisted and ran. He got into a vehicle and started to drive away. The complainant jumped in through an open window and attempted to turn off the vehicle and pull out the keys. He lost his grip and fell out of the vehicle after a short distance. He was not injured. The suspect made off with a stereo subwoofer worth about $800.00. The identified suspect is still at large and the investigation is continuing.
While I greatly admire this man’s courage and willingness to draw a line in the sand against criminals, it would have been much safer for him to call 9-1-1 right away. Mere things are not worth one’s life.
This weekend we will have extra marine patrols on the river at the north and south end of Douglas County. I encourage all boaters to make sure you have all required equipment on board and that your vessel is in good working order. The legal standard for Boating Under the Influence is the same as that for DUI (.08% BAC). As a matter of public safety, we don’t give warnings for BUI. Enjoy the holiday, but don’t take chances with your safety and the safety of others.
Cruzin Chelan Car Show Weekend June 2nd and 3rd
- Written by Olivia Plew, LCCC
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- 5pm-6pm: Happy Hour
- 5pm-8pm: Wine Tasting
- 5pm-9pm: Early Registration for Saturday’s Show ’n’ Shine
- 6pm-8pm: Dinner at The Winemaker’s Grill
- 6pm-9pm: Live music by The LakeBoys
Two deceased bodies located near Chiwaukum Creek Quarry
- Written by Jason Mathews, Undersheriff, CCSO
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On May 24, 2017 autopsies were performed on both of the deceased. The autopsy results did not reveal any trauma or fatal injuries. The Chelan County Chief Deputy Coroner reported further tests and analysis would need to be completed prior to determining a cause of death. The results for that could take up to 10 weeks. The Chief Deputy Coroner and Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Detectives continue to try to identify the two deceased. Positive identification could take up to two more weeks.
On May 24, 2017 Sheriff Brian Burnett reports the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of two individuals found deceased inside a vehicle adjacent to a campsite near mile post 90 on Highway 2, between Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee.
On May 23, 2017 shortly after 12:30pm a caller reported they located a full sized pickup truck in a heavily brushed area near the Chiwaukum Creek Rock Quarry. The Rock Quarry is located near mile post 90 on Highway 2, west of Leavenworth. The reporting party did not get close enough to the vehicle to determine if anyone was inside.
The first arriving Deputy located the vehicle with the assistance of the reporting party. The Deputy noticed someone had attempted to conceal the vehicle with a blanket, duct tape, and natural vegetation from the area. The Deputy approached the vehicle and located two deceased subjects sitting in the driver’s seat and front passenger seat. The Deputy requested assistance from our Detective Unit and notified the Chelan County Coroner’s Office. The Detective Unit and Chief Deputy Coroner processed the scene, secured both the deceased and the vehicle. The Coroner’s Office is performing autopsies on both the deceased and is working closely with our Detective’s Unit to determine a cause of death.
At this point in the investigation we are not actively pursuing any suspects, nor do we believe there is a risk to public safety related to this incident. Both the Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office are working to identify the bodies and notify next of kin.
Once the autopsies are completed and a cause of death determined there will be more to follow.
Manson High School Graduating Class of 2017 Senior Presentations May 30 at North Shore Bible Church
- Written by Janice Stewart
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38th Annual Lake Chelan Valley 4th of July Fireworks fundraising has begun
- Written by Lake Chelan Valley Fireworks Show Committee
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The Lake Chelan Valley 4th of July Fireworks, which is organized completely by volunteers from the community, will return for 2017 above the Manson Bay on Lake Chelan. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)
The Lake Chelan community will produce one of the largest fireworks shows in Washington state on July 4, 2017. The annual event is coordinated by community members, some of whom have already begun the planning process for the show which will feature some new details for locals and visitors who flock to Lake Chelan for the show each year.
The Lake Chelan Valley 4th of July Fireworks take place in the Manson Bay in downtown Manson each year. The fireworks are staged from a barge on Lake Chelan so viewers can enjoy the views while waiting for the show at nightfall.
A GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/MansonBayFireworks) has been set up to accept ongoing donations for the show. The goal for the campaign is $2,500 which is just a portion of the funds that volunteers need to produce the show.
Overall, $30,000 is raised each year through sponsorships and donations bins which are placed throughout town. Any funds not utilized for the event are rolled over to the next year’s fireworks show so the team does not have to start from scratch financially. All funds raised from the event are designated solely to produce the annual fireworks spectacular.
The fireworks show got its start when guests at Wapato Point Resort produced their own small show. Since then, the community has taken the reigns to build the show into the crowd-pleaser that it is today.
Event sponsors such as Wapato Point Resort and Washington’s Playground have been vital in ensuring the high quality that the show has become known for. Additionally, Town Toyota Center of Wenatchee has graciously committed as the event’s Presenting Sponsor. The group would also like to recognize media partners GoLakeChelan.com and KOZI Radio for their generous support of the event.
To learn more about the Lake Chelan Valley 4th of July Fireworks show and all that it takes to make it happen, visit the event Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/LakeChelanFireworks ).