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On July 6th 2018 at approximately 1219 hours, Sheriff Brian Burnett reports a body was recovered in the Wenatchee River, near the 4700 block of Old Monitor Road, in Monitor, WA. The body was first observed tangled in some brush by a rafter as they passed through the area. The rafter reported the sighting through Rivercom but had left the area prior to the arrival of emergency responders.    

Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrived in the area and located the deceased body in the river 15-20 feet from shore snagged on submerged logs.   The body was recovered and turned over to the Chelan County Coroner.   Further investigation is required for identification purposes and the potential cause of death.

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CC sheriff logo 2018On July 5th 2018 at approximately 1800 hours, Sheriff Brian Burnett reports an accident involving a train versus pedestrian on the railroad tracks in the area of Goodwin Road and Ruby Street in Cashmere, WA. The reporting party, Burlington Northern Santé Fe Railroad (BNSF), told Rivercom the accident occurred near train track milepost 1662.5.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office arrived in the area along with multiple Chelan County Fire Department units and Ballard Ambulance. The victim was located underneath a train car approximately 250 feet west of the front engine. Ballard Ambulance Paramedics confirmed the victim was deceased.

The train had been eastbound at approximately 25 miles per hour when they observed a male approximately 200-300 feet in front of the train. The male was walking away from them in the middle of the tracks. The investigation indicates the male was wearing headphones and walking eastbound, the same direction the train was travelling. The train operators activated the horn multiple times but the male did not respond.

The deceased has been identified as 32 year old Mario Villalobos Subias, a resident of Mexico.   Family has been notified.  

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2208 w woodin ave 800

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On July 5th at around 1825 hours, Sheriff Brian Burnett reports a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of West Woodin Avenue and East Center Street in the city limits of Chelan.  The Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Chelan Fire, and Chelan EMS responded. 

Upon arrival there were 3 pedestrians injured and the causing driver was trapped upside down in her vehicle.  Lake Chelan EMS transported the 3 pedestrians and the driver to Lake Chelan Hospital.  The most serious injury was a head injury to an adult female who was ultimately airlifted to Harborview Hospital. 

Witnesses at the scene said the driver of a white SUV turned into the driveway at 2208 West Woodin Avenue and drove at a high rate of speed through the patio area of the business and struck 3 pedestrians who were in the patio area. The vehicle continued to accelerate driving over the embankment, across the top of an unoccupied parked vehicle, flipping and coming to rest upside down against a parked vehicle.  Two of the three vehicles were totaled to include the causing vehicle.    

Early indications are a medical condition may have been a contributing factor, the investigation is ongoing.

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ChelanFireRescueLogo200WORKSHOP AGENDA

Chelan Fire and Rescue

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 9:00 A.M.

232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

 Flag Salute:

Open Workshop

 Long Range Planning Discussion:

  • · Standards of coverage – expectations of response times and type of work performed to all calls.
  • · Emergency Response Services
  • · 2019 Staffing Model options.
  • · Programing
  • · Capital purchases
    • o Facilities
    • o Apparatus replacement
    • o Equipment replacement
  • · Consider future Fire Levy Lid Lift  

 

Adjournment:

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ChelanFireRescueLogo200Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Flag Salute:

Regular Meeting Call to Order:

Approve Agenda:

Public Comment:

Consent Agenda:

  • · Revenue and Expenditure Report: April 2018
  • · Payroll: $176,666.00 for June 1-30, 2018 Paid: 07-05-2018
  • · Vouchers for June General Account: Vouchers #18100 – 18117 for $13,417.46; Vouchers #18118 – 18141 for $13,347.64; Vouchers #18142 – 18152 for $13,076.89; Vouchers #18153 – 18165 for $8,085.96.
  • · Vouchers for June Capital Account: Vouchers #17056 for $318.60; Vouchers #17057 for $337.75; Vouchers #17058 – 17059 for $2,846.08.
  • · Minutes: June 13 & 20, 2018

Fire Chief Report:

  • · 2018 Budget / Emergency Response Report / Facilities/Apparatus/Equipment
  • · Deputy Chief Operations Report: Operations / Fire Prevention / Public Education / Career Staff
  • · Assistance Chief of Volunteer Services: Volunteer Recruitment and Training / Volunteer Staff / Explores/Junior Firefighters

Firefighters Association Report:

Unfinished Business:

  • · Annexation Issues
  • · LCCH EMS Interagency Agreement with CFR

New Business:

  • · United States Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME case.

Special Event:

  • · Washington Fire Commissioners Conference 10-24, 26, 27-2018, Yakima Convention Center

Commissioner Comments: No action to be taken.

Executive Session: RCW 42.30.140 Contract, and wage benefit negotiations.

Adjournment:

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methow airport

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Phase 1 and 2 of rehabilitation project completed on time

WINTHROP – Methow Valley State Airport has a brand new runway after a 45-day temporary closure to rehabilitate the 22-year-old pavement. On May 14, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation began the four Phased $5 million project to replace the pavement and maintain this crucial infrastructure.

Methow Valley State Airport in Winthrop is the largest of 16 WSDOT-managed airports, serving aircraft weighing up to 30,000 pounds.

Phase 1 and Phase 2 were completed on time (within the first 45 days).The runway opens in time to avoid interfering with the expected fire season operations of the United States Forest Service (USFS), conducted by North Cascades Smokejumper Base (NCSB).

Although the runway is scheduled to be open for public use by 8 p.m. on July 3, the west side taxiway connector and transient parking ramp will remain closed into August in order to complete Phase 3 for additional sub-grade and pavement overlay upgrades. Phase 3 is scheduled to be complete in August.

Limited space is being made available for transient (visiting) aircraft with prior permission in the Rams Head hangar development on the east side of the airport. Pilots are advised to check NOTAM’s and contact the airport manager for prior permission to access limited parking.

Wenatchee general contractor, Selland Construction, worked on Phases 1-2 and continues to complete Phase 3 of the project. Phase 4 to expand the west general aviation aircraft parking apron to the south was rebid in June. Timing of construction is unknown at this time.

Construction costs are split between the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and WSDOT Aviation. The FAA is supporting 90 percent and WSDOT Aviation is supporting 10 percent of the total cost. 

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A multi-agency coordination event occurred between Federal, State, County and City organizations in Grant County, Douglas County and Chelan County over the course of nine days in June. During this event, and through coordinated efforts, law enforcement officers arrested 62 Violent Offenders and others with warrants for their arrest.

hopscothJoseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced today that the United States Marshals Service coordinated a federal, state and local law enforcement operation, called “Operation Hopscotch,” that resulted in the arrests of sixty-two violent offenders in Grant, Chelan and Douglas Counties over the course of ten days.  The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Moses Lake Police Department, Wenatchee Police Department and East Wenatchee Police Department partnered in Operation Hopscotch to locate and arrest sex offenders and other violent offenders with outstanding active arrest warrants.  Operation Hopscotch also led to the apprehension of fugitives based on arrest warrants issued from California and Idaho, as well as the arrests of offenders located in Arizona and Texas.  During the operation, law enforcement officers seized approximately 180 grams of methamphetamine and $2,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency.

Craig Thayer, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Washington, said, “The United States Marshals Service is very appreciative of the partnerships we have with the city, county, state, and other federal law enforcement agencies that worked diligently to make this warrant operation a tremendous success.  “Sixty -Two” violent offenders with active warrants were arrested and taken to jail.  Our communities are safer as a result of these cooperative efforts that help to hold these violent offenders accountable to the justice system.”

Harrington stated, “On behalf of the citizens of the Eastern District of Washington: Well Done!”

The U.S. Marshals Service led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (“PNVOTF”) is comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers from Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.  The PNVOTF in Eastern Washington is comprised of full-time members from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Kennewick Police Department, Washington State Department of Corrections, and U.S. Border Patrol with part-time officers from agencies throughout the district.  The mission of the PNVOTF is to locate, arrest and bring to justice the most egregious federal, state, and local violent offenders.

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douglascountysheriff148The Douglas County Commissioners have appointed Undersheriff Kevin Morris as acting Sheriff following Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal’s early retirement. 

After over 11 years of outstanding service, Sheriff Gjesdal has chosen not to complete the remainder of his third term in office.  Effective 12:01 pm on July 1, 2018, Undersheriff Morris will serve as acting Sheriff pending the appointment of a Sheriff by the Commissioners. 

As required by state law, the Douglas County Republican Central Committee nominates candidates for appointment to the Commissioners.  The Republican Central Committee held interviews with interested persons on June 23, 2018. 

The Douglas County Commissioners are expected to make a selection to fill the remainder Sheriff Gjesdal’s unexpired term by resolution on Monday, July 9th at 9:00am after they receive nominations from the Republican Central Committee.

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douglascountysheriff148On 06/23/18 at approximately 11:07 PM Douglas County Deputies were dispatched to Lake Chelan Hospital to investigate a stabbing. 

The victim, a 20 year old Orondo man was being treated for a stab wound to his pelvis. 

The investigation revealed that at approximately 8:00 PM that evening, the victim was at a worker’s cabin in the 30 block of Nollmmeyer Rd. near Orondo.  He observed the suspect, 31 year old Ismael Gonzalez-Diaz of Orondo, fighting with several other males.  When the victim tried to intervene, Gonzalez-Diaz stabbed him in the pelvis, then left the scene.  A witness confirmed the victim’s account of the assault.

The suspect was located in an orchard approximately 1/2 mile from the scene of the attack.  It appeared he was very intoxicated.  The knife used in the attack and a fraudulent social security card was found in the vehicle. 

Gonzalez-Diaz was arrested without incident and booked into the Chelan County jail for assault 1st degree.

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