Driver has accident caused by Christmas lights distraction
- Written by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
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C#17D-06816: On 11/28/17 at 11:30 PM Douglas County Deputies received a call of a one car rollover accident on Fancher Heights Blvd. and Inglewood Dr.
The first Deputy on the scene found a vehicle lying on its top in the yard of a residence. All the occupants were out of the vehicle. The driver said she and two other passengers were in the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights. She said as she slowed down to make a turn “her foot slipped off the gas pedal and onto the accelerator.” The vehicle hit a curb and rolled about three times according to the driver.
There was alcohol and a legal amount of marijuana in the car, but the driver showed no signs of impairment. She was transported to Confluence Hospital for minor injuries.
One passenger, who fled before deputies arrived, returned to the scene and became belligerent and cursed the investigating Deputy. There was no reason to detain him and he left the scene while delivering some parting obscenities. The driver was cited for Speed Too Fast For Conditions.
C#17D-06799: On 11/28/17 at 8:45 AM a Douglas County Deputy responded to a burglary complaint at McDougal and Sons located in the 13000 Blk. of US 2.
The reporting party, who worked at McDougal and Sons, reported that one of her family members owns a pickup. She had occasion to look in the vehicle and saw items she knew belonged to McDougal. The Deputy followed up by contacting another employee at the business. He learned that someone had broken into the receiving building during the night.
Stolen were two computers, a portable radio charger, a small utility wagon, an acid monitor, and a web cam.
Deputies located the vehicle and suspect at a residence in Peshastin. The suspect was uncooperative. The vehicle was impounded and a search warrant for the vehicle was obtained. The stolen property was found inside. Before deputies could arrest the suspect, Department of Corrections officers arrested him for failing to comply with conditions of his supervision.
Deputies served probable cause statements at the Chelan County Jail on 11/29/17 charging him with Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree, a class C felony. The suspect was identified as 24 year old Maverick L. Delzer of Peshastin.
Celebration planned for new roundabout in Chelan, Nov. 29
- Written by Jeff Adamson, WSDOT
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Officials join WSDOT in ribbon-cutting event
CHELAN – Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney will participate with Washington State Department of Transportation staff and local residents 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of a new roundabout on SR 150 at No See-Um Road.
The roundabout is one of several Connecting Washington transportation projects completed this year, bringing safety, economic, environmental and mobility improvements to local areas throughout the state.
Construction began in April and includes a roundabout, local road improvements, a shared use pedestrian and bicycle path, new bus stops and major improvements to water and sewer lines.
The ceremony will be on the shared use bicycle/pedestrian path in the southeast quadrant of the new roundabout.
Parking will be available at Don Morse Memorial Park with a shuttle, starting at 9:30 a.m., to the site.
If there is heavy rain or snow, the event will be held in the Chelan City Council Chambers, 135 East Johnson.
Suspicious Activity Yields Heroin Possession Arrest
- Written by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
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On 11/21/17 at approximately 12:22 PM, a Douglas County Deputy on routine patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Rock Island BJ’s. There were two males siting inside.
As the Deputy approached the window, he saw one male holding drug paraphernalia while trying to open a small bag of a brown substance which appeared to be heroin. The Deputy directed the two subjects out of the vehicle and the person holding the suspected drugs was placed under arrest. A consensual search of the vehicle yielded two bags of heroin and prescription medication for which the suspect did not have a prescription. He was arrested without incident and booked at the Chelan County Jail for possession of a controlled substance.
The suspect was identified as 28 year old Narcisso T. Alvarez of Leavenworth
The Deputy, Nick English, used good initiative and professional observation skills to get these dangerous drugs off the street and keep the suspect from creating a dangerous situation by driving under the influence.
Washington state’s multimodal 4-year program of transportation projects available for review
- Written by Nancy Huntley, local programs engineer, WSDOT
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WSDOT seeks public input on the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, Nov. 21 – Dec. 20
OLYMPIA – For those who want to know what transportation projects are in store for their community, now is the time to find out. The Washington State Department of Transportation has released a statewide listing of upcoming local and state transportation improvement projects scheduled in the next four years.
WSDOT is asking for public review and comment starting today, Tuesday, Nov. 21, through Wednesday, Dec. 20, on the draft 2018-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
The online program of projects have been identified through state, metropolitan, regional, tribal and local planning processes, and are the highest priority for the available funding to preserve and improve the state's transportation network.
About the STIP
The STIP is a multimodal, four-year, fiscally constrained, prioritized program of transportation projects compiled from local transportation programs, metropolitan and regional transportation improvement programs. Federally funded projects must be included in the STIP before the Federal Highway Administration or Federal Transit Administration can authorize the expenditure of federal funds.
More than 1,400 statewide transportation improvement projects using $3.5 billion in federal funds are included in the 2018-21 STIP. The projects include state, tribal and local roadway, bridge, safety, bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation (transit) improvements, funded with revenues from federal, state, tribal and local sources.
The STIP is developed annually by WSDOT in coordination with statewide metropolitan and rural transportation planning organizations. This collaborative effort ensures that projects are consistent with local, regional and state long-range plans. Several projects may carry over as they move from design, to permitting and, finally, to construction. Some county projects are not included in the draft STIP because state law requires counties to complete their transportation programs by the end of the year; those projects are amended into the final STIP in January.
The current 2017-20 STIP can be viewed online and a similar, searchable database of the 2018-21 STIP will be created in early 2018, following FHWA and FTA approval.
How to comment
The comment period is the final step of the community engagement process that began locally. Comments received will be sent to the local or regional planning organization for their consideration.
Free Snowmobile Safety Course
- Written by Rich Magnussen, CCSO
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WENATCHEE, WA – The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, is offering a free Snowmobile Safety Certification Class to young snowmobilers in December.
The free class is designed for youth ages 12 to 16 but is open to new riders of all ages. The class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9th at the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Rd, Leavenworth, WA. Lunch will be provided for the participants by the Lake Wenatchee Rec. Club.
The key to safe snowmobiling lies in the operator’s knowledge, capabilities, limitations and understanding of the machine. It is recommended that snowmobilers be aware of weather and trail conditions and the safety of other winter sports enthusiasts, while respecting wildlife and the environment. The snowmobile safety course training includes:
- Basic snowmobile maintenance.
- Survival skills and dealing with emergencies, including avalanche awareness.
- The proper clothing and equipment for winter weather.
- Hand signals while riding and other basic skills.
- Properly preparing for a ride.
- Riding skills test
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