CC sheriff logo 2018On Saturday, August 6, 2022 the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that took place at a storage unit on McKittrick street in Wenatchee, WA. It was reported that over $10,000 of property was taken from the storage unit, to include the ashes of the victim’s mother.

On August 11, 2022 the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Columbia River Drug Task Force conducted an operation to recover the stolen items, after a Facebook Marketplace post was discovered of someone attempting to sell the stolen items. Detectives arranged to meet the suspect at a public location in Wenatchee, WA and purchase some of the stolen items. The Columbia River Drug Task Force Detectives conducted surveillance on the suspect’s residence and observed him loading the stolen items into his vehicle. During this surveillance, Detective’s observed the suspect meet at a separate location and conduct a drug deal with another subject. It is suspected that this transaction involved the drug Fentanyl. After the suspect conducted the drug deal, he proceeded to the arranged location in Wenatchee, WA and was subsequently arrested for Trafficking stolen property- 1st degree, Possession of stolen property-2nd degree, and Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Columbia River Drug Task Force served a search warrant on the suspect’s residence in East Wenatchee, WA and recovered a majority of the stolen items from the burglary. The victim’s mother’s ashes were also recovered. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges for the suspect are pending.

This operation would not have been successful without the great collaboration between the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and the Columbia River Drug Task Force.

Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Flag Salute
Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
City of Chelan – Airport Water
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: July 2022
• Payroll: June 23, 2022 to July 25, 2022 / Paid 08-05-2022 for $143,866.59
• General Account Vouchers: 07-08-2022 Transactions 727 to 748 for $17,671.32: 07-29-2022 transactions 784 to 806 for $27,490.20.
• Capital Account Vouchers: 07/09/2022 Transactions 749 to 752 For $2,992.14; 07-30-2022 transactions 807 to 810 for $14,755.12.
• Minutes: July 20, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report July 2022
• July Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update Assistant Fire Chief Report (Asst. Chief Sherman)
• Volunteer Recruitment / Training
Firefighters Association Report (Ron Simmons)
Unfinished Business:
• Updates:
Ladder 71
Spartan Apparatus
Entry Level Hiring
Flooring (station 71)
New Business:
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection August 18, 2022 @ 8:10 a.m. – Commissioner Moller / Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
• Pension Approval – Marcia Holmdahl
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:

sheriffSheriff Brian Burnett is excited to announce that the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office will be taking its Conceal Pistol License application process to an online format with the implementation of Permitium’s online services.

Shifting to this online service option provides the residents of Chelan County the convenience and ease to apply from anywhere in the county. There are no additional fees being expended by the county to move over to the online option. We will still be offering the in-person application process to those who prefer this to the online submittal.

Starting Wednesday, August 10 th, 2022, Chelan County residents will have the option to access a direct link from our website ( where they can complete an application from home to apply for their new, renewal, or late renewal of their Washington State Conceal Pistol License, as well as pay online with a credit or debit card. A nominal credit card transaction fee will be charged to the applicant and charges will be viewable prior to transaction completion.

All New CPL applicants are still required to have their fingerprints taken. Applicants will have 30 days, from the date that their application is submitted, to complete the required fingerprints. Fingerprints will be taken at the main Wenatchee office located at 401 Washington St.; Level 1. Fingerprinting is available Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm. We do not fingerprint on Fridays. No appointment is necessary.

For best results, we do suggest that you apply using a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. The application is not optimized for smartphones and you may encounter technical difficulties.


August 10, 2022- UPDATE:
After further investigation, it was determined the victim was not kayaking, but had been swimming near the KOA when
he was caught in some rapids and became submerged.


Sheriff Burnett reports that on August 7, 2022, a 25-year-old man from Redmond, WA drowned in the Wenatchee River near the Leavenworth KOA. It was reported that a kayaker, whom was not wearing a life jacket, was seen going underwater and had not surfaced.

Numerous swimmers in the area began searching for the male and eventually were able to bring him to shore.

Emergency personnel began CPR and the male was transported to Central Washington Hospital. Unfortunately, he did not survive and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The man’s name is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office would again like to remind you, that the waters are colder and more swift than usual. Please remember to wear a life jacket.

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Regular Board Meeting
August 11, 2022, 5:15pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. June 9, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Updates:
i. Old Swim Hole development project
1. Design Concept approval
2. Grand progress reports
ii. Manson Bay Marina planning project
1. Grant progress reports
iii. Leffler Field soil remediation planning project
1. Grant progress reports
b. Director’s Report
VIII. Adjournment

sheriffSheriff Burnett reports that on July 30th, 2022, a 60yearold Walla Walla, WA. man drowned in the Wenatchee River.

group of approximately 6 friends and family were floating the Wenatchee River near Dryden, WA. As the group approached the rapids known as “Rock and Roll”, the man was flipped from his tube and began struggling to get to shore. The group encountered a second set of rapids and most of the party was separated by this time. One of the relatives located the man floating face down in the water. He was dragged to shore and out of the water. A commercial raft was floating by and helped load the man onto the raft and ferried him to EMS on the opposite shore. After approximately an hour of CPR, he was pronounced dead.

The group was not wearing life jackets and were not familiar with the river. All bodies of water in Chelan County and around the state are flowing at a higher level than usual due to the late summer heat. Recreationalist should be aware that the waters are colder and more swift than usual.

Please remember to wear a life jacket, scout the entire section of river you plan to float for hazardsand know where to take out.

sheriffSheriff Brian Burnett reports on July 22nd, 2022 the body of missing kayaker William Henniger was recovered.He was last seen on the morning of June 25th kayaking on the Little Wenatchee River.

Mr. Henniger and a partner put their kayaks in the water approximately 6 miles up the Little Wenatchee. Soon after entering the water, they encountered extremely rough water. Mr. Henniger’s partner was able to exit the water but Mr. Henniger was not seen again after going over a waterfall.

On July 22nd, it was determined the water level had receded enough to search the area more thoroughly with less hazard to the searchers. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Swift Water Rescue Team, volunteers, and personnel from Chelan County Fire District 9 were able locate him at approximately 4:00 pm. He was about a half mile downstream from where he was last seen. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was used to lift Mr. Henniger’s body out of the river gorge. The area has steep embankments and thick trees and brush making it difficult to maneuver from the river to the road.

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7 17 2022 rodeo fire

On July 17, 2022 at 2:05 PM, fire crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the Chelan Rodeo grounds for a reported structure fire. 

Crews arrived to find a 20 x 20 stable completely engulfed in flames spreading into nearby brush.  First arriving crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire with help from Chelan Saddle members and no horses were in danger as they were at the stable owners property. 

Chelan Fire & Rescue was subsequently contacted by Chelan County Sheriffs with information that the fire was allegedly started by an individual that they were pursuing earlier.  The alleged suspect suffered critical burns requiring transport to Harborview Medical Center.

The cause of this fire is currently being investigated as an arson with no fire loss estimate at this time.


Manson School Board member Wayne Machus has resigned his District Three Director position as he will be moving to Wisconsin. Mr. Machus joined the school board in 2010 and has been an advocate for Manson children and families. The school board, staff and families of Manson would like to thank him for his service and wish him the very best.

The Manson School District is soliciting application to serve as an appointed member of the school board. The person selected would have to reside in area Director District Three and serve until the next regularly scheduled election for the governing board members, which is November, 2023. The board is responsible for the performance of the Manson School District serving approximately 600 students. The Manson Board of Directors typically meets on the last Monday of each month. Current board members and the superintendent are available to meet with perspective candidates.

Please contact the Manson School District office at 687-3140 for further information and application materials.

Applications are due not later than July 22, 2022.