Kevin M. Waters
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating numerous burglaries to vacation cabins, residences, and businesses, including the Leavenworth Ski Hill. Several of the burglaries occurred in the Lake Wenatchee area and involved summer cabins. The suspect(s) stole large volumes of property including firearms from various locations, exceeding $50,000 in value.
Chelan County Detectives have identified 33 year old Kevin M Waters, as the primary suspect. Waters currently has an arrest warrant out of Chelan County Superior Court for Possession of Stolen Property 1st degree and Trafficking Stolen Property 2nd degree. Waters is a white male, 5’11, 185lbs with blue eyes and blond hair. Waters may have changed his hair color and is said to wear heavy eye liner. He has also been seen in public carrying a handgun on his hip.

Deputies and Detectives have obtained several search warrants for different locations and vehicles. This has resulted in the recovery of stolen property from several burglaries. On June 21st 2022, Waters was spotted in the Lake Wenatchee area by a Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Deputy. In an attempt to take Waters into custody, the Deputy initiated a traffic stop. Waters failed to yield and fled the area in his blue 1997 Subaru Legacy with primer grey front fenders and stickers in the rear window. The Deputy followed current Washington state law and did not pursue Waters. Waters is known to drive this vehicle on a regular basis.

This investigation is still ongoing and Detectives anticipate forwarding additional felony charges against Waters to the Chelan County Prosecutor’s Office in the near future. Waters has been recently living in various camps in the Lake Wenatchee and Fish Lake area. His whereabouts are currently unknown. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with locating Waters. If you have any information about Water’s location, please call Rivercom dispatch: 509-663-9911.

If you are a property owner in the Lake Wenatchee Area and have not visited your property this year, we recommend checking on it. Please contact Rivercom if you discover your property has been burglarized.