On 11/9/2023 at approximately 10:00 am, a male (later identified as 34 year-old Michael F Koehnen) walked into Wa Fed bank in Chelan, approached the counter and said he wanted money. When the teller asked him for his account information he replied, “This is a robbery”. Koehnen was holding a hand size electronic part in his hand. The teller gave Koehnen an undisclosed amount of money and he fled on foot.
Bank employees activated the alarm and Chelan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded. Deputies were able to obtain enough information to identify Koehnen as the suspect. Shortly after, deputies located him at a residence in the 400 blk of E. Woodin Ave, were he was placed under arrest.
Detectives responded and obtained a search warrant for the residence Koehnen was at. As a result of the search, they located money taken from the bank in addition to the clothing Koehnen was wearing at the time of the Robbery.
Koehnen was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on charges of Robbery 2nd Degree and Theft 2nd degree.