- Written by Herb Sargo
- Written by Kevin Morris, Douglas County Sheriff
Case #21D03675/21D03676-SCAM ALERT
On 7-13-2021, two separate reports were made to our office in regards to local and out-of-area victims receiving phone calls from subjects posing as employees of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The victims on both incidents reported being told they failed to appear for assigned court appearances and they needed to report to the courts to verify their identities and provide signatures. In both incidents, the victims reported the phone calls they received were from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office business phone line.
As a reminder, our office will not contact anyone by phone making these types of notifications and/or requests. Be aware of all the various types of telephone scams which are currently in circulation and do not disclose your personal information to anyone you do not know. Please continue to report all scam related incidents to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Sheriff Kevin Morris
- Written by Steven D. Strachan, Executive Director
(Lacey) --- Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris has been named to the executive board of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). He was appointed by WASPC President Sheriff Rick Scott of Grays Harbor County to fill a vacant position.
“Sheriff Morris has stepped up to provide leadership for statewide law enforcement at a critical time,” said Steve Strachan, WASPC executive director. “We appreciate his willingness to serve.
“ WASPC was founded in 1963 and consists of executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies statewide. With more than 900 members it includes the 39 elected county sheriffs, and 240 police chiefs, as well as the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of Tribal and federal agencies.
WASPC is the only association of its kind in the nation combining representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement into a single body, working toward a common goal. WASPC's function is to provide specific materials and services to all law enforcement agencies in the state, members, and non-members alike.
- Written by Marc Straub, Douglas County Board of Commissioners
The Douglas County Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of Jenn Biggar as the interim appointment of Superior Court Clerk. Jenn will be filling the unexpired term of Clerk Tristan Worthen. Jenn Biggar will be filling this position until the next general election.
The Board feels that Jenn Biggar has the experience, temperament, characters, and qualifications to serve in this position in an exemplary fashion. Ms. Biggar has been an outstanding Douglas County employee for 5 years; she brings many years of experience in the legal field as well as management and administrative expertise to the position.
Ms. Biggar was selected from candidates nominated by the Republican Central Committee as is required when there is an unexpired term left by an exiting elected official.
Please join us in congratulating Jenn Biggar as she takes on the new role. There will be a swearing in ceremony with reception to follow on July 7th at 9 am at the Douglas County Superior Court.
- Written by Kari Sorensen, Chair, MCC
- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
On June 15th, 2021, East Wenatchee Police responded to an overnight burglary at the New Song Church on Grant Road in East Wenatchee.
Entry appears to have been made through an unsecured door. Items taken during the burglary included 2 Apple computers and an iPad. The iPad was able to be tracked to the area of 2nd St SE, in East Wenatchee.
East Wenatchee Officers were already investigating a burglary from the Eastmont Community Church at 783 4th St NE, in East Wenatchee. The residents of a house on 2nd St SE had been developed as suspects in this burglary and some other area thefts.
On June 15th, 2021, East Wenatchee Officers served a search warrant on 1108 2nd St SE. The 2 stolen Apple computers were located along with numerous other stolen items.
Approximately $10,000 worth of stolen items were recovered at this residence. Other items recovered included construction equipment and laptop computers. These items were taken during four different area incidents from five different victims over the last month.
A 31-year-old East Wenatchee male was arrested during the service of the search warrant. He was booked into the Chelan County Regional Jail for multiple counts of possession of stolen property. This investigation is ongoing.
- Written by Chief Rick Johnson, EWPD
See our related story: Man taken into custody on three counts of attempted murder 2nd degree
On Monday, June 14th at approximately 1545 hours, the US Marshall - Violent Offender Task Force based out of Yakima, assisted the East Wenatchee Police in locating Armando Valdez-Godina. Valdez-Godina was wanted on 3 counts of complicity to assault 1st degree, and 1 count of felon in possession of a firearm. These charges are related to the June 5th, shooting in 100 block of 9th St NE.
He was located at a family member’s residence on Bainard Road, in Malaga. After a short foot pursuit Valdez-Godina was taken into custody and booked at the Chelan County Regional Jail. Investigation is still ongoing.
- Written by Christine Wineberg, Co-President, Lake Chelan Bach Fest
Bach Fest is excited to announce our 40th Anniversary celebration LIVE in July 2021!
This summer's festival will feature 7 days of concerts with no admission fee:
● Outdoor concerts at Riverwalk Park and local wineries
o Our live, in-person performances will be performed by our Artists-in-Residence and musicians who return annually to Lake Chelan to engage in inspirational and educational performances.
o The Festival String Quartet returns to 4 wineries for an evening pairing of wine and song.
▪ 7/11 @ &PM Tunnel Hill
▪ 7/12 @ 8PM Tsillan Cellars
▪ 7/14 @ 7:30PM Hard Row to Hoe
▪ 7/15 @ 7:30PM Rio Vista Winery
o 7/13 – 7/16 there will be a live Noon Concert Series Tuesday through Friday
o 7/16 Friday night features guest artists Tango Cowboys live at the Riverwalk Park Pavilion.
o 7/17 A Grand Finale Concert on Saturday evening - POPS IN THE PARK is free to the public at the Riverwalk Park Pavillion
o All of the concerts are held outdoors, entrance is “Pay what you wish”, no admission fee, no tickets needed in advance. (Bring your own chair).
o Social distancing and other COVID precautions will be in place following the current WA state guidelines for the audience. Information is available on the website with specific requirements for performers and audience.
● Virtual concerts featuring artists who are unable to be a part of our live programs this year will be featured via Facebook Live, Youtube and http://www.bachfest.org/
The virtual concerts will include a musical storytelling of Hansel and Gretel for children of all ages, a recital performed by our esteemed Vocal Soloists, our annual Young Musicians' Recital, and an inspiring collage concert featuring the Principal Players of the Bach Fest orchestra.
For more information about attending a concert or to view our virtual program booklet with details about musicians, repertoire and program notes please visit our website: http://www.bachfest.org/
- Written by Kari Sorensen, Blueberry Hills Farms
June 15, 2021 Agenda
ZOOM @ 6:00 pm Meeting ID: 895 6602 3031
* CALL TO ORDER
* FLAG SALUTE
* TREASURER’S REPORT
#1 APPROVAL OF APRIL 20, 2021 MINUTES
#2 COUNCIL VOTE FOR NEW COUNCIL MEMBER; SWEARING IN OF NEW MEMBER
#3 DOG PARK UPDATES / STATUS Robin Pittman
#1 FOOD TRUCKS – Jeff Conwell | Robyn Pittman | Susan Lester
#2 MANSON GRANGE ISSUE – Susan Lester | Kathy Blum
#3 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Chelan County has a Conditional Use Permit Amendment application in which we are requesting comments from agencies and special districts. Attached are all the materials for your review and the Notice of Application. Please respond by 5:00 pm on June 22,
Project File # CUP 21-195
Project Location 4848 Green Ave and 4870 Manson Blvd, Manson, WA 98831 APN: 28-21-22-612-135 and 28-21-15-612-130
Name: Harmony Meadows LLC
Application Date: May 12, 2021
Determination of Complete Date: June 2, 2021
Notice of Application Date: June 8, 2021
Proposed Project Description:
An application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Amendment has been submitted by Jeremy Jaech (agent) on behalf of Harmony Meadows LLC (owner) to amend the CUP 2015-333. The proposed amendment to CUP 2015-333 is for the reduction of the tennis building that contained four (4) tennis courts with the auxiliary functions located within to two (2) courts with the auxiliary functions moved outside to an adjacent building and for the construction of a swimming pool. The subject property is zoned Commercial Agricultural Lands (AC).
SEPA Review: Pursuant to WAC 197-800-11(1), the proposed project is exempt from SEPA Review.
Application Materials: Attached to this email or may be found on the Chelan County Public Notice Portal: https://co-chelan-wa.smartgovcommunity.com/PublicNotice/PublicNoticeSearch
Community Q&A for Tonight’s Speakers & Topics
* MEETING ADJOURNED
NEXT MEETING: JULY 20, 2021 @ 6 PM
ZOOM Meeting ID: 895 6602 3031