Crane Orchard Road shooting
When Deputies arrived they learned Benjamin Pineda-Castrejon, a 32 year old male, of Bridgeport, sustained two gunshot wounds.
As a result of the initial investigation, Jaime Valdovinos-Sanchez, a 29 year old male, of Brewster, was arrested and booked into Okanogan County Jail for Assault in the first degree.
Benjamin was transported to CWH, and released several hours later with non-life threatening injuries.
There are no public safety concerns at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
High speed chase from Rock Island to East Wenatchee
On 01/05/19 at approximately 9:55 pm, a Douglas County Deputy was on patrol following a vehicle (Mercedes Benz, 350) in the 5000 block of Rock Island Rd. The Deputy ran a registration check on the vehicle and learned it was a stolen vehicle out of Wenatchee. The Deputy initiated a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Ohio Street. The driver initially followed commands but then sped away. The deputy gave chase.
The driver of the stolen vehicle continued to try escape running stop signs and speeding at a high rate of speed. The pursuit went into Rock Island and then onto SR28 back towards East Wenatchee. After several, more turns, the vehicle was westbound on Grant Road approaching the East Wenatchee City limits at about 100 mph. The Deputy in the lead of the pursuit saw other vehicles and determined it was unsafe to continue the pursuit into the City limits. He discontinued pursuing the vehicle and notified dispatch and all other units in the area.
East Wenatchee Officers saw the vehicle as it entered the city limits and gave chase for a short time until the driver fled on foot. The driver was caught shortly thereafter. The driver was identified as Jesus Morales-Lozano a 26-year-old male out of East Wenatchee. Douglas County Deputies booked Jesus into CCRJ for possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a police vehicle, driving while license suspended in the third degree. Jesus also had an outstanding arrest warrant for driving while suspended in the third degree.
Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas Dec 20 at the PAC
- Written by Lake Chelan Tourist Center
Lake Chelan Tourist Center presents its First Annual "Lake Chelan Christmas" with ~ Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas.
It's First Year in the Lake Chelan Valley, legendary electric violinist Geoffrey Castle brings the Christmas magic with this dazzling concert, featuring the Seattle Irish Dance Company, The Geoffrey Castle Celtic Band, Guitarist and Irish Tenor Dan Connolly and singing sensation and former Miss Kirkland Emily McIntosh. Bagpiper David Wilkie will kick off the show.
Now in its 11th year, Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas Celebration has become a new Northwest Holiday Tradition, bringing communities together to celebrate the magic and mystery of the season, with an Irish flair for fun!
Geoffrey Castle is a living legend on the electric six-string violin. His performance history includes playing music with members of supergroups like Heart, Queen, Journey, Bad Company, YES, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Blues Traveler, the Pogues, and the Neville Brothers, while releasing 12 albums on his own independent label and touring and performing all over the world.
The Seattle Irish Dancers are the only professional performance Irish dance company in the Pacific Northwest. They've performed with musicians from around the world - Gaelic Storm, The Chieftains, and Celtica Pipes Rock - to name just a few. They perform often with Geoffrey Castle and are excited to come to the Lake Chelan Valley. All other performances in Washington have sold out, so this is the last chance to see this years Celtic Christmas Concert.
This production was brought to the Lake Chelan Valley by the Lake Chelan Tourist Center in is efforts of creating Family Friendly Community Events & Entertainment.
Proceeds from this concert benefit Various Lake Chelan Community Events & Student Programs.
CHELAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (PAC)
215 WEBSTER AVE
CHELAN WA 98816
DECEMBER 20th 2018 / THURSDAY NIGHT (7pm - 9pm) Box Office Opens at 6:00pm Doors Open at 6:30pm
Tickets can be Purchased Online at: www.LakeChelanChristmas.com
PHONE ORDERS: 1-800-514-3849 / GROUP TICKETS: (509) 682-9150
In Person at: Damascus Rose Floral, 311 E Woodin Ave, Chelan & Allisons of Manson, 71 Wapato Way, Manson. (While Supplies Last)
Adopt-A-Tree at Buckner Orchard - a great gift!
- Written by Herb Sargo
A Great Way to support the Orchard!
Looking for a stocking stuffer, a special gift to commemorate a memory or loved one, or to create a sense of caring and nurturing in a young person? Consider giving an adopted tree at the Buckner Orchard for 2019.
If the Buckner Orchard is going to continue as the treasure we know it to be, it must have caretakers now, as well as long into the future. What better way to ensure that future than by giving a child a gift of a tree!
The response of children who received trees is touching. They picked out their trees, wanting "to grow up" with a younger tree, pulling weeds, placing mouse guards, and running water to "their tree". They have become attached to "their" tree and now have a wonderful opportunity to care and help nurture a living thing for many years to come.
TREES ARE NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN!. Maybe you know someone who doesn't get to Stehekin often enough, who has a special memory of the Orchard, or you just want to support the work of the Foundation in caring for the Orchard? The adoption of trees also raises awareness of the Orchard and its care.
Adopt-A-Tree is one way in which you can support the work of the Foundation in caring for the Buckner Orchard. With your support much can be done to protect and conserve the heritage of this national treasure, and to continue its place as an important part of the Stehekin Community.
Adopt a tree for yourself and be a part of the Buckner Orchard!
Adopt-A-Tree funds are used exclusively to support the care and maintenance of the Buckner Orchard and are tax deductible.
HOW TO ADOPT A TREE
A personal message may be included on the certificate, such as, With love and fond memories, from Aunt Cinda and Uncle Jim. You choose the one-line wording.
Step 2. Mail a check (@$25.00 per tree) to the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation, PO Box 184, Manson, WA 98831. Because some may be given as Christmas gifts, a certificate will be mailed immediately, trusting that the appropriate payment will be forthcoming.
Certificates can also be sent to you in PDF format via e-mail, ready to print from your computer, name of the recipient included. Let us know your preference.
This is also a great time to renew trees adopted during previous years. Please let us know if a new certificate is needed and follow the directions above.
Adopt-A-Tree is one of three means by which the Foundation raises funds to support the Orchard and Homestead. The other two are memberships and donations. Please help us today and give a gift of love and caring.
The Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created specifically to support and preserve the Buckner Homestead and Orchard in Stehekin, Washington,
and is registered as such with the State of Washington and the IRS
(Tax ID #452913458)
Burn ban expires for Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Okanogan counties
- Written by Washington State DOE
A Stage 1 burn ban in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Okanogan counties expires at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov 26, 2018, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.
Stage 1 burn ban starts Saturday in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan counties
- Written by Washington State DOE
A ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces begins 10 a.m. Saturday in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat and Okanogan Counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue until further notice.
The Washington Department of Ecology is calling the ban because stagnant conditions are predicted to return in these counties after a brief break, putting the communities at risk for unhealthy levels of air pollution. In the first half of this week monitors showed elevated levels of air pollutants. Fine particles from wood smoke can easily get into people’s lungs causing heart and breathing problems.
Under a Stage 1 ban, all outdoor burning is prohibited including residential, agricultural and forest burning. Use of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, inserts, and other uncertified wood-burning devices are prohibited unless they are a home’s only adequate source of heat. Cleaner burning certified wood stoves, pellet stoves and other certified wood-burning devices are allowed.
Call 866-211-6284 if you think someone is illegally burning or you are impacted by smoke.
Up-to-date burn ban information is available at www.waburnbans.net.
Fatality accident takes life of 37 year old female from Waterville
On 10-11-18 at approximately 11:58 PM Douglas County Deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle rollover collision in the 500 block of Road M NW.
When Deputies arrived they found Charles T. Besel, a 38 year old male of Wenatchee, and Judy M. Hoffman, a 37 year old female of Waterville, outside of the vehicle.
Due to their injuries Judy and Charles were transported to the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. Charles was treated and released, however Judy later passed away from her injuries.
The investigation revealed Judy was the driver and alcohol was involved.
Mystery shooting at social gathering
On 10-22-18 at about 11:19 PM Douglas County deputies were notified of a gunshot victim at the Central Washington Hospital emergency room.
Investigators learned the gunshot victim, a 21 year old male of Michoacan, Mexico, was attending a social gathering at a residence in the 5300 block of 4th ST SE.
At some point during the gathering the victim walked away from the group into an open field, to talk on the phone. While in the field talking on the phone an unknown subject, believed to be attending the same gathering, shot a firearm towards the open field. The victim was struck two times staining non-life threatening wounds.
The victim was transported to the hospital in a private vehicle. Investigators believe this was an isolated event and there is not a public safety risk.
The investigation is still underway.
Simple traffic stop turns into pursuit and two arrests
On 09/07/18 at approximately 8:27 PM a Deputy was on routine patrol in Rock Island, when he saw a vehicle near BJ’s with an expired registration, and an inoperable brake light. The Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for the violations, however the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed.
The Deputy pursued the vehicle through Rock Island until the vehicle came to a stop near milepost 5 on State Route 28 where the driver fled on foot. The Deputy gave chase and caught up to the driver, where he eventually surrendered.
The driver was identified as Santiago Vasquez, a 43 year old male of Quincy, WA. Santiago had cocaine and methamphetamines in his pocket when he was arrested. Deputies also located a .38 Special Colt revolver near the location Santiago was located and arrested.
Santiago also had an outstanding warrant out of Grant County for attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and a warrant out of the department of corrections for escape community custody.
Vasquez was booked on his warrants along with attempting to elude a police vehicle, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), unlawful possession of firearms, and reckless endangerment.
There was also a female passenger in the vehicle who was detained by assisting deputies. The female was identified as Ashely N Baker, a 23 year old female of Ephrata, WA. Ashely had three outstanding warrants for her arrest out of Grant County for driving while license suspended in the third degree (two counts) and theft in the third degree. Ashely was booked on her warrants, without incident.
Pangborn Memorial Airport sets all-time record for passengers in July
- Written by Bobbie Chatriand, Administrative Assistant, Pangborn Memorial Airport
Strong customer demand and the addition of a fourth daily flight led to an all-time monthly record of 12,597 commercial passengers traveling though Pangborn in July, 2018. This represents an increase in passengers of 22.7% over July of 2017.
The total number of passengers traveling through Pangborn is up nearly 7% for the first seven months of 2018 versus the same time period last year. In addition to the extra flight for the summer, Alaska also extended its "Wines Fly Free" program to Pangborn earlier this year.
Port of Chelan County Commissioner Rory Turner reacted to the good news saying, “Continued strong passenger growth lays a great foundation for Pangborn to attract new air service to additional destinations.”
Port of Douglas County Commissioner Alan Loebsack commented that “having a thriving airport is good for families and businesses throughout the region.”