Latest News and Media Releases

Sex Offense Arrests

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on May 10, 2017

On May 9, 2017 Sheriff Brian Burnett reports 20 sex offense arrests were made during a cooperative operation among local and federal agencies. Read more ...

Whispering Ridge - Increased Slope Movement Detected

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on April 14, 2017

The Chelan County Sheriff's Office, as a precautionary measure, has advised two property owners in the Whispering Ridge slide area to leave their homes. The recommendation is based on the most current readings from surface monitoring points at the slide area, which continue to show increasing movement in the slope. Both homes are on Squilchuck Road southwest of Wenatchee, WA. Read more ...

Response to Inaccurate Information on Immigration

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on April 04, 2017

In the last several months, there has been a fair amount of inaccurate information on the topic of immigration involving, local, state and federal agencies. Read more ...

17C02831 - Anna Lane Burglary

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on March 30, 2017

On March 30, 2017 Sheriff Brian Burnett reports two juvenile males were arrested in connection with a residential burglary and theft from an Eagle Rock residence. Read more ...

82C03711 Arrest Made In Connection With 1982 Disappearance of Cashmere Resident

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on March 04, 2017

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on March 3, 2017 detectives arrested 60 year old Bernard Swaim in connection with the 1982 disappearance of Cashmere resident Stephen E. Smith. Bernard Swaim is currently a resident of Sultan, Washington. Mr. Swaim was charged with First Degree Murder. Read more ...

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The Sheriff is responsible for the provision of police services in the unincorporated portion of the County, including patrol, criminal investigation, and emergency response. The Sheriff is elected “at large” to a four-year term.

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