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18C09889 Found Blasting Caps

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on September 01, 2018

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office reports that blasting caps found on private property near Plain, WA Friday were detonated by an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team from Yakima. A citizen cleaning up an estate on Pine Tree Road in the Chiwawa River Pines Community had located 19 blasting caps in a shed on the property. Read more ...

18C09754 Injured Climber - Liberty Bell Mtn.

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on August 29, 2018

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports an injured climber was rescued after suffering a fall on Liberty Bell Mountain Tuesday morning (08/28/2018). Benjamin Antonio (67yoa) of Yakima, WA was injured when a hand hold broke loose as he was climbing the Beckey’s Notch route along the northeast aspect of the mountain - approx. 7,000ft elevation. Read more ...

18C08755 CRDTF Drug Arrest

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on August 29, 2018

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports On August 23rd 2018, the Columbia River Drug Task Force with the assistance of Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT), Chelan County Regional Swat Team, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office K9, and Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office K9, concluded a narcotics investigation with the execution of a search warrant at 11 Charlotte Lane in Orondo, WA. Read more ...

Emergency Management EZ View

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on July 13, 2018

EZview is a secure and flexible web tool that allows Chelan County Emergency Management to collaborate and document incidents so that it is easily viewable and accessible. Read more ...

U.S. Marshals Multi-Agency Coordination

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on July 02, 2018

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reports a multi-agency coordination event occurred between Federal, State, County and City organizations in Grant County, Douglas County and Chelan County over the course of nine days in June. Read more ...

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