Law Enforcement / Public Safety

Wenatchee Adds Second School Resource Officer

The Wenatchee School District added a second School Resource Officer – Wenatchee Police Officer Jared Shepard. Shepard joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studios to talk about why he took the job and his relationship with students, teachers and parents. Hunter said moved to Wenatchee a few years ago from Nebraska and said his family…

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DUI Patrols Increase This Month During Leavenworth Oktoberfest

With Leavenworth’s annual Oktoberfest starting tomorrow, the Washington State Patrol, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Wenatchee Police Department are increasing DUI patrols up and down the Wenatchee Valley. During the three-weekend event, the Patrol said its goal is to prevent serious injuries and fatal collisions. Extra patrols will be on-duty during the festivities, but they’re…

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Some Local Burns On Fish & Wildlife Lands Postponed

Prescribed burning can reduce the risk of high-intensity wildfires that can destroy communities and wildlife habitat. It’s not a question of whether we’ll have wildfires, but when. So state and federal agencies are planning prescribed burns this fall, but one state department says some Chelan County burns will have to wait until next year, as…

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No Charges For Jail Officer Who Shot Dog In June

Prosecutors decided not to press charges against a Chelan County Jail employee who attempted to euthanize his dog this summer. The incident occurred June 5, when the dog’s owner took him to Beehive up the Squilchuck and shot him three times. He forgot a shovel to bury the dog named Louie, went home to get…

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