Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about the impending use of bodycams on the department’s deputies in the coming year.…Read More
Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about crime trends during the COVID-19 crisis and his the perceptions surrounding his agency’s relationship with the public amid the tensions related to the recent death of George Floyd while in police custody.…Read More
Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the new Law & Justice Building and his office’s 2020 budget.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved a new deputy hire for 2020, which Morris said will allow them to assign a senior officer to the Columbia River Drug Task Force, re-joining all local law enforcement agencies in designating at least once officer to the Task Force.…Read More
Late October has been a busy week for firefighters in Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties.
A three-alarm brush fire in Douglas County burned just over 800 acres of grassland on Tuesday, several miles west of Crescent Bar in the vicinity of Trinidad, near the Grant County Border. The Milepost 20 fire burned in brush and grass.…Read More
Construction of the Douglas County Law and Justice Center on 19th Street wrapped up this week, with a dedication ceremony this Monday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
KOHO’s Dan Langager sat down with Douglas County Undersheriff Tyler Caille at the new center to talk about what it means for the Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County District Court (East Wenatchee) and Probation Services. …Read More
Friday Morning Update:
The Washington State Patrol sent a hazmat team to further investigate. They determined last night the substance was “non-hazardous.”
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office notified residents within a 300-foot radius of the courthouse and asked them to shelter in place. The neighborhood alert was lifted around 9:30 p.m.…Read More
Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning to talk about the summer heat and school getting out and what that means for calls this time of year and for the start of fire season.
Morris also gives an update on the new Douglas County Law & Justice building under construction in East Wenatchee.…Read More
Recently re-elected Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about how the election went and what he heard from residents of Douglas County.
Heading towards 2019, Morris talks about the office’s budget for next year and staffing levels, with a request before county commissioners for a new Emergency Management specialist position.…Read More
A major local, state and federal law enforcement operation led to the arrest of 62 violent offenders with criminal histories in Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties. Police also seized about 180 grams of methamphetamine and $2,000 in counterfeit money.
The Pacific Northwest division of the U.S. Marshals Service led “Operation Hopscotch” over 10 days in June.…Read More
Douglas County will soon have a new home for its sheriff’s office as well as several other county services.
The 18,000-square-foot facility is just north of the new evidence storage building, adjacent to the Public Services Building on 19th Street in East Wenatchee. Construction should be done next spring and cost about $8 million.…
Another busy Memorial Day weekend for local law enforcement, especially in the Lake Chelan area. Sheriff Brian Burnett said the majority of calls and incidents were drunk-driving related.
Burnett said his office received about 290 calls and 244 of them were in the north Chelan area.
For next year’s Memorial Day weekend, Burnett said he wants to work with the city of Chelan, the county and other agencies to increase and improve the law enforcement presence around Lake Chelan.…Read More