Posts Tagged ‘Island County Sheriff’

An artist’s depiction of a deceased man recovered off of Camano Island.

Island County authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying an unknown deceased male.

The body in question was retrieved from the waters off of Madrona Beach on Camano Island in late October.

Fingerprints and DNA have been submitted, but have yet to hit a match.

The deceased is an adult male, 5-foot-8 inches in height, 151 pounds, with dark hair and a beard.

There was graying in the beard, and he had no scars, marks, or tattoos.

It appears the man had been in the water for an extended period of time, and no clothes were found with the body.

The Island County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the person is not Sean Pickering or Walter Mead, who both went missing from Jefferson County.

If you have any information, you can contact Dr. Robert Bishop with the Island County Coroner’s Office at (360) 679-7358, or Detective Robert Mirabal with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Mirabal can be reached at (360) 679-9567, or by email at tips@islandcountywa.gov.

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An unidentified deceased male was found drifting in the water off Madrona Beach on Camano Island.

The body was recovered Tuesday, October 20, after being reported by a kayaker.

Island County Coroner Robert Bishop and the sheriff’s department have issued a public request for assistance in identifying the deceased.

He was an adult male, 5-foot-8 inches, 151 pounds, with dark hair and a beard, with no scars, marks or tattoos.

There were no clothes recovered and it appears the deceased had been in the water for an extended period of time.

The Coroner’s Office confirmed the deceased is not Sean Pickering or Walter Mead, boaters who went missing from Jefferson County on Oct. 9.

If you have any information, contact Dr. Bishop at (360) 679-7358 or Detective Robert Mirabal with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Mirabel can be reached at (360) 679-9567 or at tips@islandcountywa.gov.

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Gentlemen, get your matches ready.

Island County Sheriff Rick Felici, who doubles as the Fire Marshal, is allowing us to once again craft responsible mounds o’ flame.

Due to “the increase in fuel moisture levels and a return to more typical seasonal weather patterns,” the county burn ban vanishes at midnight, Friday, October 2.

All yard debris and land-clearing burning require a permit where open burning is allowed, with permits issued through the Island County Health Department.

To obtain a verbal permit for residential fires less than four feet in diameter, call (360) 240-5526 or (360) 428-1617, EXT 4.

For a written permit for fires over four feet in diameter, call (360) 679-7350 (North and Central Whidbey), (360) 321-5111, EXT 7350 (South Whidbey), or (360) 387-3443, EXT 228 (Camano Island).

Recreational fires less than three feet in diameter and two feet high do not require a permit.

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If you know the driver of this car, contact local law enforcement. (Photo courtesy Johnathan Walker)

Local authorities are interested in talking to the person responsible for a nasty hit and run accident.

The driver of the black car seen in the photo was allegedly speeding on West Beach Road Monday around 6 PM, then blew through a stop sign at Libby Road, colliding with another car.

The driver and a passenger then fled the scene on foot.

The car they hit suffered extensive damage, and both occupants were injured.

One suffered a fractured vertebrae and chest contusions, while the other has chest contusions and burns on her arms from the car’s airbags deploying.

If you have information on the owner of the car, please contact the Island County Sheriff’s Department (360-679-7310) or the Oak Harbor Police Department (360-279-4600).

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Owen Dennison (Photo property Island County Sheriff’s Office)

A search is on for Coupeville’s Planning Director, who has been missing since the morning of June 23.

Owen Dennison has worked for the town since 2016.

The press release from the Marshal’s Office:


The Coupeville Marshals Office is asking the public’s help locating 62-year old Owen Dennison.

Owen was last seen on the morning of June 23, 2020, in Coupeville.

His cell phone was pinged and was located in his office along with several personal belongings.

Owen’s family says that it is abnormal for him not to return home and are worried about his welfare.

Owen is 5’7″ 155 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

He may be driving a black 2013 Ford Focus hatchback, Washington license plate ALM5473.

Anyone with information regarding Owen is asked to contact Marshal Shawn Warwick via the ICOM dispatch center at 360-679-9567 or via e-mail at tips@islandcountywa.gov.


UPDATE (6/24 at 5:55 PM):

Family provided a more recent photo and believe Dennison may have been headed to the Rialto Beach area.


UPDATE (6/24 at 7:34 PM):

Sheriff’s Office reports Owen has been found safe and is with his family.

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