Latest News and Media Releases

15C13860 Update - Colchuck Peak Search For Missing Climber

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on September 16, 2016

On Friday September 16th the body of climber Adam Ochshorn was successfully recovered from below the west buttress of Colchuck Peak. Read more ...

16C08203 Suspect In Fatality Accident In Custody

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on September 16, 2016

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports suspect in fatality accident is in custody. Read more ...

16C10529 - Stephans Pond Marijuana Grow

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on September 09, 2016

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports on 09/08/2016 members of the Columbia River Drug Task Force, the Chelan County Regional SWAT team, the Washington State Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant in the Stemilt Basin area. Read more ...

16C10641 East Wenatchee Shooting

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on September 03, 2016

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, an officer with the East Wenatchee Police Department was involved in an officer involved shooting. Read more ...

16C09985 Rafting Fatality Tumwater Canyon

Posted By: Sheriff's Office on August 20, 2016

Sheriff Brian Burnett reports one person died and another had to be rescued after a raft overturned in the Tumwater Canyon portion of the Wenatchee River just west of Leavenworth Saturday evening. Read more ...

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