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Kinkade pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

Former Tonasket High School librarian Elizabeth KinKade pleads guilty to one count of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor-school employee

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Two arrested on suspicion of arson for back fires

Two Twisp men have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson for allegedly starting a back fire on Benson Creek Road within the Carlton Complex fire area.

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Sex-case plea deal postponed

Former Tonasket High School librarian Elizabeth Kinkade will appear in court again Aug. 19

Republic man arrested for vehicular assault

Drugs may have been a factor in the crash that injured the driver and two passengers, report says

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Three arrested for allegedly dealing drugs in Omak

Justine C. Belgarde, Lucas D. Cook and Alyssa A. Descoteaux were arrested Friday after North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force agents searched a home at 430 Dayton St.

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Kinkades both plead not guilty

A former Tonasket librarian and her husband were both arraigned yesterday in Okanogan County Superior and District courts.

Clallam Bay inmate charged in guard stabbing

Inmate Carlos Avalos is charged with first-degree assault.

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Librarian fired following her arrest for sex with student

Elizabeth Kinkade, 37, is facing charges of five counts of sexual misconduct with a Tonasket High School student

Moses Lake man sentenced for child porn

Benjamin James Brekke to serve five years in federal prison following conviction in child porn case.

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Tonasket librarian arrested for sex with student

Elizabeth Kinkade was released from jail today after being arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor

State Attorney General's Office hosts discussion on Goldmark “red-baiting” attack, resulting lawsuit

Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant trials in state legal history

Malott couple charged after allegedly exposing infant to drugs

Malott couple charged with endangering child with a controlled susbstance

Sunnyside man sentenced for dealing meth

Federal judge sentences Trinidad Suarez to 14 years, six months in prison

May 4, 2014- News of Record

SHERIFF From Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports May 1

Man sentenced for Riverside holdup

Sanchez gets nine years for knocking down owner, taking money from till

The man who held up the Riverside Grocery last September and assaulted the owner pleaded guilty last week to first-degree robbery and harassment-threats to kill. Alex Anthony Sanchez, 38, pleaded guilty in Okanogan County Superior Court and was sentenced April 23 to 108 months — nine years — in prison for the Sept. 30, 2013, robbery. Although he allegedly left a folding-blade knife behind when he fled the robbery scene, a deadly weapon enhancement was dropped as part of his plea agreement. During the robbery last September, Sanchez entered the store, knocked down owner Kim Nagy and punched her, and escaped with an estimated $650 in cash from the till. The incident was caught on the store’s security cameras, but the robber was wearing sunglasses and had a bandana over his face. According to charging documents, deputy Tony Hawley said when he arrived at the store he saw medications knocked off the shelves to the floor, a vacuum cleaner knocked over and a folding-blade knife lying on the floor with the blade locked open. Nagy told him she’d been in the back when the suspect entered the store. She went to greet him, but he didn’t respond. He knocked her to the floor, and punched her in the head and face at least three times, court records show. She kicked back, but he allegedly told her to stop or he would kill her. Sanchez went to the cash register, pushed one button and opened it, and then took bills from it. As he was leaving, he again threatened to kill her. She said she went to the phone and called 911, and saw a van leaving. She flagged down a passing motorist, Darrel Armstrong, and asked him to try and find the vehicle but he could not. A witness reported seeing the van heading south on Old Riverside Highway at a high rate of speed. At the time, Sheriff Frank Rogers credited help from the public with identifying Sanchez as the suspect. “From the information obtained at the time and a video of the robbery that was put out to the public, the Sheriff’s Office has received several calls” about the thief, Rogers said at the time. Those who called in identified the robber as Sanchez. “We also knew that Sanchez drove a van which had been described to us by the victim of the robbery,” Rogers said. The Sheriff’s Office then put out the word to other agencies to look for Sanchez. He was arrested Oct. 2 by Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff.

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