On March 12, 2022 at about 11:00 PM Douglas County Deputies were advised of a 911 hangup call in the 2500 block of SR 28.
When Deputies arrived, they found a male in his 20’s from the Wenatchee area had been stabbed multiple times in the abdomen.
The suspect identified as Miguel Angel Lopez-Montes Jr., a 34 year old Ephrata man, had fled the scene on foot prior to Law Enforcement’s arrival. It was learned the suspect was injured and bleeding when he fled.
Deputies had the area medical facilities advised and requested notification if he attempted medical attention for his injuries. At about 1:30 AM Deputies were notified the suspect was at the Quincy hospital. Quincy PD Officers were requested to contact and detain the suspect.
Miguel Angel Lopez-Montez Jr. was arrested and booked into Chelan County Jail for Assault in the 1st degree and Felony threats to kill, without incident.
The victim is in critical condition at Central Washington Hospital.
On March 11th, 2022 at around 2:05 pm, Rivercom received a report of a non-injury accident at the intersection of US 2 and Easy Street in Wenatchee, WA.
The suspect vehicle, a black Dodge Dakota, fled the collision Westbound on US 2.
Multiple callers reported the vehicle driving erratically on US 2 at speeds estimated to be over one hundred miles an hour.
A Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the vehicle in Dryden, WA westbound on US 2 at a high rate of speed and continuing to drive erratically.
The Deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and the vehicle fled, passing other vehicles on the shoulder and forcing vehicles off the road.
The Deputy terminated the pursuit.
A 2nd CCSO Deputy was traveling Eastbound from Leavenworth on US 2 and observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed coming towards him. The Deputy activated his emergency lights while the suspect vehicle was continuing eastbound on US 2. The suspect vehicle went around a vehicle traveling westbound and veered into the eastbound lane striking the Deputy’s patrol vehicle along the driver’s side and ultimately disabling the deputy’s vehicle.
The suspect vehicle crashed a short distance later near Prey’s Fruit Stand on US 2. The suspect fled on foot, attempting to flag down vehicles for a ride.
The suspect was contacted by CCSO deputies in the Prey’s Fruit stand parking lot and taken into custody at around 2:22 pm.
The Washington State Patrol was called out to handle the collision between the suspect vehicle and the CCSO Deputy vehicle.
The suspect is under investigation for numerous felonies to include eluding and possession of a stolen vehicle, along with DUI and Hit and Run.
The suspect is a 21 year old male from Bremerton, WA. The suspect vehicle was reported stolen out of Bremerton, WA. The deputy who was struck by the suspect vehicle was checked out at the hospital and released with minor injuries.
The Mission of the Columbia River Drug Task Force is to combat illegal drug activity in our community to help promote successful and thriving communities in both Chelan and Douglas County. Along with that mission we realize there are other serious issues driven by illegal drugs that are affecting our communities as well. Current issues facing law enforcement and our communities today that we are dealing with include: violent crime involving gang members and drug dealers, rampant drug use in the homeless community, property crime to include retail theft, vehicle prowls, trafficking in stolen property, vehicle thefts, wanted felons fleeing from law enforcement, and a flood of Fentanyl pills coming into our communities resulting in more overdoses than we have ever seen.
Based on these serious problems the Columbia River Drug Task Force has combined with the Wenatchee Police Department’s Pro Act team to expand their mission and take on these issues to combat these specific crimes in Chelan and Douglas Counties. We recognize if these issues are not given the priority they deserve our community’s safety is at stake. We plan on partnering with our communities and the Chelan and Douglas County Prosecutor’s Office to work hand in hand on these issues. Our goals are to reduce crime rates, have our community members feel safe each and every day as they go about their way of life, and continue to have a reputation where Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Chelan and Douglas County are great places to raise their families and live here for generations to come.
Here are some examples of what the Columbia River Drug Task Force has accomplished to promote this expanded mission since January 1st, 2022.
12 Felony warrant arrests
3 Investigations that led to the recovery of stolen property in both Wenatchee, Chelan County, and East Wenatchee
5 illegally possessed firearms were seized
13 arrests involving simple possession or possession with intent of Fentanyl Pills
Approximately 870 Fentanyl Pills seized
At 4:09 am on 3/10/22, crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue and Chelan County Fire District #5 (Manson) were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Azwell Road in the northern part of the fire district.
First arriving crew reported a small storage structure with possible exposures and were able to contain the fire immediately with the resources on scene.
Chelan Fire & Rescue crews remained on scene for overhaul until 5:43 am.
The property owner stated that the outbuilding was being used for storage and that there was a space heater inside being used to prevent vegetables form freezing.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and there is no damage estimate available at this time.
Chelan Fire & Rescue would like to remind our community members to please use caution when using space heaters by providing adequate space around the heater to prevent accidental ignition of combustible materials.
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Monday, March 21, 2022, starting at 9:00 a.m.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA
Call to order:
• Assistant Fire Chief Interviews
• Executive Session RCW: 42.30.110(1)(g) To evaluate the qualifications of an
applicant for public employment
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA
The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782
Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: February 2022
• Payroll: January 25, 2022 to February 21, 2022 / Paid 03-04-2022 for $117,442.47
• General Account Vouchers: 02-18-2022 transactions 163 to 185 for $9,033.26
• Capital Account Vouchers: 02-19-2022 transactions 186 to 188 for $2,193.09
• Minutes: February 16, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2021/2022 Budget & Financial Report - December 2021 and January 2022 Financials)
• January Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update /
Firefighters Association Report (Ron Simmons)
• Station 71 Roof - Update
• Assistant Fire Chief Position – Update
• Seasonal Firefighter - Update
• 2021/2022 Annexations – Update
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Apparatus Planning Team - Update
• KOZI – Community Connection March 17, 2022 @ 8:10 a.m. – Commissioner Oules / Chief
• Mask Mandates – removed March 12, 2022
• Staff – Long-Range Planning meeting - Wednesday, March 31, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.
• Commissioner’s Special Meeting – Long-Range Planning meeting Monday, April 11, 2022, at
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
OLYMPIA – Current efforts to reconnect and revitalize communities that have been divided by transportation construction projects is one of the topics of discussion when the Washington State Transportation Commission meets virtually next week. The commission will also hear about General Motors’ collaboration with Cruise to introduce the Origin, one of the latest developments in electric autonomous vehicles.
The meeting starts at 9 a.m. both Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16. Due to limitations related to COVID-19, this meeting will be virtual using Zoom. People interested in attending can register on the Commission’s website. TVW will broadcast the meeting live.
Highlights of Tuesday’s presentations include:
Highlights of Wednesday’s presentations include:
The commission will take public comment at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 16. Those wishing to speak can sign up during the meeting by posting their name in the Q&A box on-screen. Written comments can also be submitted via email at:
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov.
Manson Parks is excited to announce that AAU t-ball, softball, and baseball is BACK! Registration is currently open to Manson students in preschool through 6th grade. Forms will be sent home in your child’s communication folder on 3/8/2022 (grades PreK-5th).
6th graders- please contact our office for a form, or visit www.mansonparks.com/aau/
The cost to register is $25 per athlete. If the athlete did not play AAU basketball this year, add an additional $14 for AAU card.
Completed forms and payment can be dropped off at the Manson Parks office Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm. We will be open until 5pm March 16th.
FORMS AND PAYMENT DUE BY 5:00PM ON MARCH 16TH, 2022 (sorry, no exceptions).
Please contact Manson Parks with questions at (509) 687-9635, M-F 10am-2pm, or
Regular Board Meeting
March 3, 2022 4:10pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. February 10, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
i. Marina policy Committee
ii. Old Swim Hole development project
iii. Manson Bay Marina breakwater planning project
iv. Leffler Field Soil Remediation planning project
b. Director’s Report
VIII. New Business
a. Aspect Consulting Agreements: water right certificate assistance
Next Regular Meeting: April 14, 2022 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.
We're beginning work to create an equitable decision-making process for significant actions planned on our state's transportation system, especially as it relates to communities of Black Americans, tribal members, people of color and low-income individuals. That means when we design a project, we include all voices in making decisions about how and where the project is built and learning what we can do to ensure that the project's benefits and negative effects are equally distributed. We want to hear from you how we can best work together.
But first, please bear with us as we provide some background on this important issue:
Decisions of the past have consequences for today
It's no coincidence that transportation infrastructure can have negative health effects on the people who live next to it. Planners and engineers of past decades often designed highways, bridges, airports and rail lines to run next to, or right through the middle of, communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. Land was less expensive and the people who lived there had limited resources or opportunities to challenge the decisions that were being thrust upon them. Studies have shown that as a result of those decisions, people who live in communities adjacent to major transportation infrastructure are more likely to suffer poor health due to air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution and related stress. In recognition of these conditions, the state Legislature in 2021 passed the “Healthy Environment for All Act,” or more commonly called the HEAL Act (Senate Bill 5141).
The HEAL Act is a first step toward preventing and lessening the long-term negative environmental and health effects of state agency decisions. The act aims to improve the health for all Washington state residents. We're one of seven state agencies covered by the HEAL Act. The others are the departments of: Ecology, Health, Natural Resources, Commerce, Agriculture and the Puget Sound Partnership.
To begin this important work, we want to talk with and listen to the people who are affected by our transportation decisions, especially those living in overburdened communities that bear the adverse effects of infrastructure placement. That's where you can help.
Before we can begin addressing the problems created by transportation activities, we need to know how best to engage with and understand the needs of the people who are most affected by our work.
We're holding online listening sessions to start the conversation and help us understand the best ways to communicate with people who live in underserved communities.
Online listening sessions are being held over Microsoft Teams. To join us, click on the link for one of the following:
Here's what you can expect during these sessions:
We'll then use your input and suggestions to help create more equitable decision-making that better serves the needs of all (part of our community engagement planning and tools).
Free, temporary internet access is available in locations throughout the state for those who do not have broadband service. To find the nearest Wi-Fi Hotspot visit: www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-state-drive-in-wifi-hotspots-location-finder/
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