A 25-year-old Stanwood woman died early Thursday morning in a crash on Chuckanut Drive north of Edison.
About 1:30 a.m., Beatriz Dedios-Santana was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt north on Chuckanut Drive when the vehicle hit ice, struck a mailbox and rolled off the road, according to a State Patrol report.
She reportedly was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.
— Skagit Valley Herald
Oregon girl dead, boy missing after wave sweeps them to sea
CANNON BEACH, Ore. — A 7-year-old girl is dead and her 4-year-old brother is missing after they and their father were swept into the ocean on the Oregon coast amid a high-surf warning.
The father was holding the two children when a wave swept all three into the water at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Falcon Cove area, near the small coastal community of Cannon Beach, authorities said.
Jeremy Stiles, 47, of Portland and his daughter were taken by ambulance to a hospital in the nearby city of Seaside, while the Coast Guard deployed helicopters to help search for the boy.
A police officer initially found the man struggling to get out of the water, while the girl was farther offshore. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The father’s condition was not immediately available.
The hours-long search for the boy was suspended once it became dark.
The National Weather Service had issued a high-surf warning in the area for Saturday, as large waves made for dangerous surf topping 30 feet (9.1 meters).
On Sunday, the weather service also issued a beach hazard update that warned of sneaker waves that could suddenly pull people into the water and be strong enough to lift and roll logs.
— Associated Press
Wenatchee man accused of having child porn
WENATCHEE — A tip from Google led to the arrest of a Wenatchee man accused of possessing child pornography.
Police say Jose A. Mendoza downloaded 172 sexually explicit images of children between March and November 2019, according to Chelan County Superior Court documents.
Mendoza was arrested Thursday at his home on the 700 block of Cascade Street. He told detectives he downloaded the images and stored them in a Google Drive account, the documents said.
The internet giant uses software to search its platforms for child pornography and found the images Nov. 29 in a Google Drive account associated with Mendoza.
Google forwarded the information to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a national network of law enforcement agencies, and then the task force alerted Wenatchee Police in December, the documents said.
Along with the images, the task force shared the IP address from which the images were downloaded. The IP address matched Mendoza’s physical address, the court documents said.
Mendoza was arrested on suspicion of five counts of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexual conduct. He’s being held at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on $15,000 bail.
— The Wenatchee World
Cops: Cashmere woman, 96, was killed by her daughter
CASHMERE — Authorities believe a 96-year-old woman was killed early Saturday morning by her daughter in their Cashmere home.
Anita Jones, 70, called RiverCom Dispatch at 2:05 a.m. from the 400 block of Pioneer Avenue to report she’d killed her mother, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The sheriff’s office did not release the victim’s name and manner of death.
Jones was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Detectives haven’t established a motive and there are no known witnesses, said Jason Reinfeld, chief of operations. Investigators were at the scene Saturday.
Jones has owned the home since 2005, according to Chelan County Assessor’s Office records.
Eric Bolyard has lived next door to Jones since before she moved in 15 years ago and said he knew her well, helping her clear snow from her driveway and with small home repairs. He described Jones as a “sweet lady” with declining physical health.
“She definitely does not seem the type to commit murder,” Boyland said. “My goodness.” Boyland never met Jones’ mother. He said she moved into the home last spring.
— The Wenatchee World
Vancouver massage therapist accused of inappropriate touch
State health officials have suspended a Vancouver massage therapist’s credentials, pending further legal action, after he allegedly inappropriately touched five female clients.
Raymond Alan Knutson’s alleged misconduct occurred during massage treatments between 2015 and August 2019.
Among the allegations, he’s accused of commenting on a client’s appearance in a sexual manner and rubbing against another client for sexual gratification. He also allegedly engaged in improper draping, according to the state Department of Health.
The state issued Knutson’s credentials in November 2012.
He cannot practice massage in Washington until the charges, which include unprofessional conduct and sexual misconduct, are resolved. Knutson has 20 days to request a hearing to contest the charges, the Health Department said.
— The Columbian, Vancouver