Post archive for ‘Stevens County Prosecutor Desk’

Prosecutors Desk 9-15-2014(0)

Hunting season is coming soon and the problems that may come with it. There will be a few folks who do not believe they really have to get the license or that they will not get caught, but they are often wrong. The rules serve a purpose and are there for a reason. The wildlife [...]

Prosecutors Desk 7-20-2014(Comments Off)

Please be aware!!!! NO BURNING IN STEVENS COUNTY The Sheriff has upgraded the burn ban in Stevens County as of July 18. Please do not burn anything out of doors until the ban is lifted. This includes campfires. Small charcoal or propane grills for food preparation are permitted, but please be careful with them. We [...]

Prosecutors Desk 8-16-2014(Comments Off)

I recently received a communiqué from a group who call themselves, “We the People.” It was a DEMAND that I answer 75 carefully worded questions within three days. All elected officials and I have received other demands and deadlines from this group, usually that we vacate our offices because we are not legally in office [...]

Prosecutors Desk 8-3-2014(Comments Off)

The media has widely reported the recent errors and problems in the execution of two convicted and sentenced men. I suspect this will bring about a new examination of the death penalty in the United States. Citizens of Washington have repeatedly voted to have the death penalty, but our courts have repeatedly struck down death [...]

Prosecutors Desk 7-20-2014(Comments Off)

The Washington State Court of Appeals is divided into three divisions. The divisions are separated geographically; one in the west, one in the central and one in the east part of the state. As you might expect, the courts somewhat reflect the political leanings of the geographical areas they cover. The court in the west [...]

Neighbor Against Neighbor Disputes(Comments Off)

In the past several weeks there have been several difficult neighbor against neighbor disputes that seem to be ramping up. Perhaps the rise in temperature as summer comes on makes the temper of people rise as well, but the Stevens County Sheriff’s Deputies have been called out to make repeated calls at several locations. The [...]

Prosecutors Desk 7-7-14(Comments Off)

Detectives of the Stevens County Sheriff’s office have arrested two young men who are responsible for at least 20 burglaries across three counties and recovered tens of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property.  The young men are over 18 years old and face multiple charges for these thefts. As part of the investigation, a [...]

Prosecutors Desk 6-16-14(Comments Off)

On October 16, 2013, some folks in northern Stevens County returned from vacation to discover that their home had been ransacked. They discovered that items of personal property with a value in excess of $5,000 had been taken.  Among the stolen items were firearms, tools and a tractor Law enforcement officers were able to follow [...]

Prosecutors Desk 6-2-14(Comments Off)

There are times that one of the parties to a criminal case, either the state or the defendant, becomes of the opinion that the party cannot get a fair trial before the judge hearing the case.  There is a way to get the case assigned to another judge.  The method is to file an affidavit [...]

Death Penalty or Not(Comments Off)

The media has reported the recent errors and problems in the execution of a convicted man in Oklahoma.   I suspect this will bring about a new examination of the death penalty in the United States.   Twice in the past week, I was asked my views of the death penalty. I have been involved in death [...]