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September 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM
The hunter whose death in Okanogan County is being investigated as a homicide has been identified as Michael R. Carrigan, 52, of Hoquiam.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank T. Rogers said Carrigan was shot about 7 p.m. Monday while grouse hunting with a companion in the remote Pontiac Ridge area northeast of Tonasket.
Carrigan’s companion, George R. Stover, 65, also of of Hoquiam, told investigators that Carrigan got out of their vehicle when he spotted a grouse in a tree. He said Carrigan fired twice at the bird, and after the second shot, Stover heard another shot coming from a different direction.
Stover then saw Carrigan, with blood on his clothing, fall to the ground. Stover took him to a nearby residence, but he was died there.
Members of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Border Patrol arrived Monday night and are investigating.
Rogers said two occupants of a nearby home have been interviewed and several items were collected from the residence. Although no arrests have been made, Rogers said law-enforcement officers do have a person of interest who may be connected with the shooting.
September 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM
The shooting death of a Western Washington hunter in Okanogan County Monday is being investigated as a homicide.
The victim was shot about 7 p.m. at Cow Camp Road on Pontiac Ridge out of Chesaw, said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.
Rogers did not indentify the victim, but said he and another Western Washington man had been together in a car to go grouse hunting.
When the victim stepped out of the car to shoot a grouse, the man who remained in the vehicle heard a shot. He then saw his bloodied companion fall to the ground.
The uninjured man took the victim to a home in the area for help, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a news release, Rogers said “We do have people of interest” in the case, but no arrests had been made as of Monday morning.
January 16, 2013 at 2:49 PM
The Wenatchee World
Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies removed eight horses from a field near Wauconda on Tuesday after determining they were not being fed or watered.
Sheriff Frank Rogers said a Gig Harbor man owns the horses, and told authorities he had asked his son who lives in Tonasket to care for them. Deputies left messages for the son, but were unable to reach him.
Neighbors first complained in December that the horses at 251 Toroda Creek Road were not being cared for, and some neighbors have been bringing them food and water, Rogers said.
When deputies arrived on Tuesday, the animals had no food or water, he said. Some of them had cuts and bruises, and one had an injured leg, he said.
Rogers said the horses were taken to a nearby ranch, and a veterinarian will look them over today or Thursday.
A report will be sent to the prosecutor to determine whether to charge the father or son with animal cruelty, he said.
November 8, 2011 at 6:50 AM
Weather: A 50 percent chance of showers today isn’t good news, but it gets worse. Tomorrow there’s a 90 percent chance of showers. Hmmm, don’t like that. Ah, but Thursday… Here’s something we haven’t heard in a forecast in a while: Partly sunny. The details.
Traffic: The maps and cams.
In the “We can barely believe this” category, a woman in Okanogan used a wrench to break the window of a running washing machine and rescued her 5-year-old daughter at a Laundromat. The kid, who’s 5-years-old, suffered a 10-inch cut on her back.
Oops, his pants fell down: A guy who apparently tried to take a woman’s bag at the Bremerton ferry terminal didn’t get very far because as he made his getaway, his pants fell down. A witness who saw him grab the bag said he was running away and when his pants fell down, he tripped. The story’s from The Kitsap Sun.
The sad saga of the missing 2-year-old boy in Bellevue continues. Officer Carla Iafrate, spokeswoman for the Bellevue Police Department, said: There are still many unanswered questions…
The Skagit County prosecutor has dropped charges against Colton Harris-Moore in the Barefoot Bandit case, allowing charges from several other counties to be consolidated in Island County. (AP)
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