Citations Down, Warnings Up on New Distracted Driving Law

From a press release – It has been nearly two weeks since the new distracted driving law went into effect. The Washington State Patrol ran stats to see how the first week of the law differed from the week before the law went into effect. The Distracted While Under the Influence…


Speed Emphasis by WSP this Weekend

Traffic increases across Interstate 90 and State Route 2 Stevens Pass during the summer months. This weekend there are several large-scale events across the state which will bring in additional traffic.  As more vehicles hit the road, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is launching a three-day speed emphasis patrol to…


Narcotics K9 Assigned to Wenatchee

From a press release: The first narcotics K9 Trooper reported to Wenatchee on May 1, 2017.  Trooper Charles Bates and K9 Rocco will be assigned to Chelan and Douglas Counties, but will assist field forces throughout District 6.      K9 Rocco, a two year old black lab graduated from the…


Washington State Patrol Blood Drive

The Washington State Patrol is holding a blood drive in Wenatchee Thursday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event is designed to honor Trooper Renee Padgett who is currently battling cancer after spending more than 20 years as part of the WSP. To give blood, head over…


Wenatchee Humane Society Donates Newest K-9 Officer

The Wenatchee Humane Society is helping fight crime by donating the latest K-9 candidate for the Washington State Patrol. “They know what we’re looking for as far as dogs go, for working dogs. They contacted us and said, ‘Hey, we have this dog and his name’s Boomer. He’s a young…


Simple Traffic Stop Puts Man Behind Bars for Drugs

Additional training is being credited for the arrest of a man who had several outstanding warrants more than $2,000 in drugs, paraphernalia and cash on Monday. Trooper Brian Moore said it all started with a simple traffic stop on I-90 near Thorp. “Trooper Pilkington who’s received advanced training through our…


Washington State Patrol Hiring for More than 100 Positions

Does your New Year’s Resolutions include finding a new job? The Washington State Patrol is hoping to hiring more than 60 new troopers before September and they are beginning right now with their next academy happening in March. Trooper Chris Thorson says the community pays if they are understaffed “The…