Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Busy With Weekend Incidents


BRIDGEPORT- Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal reports a number of incidents over the weekend with the first occurring on Friday at approximately 12:30 in the morning.

Sunset Highway, East Wenatchee

A deputy on routine patrol in the area of Sunset Highway observed a vehicle cross over the centerline and jerk back within the lane. After pulling the vehicle over and preparing to contact the driver, she inadvertently popped the trunk open.

According to Gjesdal the female driver reportedly smelled of alcoholic beverages and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The driver, a 26-year-old East Wenatchee resident, was arrested for DUI and transported to the Chelan County Jail without incident.


At approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning Douglas County Deputies were called to a report of trespassing at an apartment complex in Bridgeport. Deputies arrived to a laundry room used by tenants where they observed a ladder leading up to a crawl space where they could hear talking.

After ordering the persons out, they were both arrested for Trespass 1st degree but were released at the scene with a criminal citation. The suspects were identified as 31-year-old Antonio Infante of Brewster and 21-year-old Erin Phillips of Tonasket.


Also on Sunday morning, deputies and Brewster Police responded to a report of gunshots at approximately 8 a.m. A deputy was searching the area on foot when he heard the engine of a vehicle being revved, he waved the vehicle down and contacted the driver, 29-year-old Francisco Lorenzano-Basurto of Bridgeport.

The deputy spotted a Smith and Wesson 9mm lying in the seat with the slide locked back and the magazine empty. The serial number had been altered. The 29-year-old was plaxed under arrest and a second empty magazine was found in his coat pocket. The suspect told police the gun was not his, but he could not recall the name of the owner, and he was also found to be driving under the influence.

Deputies booked him at the Okanogan County Jail for DUI, with the case forwarded to the prosecutor for consideration of weapons charges.


Finally, at 9:30 AM on Sunday morning deputies went to a Bridgeport residence to search for a wanted person, 24-year-old Derrick Charley of Omak.

A female at the residence stated she had not seen him in hours, but when a Deputy called out his name, he appeared from the back room. He was arrested without incident for a DOC warrant for escape from community custody.

Charley was transported to the Okanogan County Jail and booked on the warrant.