Public Safety

Police pursuit of stolen vehicle leads to car crash; burglary evidence recovered

For the second night in a row, the driver of a stolen car led Edmonds police on a brief pursuit. Only this time — on Monday evening — the suspect got away after crashing the vehicle at 230th Street Southwest and Highway 99. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, the incident began at 7:40 p.m. Monday when an Edmonds police officer observed a vehicle parked at the Burlin... »

Police give chase and capture suspected car thief — next to police station

It didn’t take long for Edmonds police to nab a suspected car thief who led them on a brief pursuit by car from the Edmonds Highway 99 Dollar Store to Mountlake Terrace Sunday night. The suspect bailed from the stolen vehicle “and was apprehended by officers and K9 Hobbs after a brief foot chase through heavy brush,” said Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure. But even if of... »

Murder suspect apprehended by authorities

 Murder suspect Encarnacion “EJ” Salas has been arrested by authorities, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Offic Salas was apprehended at about 2:15 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 25. Patrol Deputies received a tip that Encarnacion may have in an apartment in the 3300 block of 164th Southwest. He was quickly located and arrested. Salas is believed to have assaulted a 42-year-old man in Lynnwood lat... »

A letter from Edmonds Schools Superintendent Brossoit:  We’ll work together to keep our schools safe

A letter from Edmonds Schools Superintendent Brossoit: We’ll work together to keep our schools safe

October 25, 2014 Dear Edmonds School District Families – Over the last 24 hours, each of us in our own way has been processing the tragedy that occurred at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and that community. A team of school counselors and psychologists from our district were present at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Saturday morning to assist, an... »

Happening nearby: Manhunt on for Lynnwood murder suspect

Happening nearby: Manhunt on for Lynnwood murder suspect

Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to locate 23-year-old Encarnacion “EJ” Salas for second degree murder. Salas is believed to have assaulted a 42-year-old man in Lynnwood late last night. The victim died at the scene. Salas is 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He could have injuries to his face and legs and was last seen wear... »

Public’s help sought in finding Mountlake Terrace girl missing since Oct. 1

Public’s help sought in finding Mountlake Terrace girl missing since Oct. 1

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is helping Mountlake Terrace Police look for Samantha Harrison, who has been missing since Oct. 1 from Mountlake Terrace. Here is her information: DOB: Jul 3, 1999 Age Now: 15 Sex: Female Race: White Hair Color: Sandy Eye Color: Green Height: 5-foot-5 Weight: 135 pounds Samantha may be in the company of an adult male. She has gauges in her ear... »

First responders in South Snohomish County gear up to meet Ebola threat

First responders in South Snohomish County gear up to meet Ebola threat

In response to the worldwide Ebola threat, Snohomish County health and emergency response officials have put new procedures and specialized equipment in place, provided special training to response crews, and are closely coordinating with hospitals and personnel from neighboring jurisdictions, all to ensure that Ebola never gets a foothold here. “We’ve added some specific questions to ... »

Fire District 1 Chief says retroactive pay amount should have been expected

Fire District 1 Chief says retroactive pay amount should have been expected

Snohomish County Fire District 1 Chief Ed Widdis says the recent flap over the district’s retroactive billing for its union employees showcases the importance of creating some type of regionalized fire service. “What I‘ve always said about these contracts is they were a Band-Aid,” Widdis said of the Fire District’s current agreements to provide fire service not only for Edmonds but also the cities... »

Edmonds Police Blotter

Edmonds Police Blotter

Select reports from Oct. 9-15 Oct. 9 22600 block Hwy 99: Twelve beers were reported stolen from in front of a store after a delivery. 1100 block 9th Avenue South: A woman returned home to find her home burglarized with a large amount of valuable jewelry stolen. Oct. 10 900 block Cedar Street: Police receive a complaint of a neighbor intentionally parking her car to block access through the complai... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 2-15

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 2-15

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 792 calls Oct. 2-15:  636 emergency medical aid calls, 49 motor vehicle collisions, 30 fires, 23 service calls, 11 natural gas leaks and 44 automatic fire alarms. Oct. 4 COLLISION:  At 11:53 a.m., a two-car collision was reported at 212th Street SW and 44th Avenue W in Mountlake Terrace. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.... »

Friday night high-speed crash on Main Street hill sends two to Harborview

Friday night high-speed crash on Main Street hill sends two to Harborview

A spectacular Friday night crash near the intersection of Main Street and Olympic Avenue sent 67-year-old Edmonds resident Ann Lui to Harborview with both wrists and ankles broken, several broken ribs and possible internal injuries. As of Monday evening, she has had surgery on her wrists and ankles, and remain in the intensive care unit at Harborview. Her son, also an Edmonds resident, has been by... »

Aftermath of Friday night car crash on Main Street

Aftermath of Friday night car crash on Main Street

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Snohomish County Fire District 1 hires 12 firefighters

Snohomish County Fire District 1 hires 12 firefighters

Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently welcomed 12 new firefighters to its ranks: Kyle Almeida, an Air Force veteran. Chris Burt, previously with Snohomish County Fire District 17 in Granite Falls. John Dorsey, an Army Veteran, previously with Pinal County Regional Fire in Arizona. Brandon Dumas, a Navy veteran. Boris Fayerberg, previously a volunteer with Fire District 1 and part-time firefigh... »

Edmonds man involved in motorcycle, truck collision during Thursday morning commute on I-405

A 59-year-old Everett man driving a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck driven by an Edmonds man on southbound I-405 this morning, causing a major backup during Thursday morning’s commute. The Washington State Patrol reported that a pickup truck pulling a utility trailer and driven by a 28-year-old from Edmonds was driving in the southbound HOV lane on I-405 near Lynnwood. The motorcycle made ... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Sept. 18-Oct. 1

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Sept. 18-Oct. 1

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 713 calls Sept. 18-Oct. 1: 573 emergency medical aid calls, 61 motor vehicle collisions, 26 fires, 19 service calls, 5 natural gas leaks, 1 hazardous materials call and 28 automatic fire alarms. Sept. 18 COLLISION:  At 9:47 p.m., a car left the road, hit a pole and rolled onto its side at 220th Street SW and 76th Avenue W in Edmonds. Firefighters trans... »

Edmonds man in custody after shots fired in air near Yost Park

Edmonds man in custody after shots fired in air near Yost Park

Edmonds police took a 19-year-old Edmonds man into custody just after noon Wednesday after he allegedly fired a rifle into the air in the Yost Park Neighborhood, in the 9300 block of 216th Street Southwest. According to police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh,  at about 12:12 p.m. several people called 911 reporting the shots being fired. Edmonds police officers, assisted by officers from Mountlake Terra... »

Police offer prevention tips after ‘rash of car thefts’ in Edmonds

While reviewing City of Edmonds police reports Tuesday, we counted 10 car thefts in various neighborhoods, within a two-week span. Neighborhoods where we noted stolen vehicles included the 7200 block 213th Place Southwest; the 8500 block 242nd Street Southwest; the 8100 block of 236th Street Southwest (where the vehicle was reported to have a handgun in the glove box); the 21400 block of 72nd Aven... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Sept. 22-Oct. 2

Sept. 22 7700 block 175th Street Southwest: Police received a report of a woman breaking wine glasses at a neighbor’s house. Sept. 26 23600 block Highway 99: A woman obtained a bottle of vodka from the Safeway store along with other items. She took the vodka into the store’s restroom and consumed some of it, but did not have money to pay for it. Sept. 27 500 block Walnut Street: Two me... »

Edmonds man who operated illegal money transmitting business sentenced to two years in prison

A 55-year-old Edmonds man who moved more than $150 million from overseas sources, through his U.S. bank accounts, and then back overseas, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to two years in prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. \ Pavel Rombakh, who immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine in the 1990s, pleaded guilty to operating an unlicensed money-transmitting bu... »

What’s next for Fire District 1 billing, contract?

What’s next for Fire District 1 billing, contract?

Now that Fire District 1 has given the City of Edmonds a hefty bill for two years’ worth of back pay for its union employees, what happens next? My Edmonds News explored that question and more during a 45-minute interview with Mayor Dave Earling and City Finance Director Scott James Wednesday. James said he has been meeting with Fire District 1 officials, as well as his counterparts in the cities ... »

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