Public Safety

Edmonds police: Action on Olympic View Drive Wednesday related to search warrant

Neighbors located near 73rd Avenue West and Olympic View Drive observed a significant amount of police activity in the area starting around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, and according to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, it was related to a search warrant being served by Redmond police on a person at a residence there. “We assisted Redmond PD with a search warrant,” Marsh said, ... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1’s improved rating may lower insurance rates

Snohomish County Fire District 1’s improved rating may lower insurance rates

Property owners served by Snohomish County Fire District 1 may be eligible for a reduction in fire insurance premiums next year. The Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) recently upgraded the district’s fire protection classification. Most insurance companies use this classification to set rates for property owners and risks. The WSRB evaluates fire protection capabilities of all Washington ... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Dec. 5-14

Edmonds Police Blotter, Dec. 5-14

Dec. 5 22800 block 76th Avenue: A vehicle was broken into with a number of items stolen from it. Dec. 6 200 block 5th Avenue North: Police investigation a report of someone possibly communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. 8500 block 236th Street Southwest: Someone reported the burglary of his home while he was passed out from intoxication on the front porch. No suspect information or evid... »

Edmonds police officers who rescued man from burning building honored as ‘Real Heroes’

Edmonds police officers who rescued man from burning building honored as ‘Real Heroes’

Two members of the Edmonds Police department who pulled a man from a burning building in Edmonds were recognized Thursday by the American Red Cross at its annual Real Heroes Breakfast. Corporal Ken Crystal and Officer Earl Yamane were named “Real Heroes” for their life-saving efforts during the rescue of a 67-year old man from a burning condominium on April 21, 2013. The officers had responded to ... »

Promising news on the condition of Brenda Welch

Promising news on the condition of Brenda Welch

We are continuing to monitor the medical progress of Brenda Welch, who was beaten and burned in the Lynnwood house fire in November. (Her ex-husband has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and arson — see our story here.) Here’s the latest, posted on the Support for Brenda Welch website: Great news: Brenda is very awake now AND breathing on her own! She stays awake for most... »

Lynnwood man pleads not guilty to attempted murder, arson and assault

Lynnwood man pleads not guilty to attempted murder, arson and assault

Lynnwood resident David Morgan appeared Monday before Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Bruce I. Weiss to answer charges of first-degree attempted murder, first- degree arson and first-degree assault. In the courtroom were more than a dozen friends and family of his alleged victim, ex-wife Brenda Welch. Morgan pleaded not guilty to all charges. As previously reported in My Edmonds News, prosec... »

Domestic abuse: Experts say you often miss it even when it’s close to home

Domestic abuse: Experts say you often miss it even when it’s close to home

With formal charges of attempted murder now filed against David Morgan for savagely beating and attempting to set fire to his ex-wife Brenda Welch, many in the community are asking questions about domestic violence and its early danger signs, what to look for and what to do if you suspect something. According to prosecutors, Morgan planned and carried out a scheme to murder Welch to avoid paying h... »

Lynnwood man charged with first-degree attempted murder of ex-wife, torching house to cover up crime

Lynnwood man charged with first-degree attempted murder of ex-wife, torching house to cover up crime

The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday afternoon charged a Lynnwood man with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree arson and second-degree assault for allegedly bludgeoning his ex-wife Brenda Welch, dousing her with gasoline and setting his Lynnwood home on fire to cover up the crime. Originally charging the suspect with second-degree attempted murder, the prosecutors say they ha... »

Happening nearby: Mountlake Terrace High School evacuated after bomb threat, nothing found by police

Happening nearby: Mountlake Terrace High School evacuated after bomb threat, nothing found by police

Mountlake Terrace High School was evacuated this afternoon after a bomb threat was received by a staff member at the school. Two back-to-back phone calls from someone making the bomb threat were received at 1:26 p.m., according to Edmonds School District spokesperson DJ Jakala. The fire alarm was pulled by staff and the school was evacuated. The Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Brier  Police Departm... »

Fire District 1 promotes six to rank of captain

Fire District 1 promotes six to rank of captain

Six firefighters promoted to the rank of captain were sworn in at the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night. Captains are responsible for supervising shift personnel at the fire station level – overseeing a crew of three to five firefighters. New captains at Fire District 1 are: Kevin Fetter assigned to Edmonds Fire Station 17. Fetter completed his paramedic... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Nov. 18-25

Edmonds Police Blotter, Nov. 18-25

Nov. 19 19800 block 78th Place West: An adult male was arrested for assault after he choked a suspect during a physical altercation. 9100 236th Street Southwest: A homeowner returned home in the afternoon and interrupted a residential burglary. Police, including a K9 unit, located east of the residence a male suspect who appeared to have been running. The suspect was booked into Snohomish County J... »

Edmonds police: Initial reports indicate North Edmonds intruder ‘was drinking’ and may have been at wrong house

Edmonds police detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting of an intruder in North Edmonds early Thanksgiving morning. The initial investigation did show that the 22-year-old suspect had been drinking, Edmonds police spokesman Mark Marsh said Friday morning. “One of the theories the detectives are looking into is the possibility of the suspect being at the wrong house.... »

Edmonds mother shoots intruder in north Edmonds home early Thanksgiving morning

Edmonds mother shoots intruder in north Edmonds home early Thanksgiving morning

A 33-year-old Edmonds woman at home with her husband and children early Thanksgiving morning shot a 22-year-old man trying to force his way into their north Edmonds house, Edmonds police said. The suspect was taken into custody by police and is at Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, the shooting occurred at approxima... »

Edmonds police: Cars stolen from Highway 99 dealership recovered

Edmonds police reported Tuesday morning that all seven vehicles that had been stolen from the Gasoline Alley car dealership in Edmonds have been recovered. “Seattle Police Department North Precinct officers quickly located several of the stolen vehicles,” Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh said. SPD’s auto theft unit has been able to identify, in conjunction with Edmonds Po... »

Meadowdale High School briefly locked down while police search for burglary suspect

Meadowdale High School was locked down for about 20 minutes Monday morning while police used a K-9 unit to search for a burglary suspect. Lynnwood Police responded to an attempted burglary about a half mile away from the school. A K9 track was performed. The high school was in lockdown from about 8:10 to 8:30 a.m. »

Multiple vehicles stolen in overnight burglary of Edmonds auto dealership

Edmonds police Monday morning were investigating the overnight burglary of an auto dealership located in the 22400 block of Highway 99. Officers were called to the location at 3:28 a.m. Access had been made to the dealership office and the suspects retrieved keys to multiple vehicles. There is no alarm at this business and by the time police were called, seven vehicles were taken from the lot. Mul... »

Website established to provide updates on victim Brenda Welch

The family of Brenda Welch, who is in Harborview Medical Center after being brutally beaten and burned last Sunday, has set up a website so that family and friends can monitor her condition. You can access the site here for updates. Prosecutors say Welch’s ex-husband, 55-year-old David Z. Morgan, attempted to kill her to avoid an increase in child-support payments following the couple’s 2013... »

Scene in Edmonds: Car crash takes out power lines on Edmonds Way

Scene in Edmonds: Car crash takes out power lines on Edmonds Way

Updated at 7 a.m. Friday: Via Twitter, the Snohomish County PUD says the power outage resulting from the car crash affected 500 customers. “Crews on site with restoration expected later this morning. Thanks for your patience.” »

More scam alerts from Edmonds police, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

In addition to the recent U.S. Treasury scam that Chris Fleck alerted us to earlier this week, the following other scams have come to our attention: The Edmonds Police Department reports that on Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m., a 77-year-old Edmonds resident contacted police to report that she had been swindled out of $3,000. A person impersonating an Edmonds police officer called the victim on her cell phon... »

David Morgan, accused of attempted murder and arson, ‘creeped me out,’ says family friend

David Morgan, accused of attempted murder and arson, ‘creeped me out,’ says family friend

More information is emerging in the wake of Sunday evening’s suspected arson and attempted murder at the Lynnwood home of David Morgan, as those who knew the couple and their children come forth to share their stories. Morgan is accused of attempting to kill his ex-wife Brenda Welch and then setting fire to his home to cover up the crime. He is being held in the Snohomish County Jail in lieu... »

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