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Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 20-27

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 20-27

Aug. 20 7400 block 218th Street Southwest: A woman saw a man in her backyard late at night and believes that he was naked and looking into her window. No suspect has been identified. 600 block Main Street: A man notified police of his concern that his former landlord may commit arson based on past activity that he discovered through research. 23600 block 97th Place West: Residents report that thei... »

Scene in Edmonds: Motorcyclist injured in 9th and Main crash

Scene in Edmonds: Motorcyclist injured in 9th and Main crash

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Scene in Edmonds: Police chief speaks to Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

Scene in Edmonds: Police chief speaks to Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

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Edmonds police seeking owner of dog who bit 6-year-old at Brackett’s Landing

Edmonds police seeking owner of dog who bit 6-year-old at Brackett’s Landing

Edmonds police are looking for the owner of a pit bull/shepherd mix dog who bit a 6-year-old Shoreline boy at the north end of Brackett’s Landing beach last Thursday, Aug. 19. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, after the dog, who was off leash, bit the child in the face, the owner left the scene with the dog and didn’t identify himself. The boy’s mother happ... »

Edmonds police asking for public’s help in locating missing woman

Edmonds police asking for public’s help in locating missing woman

Amy Christensen of Edmonds has been missing since Aug. 17 and the Edmonds Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating her. Christensen was reported missing by her family after she went out for a walk but did not return. They have not heard from her since. Police don’t believe there is any foul play involved in her disappearance; the family just wants to know where their daught... »

Edmonds Police Department now on Facebook

Edmonds Police Department now on Facebook

If you want to track late-breaking police news, the Edmonds Police Department now has a Facebook page, accessible here. The department is also on Twitter, @EdmondsPolice. »

Police rescue suicidal woman from water near Brackett’s Landing early Tuesday

Police rescue suicidal woman from water near Brackett’s Landing early Tuesday

Edmonds police and Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews were called to the Edmonds waterfront early Tuesday morning after receiving a report that a 37-year-old Shoreline woman had threatened to swim out into Puget Sound and kill herself. Police were able to convince the woman to come back to shore, and she is now being evaluated at Swedish Edmonds hospital, police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure sai... »

Power out to Lake Ballinger area customers after truck hits power pole Monday

Updated at 7:30 p.m. with details from the Washington State Patrol. Traffic was snarled and an estimated 35 customers were without power in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood Monday afternoon after a truck-utility pole accident on the Shoreline side of Highway 104. According to the Washington State Patrol, at 1:47 p.m. Monday the driver of a Freightliner vacuum truck was traveling eastbound on Highwa... »

Edmonds woman killed in two-car collision in Lynnwood

Edmonds woman killed in two-car collision in Lynnwood

Lynnwood police say that an Edmonds woman in her 40s died in a two-car collision Saturday that occurred in the 18200 block of 36th Avenue West in Lynnwood. The Edmonds woman was a passenger in one of the vehicles. Her identity has not been released. The collision happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 18200 block of 36th Avenue West in Lynnwood. A car driven by a woman in her 40s turned left from northb... »

Traffic Safety Commission: Marijuana increasing as factor in deadly crashes

Traffic Safety Commission: Marijuana increasing as factor in deadly crashes

Newly released data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that marijuana is increasing as a factor in deadly crashes. The number of drivers involved in deadly crashes who tested positive for marijuana increased 48 percent from 2013 to 2014. “We have seen marijuana involvement in fatal crashes remain steady over the years, and then it just spiked in 2014,” said Dr. Staci Hoff, the Com... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 13-19

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 13-19

Aug. 13 600 block Bell Street: A resident brought papers and items that appeared to be from a vehicle prowl to the Edmonds Police Department. Another resident in the same block found a stack of CDs on her patio deck that didn’t belong to her. 23400 block Highway 99: An adult boyfriend and girlfriend got into an argument about their relationship. 23100 block Highway 99: A man assaulted the mo... »

Happening nearby: Lynnwood Fire Department on front line in Eastern Washington

Happening nearby: Lynnwood Fire Department on front line in Eastern Washington

A Lynnwood Fire Department crew deployed to assist in fighting wildfires in northeastern Washington posted these photos after a long night on the line. A four-man crew and an engine from Lynnwood was deployed as part of the Snohomish County Strike Team. State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters work... »

Police release video, seek information related to shots fired in Edmonds Saturday

Police release video, seek information related to shots fired in Edmonds Saturday

A wallet theft in Shoreline led to at least four shots being fired in the 24000 block of Edmonds Way early Saturday, Aug. 15, Edmonds police said Tuesday. A YouTube video of the incident was released by police and is included above. According to police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, officers were called around 3 a.m. Saturday to the scene, where shell casings were found. The incident started when a ... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Aug. 6-12

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Aug. 6-12

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 455 calls Aug. 6-12: 343 emergency medical aid calls, 25 motor vehicle collisions, 37 fires, 17 service calls, 3 natural gas leaks, 2 technical rescues and 28 automatic fire alarms. Aug. 6 COLLISION: At 4:30 p.m., three cars were involved in a collision at 128th Street SW and I-5 south of Everett. Firefighters transported one patient to Providence Regi... »

Police investigating shots fired on Edmonds Way last Saturday

Edmonds police are looking into why shots were fired into the air on Edmonds Way around 3:15 a.m. last Saturday morning. Police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley said that no injuries were reported, but police found multiple shell casings in the 24000 block of Edmonds Way. Hawley said he hopes to have more details on Tuesday. »

Happening nearby: Amateur radio license course starts Sept. 21

An amateur or “ham” radio technician course will be offered by the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) Monday evenings starting Sept. 21 and will run for seven consecutive Monday evenings (It is not required to attend every class). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exam is scheduled on Monday, Nov. 9. The beginner level Technician license is required for entry into the fascinat... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 5-13

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 5-13

Aug. 5 23900 block Highway 99: A report of a suspicious circumstance lead to the recovery of a stolen vehicle. Search of the suspect vehicles led to discovery of methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia. Aug. 6 7600 block 230th Street Southwest: The manager of Park Ballinger Apartments reported that items belonging to the apartment complex had been stolen from locked storage rooms. Aug. 7 87... »

Have a burning public safety question? Email us

Have a burning public safety question? Email us

My Edmonds News will again be videotaping a Q&A segment with Edmonds Police Department Sgt. Shane Hawley, and we invite you to send your public safety-related questions for possible inclusion in the program. Email them to teresa@myedmondsnews.com. »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 promotes six officers

Snohomish County Fire District 1 promotes six officers

Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently promoted six officers: Doug Dahl — Deputy Chief of Operations. Dahl served nine years as a battalion chief, 10 years as a lieutenant and one year as a training officer. Dahl is also a hazardous materials technician. He began is his fire service career in 1986 in Pierce County and was hired in 1989 by the Edmonds Fire Department, which merged with Fir... »

Happening nearby: Driver uninjured after car rolls down embankment at Mountlake Terrace apartment complex

Happening nearby: Driver uninjured after car rolls down embankment at Mountlake Terrace apartment complex

The driver of a vehicle that went over a 20-foot embankment at a Mountlake Terrace apartment complex was not injured in the mishap. Snohomish County Fire District 1 and Lynnwood Fire personnel responded Friday morning to the accident that took place at the Maple Glen apartments, 5418 212th St. SW. A tow truck came and removed the vehicle. No injuries were reported, according to Fire District 1. »

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