Public Safety

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... »

State Patrol: Lynnwood driver, 16, booked after DUI, hit-and-run on Highway 99

A 16-year-old Lynnwood girl was booked into Denny Youth Center for hit-and-run and driving while intoxicated after the Hyundi Elantra she was driving rear-ended a car stopped at a traffic light at Highway 99 and 148th Street Southwest just north of Lynnwood Tuesday night. The driver, who was allegedly driving while intoxicated, was not hurt in the accident, which occurred just after 8 p.m., but he... »

Cooking fire causes $400,000 in damage to Edmonds home

Cooking fire causes $400,000 in damage to Edmonds home

Unattended cooking is being blamed for a fire that caused more than $400,000 damage and displaced a couple from their Edmonds home Tuesday afternoon. Dispatchers received multiple calls reporting the fire at the single-story house in the 22500 block of 93rd Place West at around 12:30 p.m. A man and his dog were inside the house at the time of fire and safely exited. The man was exposed to smoke. H... »

Lynnwood man held on $2 million bail after fire injures ex-wife

A judge found probable cause Tuesday to hold a Lynnwood man for investigation of attempted murder and arson for allegedly bludgeoning his ex-wife and setting fire to his home when she went to pick up their daughter. Our news partner, The Seattle Times, reports that David Z. Morgan, 55, was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail during a court hearing in Everett. Prosecutors say he attempted to ki... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Nov. 4-17

Edmonds Police Blotter, Nov. 4-17

Nov. 4 100 block Railroad Avenue: Victim reported that unknown suspect drilled hole in fuel tank of vehicle. 95 Pine Street: Security cameras were damaged/stolen from building at Willow Creek hatchery. Nov. 5 22900 block 76th Avenue West: Victim told police that a suspect entered his home and assaulted him for no reason. Nov. 10 23600 block Highway 99: A juvenile male shoplifter ran from store man... »

Scene in Edmonds: House fire in Westgate neighborhood Tuesday

Scene in Edmonds: House fire in Westgate neighborhood Tuesday

Updated with details from Snohomish County Fire District 1 Fire investigators are on the scene of a fire in Edmonds’ Westgate neighborhood, which extensively damaged a home in the 22500 block of 93rd Place West, said Snohomish County County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes. A man and his dog who were in the house at the time of the blaze escaped to safety. One firefighter was transpo... »

Edmonds tax agent warns of US Treasury phone scam

Chris Fleck, owner of Puget Sound Tax Services in downtown Edmonds, alerted us to a phone call he received from a caller, allegedly from “the Department of U.S. Treasury,” warning him that he is subject to legal action. “It is obviously a scam,” Fleck said, adding that — ironically — since he is an enrolled tax agent, he is actually licensed by the U.S. Treasury... »

Update: Suspect arrested in alleged arson of Lynnwood house

Update: Suspect arrested in alleged arson of Lynnwood house

A suspect in the alleged arson of a Lynnwood house was arrested Monday by Lynnwood Police after he was released from Swedish Edmonds hospital. The man had been transported to Swedish Edmonds after being assisted by firefighters on Sunday night from the house in the 6200 block of 193rd Street Southwest in Lynnwood. Detectives have booked the man into jail for arson and attempted murder. On Sunday a... »

Happening nearby: Lynnwood house fire investigated as possible arson

Happening nearby: Lynnwood house fire investigated as possible arson

A Lynnwood house fire that sent two people to the hospital is being investigated as a possible arson by the Lynnwood Police Department. On Sunday, Nov. 16 at about 7:10 p.m., the Lynnwood police and fire departments responded to a residential house fire in the 6200 block of 193rd St. SW. Two occupants, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s, were both transported to area hospitals. The man is bei... »

Friday evening car-pedestrian accident closes 196th Street above Maplewood Park

Friday evening car-pedestrian accident closes 196th Street above Maplewood Park

Updated 7:45 pm with information from Edmonds Police – A 5:30 pm car-pedestrian accident at the intersection of 196th Sreet and 84th Avenue West has closed 196th between 80th and 88th Avenues.  It will remain closed to traffic for “at least a few hours” according to Edmonds police officers at the scene. According to Edmonds Police spokesperson Sgt. Mark Marsh, the pedestrian, a 3... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 16-29

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 16-29

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 736 calls Oct. 16-29: 571 emergency medical aid calls, 68 motor vehicle collisions, 21 fires, 20 service calls, 9 natural gas leaks, 7 hazardous materials calls and 40 automatic fire alarms. Oct. 16 COLLISION:  At 12:31 p.m., a two-car collision was reported at 244th Street SW and Highway 99 in Edmonds. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/E... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Oct. 22-Nov. 3

Edmonds Police Blotter, Oct. 22-Nov. 3

Oct. 22 7700 block 238th Place Southwest: A man posing as a city inspector entered the victim’s residence to inspect wiring. Victim later discovers jewelry is missing. 20400 block 85th Place West: A man discovered 14 unauthorized charges on his credit card totaling $3,924.32. Oct. 23 23800 Hwy 99: A customer at a drive-through coffee stand requested free coffee but was refused. The man start... »

Edmonds Police Department announces hiring of two new officers

Edmonds Police Department announces hiring of two new officers

The Edmonds Police Department on Monday announced the hiring of two new police officers. Both are scheduled to begin the police academy in late December. The first, Nicholas Haughian, grew up in Marysville and attended the University of Washington on a baseball scholarship. He was drafted as a pitcher into the Baltimore Orioles organization, where he played until 2012. Haughian most recently worke... »

Edmonds police fleet soon will include the Ford Explorer

Edmonds police fleet soon will include the Ford Explorer

Move over Crown Victoria, there’s a new Explorer in town. Edmonds police are replacing their patrol cars, something that spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh says is done on a predetermined schedule, and the new vehicle of choice is an SUV. “The reason we are going to the Ford Explorer is that Ford no longer will be making our current patrol car, the Crown Victoria, in a police model,” he a... »

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... »

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