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Edmonds police warn of ongoing scams victimizing residents

Edmonds police warn of ongoing scams victimizing residents

The Edmonds Police Department sent out a warning Friday to “citizens and the general community” of an ongoing fraudulent scam that has victimized Edmonds residents. Here’s the information, per an Edmonds PD news release. (Also check out our August 2014 Edmonds Today video interview with Sgt. Mark Marsh — linked to the photo above–  with general tips about how to avoid... »

Edmonds School District bus involved in accident on Highway 99 in South Everett; no children on board

Edmonds School District bus involved in accident on Highway 99 in South Everett; no children on board

An Edmonds School District bus was involved in an accident in the 13300 block of Highway 99 in Everett just after 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon No children were on the bus, according to Edmonds School District spokesperson DJ Jakala. The bus driver and four other people were transported to area hospitals. As of 5 p.m., authorities were still investigating the accident and one lane in each direction w... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 381 calls the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3: 304 emergency medical aid calls, 24 motor vehicle collisions, 21 fires, 14 service calls, 6 gas leaks, 1 hazardous materials call and 11 automatic fire alarms. Aug. 28 COLLISION:  At 5:21 a.m., firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital after responding to a collision involving a bus and a se... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 23-Sept. 2

Aug. 23 23900 block Highway 99: A suspicious person was contacted in the parking lot of a motel. He was found to have a Lynnwood Police Department warrant. He was arrested and his custody was transferred to the Lynnwood Police Department. 300 block 3rd Avenue South: A vehicle was prowled and the car battery stolen while parked in a parking lot overnight. No suspect information or physical evidence... »

911 dispatcher saves a life over phone with step-by-step CPR coaching

911 dispatcher saves a life over phone with step-by-step CPR coaching

On Aug. 8, Paula Sanderson was hit with the worst asthma attack of her life. “I was completely unable to breathe,” she said. “I felt myself losing consciousness. The last thing I remember thinking was how ironic it would be to die from an asthma attack.” That’s when it all went black and she fell to the floor. Luckily her spouse, Kris Sanderson, was home at the time. ... »

Police wrap up investigation of 4th and Bell collision; case now with prosecutor’s office

Police wrap up investigation of 4th and Bell collision; case now with prosecutor’s office

Edmonds police have finished their investigation into the May 20 SUV-pedestrian collision at 4th Avenue North and Bell Street, and have sent the case to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for their review, an Edmonds police spokesman said Wednesday. The collision killed 73-year-old Edmonds resident Lexie J. Hess as she was walking eastbound on Bell Street, crossing 4th Avenue North.  T... »

Reward fund aimed at catching Edmonds’ Hutt Park tree vandals

Reward fund aimed at catching Edmonds’ Hutt Park tree vandals

The Edmonds woman who first discovered the vandalism to trees in Hutt Park has established a reward fund for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the damage. Laura Martin told My Edmonds News Tuesday that donations are welcome to the online GoFundMe “Find the Hutt Park Vandal Fund.” The page says: The Hutt Park vandal(s) have hacked, chiseled and slaughtered ... »

Edmonds man threatened on Sunset Avenue says he’s unlikely to take family there again

Edmonds man threatened on Sunset Avenue says he’s unlikely to take family there again

Updated Sept. 2 with additional information from Edmonds police clarifying license plate number /type of vehicle sought. Vehicle may be similar to a Camry rather than a Camry itself. An Edmonds man said Saturday he is unlikely to bring his children back to Sunset Avenue after a suspect made racial slurs against the family and threatened to kill them as they walked along the scenic Edmonds waterfro... »

More on Hutt Park vandalism: At least 100 trees now believed damaged

More on Hutt Park vandalism: At least 100 trees now believed damaged

Updated with police case number, contact information A citizen who first reported the damage to numerous trees at Edmonds’ Hutt Park in the Seaview neighborhood last week now believes that at least 100 trees were vandalized by an as-yet-unknown suspect. Edmonds resident Laura Martin first discovered the damage to about 30 trees last Thursday and reported it to Edmonds City Councilmember Diane Buck... »

Fire District 1 fire calls, Aug. 21-27

Fire District 1 fire calls, Aug. 21-27

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 361 calls the week of Aug. 21-27: 298 emergency medical aid calls, 11 motor vehicle collisions, 20 fires, 13 service calls, 1 rescue and 18 automatic fire alarms. Aug. 21 BRUSH FIRE: At 1:01 a.m., firefighters extinguished a fire that burned a 15-foot section of fence and four trees near 226th Street SW and Edmonds Way in Edmonds. Aug. 22 COLLISION: At... »

Vandals damage trees at Edmonds’ Hutt Park

Vandals damage trees at Edmonds’ Hutt Park

My Edmonds News was alerted Thursday night that more than 30 trees have been slashed at Edmonds’ Hutt Park in the Seaview neighborhood. Edmonds resident Laura Martin discovered the damage on Thursday and reported it to Councilmember Diane Buckshnis, who lives in the area, around 6 p.m. “There are more than 30 trees vandalized,” Martin said in an email. “Most of the trees da... »

Edmonds Police Department spokesman takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Edmonds Police Department spokesman takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

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Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 15-22

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 15-22

Aug. 15 22900 block 106th Avenue West: A fire was set in the breezeway between buildings at Sherwood Elementary School.. Several incidents of vandalistm were also reported at school by staff the day before, Aug. 14. Aug. 16 8400 block 244th Street Southwest: Diners at Denny’s left without paying. Aug. 17 7400 block 210th Street Southwest: Six vehicles parked on the street were reported keyed durin... »

Construction worker who died identified as South Prairie resident

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identity of the 38-year old man who was killed while working on a construction project at the Swedish/Edmonds Medical Center campus Wednesday, Aug. 20. The victim, Jason E. Vanlandingham of South Prairie, Wash., died as a result of “high voltage electrocution,” the medical examiner’s office said. South Prairie is loc... »

Man dies after being struck in forklift accident at Lynnwood business

A 69-year old Bothell man was struck by a box that fell off a forklift while he was walking through a parking lot of a Lynnwood business in the 4000 block of 198th Street Southwest in Lynnwood, at about 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18. The victim, who eventually died in a Seattle hospital, was a business customer. Lynnwood Police and Fire arrived to investigate the incident. The victim was transported... »

Edmonds police dog Dash passes away

Edmonds police dog Dash passes away

Just two months after the passing of retired K-9 police dog Rocky, the Edmonds Police Department announced Monday that retired police dog Dash has died. The 9-year-old Dash, who hung up his leash last summer, served the department from 2006-2009. He died on Saturday, Aug. 16, Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh said. Dash came to Edmonds PD after being discovered at the Washington German Shep... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 4-Aug. 11

August 4 7500 block 242nd Place Southwest: A Canadian resident reported a lost passport. 23905 Highway 99: A wallet was reported stolen out of a motel room while its owner was at the store. The wallet was later found, and reported not stolen. 400 block 3rd Avenue South: A victim of previous assault claims false accusations about the daycare she operates are being made to regulating agencies by the... »

Edmonds police seek video of Tuesday’s Seaview neighborhood assault

Edmonds police detectives investigating the assault of a 16-year-old girl during a party in the Seaview neighborhood earlier this week are seeking anyone who may have taken video of the incident. If you have a video, contact the Edmonds Police Department Tip Line at 425-771-0212. The girl, a runaway from Everett, was taken to Swedish/Edmonds hospital early Tuesday morning after suffering non-life-... »

Fundraising effort started for woman critically burned in Westgate house fire

Fundraising effort started for woman critically burned in Westgate house fire

My Edmonds News was contacted Wednesday night by Karen Nelson, a family friend of the Edmonds woman badly burned in Tuesday’s Westgate neighborhood house fire, letting us know about a fundraising effort to cover the victim’s medical bills. According to Nelson, Tuesday’s fire severely damaged a home owned by Richard and Sue Maddox, the former owners of the Maddox Grill in Lynnwood... »

Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in Westgate neighborhood house fire Tuesday

Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in Westgate neighborhood house fire Tuesday

Updated with additional information from Fire District 1 A woman in her 40s suffered what appeared to be life-threatening injuries in a house fire in the Westgate neighborhood around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1 which provides fire service in the City of Edmonds.Neighbors called 911 at 5:09 p.m. to report smoke and flame... »

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