Public Safety

See emergency vehicles rushing past you last Friday? Here’s the scoop

See emergency vehicles rushing past you last Friday? Here’s the scoop

Notice a contingent of fire trucks rushing by you in downtown Edmonds early Friday evening, March 27? One of our readers said she and her husband were downtown Friday when “at least five different emergency vehicles passed us on several different streets,” and she wondered if we knew the reason. So we contacted Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes, and here’s... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, March 19-26

Edmonds Police Blotter, March 19-26

March 19 900 block Spruce Street: Police received a report of a woman yelling at a man and causing a disturbance. March 20 22500 Highway 99: A man reported the theft of his cell phone after he accidentally left it at the check stand of a business. March 21 23600 Highway 99: A suspect was taken into custody for shoplifting liquor. March 22 23200 block Highway 99: The on-duty property manager at a l... »

Clean out your medicine cabinets, Snohomish County Sheriff urges

Clean out your medicine cabinets, Snohomish County Sheriff urges

Snohomish County is at “the epicenter” of heroin use in Washington state, County Sheriff Ty Trenary told members of the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce during their monthly networking breakfast Thursday. One key to solving the problem? Ridding our medicine cabinets of all unused opiate-based pain medication. “The target age for heroin addiction is 15- to 17-year-old girls,” sa... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: March 5-18

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: March 5-18

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 825 calls March 5-18: 671 emergency medical aid calls, 61 motor vehicle collisions, 27 fires, 26 service calls, 5 natural gas leaks and 35 automatic fire alarms. March 5 COLLISION: At 6:33 p.m., a three-car collision was reported on northbound I-5 south of 44th Avenue W. Firefighters transported four patients to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital. ELECTRICAL FIR... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, March 11-19

Edmonds Police Blotter, March 11-19

March 11 20100 block 88th Avenue West: A woman reported her 12-year-old daughter was receiving harassing text messages from a former  elementary school friend. March 14 23600 block Highway 99: A woman reported an unoccupied suspicious vehicle outside the Dollar Tree store. The vehicle turned out to be reported stolen from Seattle. March 15 8400 block 244th Street Southwest: An unidentified man ord... »

K9 Kira receives protective vest through national campaign

K9 Kira receives protective vest through national campaign

The Edmonds Police Department’s K-9 dog Kira has received a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that has raised over $335,000. The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9s with bullet and stab protective vests ran from Feb. 15 through March 5. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was the nationwide non-profit organization and charity partner selected by Groupo... »

Edmonds police announce promotion of Shane Hawley to sergeant

Edmonds police announce promotion of Shane Hawley to sergeant

The Edmonds Police Department Monday announced the promotion of Shane Hawley to sergeant, effective March 1. Hawley, a 14-year Edmonds Police Department veteran, will take on the role of administrative sergeant. He will also continue to oversee the Field Training Officer program and is transitioning to become the department’s primary public information officer, a position formerly held by Sg... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, March 4-11

Edmonds Police Blotter, March 4-11

March 4 70 block Pine Street: Victim reported that someone used his Social Security number to file a false tax return. 7600 block 212th Street Southwest: A student reported that someone had stolen her backpack full of items from Edmonds-Woodway High School. March 5 23600 block Highway 99: A suspect stole frozen food items from the store. 22500 76th Avenue W.: A man reported that someone broken int... »

Update: Missing boy with autism found in Seattle

Update: Missing boy with autism found in Seattle

Updated at 6:50 p.m. Thursday Edmonds police reported that Tristan Basco was located unharmed in Seattle. Posted at 3:06 p.m. Thursday: Edmonds police are requesting the public’s helping in locating a 19-year-old Mountlake Terrace student with autism who walked away from the former Woodway High School campus at 23200 100th Ave. W. around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. Tristan Basco is describe as an A... »

Happening nearby: Police release composite sketch of Lynnwood car jacking suspect

Happening nearby: Police release composite sketch of Lynnwood car jacking suspect

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives have released a composite sketch of the man suspected of pulling a woman from her car last Wednesday morning (March 4) in the 17500 block of 17th Avenue West and driving off. The suspect is a white male in his late 20s-early 30s, about 5-foot-5 with no facial hair and is wanted for robbery and assault. The stolen vehicle was recovered last Friday ... »

Happening nearby: Mountlake Terrace man arrested on child pornography charges

A Mountlake Terrace man was arrested by federal authorities on Tuesday and charged with the production, possession and distribution of child pornography. The charges against David Stephens were detailed in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Stephens lives in the 4400 block of 223rd Street Southwest in Mountlake Terrace. Federal authorities executed a search warrant at Stephens’ r... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Feb. 26-March 4

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Feb. 26-March 4

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 395 calls Feb. 26-March 4: 329 emergency medical aid calls, 23 motor vehicle collisions, 16 fires, 12 service calls, 3 natural gas leaks, 1 hazardous materials call and 11 automatic fire alarms. Feb. 28 COLLISION: At 11:08 a.m., a two-car collision was reported on the 164th Street SW overpass to I-5 north of Lynnwood. Firefighters transported one patie... »

Sgt. Mark Marsh to retire after 34 years with Edmonds Police Department

Sgt. Mark Marsh to retire after 34 years with Edmonds Police Department

The Edmonds Police Department announced Monday that Sgt. Mark Marsh will be retiring March 15 after 37 years in law enforcement, 34 of those with Edmonds PD. Marsh began his law enforcement career in 1978 as a reserve officer with the Sedro Woolley Police Department before he was hired as a full-time officer in Mount Vernon. Since 1981, Marsh has served the citizens of Edmonds in many different ca... »

Scene in Edmonds: Sunrise through the trees

Scene in Edmonds: Sunrise through the trees

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Edmonds Police Blotter, Feb. 26-March 4

Edmonds Police Blotter, Feb. 26-March 4

Feb. 26 7300 block 213th Place Southwest: A man reported that his white 1992 Honda Accord was stolen from the parking lot of his apartment complex overnight. 22200 block Highway 99: An intoxicated man upset for an unknown reason threw items around the office and in his bedroom at a local motel, causing damage to the office door and breaking an aquarium in the bedroom that he shared with his girlfr... »

Check the batteries in your smoke alarm when you change your clocks this weekend

Daylight savings is Sunday, March 8 and when you change your clocks, it is also a great time to inspect, test, and clean your smoke alarm. Today there are many types of battery powered smoke alarms available in the marketplace. Most of the smoke alarms seen in homes today will still have 9 volt batteries that should be replaced each fall, or if the alarm is chirping. Newer alarms may use a lithium... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Feb. 19-25

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Feb. 19-25

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 388 calls February 19-25; 307 emergency medical aid calls, 20 motor vehicle collisions, 26 fires, 7 service calls, 7 natural gas leaks and 21 automatic fire alarms. Feb. 19 DISHWASHER FIRE: At 11:14 a.m., a dishwasher fire was reported in the 12900 block of 63rd Avenue SE east of Mill Creek. Firefighters made sure the fire was out and removed the dishw... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Feb. 19-25

Edmonds Police Blotter, Feb. 19-25

Feb. 19 7800 block 196th Street Southwest: A boyfriend and girlfriend got into a drunken argument Feb. 20 23000 block 100th Avenue West: Marijuana found in a trash can was turned into police for destruction. 7200 block 213th Place Southwest: A car was stolen from a park-and-ride lot. Feb. 21 24100 block Highway 99: An adult male was arrested for shoplifting clothing items. 8500 block 242nd Street ... »

Edmonds police report luring attempt at Edmonds-Woodway HS

A 15-year-old Edmonds-Woodway High School student reported to school authorities Thursday morning that a man attempted to lure her into his car along 220th Street Southwest near 76th Avenue West. The student, who was unharmed, ran away and immediately reported the incident to school administrators, Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh said. According to Marsh, the incident occurred about 6:50 ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Car-telephone pole crash on Olympic View Drive

Scene in Edmonds: Car-telephone pole crash on Olympic View Drive

Updated at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday with cause of crash, injuries to those in car. »

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