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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. »

State Labor and Industries cites two companies in death of construction worker last summer

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has cited two companies for safety violations in connection with the electrocution of a 38-year-old man working on a construction project at the Swedish Edmonds Medical Center campus in August 2014. Jason E. Vanlandingham of South Prairie, Wash., was working with a compressed air tool when he made contact with a power line at 1:50 p.m. on Aug... »

No injuries in candle-related fire that causes $50K damage to North Edmonds home Sunday

No injuries in candle-related fire that causes $50K damage to North Edmonds home Sunday

A lit candle placed too close to combustible materials sparked a bedroom fire that caused more than $50,000 damage at an Edmonds home Sunday night, according to fire investigators. A neighbor reported the fire around 9:20 p.m. at a single-story house with a daylight basement in the 17400 block of 69th Pl. W. Five people – a couple, their two children and a teenage renter – safely exited the house.... »

Update: Missing man located

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reports that John Cole was located by a Community Transit operator. The 74-year-old man with dementia was reported missing Friday morning at a Safeway in Lynnwood. »

Prosecutors consider manslaughter charges against Edmonds man involved in Goodwill fatal forklift accident

Prosecutors consider manslaughter charges against Edmonds man involved in Goodwill fatal forklift accident

Lynnwood police have closed their investigation into the case of a 47-year-old forklift operator from Edmonds who was involved last summer in a fatal accident in the parking lot of the Goodwill store on 198th Street Southwest. The report is now with the Snohomish County prosecutor, who is considering possible second-degree manslaughter charges. According to the report, shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug... »

Fire District 1 fire calls, Feb. 5-18

Fire District 1 fire calls, Feb. 5-18

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 808 calls Feb. 5-18: 652 emergency medical aid calls, 69 motor vehicle collisions, 30 fires, 19 service calls, 9 natural gas leaks and 29 automatic fire alarms. Feb. 5 COLLISION: At 8:07 a.m., a two-car collision was reported on southbound I-5 south of 128th Street SW. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital. COLLISION: At 8:20... »

Snohomish County deputies searching for missing man last seen in Lynnwood

Snohomish County deputies searching for missing man last seen in Lynnwood

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a 74-year-old man with dementia who was last seen this morning at a Safeway in Lynnwood. John Cole had left his home this morning and went to the grocery store at the 19700 block of Highway 99. Detectives believe he may try to return to his home in the Logan Road/Damsen Road neighborhood, or possibly travel to the Renton area. Cole is an... »

Back-to-back oil train derailments: Could it happen here?

Back-to-back oil train derailments: Could it happen here?

This week’s catastrophic oil train derailment and fire in West Virginia has many in Edmonds asking whether something like this could happen here. While there was no loss of life or serious injury, the incident forced evacuation of two West Virginia towns in the midst of a winter snowstorm. This accident came only two days after a Canadian National Railroad train carrying oil derailed and cau... »

Edmonds rail crossing analysis included in transportation package, Liias says

Edmonds rail crossing analysis included in transportation package, Liias says

The transportation package proposed this legislative session by the Washington State Senate includes funds for an alternatives analysis of a train crossing project that could eliminate a range of serious vehicular, pedestrian and public safety conflicts along the Edmonds waterfront, 21st District Sen. Marko Liias said Thursday. “This would be the necessary first step of a process to address a host... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Feb. 11-18

Edmonds Police Blotter, Feb. 11-18

Feb. 11 600 8th Avenue South: Police responded to a report of several people living in a residence with no utilities. Case involved possible code violations, trespassing and illegal activity. 16600 block 76th Avenue West: Victim reported an unauthorized person used Social Security number to file a tax return for 2013. 9400 block 232nd Street Southwest: Suspect kicked in door to residence during at... »

Minivan hits condo across from Holy Rosary; occupants taken to Swedish Edmonds

Minivan hits condo across from Holy Rosary; occupants taken to Swedish Edmonds

Edmonds police were called the scene of a condominium complex across from Holy Rosary church around 11 a.m. Monday after an 85-year-old man driving a minivan crashed into the building at 609 7th Ave. N. According to police at the scene, the vehicle was leaving Holy Rosary via the north driveway. The driver failed to turn onto 7th Avenue North and continued across the road, over the curb and throug... »

Washington State Patrol seeks witnesses to Saturday’s rollover school bus collision

Washington State Patrol seeks witnesses to Saturday’s rollover school bus collision

The Washington State Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team is looking for witnesses to last Saturday night’s incident in which a King’s Schools bus rolled over as it exited Interstate 5 at SR 104, injuring at least nine occupants returning from a King’s High School basketball game in Mount Vernon. Detectives are seeking witnesses to the collision, which occurred at approxima... »

Driver of King’s bus that flipped at I-5 exit says brakes failed

Driver of King’s bus that flipped at I-5 exit says brakes failed

The Washington State Patrol reported early Sunday that the driver of a King’s Schools bus that overturned on Highway 104 in Mountlake Terrace after exiting Interstate 5 southbound Saturday night said that the bus brakes failed prior to the accident that sent nine members of the King’s High School basketball team to the hospital late Saturday with minor injuries. The accident blocked all four lanes... »

School bus overturns on I-5, multiple minor injuries reported

School bus overturns on I-5, multiple minor injuries reported

Our online news partner The Seattle Times reports that a school bus carrying a high school basketball team rolled over on Interstate 5 in Mountlake Terrace Saturday night. KOMO-TV reports that the team was from King’s High School. Early reports from the scene indicate there were multiple minor injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol, and nine people were taken to a hospital for ob... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Feb. 5-10

Edmonds Police Blotter, Feb. 5-10

Feb. 5 7400 block 180th Street Southwest: Police received a report of a package stolen from the front porch of a residence. 600 block Aloha Way: Son stole guitars and camera from his father and pawned them. He was arrested for theft after admitting the crime. 23600 block Highway 99: A man stealing detergent and alcohol from a store abandoned the merchandise when confronted by employees in the stor... »

Woodway tree cause of Monday night outage; QFC fire result of backup generator glitch

Updated at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday with information on cause of fire at Westgate QFC A tree falling into a power line in Woodway caused Monday night’s outage to 1,500 Snohomish County PUD customers, and it’s been determined that a fire at the Westgate QFC around the same time was related to the grocery store’s generator, which kicked on when the power went out. According to John Westfa... »

QFC fire follows Westgate/Point Edwards power restoration

QFC fire follows Westgate/Point Edwards power restoration

UPDATE 9 p.m.: Snohomish County PUD reports that a tree falling into the wires caused Monday’s 7:30 p.m. 1,500-customer outage on circuit 405 serving the Westgate and Point Edwards areas. According to PUD spokesperson Bob Bolerjack, crews were able to restore approximately 500 customers around 8:30 pm. They continued to work to isolate the problem area, and expected to restore all but the 20... »

Fire District 1 retirement ceremony to honor DeLisle for 40 years of service

Fire District 1 retirement ceremony to honor DeLisle for 40 years of service

Capt. Tom DeLisle will be honored for 40 years of service to the citizens of Snohomish County Fire District 1 at a retirement ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Parking will be available in the north and east lots of the neighboring Christ the Rock Church. DeLisle, a Lynnwood resident, is a native of South Sno... »

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