Edmonds Police Blotter: July 21-27, 2020

PoliceJuly 21

8100 block 238th Street Southwest: A man stole from a store and presented an unknown possible weapon when confronted by an employee. The subject was located and arrested nearby in possession of a metal bar.

7700 block Lake Ballinger Way: A cargo trailer was stolen from a business storage area.

22100 block Highway 99:  A business reported that a man entered the store, selected a new tool set and fled. He was believed to be the same suspect from previous incidents.

24200 block 78th Place West: An unsecured bicycle was reported stolen while the victim was visiting a friend’s house.

18800 block Soundview Place: A citizen was alerted to a fraudulent unemployment claim.

100 block 4th Avenue North: An intoxicated female was arrested for assaulting her husband.

21900 block Highway 99: Police arrested a man for DUI after receiving a report of a possible intoxicated driver in a parking lot.

24200 block 77th Place West: A bicycle was found at a resident’s house.

23600 block Highway 99: Police arrested a man for DUI after he was found slumped over in a parked vehicle.

July 22

8000 block 224th Street Southwest: EPD assisted the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office with a suspicious circumstances incident in unincorporated Edmonds. A stolen vehicle and trailer were recovered and one suspect was detained.

22500 block Highway 99: A suspected shoplifter causing a disturbance at a business was removed at the request of management.

9000 block 184th Street Southwest: Police responded to a landlord report of a verbal threat between tenants.

21200 block 82nd Place West: Miscellaneous items were found discarded on resident’s property.

22200 block Highway 99: One stolen vehicle and two stolen motorcycles were recovered in a motel parking lot. Possible suspects were captured on video.

18300 block 81st Avenue West: A fraudulent unemployment claim was established in victim’s name.

7200 block 224th Street Southwest: Police responding to a report of an altercation involving someone possibly struck with a vehicle was determined to be a verbal argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The boyfriend was gone upon arrival and the female denied being struck; only trying to open door.

July 23

7600 block 212th Street Southwest: Two suspects were captured on video burglarizing a business but fleeing less than a minute later after attempting to open a safe.

23200 block Highway 99: A vehicle was prowled sometime overnight and tools were stolen.

18900 block 94th Avenue West: Reporting party observed a light-colored passenger car speed away from a bank of mailboxes overnight. Two locking mailboxes were discovered pried open.

21900 block Highway 99: Money found by a citizen was turned in for safekeeping.

400 block 3rd Avenue North: An upset teenage daughter threw items around the house. No law enforcement action was take at the request of parent.

100 block 2nd Avenue North: A man was arrested for assaulting his father.

9400 block 244th Street Southwest: Police provided assistance to two intoxicated subjects unable to locate their apartment. One was given a courtesy transport to the hospital at their request.

July 24

23200 block 75th Avenue West: A man was arrested for a misdemeanor assault of his wife that occurred during an argument.

8600 block Madrona Lane: A vehicle window was discovered smashed and items missing.

Highway 99/Lake Ballinger Way: A traffic stop for a seatbelt and equipment violation led to criminal traffic arrests.

23000 block Edmonds Way: A bicycle was reported stolen from a secured apartment parking garage.

20900 block 70th Avenue West: An adult was reported missing from a care facility.

300 block Admiral Way: A man was arrested for DUI after a collision.

July 25

23600 block Edmonds Way: A citizen attempted to report as stolen a vehicle that was in their possession but owned by another. It was later determined to have been involved in an Everett collision with a male and female fleeing from the vehicle.

7800 block 202nd Place Southwest: A resident reported that adult daughter was missing and endangered but later advised police that contact had been made and to disregard report.

22800 block 106th Place West: Unemployment fraud was reported.

22500 block 76th Avenue West: Police received a delayed report of a storage unit burglary that occurred about one month prior.

21900 block Highway 99: A shoplifting suspect detained by store security was booked for theft, threats to kill staff and police, and providing false information.

212th Street Southwest/Highway 99: A traffic stop for moving violations led to arrest of a driver for DUI.

18300 block 73rd Avenue West: A man was arrested for DUI and hit and run after colliding with an unoccupied parked vehicle.

20000 block 82nd Avenue West: A boyfriend and girlfriend had a physical altercation at a residence. Criminal charges were referred for the girlfriend.

9700 block Edmonds Way: A vehicle window was discovered broken while parked at a business but nothing was known to be stolen.

July 26

22200 block Highway 99: Police responding to a report of a possible assault with a weapon determined that it was an argument between roommates involving bottles being thrown on the ground.

19500 block 88th Avenue West: A collision investigation led to the arrest of a driver for DUI.

23500 block Highway 99: A man was arrested for harassment and malicious mischief after a confrontation with girlfriend.

21000 block 74th Avenue West: A report of a disturbance with a woman screaming resulted in arrest of a man for assaulting his mother. A search related to the arrest revealed narcotics in his possession.

50 block Railroad Avenue: Signage and landscape rocks were tagged with graffiti.

100 block Main Street. A customer was removed from a business after becoming upset he could not sit at the bar due to COVID restrictions.

22500 block 76th Avenue West: A storage unit was broken into.

100 block Sunset Avenue South: A wallet that a citizen found and turned in to police was reunited with its owner.

22500 block 76th Avenue West: Burglary of a rented storage unit was reported.

8000 block Olympic View Drive: A vehicle window was smashed and shopping bags were stolen while the driver was away for a walk in the park.

8500 block 242nd Street Southwest: A husband was arrested for misdemeanor assault following a physical altercation with his wife.

8200 block 210th Place Southwest: A woman was arrested for a domestic assault that occurred during an argument with her boyfriend.

July 27

23300 block 76th Avenue West: A man was arrested for DUI after his vehicle collided with two unoccupied parked vehicles.

22300 block 76th Avenue West: An ex-boyfriend and girlfriend were involved in a verbal altercation over a promised ride to work.

23600 block Highway 99: A front license plate was reported stolen, possibly while the vehicle was parked at a business complex.

21900 block Highway 99: A citizen who inadvertently left a wallet in a shopping cart was unable to locate it upon return, and it has not been turned in as found property.

9400 block 244th Street Southwest: A community mailbox was discovered pried open and mail stolen.

7400 block 212th Street Southwest: A check fraud scam was reported.

21300 block 95th Place West: A juvenile was reported as a runaway by guardian.

9300 block 244th Street Southwest: Items were discovered missing from a vehicle that was possibly left unlocked.

10000 block Edmonds Way: A vehicle parked in secure parking garage was prowled and items were stolen.

50 block West Dayton Street: A citizen discovered a small dent in driver’s door, possibly from a BB gun.

200 block 6th Avenue North: A citizen reported a social media thread with statements threatening to vandalize property.

21900 block Highway 99: A customer’s secured bicycle was stolen while shopping inside a business.

7200 block 224th Street Southwest: A man discovered his vehicle partly raised with a jack and tools underneath. Leaking fluid was also located and believed to be from a disconnected brake line.

9300 block 244th Street Southwest: A resident discovered disabling damage to parked vehicle due to a hit and run that occurred sometime overnight.

10000 block Edmonds Way: Theft of items from a vehicle in a secure parking garage was reported.


  1. Yes indeed. Looks like we better postpone de-funding the police for awhile, after reading all this. We probably actually need as many good policemen and social workers as we can possibly afford, all things considered.

    1. Good point Clinton. We definitely don’t want to make the situation worse with trendy but poorly thought out hashtags like ‘defund the police.’ We need real solutions to our problems, and that likely requires reform in our laws, and programs that work to reduce recidivism.

      The one thing that is absolutely clear from the plenty of data we have on it is that reducing the police department just makes the problems worse. There is a 95% increase in crime in Minneapolis after they voted to abolish their police department, and we will absolutely see an increase in crime from the Seattle defund disaster there.

      We need to make sure that the citizens are vigilant that we don’t make the same mistakes here. I worry that some of the Edmonds Council could make some of those mistakes without community pressure.

      Thank you to the EPD who investigated and caught the mail thieves in my neighborhood a few months back. That is certainly not something that a mental health professional or social worker would have been able to help with.

  2. Is this really a lot of work? Is this really a lot of crime ? Do the police prevent burglaries, shoplifting, domestic disturbances, and DUIs or do they just respond to them? Should the police respond to domestic disturbances or would mediation counselors be more appropriate and helpful ?

  3. The Edmonds blotter appears full of small infractions of fights, small thefts, mischief, and problems with alcohol. I wonder how many are repeat offenders? How can an underlying cause be identified and then work done towards a remedy?

    What defunding the police means to me is that police are put to good use, and that related agencies take on areas of their expertise.

    Maybe in seeing the underbelly of human nature constantly, it gets to police officers. Are police getting preventative mental health help?

    I’m glad that a problem is out in the open, and hope that creative problem solving, rather than finger pointing or feeling threatened, moves agencies to work together in new ways to resolve issues while they are small. If people in trouble aren’t helped, their problems may very well grow into something bigger and more dangerous to society.

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