Edmonds Police Blotter: May 21-28, 2024

May 21

21600 block of 76th Avenue West: An Adult Protective Services referral was made for a man. There was no suspect information.

10100 block of Edmonds Way: A man was trespassed from business.

9600 block of 231st Place Southwest: A man reported medication missing.

May 22

7300 block of 216th Street Southwest: A man’s vehicle was broken into by an unknown subject. Subject appeared to be a male approximately 30 years old, wearing dark clothing.

21100 block of 80th Avenue West: A man was arrested for possession of stolen property and identity theft.

21600 block of 76th Avenue West: Police took protective custody of a newborn from Swedish Hospital. The child was transferred to Department of Children, Youth and Families custody.

24100 block of Highway 99: Officers recovered a stolen vehicle.

23800 block of Highway 99: A man damaged hotel property with a rock. The suspect was not located.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man was suspected of theft.

21100 block of Highway 99: Four juvenile males were involved in a physical altercation with another group of juvenile males.

1000 block of Main Street: A resident had property damaged. Possible suspect information.

21100 block of 77th Place West: A small drone was found in a backyard.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man lost his wallet in a parking lot.

21900 block of Highway 99: A man was cited and released for hit-and-run.

Meadow Place/Cascadian Way: K9 unit assisted a neighboring agency with an eluding investigation.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man stole items from a business.

20900 block of Cypress Way: K9 Unit assisted a neighboring agency with a burglary investigation.

May 23

236300 block of Highway 99: A man stole scissors from a grocery store.

23600 block of Highway 99: An unknown man stole merchandise from a business. The suspect was not located.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man was suspected of theft.

19100 block of Olympic View Drive: A man lost a firearm.

21900 block of 76th Avenue West: Multiple eyeglasses frames were stolen from an unsecured case.

8400 block of 244th Street Southwest: A woman stole food from a local restaurant. She left on foot and was not located.

7300 block of 172nd Street Southwest: A woman’s Social Security number was used fraudulently. There is no suspect information.

200 block of 5th Avenue North: Property was found in a patrol vehicle and entered into the property room.

500 block of Main Street: A vehicle fled after backing into an unoccupied parked car.

9400 block of 244th Street Southwest: A stolen vehicle was recovered and impounded at the owner’s request.

May 24

7200 block of 220th Street Southwest: A woman and a man were inside a closed business. Both were identified and arrested for trespassing.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man was arrested for shoplifting.

900 block of 9th Avenue North: A man was involved in online fraud.

8600 block of Main Street: Property was found in the street.

20900 block of 70th Avenue West: A man committed theft from a treatment facility. The suspect has not been identified.

23600 block of Highway 99: A woman was arrested for shoplifting.

1100 block of 6th Avenue South: A woman and man were heard having a verbal altercation.

2300 block of Edmonds Way: Two unknown subjects were seen walking near an apartment complex with packages. The incident was reported as suspicious activity.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man was booked on a warrant.

800 block of Maple Street: A woman was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for a domestic violence/assault.

May 25

100 block of West Main Street: A man was booked for DUI.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man was arrested for trespass at local business.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man and woman were booked for making false statements, possession of dangerous weapons, possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor warrant.

22500 block of 76th Avenue West: A hit-and-run collision was reported.

23600 block of Highway 99: A woman was booked for an out-of-state felony warrant.

7600 230th Street Southwest: Officers responded to an argument that had occurred earlier in the day.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man attempted to steal miscellaneous merchandise from a business.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man attempted to steal miscellaneous merchandise from a business.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man stole merchandise from a business. The merchandise was recovered.

21900 bock of Highway 99: A man used forged currency to purchase property.

May 26

1100 block of Main Street: A man was booked into Snohomish County Jail for DUI and second degree driving with a suspended license.

8400 block of 244th Street Southwest: A man claimed to be defrauded out of thousands of dollars.

19300 block of 44th Avenue West: A man was booked into Snohomish County Jail for an outstanding Edmonds warrant.

22800 block of 44th Avenue West: Police assisted another agency with a translation.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man was booked into Snohomish County Jail on a warrant.

24100 block of Highway 99: Women stole from a store.

24100 block of Highway 99: A woman stole from a store.

May 27

8400 block of 244th Street Southwest: A woman dined and dashed at a restaurant; later she was booked into Snohomish County Jail.

4300 block of 212th Street Southwest: A woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man was booked into Snohomish County Jail for refusing to stop during a traffic stop and refusing to identify himself.

23800 block of Highway 99: A stranger made a threat to harm a business owner; the suspect was trespassed from the business.

9400 block of 190th Place Southwest: A woman reported malicious mischief at a residential mailbox.

800 block of Main Street: Police responded to a domestic verbal argument.

22800 block of 75th Avenue West: Juveniles playing with a BB gun caused damage near a house.

24100 block of Highway 99: A woman was arrested and booked for shoplifting and outstanding warrants.

24100 block of Highway 99: A man stole merchandise from Burlington.

23600 block of Highway 99: A woman was booked for theft from a grocery store.

May 28

23600 block of Highway 99: A man stole from a business. The suspect was booked into Snohomish County Jail.

24100 block of Highway 99: A man stole items from a business.

23600 block of Highway 99: A reported theft at a local business was investigated. The suspect was not found.

5700 block of 188th Street Southwest: A vehicle was stopped for a stolen license plate. It was determined the plate had not been removed from the stolen-vehicle database.

24100 block of Highway 99: A man was trespassed from local business.

200 block of 4th Avenue South: A man was transported to the hospital for behavioral health evaluation after an altercation with a woman.

23600 block of Highway 99: A man was trespassed from a business.

  1. Why Mayor Rosen has not made changes to the city neighborhood location at the Safeway shopping center to prominently display police presence (and actually bolster that) at this point is beyond me. Clearly from these reports, that is warranted. I drive this intersection quite literally 4-5 times a day and there is ALWAYS something to be addressed. I know he is aware, but if we’re making other decisions around town that are, let’s say, more controversial… this seems like a no brainer and one the neighborhood has been asking for.

  2. Tom, I agree with you. Seems to me having a police cruiser or two parked in front of the Safeway would be a zero incremental cost measure the city could take to increase visibility of police in that area. At least, it would make someone think twice before running out the door with an armload of free groceries. However, I have heard concerns having patrol cars parked out front may seem heavy handed to some. But on balance, I think it’s worth a try for a while to see if it has an effect.

    1. Thanks, Dave, as always. To clarify… heavy handed to whom? Our men and women in the EPD are here to serve us all, and ensure a safe environment for residents and businesses. So are those individuals saying things are just fine the way they are? Because I don’t think it’s heavy handed for my kids to not see someone nodding off at the bus stop face down on the concrete on the way to school drop off (real situation).

      1. Hi Tom, we’re neighbors in SE Edmonds. I agree that police presence can deter bad actors. Also imho, when there’s more consistent depth and rate of re-development w/amenities adjacent to Hwy 99, the new residents and families will help to improve the demands on retail partners. My office was directly on Hwy 99 for 12 years and I get what it’s like. Shoreline’s progress over the years tells me that creating some space and real walkability, slowing things down a little and locating law enforcement in the core has nurtured a reliable retail space that is mixed with increased housing. Hopefully the the Edmonds economic and political stars align soon and we’ll see more success.

        1. The Fred Meyer in Shoreline has two on duty armed security officers at the door to slow down the rampant theft. Shoreline’s development has hardly turned it into a paradise.

        2. Thanks for the feedback, Matthew. I have mixed and complex views about the above thoughts (too much for a public forum), but I’m glad that some other neighbors can agree on the fact that basic safety and cleanliness of that area is a bar we can agree on. Moving the police entrance from the back of the building to the front with some signage doesn’t seem to be a tall ask, either. At least try something different! Whatever is going on now isn’t working despite the EPDs best efforts and staffing concerns. I hate this bowl/not-bowl separation, but bottom line is this wouldn’t be tolerated down there.

  3. Brian, nothing to worry about. Our mayor and council are very busy making sure that Edmonds quickly follows suit, and the new “high density plan” making the whole city looking like the sportier areas of Hwy 99. “Everyone’s Edmonds” yay!

  4. I’m delighted to see polite and reasonable conversation about issues. See people? It IS possible to discuss our concerns without bashing each other with contempt. Let’s keep it up! Your opinion/experience will be different from other’s but in the end, it’s so much more peaceful to keep it civil. Thank you

  5. If others are interested in seeing the city space at the Safeway complex at 238th be re-imagined to include more prominent police presence, I might suggest contacting the Mayor’s office and CMs to advocate for that as I have. I am afraid that our voice are muffled by the increasing amount of distractions in other venues, and the reason other areas of the city get their items prioritized is that there is a good amount of organization that happens amongst neighbors pushing for the same outcome. I have simply not seen that in our area of Edmonds. This leased space is expensive, and choices were made when it opened (as Dave has alluded to) to not allow the police to be a major and visible component. I just today went on the Community Crime Map to view the last two weeks of activity at this intersection and area, and it was shocking (https://snohomishcountywa.gov/236/Community-Crime-Map). Yes – reported activity means that the police are doing their jobs. That is awesome. But it also means that the area is ripe for opportunity. Shouldn’t they be as equipped as possible to handle these situations AND make that community feel safer at the same time by possibly deterring things from happening in the first place?

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