South County Fire receives grant to add community paramedic telehealth

South County Fire is receiving a $10,000 grant to launch a telehealth program to safely connect community paramedics with older adults and other vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community paramedics provide non-emergency assistance to frequent 911 callers. The program helps clients access social services and community resources to meet their needs. This reduces 911…

Community members gather to honor George Floyd, protest police brutality

Hundreds lined 52nd Avenue West in the Meadowdale area Wednesday night, holding signs and soliciting honks from passing cars to honor the life of George Floyd while protesting against police brutality. Chants and car horns filled the air as community members gathered near St. Timothy Lutheran Church, located in the 5100 block of 164th Street…

Police: Alderwood Mall still closed due to ‘continuing credible threats’

This story was updated June 2 to include new information from the Lynnwood Police Department and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith. Due to continuing credible threats of property damage and theft at the Alderwood Mall, businesses at the mall are still closed and barricades are in place to prevent access to the area, according to Lynnwood…

Lynnwood declares civil emergency with curfew until 5 AM Tuesday

Declaring a civil emergency, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith Monday announced she was imposing a curfew in the city starting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 1. The curfew was set to last until 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. and was  enforced by the Lynnwood Police Department. In response, Edmonds College closed its campus at 5 p.m. Monday…

Edmonds Police Blotter: May 19-25, 2020

Between May 19-25, the Edmonds Police Department reported 232 cases of identity theft related to unemployment fraud. The department recently issued advice regarding what to do in the event personal information is used to file false unemployment claims. May 19 23000 block Edmonds Way: Victim reported an online puppy scam involving repeated requests for more…

Edmonds Police Blotter: May 12-18, 2020

Between May 12-18, the Edmonds Police Department reported 104 cases of identity theft related to unemployment fraud. The department recently issued advice regarding what to do in the event personal information is used to file false unemployment claims. May 12 400 block 3rd Avenue North: Reporting party received threatening phone call. 21900 block Highway 99:…

South County Fire makes 3-year-old Lynnwood boy’s wish come true

Three-year-old Eli Kincaid likes two things — “Toy Story’s” Buzz Lightyear and fire trucks. So, when a trip to Disney World was postponed due to the coronavirus, the Make-a-Wish Foundation partnered with South County Fire to bring Eli the next best thing — a fire truck parade. Joining the procession were police patrol vehicles, ambulances,…

Was your identity stolen for unemployment benefits? Edmonds police advise what to do next

Police departments are usually the ones warning the public about scams, but in the case of the recent wave of fraudsters applying for Washington State unemployment benefits, police employees themselves are among the victims. Like many local police agencies, the Edmonds Police Department has received reports of residents who were victims of what the State…

Edmonds Police Blotter: May 5-11, 2020

May 5 21100 block Summit Lane: Tires were stolen from victim’s back yard. 23400 block Edmonds Way: A purse with cash and credit cards was  stolen from an unlocked vehicle. 1100 block Viewland Way: Complaint of harassment by an unknown subject resulted in charges for stalking. 7300 block 213th Place Southwest: Police responded to an…

Police catch two men connected to 2019 Harbor Square Athletic Club locker room thefts

Two men connected to locker room thefts at Edmonds’ Harbor Square Athletic Club in 2019 were among 15 arrested and charged as part of a pyramid-style ring that stole items from fitness centers, gyms and recreation locations in Snohomish, King and Skagit counties. The Everett Police Department announced Monday that detectives investigated over 23 reported cases…

Edmonds Police Blotter: April 28-May 3

April 28 19800 block 77th Place West: Mail likely stolen from other locations recovered near mailboxes. 7300 block 216th Street Southwest: An unknown subject attempted to gain entry into an apartment through sliding glass door. 21900 block Highway 99: A shoplifting suspect was arrested for third-degree theft. 200 block 2nd Avenue North: A storage unit…