South County Fire honors employees, volunteers and citizens with annual awards

South County Fire recently honored employees, volunteers and citizens in a virtual award presentation that took the place of the regional fire authority’s annual recognition banquet canceled due to the pandemic. 2020 Pandemic Response Recognition:  South County Fire has been on the frontline of the pandemic from the start, transporting the first patient in the…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Feb. 9-16, 2021

Feb. 9 100 block 4th Avenue North: A man was arrested for trespassing after entering a business and setting off the alarm. 21000 block Highway 99: Reckless burning was reported near a business. 7300 block 210th Street Southwest: A theft was reported. 7800 block 240th Street Southwest: A bicycle was found on the side of…

Gold necklace stolen from Lynnwood thrift store dedicated to helping rescue animals

A gold necklace was stolen Monday from a Lynnwood thrift store that donates proceeds to local nonprofits aimed at helping rescue animals. Bella’s Voice is a non-profit thrift store that donates 100% of its profit to local animal sanctuaries. On Monday, video surveillance inside the store — located in the 4000 block of 198th Street…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Feb. 2-8, 2021

Feb. 2 22100 block Highway 99: A group of teens caused a disturbance. 1100 block 7th Avenue South: Police responded to a sexual assault report involving adolescent juveniles. 8100 block 242nd Street Southwest: An unknown subject used the reporting party’s information to rent a vehicle from a business. The vehicle was reported stolen. 400 block…

Man injured in car-light pole collision at 44th Ave W and I-5

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle collision that occurred late Thursday morning when a vehicle went off the road and struck a light pole on the ramp from 44th Avenue West to southbound I-5 in Lynnwood. Emergency crews responded around 11:30 a.m. after the driver — a 35-year-old Shoreline man — lost control…

Mountlake Terrace man assaults four — including Swedish hospital employee and Edmonds police sergeant — in Saturday incident

Edmonds police say they are referring mutiple charges, including felony assault, to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office after a 23-year-old Mountlake Terrace man attacked a Swedish Hospital employee last Saturday morning before fleeing the hospital and running naked through the streets of Edmonds. The suspect also assaulted three more people, including a 71-year old woman…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2021

Jan. 27 9100 block 206th Street Southwest:A man received a scam phone call. 7800 block 209th Street Southwest: Mail was stolen from a mailbox. 21900 block 76th Avenue West: Fishing gear bags were found abandoned in the shrubs at a business. 22200 block Highway 99: A business reported two company vehicles were stolen. 1000 block…

Charging documents reveal details of stabbing death outside Lynnwood Fred Meyer

The 26-year-old woman arrested earlier this week in connection with the Jan. 24 stabbing death of a Lynnwood man in the Lynnwood Fred Meyer parking lot has been identified in charging documents filed with the Snohomish Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Shayla Baylor is facing charges of second-degree murder and assault after allegedly stabbing 62-year-old Greg McKnight…

State Rep. Davis introduces bill that would decriminalize most instances of drug possession

Addiction is an international issue with local consequences, and talk of how best to combat an ongoing and deadly opioid epidemic is continually discussed at national, state and local levels. On Thursday, Washington lawmakers introduced House Bill 1499, which would decriminalize most instances of drug possession and expand treatment and support services. The bill is…

Suspect wanted in connection with Fred Meyer stabbing arrested in California

A suspect wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Lynnwood man in a Fred Meyer parking lot last week was arrested in California Monday, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. The 26-year-old woman accused of stabbing the 62-year-old man to death last Wednesday was arrested in the Oakland area Monday, said police spokesperson…

South County Fire offering online safety classes in February

South County Fire offers free online classes and programs to help you stay safe and sound. All classes are offered using Zoom and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Register for classes in advance online at www.southsnofire.org/education. Classes offered in February include: Child Car Seat Safety, Feb. 3, offered at 1-2…

Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by vehicle near Stadium Flowers

A woman is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Monday morning while crossing Highway 99 in front of Stadium Flowers, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. Around 9:45 a.m., Lynnwood police responded to a vehicle-vs.-pedestrian collision after a woman in her 20s was hit by a vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 99…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Jan. 5-26, 2021

  Jan. 5  1000 block Puget Drive: A resident reported concerns with their neighbor cutting down trees near a creek. 100 block West Dayton Street: A business employee located mail and a bag containing possible narcotics in a parking lot. 9300 block 244th Street Southwest: A vehicle was prowled, but there was no sign of…

Man who died in stabbing outside Lynnwood Fred Meyer identified

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 62-year-old man who was stabbed outside the Lynnwood Fred Meyer Sunday morning as Greg J. McKnight of Lynnwood. McKnight died Sunday, Jan. 24, after being transported to Harborview Medical Center. He had been stabbed multiple times with a knife near the Fred Meyer entrance in the 4600 block of…

Edmonds police seek to ID suspect vehicle in Tuesday night shooting on Olympic View Drive; no injuries or property damage discovered

Edmonds police are seeking information on a shooting that occurred just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 on Olympic View Drive. There were no injuries or property damage discovered following the incident. According to Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure, officers responded to multiple 911 calls regarding sounds of shots fired. After an extensive search,…

Edmonds police conducting traffic safety emphasis now through Feb. 7

Edmonds police are conducting both education and enforcement during a traffic safety emphasis now through Feb. 7, with a focus on areas of vehicle-vs.-pedestrian collisions on 2020. The emphasis will also include well-known problem areas such as the Highway 99 and Highway 104 corridors and a five-block radius of 5th Avenue and Main Street, police…

Mayor announces he’s doing performance audit of police department

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson said he has hired the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) to conduct a performance audit of the Edmonds Police Department, “to help assist our next police chief in leading our police department into the future.” This audit, the mayor said in a news release, “will enable the person selected…