Edmonds Police Blotter: Nov. 5-12, 2019

Nov. 5 23400 block Edmonds Way: A husband and wife got into a verbal argument. 8900 block 244th Street Southwest: A portable table saw was stolen out of an open trailer. 21900 block Highway 99: A subject who was caught shoplifting was removed from a local business. 23800 block Highway 99: A subject’s removed from…

South County Fire declines to select fire chief from among three finalists

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners interviewed three finalists for the position of fire chief on Nov.15, but in the end decided not to move forward with any of them. Finalists were Bryan Brice, Chris Riley and Brian Schaeffer. “All of the fire chiefs were experienced and knowledgeable, but the board did not find…

Community Transit release images of Edmonds CC assault suspect

Community Transit has released images of the suspect accused of assaulting a man on Edmonds Community College campus early Wednesday morning. According to the Lynnwood Police Department, the male suspect was accused of following a 50-year-old man off the bus when it stopped at Edmonds CC campus. The victim said he was walking toward the…

Photo gallery: South County Fire hosts open house at Esperance fire station

To promote neighborhood safety, South County Fire invited the community to attend an open house Thursday night at Esperance Fire Station 20. Community members met firefighters, learned about neighborhood emergency services and programs, and how families can protect themselves from fire and injuries. Tables were set up with education about life-saving ACT First Aid tips,…

Public invited to meet South County Fire Chief finalists Nov. 14

The public is invited to meet the three finalists for South County Fire Chief at a reception on Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. The finalists are: Bryan Brice, current Fire Chief for the City of Mount Vernon. Christopher Riley, a retired Fire Chief most recently…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2019

Oct. 29 21800 block 76th Avenue West: A traffic stop led to a DUI arrest. 21100 block 76th Avenue West: A man was arrested for violation of a no-contact order. 19900 block 76th Avenue West: Police arrested a man for a domestic violence court order violation. 23600 block Highway 99: A woman shoplifter fled from…

Esperance Fire Station 20 open house set for Nov. 14

South County Fire is hosting a Neighborhood Night Open House on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Esperance Fire Station 20. Community members are invited to drop by the fire station any time between 5:30-7 p.m. for this free event. Esperance Fire Station 20 is one of 14 fire stations staffed by South County Fire and is…

Medical examiner identifies two children who died in Lynnwood townhouse fire

The names of two siblings who died in a Lynnwood townhouse fire Sunday, Nov. 3 have been released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. The deaths were accidental and due to smoke inhalation, the medical examiner said. The victims are 15-year-old Victoria Jimenez Lopez of Shoreline and her 7-year-old brother Mardoqueo Jimenez Lopez. They were…

Siblings from Shoreline were victims of Lynnwood townhouse fire

South County Fire has released additional information about the two juveniles who died in a fire that engulfed a Lynnwood townhouse Sunday. The victims found in the Lynnwood Townhouse apartments, in the 6700 block 196th Street Southwest, were siblings — a 15-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy — from Shoreline, said South County Fire spokesperson…

Two children die in Lynnwood townhouse fire Sunday

Two children died and a third was injured during a Sunday afternoon fire at the Lynnwood Townhouse apartments in the 6700 block of 196th Street Southwest. Authorities are investigating the cause of the two-alarm blaze, which was reported at 2:37 p.m. Sunday, and generated columns of smoke visible from miles away. The age and sex…

DUI suspected in Lynnwood vehicle rollover that injured four Saturday

Four teen passengers were injured in a DUI-related vehicle rollover crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 5 near the 196th Street Southwest exit, according to Washington State Patrol. At 4:45 a.m., state troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover involving a 2010 Honda CRV that left the roadway while taking the 196th Street…

Change your clocks, check your smoke alarms this weekend

This weekend when you change your clocks, take the time to check your smoke alarms too.   That’s the message from South County fire, which notes that working smoke alarms save lives. South County Fire offers these tips for checking the smoke alarms where you live:   ·         Check the batteries. Replace batteries every six…

Ask the Edmonds Cop: Why domestic violence victims stay

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, we continue our discussion with City of Edmonds Domestic Violence Coordinator Jill Schick. In this segment, Schick describes the reasons why victims can’t — or won’t — leave their abusers.  

Free Safe Boating seminars start Nov. 5 in Edmonds

Receive free training by Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors during a series of three Safe Boating seminars, starting Tuesday, Nov. 5.  It’s a chance to reinforce your safe boating practices and learn new skills on how to navigate local waters. Co-sponsored by the Port of Edmonds, the Edmonds Yacht Club and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, these seminars…

Support 7 honors long-time firefighter

More than 320 community members attended Support 7’s inaugural dinner earlier this month to recognize the tireless work of the emergency first responders who serve South Snohomish County. First responders, crisis survivors, community members and friends and family of Support 7 filled the Westgate Chapel gymnasium in Edmonds Oct. 18 to raise awareness and honor…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Oct. 15-22, 2019

Oct 15 22100 block Highway 99: Police responded to disturbance between couple. A male was arrested for an order violation and fourth-degree domestic violence assault. 70 block West Main Street: A stolen plate was recovered off a similar vehicle. 700 block 13th Way Southwest: A camera lens was taken from vehicle 23800 Highway 99: Male…

South County Fire Halloween safety tips

Halloween Safety Tips As little ghosts and goblins prepare to take to the streets on Halloween, South County Fire offers these reminders for a safe celebration: Safe walking Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Put down electronic devices, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Use sidewalks or…

South County Fire announces three finalists for fire chief

Three finalists have been selected for the position of Fire Chief of South County Fire: Bryan Brice, current fire chief for the City of Mount Vernon. Christopher Riley, a retired fire chief most recently at the City of Colorado Springs. Brian Schaeffer, current fire chief for the City of the Spokane. The public will have…

Snohomish County Jail expands medication-assisted treatment program

Snohomish County has become one of the first large jails in the nation to offer comprehensive treatment options to all inmates with heroin or other opioid-related disorders. The Snohomish County Jail has expanded medication-assisted treatment (MAT), making it available to all inmates who qualify for the program. In the first two weeks of the program,…

Edmonds police assist Mountlake Terrace PD in locating domestic violence suspect

A man who was reported to have fled from Mountlake Terrace police after assaulting his girlfriend was booked into Snohomish County Jail  early Monday morning. Police booked the 39-year-old man for fourth-degree domestic assault after apprehending him near Lake Ballinger around 1:30 a.m. Monday. The suspect was also charged with preventing the reporting of a…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Oct. 8-15, 2019

Oct. 8 9400 block 217th Street Southwest: A man learned of fraud charges on his Discover Card, then realized his wallet was missing from his vehicle. 9400 block 244th Street Southwest: A vehicle prowl was reported. 20400 block 78th Place West: Police responded to a dispute between two neighbors over parking. 7400 block  212th Street…

Lynnwood police seek woman missing since September

Lynnwood police are seeking help locating Alexandria Youn Suk Kim, who has not been heard from or seen by family and friends since Sept 2. According to the police, Kim is a 65-year-old Asian woman with thinning black hair who occasionally wears glasses. She may be wearing a knit hat, dark blue blazer and blue…

Edmonds CC to participate in Great ShakeOut Oct. 17

Edmonds Community College will participate in The Great ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Great ShakeOut is a global emergency preparedness event that encourages participants to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during an earthquake. The Edmonds CC drill will held between 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, and begin with a digital message display on…