South County Fire dedicates plaque to honor Commissioner Richard Schrock

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners dedicated a plaque in memory of Commissioner Richard Schrock at the department’s headquarters this week. Schrock served as a fire commissioner in south Snohomish County for more than eight years. He passed away last May after a battle with cancer. Current and former fire commissioners, public safety leaders…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Jan. 14-21, 2020

Jan. 14 9300 block 244th Street Southwest: A vehicle was reported stolen and subsequently located. 22800 block 100th Street Southwest: A citizen turned in a found gold ring. 19500 block 88th Avenue West: A mail box lock was broken. 21600 block 76th Avenue West: A women was removed from Swedish Edmonds hospital after yelling at…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Jan. 9-14, 2020

Jan. 9 22100 block Highway 99: A man was removed from America’s Best Value Inn. 2400 block 198th Place Southwest: Police provided as assist to Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office with a stolen vehicle. 8000 block 18th Street Southwest: A vehicle was broken into and a purse stolen. 10500 block Alan A Dale Place: A total…

Mayor to seek council authorization for Edmonds police chief search

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson announced Friday he plans to hire “a reputable recruitment firm” to lead a search process for a new police chief, following the retirement of Chief Al Compaan. Former Assistant Chief Jim Lawless is now filling the position of acting chief. Nelson’s proposal will require budget authorization from the city council, and the…

Reminder: Emergency cold weather shelter open through Thursday, Jan. 16

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open through Thursday, Jan. 16. The shelter opens at 7:15 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest, Lynnwood). Dinner, a warm mat and blanket, and breakfast are provided. If you are not driving, please use the van transportation; do not walk to…

It’s time to submit questions for ‘Ask the Edmonds Cop’

Later this week, we’ll be taping more “Ask the Edmonds Cop” segments. Have a burning question to ask Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley? Email it to myedmondsnews@gmail.com. You can see the list of topics we’ve covered in past segments here.

Edmonds Police Blotter: Dec. 31-Jan. 7

Dec. 31 21800 block 84th Avenue West: A traffic stop led to a negligent driving charge. 7400 block 212th Street Southwest: A DUI arrest was made following a traffic stop. 7800 block 206th Street Southwest: A caller told police that he paid subject $400 for vehicle bodywork that turned out poorly. 7400 block 215th Street…

South County Fire receives clean audit from state

South County Fire said it has received clean financial and accountability audits in the first review conducted by the Washington State Auditor since the regional fire authority was established in 2017. “It’s important for taxpayers to know we are being good stewards of their resources,” said Jim Kenny, chair of the South County Fire Board…

South County Fire board elects officers and swears in commissioners

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners at its meeting earlier this week swore in five members and unanimously re-elected Jim Kenny as chair and elected Bob Meador as vice chair for 2020. Five commissioners elected in November took the oath of office at the start of the meeting: David Chan, Jim Kenny, Mark Laurence,…

Scene in Edmonds: Neighborhood Night at the Maplewood Fire Station

Children and adults alike had a chance to meet firefighters, learn about emergency services and programs, and get tips on protecting themselves from fire and injuries during South County Fire’s Neighborhood Night Open House Thursday at Edmonds’ Maplewood Fire Station 16. Maplewood Fire Station 16 is one of 14 fire stations staffed by South County…

Parents of Edmonds man fatally shot by sheriff’s deputy settle federal lawsuit for $1M

Our online news partner The Seattle Times reports that the parents of 24-year-old Edmonds resident Nickolas Peters, fatally shot by a Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputy in 2018, have settled their federal lawsuit against the county for $1 million. In July, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Cornell issued a six-page memorandum that states the use of…

Tree on power lines disrupts Hwy 99 traffic through Edmonds Monday

A tree fell onto a power line at 230th Street Southwest and Highway 99 Monday afternoon, knocking out power to traffic signals and nearby homes and businesses. As a result of the power outage, Edmonds police closed Highway 99 southbound in the area for a short time until Snohomish County PUD could arrive on the…

Semi-truck rollover closes northbound I-5 lanes near Alderwood Mall Thursday

A semi-truck rollover on Interstate 5  blocked all northbound lanes near Alderwood Mall Thursday morning, causing traffic delays. At 10:30 a.m., Washington State Patrol responded to a wreck near the northbound I-405 on ramp after a semi-truck hauling four large metal pipes flipped, sending wreckage across all northbound lanes. According to patrol spokesperson Trooper Heather…

Update: Missing man found

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department said Wednesday afternoon that a Mountlake Terrace man missing since 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31 has been found safe. Randol Zachry, 76, was last seen around 9:30 p.m. near the 4700 block of 227th Street Southwest in Mountlake Terrace. The Edmonds Police Department and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue…

Washington State car seat laws change effective Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the Washington State car seat laws will be changing, with the goal of ensuring that you are using the correct seat for your child’s age and size. Keeping your child in a proper seat helps to greatly reduce the chances of death or serious injury in a crash. The revised car seat…

Fire destroys abandoned, multi-million-dollar home in unincorporated Edmonds

An abandoned multi-million-dollar house in unincorporated North Edmonds went up in flames Wednesday evening and kept first responders working through Christmas night. At 6:42 p.m., neighbors reported a fire at an abandoned house in the 6900 block of Fisher Road, said South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes. According to Hynes, neighbors in the area said…

Thirteen South County Fire recruits graduate from Fire Training Academy

Thirteen South County Fire recruits graduated from the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy during a ceremony last week at the Everett Performing Arts Center. Jonathan “Todd” Bailey, Anthony Casanas, Brendan Cleary, Tracy Finch, Kyle Johnson, Everard Lewis II, Karl Long, Julian Markfield, Keanan Metcalfe, Daniel Nelson, Thomas Perillat, Ryan Scott and Michael Swanson were among…

Bothell man dies in early Sunday morning crash on I-5 at Mountlake Terrace

Speed was believed to be a factor in an early-morning collision on Interstate 5 near the 236th Street exit in Mountlake Terrace Sunday that took the life of a 28-year-old Bothell man. According to the Washington State Patrol, Randy Betterton was driving “at a high rate of speed” northbound on Interstate 5 around 2:30 a.m….

Edmonds Police Blotter: Dec. 10-17, 2019

Dec. 10 23600 block Highway 99: A woman was arrested, cited and released for shoplifting from Safeway. 17800 block 73rd Place West: A vehicle prowl with a theft occurred. 21100 block 76th Avenue West: Adult communicated with a minor for immoral purpose. 21600 block 76th Avenue West:  A transient woman made threats via Facebook messenger…

Edmonds man charged in November stabbing of his father

An Edmonds man has been charged in Snohomish County Superior Court with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his 64-year-old father Stephen Fry at his home in Edmonds’ Seaview neighborhood. Police reported that the suspect, 24-year-old John Fry, turned himself in after walking to the Edmonds Police Station in the early hours…