Edmonds Police Blotter: Oct. 12-18, 2021

Oct. 12 1000 block B Avenue South: A man was arrested for prowling a vehicle. 8200 block 234th Street Southwest: A man was arrested for malicious mischief and assault against his parent. 24100 block Highway 99: A man was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. He and a woman were given referrals for drug…

South County Fire seeks public comments on redistricting proposal

South County Fire is seeking public comment on a plan to update fire commissioner election districts to address population changes identified in the 2020 census. The regional fire authority (RFA) is governed by a board of seven fire commissioners: two elected at-large and five elected from commissioner districts. Law requires election districts to be updated…

Reminder: Tsunami siren drill to take place in Edmonds Oct. 21

Edmonds residents and visitors are reminded that there will be a tsunami siren drill set for Thursday, Oct. 21. The drill is scheduled to occur between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will last approximately 15 minutes. The tsunami system is tested once each year, with the actual tsunami warning wail sound played in conjunction…

Plum Tree Plaza’s Aesthetics by G receives WISH Fund Grant

Aesthetics by G is the latest business damaged in the Edmonds’ Plum Tree Plaza arson fire to receive a WISH Fund disaster recovery grant from the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. A three-alarm blaze engulfed and destroyed several businesses during an early morning fire on Sept. 11, while smoke and water damaged all others.  In total, there…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Oct. 5-11, 2021

Oct. 5 2500 block 196th Street Southwest: Edmonds police K9 assisted the Lynnwood Police Department in searching for an armed robbery suspect. 22200 block Highway 99: A man was arrested for violating a court order and unlawful possession of a firearm during a shooting investigation. 7300 block 213th Place Southwest: Someone attempted to steal a catalytic…

Edmonds tsunami warning siren gets first big test this week

A new sound is coming to Edmonds, and you’ll get to hear it this Thursday, Oct. 21, at precisely 10:21 a.m. No, the modulated wailing you’ll hear (click here to listen) is not a pre-Halloween arrival of ghouls, Valkyrie or banshees. It’s the first big test of the new tsunami warning siren installed on the…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2021

Sept. 28 228th Street Southwest/Highway 99: A driver was arrested for DUI. 7900 block 196th Place Southwest: A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway. 500 block 5th Avenue South: A subject stole a tool from a business. 24100 block Highway 99: Two women were arrested for shoplifting. 7600 block 212th…

Everett man pleads guilty to Edmonds’ Boo Han Market shootings

An Everett man pleaded guilty this week to first-degree murder and two first-degree assault charges for shooting three people, killing one at Edmonds’ Boo Han Market in September 2020. Duy Phuong Nguyen, 27, admitted Tuesday in Snohomish County District Court to the shooting that killed his estranged wife’s friend Thanh Vy Ly, a 20-year-old Mountlake…

Council addresses ways to rebalance fire services contract; discusses budget schedule

The Edmonds City Council at its Tuesday meeting reviewed three proposals for amending the city’s agreement with South County Fire to address a long-term service imbalance that has resulted in non-Edmonds fire units responding more frequently to emergency medical service and fire calls in the city. The council also discussed next steps for considering Mayor Mike…

Lynnwood man sues police who wrongly raided his home in 2018

A Lynnwood man is suing several law enforcement agencies for raiding his home and later determining they had the wrong address. In a lawsuit filed in Snohomish County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Juan Alberto Castaneda Miranda states that in 2018 he and his girlfriend were asleep when officers burst into…

Man wounded during Monday night gunfight in Edmonds’ Hwy 99 neighborhood

An attempted robbery at a Highway 99 motel in Edmonds late Monday night led to a gunfight that sent a 24-year-old Seattle man to the hospital, Edmonds police said. A 24-year-old Seattle is in stable condition at Providence Hospital in Everett with multiple gunshot wounds after attempting to rob another man Emeralds Best Motel, located…

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A deep dive into Edmonds PD audit: Small-town approach ‘not without costs’

When Mayor Mike Nelson ordered an audit of the Edmonds Police Department in January, he said it would “do a deep dive into the police department’s service calls and responses, as well as look at all facets of policing and how they impact the community.” A week ago, the mayor released the results, saying the…

Edmonds City Council Oct. 5 set to address fire, EMS service imbalance

The Edmonds City Council at its Tuesday, Oct. 5 meeting is scheduled to discuss proposals for amending the city’s agreement with South County Fire and Rescue to address a long-term service imbalance that has resulted in non-Edmonds fire units responding more frequently to emergency medical service and fire calls in the city. The City of…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Sept 21-27, 2021

Sept. 21 22200 block Highway 99: A driver was cited for causing a hit-and-run collision. 500 block Dayton Street: A ring was stolen from a consignment store. 7900 block Lake Ballinger Way: A man was removed from a store for harassing staff. 21000 block 83rd Avenue West: A vehicle was prowled. The suspect also damaged…

State fire marshal: Prepare now for safe use of fireplaces and wood stoves

According to the United States Fire Administration, heating is the second leading cause of home fires. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office recommends that you take some time now to prepare for the colder season with a few tips to keep your fireplace or wood stove running efficiently and safely: Have your chimney inspected and…

Fundraiser launched to cover funeral expenses of slain gas station employee

A fundraiser has been launched to cover the funeral expenses for a 60-year-old Snohomish man who was shot to death Sept. 26 at a Chevron gas station at 148th Street Southwest and Highway 99 in unincorporated Lynnwood. According to the account of the incident on the GoFundMe page, the victim — Tejpal Singh — “was opening…

City releases Edmonds Police Department audit report

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson Monday released a report summarizing the results of an outside Edmonds Police Department audit conducted by Center for Public Safety Management, LLC. “Taking active steps to modernize our police department is a priority that benefits the entire community,” Nelson said. “This audit was one step to identify where we are already…

Sheriff’s office seeks suspect in shooting at Lynnwood-area gas station

Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday morning at a Chevron gas station at 148th Street Southwest and Highway 99 in unincorporated Lynnwood. Deputies responded to the gas station around 5:40 a.m. after receiving the report of a shooting there, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe said. During the…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Sept. 14-20, 2021

Sept. 14 22000 block Highway 99: A window was broken at a phone store and someone attempted to break in. 23600 block Highway 99: A disturbance between two shoppers was reported at a discount store. 6800 block 220th Street Southwest Warrant: A traffic stop resulted in a warrant arrest. 8400 block 244th Street Southwest: A…