A message from Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless

I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on a few topics that I know are important to our community. As you are likely aware, since December of 2018 we have tragically had three homicides committed in our city: The Senior Center shooting from December 2018. The senseless murder of the 7-11 clerk…

Edmonds police arrest two after van attempts to run officers over, rams vehicles

Following up on a report of a suspicious vehicle opening mailboxes Tuesday night, Edmonds police arrested two suspects after one of them attempted to run over two officers and rammed two police vehicles. No one was injured during the incident, which started just after 10 p.m. Tuesday. Officers were called to the 900 block of Daley…

Body found behind college building Thursday identified as man missing since Oct. 16

The body of a man found behind an Edmonds College building Thursday, Nov. 19 was identified Friday as 29-year-old Sawyer West, who had been reported missing after leaving a care facility in Edmonds Oct. 16. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said that West, of Snohomish, died by suicide. Lynnwood police responded to the Edmonds College…

Body of man found near storage facility on 196th St SW

A man’s body was found late Thursday morning behind an Edmonds College building that holds police evidence, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. Around 10 a.m., police responded to the Edmonds College Cedar Building — located in the 7000 block of 196th Street Southwest — after a campus maintenance worker reported finding the body. One…

Two sent to hospital after truck carrying hazardous materials catches fire on Hwy 99

South County Fire crews responsed to a hazardous materials incident in the 23400 block of Highway 99 in Edmonds after a pickup truck containing chlorine and other chemicals caught fire late Wednesday morning. Two patients were transported to Swedish Edmonds Hospital in stable condition after experiencing shortness of breath due to chemical exposure. A third patient…

Approached by someone claiming ownership of your home? Call police

For the second time in three weeks, Edmonds police were called to a home in the Town of Woodway after suspects belonging to a group known as the Moorish sovereign citizen movement claimed they had rightful ownership to the victim’s property. The suspects in question were issued trespass notices and ordered not to return, but Edmonds police are…

Local organizations join forces to sponsor 2020 virtual 5K Holiday Dash

The Edmonds Police Foundation’s annual 5K Holiday Dash has gone virtual — and is now a joint effort between the foundation and Support 7, which assists victims on the scene of crisis events in Southwest Snohomish County. The 5K event will launch, as is tradition, on Nov. 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. However, runners/walkers/strollers will…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Nov. 3-9, 2020

Nov. 3 23800 block Highway 99:  In two separate incidents, unknown suspects broke the glass front door of a business. In one, the cash register was discovered open and empty. In the other, the cash register appeared to be missing. 7300 block 213th Place Southwest: Police responded to a report of a domestic argument between…

South County Fire sets 2021 budget hearing for Nov. 17

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the regional fire authority’s proposed 2021 budget on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. during the board’s regular meeting to be conducted virtually using Zoom. The public can participate and provide comments by joining the…

Medical examiner confirms suicide of Edmonds man prior to murder conviction

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Tuesday that an Edmonds man on trial for a 1972 cold-case murder died by suicide prior to the verdict being rendered Monday . Terrence Miller, 78, died as a result of a gunshot wound, and the death was ruled a suicide, the medical examiner’s office said. The Snohomish County…

Edmonds police stress firearms safety after girl, 5, receives minor injuries

Edmonds police reminded residents Monday about the importance of safely handling firearms after a 5-year-old Edmonds girl was shot in the arm by her father last Friday, receiving minor injuries. The girl’s father — a 36-year-old Edmonds man — could be charged in Edmonds Municipal Court with unlawful discharge of a firearm. According to Edmonds…

Reminder: Edmonds police chief candidates’ public forum Monday, Nov. 9

A remote public forum with Edmonds Police Chief candidates Sherman Pruitt and Jim Lawless is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. You can join the forum via Zoom at the link below, watch it live on Facebook, Comcast channel 21, or Ziply channel 39. The program will also be recorded and posted on the…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Oct. 27-Nov. 2,2020

Oct. 27 7900 block 203rd Street Southwest: A resident reported a suspicious vehicle/person captured on video surveillance overnight, involved in mail theft attempts 100 block 4th Avenue North: A gift bag and contents was stolen after being accidentally left outside. 23200 block 92nd Avenue West: A vehicle reported stolen while parked outside a residence was…

Fate of Edmonds man in hands of jury as cold-case trial ends

The two-week trial of 78-year-old Edmonds resident Terrence Miller, accused in the 1972 cold case rape and killing of then 20-year-old Jody Loomis, concluded Friday. Loomis was found, mortally wounded, the afternoon of Aug. 23, 1972 about 300 yards south of what was then Penny Creek Road, just east of the intersection of 164th Street Southwest…

South County Fire benefit charge public hearing set for Nov. 10

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Nov. 10 on the regional fire authority’s benefit charge for 2021. The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. during a special meeting of the board to be conducted virtually using Zoom. The public can participate and provide comments by joining the…

Edmonds Police Blotter updated: Oct. 21-26, 2020

Updated Nov. 4 to include previously missing Oct. 21-22 reports Oct. 21. 18300 block 80th Avenue West: Verbal argument was reported between a married couple. 8200 block 242nd Street Southwest: A check on an illegally parked vehicle determined it was stolen. Vehicle was returned to owner. 23400 block Highway 99: Police responded to a subject…

Edmonds police asking for public’s help locating missing 29-year-old man

The Edmonds Police Department is asking for assistance locating a 29-year-old man missing since last month. Police said Sawyer West was last seen Oct. 16 leaving a care facility in Edmonds. He reportedly left his personal belongings at the facility and has not been heard from since. According to police, West is 5-foot-9 and 160…

Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms this weekend

This is the weekend we set our clocks back one hour. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that this is also a great time to check that smoke alarms are operating properly. According the National Fire Protection Association, working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in…