City of Edmonds probing tree damage involving ex-Golf Savings Bank CEO

The City of Edmonds has launched an investigation into the destruction of public property after contractors working on a condominium project significantly damaged the root system of a 60-year-old Douglas Fir tree located partially on city right of way, requiring the tree’s removal the next day, city officials said. The condominium project is owned by…

South Snohomish County Fire Calls

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 407 calls the week of July 22-28: 316 emergency medical aid calls, 35 fires, 15 motor vehicle collisions, 21 service calls, 17 automatic fire alarms, two natural gas leaks and one water rescue. July 23 BRUSH FIRE. Firefighters responded to a report of bushes on fire at a…

Fire District 1 offering citizens emergency response training

Snohomish County Fire District 1, which provides fire service for Edmonds, is offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for citizens interested in learning how they can help their community during a major disaster. Classes will meet twice a week beginning Sept. 14. During a regional emergency such as an earthquake or other disaster, firefighters…

It was an Edmonds Kind of Night Out Against Crime Tuesday

After a year’s absence, Edmonds on Tuesday night relaunched its unique Night Out Against Crime celebration with demonstrations, face painting, bouncy toys, tours of fire trucks and police cars, and even a chance to pat Dash, the handsome four-legged star of Edmonds’ K-9 unit. The event was canceled last year due to city budget cuts,…

South Snohomish County fire calls, week of July 15-21

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 272 calls the week of July 15-21: 204 emergency medical aid calls, 25 motor vehicle collisions, four service calls, one natural gas leak and 14 automatic fire alarms. July 15 COLLISION. At 4:19 p.m., firefighters took one patient to Stevens Hospital after responding to a three-car collision in…

Edmonds Police Blotter

The most common crime appearing in recent Edmonds police reports? The car prowl. But buying things without paying for them — from beer to gas to a restaurant meal — were frequently seen as well. Here are some highlights: July 20, 900 block Main Street: A woman reported her vehicle was forcibly entered and items…

Edmonds firefighters get kids ready to roll at bike safety event

About two dozen Edmonds youngsters and their parents visited Edmonds Fire Station 20 Saturday morning to learn about bicycle safety, meet firefighters and tour fire engines at Snohomish County Fire District 1’s Ready to Roll Bike Safety Open House. Ashley Bagstad, 8, showed up to have her bike inspected by firefighters and take a spin…

Woman passing bad check chased by Shoreline police into Edmonds

Updated at 11:45 p.m. Friday with suspect descriptions Anyone in the vicinity of 220th Street Southwest and Highway 99 around 10 a.m. Friday probably noticed the police activity involving both Shoreline and Edmonds police. Here’s the scoop, according to spokespeople from the respective police departments: A woman tried to pass a bad check at the…

Reminder: Children’s bike safety event at Edmonds Fire Station 20 Saturday

Kids can learn about bicycle safety, meet firefighters and tour fire engines at Snohomish County Fire District 1’s Ready to Roll Bike Safety Open House this Saturday, July 24 in Edmonds. This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Edmonds Fire Station 20, 23009 88th Ave. W., Edmonds. Children are…

Edmonds church worker accused of molestation, voyeurism

The Seattle Times, an online news partner of My Edmonds News, is reporting via AP that an Edmonds man working in the children’s ministry at Westgate Chapel has been charged with child molestation and attempted voyeurism after he allegedly fondled a girl and took photos up the skirts of girls and women. The AP report…

Prosecutors dismiss charges against man arrested in Edmonds rape

Snohomish County prosecutors have dismissed rape charges against an illegal immigrant whose arrest in Edmonds sparked outrage because he had been deported 10 times before, according to The Seattle Times, an online news partner of My Edmonds News. Jose Madrigal-Lopez, 46, pleaded guilty to a single count of misdemeanor indecent exposure last month after prosecutors…

Can you help police identify this burglary suspect?

The Edmonds Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a residential burglary that occurred in Edmonds on June 26 around 6:15 pm. While the homeowner was away from the house for just over an hour, the suspect entered through the victim’s garage. Once inside the garage, the suspect accessed the…

Edmonds homes among those raided in marijuana grow ring

The South Snohomish County Narcotics Task Force, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, served 26 search warrants early Wednesday morning primarily in areas of south Snohomish and north King counties — including several Edmonds homes — breaking up a vast, organized indoor marijuana grow operation. Numerous marijuana plants were seized during the operation. Many suspects,…

Teens able to put out small fire in Meadowdale Beach Park area home

A small fire in a home near Meadowdale Beach Park could have been much worse if not for some alert teenagers and a little luck. The fire started about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of 152nd Street Southwest “Two teenagers were in the home at the time. They noticed smoke and ran down…

Edmonds Police Blotter

What we noticed in recent Edmonds police reports? Car thefts — three of them in one day. One of the cars was unlocked, with the keys left in the glove box, so make sure your vehicle is secured. June 18, 336 Admiral Way: Owners of a boat at the Edmonds Marina reported that their vessel…

Edmonds toddler injured in window fall

A toddler who fell from a second-floor window at an Edmonds apartment Friday afternoon was transported by paramedics to Harborview Medical Center. Firefighters were called to the apartment in the 23300 block of Edmonds Way at 4:53 p.m. “The 3-year-old had been on a sofa near an open window with a screen. Somehow the screen…

Child car seat checks at Edmonds Fire Station today

Child passenger safety technicians will be offering free child car seat checks during an open house at Edmonds Fire Station 17, 275 Sixth Ave. N., from 9 a.m. to noon today, Saturday. Most child car seats are improperly installed, putting children and babies at risk. Snohomish County Fire District 1’s certified child passenger safety technicians…

Edmonds-area fire calls for week of June 3

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 361 calls the week of June 3-9 in South Snohomish County: 296 emergency medical aid calls, 27 motor vehicle collisions, 16 fires, one technical rescue, one natural gas leak, seven service calls and 13 fire alarms. June 3 FIRE. Firefighters responded a stump fire at Meadowdale Park at…

Hang up and drive – or it will cost you

Today, June 10, is the day Washington’s new cell phone law takes effect and police will be on the lookout for violators. If police see you holding a phone to your ear or texting while driving, they can pull you over. Tickets are $124 and could be more if your distracted driving causes a collision….

Edmonds animal control officer elected national association president

  Congratulations to City of Edmonds Animal Control Officer Debbie Dawson, who has been elected president of the National Animal Control Association (NACA). A 24-year employee of the Edmonds Police Department, Dawson was elected May 23 during the NACA’s yearly training summit in Columbus, Ohio. The National Animal Control Association, a widely recognized and respected…

Edmonds Police Blotter

We noted several reports of stolen bicycles in various neighborhoods during the last few weeks, so keep an eye — and a lock –on yours. Here’s a sample of other recent reports from the Edmonds police files: May 31, 23400 block of 74th Avenue West: A woman told police that her roommate threatened to kill…

South Snohomish County Fire Calls

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 356 calls the week of May 20-26: 293 emergency medical aid calls, 21 fires, 20 motor vehicle collisions, eight service calls and 14 automatic fire alarms. May 20 FIRE. Firefighters responded to a fire in a storage shed at Old Woodway High School at 10 p.m.. Damage to…

Edmonds rape suspect to be charged Wednesday

My Edmonds News online news partner The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that a Seattle man accused of raping a woman outside an Edmonds supermarket when he was arrested on Sunday night is expected to be charged Wednesday with second-degree rape, according to a spokesman for the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office. Jose Madrigal, 46, was arrested…

The story behind Edmonds police action at Romio’s Monday

Here’s a follow-up to the story posted Monday night about police action in the parking lot next to Romio’s restaurant on Edmonds Way. According to Sgt. Mike Blackburn, the incident — in which police approached a vehicle with guns drawn — was part of an investigation into an assault and robbery that occurred a half…

Suspect arrested in rape of Edmonds woman Sunday

Edmonds police arrested a 46-year-old Seattle man Sunday night after he allegedly raped an Edmonds woman on the north side of the Edmonds Safeway store at 236th Street and Highway 99. According to Edmonds Police Sgt.Mike Blackburn, police responded to a report of a passerby who heard a female crying for help and then observed…