Edmonds man gets more than pizza as police converge near Romio’s

Edmonds resident David Kaufer shares his account of how a simple stop to pick up pizza at the local Romio’s on Edmonds Way Monday night turned into a front-row seat for some exciting police action. My Edmonds News is following up with Edmonds police to get the details on the police action. I pulled into…

Edmonds Fire Calls

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to the following recent fire calls in Edmonds: May 1 COLLISION. Firefighters transported one patient to Stevens Hospital after responding to a two-car collision in Edmonds at 220th Street Southwest and Highway 99 at 1:14 p.m. May 6 COLLISION. Two cars collided and went off the road in Edmonds…

Edmonds Police Blotter

Some folks may find their perfect match through an online dating website, but that wasn’t the case in Edmonds recently when one of the parties called 911 from a Honey Bucket. That and more from the latest Edmonds police reports: May 6: 9300 block of 244th Street Southwest: An ex-boyfriend pushed his way into his…

Golf for a cause at Fire 1 Foundation tournament

It’s not too late for golfers to sign up for the Fire 1 Foundation Charity Golf Tournament that will be held June 11 at Echo Falls Golf Club south of Snohomish. Registration is open through May 21. Sponsored by the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1997 and Flooring Solutions, the tournament will benefit the…

Police and citizens honored for heroic actions, everyday excellence

The bravery of Edmonds police and its residents was on full display Monday night when the Edmonds Police Department held its annual department awards ceremony, honoring police officers, civilian employees and citizens for their contributions to a safer community in 2009. The top award — the Chief David N. Stern Memorial Officer of the Year…

Edmonds police nab jewelry thief; evacuate stores in Safeway mall

Edmonds police apprehended a jewelry thief armed with what turned out to be a toy handgun after the suspect robbed the Cline Custom Jewelers store located in the Safeway Marketplace shopping center around noon Wednesday. A suspicious package that the robber left behind caused the evacuation of neighboring stores in the shopping center, located at…

Edmonds Fire Calls

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 330 calls the week of April 22-28: 277 emergency medical aid calls, 21 motor vehicle collisions, 13 fires, five service calls, two natural gas leaks, three carbon monoxide alarms, one water rescue and eight automatic fire alarms. The following calls took place in Edmonds: April 22 COLLISION. Two…

Edmonds woman dies after being struck by waterfront train

Updated to include latest ferry information: A 37-year-old Edmonds woman died Saturday morning after she was struck by a northbound Burlington Northern train on the Edmonds waterfront. According to Edmonds Police Sgt. Don Anderson, Edmonds police were called to the scene at 5:40 a.m. Saturday. The female pedestrian was found dead on the tracks approximately…

Budget implications of Skippers plan concern Edmonds police chief

Two weeks ago, when the Edmonds City Council began debating a proposal to buy the vacant Skippers Restaurant property for $1.1 million, Councilmember D.J. Wilson expressed many reservations, not the least of which was how the purchase might impact funding for the city’s police department. As it turns out, Edmonds Police Chief Al Compaan also…

Fire crews respond to family’s tipped canoe in Lake Ballinger Sunday

A family of four canoeing in Lake Ballinger experienced a scary moment Sunday morning when their canoe tipped and they ended up in the lake. Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews were called to the scene, but fortunately all four family members — included two children ages 3 and 5 — were wearing life jackets,…

Edmonds Police Blotter

A one-sided food fight, a car thief making his mark in two cities and — in the category of how low can a thief go — a purse stolen during Easter Sunday church service are among the highlights of recent Edmonds Police Department reports: April 13 20700 block 76th Avenue West: At 8:18 p.m., a…

Edmonds Fire Calls

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 352 calls the week of April 8-14: 297 emergency medical aid calls, 16 motor vehicle collisions, 15 fires, eight service calls, one hazardous materials response, one natural gas leak and 14 automatic fire alarms. April 8 COLLISION. A car crashed into the front of an Edmonds townhouse in…

Medics aid scuba diver at Edmonds underwater park Saturday

Paramedics came to the aid of a 62-year-old man who experienced a medical emergency while scuba diving in Edmonds Saturday afternoon. Firefighters received a report of a diver in distress at the underwater park just north of the Edmonds Ferry Dock at 1:48 p.m. “Another diver swam about 100 yards to shore with the man….

Police still searching for hit-and-run driver who crashed into apartment

Edmonds police are still seeking the driver of a green four-door Infiniti that crashed into an apartment in the 7300 block of 216th Street Southwest early Thursday morning. According to Edmonds Police Sgt. Don Anderson, police officers and personnel from Snohomish County Fire District No. 1 were dispatched at 1:58 a.m. after receiving a report…

Car crashes into Edmonds condo

KIRO-TV reported that Edmonds police are looking for the driver of a car that crashed into a condo before 2 a.m. Thursday morning on 216th Ave SW at 73rd Pl. W near Stevens Hospital. Police responded to the scene and found a silver Infiniti fully inside the home, KIRO said. A passenger in the car…

Edmonds residents complete community disaster training

Eight citizens, including two from Edmonds, completed the spring Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Snohomish County Fire District 1. Edmonds residents Christine Richter-Muster and Sue Schepp were among those who participated in the eight-session course to learn how they can help their community in a major disaster. Class topics included readiness, basic disaster…

Bus tunnel beating victim requests trial in Edmonds robbery charge

The Seattle Times, an online partner of My Edmonds News, reported Tuesday that a 15-year-old Seattle girl who was beaten in the downtown Seattle bus tunnel has requested a trial in Snohomish County in connection with an unrelated second-degree robbery charge in Edmonds. The attorney for Aiesha Steward-Baker earlier had said she would plead guilty…

Police Blotter: Domestic spat(ula) incident results in arrest

Remember those old television shows where wives threw dishes at their husbands, or maybe went after them with a frying pan? For one Edmonds couple, the instrument of choice was a plastic spatula, which a 66-year-old woman used against her 67-year-old husband during an argument. The March 18 spatula attack left a visible injury,  according…

Lynnwood Today: Terrace-Brier Soccer Club struggling after theft

The latest on the Terrace-Brier Soccer Club was posted on the Lynnwood Today website: Will the summer soccer camps happen this year for the Terrace-Brier Soccer Club? So far the answer is yes. The club is trying to figure out how to pay for its popular programs after the ex-treasurer allegedly stole $76,000. The club…

Ferry workers rescue divers in distress at Underwater Park

Crew members from the Washington State Ferry Spokane came to the rescue of two divers in distress at the Edmonds Underwater Park off Brackett’s Landing Saturday morning. According to Leslie Hynes, spokesperson for Snohomish County Fire District No. 1, the ferry crew noticed two divers having trouble, and responded in an inflatable boat. The ferry…

Two-alarm fire destroys Edmonds home Saturday

Eight teenage girls are safe after a fire broke out this morning at an Edmonds home where they had been attending a sleepover party. The fire at the house in the 17500 block of 72nd Ave. W was reported at 11:09 a.m. The girls told firefighters they saw smoke coming from the basement, then smoke…

Edmonds Fire Calls

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 391 calls the week of March 11-17: 290 emergency medical aid calls, 19 fires, 28 motor vehicle collisions, one carbon monoxide alarm, 22 service calls and 11 fire alarms. The following calls were in Edmonds: March 12 FIRE. Firefighters extinguished a small fire in the living room of…

Fire District 1 crews install 110 smoke alarms

Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews installed 110 free smoke alarms and replaced 32 smoke alarm batteries March 13 as part of Smoke Alarm Saturday, a countywide event sponsored by the Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association. Fire District 1 firefighters installed the free alarms and batteries as they went door-to-door at three mobile home parks,…

Edmonds Fire Calls

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 345 calls the week of March 4-11:  284 emergency medical aid calls, 15 fires, 15 motor vehicle collisions, 10 service calls, one natural gas leak, two carbon monoxide alarms and 18 automatic fire alarms. The following reports were from Edmonds:  March 6  CAR-PEDESTRIAN COLLISION. A pedestrian was struck…

Edmonds Police Blotter

Stealing appeared to be the crime of choice in Edmonds in recent weeks, according to police department reports. Here’s a summary: March 12: 81oo block Lake Ballinger Way: A restaurant reported that a suspect ordered lunchtime food and drinks, then left without paying for his meal. March 11: An Edmonds doctor told police that a…