Suspect wanted in Mountlake Terrace apartment complex shooting arrested

The man accused of seriously injuring two people after opening fire in a Mountlake Terrace apartment complex last month was arrested Monday morning, according to the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. Deguialin B. Valdez, 22, of Everett, was arrested in the early hours of May 10 on four counts of first-degree assault in the April 18…

Edmonds Police Blotter: April 27-May 3, 2021

April 27 9100 block 236th Street Southwest: A man claiming to be with the border patrol told a woman she had a suspicious package. 500 block Main Street: A man was seen offering free COVID-19 tests. (See related story here.) 8200 block Lake Ballinger Way: A woman alleged someone entered her home and stole her…

Police: Missing MTHS student found

Bothell police said Tuesday night that they have found a missing 15-year-old Mountlake Terrace High School freshman who ran away from home April 25. Ema Catalan, from the Lynnwood/Bothell area, was located and her family was enroute to join her, police said.

South County Fire offering free online safety classes in May

From child car seat safety to disaster preparedness, South County Fire is hosting free online classes and programs in May. All classes use Zoom and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Register in advance online at www.southsnofire.org/classes. Classes offered in May include: Child Car Seat Safety, May 5, 6 p.m., or…

Police, family seek missing 15-year-old high school student

Police and family members are looking for a 15-year-old Mountlake Terrace High School freshman who ran away from home April 25 and hasn’t been seen since. Ema Catalan lives in the Lynnwod/Bothell area and is believed to be nearby. She is described as Hispanic, 5’1″ with shoulder-length curly black hair that has a red underneath…

South County Fire offers five steps to prepare for fire season

While South Snohomish County may not see wildland fires on the same scale as those in rural areas of Eastern Washington, experts expect the risk of wildfire west of the Cascades to increase with climate change and population growth. Under the right weather conditions, west-side fires can be fast-moving, South County Fire said. This happened…

Edmonds Police Blotter: April 20-26, 2021

April 20 22600 block 76th Avenue West: A local business was burglarized. 21400 block 84th Avenue West: An unlicensed juvenile driver was stopped for speeding. 8300 block 208th Street Southwest: Police responded to a verbal argument between a couple. Police said a husband provoked his wife’s dogs and was bitten. 23000 block Highway 99: A…

Suspect wanted in connection with MLT shooting identified in court documents

The suspect wanted in connection with the April 18 shooting in Mountlake Terrace that left two men seriously injured has been identified in charging documents filed with the Snohomish Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Deguialin Babkino Valdez, 22, of Everett, is facing multiple charges of first-degree assault after allegedly shooting two men at Taluswood Apartments in a…

Downtown popup COVID testing sites are scams, Edmonds police say

The Edmonds police sent out a warning Wednesday regarding two curbside COVID test sites that have appeared in downtown Edmonds during the past few days, labeling them as “scams” involving potential identity theft. Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure said police made the determination after officers spoke with workers staffing the pop-up sites at 5th…

One driver injured in I-5 rollover collision Tuesday

A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 near 44th Avenue West injured one driver and blocked two lanes of traffic for a short time Tuesday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. Emergency crews responded around 10:30 a.m. to the collision on I-5 in Mountlake Terrace, which occurred one vehicle — a Saturn sedan — merged…

April 29 webinar will introduce state’s new earthquake warning system

The Washington Emergency Management Division and Pacific Northwest Seismic Network are hosting a free webinar Thursday, April 29 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. presenting key information about the state’s new ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning system that will launch next month. The system, operated by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Pacific Northwest…

Edmonds Police Blotter: April 13-19, 2021

April 13 10100 block 232nd Street Southwest: Edmonds police assisted a federal agency in attempting to locate a subject who made threats, but the suspect wasn’t found. 9800 block Edmonds Way: Police responded to a complaint regarding a group protesting mask wearing. The subjects were contacted and removed from the property. 200 block 5th Avenue…

Suspect who shot two in Mountlake Terrace still at large

Mountlake Terrace police are still looking for the suspect who shot two Mountlake Terrace men at the Taluswood Apartments earlier this week. According to Commander Pat Lowe, the male suspect — who shot two of his roommates around 11:30 p.m. April 18 — has not been found. One of the two shooting victims has been…

Two men at Harborview after shooting in Mountlake Terrace Sunday night

Updated with additional details Two Mountlake Terrace men are at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center after being shot at the Taluswood Apartments around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. According to Commander Mike Haynes, the male suspect was staying at the apartments, located in the 4300 block of 236th Street Southwest in the Mountlake Terrace, with several other…

Edmonds Police Blotter: April 6-12, 2021

April 6 24100 block Highway 99: An unknown man and woman stole from a business and assaulted an employee with pepper spray.  The suspects were gone before police arrived. 22000 block 98th Avenue West: A vehicle was stolen from a driveway. 24100 block Highway 99  Police responding to a business alarm determined it was a burglary…

Two injured in Meadowdale house fire early Saturday morning

Two people were seriously injured in an early morning house fire in the Meadowdale area north of Edmonds. Neighbors called 911 around 2:15 a.m. to report the fire at a two-story house in the 5800 block of 152nd Street Southwest. The two people injured were a woman, who lived at the house, and her son, who…

Edmonds Police Blotter: March 30-April 5, 2021

March 30 100 block West Dayton Street: Police investigated a sex crime. 24100 block Highway 99: A disturbance between multiple subjects was reported. 8100 block 238th Street Southwest: A woman was removed from a convenience store. 19100 block 88th Avenue West: A subject was arrested and booked into jail after violating a temporary protection order….

Snohomish County auto theft task force seeking suspect in numerous crimes

The Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force is asking for the public’s help in locating 36-year-old Aaron Johnson, who is suspected of committing multiple vehicle thefts, burglaries and a robbery. On Dec. 11, 2020, a woman was robbed of her vehicle outside her residence in Everett. Johnson arrived at the location in a stolen black…

Leader of Neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to charges that include threatening Edmonds journalist

A 25-year-old Redmond man who led the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, pled guilty Wednesdasy in the U.S. District Court in Seattle to federal conspiracy and hate crime charges for threatening journalists — including TV journalist and Edmonds resident Chris Ingalls —  and advocates who worked to expose anti-Semitism. Cameron Shea pled guilty to one count of…

Edmonds Police Blotter: March 23-29, 2021

March 23 22700 block Bothell-Everett Highway: An Edmonds warrant suspect was located and arrested by another agency. 22500 block Highway 99: A driver was cited for reckless driving. 200 block 5th Avenue North: An anonymous sexual assault kit was collected from a medical center and placed into evidence. 21900 block Highway 99: A man was…

South County Fire offering free online safety classes in April

South County Fire has free online classes and programs to help you stay safe and sound. All classes are offered using Zoom and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Register in advance online at www.southsnofire.org/classes. Classes offered in April include: Child Car Seat Safety, April 7 at 1-2 p.m. or 6-7…