Scene in Edmonds: St. Patrick’s Day treats for police officers, staff

The Edmonds Police Foundation recognized the dedication of the Edmonds Police Department with a special St. Patrick’s Day “goodie bag” drop for all of the officers (including K9) along with the staff and administration. “Since 1996 the members of the Edmonds Police Foundation have been dedicated to supporting our law enforcement officers and staff and with the unfortunate…

Edmonds Police Blotter: March 16-22, 2021

March 16 14800 block 35th Avenue West: Edmonds police assisted the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office with searching a construction site for a burglary suspect. The suspect was arrested by deputies after he fled the scene in a vehicle. 4700 block 212th Street Southwest: Edmonds police K9 assisted Mountlake Terrace police with apprehending a felony warrant…

Aug. 2 trial date set for suspect in stabbing death outside Lynnwood Fred Meyer

An Aug. 2 trial date has been set for the 26-year-old woman charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a man in front of the Lynnwood Fred Meyer in January, according to the Snohomish Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Shayla Baylor is being held in Snohomish County Jail on a $1 million bond. She faces…

Pedestrian struck by Sounder train in Edmonds Tuesday

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Sounder commuter train heading northbound into the Edmonds station around 5 p.m. Tuesday, delaying service and canceling Seattle-based departures for Sound Transit’s northline service. Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure said the incident — which occurred just south of Dayton Street near the off-leash dog park —…

South County Fire to host free Aging in Place class March 24

South County Fire is hosting an Aging in Place class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 via Zoom. Assist your loved ones as they age and learn about programs to help them age in place in their own home. Learn when to recognize when they need to move on to the next level of care….

Edmonds Police Blotter: March 9-15, 2021

March 9 21900 block Highway 99: A driver was arrested for a warrant during a traffic stop. 7900 block 206th Street Southwest: A subject found a “realistic looking” BB gun pistol on a walk. The BB gun was entered in police evidence as found property. 8400 block 240th Street Southwest: A resident reported a neighbor’s…

King County Sheriff’s Office veteran named Edmonds acting police chief

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson on Wednesday announced that he has appointed King County Sheriff’s Office veteran Michelle Bennett to serve as the city’s acting chief of police, effective Thursday, March 18. Bennettt will replace Acting Chief Jim Lawless, who is resigning to take a job as assistant police chief in Marysville. Bennett will serve as acting…

Edmonds Police Blotter: March 2-8, 2021

March 2 22100 block Highway 99: A warrant suspect was located and arrested at a motel. 8100 block 236th Street Southwest: Police responded to a vehicle theft, locating the vehicle and suspects, who were arrested. 7600 block 212th Street Southwest: A business was burglarized. The office area was damaged and items were stolen. 18200 block…

Law enforcement plans local DUI emphasis patrols March 12

The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting DUI emphasis patrols Friday, March 12 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Representatives from Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and the Edmonds, Marysville and Mountlake Terrace police departments will be doing high-visibility patrols throughout the county. The Washington State Patrol Mobile…

Snohomish County Sheriff no longer faces a recall vote

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney no longer faces a recall vote.  The campaign against Fortney did not submit any signatures by this week’s deadline to force the vote. Recall campaign leader Colin McMahon has said the group has been “hamstrung by the pandemic,” and that COVID restrictions interfered with their recall effort. The Fortney recall…

Acting Chief Jim Lawless announces he is resigning to take Marysville job

After more than 25 years with the Edmonds Police Department, Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless announced Tuesday he would be resigning later this month. A long-time assistant chief, Lawless will be leaving Edmonds to become assistant chief in the City of Marysville. He has served as acting chief in Edmonds since January 2020. His last…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Feb. 23-March 2

Feb. 23 23600 block Highway 99: A warrant subject was arrested. 21900 block Highway 99: A vehicle was stolen. 10500 block Nottingham Road: A resident reported being the victim of an online scam to steal crypto currency. 7600 block 212th Street Southwest: A driver was cited for driving with no valid valid license. 800 block…

State Legislature considering bills that would change policing

Equity, race, policing and social justice: The nationwide debate has come to Edmonds. The city’s search for a new police chief, the Equity and Social Justice Task Force report and an upcoming police department audit have quickly sharpened that debate locally.  State Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, who represents the 21st District that includes Edmonds, put it…

City of Edmonds seeking community feedback on what’s desired in next police chief

As part of its recruitment process for the next Edmonds Chief of Police, the City of Edmonds is asking the community to weigh in regarding the desired characteristics and qualifications for the job. The city has hired the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to conduct a search Edmonds’ next police chief. The IACP has released a…

A year later, Edmonds police continue to investigate 7-11 clerk’s murder

It has been just over a year since Edmonds resident Nagendiram Kandasamy was murdered while he was working at a 7-11 store in the 23800 block of Highway 99 in Edmonds. Edmonds police said they are still actively investigating the homicide, and are asking for the public’s help in the case. Kandasamy was killed Feb….

It’s a busy time for K9 Search and Rescue teams

Every year, hundreds of people go missing: elders with dementia, children, hikers, mushroom pickers, hunters, and more. You may not think about them, but we do. Every year in the Pacific Northwest brings the risk of building collapses from major earthquakes or the risk of people buried in landslides or avalanches. You may not train…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Feb. 16-22, 2021

Feb. 16 9300 block 244th Street Southwest: Vehicles in an apartment complex were found open and prowled. A subject was seen looking into cars and pulling door handles. 9300 block 244th Street Southwest: A vehicle was prowled at an apartment complex. A vehicle was entered, no but property was stolen. 9500 block 244th Street Southwest:…

Missing 12-year-old girl found

A missing Lynnwood girl has been located by the FBI in another county and is safe, Lynnwood police said Friday. She was found with a person who is known to her, and detectives were on their way to speak with her, police said. The girl was last seen Thursday morning in the Meadowdale area in Lynnwood…

South County Fire honors employees, volunteers and citizens with annual awards

South County Fire recently honored employees, volunteers and citizens in a virtual award presentation that took the place of the regional fire authority’s annual recognition banquet canceled due to the pandemic. 2020 Pandemic Response Recognition:  South County Fire has been on the frontline of the pandemic from the start, transporting the first patient in the…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Feb. 9-16, 2021

Feb. 9 100 block 4th Avenue North: A man was arrested for trespassing after entering a business and setting off the alarm. 21000 block Highway 99: Reckless burning was reported near a business. 7300 block 210th Street Southwest: A theft was reported. 7800 block 240th Street Southwest: A bicycle was found on the side of…