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We are not making this one up! Edmonds police received a report of alleged animal cruelty involving frogs. On Dec. 3, someone complained that live skinned frogs were being offered for sale at Ranch 99 Market. Edmonds Animal Control investigated and it was determined that the frogs were indeed dead before being skinned and placed…

Police, schools shed light on local gangs, and how parents can keep kids safe

The photo projected on the screen at Meadowdale High School Tuesday night could have been that of any extended family of teens and adults: all smiles and gathered for a group portrait on the Edmonds waterfront. In reality, those in the photo were members of Surenos 13, the most common street gang in South Snohomish…

Tonight: Gang awareness and education seminar

Did you know that gang recruitment starts in middle school, and that more girls are joining gangs than ever before? Join the Edmonds School District and Lynnwood Police for “Gang Awareness and Education: Keeping Our Teens Safe from Gangs”  starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Meadowdale High School’s Great Hall, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood….

Adult son arrested in death of elderly father from Edmonds

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Monday they have arrested a 56-year-old Lynnwood man in connection with the death of his 88-year-old father, from Edmonds, on Dec. 2, the result of injuries suffered when the son struck the father a few days after Thanksgiving. According to the Sheriff’s office, the son and his adult children…

Police ask for help in identifying Circle K robbery suspect

Edmonds police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect caught on camera during a robbery of the Circle K convenience store in the 22600 block of Highway 99 on Nov. 27. Police spokesman Sgt. Don Anderson described the suspect as a white male adult, approximately 6’2″, 185lbs with a short, military-style hair…

Edmonds Police Department awarded state accreditation

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) on Nov. 18 formally awarded the Edmonds Police Department state accreditation at the annual Fall WASPC Conference in Blaine, Washington. State accreditation is a way of certifying that the Edmonds Police Department is operating at the highest standards of professionalism. The accreditation came after a lengthy…

Edmonds-Woodway student’s Facebook group memorializes Lakewood officers

When Edmonds-Woodway High School junior Jacob Kimerer heard about the fatal shooting of four Lakewood police officers last Sunday morning, he did what many teens do when they want to share information — he created a Facebook group. Kimerer couldn’t have predicted that, two days later, his “In Memory of The Lakewood Officers” page would…

Police Blotter

Stealing food, beverages, clothes, razors and even a car seemed to be the crime of choice during Thanksgiving week, along with juvenile drinking, reckless driving and twin-brother assault, according to reports pulled from the Edmonds Police Department, Nov. 21, 22600 block of Hwy 99: A man attempted to pay for a soda at a convenience…

Police Blotter

Reports pulled from the Edmonds Police Department files for the past week include an interesting range of items stolen or shoplifted. I can understand six cases of beer, but a cat litter box? Nov. 16, 23600 block of 97th Place West: A homeowner reported coming home to discover someone had burglarized the house, and a…

Man who died after being rear-ended Tuesday is identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s office has released the identity of the 63-year-old Edmonds man who died at Harborview Medical Center after being severely injured in a motor vehicle collision while waiting at a traffic light in Edmonds Tuesday morning. The man, John Spudich, was taken to Harborview after the van he was driving was…

One Edmonds man killed, two others injured today at 220th and 76th

A 63-year-old Edmonds man, who was severely injured this morning when his van was rear-ended by a pick-up truck and pushed into another vehicle at the corner of 220th Street Southwest and 76th Avenue West, has died at Harborview Medical Center. According to Sgt. Mike Blackburn of the Edmonds Police Department, the identities of the…

It’s time to overhaul nation’s marijuana laws, Edmonds panelists agree

Edmonds travel writer Rick Steves was clearly prepared for the tough questions regarding U.S. marijuana laws at Monday night’s “Marijuana: It’s Time for a Conversation” forum, which was sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and drew about 500 people to the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Yes, Steves said, he has had…

Police Blotter

Among the police reports pulled from the Edmonds Police Department files for the past week: Nov. 11, 21400 block of 72nd Avenue Southwest: A senior care facility reported that an elderly patient hit a staff nurse with a tennis shoe. No charges were filed. Nov. 11, 7600 block of 212th Street Southwest: A fire was…

Man suspected of Shoreline, Greenwood arsons in King County jail

A 46-year-old homeless man is now in King County Jail as a suspect in the early Friday morning fire at a Shoreline warehouse near 170th Street and Aurora Avenue N., which Edmonds firefighters were called to assist in fighting, plus a string of arson fires in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. The man, who was picked up…

Edmonds firefighters called to assist with early morning Shoreline fire

Edmonds firefighters were called to assist with a major fire that destroyed N.W. Discount World near Aurora Avenue North and North 170th St. early this morning, according to several local reports. Edmonds commuters planning to drive southbound on Aurora Avenue this morning should plan alternate routes as that part of the highway is likely to…

Edmonds police investigating apparent suicide at Brackett’s Landing

Edmonds police are investigating the apparent suicide this morning of a 66-year-old man at Brackett’s Landing near the ferry terminal. According to an Edmonds Police Department news release, police and fire officials were dispatched to a reported gunshot at 91 Main St. When police arrived, they located the man with a single gunshot wound to…

Edmonds Police Blotter

Among the police reports pulled from the Edmonds Police Department files for the past week: Saturday, Oct. 31: -Checks were stolen from a mailbox in the 7900 block of 207th Place Southwest. Four of the checks were found forged in other jurisdictions. -Two people were arrested at an underage drinking party in the 24200 block…

Motorcade on way to memorial for Seattle police officer

Randy Bolerjack, who works at Wilson Strategic Communications in Edmonds, took this photo of a motorcade of police and fire vehicles heading southbound on I-5 this morning, as they made their way to the memorial processional for slain Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton. “Firefighters and police were lining both bridges surrounding exit 177. It was…

Edmonds police in motorcade for fallen Seattle officer

Edmonds police will be represented in today’s memorial procession along Seattle streets for Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton, who was killed while sitting in his police car last Saturday night. Edmonds Police Department spokesman Sgt. Don Anderson said the department will be sending at least three motorcycle officers, a traffic car and between three and…

Edmonds Police Blotter

Among the police reports pulled from the Edmonds Police Department for the week ending Oct. 29, 2009: Friday, Oct. 23, Olympic View Drive and Puget Drive: A male driver fled on foot following a traffic stop. The driver was tracked by the K-9 unit and captured, then arrested and booked into the Lynnwood jail. Saturday,…

Contract signaling a move toward regional fire service?

In the end, the Edmonds City Council debate over whether to pay Snohomish County Fire District 1 to provide fire service to Edmonds residents — at the cost of $6.2 million — focuses on two things: saving money in the short run and moving the city closer to what many officials think is inevitable anyway…

City Council set to make fire service decision next Monday

The Edmonds City Council at its meeting last night decided that it will hold one more public hearing next Monday, Nov. 2 on a 20-year contract with Snohomish County Fire District. The council is likely to take a final vote on the preferred option, Option 4, on that date. Under Option 4, the city would…

Here's your chance to comment on future of Edmonds fire service

The Edmonds City Council will take public comment tonight on two options for fire service in the City of Edmonds: 1. Enter into a 20-year contract with Snohomish County Fire District 1 under which the city would sell the fire engines, aid cars and equipment to Fire District 1, but keep the fire stations, land…

City Council moves closer to fire decision; votes to allow chickens

The Edmonds City Council moved closer Tuesday night to deciding whether to approve the sale of City of Edmonds fire services to Snohomish County Fire District 1, agreeing to narrow the choice to two scenarios: 1) contracting for fire service, which would include selling fire apparatus and equipment to District 1, but retaining ownership of…

Courtship between Edmonds, Fire District 1 continues

The courtship between the Edmonds City Council and Snohomish County Fire District 1 continued in the City Council chambers last night, as Fire District 1 commissioners joined the council members and Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson for coffee, cookies and a roundtable discussion about the pros and cons of the agreement. The City Council scheduled last…