Shop local for your survival kit items: Part 2 – Edmonds Ace Hardware

Be prepared for a disaster and shop local! Here’s our interview at Edmonds Ace Hardware at 201 5th Ave. S. in Old Milltown, where we found items that you can add to your disaster survival kit. And remember to check out Saturday’s post on what’s available at the Edmonds Bartell Drugs, along with a complete…

Firefighters welcome new rescue unit to Edmonds fire station

Firefighters welcomed Snohomish County Fire District 1’s new heavy rescue unit to its home at Edmonds Fire Station 16 with a traditional fire service “housing” ceremony Friday. “This new unit is a valuable regional resource that will be available to respond to a wide range of emergency situations requiring specialized rescue equipment. This includes major…

Fire District 1 to unveil new heavy rescue unit at Edmonds Station Friday

Snohomish County Fire District 1 will celebrate the arrival of its new heavy rescue unit with a traditional fire service “housing” ceremony this Friday, March 18, 9 a.m., at Edmonds Fire Station 16, 8427 196th St. S.W. “This new unit is a valuable regional resource that will be available to respond to a wide range…

Edmonds man, 20, in custody following assault and robbery in Lynnwood

A 20-year-old Edmonds man is in custody after a Lynnwood man was assaulted with a weapon, burglarized and robbed at his Lynnwood apartment. The victim, a 56-year-old man with a disability, was in his apartment in the 6500 block of 208th Street Southwest in Lynnwood about 3:30 a.m. on March 10, when at least three…

Edmonds-area fire calls, March 3-9

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 356 calls the week of March 3-9: 299 emergency medical aid calls, 19 motor vehicle collisions, nine fires, 11 service calls and 18 automatic fire alarms. March 4 TRANSFORMER FIRE. At 6:49 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a transformer in the 21900 block of Old…

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery this Saturday

Crews from Snohomish County Fire District 1 will be in Edmonds and nearby communities this Saturday with a reminder that residents should check their smoke alarms when they set clocks to Daylight Saving Time on March 13. “Smoke alarm batteries should be changed twice a year, but remembering to do this can be difficult. That’s…

Police looking for second motorcycle in Sunday night’s Highway 99 fatality

A 34-year-old Sultan man was killed Sunday night when his motorcycle collided at a high rate of speed with a pickup truck that was entering the road from a business on Highway 99 in Lynnwood, police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said. All southbound lanes of Highway 99 near the 20600 block were closed from about 7…

Motorcyclist killed on Highway 99 near Edmonds Sunday night

Our friends at Lynnwood Today report that a motorcyclist was killed in a collision on Highway 99 Sunday night. It happened about 7 p.m. near 207th Street Southwest. Few details were immediately available, but Lynnwood police say the accident involved the motorcycle and a truck. Officers were interviewing witnesses at the scene. No word yet…

Edmonds-area fire calls, Feb. 24-March 3

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 334 calls the week of Feb. 24-March 3: 261 emergency medical aid calls, 17 motor vehicle collisions, 24 fires, 10 service calls, 21 automatic fire alarms and one natural gas leak. The following calls were in or near Edmonds: Feb. 26 DECK FIRE. At 10:46 a.m., firefighters responded…

Edmonds man who crashed into minivan pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

The Edmonds man who crashed into the back of a minivan stopped at a red light at the 220th Street and 76th Avenue West intersection in November 2009 pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide, the Herald reported. Ben Garnet Holt, 69, hit the minivan at nearly 70 mph, fatally injuring John Spudich, also of Edmonds….

Charges unlikely in case of delivery driver hit by car in Edmonds

Edmonds police say that charges are unlikely for the driver of a car that struck a 59-year-old Seattle delivery truck driver when he stepped out from behind his truck into the car’s path earlier this month. The man died the next day at Harborview Medical Center. Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Don Anderson said that the driver,…

Edmonds-area fire calls, Feb. 17-23

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 347 calls the week of Feb. 17-23: 280 emergency medical aid calls, 24 motor vehicle collisions, 18 fires, nine service calls, 13 automatic fire alarms, two natural gas leaks and one technical rescue response. The following calls took place in or near Edmonds. Feb. 17 HOUSE FIRE. At…

Edmonds lawmaker wants higher fees for DUI offenses

State Rep. Marko Liias says he wants to charge drunken drivers a higher fee and use the money to crack down on repeat offenders, according to The Seattle Times, a My Edmonds News online news partner. Liias, D-Edmonds, is lead sponsor of a bill that would increase the fee imposed on people convicted, sentenced to…

Edmonds-area fire calls, Feb. 10-16

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 392 calls the week of Feb. 10-16: 324 emergency medical aid calls, 16 fires, 20 motor vehicle collisions, 14 service calls, 13 automatic fire alarms, four natural gas leaks and one hazardous materials response. The following calls took place in or near Edmonds:   Feb. 13 COLLISION. At 4:24 p.m., one…

Car driven by Edmonds man strikes woman on Highway 99 early Saturday

An unidentified woman is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center after she was struck by a car early Saturday morning on Highway 99 and 148th Street, the Washington State Patrol said. The driver was identified as a 36-year-old Edmonds man. According to the State Patrol, the victim was struck in the inside lane of…

Delivery truck driver seriously injured in downtown Edmonds Tuesday

A delivery truck driver was badly injured in downtown Edmonds Tuesday afternoon when he stepped out from behind his truck into the path of an oncoming vehicle, Edmonds police said Wednesday. According to Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Don Anderson, police and Snohomish County Fire District No. 1 responded to a report of a car/pedestrian collision…

Edmonds K-9 unit catches suspect in Ballinger Way pursuit early Monday

Updated with King County Sheriff’s Office information Edmonds police officers assisted the King County Sheriff’s Office in a pursuit early Monday morning, and Edmonds’ K-9 unit ended up catching the suspect after he fled the scene. According to the sheriff’s office (which contracts with the City of Shoreline) , the pursuit began at approximately 1:43 a.m. in the…

Edmonds police update information on pharmacy robbery

The Edmonds Police Department issued a follow-up press release  regarding this morning’s robbery of the Edmonds Pharmacy. This morning’s robbery is the fifth such robbery of this pharmacy and it is believed that the same suspect is responsible for each of them. The previous robbery dates are: November 30, 2010, December 23, 2010, December 31, 2010 and January…

Police collar suspect in latest of five Edmonds Pharmacy robberies

The Edmonds Pharmacy was robbed again Monday morning — the fifth time since late November 2010 — but this time, police have a suspect in custody. According to Edmonds Police spokesperson Sgt. Don Anderson, police responded at 9:15 a.m. Monday to a report of a robbery at the pharmacy, located directly across from Edmonds-Woodway High School in…

Edmonds-area fire calls, week of Feb. 3-9

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 299 calls the week of Feb. 3-9:  243 emergency medical aid calls, 21 motor vehicle collisions, 10 fires, 17 automatic fire alarms, seven service calls and one natural gas leak. The following calls were in or near Edmonds:   Feb. 3 PEDSTRIAN HIT BY CAR. At 1:10 p.m.,…

Edmonds police conduct firearms safety class for children

On Wednesday afternoon, Edmonds Police Department Sgt. Ken Ploeger hosted an informal firearms safety presentation for 30 children and their parents aimed at  helping to educate kids on what to do in the presence of firearms. The presentation was inspired by an incident in late January, when an Edmonds resident brought  into the  police department a loaded pistol…

From the former Edmonds Mayor: Remembering Jayme Biendl

Deputy Snohomish County Executive (and former Edmonds Mayor) Gary Haakenson took these moving photos Tuesday of the memorial service held in Everett for Washington State Reformatory officer Jayme Biendl, who was killed in the prison chapel Jan. 29. About 3,500 people gathered in Comcast Arena to celebrate the life of the 34-year-old Granite Falls woman….

9th and Main fire deemed electrical, causes $5,000 in damage

Updated Monday with details from Snohomish County Fire District No. 1. Firefighters responded to this fire call at 12:55 p.m. and quickly extinguished a small fire in the bedroom. The cause was electrical, and damage (mostly smoke) was estimated at $5,000 to the bedroom contents. All of the home’s occupants got out safely and two…

Fire District 1 fire calls, week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 278 calls the week of Jan. 27-Feb.2: 224 emergency medical aid calls, 13 motor vehicle collisions, 12 fires, eight service calls, 17 automatic fire alarms and four natural gas leaks. Jan. 28 ARSON. At 3:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire at a condominium in the 15400 block…