Scene in Edmonds: Seaview Park serves as National Night Out gathering place

While several Edmonds neighborhoods celebrated National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday night, a central gathering place for many was Seaview Park. At the event, residents joined police officers and elected officials to discuss ways to improve community safety and also had a chance to get to know their neighbors. — Photos by Bridget Smith  

Edmonds man suspected of murdering his wife says he ‘saw demons’

A 73-year-old Edmonds man is in custody in Snohomish County Jail as the investigation continues into Friday afternoon’s apparent murder of his 66-year-old wife in their Westgate-area home. According to the police report, the suspect contacted 911 shortly before 5 p.m. July 29 and told the dispatcher that “he had attempted to murder his wife”…

Edmonds Police Blotter: July 12-25, 2022

July 12 22400 block Highway 99: Damage reported to multiple vehicles at a car dealership. Several subjects were captured on video but there was no immediate suspect information. 7200 block 224th Street Southwest: A juvenile who ran away from a school bus stop was later found in the immediate area. 100 block 3rd Avenue South:…

Edmonds police investigating after woman found dead in Westgate home Friday

Edmonds police said Friday that officers and detectives are investigating the death of an Edmonds woman found in a home in the 23400 block of 94th Avenue West Friday afternoon. Police were called to the Westgate neigborhood home just after 5 p.m. and found the deceased woman. A man who called 911 regarding the incident…

St. Alban’s Church extends cooling center through Friday 

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds has extended the cooling center open in its parish hall through Friday, July 29. In response to the hot weather in South Snohomish County this week, St. Alban’s since Tuesday has been providing a temporary cooling center for those wishing to get away from the heat. The church, located…

Police partnering with community for National Night Out visits Aug. 2

The Edmonds Police Department will join the community in celebrating National Night Out Against Crime with neighborhood events on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5-9 p.m. According to EPD Community Engagement Coordinator Tabatha Shoemake, seven neighborhoods across the city so far have registered to have public safety officials visit  their neighborhoods on Aug. 2. They are:…

Edmonds police identify and arrest residential burglary suspects Tuesday night

Edmonds police said they arrested two suspects early Tuesday evening in the Westgate neighborhood after a multi-week residential burglary investigation. According to Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure, the arrests occurred just after 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 10500 block of Alan-a-Dale Place in Edmonds after officers surveilling the area observed a suspect…

Tips for reducing vehicle-caused wildfires

As many people in the Pacific Northwest head out for activities and summer road trips, the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group (PNWCG) offers the reminder that vehicles and other equipment can spark wildfires during the hot and dry months of summer.  “During fire season, equipment-sparked fires are the leading cause of wildfires in Oregon and,…

St. Alban’s Church to open cooling center this week

In response to the hot weather forecasted for South Snohomish County this week, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds has announced that it will open its parish hall to provide a temporary cooling center for those wishing to get away from the heat. The church, located at 21405 82nd Place West near the Edmonds Five Corners…

Burn ban in effect for Snohomish County

With temperatures increasing and the rainy season finally over, fires are much easier to start and to lose control of. Because of this, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has issued a burn ban in Snohomish County as of Saturday, July 23. The burn ban covers all cities in the county as well as all unincorporated areas….

Edmonds motorcyclist injured after being struck on I-405 Tuesday

A 23-year-old Edmonds man was taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle changing lanes on Interstate 405 near Bothell Tuesday, the Washington State Patrol said. The motorcycle was southbound on Interstate 405 around 12:30 p.m. when the vehicle, a Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 23-year-old…

Edmonds Police Blotter: July 5-11, 2022

July 5 100 block Main Street: A citizen turned in a found wallet. 18300 block Highway 99: Edmonds PD provided assistance to another police agency with search for a warrant suspect. 100 block 3rd Avenue North: Two subjects engaged in a physical altercation following a road rage incident. 22900 block Edmonds Way: A vehicle was…

Reminder: July 15 deadline to apply for South County Fire Commission vacancy

Friday, July 15 is the final day to apply to fill a vacancy on the South County Fire Board of Commissioners in Election District 2. Election District 2 Commissioner Greg Urban is resigning because he is moving out of the area. His vacant seat will be filled by board appointment. Candidates must be registered to…

Near-drowning reported at Martha Lake Monday

A 7-year-old boy was rushed by medics to the hospital after nearly drowning at Martha Lake east of Lynnwood around 5 p.m. Monday. The boy was visiting the lake with his family as part of a group outing. He was under water in the crowded swim area when a bystander came to his aid. The…

Tips for outdoor grilling safety

  After a wet start to the year, the weather in the Northwest is finally starting to warm up and the time for outdoor grilling is upon us once again. Although safe when used correctly, barbecue-related fires are significant factors for both property damage and burn injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, on…

Scene in Edmonds: Advanced diving rescue class includes Keb the rescue dog

Keb, semifinalist for the American Humane Hero Dog award, made an appearance at the Edmonds Underwater Park Saturday, during an advanced rescue training for divers. Keb’s handler, Suzanne Elshult, noted the underwater park is a popular dive destination for both local divers and divers from afar that want to brave cold water. Saturday’s training was…

Edmonds Police Blotter: June 30-July 4, 2022

June 30 21600 block 76th Avenue West: A subject assaulted a security guard at the hospital. Criminal charges were referred. 7300 block 213th Place Southwest: Police responded to a report of an argument over a child, wiht grandparents seeking custody. 8500 block 202nd Street Southwest: A Child Protective Services referral led to an assault investigation….