In preparation for centennial celebration, Edmonds Police Department looking for memorabilia

In October 2012, the Edmonds Police Department will celebrate 100 years of service to the community. In preparation, members of the department’s centennial committee are looking for photographs, stories and memorabilia about department and its officers from the City’s earliest years through the 1970s. The centennial committee is working with the Edmonds Museum on a…

Police nab two additional suspects in string of downtown Edmonds burglaries

An Edmonds man arrested April 28 on burglary charges provided information that led police to two other suspects in a series of downtown Edmonds residential burglaries, and both men were arrested last week, Edmonds police said Thursday. The suspect police arrested April 28 had been trying to break into homes in the 1300 block of…

Edmonds Police Department holding annual awards ceremony Thursday

The Edmonds Police Department will hold its annual awards ceremony Thursday night to recognize the accomplishments of local police officers as well as the individual efforts of citizens “who have gone above and beyond.” During this ceremony, nine public safety employees and nine citizens will be officially recognized. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m….

Edmonds police promote officer Josh McClure to rank of corporal

Edmonds police officer Josh McClure will be promoted to the rank of corporal effective May 16, the Edmonds Police Department announced Thursday. McClure will be sworn in to his new rank at the Edmonds City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in the Council Chamber, Edmonds Public Safety Building, 250 5th Ave N….

Memorial service Saturday for retired Edmonds reserve officer Dick Anway

A public memorial service will be held this Saturday, March 5, for retired Edmonds Reserve Police Officer Richard “Dick” Anway, who passed away Feb. 19 at Swedish/Edmonds Hospital. Mr. Anway, 67, was a long time resident of Edmonds and served as a Reserve Officer for nearly 36 years. You can find additional details here.

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 City Council delays action on potential bond payoff

By Harry Gatjens After an hour of discussion about the refunding and potential payoff of City of Edmonds bonds, the Council finally decided to do more research on REET (real estate excise tax) allocations and make a final decision on Feb.  8. It seemed like the vote split at the end of the discussion was…

Holiday crime prevention tips from Edmonds police

The Edmonds Police Department offers the following reminders for preventing crimes this holiday season: Before leaving on a holiday vacation or trip: • Avoid advertising, especially in front of strangers, that you will be leaving home for the holidays. • If available, use the phone company’s call forwarding to forward all your calls. • Suspend newspaper…

Police seek public’s help in identifying man who robbed Edmonds pharmacy

Edmonds police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the Edmonds Pharmacy at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon. According to police, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the the pharmacy, located across from Edmonds-Woodway High School in the 7600 block of 212th Street Southwest, at 4:08 p.m.  The suspect…

12-year-old cyclist injured when he slides into turning Edmonds police car

A 12-year-old Lynnwood boy received what appeared to be a minor leg injury Tuesday afternoon when he slid into the wheel of a turning Edmonds Police Department patrol car just after 2:30 p.m. at an intersection near College Place Middle School. The boy skidded into the car as he applied brakes in an attempt to…

Letter: Thanks to Edmonds Police Chief Compaan and Cpl. Ploeger

To the editor: On August 31st, I wrote a letter to My Edmonds News regarding a nuisance vagrant living in a vehicle on the street where I live. I called the Edmonds Police Department several times about the matter. The last encounter was with an officer who gave me a dissertation on the “rights” of this bum, who was evicted…

Candelight vigil for domestic violence awareness in Edmonds Wednesday

The Edmonds Police Department is hosting a candlelight vigil to raise awareness of domestic violence at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the department courtyard, located at 250 5th Ave. N.  The vigil, being held in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is intended to honor survivors of domestic violence and raise community awareness. Candles will be…

Edmonds police officers will be ‘in the pink’ next weekend

You’ll notice something a little different about Edmonds’ finest as they go about their jobs next weekend – they’ll be wearing pink. Well, not all pink, of course — they are replacing the standard-issue white T-shirts evident under their uniforms with pink ones. The temporary uniform change for Sept. 24-26  is for a good cause — …

Missing Edmonds girl found living with 19-year-old man in Mukilteo

Edmonds police are now reporting that Jennifer Lynn Blackstock, the 17-year-old girl reported missing Wednesday, was actually living with a 19-year-old man in a Mukilteo motel. The girl had not been seen or heard from since Thursday, Aug. 26, and the family told police she left home without permission. In a news release issued Thursday,…

Edmonds homes among those raided in marijuana grow ring

The South Snohomish County Narcotics Task Force, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, served 26 search warrants early Wednesday morning primarily in areas of south Snohomish and north King counties — including several Edmonds homes — breaking up a vast, organized indoor marijuana grow operation. Numerous marijuana plants were seized during the operation. Many suspects,…

Edmonds animal control officer elected national association president

  Congratulations to City of Edmonds Animal Control Officer Debbie Dawson, who has been elected president of the National Animal Control Association (NACA). A 24-year employee of the Edmonds Police Department, Dawson was elected May 23 during the NACA’s yearly training summit in Columbus, Ohio. The National Animal Control Association, a widely recognized and respected…

The story behind Edmonds police action at Romio’s Monday

Here’s a follow-up to the story posted Monday night about police action in the parking lot next to Romio’s restaurant on Edmonds Way. According to Sgt. Mike Blackburn, the incident — in which police approached a vehicle with guns drawn — was part of an investigation into an assault and robbery that occurred a half…

Police to honor employees, citizens in National Police Week ceremony Monday

It’s National Police Week, and the Edmonds Police Department will be holding its annual awards ceremony on Monday to recognize the accomplishments of local police officers as well as the individual efforts of citizens who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The ceremony will honor 17 public safety employees and four citizens,…

Edmonds police nab jewelry thief; evacuate stores in Safeway mall

Edmonds police apprehended a jewelry thief armed with what turned out to be a toy handgun after the suspect robbed the Cline Custom Jewelers store located in the Safeway Marketplace shopping center around noon Wednesday. A suspicious package that the robber left behind caused the evacuation of neighboring stores in the shopping center, located at…