Crime & Fire

Snohomish County Fire District 1 offers smoke alarm installation assistance and home safety checks

Snohomish County Fire District 1 offers smoke alarm installation assistance and home safety checks

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is offering to install smoke alarms and provide educational home safety assessments for residents it serves in Mountlake Terrace. “Smoke alarms save lives, but we regularly respond to homes that are lacking alarms or have alarms that have become unreliable because they are more than 10 years old,” said Fire Chief Ed Widdis. “We want to make sure everyone we serve h... »

Update: Cars stolen from Highway 99 dealership recovered

Update: Cars stolen from Highway 99 dealership recovered

Edmonds police reported Tuesday morning that all seven vehicles that had been stolen from the Gasoline Alley car dealership in Edmonds have been recovered. “Seattle Police Department North Precinct officers quickly located several of the stolen vehicles,” Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh said. SPD’s auto theft unit has been able to identify, in conjunction with Edmonds Police Department de... »

Mountlake Terrace statistics continue to show low crime rates

Mountlake Terrace statistics continue to show low crime rates

Visibility, proactive enforcement and thorough and complete investigation were key components in keeping crime rates low in the third quarter of 2044, according to Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Greg Wilson during a presentation to the City Council. The Police Department responded to 10,045 calls for service in the third quarter of 2014. The patrol and traffic divisions continued their visible pre... »

Happening nearby: Multiple vehicles stolen in overnight burglary of Highway 99 auto dealership

Happening nearby: Multiple vehicles stolen in overnight burglary of Highway 99 auto dealership

Edmonds police are investigating the overnight burglary of an auto dealership located in the 22400 block of Highway 99. Officers were called to the location at 3:28 a.m. Access had been made to the dealership office and the suspects retrieved keys to multiple vehicles. There is no alarm at this business and by the time police were called, seven vehicles were taken from the lot. Multiple different ... »

Be careful with candles during the holiday season

Be careful with candles during the holiday season

December is the peak time of year for home candle fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Each year, an estimated 15,600 home structure fires started by candles are reported to local fire departments resulting in an estimated 150 deaths, 1,270 injuries and over $500 million in estimated property loss. Did you know that 38 percent of home candle fires started in the bedroom? Fa... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Nov. 14 4600 block of 216th Pl. SW. Vehicle impound. A Chevy van was impounded Nov. 15 22100 block of 39th Ave. W. Theft. A man reported the theft of a barbeque off his back deck, which is fully fenced in. Nov. 16 4300 block of 212th St. SW.  Malicious mischief. A woman reported that her vehicle has been vandalized whi... »

Mountlake Terrace graduate Fritz prepares for playoff game in aftermath of tragedy

Mountlake Terrace graduate Fritz prepares for playoff game in aftermath of tragedy

For 2011 Mountlake Terrace High School grad Owen Fritz and his current teammates on the Linfield College football team, this week has been like no other as the squad prepares for their playoff matchup with Chapman University on Saturday. In addition to practices, team meetings and class studies, the team has been mourning the loss of a teammate murdered in a random stabbing on Nov. 15. Fritz is a ... »

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone warrant scam

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone warrant scam

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that several residents have received a phone call from someone claiming to be a Sheriff’s Office deputy with a warrant for their arrest. The caller said that the victim would need to pay over the phone to have the warrant “lifted” or a deputy would come to their house to arrest them. “First of all, no county ... »

Happening nearby: David Morgan, accused of attempted murder and arson, ‘creeped me out,’ says family friend

Happening nearby: David Morgan, accused of attempted murder and arson, ‘creeped me out,’ says family friend

More information is emerging in the wake of Sunday evening’s suspected arson and attempted murder at the Lynnwood home of David Morgan, as those who knew the couple and their children come forth to share their stories. Morgan is accused of attempting to kill his ex-wife Brenda Welch and then setting fire to his home to cover up the crime. He is being held in the Snohomish County Jail in lieu... »

Avoid being a victim of crime this holiday season

Avoid being a victim of crime this holiday season

The holidays can be a prime time for crime so the City of Mountlake Terrace is offering a few simple suggestions that can help keep you safe this time of year. Home Safety Tips: Lock doors and windows when away, even if just for a short while. Leave a light on and ask neighbors to keep an eye on your house. Use automatic timers to make it appear someone is home. When going on vacation, stop newspa... »

Happening nearby: Cooking fire causes $400,000 in damage to Edmonds home

Happening nearby: Cooking fire causes $400,000 in damage to Edmonds home

Unattended cooking is being blamed for a fire that caused more than $400,000 damage and displaced a couple from their Edmonds home Tuesday afternoon. Dispatchers received multiple calls reporting the fire at the single-story house in the 22500 block of 93rd Place West at around 12:30 p.m. A man and his dog were inside the house at the time of fire and safely exited. The man was exposed to smoke. H... »

Update: Suspect arrested in alleged arson of Lynnwood house

Update: Suspect arrested in alleged arson of Lynnwood house

A suspect in the alleged arson of a Lynnwood house was arrested Monday by Lynnwood Police after he was released from the hospital. The man had been transported to Swedish Hospital in Edmonds after being assisted out of the house fire by firefighters on Sunday night from the house in the 6200 block of 193rd St. SW. in Lynnwood. Detectives are booking the man into jail for Arson 1 and Attempted Murd... »

Happening nearby: Lynnwood house fire investigated as possible arson

Happening nearby: Lynnwood house fire investigated as possible arson

A Lynnwood house fire that sent two people to the hospital is being investigated as a possible arson by the Lynnwood Police Department. On Sunday, Nov. 16 at about 7:10 p.m., the Lynnwood Police and Fire Departments responded to a residential house fire in the 6200 block of 193rd St. SW. Two occupants, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s, were both transported to area hospitals. The man is bei... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Nov. 7 21800 block of 44th Ave. W. suspicious person. An unknown man walked onto Mountlake Terrace High School property and wandered around at about 7:27 a.m. He was observed laying on the ground with his eyes and mouth wide open with a blank look on his face. School officials provided still shots of the suspect. The s... »

Brier house fire displaces family of seven

Brier house fire displaces family of seven

No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $60,000 damage and displaced five adults and two children from their home in Brier Wednesday night. The fire was reported just before 7:30 p.m. at a house in the 23400 block of 29th Ave. W by a neighbor returning home from work. “He saw flames coming from the side of the house. He alerted two adult residents and they safely exited the home. The re... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Oct. 31 21400 block of 52nd Ave. W. Malicious mischief. Windows on a vehicle were smashed out. 4900 block of 219th St. SW. Theft. Mail was reported stolen. Nov. 1 23600 block of 56th Ave. W. Theft. A resident reported that body armor was stolen from his vehicle. 5000 block of 239th St. SW. Malicious mischief. A residen... »

Mountlake Terrace swears in new police officer

Mountlake Terrace swears in new police officer

Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Greg Wilson administered the oath of office to new Police Officer Troy Williams Jr. during Monday night’s City Council meeting. Williams was born and raised in New Orleans, La. He served as a Police Officer for the City of New Orleans for five years. Officer Williams was a member of a proactive taskforce, narcotics unit working side by side with the FBI, and gang tas... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 16-29

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 16-29

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 736 calls Oct. 16-29: 571 emergency medical aid calls, 68 motor vehicle collisions, 21 fires, 20 service calls, 9 natural gas leaks, 7 hazardous materials calls and 40 automatic fire alarms. Oct. 16 COLLISION:  At 12:31 p.m., a two-car collision was reported at 244th Street SW and Highway 99 in Edmonds. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/E... »

Police warning public of reported child luring incidents in Mountlake Terrace

Police warning public of reported child luring incidents in Mountlake Terrace

Mountlake Terrace Police Department are warning the community that in the past week, there have been two reported incidents of child luring in the city. In both cases, the drivers of vehicles attempted to contact students walking home alone and offered rides home. The suspects, one woman and one man, were alone and both were reported as having “Russian” accents. The vehicle descriptions were a sil... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Oct. 25 5100 block of 228th St. SW. DUI. A man was arrested after he drove a vehicle off a driveway and into a tree. Oct. 27 22100 block of 61st Ave. W. Found property. A black key ring with a Nissan car key and six club memberships was turned into police. 4000 block of 227th St. SW. Malicious mischief. Someone stole t... »

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