Crime & Fire

Snohomish County Fire District 1 firefighters donate ‘Coats for Kids’

Snohomish County Fire District 1 firefighters donate ‘Coats for Kids’

Firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1 donated 54 coats to local children last week as part of the national Firefighters Coats for Kids campaign sponsored by the International Association of Fire Firefighters (IAFF). Members of IAFF Local 1828 in Fire District 1 delivered to coats to the entire kindergarten class at Discovery Elementary School south of Everett. All coats were purchased... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1’s improved rating may lower insurance rates

Snohomish County Fire District 1’s improved rating may lower insurance rates

Property owners served by Snohomish County Fire District 1 may be eligible for a reduction in fire insurance premiums next year. The Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) recently upgraded the district’s fire protection classification. Most insurance companies use this classification to set rates for property owners and risks. The WSRB evaluates fire protection capabilities of all Washi... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Dec. 5 22800 block of 44th Ave. W. Theft. A man reported the theft of laptop computer from his car. 23300 block of Lakeview Dr. A woman reported the theft of jewelry and cash from her home. Dec. 7 22800 block of 44th Ave. W. Information. A man was found sitting on the floor in the beer aisle of a grocery store and was ... »

Tips to avoid being a victim of holiday crime

Tips to avoid being a victim of holiday crime

The City of Mountlake Terrace reminds residents that the holidays can be a prime time for crime and a few simple steps 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 newsp... »

Happening nearby: Lynnwood man pleads not guilty to attempted murder, arson and assault

Happening nearby: Lynnwood man pleads not guilty to attempted murder, arson and assault

Lynnwood resident David Morgan appeared Monday before Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Bruce I. Weiss to answer charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree arson and first-degree assault. In the courtroom were more than a dozen friends and family of his alleged victim, ex-wife Brenda Welch. Morgan pleaded not guilty to all charges. As previously reported in MLTnews, prosecutors hav... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Dec. 1 21300 block of 46th Ave. W. Theft. A 2001 BMW was reported stolen. Dec. 2 22800 block of Lakeview Dr. Assist other agency. A fire in the community hot tub area of an apartment complex was reported. Two individuals set their clothes on the top of a wall heater prior to using the hot tub. The clothes caught fire a... »

Lynnwood man charged with first-degree attempted murder of ex-wife, torching house to cover up crime

Lynnwood man charged with first-degree attempted murder of ex-wife, torching house to cover up crime

The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday afternoon charged a Lynnwood man with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree arson and second-degree assault for allegedly bludgeoning his ex-wife Brenda Welch, dousing her with gasoline and setting his Lynnwood home on fire to cover up the crime. Originally charging the suspect with second-degree attempted murder, the prosecutors say they ha... »

Mountlake Terrace High School evacuated after bomb threat, nothing found by police

Mountlake Terrace High School evacuated after bomb threat, nothing found by police

Mountlake Terrace High School was evacuated this afternoon after a bomb threat was received by a staff member at the school. Two back-to-back phone calls from someone making the bomb threat were received at 1:26 p.m., according to Edmonds School District spokesperson DJ Jakala. The fire alarm was pulled by staff and the school was evacuated. The Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Brier Police Departme... »

Fire District 1 promotes six to rank of captain

Fire District 1 promotes six to rank of captain

Six firefighters promoted to the rank of captain were sworn in at the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night. Captains are responsible for supervising shift personnel at the fire station level – overseeing a crew of three to five firefighters. New captains at Fire District 1 are: Kevin Fetter assigned to Edmonds Fire Station 17. Fetter completed his paramedic... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Nov. 21 23000 block of 63rd Pl. W. Theft. A leaf blower was stolen. 4200 block of 225th St. SW. Theft. A vehicle was stolen. Nov. 22 4200 223rd Pl. SW. Theft. Sunglasses, a garage door opener and paperwork were stolen from a vehicle. 4200 block of 225th St. SW. Theft. Three bowling balls valued at $600 were stolen from... »

Update: No one injured in Mountlake Terrace fire

Update: No one injured in Mountlake Terrace fire

No one was injured in a fire that broke out in the garage of a Mountlake Terrace home Sunday night. The fire was reported around 8 p.m. in a single-story home in the 5400 block of 230th St. SW. The man who rents the house safely exited the house. “Flames were coming from the side and back of the attached garage when the first firefighters arrived,” said Leslie Hynes, public information... »

Don’t let the Grinch target your holiday season

Don’t let the Grinch target your holiday season

As you head out shopping this week, Safety Sessions offers these suggestions to protect yourself from becoming a victim of crime this holiday season: Make note of your parking spot so that you don’t have to wander around the parking lot after shopping. Have your keys in your hand before leaving the mall and walk purposely to your car. Make sure nobody is in the car before entering, and lock the do... »

Happening nearby: Mother shoots intruder in north Edmonds home early Thanksgiving morning

Happening nearby: Mother shoots intruder in north Edmonds home early Thanksgiving morning

A 33-year-old Edmonds woman at home with her husband and children early Thanksgiving morning shot a 22-year-old man trying to force his way into their north Edmonds house, Edmonds police said. The suspect was taken into custody by police and is at Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, the shooting occurred at approxima... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 provides tips for a safer Thanksgiving

Snohomish County Fire District 1 provides tips for a safer Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, with three times as many an average day, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Snohomish County Fire District 1 offers the following safety tips to help avoid a Thanksgiving fire: Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food. Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check it fr... »

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... »

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