Crime & Fire

Local Disaster Medicine Project helps Methow Valley wildfire rescues

Local Disaster Medicine Project helps Methow Valley wildfire rescues

Snohomish County Fire District 1 Disaster Medicine Projectsent notice about recent wildfire rescue efforts: When wildfire struck the Methow Valley at the height of the tourist season and cut access to emergency medical facilities, the area’s largely volunteer ambulance and rescue services rose to the challenge. Aero Methow, Three Rivers Hospital, and Disaster Medicine Project set up a MASH-style m... »

Mountlake Terrace suspect chose SPU for shootings because he was unfamiliar with it

Mountlake Terrace suspect chose SPU for shootings because he was unfamiliar with it

Aaron Ybarra, the accused mass shooter at Seattle Pacific University, chose the small Christian college because he was unfamiliar with it. “I can see that University of Washington and Seattle University represent Seattle more,” he wrote in his journal, released Tuesday evening. “I didn’t want to have to attack my own city.” The 26-year-old Mountlake Terrace wrote about his failure to benefit from ... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: July 10-16

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: July 10-16

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 383 calls the week of July 10-16: 294 emergency medical aid calls, 21 motor vehicle collisions, 37 fires, 12 service calls, 2 natural gas leaks, 2 hazardous materials calls and 15 automatic fire alarms. July 10 BRUSH FIRE: At 6:46 p.m., firefighters extinguished a brush fire in the 2500 block of Cadet Way east of Everett. No injuries were reported. Jul... »

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office warns of telephone scam

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office warns of telephone scam

Several area residents have reported on Monday that they 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 employee, including those in law enforcement, will call you t... »

SPU shooting suspect raised in home of tumult

SPU shooting suspect raised in home of tumult

Aaron Rey Ybarra’s upbringing in Mountlake Terrace was filled with turmoil from infancy — and it grew even more turbulent in the past several years, according to a  review by our news partner, The Seattle Times, of newly obtained court records, probate files, police documents and witness statements. In 2012, Ybarra, the accused mass shooter at Seattle Pacific University started getting help. A cou... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace police blotter. July 14 22300 block of 70th Ave. W. Theft auto. A van with a flat tire was reported stolen from a business. 22500 block of 58th Ave. W. Mental info. A woman told police she was being shocked by the electricity in her house. The woman initially called Snohomish County PUD, saying she had a power outage but later changed... »

Former Mountlake Terrace High School student sentenced to prison for attempted robbery, assault

Former Mountlake Terrace High School student sentenced to prison for attempted robbery, assault

Former Mountlake Terrace High School student Darian Sharpe has been sentenced to prison for his role in a second degree assault and an attempted first degree robbery. Sharpe received a sentence of two and a half years after pleading guilty to both crimes on Wednesday. On Dec. 4, 2012, Sharpe and another suspect came up with a plan to rob a special education student at Mountlake Terrace High School... »

Downed power pole closes 212th Street Southwest Tuesday afternoon

Downed power pole closes 212th Street Southwest Tuesday afternoon

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SPU shooting suspect once had AK-47, 7 other firearms at Mountlake Terrace home

SPU shooting suspect once had AK-47, 7 other firearms at Mountlake Terrace home

The man accused of opening fire at Seattle Pacific University last month previously had an AK-47 assault rifle, another semi-automatic rifle and a handgun at his home, according to records obtained by our news partner, The Seattle Times. Up until spring 2011, Aaron Ybarra and his family members kept eight firearms in a safe at their Mountlake Terrace home, even though Ybarra had been hospitalized ... »

Police release 911 calls made after Seattle Pacific shooting

Police release 911 calls made after Seattle Pacific shooting

Seattle police have released a series of 911 calls recorded when a gunman stormed the Seattle Pacific University campus last month and shot three people, killing one, our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports. The calls, which were released after the newspaper and other media filed public-disclosure requests, are only a portion of the emergency calls recorded during the chaotic afternoon when a... »

Mark your calendar for upcoming National Night Out on Aug. 5

Mark your calendar for upcoming National Night Out on Aug. 5

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is inviting the community to enjoy National Night Out from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W. This free family event combines entertainment, food and community involvement for a fun-filled evening. Citizens can meet their neighbors and learn more about their community. Mountlake Terrace is celebrating its 18th annual Nationa... »

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office asks for public’s help in identifying robbery suspect

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office asks for public’s help in identifying robbery suspect

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who allegedly robbed a Lynnwood bank on Monday, July 7. A call came in to 911 around 4:30 p.m. that a man had robbed the Bank of America at the 1400 block of 164th Street SW. He passed the bank teller a note demanding money, received the cash and fled. Police searched the area for over an hour b... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. June 27 21200 block of 52nd Ave. W. Theft. A store clerk reported that a man entered the store, asked him for two packs of cigarettes and then stole the cigarettes after they were placed on the counter. A witness reported that the man ran out of the store and got into a nearby car. The loss was $16.86. June 30 22000 bl... »

Mountlake Terrace Police partners with property tracking website

Mountlake Terrace Police partners with property tracking website

Using technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods, the City has partnered with TrackMole.com to provide a powerful property tracking and crime prevention tool for residents and business owners. TrackMole.com is a virtual property tracking program that dramatically increases the recovery rate of lost, stolen, and left-behind property. This partnership connects the police, who are unable to... »

Want to learn more about neighborhood crime? MLT data part of CrimeMapping.com

Want to learn more about neighborhood crime? MLT data part of CrimeMapping.com

Residents of Mountlake Terrace have a new online tool to view map locations of crime activity around town. The Mountlake Terrace Police Department recently started using CrimeMapping.com to display where various crimes are taking place in the city. Designed by The Omega Group, a software company in San Diego, CrimeMapping.com pinpoints on a map where law enforcement agencies are reporting that rec... »

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to focus weekend on dangers of boating under the influence

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to focus weekend on dangers of boating under the influence

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Marine Services Unit will participate in Operation Dry Water this weekend, June 27-29, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI). During this three-day weekend, officers will be on the water reminding boaters about the dangers of boating under the influence and detecting... »

MLT Police Blotter for June 18-24

MLT Police Blotter for June 18-24

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department blotter report for June 18 – 24: officers wrote 73 traffic infractions, gave 72 verbal warnings, responded to five traffic collisions and made 18 arrests, two for DUIs. The department responded to three residential burglaries, one commercial burglary, three vehicle thefts and recovered three stolen vehicles. Significant incident: June 22 At 7:05 p.m., ... »

Fire District 1 fire calls, June 5-18

Fire District 1 fire calls, June 5-18

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 697 calls June 5-18: 559 emergency medical aid calls, 43 motor vehicle collisions, 24 fires, 33 service calls, two natural gas leaks, one technical rescue and 35 automatic fire alarms. June 5 COLLISION: At 3:33 p.m., a three-car collision was reported at 224th Street SW and Highway 99 in Edmonds. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds ... »

Mountlake Terrace man pleads not guilty to SPU shootings; insanity defense may be sought

Mountlake Terrace man pleads not guilty to SPU shootings; insanity defense may be sought

A plea of not guilty was entered Monday by the defense attorney of a Mountlake Terrace man who is facing charges of murder, attempted murder and assault in association with the June 5 shooting spree at Seattle Pacific University that left one student dead and two others injured. Aaron Rey Ybarra, 26, appeared in an arraignment hearing in King County Superior Court. He is charged with one count of ... »

With marijuana in mind, a reminder for motorists about upcoming DUI Emphasis Patrols

With marijuana in mind, a reminder for motorists about upcoming DUI Emphasis Patrols

With the passage of I-502 in Washington State, police from Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties are reminding drivers that if you drive high, you can get a DUI.   DUI Emphasis Patrols will be in place the first two weeks of July as communities celebrate the arrival of summer and the 4th of July. While I-502 legalized the possession of pot for adults over the age of 21, it is still illegal to drive... »

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