Crime & Fire

Fire District 1 fire calls, April 3-8

Fire District 1 fire calls, April 3-8

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 320 calls the week of April 3-9: 253 emergency medical aid calls, 18 motor vehicle collisions, 16 fires, 11 service calls, one natural gas leak, one technical rescue and 20 automatic fire alarms. April 3 FIRE: At 6:20 p.m., firefighters responded to a house fire reported in the 800 block of 124th Street SW south of Everett. The fire was contained to a ... »

Police commander arrested for DUI showed signs of impairment, WSP report alleges

Police commander arrested for DUI showed signs of impairment, WSP report alleges

According to Washington State Patrol records and charging papers obtained by MLTnews, Mountlake Terrace Police Department Commander Don Duncan was allegedly driving without headlights on and creeping three tire widths over the centerline of Highway 9 when he was pulled over by a Washington State Trooper during the early morning hours of Feb. 1. The 18-year law enforcement officer was subsequently ... »

Investigation of commander will be ‘absolutely’ fair, MLT police chief says

Investigation of commander will be ‘absolutely’ fair, MLT police chief says

While one of its own is on administrative leave, the Mountlake Terrace Police Department is conducting an internal investigation of the arrest of Commander Don Duncan for driving under the influence (DUI). Duncan was arrested by Washington State Patrol on Feb. 1 at approximately 1:30 a.m. in Lake Stevens. Duncan was formally charged with a DUI in Snohomish County District Court – Evergreen Divisio... »

SNOCOM 911 service restored after statewide outage

SNOCOM 911 service restored after statewide outage

After a regionwide issue with 911 service in Washington and Oregon, SNOCOM 911 reported that the agency was able to restore its ability to answer 911 calls at approximately 6:15 a.m. on Thursday. SNOCOM is the emergency response agency for south Snohomish County, and answers police and fire 911 calls for Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Edmonds, Woodway, Lynnwood and unincorporated areas of the southern ... »

Mountlake Terrace police commander on leave after being arrested for DUI in February

Mountlake Terrace police commander on leave after being arrested for DUI in February

Mountlake Terrace Police Department Commander Don Duncan was arrested by the Washington State Patrol on Feb. 1 for driving while intoxicated, according to a news release issued by the City of Mountlake Terrace Wednesday, April 9. Duncan has now been formally charged by the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office with DUI. Duncan was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. in the Lake Stevens area on Feb.... »

SNOCOM recognizing employees on front line of emergency communications

SNOCOM recognizing employees on front line of emergency communications

SNOCOM 911, South Snohomish County’s emergency and public safety communication center, is recognizing two designations during the month of April, 911 Education Month and National Telecommunications’ Week April 13-19. According to a SNOCOM announcement, 911 Education Month is designed to help spread the word about the use and role of 911 in the public safety arena. SNOCOM officials are sharin... »

Prosecutor files formal complaint against Toby Sauceda in Forest Jackson’s death

Prosecutor files formal complaint against Toby Sauceda in Forest Jackson’s death

The Snohomish County Prosecutor has filed a formal complaint in Snohomish County District Court against Toby Jamyson Sauceda, 20, who was arrested by Mountlake Terrace police at the Lakeside Apartments around 2 a.m. on March 29 for the alleged murder of Forest Jackson, a 2011 graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School. Bail was set at $1,000,000 for Sauceda, who will remain in custody while the pro... »

Bail increased to $1 million for suspect in Mountlake Terrace stabbing death

On Tuesday, April 1, the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office filed initial charges against the suspect being held for the murder of Forest Jackson, 20, in county District Court; the prosecutor now has until April 18 to bring any former charges against the suspect. In addition, bail was increased to $1 million. Jackson was found by police dead of a stab wound in the neck at around 2 a.m. on March ... »

Bail set at $250,000 for suspect in murder of 2011 Mountlake Terrace HS grad

Bail set at $250,000 for suspect in murder of 2011 Mountlake Terrace HS grad

Bail has been set at $250,000 for a 20-year-old Mountlake Terrace man who was arrested by Mountlake Terrace police at the Lakeside Apartments around 2 a.m. on March 29 for the alleged murder of Forest Jackson, a 2011 graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School. The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office is expected to file formal charges of second degree murder against the suspect sometime on Tuesday.... »

MTHS Hawkeye identifies stabbing victim as 2011 Terrace grad; service set for April 7

Family members confirmed that the victim of Saturday’s murder in Mountlake Terrace was 20-year-old Forest Jackson, a 2011 MTHS graduate, according to the Mountlake Terrace High School Hawkeye newspaper. On the MTHS BANDS Facebook page, band director Darin Faul called Jackson’s death a “tragedy,” and remembered Jackson as someone who had a passion for music and, “was always great to be around, the ... »

MLT police investigating fatal stabbing of 20-year-old man early Saturday

MLT police investigating fatal stabbing of 20-year-old man early Saturday

Updated at 11:30 p.m. with additional details. Mountlake Terrace police detectives are investigating a stabbing that left a 20-year-old man dead in the 6300 block of St. Albion Way early Saturday morning, March 29. Police were called to the residence at 1:48 a.m. Saturday after a woman called from her locked bedroom to report a male roommate with a possible fatal wound. The male suspect, another f... »

Fire District 1 extends Chief Ed Widdis’ contract through 2016

Fire District 1 extends Chief Ed Widdis’ contract through 2016

Fire Chief Ed Widdis has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with Snohomish County Fire District 1 through the end of 2016. “The Board is very pleased and feels fortunate that Chief Widdis has agreed to accept our offer,” said David Chan, chair of the district’s Board of Commissioners. “Chief Widdis has led Fire District 1 through some tough economic times and now we need his strong ... »

Snohomish County fire calls: March 6-12

Snohomish County fire calls: March 6-12

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 328 calls the week of March 6-12: 269 emergency medical aid calls, 23 motor vehicle collisions, 9 fires, 9 service calls, 1 natural gas leaks and 17 automatic fire alarms March 6 COLLISION:  At 6:23 p.m., a car crashed into a restaurant in the 22700 block of Highway 99 in Edmonds. No one was injured and there was no structural damage to the restaurant.... »

Snohomish County Sheriff’s office warns about jury duty warrant scam

Snohomish County Sheriff’s office warns about jury duty warrant scam

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary A scam in which residents receive a phone call from someone claiming to be in law enforcement saying that they need to pay to have a warrant “lifted” for having missed jury duty has hit Snohomish County. On Wednesday, a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detective received a call from a woman in her mid-60s who reported that she had received a call at home from a... »

Fire District 1 fire calls, Feb. 20-March 5

Fire District 1 fire calls, Feb. 20-March 5

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 643 calls Feb. 20-March 5: 527 emergency medical aid calls, 44 motor vehicle collisions, 21 fires, 15 service calls, three natural gas leaks, one technical rescue response and 32 automatic fire alarms. Feb. 22 TRUCK FIRE: At 12:12 a.m., firefighters extinguished a truck fire in the 22700 block of Popular Way in Brier. Feb. 23 COLLISION: At 3:28 p.m., f... »

Reopening investigation into Tia Hicks’ death: piecing together her final months

Reopening investigation into Tia Hicks’ death: piecing together her final months

Part 2 of 2 As the only cold-case homicide on the books of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department, the Tia Hicks case is still talked about at police headquarters. On April 22, 1991, the body of 20-year-old Hicks was found wrapped in a blue tarp inside a boat parked next to 220th Street Southwest. No one was ever arrested or charged in connection with the incident, and little progress has been ma... »

MLT Community Policing Advisory Board Safety Tips: Fireplace and home fire safety

MLT Community Policing Advisory Board Safety Tips: Fireplace and home fire safety

The Mountlake Terrace Community Policing Advisory Board, a citizen board commissioned by the City of Mountlake Terrace, issues a monthly “Safety Tips” release for ongoing public safety and awareness. Here are the tips for March 2014: Fireplace and home fire safety Heating fires account for 36 percent of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup... »

Lynnwood police want to know: Is your stolen property here?

Lynnwood police want to know: Is your stolen property here?

If you’ve been a victim of a burglary during the past three years, the Lynnwood Police Department may have recovered your stolen items. Lynnwood detectives recently executed multiple search warrants which resulted in the recovery of significant amounts of property previously stolen during burglaries in the south Snohomish, north King County and Kirkland areas. The items range from jewelry and coll... »

Four injured in early-morning I-5 accident near 220th Street Southwest

Four injured in early-morning I-5 accident near 220th Street Southwest

Four people were injured, one seriously, in an early-morning accident Monday on I-5 in Mountlake Terrace not far from where a Bremerton man was killed in a collision just a week before. The Washington State Patrol reported that around 3:30 a.m., a 2003 Chevy Malibu in the HOV lane of northbound I-5 just south of 220th Street Southwest swerved left and struck a 2005 Chevy pickup truck on the freewa... »

Fire District 1 fire calls, Feb. 13-19

Fire District 1 fire calls, Feb. 13-19

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 402 calls the week of Feb. 13-19: 317 emergency medical aid calls, 32 motor vehicle collisions, 16 fires, 14 service calls, one natural gas leak and 22 automatic fire alarms. Feb. 13 COLLISION: At 6:45 p.m., a pedestrian was struck by a car in the 2700 block of 116th Street SE south of Everett. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was transpor... »

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