Crime & Fire

Mountlake Terrace Police Commander graduates from FBI Academy

Mountlake Terrace Police Commander graduates from FBI Academy

Mountlake Terrace Police Commander Doug Hansen graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on Dec. 19 and received his certificate from FBI Director James Comey. The FBI National Academy has been training police professionals since 1935. The Academy has trained more than 48,000 police leaders and is considered the premier law enforcement leadership training course. Internationall... »

Arrest made in November armed robbery incident

Arrest made in November armed robbery incident

One of the suspects in a November armed robbery incident has been arrested, according to the Mountlake Terrace Police. Two men were robbed on Nov. 11 after leaving a Mosque located in the 5500 block of 238th St. SW. Two suspects were involved with one of them allegedly pointing a handgun at the victims. One of the suspects demanded the victims’ cellular phones and wallets, which were dropped... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Dec. 25 6800 block of 224th St. SW. Theft. A 1997 Honda Accord was stolen. 5400 block of 212th St. SW. Theft from auto. A subwoofer and iPod were stolen from a car. Dec. 26 4100 block of 214th St. SW. Theft from auto. A company gas card was stolen from a truck. 21500 block of 48th Ave. W. Theft. A 1997 Honda Civic was ... »

Happening nearby: Man stabbed in fight at Edmonds bar

Happening nearby: Man stabbed in fight at Edmonds bar

A 35-year-old man was stabbed in the parking lot of the Channel Marker Pub and Grill early Thursday morning, according to Edmonds Police. Police responded to a report of an assault and possible stabbing at the Channel Marker bar, 170 Sunset Avenue at 1:32 a.m., Jan. 1. Upon arrival, officers found the male victim who had been stabbed in the abdomen. The man was treated at the scene by medics befor... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Dec. 19 23300 block of 56th Ave. W. Theft. Three duffle bags, two sleeping bags and five backpacks were reported stolen after being left on a bench near the front door of a church. 23800 block of 54th Ave. W. A credit card was stolen from a vehicle. 6200 St. Albion Way. Theft. DVDs, money and medication were stolen fro... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Dec. 12 21900 block of 64th Ave. W. Found property. A bicycle was found. 23400 block of Lakeview Dr. Theft from auto. A driver’s side rear passenger window of a vehicle was broken. A makeup bag was reported stolen. Dec. 13 23500 Lakeview Dr. Vehicle prowl. A rear passenger window of a car was broken and an apron was st... »

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... »

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