Crime & Fire

Crime doesn’t take a holiday in MLT

Crime doesn’t take a holiday in MLT

While the holiday season can be one of joy, peace and goodwill, the Mountlake Terrace Police Department police log lists a number of thefts and disturbances in the city over the past week: Dec. 21 – Three packages delivered by UPS were stolen from a porch in the 5100 block of 223rd Street Southwest. Dec. 22 – A neighbor reported seeing a woman steal a package from the front porch of a house in the... »

MLT man, 19, jailed after threatening parents with shotgun

MLT man, 19, jailed after threatening parents with shotgun

A 19-year-old man and his 38-year-old stepfather were arrested Sunday afternoon after an apparent argument concerning housecleaning escalated into a physical confrontation, threats with a weapon and the firing of a shotgun. Mountlake Terrace police arrested and charged the 19-year-old with two accounts of Assault 2 – Domestic Violence for allegedly threatening to shoot his mother and stepfat... »

Vandalism doesn’t slow down Concern for Neighbors Food Bank volunteers

Vandalism doesn’t slow down Concern for Neighbors Food Bank volunteers

Despite a case of suspected vandalism to their van, the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace didn’t miss a beat in helping needy families with food and holiday gifts last week. On Dec. 15, a food bank volunteer noticed a tire on the organization’s van was flat, apparently slashed sometime during the weekend. Food bank officials arranged for a new tire to be purchased and mounted pr... »

New MLT reserve police officer sworn in

New MLT reserve police officer sworn in

City of Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Greg Wilson administered the oath of office to new Reserve Police Officer Mike Ellis during the December 16 City Council meeting. “It’s an honor and privilege to swear in our new Reserve Police Officer,” said Wilson. “I appreciate the opportunity that everybody is giving me in coming on board with Mountlake Terrace and am glad to be here,” said Ellis, a 2012 ... »

Snohomish County DUI patrols will be on road during holidays

Snohomish County DUI patrols will be on road during holidays

An average of 49 people lose their lives in traffic collisions between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day in Washington state. For Snohomish County law enforcement agencies, that’s 49 too many, especially during the holidays. The month of December marks the 23rd anniversary of the “Night of 1,000 Stars” impaired driving emphasis patrols for law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Each star sym... »

MLT police officers recognized for service

MLT police officers recognized for service

The leadership of the City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department recognized three members of their staff earlier this week with the 2013 Presentation of Awards at the City Council’s Dec. 16 meeting. Police Chief Greg Wilson awarded Officer Kat Brecht a Police Chief’s Citation for her work conducted for the 2013 Recreational Vehicle Survey. While on limited duty, Brecht also put together a trainin... »

Christmas tree safety tips from Fire District 1

Christmas tree safety tips from Fire District 1

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is reminding residents to keep safety in mind as they trim the tree and deck the halls this holiday season. “We’ve had three Christmas tree fires in the past two years in our service area. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the damage was significant and forced three families from their homes,” said Fire Chief Ed Widdis. To prevent holiday trage... »

Brier firefighter to be honored at Dec. 13 retirement ceremony

Brier firefighter to be honored at Dec. 13 retirement ceremony

Wayne Kindig, a retiring Snohomish County Fire District 1 firefighter currently assigned at Brier Fire Station 18, will be honored, along with two colleagues, at a district retirement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 13. The observance will take place at 9 a.m. at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16810-13th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Parking will be available in the north and east parking lots of the neighboring Ch... »

District 1 fire commissioners sworn in

District 1 fire commissioners sworn in

Jim McGaughey and Bob Meador were sworn in as fire commissioners at the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners meeting Dec. 3. McGaughey is new to the five-member board, which is responsible for governing the county’s largest fire district. He was elected in November to a six-year term in Commissioner Position 4, the seat Meador has held for the past six years. Meador ran for and ... »

Failed lift strands Brier city worker 30 feet above ground for almost two hours

Failed lift strands Brier city worker 30 feet above ground for almost two hours

A mechanical problem on a hydraulic lift stranded a City of Brier employee 30 feet above the ground for almost two hours on Monday as the worker was installing Christmas lights on a tree at Brier Park. Firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1 were able to reach the man and bring him down from the broken lift safely. “The lift on the bucket apparently stopped working, leaving the employee... »

Police investigating possible indecent exposure incident at Recreation Pavilion

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is investigating a possible indecent exposure that may have occurred earlier in the week at the Recreation Pavilion. A woman reported that she was in the pavilion’s sauna when a male briefly exposed himself around 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25. The potential suspect was described as 40-50 years old, thin build, blond or reddish-blond hair and wearing a Speedo-t... »

MLT police offer holiday safety tips

MLT police offer holiday safety tips

The holidays can be a prime time for crime; the City of Mountlake Terrace and the Mountlake Terrace Police Department are offering few simple steps 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. ... »

Veterans turn out for Fire District 1′s Operation Career Boost event

Veterans turn out for Fire District 1′s Operation Career Boost event

More than 40 veterans turned out to learn how to make the transition from the military to a career in emergency service at a free workshop held at Snohomish County Fire District 1 Headquarters. Operation Career Boost was presented by Fire District 1 and Operation Military Family, an Edmonds-based firm that provides services to assist with the military-to-civilian transition process. “We will... »

Police seek suspect in robbery of student walking to MTHS

Mountlake Terrace police are looking for an 18- to 20-year-old male suspected of robbing a Mountlake Terrace High School freshman Tuesday morning just southeast of the school grounds. The victim told police he had been walking on the Naturescape nature trail off 38th Avenue West around 7 a.m. Tuesday when he saw a man standing off to the side of the trail. “The male approached the victim and deman... »

Tips for avoiding Thanksgiving Day kitchen fires

Tips for avoiding Thanksgiving Day kitchen fires

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, with three times as many as during 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 stove top so you can keep an eye on the food. • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey ... »

Be careful with candles during the holidays, city and fire officials advise

Be careful with candles during the holidays, city and fire officials advise

An unattended candle sparked a fire that heavily damaged a home in unincorporated Snohomish County north of Mountlake Terrace this week, and city and Fire District 1 officials are reminding residents to be cautious with candles during the upcoming holiday season. A single-story house in the 3500 block of 200th Place Southwest was left uninhabitable after a Thursday morning fire heavily damaged the... »

Fire District 1: Swedish/Edmonds fire caused by electrical problem

Investigators have determined a three-alarm fire at Swedish/Edmonds Hospital last night was caused by an electrical problem in a subbasement mechanical room. Swedish/Edmonds reported Friday morning that a portion of the hospital is without power, but current patient care is not affected. “Hospital staff and leaders continue to work quickly to restore power to all parts of the Swedish/Edmonds campu... »

Sub-basement fire causes evacuations at Swedish/Edmonds Thursday

Sub-basement fire causes evacuations at Swedish/Edmonds Thursday

Many emergency vehicles responded to Swedish/Edmonds Thursday night. Updated at 11:36 p.m. Thursday with more details. An electrical fire in a sub-basement at Swedish/Edmonds hospital Thursday night forced fire crews to evacuate patients after smoke rose to the ninth floor through a stairwell, said Leslie Hynes, a spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1. Other patients were being kept in ... »

Fire District 1 fire calls, week of Nov. 7-13

Fire District 1 fire calls, week of Nov. 7-13

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 349 calls the week of Nov. 7-13: 291 emergency medical aid calls, 31 motor vehicle collisions, 8 fires, 4 service calls, one natural gas leak and 14 automatic fire alarms. Nov. 7 COLLISION: At 6:43 a.m., a two-car collision was reported on northbound I-5 north of 128th Street SW. Firefighters transported one patient to Providence Regional Medical Cente... »

Fire District 1 board to hold budget hearing Tuesday

The Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the district’s proposed 2014 budget on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The hearing will take place during the board’s regular meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., at Fire District 1 Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S., Everett. The meeting and hearing are open to the public. Citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the... »

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