Crime & Fire

Life after the Oso landslide: MTHS dad reflects on ‘emotional toll’ of being first responder

Life after the Oso landslide: MTHS dad reflects on ‘emotional toll’ of being first responder

On the morning of March 22, a hill gave way between Oso and Darrington in Snohomish County. The landslide that occurred wiped out an entire community and claimed 43 lives, with two persons still missing. Even 47 miles away, the Oso disaster affected lives at MTHS, including victims and first responders. Ronald deQuilettes, father of junior Audra deQuilettes was one of the victims who was lost on t... »

Church leaders to review what’s next for fire-damaged Mt. Zion Lutheran Church

Church leaders to review what’s next for fire-damaged Mt. Zion Lutheran Church

Members and visitors of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church met for their first Sunday morning service following a fire that caused $300,000 of damage to their church building on May 7. The service, and a congregational meeting that followed, was held in a former parsonage on the church property at 21428-44th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace. About 20 attendees squeezed into a small meeting room in a building th... »

Firefighters called to MLT house fire Sunday

Firefighters called to MLT house fire Sunday

Firefighters had their hands full Sunday afternoon, dousing a house fire at 23302- 53rd Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace. Flames could be seen rising 20 feet above the roofline before firefighters had the blaze knocked down. “It started in the garage and involved the house a little bit,” said Snohomish County Fire District 1 Battalion Chief Jerry Sheehan. “They stopped it before it caused too much dam... »

MLT police cancel May 15 open house, citing staffing shortages and workload

MLT police cancel May 15 open house, citing staffing shortages and workload

Since 2008, the Mountlake Terrace Police Department has hosted a public open house, giving residents and visitors an opportunity to tour the police station and see aspects of law enforcement work. City officials had scheduled this year’s open house to coincide with National Police Week later this month, but have now scrubbed the event due to “unforeseen circumstances.” “Staffing shortages, workloa... »

Congregation of fire-damaged Mount Zion to discuss future following Sunday service

Congregation of fire-damaged Mount Zion to discuss future following Sunday service

With damage from a May 7 fire making its church building unusable, the congregation of Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Mountlake Terrace will be conducting its May 11 Sunday morning service in a small building located on the northwest corner of its property at 21428-44th Ave. W. After the service, church members will meet to discuss the future of the church. “We will meet this Sunday and have a cong... »

MLT, Brier police assist in pursuit, capture of Alderwood Mall shoplifting suspects

MLT, Brier police assist in pursuit, capture of Alderwood Mall shoplifting suspects

Mountlake Terrace and Brier police were two of four law enforcement agencies involved in a police pursuit and apprehension of three shoplifting suspects Friday afternoon in Lynnwood and unincorporated Snohomish County. At 12:06 p.m., Lynnwood Police responded to a reported shoplift at the Alderwood Mall. Two female suspects were seen getting into a vehicle that was observed by officers as it left ... »

Monday fundraiser to benefit fire-damaged Mount Zion Lutheran Church

Monday fundraiser to benefit fire-damaged Mount Zion Lutheran Church

While Red Onion Burgers regularly holds fundraisers for non-profit organizations on Tuesdays each week, the Mountlake Terrace restaurant will be hosting a special day of fundraising next week on Monday, May 12, for Mount Zion Lutheran Church. The church, located less than half-a-mile from Red Onion Burgers, suffered $300,000 damage in an early-morning two-alarm fire on May 7. Red Onion Burgers wil... »

Damage from Mount Zion Lutheran Church blaze estimated at $300,000

Damage from Mount Zion Lutheran Church blaze estimated at $300,000

An early morning blaze at Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Mountlake Terrace was likely caused by “smoking materials,” and did an estimated $300,000 damage to the church, Fire District 1 said in a news release. According to Fire District 1, units from Snohomish County Fire District 1 assisted by the City of Lynnwood brought the two-alarm fire under control at the church, located at 21428-... »

Statistics show little change in MLT’s crime rate during past three years

Statistics show little change in MLT’s crime rate during past three years

During a quarter that saw his operations division commander arrested on a DUI charge and his detective division busy investigating a high-profile homicide, Mountlake Terrace Chief of Police Greg Wilson used his appearance at the May 1 City Council work/study session to focus on the positive: Crime so far this year in the city is low, the roads are safe and the police department continues to be pro... »

MLT police commander arrested earlier this year for DUI fired Friday

MLT police commander arrested earlier this year for DUI fired Friday

Mountlake Terrace Police Department Commander Don Duncan was terminated from the force on Friday following an internal investigation that showed “violations of sustained Police Department policy,” a City of Mountlake Terrace press release stated. An independent internal investigation was called for by Mountlake Terrace Chief of Police Greg Wilson after a Feb. 1, 2014 arrest of Duncan for driving u... »

Brier police chief retiring April 30

Brier police chief retiring April 30

After 38 years in law enforcement, Brier Chief of Police Donald Lane is retiring from the post he has held since October 2004. His last day on the job will be April 30. Brier Mayor Bob Colinas appointed Brier Police Officer Mike Catlett to serve as Interim Chief of Police beginning May 1 while the city conducts a search for a permanent replacement for Lane. Prior to coming to Brier, Lane served se... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 fire calls, April 17-23

Snohomish County Fire District 1 fire calls, April 17-23

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 368 calls the week of April 17-23: 295 emergency medical aid calls, 26 motor vehicle collisions, 14 fires, 8 service calls, 2 gas leaks, one rescue and 22 automatic fire alarms. April 17 COLLISION: At 5:51 p.m., a two-car collision was reported in the 12800 block of Beverly Park Road north of Lynnwood. Two patients with minor injuries were transported ... »

Suspect in Forest Jackson’s death remains in jail; trial not likely for months

Suspect in Forest Jackson’s death remains in jail; trial not likely for months

Toby Jamyson Sauceda, 20, was formally arraigned in Snohomish County Superior Court late last week on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Forest Jackson on March 29 in Mountlake Terrace. If convicted, Sauceda would face a sentence of life imprisonment. But due to the serious nature of the charge, a murder trial of Sauceda isn’t expected for months. Sauceda was arrested by Mountlake Te... »

Fire District 1 calls for April 10-16

Fire District 1 calls for April 10-16

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 335 calls the week of April 10-16: 270 emergency medical aid calls, 19 motor vehicle collisions, 21 fires, 11 service calls, one natural gas leak, one technical rescue and 12 automatic fire alarms. April 12 COLLISION: At 9:27 p.m., a two-car collision was reported in the 13300 block of Highway 99 south of Everett. Firefighters transported two patients ... »

Men rescued after sailboat flips over in Lake Ballinger Saturday

Men rescued after sailboat flips over in Lake Ballinger Saturday

Two men were rescued from Lake Ballinger late Saturday afternoon after the sailboat they were in flipped over. According to Snohomish County Fire District No. 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said fire crews responded to a call at Lake Ballinger around 5:17 pm. that a sailboat had flipped over and the victims were standing on top of the overturned boat. The two — described as in their late teens or earl... »

Would-be burglar may have been inspired by 911 system outage

Would-be burglar may have been inspired by 911 system outage

A seven-hour 911 system outage may have been a factor in the decision of a local man to attempt a break-in of an ex-girlfriend’s home in Mountlake Terrace on April 10. But despite the 911 system not working, the quick action of neighbors summoned police to the scene and the suspect was apprehended and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for attempted burglary. At about 2:30 a.m., a Mountlake Ter... »

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 ... »

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