Crime & Fire

UPDATE: robbery w/ machete

UPDATE: robbery w/ machete

UPDATE 2/19 7 PM: It turns out the man who had his jeep broken into found his machete at home so these two cases are, indeed, unrelated. The robbery case from February 13 is still under active investigation so there are a limited amount of details that can be released. There is a possible connection to a previous car prowl, which we reported on earlier today, but it may also just be a coincidence.... »

Car break-ins, vandalism and a stolen 18-pack of budweiser

Car break-ins, vandalism and a stolen 18-pack of budweiser

Here are a few highlights (lowlights?) of the past week’s Mountlake Terrace Police and Fire reports: Friday, February 13 A jeep was broken in to at the Mountlake Terrace park & ride. A tote bag with ski goggles and other gear was stolen. Earlier Friday morning someone saw some teenagers lifting handles of cars in the garage, here’s their report: Just a reminder for all you commuter... »

Two unsolved robberies over holiday weekend

Two unsolved robberies over holiday weekend

The Herald is reporting that there were two robberies in Mountlake Terrace over this past weekend: The first robbery took place around 6:30 p.m. Saturday near Mountlake Terrace High School, Sgt. Doug Hansen said. An 18-year-old man reportedly was approached by four men, one armed with a machete, who threatened him and demanded money, Hansen said. As the teen reached into a coat pocket, a suspect g... »

Lake Ballinger Island Closed Indefinitely

Lake Ballinger Island Closed Indefinitely

In the City of Mountlake Terrace most recent City Happenings newsletter, they say that the Lake Ballinger Island is to be closed indefinitely. A fire was accidentally started on the island back in August of 2009. The fire burned for several days as the island is made mostly of peat, which can smolder for days underground, even when nearly saturated. The fire burned most of the vegatation on the is... »

Police forced to break car window, use stun gun on "constitutionalist"

The Herald reports that a man was pulled over yesterday on Ballinger Way just east of I-5. He refused to cooperate with the police and locked himself in the car: The driver, a 45-year-old Olympia man, first refused to provide identification. He called himself a “constitutionalist” and challenged the trooper’s legal authority. The man was driving with a suspended license. The driver locked hi... »

Fire Station 19 gets a new engine

Fire Station 19 gets a new engine

Back in November, Fire Station 18 was the proud owners a a brand new engine and now it’s Fire Station 19‘s turn: Sporting Fire District 1’s red and black color scheme, the rig includes features to improve safety and efficiency. Safety features include anti-lock brakes, roll-over protection and more visible emergency lighting and reflective decals. The truck is built to the latest EPA e... »

Citizens Academy Begins April 14

Want to know more about how the police department works? The Mountlake Terrace Police Citizens Academy is now accepting applications for classes starting on April 14 through June 30. Hosted by the City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department, the Police Citizens Academy will take place Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Library for 12 weeks concluding with a graduation... »

Fire District 1 Offering Free Disaster Training

Fire District 1 Offering Free Disaster Training

Want to learn how to help your community during a disaster? Snohomish County Fire District 1 wants you to so they’re offering a class for free: Snohomish County Fire District 1 is offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for citizens interested in learning how they can help their community during a major disaster. Classes will meet twice a week beginning Feb. 22. During a r... »

Domestic violence subject arrested after spending the night outside

Last night around midnight, the Mountlake Terrace police department responded to a domestic violence call in the area of 228th St. SW and 46th Ave W. The subject had fled the home and the police brought in a K-9 unit to search for the subject. The dogs found a scent and neighbors say they were searching the neighborhood for about an hour, ultimately not able to locate the subject. After spending t... »

MLT PD assist State Patrol in foot pursuit

MLT PD assist State Patrol in foot pursuit

Many MLTnews readers asked about this yesterday as there was a heavy police presence in the area of 224th St. SW and 60th Ave W. We received some information from the police department this morning and will try to track down more details in the next few days. The Mountlake Terrace police department, as well as Lynnwood PD (one resident also said they saw Brier PD) assisted the Washington State Pat... »

Drug deal gone wrong in MLT leads to shooting in south Seattle

Drug deal gone wrong in MLT leads to shooting in south Seattle

The Seattle P.I. has a story about a drive-by shooting in south Seattle that was sparked by a drug deal turned robbery in Mountlake Terrace: The female victim had planned to sell the 3 pounds of pot to the suspect, who picked her up at a Mountlake Terrace Subway sandwich shop in an Audi. Her boyfriend was also reportedly in the car. The failed pot dealer told police they drove to a nearby apartmen... »

Man Arrested in MLT for Murder in the UK

The Herald reports that a man wanted for murder in the UK was arrested in Mountlake Terrace on Wednesday: U.S. marshals arrested a British man at a Mountlake Terrace home Wednesday. He is wanted in the United Kingdom for attempted murder. The man, Julio Martins-Paes, came to the attention of officials after he was arrested in December for driving under the influence. Martins-Paes allegedly smashed... »

Help Find the Missing Christmas Cow

Help Find the Missing Christmas Cow

Sometime Sunday night, a Christmas cow was stolen from Russ’ yard around 226th and 48th. Now you might ask, “What, exactly, is a Christmas cow?” Well, let me tell you. To some, a Christmas cow may just be a lawn ornament. But to Russ and his neighborhood, the herd of five Christmas cows is an annual tradition. The herd wanders around Russ’ yard during the nights prior to an... »

Goodies Alcohol sales suspended for sale to minor

Goodies Alcohol sales suspended for sale to minor

If you buy your alcohol at Goodies on 212th you’re going to have to shop elsewhere for the next few days. The Washington State Liquor Control Board has suspended the sale of alcohol at Goodies for selling alcohol to a minor. Alcohol sales will be suspended from today, January 8th through the 11th. View Larger Map »

Pit Bull Attack at MLT Dog Park, American Eskimo Needed Surgery

Pit Bull Attack at MLT Dog Park, American Eskimo Needed Surgery

We recently received this report of a pit bull attacking another dog at the MLT dog park from MLTnews reader, Catherine. Today I witnessed a pit bull attack an American Eskimo dog at the MLT Dog Park. The pit bull gave no warning and sunk her teeth into the dog while the dog shrieked in fear and pain. At least five people tried to pull the pit bull away from the dog. The owner slammed his dog into... »

Lake Ballinger Killer Sentenced to 13 Years

On Friday the man who admitted he would be convicted of killing a girl by stabbing her in the neck and drowning her in Lake Ballinger was sentenced.  On Monday Langendoerfer admitted that he would be convicted of killing 17-year-old Britney Galindez in October of 2008. It should be noted that the admission was not of guilt, but an admission that he would likely be convicted (aka Alford plea.) Lang... »

MLT Police Seek Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

This just in from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department: The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on December 1, 2009, at the Shell gas station in the 6600 block of 220th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace. The suspect entered the gas station, confronted and thre... »

Lake Ballinger Murder Suspect Admits Killing Girl

The Seattle Times reports that a gang member who killed a 17-year-old girl in Lake Ballinger in October of 2008 will face at least 13 years in prison: A gang member who killed a Seattle girl in Lake Ballinger at Mountlake Terrace faces at least 13 years in prison when he is sentenced Friday in Everett. The 22-year-old Edmonds man, Robert C. Langendoerfer, admitted Monday in Snohomish County Superi... »

Heroin Overdose in MLT a Possible Homicide

The Herald is reporting that an Everett woman died of an apparent overdose in Mountlake Terrace Friday morning: A Mountlake Terrace man, 26, called 911 around 8 a.m. Friday morning to report the woman was unconscious and was foaming at the mouth, Mountlake Terrace police Sgt. Doug Hansen said. Rescue crews rushed to the home in the 23100 block of 54th Avenue W. but were unable to revive the woman,... »

Burn Ban Lifted

Burn Ban Lifted

The burn ban for Snohomish County (and other counties) has been lifted as of 10 am Sunday. Feel free to commence your burning and chestnut roasting. »

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