Crime & Fire

Fire District 1 Wants You to Check Your Smoke Alarms

Fire District 1 Wants You to Check Your Smoke Alarms

Firefighters in Snohomish County Fire District 1 will be participating in Smoke Alarm Saturday, encouraging citizens to check their smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms on Oct. 31. This is the second year the Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association has sponsored Smoke Alarm Saturday countywide. “We know smoke alarms save lives by providing the early warning you need to escape a fire.... »

Five Cars Broken in to at Melody Hill Center Last Night

Last night between 8 and 9 PM, five cars were broken in to at the Melody Hill Center and personal items were stolen. The police were called and reports were filed. If you have any information about the break-ins or if you were in the area and remember anything suspicious please contact the Mountlake Terrace Police Department at (425) 670-8260. The Melody Hill Center is located at 222nd St. SW and ... »

Apartment Fire Extinguished by Neighbors

There was a fire in an apartment near 50th and 212th this afternoon. Snohomish County Fire District reports that there was nearly $60,000 in damage and that the fire was put out by a quick thinking neighbor: A neighbor used fire extinguishers to put out a kitchen fire that caused more than $60,000 damage to a Mountlake Terrace apartment this afternoon. Neighbors reported the fire at 12:27 p.m. in ... »

Police in Search of Robbery Suspect

The Herald reports that the Mountlake Terrace police are in search of a robbery suspect. The robbery ocurred near 219th and 44th on Friday afernoon. Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing a woman in her home Friday afternoon. The woman, in her 50s, arrived home to find a man standing in her kitchen, Mountlake Terrace police Sgt. Doug Hansen said. The man told the woman he didn’t want ... »

Duplex Fire Sunday Morning

Here’s some breaking news from Snohomish County Fire District 1 about a fire this morning near 214th and 46th: A fire at a Mountlake Terrace duplex caused $50,000 damage and displaced three residents this morning. The fire at the two-story duplex in the 21400 block of 46th Pl. W was reported around 8:15 a.m. by a neighbor who is a retired firefighter. No one was home in the second-floor unit... »

Medical Marijuana Market Trying to Open in MLT

Medical Marijuana Market Trying to Open in MLT

King 5 has the scoop on a couple of men who are trying to open an office with a storefront where they would sell medical marijuana. The name of their company is BUDS (Botanical Urban Dispensary Service) and they have recently obtained a state business license. The only problem is that the city of Mountlake Terrace has denied their application for a city business license, saying that the law does n... »

Attacks at Local Dog Parks

Attacks at Local Dog Parks

UPDATE 11/05/09: Apparently some of these stories of attacks were exaggerated. Over the past 2 weeks there have been several dog attacks at local dog park. The first was on September 25 at Magnuson park in the Sandpoint neighborhood of Seattle. Three pit bulls attacked a boxer and boston terrier. The owner of the pit bulls did not intervene immediately but finally called the dogs off. The boxer di... »

You Stole Their Lunch Box and They Want it Back

You Stole Their Lunch Box and They Want it Back

The community is on high alert today as, according to this Craigslist post,  there is a serial (cereal?) lunch box thief out on our streets. To the lunch box thief: return the box… or else. Last night on 10/5 my husband left his lunch box by his car and came into the house and forgot the lunch box. He went out this morning and it was gone. There was nothing in the box ecxcept some ibprofin a... »

Two Park Restrooms Damaged By Fire

Last week Wednesday the City of MLT Recreation and Parks Department found that the ADA portable restroom at Terrace Creek Park has been damaged by fire. The mess was cleaned up, and the restroom was closed until it could be replaced. The next day, the portable restroom at Forest Crest was found to have been damaged by fire also. Park Maintenance cleaned up this restroom as well and put cation tape... »

New Fire District 1 Training Tower

New Fire District 1 Training Tower

A new training tower was recently completed at the Snohomish County Fire District 1 heaquarters in Everett. Fire District 1 serves the city of Mountlake Terrace as well as several other Snohomish County cities. Recently, the engine company from Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 19 trained in the tower and Leslie Hynes, the Public Information Officer for FD1, sent some photos our way, see them below. ... »

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on I-5

The Herald reports that a motorcyclist was injured when clipped by a motorhome neaer the 236th Street exit on I-5: A motorcyclist was hurt this afternoon in a collision on northbound I-5 near the King-Snohomish county line. A 74-year-old Marysville man driving a motorhome pulling a trailer clipped the motorcyclist while making a lane change across two lanes, Washington State Patrol trooper Keith L... »

Local Business Nearly Scammed

The Herald reports on how Niko Flimetakis, owner of Time Out Burgers, was nearly scammed: “I’m really lucky,” said Flimetakis, who wanted to tell his story to warn others, Here it is: Flimetakis got a call late last week from a relay service, which receives messages over the Internet from people who are hard of hearing and reads them to others over the phone. The service said it represented a call... »

Fire District 1 Calls

Here are a few calls that Snohomish County Fire District 1 took last week in Mountlake Terrace: September 10 At 6:25 a.m., firefighters responded to a car fire in Mountlake Terrace in the 24100 blocko f 48th Ave. W. September 11 At 2:22 p.m., firefighters responded a two-car collision in Mountlake Terrace at 220th St. SW and 56th Ave. W. Three patients were transported to Stevens Hospital. Septemb... »

Cars Stolen, Vandalized on MTHS Campus

The Hawkeye, Mountlake Terrace high School’s newspaper, reports that there have been three cars vandalized and one car stolen on campus in the past week: During the past week, four student automobiles, parked on campus, were subject to criminal activity. On Thursday Sept. 10, senior Simon Miller’s ’96 Mitsubishi Eclipse was stolen from the front row parking spot it was occupying in the north... »

Police Clear Out Drinking Teens at Bronson Place

The police were called to the Bronson Place apartments last night for teen age drinking and women screaming. Police cleared out drinking at the apartment complex. They also cleared the basketball court between Bronson and Norther Lights, which is a continuous place of nightly drinking and apparent drug use. There is usually a group of 10 to 15 teens to 25 year old men and women gathered at the bas... »

Two Arrested in MLT with over $5K Worth of Heroin

Two Arrested in MLT with over $5K Worth of Heroin

The Herald reports that two teens were pulled over for a traffic stop and arrested last week near 56th/220th with $5,500 worth of heroin in their car. Two Snohomish County teenagers were arrested Thursday afternoon in Mountlake Terrace with more than $5,500 worth of heroin after police pulled a car over for a traffic stop. An officer noticed a car driven erratically and with a broken taillight jus... »

Four MLT Men Hire Strippers, Not What They Expected

The Herald reports that four Mountlake Terrace men hired three strippers off craigslist and didn’t quite get what they expected, in more ways than one. Police asked the men to rate the women on a scale of 1 to 10: Most of the men rated the women a “2,” although the drunkest among them said “4.” Call it “Strippergate” with a twist, a scam and a fall. Four Mountlake Terrace men decided to exte... »

Possible MLT Man Involved in Murder-Suicide in the San Juans

Possible MLT Man Involved in Murder-Suicide in the San Juans

The Seattle Time reports that a man whose license indicates he is a Mountlake Terrrace, WA resident has died in a suspected murder-suicide on his boat in the San Juans Islands: “A man whose driver’s license indicates he’s a Mountlake Terrace resident and a woman from the Sammamish area have both died in a suspected murder-suicide. Coast Guard officers Wednesday afternoon boarded ... »

MLTPD Crime Watch

MLTPD Crime Watch

Have you ever gone on vacation and wished someone would just stop by your house every day to check on it? The Mountlake Terrace Police Department has a program called Crime Watch Vacation House Check Program. Crime Watch is staffed by volunteers, mostly senior citizens, that give their time to make Mountlake Terrace a safer and better place to live. If you sign up, Crime Watch volunteers will peri... »

Accident at 228th/44th

Accident at 228th/44th

This morning (Sunday) around 9 AM there was a car accident just south of 228th St. SW on 44th Ave. W in Mountlake Terrace, WA. There appeared to be only minor injuries. Though the photos below show firemen using “the jaws of life,” no on was in the car at the time. »

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