Crime & Fire

Police Respond Quickly to Possible Gunshots

The Mountlake Terrace Police responded to an incident Thursday night around 11pm involving a fight during a party being held at a home in the 23500 block of 54th Ave W, with a possible gunshots heard. MLT PD quickly arrived on scene with additional assistance from Lynnwood and Brier police. Several MLTnews readers reported seeing police walking around the area holding large rifles. Police searched... »

Terrace Man Charged in Woman's Heroin Overdose Death

The Herald is reporting that a Mountlake Terrace man, Joshua Knox, has been charged with controlled substance homicide in the December 2009 death of Bridgette Johns in his Mountlake Terrace home: Bridgette Johns woke her friend to complain to him that her ears were ringing and she was worried something was wrong. Joshua Knox told her to go back to sleep. Johns, 18, woke Knox again to complain that... »

Standoff With Suicidal Man In Lynnwood Ends Peacefully

Lynnwood Today reports that Lynnwood Police peacefully ended a standoff with a suicidal man Wednesday afternoon near 211th St. SW and 44th Ave W., just one block north of the MLT city limits. Several MLTnews readers reported seeing a heavy police presence in the area. Several officers in marked and unmarked cars responded to the home in the 4400 block of 211th Street SW. Many details weren’t immed... »

Fire District 1 calls for June 10-16

Fire District 1 calls for June 10-16

I am going to start posting the summary of the Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls each week. The Fire District serves more than 225,000 residents so Mountlake Terrace only comprises about 10%. Each week there will likely only be a couple Mountlake Terrace calls listed (those will be in bold) but I will list the entire summary for those interested in calls elsewhere in the District. Snohomish C... »

Two Men Rob Mountlake Terrace Home at Gun Point

Two Men Rob Mountlake Terrace Home at Gun Point

The Herald reports this morning about an armed robbery at a Mountlake Terrace home on Friday night. Ive confirmed this with the MLT PD and also added that the robbery took place in the 22500 block of 48th Ave W. From the Herald: Police are searching for two men who broke into a home Friday night and held two people at gunpoint. No one was injured in the home invasion robbery. The victims reported ... »

Edmonds Toddler Injured in Fall from Window

This happened in Edmonds but it’s a good reminder with some tips to avoid this type of accident in your home: A toddler who fell from a second-floor window at an Edmonds apartment this afternoon was transported by paramedics to Harborview Medical Center. Firefighters were called to the apartment in the 23000 block of Edmonds Way at 4:53 p.m. “The 3-year-old had been on a sofa near an open wi... »

236th/Cedar Way Heavily Tagged Again

236th/Cedar Way Heavily Tagged Again

Creekside Village Apartment dwellers woke up thie mornig to find the intersection of 236th/Cedar Way heavily tagged once again. It was just a couple weeks ago last time this street was tagged. Notice some new graffiti in your neighborhood? Let us know at tips@MLTnews.com. Have an idea for a solution to our graffiti problem? Sound off in the comments below. UPDATE: Within a couple hours of this pos... »

Kitchen Fire Causes $5,000 in Damage

Kitchen Fire Causes $5,000 in Damage

Friday night around 5:30 pm there was a small kitchen fire in a home near 63rd Ave W and 233rd Pl SW. A mom and her daughter were home and safely exited the house, then called 9-1-1. The fire was started by oil on the stove that got too hot, ignited, then spread to the cabinets. Firefighters from Fire District 1 quickly extinguished the blaze. Damage is estimated at $5,000. The family will be able... »

Stolen Vehicle Flees from Traffic Stop, Tracked Down by K-9

Last night around 11pm a Mountlake Terrace police officer attempted a traffic stop near 220th/I-5. The vehicle accelerated and due to traffic conditions, the officer did not pursue. SNOCOM dispatch notified the officer the the vehicle was stolen. A short time later, the vehicle was located in the area of 53rd and 213th (just around the corner from 7-11) with damage to the undercarriage. The driver... »

Thieves Steal TV, Jewelry and Credit Cards from Home Near Studio 6

Thieves Steal TV, Jewelry and Credit Cards from Home Near Studio 6

MLTnews reader Kerrie Gamble sent us this report of her home being broken in to on Tuesday. Several items were stolen including a TV, jewelry and credit cards. One of the stolen credit cards was used at a smoke shop, a gas station and couple more places before being used at the Tulalip Casino. Police will be reviewing tapes from the casino on Thursday. Kerrie’s property, as well as much of 6... »

MLT Police Officer Wins “Show and Shine Award”

MLT Police Officer Wins “Show and Shine Award”

City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department Motor Officer Eric Jones was awarded first place in the “Show and Shine” competition from the North American Motor Officers Association (NAMOA) at their 25th Annual Training Conference in held in Marysville in mid-May. The “Show and Shine” competition provides an opportunity for officers to show their pride in care and maintenance of their M... »

Mountlake Terrace Swears in Police Officer Brian Vanderwerff

Mountlake Terrace Swears in Police Officer Brian Vanderwerff

Officer Brian Vanderwerff took his oath of office administered by Police Chief Greg Wilson during Monday night’s City Council meeting. Raised in Shoreline, Officer Vanderwerff brings 15-years of previous police experience from the cities of Arlington and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. He attended Biola University in La Mirada, California where he earned his B. A. Degree in Intercultural St... »

Car crashes in to house on 212th

Car crashes in to house on 212th

Lynnwood Today reports that a car crashed in to a house on the north (Lynnwood) side of 212th this afternoon: I spoke to the renter named Nick when I dropped by this afternoon. He, his wife and young daughter were home when they heard a loud thud that shook the whole house. Fortunately their 5-year-old son wasn’t home at the time. His bedroom is where the car landed. Mike Murphy Lynnwood Today Rea... »

Sound Community Bank Robbery Suspect Identified

Sound Community Bank Robbery Suspect Identified

The City of Mountlake Terrace Police identified a 46-year-old female resident as the suspect in the recent robbery at Sound Community Bank located at 22807 44th Avenue West. Detectives remembered a similar robbery at the bank in 2006, compared photos of the suspect in both cases, and determined they were likely the same individual. The Detectives then contacted the suspect’s probation officer and ... »

Sound Community Bank Robbery Update

Here is a small update on the Sound Community Bank robbery in Mountlake Terrace on Friday. Mountlake Terrace Police say that the suspect did get away with money though the amount will not be released. They hope to get some photos from the bank today from the security cameras. Officer Doug Hansen did mention that the suspect was wearing a hoodie and sunglasses. An MLTnews reader reported seeing a p... »

Robbery at Sound Community Bank (Updated)

Robbery at Sound Community Bank (Updated)

Not many details yet on this but there was a robbery at Sound Community Bank near QFC tonight. The suspect is still on the loose. UPDATE: MaryAnne, an MLTnews reader, told us that her father saw the suspect (a woman) changing her clothes in his neighbors yard: This was on 229th and she was laying in my neighbors yard. My neighbor called my dad and he came out to see what was going on she was chang... »

Graffiti Along 44th Ave W

An MLTnews reader, Carol, sent us some photos of a recent string of graffitti along 44th Ave W. She says that it’s everywhere between 236th St. SW and QFC and even some down in Terrace Creek Park (Candy Cane Park). Graffiti doesn’t seem to be a huge problem in Mountlake Terrace. I see it occasionally in the Town Center neighborhood on some of the vacant buildings and also down on the I... »

Violence spree begins in Mountlake Terrace, ends with arrest in Whatcom County

The Herald reports that a string of violence that started in Mountlake Terrace has led to kidnapping and assault charges for an Everett man: Detectives are working to unravel a tangled web of violence that appears to have started in Mountlake Terrace on May 13 and ended with the arrest of an Everett man in Whatcom County the next day. The man, 44, went to an apartment where a Ferndale woman, 22, w... »

Alleged Confrontation with Firearm Ends With Declined Warrant

Alleged Confrontation with Firearm Ends With Declined Warrant

There was an incident allegedly involving a firearm last night near 235th st. SW and 54th Ave W just past midnight in Mountlake Terrace. An earlier altercation led to a confrontation near the home of the suspect in Mountlake Terrace. The Mountlake Terrace man allegedly retrieved a firearm from his home and returned to the altercation. The police were called and a dog was brought out to track the s... »

Have you seen this bike?

Marc, an MLTnews reader, let us know that his son’s bike was stolen Sunday night. The bike was locked up in front of their house and someone actually cut the locks and stole the bike. Keep an eye out for it and if you’ve seen the bike send us a tip to tips@MLTnews.com and we’ll relay the message. »

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