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MLT police abort chase, but recover stolen vehicle anyway on Sunday

MLT police abort chase, but recover stolen vehicle anyway on Sunday

The football-viewing parties at some homes on the east side of Mountlake Terrace were interrupted Sunday by the sounds of sirens as Mountlake Terrace police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle on 44th Avenue West. After learning that a vehicle had been reported as stolen by the Renton Police Department, MLT officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it traveled southbound on 44th Avenue West. When ... »

Police looking for armed robbery suspect last seen in Lynnwood

Police looking for armed robbery suspect last seen in Lynnwood

Armed robbery suspect Nathaniel James Lucas-McLean Lynnwood Police are currently seeking information on the whereabouts of Nathaniel James Lucas-McLean, an armed robbery suspect. Lucas-McLean is a 35-year-old white male, who is 6-feet-11, 300 pounds. Police have probable cause to arrest Lucas for armed robbery from a previous investigation, when he was spotted leaving a Lynnwood Extended Stay hote... »

MLT police: Husband says gun accidentally discharges, injuring wife Monday

A 20-year-old Mountlake Terrace woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center Monday afternoon with “non-life threatening injuries” after her 22-year-old husband accidentally shot her with a .45 caliber handgun he had received recently as a gift. According to a city news release, Mountlake Terrace police were called to a residence in the 6100 block of St. Albion Way at 2:11 p.m. M... »

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... »

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... »

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. ... »

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... »

MLT police find distraught man at Nile golf course

A distraught 41-year-old man was found cold and with a possible knee injury late Monday night at the Nile Shriners’ Golf Course, 6601-244th St. S.W., after hiding from police for hours. The unidentified man was transported to Swedish Edmonds Hospital for treatment; he was not charged for any crime. The incident began a little after 6:00 p.m. when a witness called 911 to report a possible DUI. “A w... »

Auto theft up in Terrace, police say

Auto theft up in Terrace, police say

While the latest crime statistics in the City of Mountlake Terrace show little variation in most categories over the past couple of years, there is one type of crime that is showing an increase in 2013: auto theft. The total number of auto thefts in the city during the first nine months of 2013 is 54, reported the Mountlake Terrace Police Department this past week. That number matched the total fo... »

In MLT: Deaths of two men, two days apart

Deaths from non-natural causes are a fairly rare occurrence in Mountlake Terrace, so when there is one in a month it’s unusual; when there are two, it’s noteworthy. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has identified a 41-year-old male found deceased in a home in the 23400 block of 55th Avenue West on October 12 as Ryan Piller. No specific cause of death has been determined, but the Mountlake Ter... »

Public’s help sought in locating hit-and-run driver who injured two, including MLT woman, in Edmonds

Public’s help sought in locating hit-and-run driver who injured two, including MLT woman, in Edmonds

These two surveillance photos were taken of the suspect vehicle as it was fleeing the accident scene. The Edmonds Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the driver and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that left two pedestrians injured, one seriously. The incident occurred at 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2013 at the corner of 220th Street Southwest and Highway 99. The ... »

Partner of man killed during Lynnwood Police pursuit files million-dollar claim for damages

The roommate and partner of the man killed in an accident that ended a Lynnwood Police Department pursuit on May 24 has filed a Claim for Damages against the City of Lynnwood, claiming the police department was negligent, reckless and violated police policy the night of the fatal collision. The attorney for Don McCarthy has filed the claim paperwork and is leaving open the option of suing the city... »

Gas leak closes 236th Street Southwest during evening rush hour

Gas leak closes 236th Street Southwest during evening rush hour

Mountlake Terrace Police closed 236th Street Southwest between I-5 and 58th Avenue West around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday after a contractor punctured a gas line in the area. Repairs to the leaking pipe were completed around 6:30 p.m., said Fire District 1 spokesperson Leslie Hynes. “A contractor was drilling and apparently hit a four-inch main gas line,” Hynes said. The incident took place near 59th ... »

Traffic infractions down, revenue up at MLT Police Department

Traffic infractions down, revenue up at MLT Police Department

While Mountlake Terrace police officers are writing fewer ticket infractions to drivers they pull over in traffic stops, the department is seeing an increase in revenue from varying sources. That’s one of the conclusions reached in the 2013 Second Quarter Police Department Update presented to the Mountlake Terrace City Council on Aug. 15. Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Greg Wilson and members of h... »

Man charged with indecent exposure after incidents at Tour de Terrace

Man charged with indecent exposure after incidents at Tour de Terrace

A 40-year-old Lynnwood man was arrested by Mountlake Terrace police earlier this month and charged with indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself to three young females during Tour de Terrace. Detectives investigated the case after receiving reports of a man rubbing up against festival goers and then exposing himself to the three girls, all believed to be under the age of 14. Detectives m... »

Vandals hit MLT Elementary School

Vandals hit MLT Elementary School

Police were gathering evidence and filing a report at Mountlake Terrace Elementary Wednesday morning after a broken window was found at the school, an occurrence that has happened repeatedly this summer. The smashed window found Wednesday “is one of several broken over the last several weeks,” said Edmonds School District spokesperson DJ Jakala. While vandalism occasionally occurs at district scho... »

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