South County Fire declines to select fire chief from among three finalists

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners interviewed three finalists for the position of fire chief on Nov.15, but in the end decided not to move forward with any of them. Finalists were Bryan Brice, Chris Riley and Brian Schaeffer. “All of the fire chiefs were experienced and knowledgeable, but the board did not find…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Nov. 8-14, 2019

Nov. 8 3500 block 228th Street Southwest: Mountlake Terrace police assisted the Brier Police Department with a domestic disturbance between a man and woman in the QFC parking lot. The two were arguing about cigarettes and no physical assault was reported. The woman was reported to have been intoxicated. The two separated civilly for the…

Community Transit release images of Edmonds CC assault suspect

Community Transit has released images of the suspect accused of assaulting a man on Edmonds Community College campus early Wednesday morning. According to the Lynnwood Police Department, the male suspect was accused of following a 50-year-old man off the bus when it stopped at Edmonds CC campus. The victim said he was walking toward the…

Public invited to meet South County Fire Chief finalists Nov. 14

The public is invited to meet the three finalists for South County Fire Chief at a reception on Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. The finalists are: Bryan Brice, current Fire Chief for the City of Mount Vernon. Christopher Riley, a retired Fire Chief most recently…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Nov. 2-8, 2019

Nov. 2 7000 block 220th Street Southwest: A man was arrested near Premera Blue Cross for multiple warrants out of Everett and Bellevue. Police were responding to reports of a suspicious woman who was in the bushes near the Interurban Trail. During the report, she said the man tried to steal her purse. 22000 block…

Medical examiner identifies two children who died in Lynnwood townhouse fire

The names of two siblings who died in a Lynnwood townhouse fire Sunday, Nov. 3 have been released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. The deaths were accidental and due to smoke inhalation, the medical examiner said. The victims are 15-year-old Victoria Jimenez Lopez of Shoreline and her 7-year-old brother Mardoqueo Jimenez Lopez. They were…

Siblings from Shoreline were victims of Lynnwood townhouse fire

South County Fire has released additional information about the two juveniles who died in a fire that engulfed a Lynnwood townhouse Sunday. The victims found in the Lynnwood Townhouse apartments, in the 6700 block 196th Street Southwest, were siblings — a 15-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy — from Shoreline, said South County Fire spokesperson…

Two children die in Lynnwood townhouse fire Sunday

Two children died and a third was injured during a Sunday afternoon fire at the Lynnwood Town Home apartments in the 6700 block 196th Street Southwest. Authorities are investigating the cause of the two-alarm blaze, which was reported at 2:37 p.m. Sunday, and generated columns of smoke visible from miles away. The age and sex…

DUI suspected in Lynnwood vehicle rollover that injured four Saturday

Four teen passengers were injured in a DUI-related vehicle rollover crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 5 near the 196th Street Southwest exit, according to Washington State Patrol. At 4:45 a.m., state troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover involving a 2010 Honda CRV that left the roadway while taking the 196th Street…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 24-Nov. 1, 2019

Oct. 24 21900 block 64th Avenue West: A man reported that his vehicle was prowled at Fweedom Cannabis while it was parked on the north side of the building. The vehicle’s front passenger window was shattered to gain entry to the vehicle. He reported his Kimber Ultra Carry II .45 Caliber firearm and five magazines…

Change your clocks, check your smoke alarms this weekend

This weekend when you change your clocks, take the time to check your smoke alarms too. That’s the message from South County fire, which notes that working smoke alarms save lives. South County Fire offers these tips for checking the smoke alarms where you live:   ·         Check the batteries. Replace batteries every six months…

Free Safe Boating seminars start Nov. 5 in Edmonds

Receive free training by Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors during a series of three Safe Boating seminars, starting Tuesday, Nov. 5.  It’s a chance to reinforce your safe boating practices and learn new skills on how to navigate local waters. Co-sponsored by the Port of Edmonds, the Edmonds Yacht Club and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, these seminars…

Support 7 honors long-time firefighter

More than 320 community members attended Support 7’s inaugural dinner earlier this month to recognize the tireless work of the emergency first responders who serve South Snohomish County. First responders, crisis survivors, community members and friends and family of Support 7 filled the Westgate Chapel gymnasium in Edmonds Oct. 18 to raise awareness and honor…

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South County Fire Halloween safety tips

Halloween Safety Tips As little ghosts and goblins prepare to take to the streets on Halloween, South County Fire offers these reminders for a safe celebration: Safe walking Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Put down electronic devices, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Use sidewalks or…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 19-25, 2019

Oct. 1 4700 block 212th Street Southwest: Police responded to a reported verbal domestic disturbance between a man and woman who had previously dated. The man said the woman had his Orca card and he wanted it back. The woman said he was banging on her windows and cursing at her, which he denied. Oct….

South County Fire announces three finalists for fire chief

Three finalists have been selected for the position of Fire Chief of South County Fire: Bryan Brice, current fire chief for the City of Mount Vernon. Christopher Riley, a retired fire chief most recently at the City of Colorado Springs. Brian Schaeffer, current fire chief for the City of the Spokane. The public will have…

Snohomish County Jail expands medication-assisted treatment program

Snohomish County has become one of the first large jails in the nation to offer comprehensive treatment options to all inmates with heroin or other opioid-related disorders. The Snohomish County Jail has expanded medication-assisted treatment (MAT), making it available to all inmates who qualify for the program. In the first two weeks of the program,…

Mountlake Terrace police locate, arrest domestic violence suspect

A man who reportedly fled from Mountlake Terrace police after assaulting his girlfriend was booked in Snohomish County Jail in early Monday morning. Police booked the 39-year-old man for fourth-degree domestic assault after apprehending him near Lake Ballinger around 1:30 a.m. Monday. The suspect was also charged with preventing the reporting of a domestic violence…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 10-17, 2019

Oct. 10 6700 block 216th Street Southwest: A vehicle was recovered after it was previously reported stolen. 23500 block 58th Avenue West: A woman reported that a blanket she keeps outside for her dog was stolen by a man she knows who is homeless. The woman said she took the blanket back when she found…

Lynnwood police seek woman missing since September

Lynnwood police are seeking help locating Alexandria Youn Suk Kim, who has not been heard from or seen by family and friends since Sept 2. According to the police, Kim is a 65-year-old Asian woman with thinning black hair who occasionally wears glasses. She may be wearing a knit hat, dark blue blazer and blue…

Edmonds CC to participate in Great ShakeOut Oct. 17

Edmonds Community College will participate in The Great ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Great ShakeOut is a global emergency preparedness event that encourages participants to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during an earthquake. The Edmonds CC drill will held between 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, and begin with a digital message display on…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 4-11, 2019

Oct. 4 221700 block 67th Place West: A truck was recovered after it was reported stolen from the owner’s driveway. The man said he left it running to warm up. Oct. 5 66th Avenue West/220th Street Southwest: A woman was arrested for a DUI at Shell gas station after she was reported to have been…

Threat at Brier Terrace Middle School causes brief lockdown Monday

Brier Terrace Middle School went into a brief lockdown Monday after a student was reported to have threatened to shoot up the school, Edmonds School District officials said. According to a letter sent to Brier Terrace students’ families, the school went into lockdown at approximately 1:45 p.m. after a student reported that another student said…