Heat advisory issued for this weekend; cooling centers available

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for this weekend that remains in effect from noon on Saturday, June 25 to 11 p.m. on Monday, June 27. Snohomish County’s Public Safety Hub notes that extreme heat events are becoming more frequent, intense and dangerous in the Pacific Northwest. More very hot days are…

Mountlake Terrace fire damages two houses, displaces six residents

A two-alarm fire late Wednesday night in Mountlake Terrace heavily damaged two houses and displaced six residents. Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls around 11:45 p.m. reporting the fire in the 4900 block of 241st Street Southwest. South County Fire crews arrived to find two houses on fire and all residents outside. No one was injured….

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 13-20, 2022

June 13 24000 block Van Ry Boulevard: Police determined probable cause exists to arrest a man for second-degree burglary and malicious mischief. Surveillance footage at the Terrace Station apartments showed that he had followed a resident into the locked building and entered the apartments’ package room. He then used a hand tool to pry away…

Happening nearby: SWAT team arrests Lynnwood burglary suspect Sunday morning

The North Sound Metro SWAT team assisted Lynnwood police in arresting a burglary suspect who barricaded himself inside a Lynnwood pawn shop in the 19800 block of Highway 99 early Sunday morning. At 3:10 a.m., police responded to a burglary alarm at the Jerry’s Jewelry and Loans and ultimately determined that entry had been made…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 2-13, 2022

June 2 5600 block 244th Street Southwest: Harassment was reported at Diore Espresso in which a male suspect had called and threatened a former girlfriend. Police noted that the threats continued a recent pattern of behavior by the suspect that have resulted in several other charges. They developed probable cause to charge the man with…

State fire marshal offers safety tips for boaters

As the state’s boating season continues and more residents navigate the waters for fun and sun, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office ask that you voyage responsibly and safely. Fires that occur on boats can spread quickly and present unique response challenges due to hazardous conditions and limited access. According to a 2020 report by…

Police: Edmonds-Woodway HS student arrested for ‘credible threats of violence’ against school

Edmonds police early Monday arrested a 16-year-old male Edmonds-Woodway High School student “for credible threats of violence at the school.” The suspect — an Edmonds-Woodway sophomore — was booked into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center jail for felony harassment, Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure said, adding that police “worked with the Edmonds School District…

June 8: County councilmembers hosting Public Safety Town Hall in Marysville

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, County Councilmembers Sam Low and Nate Nehring, and Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Matt Baldock are hosting a Public Safety Town Hall from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 3rd St., Marysville. According to organizers, the event is intended to start a dialogue with the community about…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 27-June 2, 2022

May 27 23900 block 56th Avenue West: Malicious mischief was reported after a resident noticed that graffiti had been spray painted on a nearby telephone pole. 5600 block 218th Court Southwest: Police arrested a man on an outstanding felony warrant. The subject refused to comply with several commands to put his phone down and while…

Fentanyl and guns found during traffic stop in Mountlake Terrace

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered approximately 900 fentanyl pills and three guns, one of which was a ghost AR-15 with a large drum style magazine, during a May 27 traffic stop in Mountlake Terrace. Deputies observed a man driving a gray Mercedes over 80 mph while tailgating other vehicles and weaving through traffic. They…

Washington State Patrol seeking witnesses to hit-and-run collision in Everett Wednesday

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a car-vs.-pedestrian injury collision that occurred in Everett around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Based on evidence discovered at the scene, patrol detectives believe the involved vehicle is a white 2013-2018 Toyota Tacoma pickup with a broken passenger side headlight and damaged passenger-side front bumper. The Toyota…

Two women robbed at gunpoint while walking along Interurban Trail in Edmonds

Edmonds police are looking for two armed men who assaulted and robbed two women while they walked on the Interurban Trail in Edmonds’ Lake Balllinger neighborhood shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Detectives spent Thursday canvassing the neighborhood where the attack occurred and following up on leads, Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure said. The incident…

Washington traffic deaths reach 20-year high

Washington road deaths reached a 20-year high in 2021, with 663 fatalities. That’s according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Preliminary data for 2022 indicate the trend in fatalities continues to increase, with more traffic deaths in the first quarter compared with the same timeframe last year. To reverse…

Brier residents invited to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Wednesday

The Brier Police Department will be holding “Coffee with a Cop” on Wednesday, June 1 at Brier Pizza Kitchen from 7-10:00 a.m. Residents are invited to stop by for an informal conversation with Brier police over a cup of coffee. Brier Pizza Kitchen is located at 23631 Brier Road  

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 20-27, 2022

May 20 4300 block 212th Street Southwest: A man was trespassed, at the request of staff, from the Safeway property for one year. 21900 block 56th Avenue West: A resident reported that her motorcycle’s rear license plate was stolen overnight. Intersection of 56th Avenue West and 231st Street Southwest: The driver of a blue Amazon…

Mountlake Terrace woman arrested for fatal collision with motorcyclist in Everett

Mountlake Terrace resident Desiree Morin, 49, was arrested following a fatal collision with a motorcyclist in the 11100 block of Evergreen Way in Everett last week. According to probable cause documents filed in Snohomish County Superior Court, Everett police were dispatched to the collision shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20. They observed that…

Life jacket stations open Friday at local lakes

Life jacket stations will open Friday at Martha Lake County Park and Lake Ballinger Waterfront Park. These self-serve stations are stocked with life jackets for children and adults to use for free during their park visits. The aim is to increase life jacket use, raise awareness about water safety and prevent drownings, explained Shawneri Guzman,…

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lake Ballinger celebrates waterfront improvements

Summer’s around the corner, and the City of Mountlake Terrace officially celebrated the recently completed Ballinger Park Waterfront Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lake Ballinger on May 21. Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright welcomed those in attendance, which included the Mountlake Terrace City Council, State Rep. Cindy Ryu, State Sen. Jesse Salomon, officials from South…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 12-19, 2022

May 9 6700 block 220th Street Southwest: Staff at Procraft Windows and Doors reported that two of its fleet vehicles were damaged over the weekend. One of the work trucks had one of its catalytic converters cut and removed. The second work truck had both of its catalytic converters stolen. (The report of this incident…

County leaders hosting Public Safety Town Hall in Marysville June 8

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney and County Councilmembers Sam Low, and Nate Nehring are hosting a Public Safety Town Hall from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at the Marysville Opera House. According to organizers, the event is intended to start a dialogue with the community about public safety challenges facing local communities and what can be…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 5-12, 2022

May 5 7100 block 220th Street: An employee at Blue Flame reported that three of the company’s box vans had their catalytic converters stolen overnight. May 6 22800 block Lakeview Drive: Police recovered a pistol that a public works employee had found in a planting strip located near Ballinger Park. It was a rusty Ruger…

Escaped inmate with local ties captured in Nevada

Escaped rape suspect and convicted drug trafficker Andrew Kristovich is back in jail. Kristovich escaped an Oregon medium-security federal prison on April 25 and two days later, Edmonds police recovered a stolen car they say he dumped in the parking lot at the Burlington Coat Factory. He was known to have strong ties to Edmonds…

U.S. Marshals looking for violent escaped inmate who left stolen car in Edmonds

An escaped inmate, considered armed and dangerous, dumped a stolen car in the parking lot of the Burlington Coat Factory in Edmonds and is still at large. The U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender task force is hunting 38-year-old Andrew Kristovich, and has been for almost three weeks. The U.S. Attorney in Seattle said that…

National Night Out celebration returning to Brier Aug. 2

The City of Brier will host National Night Out Against Crime in Brier Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6-9 p.m. This year marks a return of the celebration to Brier for the first time since 2017. The Brier Police Department is “currently in the process of securing vendors, food trucks, bouncy houses for kids…