Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 6-14, 2021

Oct. 6 21800 block 44th Avenue West: A woman reported by phone that her son’s bicycle had been stolen from Mountlake Terrace High School. She stated he had parked his 24-inch, seven-speed, red/burgundy and black mountain bike at the bus loop in front of the school earlier that morning and discovered after school it was…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 1-8, 2021

Oct. 1 23500 block 56th Avenue West: The owner of a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe reported it had been prowled. She said there was no forcible entry to the vehicle and $20 in spare change and cash was taken. 22800 block Lakeview Drive: The owner of a 1991 Mazda RX-7 reported that it had recently…

Everett man pleads guilty to Edmonds’ Boo Han Market shootings

An Everett man pleaded guilty this week to first-degree murder and two first-degree assault charges for shooting three people, killing one at Edmonds’ Boo Han Market in September 2020. Duy Phuong Nguyen, 27, admitted Tuesday in Snohomish County District Court to the shooting that killed his estranged wife’s friend Thanh Vy Ly, a 20-year-old Mountlake…

Purple lights show support for victims of domestic violence

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is offering purple light bulbs to help residents show support during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is October. This is the 14th year the department has participated in the campaign called Purple Light Nights. Having the lights visible in homes lets victims and survivors know they are not alone. According…

Lynnwood man sues police who wrongly raided his home in 2018

A Lynnwood man is suing several law enforcement agencies for raiding his home and later determining they had the wrong address. In a lawsuit filed in Snohomish County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Juan Alberto Castaneda Miranda states that in 2018 he and his girlfriend were asleep when officers burst into…

Man wounded during Monday night gunfight in Edmonds’ Hwy 99 neighborhood

An attempted robbery at a Highway 99 motel in Edmonds late Monday night led to a gunfight that sent a 24-year-old Seattle man to the hospital, Edmonds police said. A 24-year-old Seattle is in stable condition at Providence Hospital in Everett with multiple gunshot wounds after attempting to rob another man Emeralds Best Motel, located…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Sept. 22-30, 2021

Sept. 22 23200 block 58th Avenue West: A fraud complaint was reported in which a man was contacted online about a job and then referred to another person who “interviewed” and “hired” him. The victim was told he would be receiving a check in the mail and after it was deposited into his account he…

State fire marshal: Prepare now for safe use of fireplaces and wood stoves

According to the United States Fire Administration, heating is the second leading cause of home fires. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office recommends that you take some time now to prepare for the colder season with a few tips to keep your fireplace or wood stove running efficiently and safely: Have your chimney inspected and…

Fundraiser launched to cover funeral expenses of slain gas station employee

A fundraiser has been launched to cover the funeral expenses for a 60-year-old Snohomish man who was shot to death Sept. 26 at a Chevron gas station at 148th Street Southwest and Highway 99 in unincorporated Lynnwood. According to the account of the incident on the GoFundMe page, the victim — Tejpal Singh — “was opening…

Sheriff’s office seeks suspect in shooting at Lynnwood-area gas station

Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday morning at a Chevron gas station at 148th Street Southwest and Highway 99 in unincorporated Lynnwood. Deputies responded to the gas station around 5:40 a.m. after receiving the report of a shooting there, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe said. During the…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Sept. 16-23, 2021

Sept. 16 23200 block 58th Avenue West: A man called to report a hit-and-run collision had occurred while he was exiting the Safeway parking lot westbound onto 212th Street Southwest. He stated that a truck, which was attempting to turn left in a mandatory right-turn lane, had backed into the front of his vehicle, causing…

Man found dead in MLT homeless camp identified

Oscar Banos Mejia, of Everett, has been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office as the man who was found dead Sept. 17 in a homeless camping area off the Interurban Trail in Mountlake Terrace. Mejia, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene after Mountlake Terrace police detectives and South County Fire medics responded at 1:35…

South County Fire offering free car seat installation class Sept. 25

South County Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County encourage parents and caregivers to check their child’s car seat or booster to make sure their little one is riding safely during Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 19-25. The week is dedicated to educating parents and caregivers about the importance of correctly choosing, installing and using car…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Sept. 10-16, 2021

Sept. 10 23200 block 56th Avenue West: Arson was reported after a woman who was in her car while waiting in line at the Luscious Latte noticed a male holding a lit lighter to one of the bushes in the lot adjacent to the coffee stand along the property’s southern border. She honked her vehicle’s…

Man found dead Friday in MLT homeless camp near Interurban Trail

A man was found dead Friday afternoon in a known homeless camping area off the Interurban Trail in Mountlake Terrace, police said. According to Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Pete Caw, MLT police detectives and South County Fire medics responded at 1:35 p.m. Friday to a report of a possible deceased male in the 22100 block of…

Updated: Missing Everett woman located

Everett police said Wednesday that 18-year-old Everett resident Rebecca Haskins, who was reported as missing and possibly endangered on Sept. 13, has been located and is safe.  

Medic One Foundation, fire agencies bring life-saving mobile app to Snohomish County

Snohomish County fire agencies, Snohomish County 911 and the Medic One Foundation on Tuesday announced the launch of PulsePoint, a free mobile app that empowers community members to save lives. PulsePoint uses location-based technology to alert CPR-trained residents to a nearby cardiac arrest. Those residents can then voluntarily respond and start CPR in the critical…

South County Fire urges parents to take precautions for preventing window falls

South County Fire is urging parents and caregivers of young children to take precautions as injuries from child window falls are nearing record-setting levels in Snohomish County. “At least 10 window falls have occurred in Snohomish County since April – including three in the last week,” said Wendy Burchill, Snohomish Health District Healthy Communities communications…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Sept. 2-9, 2021

Sept. 2 23600 block 56th Avenue West: Police investigated a theft at 56th Ave Market. Items valued at $100 were stolen. Sept. 3 48th Avenue West/216th Street Southwest: A driver was arrested for a drug-related DUI. 21300 block 50th Avenue West: Police investigated a vehicle prowl. A wallet was reported stolen. Sept. 4 6400 block…

South County Fire investigating early morning blaze in Hwy 99’s Plum Tree Plaza

Updated with additional details, photos South County Fire is investigating a three-alarm fire that occurred early Saturday morning in the 22300 block of Highway 99. At approximately 5:30 a.m., crews responded to multiple reports from passersby of a fire in Plum Tree Plaza, located at 22315 Highway 99. South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said…

County outdoor burn ban modified to allow recreational fires

Due to reduced fire danger, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office has modified its burn ban from Stage 2 to Stage 1, effective Sept. 10. The Stage 1 ban will allow recreational fires in approved fire pits. Recreational fires are less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high and are for cooking and…