Mountlake Terrace’s virtual Coffee with the City set for July 8

Coffee with the City returns on Wednesday, July 8 in a remote format via Zoom teleconference from 6-7 p.m. Residents, business owners and others from the community are invited to join the city manager and police chief for a “virtual” cup of coffee, ask questions, and hear updates about what’s happening in Mountlake Terrace. To…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 26-30, 2020

June 26 5100 block 238th Place Southwest: Police responded to a behavioral health incident at a residence involving a subject who was reportedly intoxicated and suffering from depression. He told police he was not intending to harm himself. The individual was given information regarding resources available to assist him. June 27 22500 block 48th Avenue…

State Supreme Court sets Sept. 10 as date to decide Fortney’s appeal of recall

The Washington Supreme Court has scheduled Sept. 10 as the day it will decide Sheriff Adam Fortney’s appeal to stop his recall. Although the Washington State Legislature set an expedited 30-day deadline for the Washington Supreme Court to decide recall appeals, the court sets its own schedule based on its court rules. If the Washington…

Reminder from South County Fire: Celebrate safely on July 4

South County Fire encourages residents to celebrate safely and legally this Fourth of July. The holiday is typically the busiest day of the year for 911 calls to South County Fire. Extra staff will be on duty and South County Fire headquarters will serve as a base for a multi-agency Fire Operations Center to coordinate…

Citizens raise issues of race, policing at June Coffee with the City meeting

This story was updated Wednesday to clarify an earlier quote from Chief Pete Caw regarding Mountlake Terrace policing. Prompted by a nationwide focus on law enforcement and racial biases, Mountlake Terrace city staff and police dedicated the city’s virtual Coffee with the City earlier this month to answering community members’ questions about police policies and…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 19-25, 2020

June 19 21600 block 76th Avenue West: Mountlake Terrace police responded to a domestic assault report at Swedish Hospital Edmonds involving a woman reported missing out of Seattle. The woman told police that her husband had a history of being physically, sexually and mentally abusive. A medical examination did not show any signs of physical…

Mountlake Terrace Police welcomes ‘enthusiastic’ new four-legged recruit

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department has welcomed a new member with four legs and a lot of enthusiasm for the job. K9 Jax and his handler Officer Heidi Froisland have only been working together a few months and so far, they’re off to a great start. “He’s a sweetheart, just a really good dog,” Froisland…

Snohomish County councilmembers hear from citizens on racism, criminal justice reform

The Snohomish County Council held a virtual town hall meeting Monday, June 22 to gather public comments by video conference or telephone about racism and criminal justice reforms. A majority of those who spoke were in favor of addressing what they see as systemic inequalities and also supported the council’s resolution — adopted on June 3 —…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 11-18, 2020

June 11 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: A man said his unlocked vehicle was prowled overnight and a backpack containing a work laptop and cell phone were stolen. June 12 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: A woman reported that her vehicle was prowled overnight and an Edmonds School District Chromebook was stolen. No damage to…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 3-11, 2020

June 3 16500 block 8th Avenue West: The King County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department K9 unit with a drug-related incident in Shoreline. K9 units reported a positive detection for a controlled substance and a syringe loaded with a clear liquid was found at the scene. 6600 block 220th Street…

IRS warns against COVID-19 fraud; other financial schemes  

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to guard against tax fraud and other financial scams related to COVID-19. In the last few months, the IRS Criminal Investigation division has seen a variety of federal Economic Impact Payment (EIP) scams and other financial schemes looking to take advantage of unsuspecting taxpayers. The division continues to…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 27-June 1, 2020

Between May 27-June 5, the Mountlake Terrace Police Department reported 12 cases of identity theft related to unemployment fraud. The department recently issued advice regarding what to do in the event personal information is used to file false unemployment claims. May 27  7000 block 220th Street Southwest: A vehicle owner reported one of the vehicle’s windows…

South County Fire receives grant to add community paramedic telehealth

South County Fire is receiving a $10,000 grant to launch a telehealth program to safely connect community paramedics with older adults and other vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community paramedics provide non-emergency assistance to frequent 911 callers. The program helps clients access social services and community resources to meet their needs. This reduces 911…

MLT Recreation & Parks announces plan for phased reopening of amenities, programs

The City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation & Parks Department on Tuesday announced its plan for the reopening of amenities and programs in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start — Washington’s phased reopening. Throughout Phase 1, passive areas, trails, the fishing pier, boat launch and disc golf have been open. Once Snohomish County’s variance is…

Police: Alderwood Mall still closed due to ‘continuing credible threats’

This story was updated June 2 to include new information from the Lynnwood Police Department and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith. Due to continuing credible threats of property damage and theft at the Alderwood Mall, businesses at the mall are still closed and barricades are in place to prevent access to the area, according to Lynnwood…

Lynnwood declares civil emergency, imposes curfew until 5 AM Tuesday

Declaring a civil emergency, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith Monday announced she was imposing a curfew in the city starting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 1. The curfew was set to last until 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. and was  enforced by the Lynnwood Police Department. In response, Edmonds College closed its campus at 5 p.m. Monday…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 22-28, 2020

Between May 22-28, the Mountlake Terrace Police Department reported 18 cases of identity theft related to unemployment fraud. The department recently issued advice regarding what to do in the event personal information is used to file false unemployment claims. May 22 23800 block 56th Avenue West: A woman told police her ex-husband violated a temporary court…

Two MTHS students awarded Mountlake Terrace Police Association scholarships

The Mountlake Terrace Police Association has announced the winners of its scholarship program for Mountlake Terrace High School students who are interested in a career in public service. The winners are MTHS seniors Suraksha Dean and Melanie Quintanilla. Each  student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarships are funded by employees participating in the…

MLT police participate in Target Zero video urging drivers to slow down

Members of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department participated in a Target Zero video that encourage drivers to slow down. Target Zero is the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s plan to reduce the number of vehicular deaths and serious injuries to zero by 2030.  During the COVID-19 Stay at Home order, many highways have had a lot…