South County Fire Chief Doug Dahl retires; Thad Hovis named interim chief

South County Fire Chief Doug Dahl retired Tuesday, March 31 after nearly 34 years in the fire service. Dahl spent all but the early years of his fire service career in south Snohomish County. In 1986, after graduating from Mountlake Terrace High School, Dahl signed on as a firefighter at Pierce County Fire District 10….

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: March 18-23, 2020

March 18 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: Police took a phone report regarding a fraudulent charge to a bank account. It was reported that the victim’s account had been compromised and an unknown suspect used the account to purchase food from a local restaurant. March 19 5000 block 243rd Street Southwest: Police responded to a…

State creates online form to report violators of ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Monday announced guidance for state and local enforcement of his recent “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. The state has created a one-stop online form for reporting businesses potentially violating orders and is providing guidance to local law enforcement on enforcing bans on gatherings of individuals. Inslee was joined at the announcement…

Scratch Distillery switches from spirits to sanitizer to support first responders

With its tasting room and retail store closed during the COVID-19 shutdown, Edmonds-based Scratch Distillery owners Bryan and Kim Karrick are turning their creative energies in a new direction aimed at helping to our local first responders. They’re switching from Scratch’s award-winning potable spirits to a more humble — but increasingly essential — product now…

Man killed Saturday night after dispute with neighbor in unincorporated Lynnwood

A 37-year-old man was shot and killed in unincorporated Lynnwood Saturday night over a neighborhood dispute may have been related to parking. According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded about 11 p.m. Saturday to the 3300 block of 203rd Street Southwest after receiving multiple 911 calls regarding a disturbance in which shots had…

A positive impact of social distancing: fewer traffic collisions

One positive outcome from the people staying at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak: fewer vehicle crashes. According to a new study from Seattle’s Davis Law Group, cities and counties across Washington state, vehicle traffic on roads, highways, and interstates has fallen dramatically over the past few weeks as the local officials recommended that residents stay…

South County Fire hosting online Kids Fire Academy starting March 24

South County Fire is sponsoring an online Kids Fire Academy starting Tuesday, March 24. Here’s how it works: Each weekday, South County Fire posts a new activity here. Complete all activities for the week to earn a Fire Safety Award Collect all weekly Fire Safety Awards to become an official graduate of the Kids Fire…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: March 11-17, 2020

March 11 21200 block 58th Avenue West: Police responded to a reported suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival the vehicle was located, running and unoccupied. Investigation revealed it to be previously reported stolen. The owner was contacted and retrieved the vehicle. There is no suspect information. 6100 block of St. Albion Way: Police responded to a malicious…

Governor issues statewide stay-at-home order to slow spread of COVID-19

In a statewide television address Monday, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will sign a statewide order that requires Washingtonians to stay at home.  The order will last for two weeks and could be extended. The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is similar to orders that other governors in places such as California and…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: March 6-12, 2020

March 6 5600 block 230th Street Southwest: A woman reported her residence was burglarized after she came home to discover her groceries were on the floor and her drawers had been searched. She also told police that the front door was unlocked. There were other signs of someone searching through her possession throughout her home….

South County Fire postponing Scout Day event

South County Fire is postponing the Scout Day event that was scheduled for Saturday, March 14. Scout groups and their families are encouraged to attend future open house opportunities to meet their badge requirements. For more information on other upcoming open houses, visit www.southsnofire.org/events. South County Fire is the largest provider of fire and emergency…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Feb. 28-March 6, 2020

Feb. 28 4700 block 212th Street Southwest: Police responded to a reported verbal domestic disturbance. March 1 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: A man called the Mountlake Terrace Police Department to report that his motorcycle — a 2014 Honda Grom — was stolen while it was parked at his friend’s residence. He told police he…

See South County Fire personnel in protective gear? Don’t assume it’s COVID-19

South County Fire shared this reminder that you may see firefighters responding to 911 calls in protective gear. “Please don’t assume they are treating #COVID19,” South County Fire said in a tweet. “Firefighters are following safety protocols put in place to protect patients and personnel protective gear on all EMS calls.” South County Fire spokesperson…

Edmonds police release new images of suspect vehicle in 7-11 homicide

Emphasizing that the investigation is the department’s number-one priority, Edmonds police on Monday released new photos of the vehicle suspected to be involved in the Feb. 21 homicide of Nagendiram Kandasamy at the Edmonds Highway 99 7-11 store “Edmonds police detectives continue to tirelessly work this investigation,” said Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure in…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Feb. 20-27, 2020

Feb. 20 6000 block 244th Street Southwest: A woman was arrested for narcotics possession at Studio 6 while police were investigating a stolen vehicle that was discovered in the motel parking lot. According to police, a records check showed that the license plate on the vehicle was reported stolen as well as the vehicle itself….

Rewards offered for information leading to suspect in Edmonds 7-11 homicide

Edmonds police said Tuesday that two rewards are being offered for any information leading to the arrest and charging of the person or persons responsible for the death of Nagendiram Kandasamy, who was shot and killed at an Edmonds 7-11 store Friday, Feb. 22. Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a $1,000 reward, while…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Feb. 14-20, 2020

Feb. 14 5600 block 229th Street Southwest: A man reported that a chainsaw was stolen from a construction site on which he is building a house. He reported that the chainsaw was located in his tool shed at the time of the theft. 22800 block 44th Avenue West: A woman reported that a suspicious male…

Reminder: South County Fire offering free two-hour preparedness class Feb. 27

Get started on disaster preparedness with a new free two-hour class offered by South County Fire. The interactive, hands-on training includes: How to build a preparedness kit for your family. Disaster first aid basics. Putting out small fires. Shutting off utilities. Assessing damage to determine a safe action plan for your home. The class is…

Police continue search for suspect in slaying of Edmonds 7-11 clerk

While Edmonds police continued their search for a homicide suspect, a pile of flowers and balloons was growing in front of the 7-11 store on Highway 99 where a 64-year-old clerk was shot to death Friday morning. The store remained closed on Saturday, with crime tape stretched across the parking lot. The Snohomish County Medical…