Salomon bill introduced in state Legislature would close loophole on police disciplinary actions

Legislation introduce by 32nd District Sen. Jesse Salomon would restrict avenues used by police who have been disciplined by their superiors to overturn or reduce those disciplinary actions and gain reinstatement despite serious misconduct. The 32nd District includes portions of Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. According to a news release from Salomon’s office, “a glaring…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan 5-13, 2022

Jan. 5 22100 block 42nd Avenue West: The owner of a Subaru Outback reported that its rear license plate had been stolen sometime recently. Jan. 6 4900 block 244th Street Southwest: During a traffic stop, a man and a woman were cited for possession of stolen property after police found a spool containing 1,000 feet…

Motorcycle rider seriously injured after being struck by car near MLT Safeway

Updated with additional details. A motorcycle rider in his early 20s from Lynnwood was seriously injured Thursday night after being struck by a small passenger car in front of the Mountlake Terrace Safeway store around 9:15 p.m. According to Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Pete Caw, the car exited the parking lot of the Safeway store,…

Learn 3 livesaving skills in free online South County Fire class Jan. 19

In one hour, learn three lifesaving skills in South County Fire’s free online ACT First Aid class on Jan. 19 offered at 1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. ACT focuses on three first aid skills to save a life in the first few minutes of an emergency before first responders arrive: Antidote for suspected opiate overdoses….

Lynnwood police seek public’s help locating truck involved in hit-and-run

Lynnwood police traffic collision investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver who struck a 63-year-old Mukilteo man on Olympic View Drive near 178th Place Southwest Dec. 22. According to police, the victim was on a bicycle and the truck hit him from behind, paused for a moment, and then sped off…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Dec. 29, 2021-Jan. 6, 2022

Dec. 29 23200 block 58th Avenue West: A resident called police to report a hit-and-run collision on his property. Upon hearing a collision outside of his house, the man went outside and saw a white sedan leaving westbound on 225th Place Southwest. He then noticed that his fence was damaged and a power pole wire…

State asks public for feedback on reducing harmful chemicals in consumer products

The Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Ecology are asking residents, businesses, organizations and other stakeholders for their input about keeping communities and the environment safer from toxic chemicals in consumer products. Public feedback on the actions it supports to reduce harmful chemicals in those products will be used to…

Brier hires new police chief

The Brier City Council at its Jan. 4 workshop meeting unanimously approved the hiring of Nick Almquist to serve as the city’s new full-time chief of police. Almquist, who is currently a captain with the City of Snoqualmie Police Department, will begin his new job as Brier Police Chief later this month. “I am very…

Derek Daniels appointed to South County Fire Board of Commissioners

Derek Daniels has been appointed to the South County Fire Board of Commissioners. The board appointed Daniels to fill an at-large commissioner position during its regular meeting held by Zoom Tuesday night. Daniels was a candidate for the at-large seat in the November general election. His opponent, Maya Ojalehto, was elected by a margin of…

Edmonds-Woodway HS teen arrested after threatening to shoot students at Meadowdale HS

A 14-year-old Edmonds-Woodway High School student was arrested Wednesday after sending threatening statements and a video via a messaging app to another student at Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood police said. A police spokesperson said that in the messages sent Wednesday, the suspect threatened to shoot the other teen and that teen’s classmates. “In the video,…

Bill proposed by Stanford would modernize 911 system statewide

Washington residents could benefit from a more modern and efficient 911 system, if a bill sponsored by Sen. Derek Stanford passes during the Washington State Legislature’s upcoming session. Stanford, a Democrat from Bothell, represents the 1st Legislative District that includes Mountlake Terrace and Brier. “Anyone in an emergency who dials 911 should have confidence that our…

South County Fire board reelects Urban as chair, Teofilak as vice chair

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners reelected Greg Urban as chair and Chris Teofilak as vice chair for 2022 during the board’s regular meeting held remotely by Zoom on Tuesday night. Urban is the president and CEO of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. Teofilak is a certified financial planner. Both were elected as commissioners…

South County Fire seeks candidates to fill two vacancies on board

South County Fire is seeking candidates to fill two vacant seats on the Board of Fire Commissioners: Commissioner Election District 4 Position: This position was vacated by Commissioner David Chan after he was elected to serve in an at-large position on the board in November. This vacancy was first announced in December and the deadline…

MLT Police Blotter: Dec. 23-30, 2021

Dec. 23 6600 block 220th Street Southwest: A man was trespassed from the Jacksons food store property for one year at the request of an employee, after he shoplifted two energy drinks and a lighter. Police located him walking a short distance away and were able to return the stolen items to the store. The…

Detectives continue to seek tips for locating Antonio Neill, missing since 2016 

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives continue to seek the public’s help in locating Antonio Neill, who has been missing since Dec. 12, 2016. He was 22 years old at the time of his disappearance. On Jan. 2, 2019, a human foot washed ashore on Jetty Island in Everett and was later positively identified…

With fresh snowfall, crews continue working to keep MLT and area roads clear

City of Mountlake Terrace public works employees continued to stay busy keeping the city’s primary travel routes passable, as fresh snow fell Wednesday night into Thursday and frigid temperatures persisted in the Puget Sound region. Once again, the city’s plows initially focused on maintaining arterials and primary routes before turning their focus to side streets….

Washington part of multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to packaged salads

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Thursday that the state is part of an E. coli outbreak affecting six states. The seven cases of E. coli found so far in Washington are likely linked to Simple Truth Organic Power Greens purchased at QFC and Fred Meyer stores in Washington state. Consumers with Simple…

Troopers to join other western states in New Year’s Eve traffic safety patrols

The Washington State Patrol will join 10 other western states law enforcement agencies in conducting emphasis patrols over the New Year’s Holiday. The Western States Traffic Safety Coalition will initiate a special effort this New Year’s Eve to ensure dangerous driver behaviors don’t result in the senseless loss of life and injury due to collisions…

As freezing weather continues, crews working to keep MLT and area roads clear

As frigid temperatures continue in the Puget Sound region, City of Mountlake Terrace public works employees are busy keeping the city’s primary travel routes passable. Public Works Director Eric LaFrance said that as of early Monday afternoon, “Priority routes and arterials have been plowed, and they are starting on side streets.” He noted that crews…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Dec. 17-23, 2021

Dec. 17 6600 block 220th Street Southwest: An employee at Jacksons Food Store reported that a man stole a case of Corona beer and a pack of beef jerky. A witness at the scene confirmed the description of the suspect, whom he had observed running out of the store with the case of beer. Police…

With temperatures dropping, South County cold weather shelter needs volunteers

With weekend temperatures projected to dip below 34 degrees at night, the South County We All Belong emergency cold weather shelter needs volunteers to ensure it can provide shelter for unhoused community members. The 34-degree temperature activates the overnight shelter at Maple Park Church, 17620 60th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. But volunteers are needed to ensure…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Dec. 9-17, 2021

Dec. 9 6700 block 220th Street Southwest: Police recovered a stolen license plate that had been found by an employee of Pacific Power Batteries behind their building. 4300 block 238th Place Southwest: A resident reported that mail had been stolen from her mailbox located across the street. She gets notifications from the U.S. Post Office’s…