Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 19-25, 2023

, Jan. 19 22800 block 44th Avenue West: A woman said her bank notified her of two fraudulent withdrawals connected to an ATM machine in the QFC. The victim said she had used the ATM a week prior and believed that someone used a credit card skimmer to get her Information. She also said the…

Learn about Edmonds School District’s comprehensive safety plan at meetings Feb. 1, 9

Join Interim Edmonds School District Superintendent Rebecca Miner and Assistant Superintendent Greg Schwab to learn about the district’s Comprehensive Safety Plan during meetings Feb. 1 and 9. Presentations include: Review of comprehensive approach to school safety Preventive and protective measures Mitigation measures Response to emergency situations Post-emergency recovery measures These presentations are open to the…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 13-19, 2023

Jan. 13 6600 block 232nd Street Southwest: A man was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence assault and harassment that occurred during an argument with his mother. 4800 block 219th Street Southwest: A woman told police that she saw two subjects exit a silver SUV and cut the catalytic converter off her vehicle, then leave the scene. Damage…

Kent man jailed after residential burglary in Brier

A Kent man was booked into Snohomish County Jail earlier this week after Brier police spotted him and another man allegedly burglarizing a Brier residence, then leaving the scene. According to Brier Police Chief Nick Almquist, at around 6:45 a.m. Jan. 16, a Brier police officer noticed a truck parked in the driveway of a…

Washington Traffic Safety Coalition: More than half of fatal crashes in 2022 due to DUI

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s (WTSC) initial data for 2022 shows the greatest number of deaths on Washington roads and highways since 1990. Preliminary reports show that 745 people were killed in crashes last year. Impairment by drugs and alcohol is involved in more than half of fatal crashes. According to a December 2022 report…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 6-13, 2023

Jan. 6 22800 block 41st Place West: A man said that his house was spray painted and a vehicle registered to his mother was also spray painted and one of her tires was slashed. The victim told police that he heard a loud bang just before 10 p.m., looked outside and saw three juveniles running. The…

South County Fire seeks Fire Corps volunteers

Help promote public safety and education as a Fire Corps volunteer with South County Fire. Fire Corps members serve the community in a non-emergency role. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with: Smoke alarm and home safety education. Disaster preparedness and community readiness. Public events such as fire station open houses, parades and information booths. ACT First…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 3-9, 2023

Jan. 3 4400 block 216th Street Southwest: A woman told police she believes that a man who helped her park her vehicle after it was stuck on ice and snow in late December stole her Visa card and made $1,450 in unauthorized charges. The woman’s checkbook was also missing although no checks were written. 23600…

Washington State Patrol special enforcement Dec. 31 results in 198 speeding citations

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) last weekend conducted the final in its series of High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) emphasis Dec. 31 to reduce serious injury and fatality collisions, as well as intercept crime. The criminal offense citations and arrests as part of the New Year’s Eve patrol on Interstate 5 in Snohomish County included 198…

Happening nearby: Arson fire destroys Suni’s Restaurant in Shoreline

Suni’s Restaurant in Shoreline’s North City business district was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. According to this report in Shoreline Area News, fire investigators determined that the fire was arson, Shoreline Fire was dispatched just after 5 a.m. to reports of visible flames at Suni’s Pizza in the 17700 block of 15th Avenue Northeast. When…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Dec. 26-29, 2022

Dec. 26 23600 block 56th Avenue West: A woman said someone broke the back passenger-side window of her vehicle while it was parked outside Arbor Village apartments and stole a box of office supplies located inside. 21900 block Highway 99: Mountlake Terrace PD officers met Edmonds PD officers to take custody of a warrant subject who…

DUI crash injures two on 212th StT SW Saturday morning

An Edmonds Police Department traffic unit was on the scene Saturday morning investigating a DUI crash that occurred at 7 a.m. in the 7000 block of 212th Street Southwest. According to police, a 25-year old Lynnwood man was arrested for DUI, and witnesses reported he was speeding before the crash. The other driver was a…

State patrol to conduct high-visibility enforcement in Snohomish County New Year’s Eve

In an effort to reduce serious injury and fatality collisions, the Washington State Patrol is conducting a High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) patrol on Saturday, Dec. 31. This will be the fourth of four HiVE patrols happening statewide during the holiday season. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission reports Washington state witnessed a 20-year high number of…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Dec. 15-23

Dec. 15 22900 block 56th Avenue West: A man told police that someone tried to steal his 1998 Ford Ranger while it was parked on the street. When he went to use the truck, he was unable to get his key into the ignition due to some sort of obstruction, and the plastic housing around the…

Over 6,000 customers lose power Christmas night due to high winds

Approximately 6,000 customers in Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Brier lost power Sunday night as high winds whipped through the area. Snohomish County PUD Media Liaison Kellie Stickney said Monday that crews worked overnight to restore power to the affected areas. “We have already been able to restore [power to] about 5,000 customers in our…

One dead, two seriously injured in Lynnwood apartment fire Christmas Eve morning

Updated at 9 p.m. Dec. 24 with additional details. South County Fire marshals are investigating a fatal two-alarm Lynnwood apartment fire that killed one woman and seriously injured a man and a boy Saturday morning. The man and the boy had escaped the fire before firefighters arrived, South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said. Both had…

Slick roads make driving a challenge Friday

Icy roads contributed to hazardous driving conditions throughout the Puget Sound region Friday, and Mountlake Terrace was no exception. The City of Mountlake Terrace noted via Twitter that city hall and the Recreation Pavilion were closed Friday. “All city roads are covered with black ice from the freezing rain,” the city said. Four plow trucks…

South County Fire educator Jennye Cooper honored by Target Zero

South County Fire Public Educator Jennye Cooper received the Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Task Force Public Education Award for 2022. The task force is a coalition of local agencies partnering to improve traffic safety in Snohomish County. Cooper has been a main contributor to Target Zero’s outreach and education efforts. She has created…

City crews working hard to keep roads clear during winter storm

It’s been “all hands on deck” for Mountlake Terrace public works crews working to keep the city’s roads clear during Tuesday’s heavy snowfall, said Jesse Hoffman, the city’s public works operations manager. Hoffman said that all four of the city’s snow plows were put into service Tuesday, with multiple crews at work. Public works employees…

Sheriff’s office begins outfitting deputies with body cameras

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday began implementation of body cameras for all commissioned law enforcement personnel, starting with deputies in the Sheriff’s Office Violent Offender Task Force. Throughout the first quarter of 2023, the sheriff’s office will continue to train and outfit all commissioned staff with the cameras. When arriving on scene at…

Verdant supports cold weather services aimed at helping those without permanent housing

The Verdant Health Commission said it has funded two organizations that provide critical services to help the unhoused during winter months: South County Fire and the Cold Weather Shelter. As the cold winter months take hold, homeless individuals become increasingly vulnerable to health risks such as frostbite, hypothermia and even death, Verdant said in a…

County says no sign of drug manufacturing inside former Hwy 99 hotel

The sign is a shock and a warning. It hangs on the fence surrounding what used to be America’s Best Value Inn at 221st and Highway 99. This fall, Snohomish County bought this property and another motel in Everett, to remodel and reopen as bridge housing — a first step to help the chronically homeless. The county…