Snohomish County mayors launch coalition to address public safety concerns

Mayors from 15 Snohomish County cities — including Dale Kaemingk of Brier, Mike Nelson of Edmonds and Christine Frizzell of Lynnwood — on Tuesday launched a new coalition to develop and implement policies that address ongoing community concerns about public safety in the county. The group — Mayors and Business Leaders for Public Safety —…

Purple light nights support domestic violence awareness

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is offering purple light bulbs to help residents show support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout October. This is the 15th anniversary of Purple Light Nights here in Mountlake Terrace. People install the bulbs to show victims and survivors that they are not alone. The campaign is meant to bring hope…

One-mile stretch of US 2 near Skykomish closed due to Bolt Creek Fire

All lanes of US 2 in Skykomish are closed for a one-mile stretch between milepost 49 to 50 due to the Bolt Creek Fire. Fire patterns shifted and the fire reached the roadway at this location, the Washington State Department of Transportation said Sunday. For the safety of the traveling public, only emergency vehicles and wildfire…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter, Sept. 23-28, 2022

Sept. 23 24300 block Van Ry Boulevard: A woman reported that the catalytic converter was removed from her car while it was parked all day outside Urology Northwest.. Sept. 24 212th Street Southwest/44th Avenue West: Police were called to a hit-and-run collision in which a Ford 150 pickup struck the back of a vehicle stopped in traffic,…

Snohomish PUD workers receive 2022 Governor’s Lifesaving Award

Snohomish PUD employees Bill Greenfield and Tommy O’Brien received the Governor’s Lifesaving Award during the annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Tacoma earlier this week. The Governor’s Lifesaving Award is given annually to Washington workers who have gone above and beyond in saving a life while on the job. Greenfield and O’Brien were…

Police safety video raises issues and ire among elected officials

It is just a video; a video that Snohomish County elected officials and police chiefs made, urging lawmakers to amend laws and make public safety safer for cops and all of us. Yet, this five-minute YouTube appeal for legislative changes sparked outrage from some lawmakers who feel it is a politically motivated attack on them and…

Police Thursday arrest EWHS student who was in class with handgun

Thanks to a tip from a student, Edmonds police said they arrested a 15-year-old male at Edmonds-Woodway High School who was in a classroom Thursday armed with a handgun. “There are no injuries and a temporary lockdown has been lifted,” police said via social media. More information will be released as it is appropriate, police…

Wildfire activity forces closure of US 2 at Skykomish

If you are planning any travel over US 2, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Tuesday that all lanes of the highway in Skykomish between the Money Creek Tunnel and the ranger station, from milepost 46 to milepost 50, are closed due to the Bolt Creek Fire. There is an additional closure point…

No one injured when fire engulfs garage of Brier home Saturday night

Firefighters rapidly extinguished a fire in the garage of a Brier home Saturday night. The fire was reported at 9:33 p.m. in a two-story house in the 22800 block of Brier Road, South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said. A family of four safely exited the home before firefighters arrived. No one was injured. The…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter Sept. 16-22, 2022

Sept. 16 21200 block 44th Avenue West: Police arrested a man for fourth-degree assault after he allegedly struck another man in the face with a foot-long flashlight inside the ampm. Police were called to the mini mart around 9:49 p.m. and found the suspect holding a “The Club” car lock across the doors, keeping four…

Mountlake Terrace works to clean up crime at Studio 6 hotel

You might think you’ve heard this story before. But not this twist. A local city has crime problems at a motel – drugs, domestic violence, trespass, assault – and the city can’t seem to find a way to get the motel to clean out the bad actors and make their place safer. No, it is…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Sept. 9-14, 2022

Sept. 9 22400 block 44th Avenue West: The owner of Sorelli Pizza called police to report that someone broke the glass front door of his store around 4 a.m., stealing $30 in change. The cost to replace the door is estimated at $3,000. 22800 block 44th Avenue West: A 30-year-old man who reportedly shoplifted items from…

South County Fire offering free online car seat class Sept. 17

To celebrate Child Passenger Safety Week, South County Fire is offering a free online child car seat class on Saturday, Sept. 17, 10-11 a.m. Participants will learn how to keep a child safe from birth to the adult seat belt. Register in advance at South County Fire’s website, www.southsnofire.org/carseats. Nearly half of car seats are…

Traditional 9/11 observance returns to Edmonds Fire Station 17

After two years of abbreviated observances due to COVID, the traditional Edmonds 9/11 observance returned Sunday morning, attracting an estimated 75 attendees including uniformed firefighters, elected officials and members of the public. “It’s good to be back,” began emcee and firefighter Dave “Bronco” Erickson, the driving force behind creating the Fallen Firefighter Memorial park adjacent…

South County Fire offers free preparedness class online Sept. 14

September is National Preparedness Month. Learn about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time in a free online class being presented by South County Fire on Sept.14, 6-7 p.m.  Topics covered in this class include: How to start a preparedness kit for your family. Basic steps to creating…

Unhealthy air reported in Puget Sound due to wildfire smoke

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agecy issued an alert Saturday that due to wildfire smoke, air quality is currently unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy in many places due to wildfire smoke. The highest levels will be Saturday night through Sunday morning. Also, the Bolt Creek fire near Skykomish is creating a lot of upper-level…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Sept. 2-8, 2022

Sept. 2 21200 block 44th Avenue West: A man reported that he had his wallet and cell phone stolen from his unlocked vehicle while it as parked in front of the ampm. The wallet contained $60 in cash, a driver’s license, credit and debit cards and a copy of the victim’s Social Security card. He…

Firefighters to host 9/11 memorial ceremony in Edmonds Sunday

The public is invited to attend a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Edmonds hosted by South County Union Firefighters Local 1828 on Sept. 11 to remember and honor the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The ceremony will begin at 9:11 a.m., in front of the 9/11 Memorial in Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park at downtown Edmonds…

Steps you can take now to prepare for wildfire smoke

Washington state is in the midst of wildfire season and, although it’s been a mild season to date, it is important to be prepared and ready to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke before the smoke hits. When it does get smoky outside, the best way to protect everyone, including pets, is to…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Aug. 25-31, 2022

Aug 25 18400 block Highway 99: A woman driver was booked into Snohomish County Jail on charges of DUI after she was pulled over by a Mountlake Terrace police officer conducting a DUI emphasis patrol for the Target Zero Teams program. The driver was stopped about 10:15 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot on 196th…

September is National Preparedness Month: Red Cross offers tips to get ready

September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross Northwest Region urges everyone to get ready for these emergencies now. Just last year, more than 40% of Americans — some 130 million people — were living in a county struck by a climate-related disaster, according to analysis from the Washington Post. Disasters can happen…