Thief takes van from MLT Concern for Neighbors Food Bank

The van used by the Mountlake Terrace-based Concern for Neighbors Food Bank to pick up donated food for those in need was stolen last weekend, but volunteers have stepped in to ensure its business as usual until the vehicle is recovered. Concern for Neighbors Executive Director Mike Begeman said Monday that the white 2007 Chevrolet Express 250…

MLT Police Blotter: Feb. 19-24, 2021

Feb. 19 21500 block 48th Avenue West: A man reported his Triumph Bonneville motorcycle had been stolen. Feb. 20 4200 block 236th Street Southwest: A car theft was reported overnight at the Taluswood Apartments. 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest:  A vehicle prowl was reported by phone and when the responding officer arrived the victim said…

It’s a busy time for K9 Search and Rescue teams

Every year, hundreds of people go missing: elders with dementia, children, hikers, mushroom pickers, hunters, and more. You may not think about them, but we do. Every year in the Pacific Northwest brings the risk of building collapses from major earthquakes or the risk of people buried in landslides or avalanches. You may not train…

Kitsap County man arrested after being found with missing 12-year-old Lynnwood girl

A 32-year-old Kitsap County man was arrested Friday after he was found with a 12-year-old Lynnwood girl who had been reported missing, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. With assistance from the FBI and Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Lynnwood police detectives arrested the man, who is accused of arranging to meet and then drive the…

Lynnwood police seeking community’s help locating missing 12-year-old girl

The Lynnwood Police Department is seeking the community’s help locating a missing and possibly endangered 12-year-old girl. Police say Samantha Lake was last seen in the Meadowdale area in Lynnwood and could be wearing a black beanie, orange hoodie and a camoflauge shirt. Anyone who sees Lake or has information about her whereabouts are asked…

South County Fire honors employees, volunteers and citizens with annual awards

South County Fire recently honored employees, volunteers and citizens in a virtual award presentation that took the place of the regional fire authority’s annual recognition banquet canceled due to the pandemic. 2020 Pandemic Response Recognition:  South County Fire has been on the frontline of the pandemic from the start, transporting the first patient in the…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Feb. 12-19, 2021

Feb. 12 22700 block 73rd Place West: A package containing a mug worth approximately $12 was reported stolen from the victim’s front porch. Surveillance footage showed a male suspect in a blue Toyota Tacoma full-cab truck, which then left eastbound. 4300 block 236th Street Southwest: A vehicle theft of a Honda Accord from the Taluswood…

Gold necklace stolen from Lynnwood thrift store dedicated to helping rescue animals

A gold necklace was stolen Monday from a Lynnwood thrift store that donates proceeds to local nonprofits aimed at helping rescue animals. Bella’s Voice is a non-profit thrift store that donates 100% of its profit to local animal sanctuaries. On Monday, video surveillance inside the store — located in the 4000 block of 198th Street…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Feb. 5-11, 2021

Feb. 5 232nd Street Southwest and 58th Avenue West: A woman reported details of a hit-and-run collision, after which both vehicles initially had pulled into a nearby parking lot to exchange information. The male driver of the other vehicle said that he did not have a license and want 911 contacted. When the female returned…

Man injured in car-light pole collision at 44th Ave W and I-5

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle collision that occurred late Thursday morning when a vehicle went off the road and struck a light pole on the ramp from 44th Avenue West to southbound I-5 in Lynnwood. Emergency crews responded around 11:30 a.m. after the driver — a 35-year-old Shoreline man — lost control…

Emergency cold weather shelter open Monday, Feb. 8

With cold weather forecasted this week, the South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open Monday, Feb. 8. for anyone needing overnight sheltering. The shelter may also be open other nights this week, depending on the whether temperatures reach freezing. “We are taking it day by day,” said shelter volunteer board chair Lisa Utter….

Mountlake Terrace man assaults four — including Swedish hospital employee and Edmonds police sergeant — in Saturday incident

Edmonds police say they are referring mutiple charges, including felony assault, to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office after a 23-year-old Mountlake Terrace man attacked a Swedish Hospital employee last Saturday morning before fleeing the hospital and running naked through the streets of Edmonds. The suspect also assaulted three more people, including a 71-year old woman…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2021

Jan. 29 23500 block 58th Avenue West: Two subjects were located in the gazebo area and told to leave Veterans Memorial Park for being there after the park had closed at sunset. The park has a clearly posted sign advising is closed after dark. 21800 block 54th Avenue West: A physical domestic disturbance was reported…

Charging documents reveal details of stabbing death outside Lynnwood Fred Meyer

The 26-year-old woman arrested earlier this week in connection with the Jan. 24 stabbing death of a Lynnwood man in the Lynnwood Fred Meyer parking lot has been identified in charging documents filed with the Snohomish Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Shayla Baylor is facing charges of second-degree murder and assault after allegedly stabbing 62-year-old Greg McKnight…

State Rep. Davis introduces bill that would decriminalize most instances of drug possession

Addiction is an international issue with local consequences, and talk of how best to combat an ongoing and deadly opioid epidemic is continually discussed at national, state and local levels. On Thursday, Washington lawmakers introduced House Bill 1499, which would decriminalize most instances of drug possession and expand treatment and support services. The bill is…

About 1,500 lose power Thursday after driver hits power pole on 56th Ave W

A car hit a power pole in the 22400 block of 56th Avenue West early Thursday morning, cutting power to approximately 1,500 customers for several hours. According to Mountlake Terrace Police Commander Mike Haynes, a motorist went off the roadway and struck a power pole, shearing it off. An investigation determined that the driver suffered a major…

Suspect wanted in connection with Fred Meyer stabbing arrested in California

A suspect wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Lynnwood man in a Fred Meyer parking lot last week was arrested in California Monday, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. The 26-year-old woman accused of stabbing the 62-year-old man to death last Wednesday was arrested in the Oakland area Monday, said police spokesperson…

South County Fire offering online safety classes in February

South County Fire offers free online classes and programs to help you stay safe and sound. All classes are offered using Zoom and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Register for classes in advance online at www.southsnofire.org/education. Classes offered in February include: Child Car Seat Safety, Feb. 3, offered at 1-2…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 21-28, 2021

Jan. 22 21200 block 44th Avenue West: Possible malicious mischief after witness reported seeing a male vandalizing a vehicle. The responding officer determined the vehicle, which had recently been purchased at auction and shortly thereafter reported stolen by its new owner, was missing both license plates. 22600 block 73rd Place West: A man reported his…

Man who died in stabbing outside Lynnwood Fred Meyer identified

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 62-year-old man who was stabbed outside the Lynnwood Fred Meyer Sunday morning as Greg J. McKnight of Lynnwood. McKnight died Sunday, Jan. 24, after being transported to Harborview Medical Center. He had been stabbed multiple times with a knife near the Fred Meyer entrance in the 4600 block of…

MLT Police Department using new customer service platform

Late last year, Snohomish County 911 partner agencies approved contracting with SPIDR Tech, Inc., a public safety customer service enhancement platform. This month, the Mountlake Terrace Police Department went live with the new software program. According to a City of Mountlake Terrace announcement, the system allows law enforcement agencies to automatically send one-to-one text messages,…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 15-21, 2021

Jan. 15 4500 block 223rd Street Southwest: Officers responded to an animal control complaint after a dog bit a man while he was checking his mail. The man said he was returning from his mailbox when he was bitten by one of two dogs that ran out of a nearby house. Police said EMS treated…