South County Fire community classes now available online

South County Fire community outreach programs are going online during the COVID-19 outbreak. Virtual programs are free and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Offerings include: ACT First Aid: Learn three skills you can use to save a life in the first few minutes of a medical emergency:Antidote for suspected opiate…

Updated: Missing Mountlake Terrace man found

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department said that a 78-year-old man reported missing Friday afternoon has been found. Gary Dade was last seen at his residence in the 23000 block of La Pierre Drive in Mountlake Terrace around 2:15 p.m. He was found in Bothell and was reunited with his son, police said.  

Police: Investigation of Edmonds 7-11 clerk’s murder still ‘highest priority’

The Edmonds Police Department said Friday it is continuing to investigate the Feb. 21 homicide of Edmonds 7-11 clerk Nagendiram Kandasamy. In a Friday morning update on the case, Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure said that a 23-year-old Enumclaw man — who was one of the two “persons of interest” taken into custody March…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: April 15-23, 2020

April 15 4300 block 236th Street Southwest: Police responded to a domestic disturbance after a man told police that the mother of his child was trying to enter his residence without his consent. She was trespassed from the residence. April 16 4300 block 236th Street Southwest: Police responded to a domestic disturbance between a man…

Snohomish County fire agencies find innovative ways to conserve PPE

As first responders nationwide cope with scarce supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), Snohomish County fire agencies are finding innovative ways to preserve PPE and protect firefighters. Agencies across the county have now added ultraviolet (UV) light units and electrostatic cleaners to their arsenal of tools used to fight COVID-19. UV lights will be used…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: April 8-14, 2020

April 8 21700 block 52nd Avenue West: A woman told police she she was defrauded of $4,000 after she responded to a job posting online. 23900 block 49th Place Southwest: A vehicle was stolen while it was parked in a driveway overnight. 4100 block 212th Street Southwest: Police responded to a court-order service at a…

Happening nearby: Four injured in three-vehicle collision near Alderwood Mall Saturday night

One person is in custody for a DUI-related, three-vehicle collision that injured four people and closed part of Alderwood Mall Boulevard Saturday night, according to emergency first responders. South County Fire said that four people were injured in a three-vehicle collision near the 4400 block of Alderwood Mall Boulevard and were transported to hospitals for unknown…

Snohomish County forms SAFE team to expand emergency outreach during COVID-19

Snohomish County is expanding outreach efforts to people experiencing homelessness throughout the county through a new pilot program, the SnoCo Agencies for Engagement (SAFE) team. The SAFE team includes physicians, community paramedics, social workers, and law enforcement officers. The SAFE team is visiting encampments and areas where people are known to congregate to assess individuals…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: April 2-9, 2020

April 2 23900 block 56th Avenue West: A woman reported two packages were stolen from in front of her residence, containing a printer and printer paper she valued at $250. She told police the theft was caught on her home video surveillance. Security footage showed two males stealing the items and running away. April 3…

Going outdoors this weekend? Stay safe, stay close to home

Spring weather is likely to encourage more people out for walks and bike rides on what is a holiday weekend for many. The City of Mountlake Terrace wants residents to stay safe as they venture outdoors, and asks that they continue to follow the governor’s stay-at-home orders aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19. City…

Scene in MLT: A lesson in tracking from Snohomish County Search and Rescue

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department got a lesson in tracking Friday afternoon from a four-legged instructor. Snohomish County Search and Rescue K9 Banks and her handler, former Edmonds police officer Linda Binkley, visited the department to demonstrate how to track narcotics. The department is in the process of training its own narcotics police dog. During…

Support 7 launches ‘virtual’ chaplain response hotline

A new hotline aimed at assisting first responders and disaster victims during the COVID-19 outbreak has been established by Support 7 and South Snohomish County Chaplains. Since 1981, Support 7 and South Snohomish County Chaplains have been aiding local first responders, serving face-to-face as compassionate-care liaisons during on-scene death incidents, helping victims and survivors connect…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: March 25-April 1, 2020

March 25 21200 block 58th Avenue West: A man reported that his vehicle had been struck overnight while it was parked near his residence. According to the man, the driver’s side rear panel had been struck and the damage was valued at under $1,000. 4300 block 212th Street Southwest: Safeway store employees reported a woman…

Lynnwood gun shop struggles to keep up with COVID-19-induced sales surge

“Business has been insane,” said an exasperated but smiling Tiffany Teasdale, owner of Lynnwood Gun and Ammunition. “Before the COVID-19 crisis, on a good day we’d have maybe 15 sales. Now we’re racking up 150 and more each day. I’ve had to hire additional staff, and just keeping inventory in the store is a real…

Snohomish County fire agencies work together on COVID-19 response

Snohomish County fire service agencies are working together in their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Collaboration started more than a month ago with fire chiefs sharing information in daily video conference calls with key staff, Snohomish County 911 and Dr. Eric Cooper, Medical Program Director for Snohomish County Emergency Medical Services. Now fire service agencies…

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…