Suspect arrested in February 2020 homicide of Edmonds 7-11 store clerk

Edmonds police detectives have booked a 26-year-old Auburn woman into the Snohomish County Jail for the Feb. 21, 2020, homicide of Nagendiram Kandasamy, who was shot while working his shift at an Edmonds 7-11 store on Highway 99. An armed assailant burst into the location and jumped onto the counter, shooting Kandasamy and killing him….

South County Fire reaches goal of 10,000 trained in first aid, CPR

South County Fire is celebrating a lifesaving milestone this month: More than 10,000 people have now been trained in ACT First Aid & CPR. ACT is a free, one-hour class focused on three skills to make a lifesaving difference in the minutes before emergency responders arrive: A: Antidote for opioid overdose C: CPR and AED…

South County Fire shares tips during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and South County Fire encourages drivers and passengers to help keep roadways safe from preventable crashes by following these tips: Put away your phone if you don’t need it for navigation. Use features on your phone that turn off notifications while driving. Use hands-free features (but only if they…

April Pool’s Day water safety event at MLT Recreation Pavilion April 9

An April Pool’s Day water safety event will be held at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool on Saturday, April 9 from 11:00 a.m. to noon. The event will provide information on boating and open water safety, first aid, cold- and deep-water preparedness, along with life jacket fittings and use training. Participants will also have…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: March 23-31, 2022

March 23 4400 block 212th Street Southwest: The owner of a truck reported that its rear license plate was stolen. The victim also noticed a license plate on the ground next to his vehicle, which was later determined to have been reported as stolen out of Lake Forest Park. March 24 19700 block 68th Avenue…

Fire in detached garage shuts down traffic along portion of 66th Avenue West

A fire in a detached garage that includes a dwelling unit shut down traffic in both directions of 66th Avenue West just south of 222nd Street Southwest shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday. South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said the fire was under control, no injuries were reported and one person was displaced due to…

Off-duty Edmonds police officer dies after being stabbed in Las Vegas

Updated with additional details from Monday news briefing. Edmonds police officer Tyler Steffins died Saturday, March 26 after being attacked by a knife-wielding suspect in Las Vegas, the Edmonds Police Department announced Monday morning. The 33-year-old Steffins was off-duty in Las Vegas when he was attacked, Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure said. He was…

Detectives seek witnesses in shooting death of Everett police officer

Detectives with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) continue investigating the Friday, March 25 shooting incident that resulted in the death of Everett police officer Dan Rocha. Detectives are seeking witnesses and surveillance footage that may provide information regarding the suspect’s activities prior to, during and following the shooting incident. Anyone with home…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: March 18-24, 2022

March 18 23200 block 58th Avenue West: A resident reported that his vehicle had been damaged overnight. Someone cut the main fuel line, which runs from the fill nozzle down to the gas tank, and it appeared as if the damage was done to bypass the anti-siphon mechanism. The victim discovered the damage when he…

Mountlake Terrace couple die in apparent murder-suicide Thursday

Mountlake Terrace police are investigating a case of apparent murder-suicide involving a husband and wife Thursday afternoon. According to Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Pete Caw, police were called to the home just before 3 p.m. after a man reported that he believed his father had died by suicide. Officers arrived and discovered a deceased man…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: March 11-18, 2022

March 11 23000 block Lakeview Drive: Police dispatched to a reported suspicious circumstance observed a black Ford Edge had driven out of the parking lot and onto the grass at Ballinger Park. In doing so, the vehicle then became stuck in the mud. The SUV’s owner, who was present, could not provide a reason for…

Former MTHS student convicted Tuesday on four counts of rape

Former Mountlake Terrace High School student Cole Krause was convicted in Snohomish County Superior Court Tuesday on four counts of felony rape. The jury convicted Krause, now 23, on three counts of third-degree rape and one count of second-degree rape. Third-degree rape means the victim clearly expressed a lack of consent, and second-degree rape means…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: March 3-11, 2022

March 3 21600 block 54th Avenue West: Theft was reported after a man discovered that his bicycle roof rack had been stolen off his vehicle sometime in the last two days. He stated the rack had not been locked to the roof’s rails when it was taken. 6400 block 218th Street Southwest: Police determined there…

Sign up for free online ACT first aid and CPR class March 16

Sign up for a free online ACT First Aid & CPR class to become a community lifesaver and help South County Fire reach its goal to have 10,000 people trained by the end of the month. Zoom classes are being offered on March 16 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Training typically takes less than…

Change your clock, change your smoke alarms Sunday

When you change your clock from daylight saving time on Sunday, South County Fire encourages you to check your smoke alarm too. Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The most common cause of non-working smoke alarms is worn…

Mountlake Terrace woman arrested after Monday incidents at Cedar Plaza QFC

A 32-year-old Mountlake Terrace woman was arrested Monday afternoon after incidents involving two children at the Cedar Plaza QFC in the 22800 block of 44th Avenue West. Police were called at 4:15 p.m. for a report of an assault in progress. According to Mountlake Terrace Police Commander Mike Haynes, the suspect had attempted to grab…

Reminder: Learn steps to disaster readiness in free online class March 9

Learn how to prepare and care for your family during a disaster in a free online class being presented by South County Fire on March 9, 6-7 p.m.  Topics covered in this class include: Preparing for increasing supply chain issues. When to shelter in place and when to evacuate. How to build a preparedness kit…

Reminder: Verdant to present opioid crisis community roundtable March 10

Snohomish County has the second highest rate for opioid deaths in Washington state, and these numbers are continuing to rise. The Verdant Health Commission invites community members to join them at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10 for a local update on the opioid crisis. Participants will share data and information surrounding opioids and overdoses in Snohomish…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Feb. 25-March 4, 2022

Feb. 25 5300 block 232nd Street Southwest: The owners of a Ford Econoline reported that its catalytic converter was stolen sometime within the last month. Vehicle damages and repairs were estimated at $4,000. 23200 block 58th Avenue West: A woman called police to report a hit-and-run collision after discovering that her truck’s rear left-quarter panel…

Terrace teen facing charges after car driven through Edmonds cemetery

A 17-year-old Mountlake Terrace boy is facing criminal charges associated with a March 3 incident in which he allegedly drove through Edmonds’ Restlawn Memorial cemetery, damaging the grounds and grave markers. Edmonds Acting Assistant Police Chief Shane Hawley said that police were called to the scene at 6:23 a.m. Thursday, March 3 after receiving reports…