Compass Health partners with Lynnwood police, City of Mountlake Terrace to supply embedded social worker

Compass Health and the cities of Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace Thursday announced a partnership to implement Compass Health’s Community Transitions program, embedding a mental health professional with the Lynnwood Police Department Community Health and Safety Section. The program, funded by a grant from the Verdant Health Commission, aims to reduce high-frequency use of emergency services…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: July 23-30, 2021

July 23 21900 block Highway 99: A customer at the Red Dragon Casino reported that he returned to his vehicle in the parking lot after spending several hours inside the casino and discovered his passenger-side window had been shattered. He said nothing was taken from the vehicle. 4000 block 212th Street Southwest: A man was…

Mountlake Terrace Police Department street address has changed

The address for the Mountlake Terrace Police Department has changed to 23250 58th Ave. W. The new address was posted at the building’s entry on Wednesday morning at the Mountlake Terrace Civic Campus. The address change is prompted by the recent redevelopment of the Civic Campus, with vehicular access only from 58th Avenue West. Previously…

MLT resident identified in Sunday’s fatal motorcycle crash

Edward Shephard, 64, of Mountlake Terrace has been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office as the man who died in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon in Snohomish. Shephard died at the scene after the motorcycle he was riding missed a curve on South Machias Road, continued straight and crashed a short distance off…

IRS warns taxpayers about Child Tax Credit scams

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may use to steal money and personal information. While millions of American families started receiving the advance Child Tax Credit payments last week, criminals were already looking for innovative tactics to take advance of unwitting victims, the IRS…

Mountlake Terrace man dies in motorcycle crash Sunday

A 64-year-old Mountlake Terrace man died after the motorcycle he was riding crashed in Snohomish Sunday afternoon. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe said the Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit responded to the crash near the 6800 block of Machias Road around 2:20 p.m. Sunday. The motorcycle was traveling on South Machias Road when…

Corrections Department: No decisions made on proposed MLT work release site

While the Washington State Department of Corrections has identified a property on the Mountlake Terrace-Edmonds border as a leading site to evaluate further for a new work release facility, a department spokesperson said that several steps remain before a final recommendation and decision will be made. The department is in the early stages of finding…

Reminder: South County Fire offering free online kids fire camp

South County Fire is offering a free online Kids Fire Camp featuring fun activities for families to do at home. Materials are posted online at www.southsnofire.org/firecamp so families can participate at their own pace. Camp includes hands-on activities to do as a family in conjunction with workbook activities for kids focused on fire safety, disaster…

Washington State Patrol seeks non-law enforcement representatives for investigation teams

The Washington State Patrol is looking for a community representative for authorized Independent Investigation Teams (IIT) in each county, statewide An IIT will consist of a team of qualified and certified peace officer investigators and at least two non-law enforcement community representatives who operate independently of any involved agency to conduct investigations of police deadly…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: July 16-22, 2021

July 16 24000 block Van Ry Boulevard: Police recovered a Ryobi generator in a room at the Studio 6 hotel that had been reported stolen from the back of a vehicle in the parking lot earlier that night. After taking the initial theft report, police later received an anonymous tip that a bald white male…

State health department: Overdose rates on pace to break another record in 2021

Fentanyl-related overdoses are increasing across the state. Now, state health officials are asking that people carry naloxone if they plan on consuming any drug not purchased at a pharmacy or cannabis dispensary or have friends and family that do. According to Tuesday’s Washington State Health Department announcement, overdoses are occurring across all age ranges, races…

Local police departments sorting out unknowns in new accountability laws

Major changes are coming at the end of this month for police in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. The Washington State Legislature has outlawed chokeholds and neck restraints; limited how and when officers can chase suspects; how much force they can use to subdue people; prohibits “no-knock’”warrants and severely limits the use of tear gas….

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: July 9-16,2021

July 9 6700 block 228th Street Southwest: Two patio chairs were stolen from the front porch of a residence overnight. Surveillance footage showed a white SUV, with no license plate attached to the back, back into the driveway whereupon a male exited the driver’s seat and loaded the chairs into the vehicle before driving away….

Brier City Council OKs county sheriff’s office contract for some police services

Following action by the Brier City Council July 13, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will temporarily provide some police services while Brier searches for a new police chief. The city council unanimously approved, at its July 13 regular business meeting, entering into an interlocal agreement with Snohomish County for supplemental law enforcement services. The city…

Car struck by gunfire on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood Wednesday morning

A vehicle was struck multiple times by gunfire early Wednesday morning while driving along Interstate 5 in Lynnwood, according to the Washington State Patrol. Around 3:30 a.m., officers responded to reports of shots fired on I-5 near 44th Avenue West. According to the state patrol, the victim driver was traveling north in a white Chrysler…

MLT police refer charges in crow shootings; state wildlife department action also expected

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department has referred charges to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office following its investigation into a rash of crow shootings by a male suspect earlier this year. The charges include reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in the city limits, said Mountlake Terrace Police Commander Pat Lowe. Charges are also expected to be forthcoming…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: July 2-8, 2021

July 2 24300 block 56th Avenue West: Police arrested a woman for an outstanding warrant. A subsequent search found her to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: A man reported by phone that someone had stolen the catalytic converter from his car. 23500 block 58th Avenue West: A…

Inslee declares wildfire state of emergency, limited burn ban

Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday declared a statewide state of emergency relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through Sept. 30, 2021. “Washington is facing a historic drought and we have already experienced record-breaking heat. We must be vigilant in our efforts to prevent wildfires, and…

6-year-old girl pulled from Lake Ballinger now at Seattle Children’s

An update on the 6-year-old girl who was pulled unconscious from Lake Ballinger at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Mountlake Terrace police said she has been transferred to Seattle Children’s hospital, although her condition is unknown. Bystanders who observed the girl floating in the water pulled her out and immediately began CPR, assisted by Mountlake…

Girl, 6, rescued from Lake Ballinger Sunday afternoon

A 6-year-old girl was pulled unconscious from Lake Ballinger at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon and was transported to Swedish Edmonds Hospital, South County Fire spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said. The condition of the child was unknown as of late Sunday afternoon. Bystanders who observed the girl floating in the water pulled her out and immediately…

Brier to contract with county sheriff’s office for some police services

Facing a shortage of law enforcement personnel at the Brier Police Department, the City of Brier will soon begin contracting for supplementary services with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department. Following last month’s announcement that Chief Mike Catlett would be retiring, city leaders said they would be conducting a search to hire his replacement. The police…