Reserve police officer retires after 25 years serving Mountlake Terrace

A.J. Werfelmann, 51, recently retired after 25 years of serving as a reserve officer with the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. The Marysville resident works full-time as a senior operations manager for retail with Brookfield Properties, and he also volunteered on weekends as a reserve police officer. Werfelmann said he first developed an interest in working…

Micah Rowland appointed to South County Fire Board of Commissioners

Micah Rowland has been appointed to the South County Fire Board of Commissioners. Rowland was the board’s unanimous choice to fill the vacant fire commissioner seat in Election District 4 in the Mariner/Lake Stickney area. He was one of three candidates interviewed for the position during the board’s Feb. 18 regular meeting. “We are pleased…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Feb. 18-24, 2022

Feb. 18 23200 block 58th Avenue West: A man turned in a purse that had been left in his Uber vehicle the day before. Police were able to contact the purse’s owner and subsequently shipped it back to her in Idaho. 23200 block 58th Avenue West: A resident called police to report his vehicle was…

South County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open this week

With freezing temperatures in the forecast overnight this week, the South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter is now open for anyone needing overnight sheltering. The shelter opens at 7 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest, Lynnwood). A meal will be provided to all guests. Guests may arrive by…

Two years after murder of Edmonds 7-11 clerk, police working on a new lead

This is the image forever seared into the hearts of Nagendiram Kandasamy’s family and friends. A security camera video still-frame of the gunman who leapt onto the counter and opened fire on the 7-11 clerk early the morning of Feb. 21, 2020, killing the 64-year-old husband and father. For the first time since the murder…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Feb. 10-18, 2022

Feb. 10 23000 block 55th Avenue West: A white 2004 Ford F-150 truck that had been left parked in a manner that blocked a resident’s driveway was determined to have previously been reported stolen. Its registered owner was contacted and arrived to take possession of the vehicle. 23500 block 56th Avenue West: The property manager…

School district discusses student safety measures at virtual town hall

Social media safety, how schools respond to a campus threat, providing social and emotional support for students and weapon safety were among the topics discussed during a virtual town hall hosted Feb. 15 by the Edmonds School District. “One of the most powerful tools that we deal with in schools, both positively and negatively, is…

Reminder: Edmonds School District to host virtual town hall on student safety Feb. 15

The Edmonds School District is sponsoring a virtual town hall from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 to discuss student safety. Local law enforcement agencies will join district staff to go over the the following topics: Social media safety How schools respond to a campus threat Social emotional support for our students Weapon safety Those who…

State House passes bill aimed at stemming rise in catalytic converter thefts

The Washington House of Representatives Saturday passed legislation to stem the sharp rise in catalytic converter thefts across Washington state. HB 1815 requires a scrap metal business engaging in a transaction involving a catalytic converter removed from a vehicle to record documentation indicating that it came from a vehicle registered in the seller’s name. “Stolen…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Feb. 3-11, 2022

Feb. 1 22100 block 56th Avenue West: The owner of a maroon Honda Accord reported that its driver’s side mirror had been struck and completely severed from the vehicle sometime recently. She believed the damage was likely due to a hit-and-run collision because the car had been parked on the street in front of her…

Senate approves Liias-sponsored bill that would restrict sale of high-capacity firearm magazines

A bill to restrict the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines in Washington was approved by the Washington State Senate on a 28-20 vote Wednesday.  Senate Bill 5078, sponsored by 21st District State Sen. Marko Liias, prohibits the manufacture, sale, import or transfer of large-capacity magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The approved legislation does not ban the current possession of a high-capacity magazine. The 21st District includes portions of Edmonds…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2022

Jan. 28 20800 block 44th Avenue West in Lynnwood: A man was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants. Police had initially observed him at the Safeway located nearby in Mountlake Terrace, before contacting him a short time later. A search found him to be in possession of another man’s driver’s license, which he claimed to have…

2022 First Responder Calendar benefits community members during traumatic moments

Support 7, which assists first responders in caring for a victim’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs at times of significant incidents of trauma, has published its 2022 South Snohomish County First Responder Calendar. The second annual calendar, which is being sold as a fundraiser for the organization, can be ordered online at www.support7.org at a…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan 20-27, 2022

Jan. 18 23800 block 53rd Avenue West: A vehicle prowl was reported at the off-leash dog park near the Recreation Pavilion. The victim’s passenger window was shattered and several items were stolen including a driver’s license, two credit cards, an iPad, $200 cash and a makeup bag. One of the credit cards was then used…

MyShake Earthquake Early Warning app now available in Washington state

Washington residents and visitors now have an additional way to receive seconds of warning before earthquake shaking arrives, giving them time to drop, cover and hold on to protect themselves. The MyShake App, which has already been delivering alerts in California and Oregon, will be available in Washington as of Jan. 26, 2022. Designed by…

Reminder: South County Fire offering free class Jan. 26 on aging in place

South County Fire is offering a free online class on aging in place on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6-7 p.m. This class identifies programs and safety tips to help you or a loved one age in place. Topics include falls prevention tips, medication safety and fire safety for older adults. The class also covers how…

Chris Bothwell named CFO of South County Fire

Chris Bothwell has been named Chief Financial Officer of South County Fire. Bothwell comes to the regional fire authority from the City of Bothell, where he has served as Director of Finance since 2019. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in accounting and finance in the public and private sector. A certified public accountant,…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 14-21, 2022

Jan. 14 21400 block 48th Avenue West: Malicious mischief was reported after a man found that someone had damaged the hood of his vehicle, including small dents and minor scuffs. The cost of repairs was estimated to be approximately $1,500. 23200 block 58th Avenue West: A man called police to report that his mailbox had…

Snohomish County seeks applicants for Civil Service Commission opening

Snohomish County is looking for applicants to fill a recently vacated commissioner position for the Civil Service Commission. The deadline to return applications is Feb. 20. The Civil Service Commission was created by the state Legislature to establish a merit system of employment for Snohomish County deputy sheriffs and other employees of the sheriff’s office….

Salomon bill introduced in state Legislature would close loophole on police disciplinary actions

Legislation introduce by 32nd District Sen. Jesse Salomon would restrict avenues used by police who have been disciplined by their superiors to overturn or reduce those disciplinary actions and gain reinstatement despite serious misconduct. The 32nd District includes portions of Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. According to a news release from Salomon’s office, “a glaring…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan 5-13, 2022

Jan. 5 22100 block 42nd Avenue West: The owner of a Subaru Outback reported that its rear license plate had been stolen sometime recently. Jan. 6 4900 block 244th Street Southwest: During a traffic stop, a man and a woman were cited for possession of stolen property after police found a spool containing 1,000 feet…

Motorcycle rider seriously injured after being struck by car near MLT Safeway

Updated with additional details. A motorcycle rider in his early 20s from Lynnwood was seriously injured Thursday night after being struck by a small passenger car in front of the Mountlake Terrace Safeway store around 9:15 p.m. According to Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Pete Caw, the car exited the parking lot of the Safeway store,…

Learn 3 livesaving skills in free online South County Fire class Jan. 19

In one hour, learn three lifesaving skills in South County Fire’s free online ACT First Aid class on Jan. 19 offered at 1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. ACT focuses on three first aid skills to save a life in the first few minutes of an emergency before first responders arrive: Antidote for suspected opiate overdoses….