Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 25-July 1, 2021

June 25 22500 block 60th Avenue West: A woman reported that the catalytic converter from her vehicle had been taken some time between Wednesday night and Friday morning while it was parked on the street. 22900 block 72nd Place West: A man said he was the victim of fraud after someone had attempted to open…

Car nearly hits MLT house, catches fire Wednesday night

Updated July 2 with statement from Mountlake Terrace Police Chief A car left the road and stopped just short of hitting a house near the Capri Apartments in the 21400 block of 52nd Avenue West shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. Firefighters from South County Fire reported flames were coming from the vehicle’s…

No injuries in Mountlake Terrace house fire Sunday afternoon

South County Fire crews responded to a fire in the attic of a Mountlake Terrace home Sunday afternoon. Those inside the one-story home, located in the 5900 block of 227th Street Southwest, got out safely and there were no injuries, South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said. The fire was called in at 2:40 p.m….

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 17-25, 2021

June 17 23600 block 52nd Avenue West: A man was arrested following an earlier hit-and-run collision in which the red Honda Fit he was driving had struck two other vehicles in the 5000 block of 238th Place Southwest. The man was then observed by witnesses walking away from the scene through a neighboring yard. Police…

Looking to beat the heat? Some libraries to serve as cooling centers, Edmonds Waterfront Center open for seniors

With an excessive heat warning in effect for Western Washington Friday-Monday, local organizations are offering resources to beat the heat. For starters, Sno-Isle Libraries said it will be offer some of its air-conditioned community libraries as cooling centers through the unprecedented hot days ahead. Locally on Sunday, community libraries in Lynnwood, 19200 44th Ave. W.,  and Mukilteo,…

Due to high fire danger, outdoor burn ban in effect until further notice

Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal on Thursday announced an outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County that goes into effect Friday, June 25, 2021, at 8 a.m. This ban also applies to local municipalities as listed below. This restriction bans outdoor…

Grab your sun hat: ‘Dangerously hot’ weather conditions in forecast Friday-Monday

The National Weather Service Seattle is predicting excessive heat in Western Washington from Friday afternoon through Monday evening, including “dangerously hot” conditions with afternoon highs in the 90s and near 100 possible in some parts of Western Washington Saturday through Monday. The weather service warns that there is the “potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working…

Free ‘Fireworks Banned’ yard signs available from South County Fire

Residents of South County Fire’s service area can order free fireworks ban yard signs online at www.southsnofire.org/fireworks. The deadline for orders is June 28, 9 a.m. Fireworks use is banned throughout southwest Snohomish County. Signs are available while supplies last for residents of the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated communities…

Brier police chief to retire

Updated June 21 with statement from Brier Police Chief Brier Police Chief Mike Catlett, who has been heading up the police department since May 2014, has announced he will be retiring. Catlett has been with the department since 2013, when he started as a patrol officer. He became the interim chief of police in May 2014,…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 11-18, 2021

June 11 6100 block Saint Albion Way: Three male roommates were provided with domestic violence pamphlets following a verbal argument in which police determined nothing physical had occurred. 4700 block 212th Street Southwest: A woman was arrested after violating the conditions of a protection order that stated she could not be within 1,000 feet of…

Verdant seeks consulting services to lead CHART program for South Snohomish County

The Verdant Health Commission has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the CHronic-Utilizer Alternative Response Team (CHART) program leadership. Since 2017, the CHART program has been administered by the Verdant Health Commission in partnership with health care, human services, fire/EMS, and law enforcement organizations. Verdant seeks an organization to take a leadership role in…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: June 4-10, 2021

June 4 6300 block 219th Street Southwest: A man said that someone damaged his Audi A6 sedan fuel door and gas cap while attempting to steal gas from it. The vehicle was parked at Lakeside Apartments. 21400 block 52nd Avenue West: A male employee of the Capri Apartments reported being the victim of harassment after…

Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 19 welcomes new fire engine

South County Fire placed its newest fire engine in service with a traditional push-in ceremony at Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 19 Wednesday morning. The ceremony dates back more than 100 years to the days of horse-drawn equipment. When returning to the station, firefighters had to unhitch the horse team and “push in” the fire wagon….

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 28-June 3, 2021

May 25 6500 block 228th Street Southwest: A vehicle theft was reported after a man learned his blue 2004 Suzuki GSX600R motorcycle had been stolen while he was at work. His roommate noticed the motorcycle was gone and found a screwdriver and removed ignition lying on the ground where it was normally parked. (Note: This…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 20-28, 2021

May 20 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: A woman reported a malicious mischief incident by phone. She said the back window of a borrowed vehicle had been broken out and damage was estimated at approximately $250. May 21 24000 block Van Ry Boulevard: Two subjects were trespassed from the Studio 6 hotel after refusing staff’s…

Home-grown chief Thad Hovis reflects on first year leading South County Fire

You might say that Thad Hovis climbed the ladder, literally, to lead South County Fire. Starting as a volunteer with the Edmonds Fire Department 25 years ago, Hovis has spent half his life working in various fire services roles – and recently celebrated one year serving as the agency’s fire chief. Hovis, 50, who grew…

Three injured in early Thursday morning collision on I-5 near 44th Ave W

Three were reported injured in a four-vehicle, suspected DUI collision that blocked multiple lanes for several hours on Interstate 5 just south of 44th Avenue West in Lynnwood early Thursday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. Around 3:20 a.m., dispatch received calls about a Mazda sedan driving erratically. State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Rocky Oliphant…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 13-19, 2021

May 13 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: A vehicle’s front license plate was reported stolen after its owner discovered the plate missing. She was certain that its screws had been secured tightly and that the plate hadn’t simply fallen off. 15900 block Mill Creek Boulevard: While responding to a request for assistance from the Snohomish…

Edmonds man suspected in child rape captured in Florida

A 34-year-old Edmonds man captured while attempting to flee the country on a sailboat off the Florida coast is being held in Lee County Jail awaiting an extradition hearing to Washington state for charges of child rape and child molestation. Edmonds police began investigating the suspect in January 2021, when a woman reported to Edmonds police…

Reminder: South County Fire offering free online safety classes in May

From child car seat safety to disaster preparedness, South County Fire is hosting free online classes and programs in May. All classes use Zoom and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Register in advance online at www.southsnofire.org/classes. Classes offered in May include: Child Car Seat Safety, May 19, 1 p.m. Learn…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 7-13, 2021

May 7 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: A vehicle owner discovered that someone had entered his unlocked car overnight and stole a battery jumper/charger valued at $85 along with the vehicle’s registration and paperwork from the glove compartment. 7100 block 226th Place Southwest: A man reported his house been broken into, with miscellaneous items stolen…

South County Fire reunites family with Pearl Harbor survivor’s memorabilia

Edmonds resident Kim Sharpe is a Navy veteran, and also works with South County Fire as its veterans outreach coordinator. “So it was just by coincidence (and) good luck,” he said, that the woman who showed up recently at Lynnwood Fire Station 15 with a shadow box of unknown origins happened to encounter him. Fire…