Tips to avoid being a victim of holiday crime

The City of Mountlake Terrace reminds residents that the holidays can be a prime time for crime and a few simple steps can help keep you safe this time of year. Home Safety Tips: Lock doors and windows when away, even if just for a short while. Leave a light on and ask neighbors to keep…

Happening nearby: Lynnwood man pleads not guilty to attempted murder, arson and assault

Lynnwood resident David Morgan appeared Monday before Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Bruce I. Weiss to answer charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree arson and first-degree assault. In the courtroom were more than a dozen friends and family of his alleged victim, ex-wife Brenda Welch. Morgan pleaded not guilty to all charges. As previously reported…

Shop with a Cop and First Responders bring holiday cheer to children

The sixth annual Shop with a Cop and First Responders and the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation celebrated the holiday season by taking almost 100 kids shopping this week. Each kid received a $50 gift card and was accompanied on their shopping trip by a cop or first responder. Refreshments were provided by Target. Frontier Communications also was a…

Domestic abuse: Experts say you often miss it even when it’s close to home

With formal charges of attempted murder now filed against David Morgan for savagely beating and attempting to set fire to his ex-wife Brenda Welch, many in the community are asking questions about domestic violence and its early danger signs, what to look for and what to do if you suspect something. According to prosecutors, Morgan…

Fire District 1 promotes six to rank of captain

Six firefighters promoted to the rank of captain were sworn in at the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night. Captains are responsible for supervising shift personnel at the fire station level — overseeing a crew of three to five firefighters. New captains at Fire District 1 are: Kevin Fetter assigned…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Monday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Monday, Dec. 1 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, please meet at…

All Edmonds School District students eligible for free third-grade swim lessons

The Verdant Health Commission has renewed a three-year grant to provide free swim lessons to all third-grade students in the Edmonds School District. Vouchers for a set of swim lessons have been distributed to all third grade students districtwide. The vouchers may be used at any participating facility: Lynnwood Recreation Center, Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion and…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Saturday and Sunday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-30 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, please meet…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Friday and Saturday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-29 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering,…

Residents encouraged to enroll in emergency alert system

Mountlake Terrace residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for up-to-date emergency notifications through an emergency management alert system. Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, in coordination with the county’s 911 Call Centers including SNOCOM Dispatch Center, opened public enrollment in the county’s MyStateUSA Alert Sense System in 2011. The City and other emergency…

Be careful with candles during the holiday season

December is the peak time of year for home candle fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Each year, an estimated 15,600 home structure fires started by candles are reported to local fire departments resulting in an estimated 150 deaths, 1,270 injuries and over $500 million in estimated property loss. Did you know that…

Burn ban lifted in Snohomish County

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted the burn ban for Snohomish County. The front expected this evening is showing rain and winds that will clear the air. However, daytime winds will not be sufficient to significantly reduce pollution levels in King and Pierce counties, especially in areas where wood burning is common. So both…

Avoid being a victim of crime this holiday season

The holidays can be a prime time for crime so the City of Mountlake Terrace is offering a few simple suggestions that can help keep you safe this time of year. Home Safety Tips: Lock doors and windows when away, even if just for a short while. Leave a light on and ask neighbors to keep an…

Happening nearby: Cooking fire causes $400,000 in damage to Edmonds home

Unattended cooking is being blamed for a fire that caused more than $400,000 damage and displaced a couple from their Edmonds home Tuesday afternoon. Dispatchers received multiple calls reporting the fire at the single-story house in the 22500 block of 93rd Place West at around 12:30 p.m. A man and his dog were inside the…

City recommends residents plan ahead for emergencies

The City of Mountlake Terrace reminds residents that it is important for them to take time to prepare for potential emergencies as winter approaches. Snow and windstorms, floods, earthquakes, fire, extended power outages and influenza outbreaks are emergencies that the region has experienced and they can happen again at anytime. Citizens should prepare to take care of themselves,…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Tuesday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 18 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, please meet…

Mountlake Terrace Police warn of possible child lurings

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is warning the community that in the past week there has been an additional report of a possible child luring. In this incident, the male suspect, who was reported to have a Russian accent, attempted to contact a student and asked to be shown how to get to nearby schools. The…

Reminder: Third grade students eligible for free swim lessons at Rec Pavilion

Beginning in November, third grade students who either reside or attend school in the Edmonds School District will have the opportunity to have free swim lessons at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion thanks to a grant from the Verdant Health Commission. This swim lesson program is set to start at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion…

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Oct. 25 5100 block of 228th St. SW. DUI. A man was arrested after he drove a vehicle off a driveway and into a tree. Oct. 27 22100 block of 61st Ave. W. Found property. A black key ring with a Nissan car key…

Don’t be spooked: Be safe on Halloween

While Halloween is supposed to be scary, parents shouldn’t be afraid to teach their children how to be safer. With Halloween being one of the most dangerous days of the year for child pedestrians – it’s essential for parents to prepare their children properly to stay safe while trick or treating. Here are some safety tips…

Police give chase and capture suspected car thief – next to police station

It didn’t take long for Edmonds police to nab a suspected car thief who led them on a brief pursuit by car from the Edmonds Highway 99 Dollar Store to Mountlake Terrace Sunday night. The suspect bailed from the stolen vehicle “and was apprehended by officers and K9 Hobbs after a brief foot chase through…

First responders in South Snohomish County gear up to meet Ebola threat

In response to the worldwide Ebola threat, Snohomish County health and emergency response officials have put new procedures and specialized equipment in place, provided special training to response crews, and are closely coordinating with hospitals and personnel from neighboring jurisdictions, all to ensure that Ebola never gets a foothold here. “We’ve added some specific questions…