Car theft suspect surrenders to police; family will be displaced

The car theft suspect who barricaded himself inside a home just behind the Ranch 99 Market on Highway 99 was taken into custody without incident after a police manhunt that lasted several hours Thursday. Edmonds Police Department spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley said the suspect apparently attempted to start a small fire before coming out of…

Car theft suspect surrenders to police

Edmonds police report that the car theft suspect who barricaded himself inside a home in the 7200 block of 224th Street Southwest is in custody. We’ll have a full report soon.

City Departments to look ahead to 2015 at Monday’s Mountlake Terrace City Council meeting

If you’re wondering what’s in store for Mountlake Terrace in 2015, Monday’s City Council meeting should provide some of the answers. A presentation on all City departments’ 2015 workplans will be provided. Departments include Administrative Services, City Manager’s Office, Community and Economic Development, Engineering/Public Works, Facilities, Finance, Parks Services, Police Department, and Recreation. The Council Council…

Snohomish County dispatch centers testing text to 9-1-1 capabilities

Snohomish County 9-1-1 centers are in the testing phase of a service that would allow people to text 9-1-1 in circumstances in which calling for help is impossible or dangerous for the caller. SNOCOM 9-1-1 begins testing this week. SNOPAC plans to test later in the year. It’s unknown at this time how long the…

Clean out your medicine cabinets, Snohomish County Sheriff urges

Snohomish County is at “the epicenter” of heroin use in Washington state, County Sheriff Ty Trenary told members of the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce during their monthly networking breakfast Thursday. One key to solving the problem? Ridding our medicine cabinets of all unused opiate-based pain medication. “The target age for heroin addiction is 15- to…

Edmonds School Board briefed on new response policy for violent intruders

The Edmonds School District is planning to adopt a new response policy to deal with potential violent intruders. District staff briefed the Board of Directors on the changes during Tuesday’s Board meeting. The current practice when faced with a violent intruder is to go into a lockdown in which students assemble in a classroom or…

April Pools Day coming April 11 to Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion

Summer is just around the corner and that means days by the pool and at the beach. Before you dive into the water, make sure you and your family get safely prepared for seasonal water-related activities by attending April Pools Day on Saturday, April 11 from 9:45 a.m. to noon at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion…

Registration open for upcoming disaster preparedness classes

How will you keep your family safe and assist others in a disaster? Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. As seen in the wake of Oso mudslide, Hurricane Sandy and other recent events, it may take hours to days for emergency responders to meet the needs of the public following a major disaster. The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency…

Update: Mountlake Terrace boy with autism found in Seattle

Updated at 6:50 p.m. Thursday Edmonds police reported that Tristan Basco was located unharmed in Seattle. Posted at 3:10 p.m. Thursday: Edmonds police are requesting the public’s helping in locating a 19-year-old Mountlake Terrace student with autism who walked away from the former Woodway High School campus at 23200 100th Ave. W. around 11:45 a.m….

Happening nearby: Family, friends remember legacy of fallen firefighter

It’s been more than 20 years since former Lynnwood Aquatics Supervisor Randy Terlicker passed away tragically in the line of duty as a Seattle firefighter during a warehouse fire. But the memory and legacy of Terlicker endures. Family, friends and even people, who did not personally know Terlicker yet were inspired by him, gathered for the Randy…

Fire District 1 issues tips for candle use after fire in Edmonds

  A lit candle placed too close to combustible materials sparked a bedroom fire that caused more than $50,000 damage at an Edmonds home Sunday night, according to fire investigators. A neighbor reported the fire around 9:20 p.m. at a single-story house with a daylight basement in the 17400 block of 69th Pl. W. Five…

Update: Missing man located

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reports that John Cole was located by a Community Transit operator. The 74-year-old man with dementia was reported missing this morning at a Safeway in Lynnwood.

Fire District 1 fire calls, Feb. 5-18

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 808 calls Feb. 5-18: 652 emergency medical aid calls, 69 motor vehicle collisions, 30 fires, 19 service calls, 9 natural gas leaks and 29 automatic fire alarms. Feb. 5 COLLISION: At 8:07 a.m., a two-car collision was reported on southbound I-5 south of 128th Street SW. Firefighters transported…

Washington State Patrol seeks witnesses to Saturday’s rollover school bus collision

The Washington State Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team is looking for witnesses to last Saturday night’s incident in which a King’s Schools bus rolled over as it exited Interstate 5 at SR 104, injuring at least nine occupants returning from a King’s High School basketball game in Mount Vernon. Detectives are seeking witnesses to the…

Driver of King’s bus that flipped at I-5 exit says brakes failed

The Washington State Patrol reported early Sunday that the driver of a King’s Schools bus that overturned on Highway 104 in Mountlake Terrace after exiting Interstate 5 southbound Saturday night said that the bus brakes failed prior to the accident that sent nine members of the King’s High School basketball team to the hospital late…

Ham radio courses offered Emergency Services Coordinating Agency

Registration is now open for Amateur (“ham” radio) Technician and Extra License courses being offered by the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) in March at Brier City Hall. The Extra License course will begin on Monday, Mar. 9, and run for 10 weeks. The entry-level Technician course will begin on Monday, Mar. 30, and run for seven…

Mountlake Terrace to offer free swim lessons for third graders

Third grade students who either reside or attend school in the Edmonds School District have the opportunity to have free swim lessons at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion thanks to a grant from the Verdant Health Commission. The Verdant Health Commission awarded a grant that provides up to three sessions of swim lessons through a…

Insurance Commissioner, State Patrol urge 12s to drive safely on Super Bowl Sunday

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and the Washington State Patrol urge Seahawks fans and all Washington drivers to be extra careful on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. Mixing too much booze and driving can really wallop your wallet. According to Nerd Wallet, the cost of a driving under the influence (DUI) ticket in Washington state…

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class starts Jan. 15

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. The next session runs from Jan. 15-March 5 at the Northshore Fire Station. Professional emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, so citizens like you…