Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Machete wielding man at Studio 6, shots fired and smart police work

Below are an assortment of police reports and activity from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department from the past week or so. Don’t forget to come to the MLT PD open house tonight, Tuesday May 17, from 6-8pm. More details here.

On Wednesday, 5/11/2011 at 5:09 PM, officers responded to a call at the Studio Six Motel on a report of 2 males and a female approaching one of the rooms with one of the males carrying a machete. Officers made contact with the suspects as they were driving away. The suspects admitted that they had been at the motel and were going to confront the person they believed had stolen a computer.During a search of the suspect’s vehicle, officers located drugs and drug paraphernalia. One of the suspects was arrested for the drugs and the other was cited for a driving violation.

On Monday, 5/9/2011 around 2:38 AM, Sergeant Pickard was called out as a SMART Team investigator (SMART= Snohomish Multi-Agency Response Team) to assist in the investigation of shots fired situation involving Everett officers. Everett officers had been fired upon and exchanged gunfire with a suspect during a pursuit. The officers and suspect were not hit during the exchange and the suspect was later arrested at an Everett apartment.

On Tuesday, 5/10/2011 Chief Wilson, the commanders and available supervisors attended the FBI’s Lessons Learned, Spring 2011 training. This session of training covered ?Why Teens Kill, Warning Signs, Causes, Triggers and Prevention.? The class was presented by author (Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer and The Encyclopedia of Teen Killers) and noted speaker, Phil Chalmers. On Wednesday, 5/11/2011 Chief Wilson and Commanders Hansen and McCaul attending training that was put on by the Seattle FBI office at the Snohomish County Cathcart facility. The training covered the FBI’s role in ?Color of Law/Excessive Force Investigations.? This training will be shared with
sergeants and acting sergeants at their June training.

On Wednesday, 5/11/2011 City of Edmonds Police Chief, Al Compaan, passed along his thanks to Police Chief Wilson for the response of Sergeant Kevin Pickard and Sergeant Scott Burkett as well as Officer Brian Osborn to the report of shots fired at Edmonds-Woodway High School the previous day. This turned out to be a hoax. More from My Edmonds News.

On 5/5/2011, Code Enforcement observed nuisance code violations at a property located in the 5600 block of 236th St SW. Observed was an inoperable vehicle in the front yard as well as miscellaneous debris and trash that appeared to be being stored in the side and back yards. The vehicle had an expired license from 2010 and was covered in green moss. A Notice of Violation was prepared and sent to the property residents. Code Enforcement will follow up on May 21 to check for compliance.

Police used a drug suspect and digital clues to track down theif. Read more about it here.

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