DUI patrols out this weekend in Snohomish County

The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting DUI emphasis patrols Friday, Dec. 6 from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m.  Representatives from Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Lynnwood Police, Mountlake Terrace Police, Everett Police and Mill Creek Police will be doing high visibility…

Annual Shop with a Cop event helps kids in need

Christmas came early Wednesday night for a group of Edmonds School District kids in need who participated in the 11th annual Shop with a Cop event at the Lynnwood Target. Volunteers from South Snohomish County law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and members of the military paired with nearly 100 children to help them shop for…

Prosecuting attorney defends decision not to file charges in Harvey’s Lounge case

Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Cornell came before the Edmonds Diversity Commission Wednesday night to defend the decision of his office not to charge a Lynnwood woman with malicious harassment in connection with racially motivated threats involving two African American teenagers outside Edmonds’ Harvey’s Lounge. Police charging documents filed with the prosecutor’s office following the…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 24-30, 2019

Nov. 24 16900 block Highway 99: Lynnwood police responded to a reported sex offense involving a prostitution offer. 19300 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A vehicle was prowled while it was parked in the Hampton Inn and Suites hotel parking lot. The owner reported tools valued at $5,000 stolen from the vehicle. 19800 block 50th Avenue…

Fire District 1 Board to celebrate 74 years of service at final meeting Dec. 3

The Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners will celebrate 74 years of service at its final meeting on Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. The fire district in unincorporated south Snohomish County will be dissolved at the end of the year, a decision overwhelmingly approved…

Three-car crash injures two, downs power pole

A three-vehicle collision on 184th Street Southwest near Alderwood Mall Parkway Friday afternoon left two with minor injuries and knocked over a power pole that blocked traffic for more than an hour, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. A man and a woman from the same vehicle were transported to the hospital for minor injuries…

Cold weather shelter to open in temporary location on Thanksgiving

Due to the cold weather expected this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the South Snohomish County Cold Weather Shelter will be opened in a temporary location at Good Shepherd Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 28. Guests will be offered dinner, a mat, blanket, blanket and breakfast. The shetler is scheduled to open at 7:15 p.m. and guests…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 17-23, 2019

Nov. 17 19800 block 40th Avenue West: Police responded to an alleged assault after a victim reported being pepper sprayed. 18900 block 44th Avenue West: Police responded to a DUI-related collision. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. 18400 block 33rd Avenue West: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance….

Tips for a safe Thanksgiving, from South County Fire

As you prepare your Thanksgiving meal, keep fire safety in mind. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The association and South County Fire offer the following safety tips to help avoid a Thanksgiving fire: – Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 10-16, 2019

Nov. 10 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: Two shoplift suspects were arrested in the Fred Meyer parking lot. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A misdemeanor theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. 4300 block 179th Place Southwest: A vehicle was prowled. 18700 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft occurred at Macy’s in Alderwood Mall. 3100 block…

South County Fire declines to select fire chief from among three finalists

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners interviewed three finalists for the position of fire chief on Nov.15, but in the end decided not to move forward with any of them. Finalists were Bryan Brice, Chris Riley and Brian Schaeffer. “All of the fire chiefs were experienced and knowledgeable, but the board did not find…

Community Transit release images of Edmonds CC assault suspect

Community Transit has released images of the suspect accused of assaulting a man on Edmonds Community College campus early Wednesday morning. According to the Lynnwood Police Department, the male suspect was accused of following a 50-year-old man off the bus when it stopped at Edmonds CC campus. The victim said he was walking toward the…

Lynnwood police seeking suspect in Edmonds CC campus assault

The Lynnwood Police Department is investigating an alleged assault that occurred early Wednesday morning at Edmonds Community College, leaving one man with minor injuries. At 6:45 a.m., a 50-year-old man reported he was assaulted on the Edmonds CC campus near the bus terminal after getting off of a Community Transit bus. According to the victim,…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 3-9, 2019

Nov. 3 4800 block 196th Street Southwest: A traffic stop led to the vehicle being impounded pending a search warrant for narcotics. 19300 block 60th Avenue West:  A man and woman who were suspected of shoplifting were arrested for warrants and possession of drug paraphernalia. 6200 block 200th Street Southwest: A man was arrested for…

Public invited to meet South County Fire Chief finalists Nov. 14

The public is invited to meet the three finalists for South County Fire Chief at a reception on Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. The finalists are: Bryan Brice, current Fire Chief for the City of Mount Vernon. Christopher Riley, a retired Fire Chief most recently…

Be prepared for cold and wet days ahead with these safety tips

The City of Lynnwood is preparing for the cold and wet season, and here’s what you can do to prepare too: Cover and wrap hose bibs in the front and back of your house to prevent freezing pipes. Remove debris such as leaves and packed snow from storm drains. This will help alleviate drainage problems…

Suspect in 196th Street bank robbery arrested, Lynnwood police say

A man accused of robbing a Lynnwood bank and attempting to rob another on Tuesday is now in police custody, Lynnwood police said. According to a statement released by the Lynnwood Police Department, a man who entered two banks on Nov. 5 with the intent to rob them was arrested in Mount Vernon on unrelated…

Medical examiner identifies two children who died in Lynnwood townhouse fire

The names of two siblings who died in a Lynnwood townhouse fire Sunday, Nov. 3 have been released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. The deaths were accidental and due to smoke inhalation, the medical examiner said. The victims are 15-year-old Victoria Jimenez Lopez of Shoreline and her 7-year-old brother Mardoqueo Jimenez Lopez. They were…

Lynnwood police searching for man accused of robbing two banks

Lynnwood police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed two banks  near 196th Street Southwest Tuesday morning. At 11:33 a.m., Lynnwood police received a call from KeyBank — located in the 19800 block of 44th Avenue West — that an adult male implied he had a weapon with the intent to rob the bank,…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Oct. 27-Nov. 1, 2019

Oct. 27 20500 block 56th Avenue West: Police responded to a domestic violence incident after threats were reportedly made. 5200 block 176th Street Southwest: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance between a husband and wife. 19900 block Scriber Lake Road: Police assisted an elderly woman in her residence after she fell. The woman was…

One in custody, three injured in five-car collision on Interstate 5 north of Lynnwood

A 44-year-old Bothell man was arrested and booked into Snohomish County Jail following a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 just north of Lynnwood Sunday that injured threes The man, suspected of driving while intoxicated, is under investigation for vehicular assault because one of the victims involved in the collision sustained a broken leg, said Washington State Patrol…

Siblings from Shoreline were victims of Lynnwood townhouse fire

South County Fire has released additional information about the two juveniles who died in a fire that engulfed a Lynnwood townhouse Sunday. The victims found in the Lynnwood Townhouse apartments, in the 6700 block 196th Street Southwest, were siblings — a 15-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy — from Shoreline, said South County Fire spokesperson…

Two children die in Lynnwood townhouse fire Sunday

Two children died and a third was injured during a Sunday afternoon fire at the Lynnwood Town Home apartments in the 6700 block 196th Street Southwest. Authorities are investigating the cause of the two-alarm blaze, which was reported at 2:37 p.m. Sunday, and generated columns of smoke visible from miles away. The age and sex…

DUI suspected in Lynnwood vehicle rollover that injured four Saturday

Four teen passengers were injured in a DUI-related vehicle rollover crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 5 near the 196th Street Southwest exit, according to Washington State Patrol. At 4:45 a.m., state troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover involving a 2010 Honda CRV that left the roadway while taking the 196th Street…