Martha Lake students donate night lights to seniors to prevent falls

Martha Lake Elementary School students donated 478 night lights for South County Fire crews to give to older adults to prevent falls. Firefighters accepted the donated night lights during an all-school assembly Thursday. This is the fourth year the Martha Lake PTA has collected night lights for the Shine A Light to Prevent Falls program….

South County Fire dedicates plaque to honor Commissioner Richard Schrock

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners dedicated a plaque in memory of Commissioner Richard Schrock at the department’s headquarters this week. Schrock served as a fire commissioner in South Snohomish County for more than eight years. He passed away last May after a battle with cancer. Current and former fire commissioners, public safety leaders…

Lynnwood Police Department hires new spokesperson

The Lynnwood Police Department announced Friday that Joanna Small has been appointed the department’s new spokesperson. According to a statement issued by the department, Chief Tom Davis said he hopes the new hire will improve outreach and communication efforts between the department and the community. He added that the decision to hire a media representative…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Jan. 12-18, 2020

Jan. 12 4300 block 198th Street Southwest: A theft from a safety deposit box occurred at Wells Fargo Bank. 4300 block 196th Street Southwest: Windows were reported  broken at a business. 19700 block 50th Avenue West: A vehicle was stolen. 7500 block 196th Street Southwest: Two juvenile shoplifters stole a bottle of alcohol from QFC….

Lynnwood police arrest a man accused of strangling a woman

Lynnwood police said that a 28-year-old man was arrested Monday night for multiple felony assault charges after officers responded to a reported domestic assault. At 11:40 p.m. Monday, police were called to a disturbance at a residence in the 17400 block of 52nd Avenue West after a man allegedly attacked a woman. According to police,…

Reminder: Emergency cold weather shelter open through Thursday, Jan. 16

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open through Thursday, Jan. 16. The shelter opens at 7:15 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest, Lynnwood). Dinner, a warm mat and blanket, and breakfast are provided. If you are not driving, please use the van transportation; do not walk to…

No Coffee with a Cop Jan. 15

Due to weather-related concerns, the Coffee with a Cop event set for Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Edmonds Community College has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled for a later time.

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Jan. 6-11, 2020

Jan. 6 2600 block 196th Street Southwest: Police conducted a warrant arrest after responding to a drug-related incident at McDonald’s. 5100 block 164th Street Southwest: Police conducted a DUI-related arrest. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: An assault was reported at Alderwood Mall. 19600 block Highway 99: A theft occurred at Sprouts Farmers Market. 5200 block…

Vehicle collision with utility pole in unincorporated Lynnwood causes fire, outages

Wiring along a utility pole in unincorporated Lynnwood caught fire and was damaged after it was struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning, causing thousands of outages, according to Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD). Around 2 a.m., the vehicle crashed into a utility pole located near the intersection of 206th Street Southwest and 39th…

South County Fire receives clean audit from state

South County Fire said it has received clean financial and accountability audits in the first review conducted by the Washington State Auditor since the regional fire authority was established in 2017. “It’s important for taxpayers to know we are being good stewards of their resources,” said Jim Kenny, chair of the South County Fire Board…

South County Fire board elects officers and swears in commissioners

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners at its meeting earlier this week swore in five members and unanimously re-elected Jim Kenny as chair and elected Bob Meador as vice chair for 2020. Five commissioners elected in November took the oath of office at the start of the meeting: David Chan, Jim Kenny, Mark Laurence,…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Dec. 29, 2019-Jan. 4, 2020

Dec. 29 20101 block 66th Place West: A vehicle was reported stolen. 7100 block 191st Place Southwest: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance. 20200 block Cedar Valley Road: A rear license plate was stolen from a vehicle. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. 16800 block Highway 99: A…

Tree on power lines disrupts Hwy 99 traffic through Edmonds Monday

A tree fell onto a power line at 230th Street Southwest and Highway 99 Monday afternoon, knocking out power to traffic signals and nearby homes and businesses. As a result of the power outage, Edmonds police closed Highway 99 southbound in the area for a short time until Snohomish County PUD could arrive on the…

Lynnwood residents invited to attend Coffee with a Cop Jan. 15

Officers from the Lynnwood Police Department and community members are invited to come together to discuss local issues, build relationships and drink coffee on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. in Mountlake Terrace Hall at Edmonds Community College. Coffee with a Cop gives community members a chance to ask questions and learn more about the…

No one injured in Lynnwood house fire that displaces three Saturday

No one was injured in an early-afternoon fire that damaged a tri-level home in the 5600 block of 169th Place Southwest in Lynnwood Saturday. According to South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes, the fire was reported around 12:50 p.m. Hynes said “at least one person” was at home when the fire broke out, but got…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Dec. 22-28, 2019

Dec. 22 20100 block 44th Avenue West: A misdemeanor theft was reported at Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle. 20700 block Highway 99: Police responded to a drug-related incident at Super 8, located at the former Rodeo Inn, where illegal drugs were reported to have been found. 18400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: Police reported criminal trafficking…

Update: Missing man found

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department said Wednesday afternoon that a Mountlake Terrace man missing since 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31 has been found safe. Randol Zachry, 76, was seen around 9:30 p.m. near the 4700 block of 227th Street Southwest in Mountlake Terrace. The Edmonds Police Department and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue joined…

Washington State car seat laws changing Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the Washington State car seat laws will be changing, with the goal of ensuring that you are using the correct seat for your child’s age and size. Keeping your child in a proper seat helps to greatly reduce the chances of death or serious injury in a crash. The revised car seat…

No injuries in two-vehicle collision on northbound 36th Avenue West

A two-vehicle, non-injury collision near the 18800 block of 36th Avenue West resulted in a temporary road closure Monday afternoon, Lynnwood police said. At 1:54 p.m., the Lynnwood Police Department tweeted that the crash involved two single-occupant vehicles and blocked both northbound lanes on 36th Avenue West just south of 188th Street Southwest. No injuries…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Dec. 15-20

Dec. 15 18700 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A shoplifting suspect was detained at Alderwood Mall. 5400 block 206th Street Southwest: Police responded to a reported verbal domestic disturbance. 4800 block 180th Street Southwest: Police conducted a warrant arrest. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: Identity theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. 19800 block 50th Avenue West:…

Thirteen South County Fire recruits graduate from Fire Training Academy

Thirteen South County Fire recruits graduated from the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy during a ceremony last week at the Everett Performing Arts Center. Jonathan “Todd” Bailey, Anthony Casanas, Brendan Cleary, Tracy Finch, Kyle Johnson, Everard Lewis II, Karl Long, Julian Markfield, Keanan Metcalfe, Daniel Nelson, Thomas Perillat, Ryan Scott and Michael Swanson were among…