County leaders hosting Public Safety Town Hall in Marysville June 8

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney and County Councilmembers Sam Low, and Nate Nehring are hosting a Public Safety Town Hall from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at the Marysville Opera House. According to organizers, the event is intended to start a dialogue with the community about public safety challenges facing local communities and what can be…

Community invited to open dialogue about public safety on May 26

Lynnwood residents are invited to join local leaders in an open dialogue about public safety on Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Community members are encouraged to share their concerns and ask questions during this town hall event. The event is organized by Lynnwood City Councilmember Julieta Altamirano-Crosby…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 8-14, 2022

May 8 4200 block 196th Street Southwest: A subject was arrested for multiple traffic offenses. 1130 block 4th Avenue South: A burglary suspect was chased and caught with a police K-9. 19600 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A known subject was arrested for DUI. 5600 block 183rd Street Southwest: A woman was arrested after a domestic…

Suspect captured following Monday morning shooting at 164th SW

This story was updated at 6:10 p.m. on May 16 to include new information regarding the case. The Snohomish County Sherriff’s Office arrested a man suspected of shooting another man around 11:40 a.m. Monday in the 1500 block of 164th Street Southwest near Martha Lake. According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe, the 22-year-old victim was…

Escaped inmate with local ties captured in Nevada

Escaped rape suspect and convicted drug trafficker Andrew Kristovich is back in jail. Kristovich escaped an Oregon medium-security federal prison on April 25 and two days later, Edmonds police recovered a stolen car they say he dumped in the parking lot at the Burlington Coat Factory. He was known to have strong ties to Edmonds…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 1-7, 2022

May 1 18600 block 33rd Avenue West: A theft was reported. 5400 block 206th Street Southwest: A juvenile was arrested for malicious mischief. 18400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A known subject selected 15 pairs of jeans from a store, totalling $915. The subject then exited the store without paying for the jeans, resulting in a…

U.S. Marshals looking for violent escaped inmate who left stolen car in Edmonds

An escaped inmate, considered armed and dangerous, dumped a stolen car in the parking lot of the Burlington Coat Factory in Edmonds and is still at large. The U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender task force is hunting 38-year-old Andrew Kristovich, and has been for almost three weeks. The U.S. Attorney in Seattle said that…

South County Fire helping new drivers stay safe with class for teens, parents

Reckless and distracted driving is the number-one killer of teens in the U.S., and South County Fire is hoping to minimize those kinds of accidents in Snohomish County by hosting an Impact teens driving class for both teens and parents. Two online classes will be held on June 23, at noon and at 6 p.m….

Police respond Saturday night to man in crisis at Lynnwood hotel

Lynnwood police Saturday night were called to Hotel International in the 5600 block of 196th Street Southwest to assist with a report of a hotel guest in crisis. The man had barricaded himself in his room, police said at around 7:30 p.m. via Twitter. Nearby rooms were evacuated as a precaution. Police reported at 9…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: April 24-30, 2022

April 24 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: Police responded to a fourth-degree assault. 3200 block 184th Street Southwest: A theft was reported. 19400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A second-degree felony theft was reported. 18600 block Highway 99: A second-degree burglary occurred. 19200 block 68th Avenue West: A subject was arrested for DUI. 7500 block 208th…

Planning a Cinco de Mayo celebration? DUI patrols in Snohomish County Thursday night

The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting DUI emphasis patrols from 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5 to 4 a.m. Friday, May 6. Representatives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol,  Lynnwood Police Department and the Mountlake Terrace Police Department will be doing high-visibility patrols throughout the county. This…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: April 17-23, 2022

April 17 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A third-degree theft was reported. 19300 block Highway 99: A burglary was reported. 4120 block Rucker Avenue: Lynnwood PD assisted Everett police with a K9. 700 block Maple Street: Lynnwood PD assisted Edmonds police with a K9. 19600 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A subject was cited for driving…

Suspect shot by Edmonds police during domestic violence incident Friday dies at hospital

Updated with additional details The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) is investigating a shooting by an Edmonds police officer around noon Friday that resulted in the death of a suspect in a domestic violence incident at a Highway 99 motel. During a briefing with reporters early Friday evening, SMART Team spokesperson Courtney O’Keeffe said that…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: April 10-16, 2022

April 10 19400 block Highway 99: Police made a warrant arrest. Highway 99 / 168th Street Southwest: A subject was arrested for DUI. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A felony theft was reported. 19200 block 44th Avenue West: A subject was cited for reckless driving. 20000 block 64th Avenue West: A window was broken on…

City officials: ‘A safe and welcoming community is our top priority’

Lynnwood’s mayor, city council president, police chief and parks director issued a joint message to the community Monday, stating they “are committed to ensuring our community is safe and that you feel safe.” With the title, “A Safe and Welcoming Community is Our Top Priority,” the message began by acknowledging that the city has been…

Edmonds search and rescue dog nominated for national award

An Edmonds search and rescue dog is one of two canines from Washington state competing for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, an annual nationwide competition. A yellow labrador retriever, Keb is owned by Edmonds resident Suzanne Elshult, a search and rescue (SAR) dog handler. She also serves as president of Cascadia Search and Rescue, an Edmonds-based…

Sheriff’s Office investigating attempted murder-suicide at Mukilteo Speedway apartment complex

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted murder-suicide that occurred early Friday morning at an apartment complex in the 12900 block of Mukilteo Speedway. According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Courtney O’Keeffe, deputies responded at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Friday to reports of multiple gunshots. They located the victim, a 48-year-old woman, with a…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: April 4-9, 2022

April 4 18700 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: Police assisted the fire department with a car fire. 19400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft was reported. 12600 block Highway 99: A weed store was robbed. 2100 block 196th Street Southwest: A stolen vehicle was recovered. 19600 block 44th Avenue West: A subject was arrested for DUI….

Lynnwood police seek public’s help to identify suspects in Daleway Park shooting

Lynnwood police are asking for the public’s help to find those responsible for the death of 70-year-old Lynnwood resident Carl Bridgmon, who was shot while sitting in his vehicle at Lynnwood’s Daleway Park April 5. Police said that Bridgmon was an innocent bystander, caught in the middle of an altercation between two teenagers — whom police interviewed…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: March 27-April 2, 2022

March 27 19400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A felony theft was reported. 20100 block 46th Avenue West: An assault was reported. 19700 block 48th Avenue West: Police responded to a verbal domestic violence call. 5000 block 180th Street Southwest: Police responded to reports of a runaway suspect. 4400 block 196th Street Southwest: A forgery was…

Work Zone Awareness Month points to importance of driving responsibly

The following was published April 4 in the WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation) Blog This was a tough blog to write. We started working on it the second week of March, when it became clear we were seeing a significant rise in major collisions all over the state. We wanted to call more attention…