Lynnwood police meet with local business owners to discuss safety, new policing laws

Lynnwood police joined local business owners at a Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday to learn how police can support the business community and to provide an update on how the police department is working to make the city safer. The Lynnwood Chamber hosted the in-person event at Lynndale Park Picnic Shelter after nearly a…

Updated: Missing Everett woman located

Everett police said Wednesday that 18-year-old Everett resident Rebecca Haskins, who was reported as missing and possibly endangered on Sept. 13, has been located and is safe.  

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Sept. 5-11, 2021

Sept. 5 Highway 99/168th Street Southwest: A hit-and-run collision occurred. 20700 block Highway 99: Police investigated a death at the Super 8 hotel. 3700 block 196th Sreet Southwest: A vehicle was prowled. 19400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: Police investigated a theft at a business. 18600 block 33rd Avenue West: A robbery was reported. 6500 block…

Medic One Foundation, fire agencies bring life-saving mobile app to Snohomish County

Snohomish County fire agencies, Snohomish County 911 and the Medic One Foundation on Tuesday announced the launch of PulsePoint, a free mobile app that empowers community members to save lives. PulsePoint uses location-based technology to alert CPR-trained residents to a nearby cardiac arrest. Those residents can then voluntarily respond and start CPR in the critical…

Lynnwood City Council approves contract to build Community Justice Center

After listening to more than two hours of public comments in opposition, the Lynnwood City Council voted Monday to approve the construction contract for the controversial Community Justice Center project. The $69-million project includes redeveloping the city’s police department, jail and municipal courts and expanding to partner with the neighboring Community Health Center to provide…

Lynnwood residents give feedback on proposed Community Recovery Center

Lynnwood residents were invited Friday night to provide feedback on the proposed Community Recovery Center aimed at offering emergency behavioral health services. In response to public criticisms, the Lynnwood City Council voted last month to delay construction on the $69 million Community Justice Center project, which includes redeveloping and expanding the city’s police department, jail…

Police investigating vehicle collision at Lynnwood Gun

Tthis story was updated at 1:55 p.m. with more details from the Lynnwood Police Department. Lynnwood police are investigating a collision that occurred late Sunday morning at Lynnwood Gun on Highway 99 after a vehicle crashed into the front of the store. Police responded to an alarm triggered at the gun shop — located at 20829…

South County Fire urges parents to take precautions for preventing window falls

South County Fire is urging parents and caregivers of young children to take precautions as injuries from child window falls are nearing record-setting levels in Snohomish County. “At least 10 window falls have occurred in Snohomish County since April – including three in the last week,” said Wendy Burchill, Snohomish Health District Healthy Communities communications…

South County Fire investigating early morning blaze in Hwy 99’s Plum Tree Plaza

Updated with additional details, photos South County Fire is investigating a three-alarm fire that occurred early Saturday morning in the 22300 block of Highway 99. At approximately 5:30 a.m., crews responded to multiple reports from passersby of a fire in Plum Tree Plaza, located at 22315 Highway 99. South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes said…

County outdoor burn ban modified to allow recreational fires

Due to reduced fire danger, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office has modified its burn ban from Stage 2 to Stage 1, effective Sept. 10. The Stage 1 ban will allow recreational fires in approved fire pits. Recreational fires are less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high and are for cooking and…

Lynnwood man sentenced to 10 years in prison for gun and drug trafficking

A 39-year-old Lynnwood man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 10 years in prison for federal charges stemming from his drug and gun trafficking, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Jose L. Casablanca and co-defendant Jessie N. Cruz were arrested in late July 2020 following a lengthy undercover investigation. In May 2021, Casablanca…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2021

Aug. 29 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A woman stole from a business, left through an emergency exit, then propositioned a neighbor with sex to let her hide from the police. She was cited and released. 6400 block 196th Street Southwest: Police responded to a harassment report. 4900 block 196th Street Southwest: A driver was…

Sheriff’s Office detectives seek witnesses to fatal Monday night collision in Lynnwood

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a fatal collision involving three vehicles at the intersection of 25th Avenue West and 164th Street Southwest around 10:30 p.m. Monday. When deputies and collision investigation unit detectives arrived Monday night, they found the victim — a 34-year-old Edmonds woman — deceased at the scene. A second vehicle…

Local firefighters union tells governor it opposes COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The union representing South County Fire’s nearly 300 firefighters has sent a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, stating that union members “respectfully disagree” with the governor’s proclamation requiring that all state firefighters be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Oct. 18 or lose their jobs. “IAFF Local 1828 is not against vaccines, however we are…

Registration deadline Sept. 10 for next week’s Lynnwood Chamber outdoor lunch

The Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce will hold its Wednesday, Sept. 15 luncheon outdoors at the Lynndale Park Picnic Shelter. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 10. Attendees will hear from the Lynnwood Police Department on what recent police-related legislation means to Lynnwood, as well as tips on safety for you and your business. There will…

City council Sept. 7 set to review new plans for Lynnwood Community Justice Center

After returning from its summer recess, the Lynnwood City Council will meet Tuesday night to discuss new plans for the Community Justice Center  — a $69 million redevelopment project for the city’s jail, municipal courts and expansion — that include a multi-level community recovery center. Last month, the council voted to postpone approval of funding…

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office launches body camera test program

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it has started a test program to outfit selected sheriff’s office deputies with body-worn cameras. In the initial test program, 12 body-worn cameras will be deployed to sheriff’s office deputies. The initial test program consists of three different body camera vendors that will each supply four test cameras…

Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating fatal Tuesday night collision in Lynnwood area

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occured at the intersection of 204th Street Southwest and 28th Avenue West in the unincorporated Alderwood Manor area around 10 p.m. Tuesday. When sheriff’s office deputies arrived, they found the victim, a 58-year-old Everett man, deceased at the scene. Two adult passengers who…

First responders launch pedestrian safety campaign in Edmonds, Lynnwood

The Edmonds Police Department, Lynnwood Police Department, South County Fire and Snohomish County Target Zero are teaming up to focus on safety in busy corridors where car-pedestrian collisions are on the rise. This special emphasis, which started Wednesday, will take place in five zones where police and fire have seen an increase in pedestrian crashes…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 22-28, 2021

Aug. 22 3200 block 184th Street Southwest: A theft occurred. 20200 block 46th Avenue West: A vehicle was stolen. 4800 block 196th Street Southwest: A subject was removed from a property. 4800 block 196th Street Southwest: A man who was removed from a business returned and assaulted a store clerk. Aug. 23 23700 block Interstate…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 15-21, 2021

Aug. 15 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A subject was arrested for theft. 18400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft was reported at Kohl’s. 16400 block 66th Avenue West: Police responded to a domestic verbal domestic disturbance. 20700 block 55th Avenue West: A package was stolen. 3600 block 170th Street Southwest: A residential burglary was…

Several vehicles prowled at Edmonds College, gun reported stolen

This story was updated with more information from the Lynnwood Police Department. A gun was reported stolen after several vehicles parked at Edmonds College were broken into Tuesday night, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. At 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said they received a call about three people— two males and one female, possibly late…

Update: Suspect who allegedly fired gun at Snohomish County deputy  taken into custody

Updated at 8 p.m. with news that suspect was taken into custody. A man who allegedly fired a .45 caliber pistol at a uniformed Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputy in the Lynnwood area earlier this week was taken into custody Friday night. According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Lt.Jason Toner, the suspect — 30-year-old Collin M. Irons, was…

Statewide DUI patrols starting Aug. 20 dedicated to memory of Lynnwood police officer

Law enforcement across Washington will dedicate their annual August impaired driving emphasis patrols to long-time Lynnwood Police Officer Mark Brinkman. The patrols run Aug. 20 through Sept. 6. Brinkman, who died in April, was a nationally known leader in DUI enforcement. He was also a drug recognition expert (DRE) and DRE instructor who trained officers…