City of Lynnwood’s annual National Night Out Against Crime to return Aug. 3

The City of Lynnwood will celebrate its annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration in person on Aug. 3 along with other cities across the country. During National Night Out (NNO), residents turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and go out to meet their neighbors in the name of crime prevention. The event…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 13-19, 2021

June 13 4100 block 186th Place Southwest: A resident reported being victim of unemployment fraud out of California. 20800 block 66th Avenue West: A vehicle was prowled. 18200 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft was reported. 18300 block 52nd Avenue West: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance. 18600 block 52nd Avenue West: A verbal…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 6-12, 2021

June 6 16900 block Highway 99: A man attempted to sell stolen golf clubs. 19500 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A subject was arrested for eluding police. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A theft was reported at Fred Meyer. 19600 block 40th Avenue West: A driver was arrested for DUI. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A…

Verdant seeks consulting services to lead CHART program for South Snohomish County

The Verdant Health Commission has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the CHronic-Utilizer Alternative Response Team (CHART) program leadership. Since 2017, the CHART program has been administered by the Verdant Health Commission in partnership with health care, human services, fire/EMS, and law enforcement organizations. Verdant seeks an organization to take a leadership role in…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 30-June 5, 2021

May 30 21300 block Highway 99: Police responded to a disturbance at a car dealership involving a man with a machete in its sheath. No one was injured during the incident. 2400 block 196th Street Southwest: Police responded to a verbal disturbance. 5200 block 188th Street Southwest: A burglary was reported. 18000 block 40th Avenue…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 23-29, 2021

May 23 19200 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A man stole a keyboard and external hard drive. 19200 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft occurred. 20800 block Highway 99: A possible attempted burglary was reported at Lynnwood Gun. Police said the suspects shot out a light. 19100 block Highway 99: Multiple catalytic converters were stolen. 19600…

Home-grown chief Thad Hovis reflects on first year leading South County Fire

You might say that Thad Hovis climbed the ladder, literally, to lead South County Fire. Starting as a volunteer with the Edmonds Fire Department 25 years ago, Hovis has spent half his life working in various fire services roles – and recently celebrated one year serving as the agency’s fire chief. Hovis, 50, who grew…

Three injured in early Thursday morning collision on I-5 near 44th Ave W

Three were reported injured in a four-vehicle, suspected DUI collision that blocked multiple lanes for several hours on Interstate 5 just south of 44th Avenue West in Lynnwood early Thursday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. Around 3:20 a.m., dispatch received calls about a Mazda sedan driving erratically. State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Rocky Oliphant…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 16-21, 2021

May 16 4700 block 211th Street Southwest: A theft was reported. 4300 block 198th Street Southwest: A subject was arrested for fourth-degree assault. 19800 block 50th Avenue West: A catalytic converter was stolen. 6400 block 196th Street Southwest: A vehicle was prowled and a window was smashed to gain entry. 18300 block Alderwood Mall Parkway:…

No injuries reported in vehicle collision on Hwy 99 near 180th St SW

No one was injured in a tw0-vehicle collision that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Highway 99 near 180th Street Southwest, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. Emergency crews responded to a collision reported near 180th Street Southwest and Highway 99 after a driver turning eastbound on 180th failed to yield to northbound traffic and was struck…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 9-15, 2021

May 9 3400 block 132nd Street Southwest: A stolen vehicle was recovered. 20600 block Highway 99: A warrant subject was arrested. 17500 block 52nd Avenue West: Police responded to a disturbance. 3400 block 132nd Street Southwest: A driver was arrested for DUI. 3800 block 189th Place Southwest: A burglary was reported. 20600 block 44th Avenue…

Edmonds man suspected in child rape captured in Florida

A 34-year-old Edmonds man captured while attempting to flee the country on a sailboat off the Florida coast is being held in Lee County Jail awaiting an extradition hearing to Washington state for charges of child rape and child molestation. Edmonds police began investigating the suspect in January 2021, when a woman reported to Edmonds police…

South County Fire reunites family with Pearl Harbor survivor’s memorabilia

Edmonds resident Kim Sharpe is a Navy veteran, and also works with South County Fire as its veterans outreach coordinator. “So it was just by coincidence (and) good luck,” he said, that the woman who showed up recently at Lynnwood Fire Station 15 with a shadow box of unknown origins happened to encounter him. Fire…

Mr. Kleen 76 stations hosting fundraiser for Lynnwood police K-9 unit May 15-16

Mr. Kleen 76 Stations in Lynnwood are hosting a fundraiser for the Lynnwood Police Department’s K-9 unit from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16. Throughout the weekend, a police officer and K-9 partner will be visiting the two car wash and gas stations, located at 19611 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, across from Whole…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 2-8, 2021

May 2 20700 Highway 99: A check was stolen. 3100 block 196th Street Southwest: A warrant subject was arrested. 19700 block 76th Avenue West: Police responded a a felony malicious mischief. 20000 block Highway 99: A vehicle was stolen. 18300 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft was reported at a business. Poplar Way/196th Street Southwest:…

Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill signed into law

A bill that removes non-payment of moving violation-based traffic infractions from a list of actions that can lead to criminal enforcement of license suspensions was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday. SB 5226, sponsored by 32nd District State Sen. Jesse Salomon, removes criminal penalties for an inability to pay traffic fines. Under…

Suspect wanted in Mountlake Terrace apartment complex shooting arrested

The man accused of seriously injuring two people after opening fire in a Mountlake Terrace apartment complex last month was arrested Monday morning, according to the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. Deguialin B. Valdez, 22, of Everett, was arrested in the early hours of May 10 on four counts of first-degree assault in the first degree…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: April 25-May 1, 2021

April 25 Newberg Road/Oak Mill Road: A Lynnwood police K9 unit assisted the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. 9000 block Evergreen Way: A Lynnwood police K9 unit assisted the Everett Police Department search for a burglary suspect. Highway 99/112th Street Southwest: A traffic citation was issued. 19400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A shoplifter was arrested and…

Police: Missing MTHS student found

Bothell police said Tuesday night that they have found a missing 15-year-old Mountlake Terrace High School freshman who ran away from home April 25. Ema Catalan, from the Lynnwood/Bothell area, was located and her family was enroute to join her, police said.

South County Fire offering free online safety classes in May

From child car seat safety to disaster preparedness, South County Fire is hosting free online classes and programs in May. All classes use Zoom and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Register in advance online at www.southsnofire.org/classes. Classes offered in May include: Child Car Seat Safety, May 5, 6 p.m., or…

Police, family seek missing 15-year-old high school student

Police and family members are looking for a 15-year-old Mountlake Terrace High School freshman who ran away from home April 25 and hasn’t been seen since. Ema Catalan lives in the Lynnwod/Bothell area and is believed to be nearby. She is described as Hispanic, 5’1″ with shoulder-length curly black hair that has a red underneath…

South County Fire offers five steps to prepare for fire season

While South Snohomish County may not see wildland fires on the same scale as those in rural areas of Eastern Washington, experts expect the risk of wildfire west of the Cascades to increase with climate change and population growth. Under the right weather conditions, west-side fires can be fast-moving, South County Fire said. This happened…