Autumn yard work now can ensure fire safety year round

With cloudy skies, rain, and windy conditions, it is clear that autumn has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office advises residents that a little yardwork around your home now can improve your fire safety and help firefighters respond to emergencies. · Clear leaves and other debris from your roof and…

Charges filed in shooting of three at Edmonds’ Boo Han Market

First-degree murder and assault charges were filed in Snohomish County Superior Court Friday against a 27-year-old Everett man who allegedly shot his estranged wife and two others at Edmonds’ Boo Han Market, located in the 22000 block of Highway 99, Sept. 30. Duy Phuong Nguyen of Everett has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a…

Lynnwood police: Missing woman found

The Lynnwood Police Department said that a 25-year-old Lynnwood woman missing since last week has been found safe. Azara M. Sheikh was last seen Friday, Oct. 16.

Lynnwood police ask for public’s help in locating missing woman

The Lynnwood Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance locating a missing and endangered 25-year-old Lynnwood woman. According to witnesses, Azara M. Sheikh was last seen Friday, Oct. 16. Sheikh is developmentally delayed and functions at about a 13-year-old level.  Police said they think Sheikh may have met someone online and that she has…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Oct. 11-17, 2020

Oct. 11 18200 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: Police responded to a burglary report at Residence Inn by Marriott. 14600 block Madison Way: A driver was cited for a drug crime during a traffic stop. 18900 block 72nd Avenue West: A dog was attacked by two other dogs. 176th Street Southwest/Highway 99: Police made a DUI…

Fundraiser launched for two in Lynnwood who lost everything in Oct. 6 mobile home fire

An Edmonds couple has launched a fundraiser for two people left homeless following an Oct. 6 mobile home fire in Lynnwood. Carol Kinney of Edmonds said that she and her husband Doug Lofstrom started the fundraiser to raise $5,000 for Lofstrom’s 66-year-old niece and 69-year-old nephew, both of whom have health issues. “They did not have…

South County Fire seeks voter approval of benefit charge for emergency services

South County Fire is asking voters in Lynnwood and unincorporated Snohomish County to consider approving a benefit charge that would change the way property owners pay for emergency services. The measure – sponsored by the Regional Fire Authority (RFA) — will appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot, which is being mailed out to…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Oct. 4-10, 2020

Oct. 4 20900 block Highway 99: Police responded to a reported weapons violation. 18000 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft occurred at Gourmet Latté. 17200 block Highway 99: A theft was reported at Walmart. 19100 block 48th Avenue West: A van was stolen while it was parked at the owner’s residence. 18700 block Alderwood Mall…

Annual Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake drill set for Oct. 15

The annual Great Washington ShakeOut — a statewide earthquake preparedness drill — will still be happening at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, although it’s likely going to look a little different this year. Due to COVID-19, work environments continue to adapt and change. Some schools and colleges are still operating completely online. However, despite COVID-related…

Lynnwood man dies in Tuesday night mobile home fire

A man died in a mobile home fire in Lynnwood Tuesday night in the 3800 block of 164th Street Southwest, according to South County Fire. At 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, South County Fire crews were dispatched to a fire reported at Candlewood Estates Mobile Home Park, located in the 3800th block of 164th Street Southwest. By…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2020

Sept. 27 4100 block Lincoln Way: Police made a drug-related arrest. 5200 block 180th Street Southwest: A burglary was reported at Public Storage after a storage unit was broken into. 4800 block 196th Street Southwest: A theft occurred at an am/pm convenience store. 19500 block Highway 99: A theft was reported at CVS Pharmacy. 6800…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Sept.20-26, 2020

Sept. 20 17200 block Highway 99: A theft was reported at Walmart. 16700 block 36th Avenue West: A woman reported a verbal domestic disturbance. 16700 block 36th Avenue West: A man was assaulted. 17200 block Highway 99: A theft occurred at Walmart. 17200 block Highway 99: A vehicle was reported stolen while it was parked…

Snohomish County PUD warns of scammers targeting customers

Snohomish County PUD has received multiple reports of scammers targeting customers in recent days. The PUD is warning customers about this increase as scammers attempt to take advantage during this uncertain time. These potential scams may be committed over the phone, through mailers, via text messages or by people visiting homes or business. Common techniques…

South County Fire promotes Jason Isotalo to assistant chief of operations

South County Fire Deputy Chief Jason Isotalo has been promoted to assistant chief of operations. In this role, Isotalo leads the regional fire authority’s operations division, which is responsible for equipping, staffing and operating 14 fire stations to provide prompt fire and emergency medical response to more than 250,000 residents of southwest Snohomish County. He…

Police release details about four-vehicle collision on 196th SW that injured three

The Lynnwood Police Department has released additional details regarding the four-vehicle collision that injured three people and closed part of 196th Street Southwest for several hours Wednesday morning. According to police, the suspect driver — a 39-year-old Lynnwood man — was booked into Snohomish County Jail and is facing multiple counts of vehicular assault after…

County: Outdoor burn ban modified to allow recreational fires

With rain lessening fire danger, recreational fires are now allowed in Snohomish County, the fire marshal’s office said. Recreational fires are defined as “less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high and are for cooking and pleasure only.” Recreational fires must be contained within a fire pit that has been cleared of all…