A positive impact of social distancing: fewer traffic collisions

One positive outcome from the people staying at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak: fewer vehicle crashes. According to a new study from Seattle’s Davis Law Group, cities and counties across Washington state, vehicle traffic on roads, highways, and interstates has fallen dramatically over the past few weeks as the local officials recommended that residents stay…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: March 15-21, 2020

March 15 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: Three phones were reported stolen at Alderwood Mall. 19700 block 68th Avenue West: Police conducted a warrant arrest. 18400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A shoplifting suspect was arrested at Kohl’s. The subject also had drugs in their possession. 4600 block 200th Street Southwest: A man was reported to…

South County Fire hosting online Kids Fire Academy starting March 24

South County Fire is sponsoring an online Kids Fire Academy starting Tuesday, March 24. Here’s how it works: Each weekday, South County Fire posts a new activity here. Complete all activities for the week to earn a Fire Safety Award Collect all weekly Fire Safety Awards to become an official graduate of the Kids Fire…

One injured in two-vehicle collision on Olympic View Drive Monday

One person was reported injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision in the 17600 block of Olympic View Drive, according to Lynnwood police. Police said the crash occurred at 1:15 p.m., after one vehicle was reported to have struck another. Police said officers initially believed the crash was DUI-related, but later discovered the male driver…

Governor issues statewide stay-at-home order to slow spread of COVID-19

In a statewide television address Monday, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will sign a statewide order that requires Washingtonians to stay at home.  The order will last for two weeks and could be extended. The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is similar to orders that other governors in places such as California and…

Three arrested in connection with shots fired at two Lynnwood homes March 15

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with two drive-by shootings at Lynnwood homes that occurred early Sunday morning, March 15, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. Between Wednesday evening, March 18 and early Thursday morning, March 19, Lynnwood police arrested three individuals — one 19-year-old male and two juvenile males — suspected of opening…

Minor injuries in suspected DUI collision on Hwy 99 Wednesday

Lynnwood police are investigating a two-vehicle collision that caused a temporary closure Wednesday night on Highway 99. At 9:20 p.m., the Lynnwood Police Department reported that the collision– in the 21000 block of Highway 99 — closed the road for just under an hour. One male driver was reported to have sustained minor injuries. According…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: March 8-13, 2020

March 8 17500 block Highway 99: A vehicle was stolen at McDonalds. 19700 block 68th Avenue West: Police conducted a warrant arrest at a residence. 18700 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A shoplifting suspect was arrested at Macy’s in Alderwood Mall. The suspect also had drug paraphernalia in his possession. 18400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A…

Emergency cold weather shelter open through Monday, March 16

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open through Monday, March 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…

Four injured in three-vehicle collision in 18000 block of 44th Ave W

Lynnwood police are investigating a three-vehicle collision that caused a road closure Friday night at 180th Street Southwest and Maple Road. Four adults were injured in the collision, which occurred in the 18000 block of 44th Avenue West, police said. Some injuries were reported to have been serious. Three adults were sent to Harborview Medical…

Police: Lynnwood man shot by nephew early Thursday morning

A Lynnwood man was shot once in each leg following a family dispute in Lynnwood early Thursday morning, Lynnwood police said. The 31-year-old man was allegedly shot by his nephew — a 24-year-old Everett man — in the driveway of the victim’s home, in the 19000 block of 74th Avenue West, police said. Witnesses reported…

Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis issues statement addressing community about COVID-19

In response to the World Health Organization classifying the COVID-19 (coronavirus) a global pandemic, Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis Thursday issued a letter to the community regarding changes to Lynnwood Police Department services. The full content of Davis’ letter is below: Hello Lynnwood Community, With announcements from the World Health Organization now calling COVID-19 a…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: March 2-6, 2020

March 2 17200 block Highway 99: A man was arrested at Walmart for multiple charges, including trespassing. 18400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A woman booked and released for trespassing at Kohl’s. 3700 block 196th Street Southwest: A theft was reported at City Center Apartments. 3400 block 188th Street Southwest: A subject was arrested for using…

South County Fire postponing Scout Day event

South County Fire is postponing the Scout Day event that was scheduled for Saturday, March 14. Scout groups and their families are encouraged to attend future open house opportunities to meet their badge requirements. For more information on other upcoming open houses, visit www.southsnofire.org/events. South County Fire is the largest provider of fire and emergency…

Prolific Lynnwood fentanyl dealer sentenced to 15 years in prison

A Lynnwood man who led a drug distribution ring and was convicted at trial of drug and gun crimes was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 15  years in prison. Rhett Irons, 41, of Lynnwood, was convicted on Dec. 12, 2019, of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl pills, possession of fentanyl with intent…

See South County Fire personnel in protective gear? Don’t assume it’s COVID-19

South County Fire shared this reminder that you may see firefighters responding to 911 calls in protective gear. “Please don’t assume they are treating #COVID19,” South County Fire said in a tweet. “Firefighters are following safety protocols put in place to protect patients and personnel protective gear on all EMS calls.” South County Fire spokesperson…

Community rallies to support Lynnwood police dog diagnosed with cancer

The public is rallying behind a Lynnwood police dog after he was recently diagnosed with cancer. Lynnwood Police Department K-9 Earl — a 7-year-old German shepherd — was diagnosed with non-pigmented melanoma a few months ago, when a mass was discovered on his gums. Once word spread that Earl was facing costly medical expenses, community…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Feb. 24-March 1, 2020

Feb. 24 6600 block 208th Street Southwest: A traffic stop for a suspended license led to a warrant arrest. The driver also had drug paraphernalia. 17200 block Highway 99: A theft was reported at Walmart. 17200 block Highway 99: Police responded to a drug-related incident at the Walmart. 20600 block 44th Avenue West: Police investigated…

College Place Middle student sustains serious injuries crossing 68th Ave. W.

A College Place Middle School student was reported to have sustained serious injuries after she was struck by a vehicle Monday morning while crossing 68th Avenue West on her way to school, Lynnwood police said. According to police, the girl was struck by a vehicle at 7:20 a.m. near the 19700 block of 68th Avenue…

Edmonds police release new images of suspect vehicle in 7-11 homicide

Emphasizing that the investigation is the department’s number-one priority, Edmonds police on Monday released new photos of the vehicle suspected to be involved in the Feb. 21 homicide of Nagendiram Kandasamy at the Edmonds Highway 99 7-11 store “Edmonds police detectives continue to tirelessly work this investigation,” said Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure in…