Reminder from South County Fire: Celebrate safely on July 4

South County Fire encourages residents to celebrate safely and legally this Fourth of July. The holiday is typically the busiest day of the year for 911 calls to South County Fire. Extra staff will be on duty and South County Fire headquarters will serve as a base for a multi-agency Fire Operations Center to coordinate…

Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis retiring at the end of July

After 33 years in law enforcement, Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis announced Thursday that he plans to retire at the end of the month. In a letter addressed to the Lynnwood City Council, Davis said he will be stepping away from police work to start a new chapter in his life after serving his entire…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 21-27, 2020

June 21 20300 block Highway 99: A vehicle was prowled at AutoZone Auto Parts. 18600 block 33rd Avenue West: A theft occurred at Rite Aid. 19700 block Highway 99: Police responded to a reported indecent exposure. June 22 19700 block 50th Avenue West: Property damage was reported. 20700 block Highway 99: Police responded to a…

South County Fire to hold virtual public hearing July 7 on proposed benefit charge

The Board of Fire Commissioners for South County Fire will hold a public hearing July 7 on a resolution asking voters to consider a benefit charge during the November general election. The hearing begins at 7 p.m. and will take place via teleconference. This election would not apply to voters living within the city limits…

Snohomish County councilmembers hear from citizens on racism, criminal justice reform

The Snohomish County Council held a virtual town hall meeting Monday, June 22 to gather public comments by video conference or telephone about racism and criminal justice reforms. A majority of those who spoke were in favor of addressing what they see as systemic inequalities and also supported the council’s resolution — adopted on June 3 —…

Man in custody following suspected DUI-related 4-vehicle crash in Lynnwood

A man suspected of DUI is in custody after allegedly causing a four-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon that temporarily caused traffic delays on Highway 99, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. Northbound lanes near the 20500 block of Highway 99 were backed up for more than an hour after the man caused the DUI-related pile up….

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 14-20, 2020

June 14 17200 block Highway 99: Police responded to a court-order violation at Walmart. 19700 block 48th Avenue West: Police responded to a dispute reported between neighbors. 19800 block 44th Avenue West: A shoplifter was reportedly arrested and taken into custody for a felony Department of Corrections warrant. The subject was charged with theft and…

DUI suspect in custody after allegedly driving into Lynnwood apartment building

The Lynnwood Police Department is investigating a possible DUI collision after a woman reportedly drove into a Lynnwood apartment complex Tuesday night. One woman is in custody for allegedly driving under the influence and hitting the side of a building at Heather Ridge Apartment Homes, located in the 20400 block of 68th Avenue West. Police…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 7-13, 2020

Between June 7-13, the Lynnwood Police Department reported 8 cases of identity theft related to unemployment fraud. The department recently issued advice regarding what to do in the event personal information is used to file false unemployment claims. June 7 19300 block 44th Avenue West: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance. 3900 block 167th Place…

Lynnwood Police Department welcomes new K9 Chase

The Lynnwood Police Department welcomed its newest member Monday — K9 Chase. When it was announced last month K9 Eli would be retiring after nine years, his handler — Officer Jake Shorthill — set out to find his replacement. K9 Chase is a one-year-old German Shepherd that came from Blue Line K9 dog kennel in…

IRS warns against COVID-19 fraud; other financial schemes  

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to guard against tax fraud and other financial scams related to COVID-19. In the last few months, the IRS Criminal Investigation division has seen a variety of federal Economic Impact Payment (EIP) scams and other financial schemes looking to take advantage of unsuspecting taxpayers. The division continues to…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 31-June 6, 2020

Between May 31-June 6, the Lynnwood Police Department reported 17 cases of identity theft related to unemployment fraud. The department recently issued advice regarding what to do in the event personal information is used to file false unemployment claims. May 31 18000 block 44th Avenue West: Police responded to a reported prostitution incident. 21500 block I-5…

South County Fire receives grant to add community paramedic telehealth

South County Fire is receiving a $10,000 grant to launch a telehealth program to safely connect community paramedics with older adults and other vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community paramedics provide non-emergency assistance to frequent 911 callers. The program helps clients access social services and community resources to meet their needs. This reduces 911…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 24-May 29, 2020

Between May 24-29, the Lynnwood Police Department reported 19 cases of identity theft related to unemployment fraud. The department recently issued advice regarding what to do in the event personal information is used to file false unemployment claims. May 24 18700 block 33rd Avenue West: A man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession…

Community members gather to honor George Floyd, protest police brutality

Hundreds lined 52nd Avenue West in the Meadowdale area Wednesday night, holding signs and soliciting honks from passing cars to honor the life of George Floyd while protesting against police brutality. Chants and car horns filled the air as community members gathered near St. Timothy Lutheran Church, located in the 5100 block of 164th Street…

Police: Alderwood Mall still closed due to ‘continuing credible threats’

This story was updated June 2 to include new information from the Lynnwood Police Department and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith. Due to continuing credible threats of property damage and theft at the Alderwood Mall, businesses at the mall are still closed and barricades are in place to prevent access to the area, according to Lynnwood…

Lynnwood declares civil emergency with curfew until 5 AM Tuesday

Declaring a civil emergency, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith Monday announced she was imposing a curfew in the city starting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 1. The curfew was set to last until 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. and was  enforced by the Lynnwood Police Department. In response, Edmonds College closed its campus at 5 p.m. Monday…

After nine years of service, Lynnwood police K-9 Eli is retiring

After nearly a decade with the Lynnwood Police Department, police dog Eli is retiring from service. Nicknamed “The Dogfather,” Eli worked for nine years alongside his handler, Officer Jake Shorthill, sniffing out narcotics for the department’s K-9 unit. The department announced Eli’s retirement Wednesday, a day after he and Shorthill assisted the Kirkland Police Department…