Edmonds man arrested after lighting fire under Lynnwood police vehicle

A 30-year-old Edmonds man was arrested Sunday night after witnesses spotted him lighting an object on fire underneath a Lynnwood Police Department vehicle, police said. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday, witnesses reported seeing a man bent down near a police vehicle in the Lynnwood Police Department parking lot, located at 19321 44th Ave. W. in…

Four injured in three-vehicle collision near Alderwood Mall Saturday night

One person is in custody for a DUI-related, three-vehicle collision that injured four people and closed part of Alderwood Mall Boulevard Saturday night, according to emergency first responders. South County Fire said that four people were injured in a three-vehicle collision near the 4400 block of Alderwood Mall Boulevard and were transported to hospitals for unknown…

Snohomish County forms SAFE team to expand emergency outreach during COVID-19

Snohomish County is expanding outreach efforts to people experiencing homelessness throughout the county through a new pilot program, the SnoCo Agencies for Engagement (SAFE) team. The SAFE team includes physicians, community paramedics, social workers, and law enforcement officers. The SAFE team is visiting encampments and areas where people are known to congregate to assess individuals…

Ex-city employee charged in April 8 pedestrian hit and run

A former City of Lynnwood employee who allegedly struck and critically injured a female jogger with a city-owned vehicle and then left the scene was charged Monday with felony hit-and-run. In charging documents filed Monday, the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office said that 34-year-old Kevin Hassett struck the victim while she was jogging near the 3100…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: April 5-11, 2020

April 5 18500 block 64th Avenue West: Two vehicles were broken into and multiple purses stolen. 4900 block 168th Street Southwest: A man was arrested for fourth-degree assault. 5700 block 188th Street Southwest: A shoplifting suspect was arrested for multiple warrants and possession of an illegal knife, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 17200 block Highway 99:…

Going outdoors this weekend? Stay safe, stay close to home

Spring weather is likely to encourage more people out for walks and bike rides on what is a holiday weekend for many. The City of Lynnwood wants residents to stay safe as they venture outdoors, and asks that they continue to follow the governor’s stay-at-home orders aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19. City spokesperson…

Suspect in Wednesday pedestrian hit-and-run identified as City of Lynnwood employee

The suspect in a hit-and-run collision that left a female pedestrian with “life-threatening” injuries Wednesday evening has been identified as an off-duty City of Lynnwood employee. Lynnwood officials were notified Thursday morning that a 34-year-old man accused of driving under the influence and striking a female jogger in the 3100 block of Larch Way in…

Support 7 launches ‘virtual’ chaplain response hotline

A new hotline aimed at assisting first responders and disaster victims during the COVID-19 outbreak has been established by Support 7 and South Snohomish County Chaplains. Since 1981, Support 7 and South Snohomish County Chaplains have been aiding local first responders, serving face-to-face as compassionate-care liaisons during on-scene death incidents, helping victims and survivors connect…

Updated: Lynnwood man taken into custody in connection with Wednesday hit-and-run

Story updated at 10:27 a.m. April 9  with additional details. A Lynnwood man was taken into custody in connection with a hit-and-run incident Wednesday that left a 34-year-old Lynnwood woman with life-threatening injuries. The woman was struck while jogging at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 3100 block of Larch Way in unincorporated Lynnwood, according to…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: March 29-April 3, 2020

March 29 18000 block 36th Avenue West: Police made an arrest for a court-order violation. 20400 block Highway 99: Police made a DUI-related arrest. 6800 block 196th Street Southwest: A subject was trespassed from Pizza Hut. 6600 block 193rd Street Southwest: A verbal domestic disturbance was reported. 19700 block 24th Avenue West: A man said…

Abandoned warehouse sustains ‘heavy damage’ in early Tuesday morning fire

An abandoned auto parts warehouse in Lynnwood sustained heavy damage early Tuesday morning when it was engulfed during a two-alarm fire, according to South County Fire. Just before 2 a.m., a witness reported seeing the north side of the building — located in the 18100 block of Highway 99 —  on fire. When South County…

One injured, roads closed after motorcycle crash Monday night

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious motorcycle collision that occurred Monday night, resulting in closures near Highway 99 and 180th Street Southwest. Just after 9 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit (CIU) responded to a report of a motorcyclist who crashed in the median. The driver — a 31-year-old Monroe man…

One man injured in shooting near Safeway in unincorporated Lynnwood

One man was injured in a shooting that occurred Saturday morning near the Safeway store in the 14800 block of Highway 99 in unincorporated Lynnwood, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. A 35-year-old man was reported to have been shot in the leg during an argument with a neighbor, said Snohomish County spokesperson Lt….

Lynnwood gun shop struggles to keep up with COVID-19-induced sales surge

“Business has been insane,” said an exasperated but smiling Tiffany Teasdale, owner of Lynnwood Gun and Ammunition. “Before the COVID-19 crisis, on a good day we’d have maybe 15 sales. Now we’re racking up 150 and more each day. I’ve had to hire additional staff, and just keeping inventory in the store is a real…

Lynnwood Police Chief: Officers not ticketing people for social distancing violations

The Lynnwood Police Department is not ticketing or arresting people for social distancing violations. That’s the message that Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis  sent in a Wednesday email to update the community regarding police and the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are not randomly stopping cars to ask why people are out or to see if those individuals…

Snohomish County fire agencies work together on COVID-19 response

Snohomish County fire service agencies are working together in their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Collaboration started more than a month ago with fire chiefs sharing information in daily video conference calls with key staff, Snohomish County 911 and Dr. Eric Cooper, Medical Program Director for Snohomish County Emergency Medical Services. Now fire service agencies…

South County Fire Chief Doug Dahl retires; Thad Hovis named interim chief

South County Fire Chief Doug Dahl retired Tuesday, March 31 after nearly 34 years in the fire service. Dahl spent all but the early years of his fire service career in south Snohomish County. In 1986, after graduating from Mountlake Terrace High School, Dahl signed on as a firefighter at Pierce County Fire District 10….

Lynnwood Police Blotter: March 22-28, 2020

March 22 4800 block 180th Street Southwest: Police conducted a drug-related DUI arrested after a subject was discovered unconscious and slumped over in a parked vehicle that was still running. 17000 block Spruce Way: A residential burglary was reported. 17200 block Highway 99: A shoplifting suspect was arrested at Walmart. 19000 block 64th Avenue West:…

State creates online form to report violators of ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Monday announced guidance for state and local enforcement of his recent “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. The state has created a one-stop online form for reporting businesses potentially violating orders and is providing guidance to local law enforcement on enforcing bans on gatherings of individuals. Inslee was joined at the announcement…

Scratch Distillery switches from spirits to sanitizer to support first responders

With its tasting room and retail store closed during the COVID-19 shutdown, Edmonds-based Scratch Distillery owners Bryan and Kim Karrick are turning their creative energies in a new direction aimed at helping to our local first responders. They’re switching from Scratch’s award-winning potable spirits to a more humble — but increasingly essential — product now…

Man killed Saturday night after dispute with neighbor in unincorporated Lynnwood

A 37-year-old man was shot and killed in unincorporated Lynnwood Saturday night over a neighborhood dispute may have been related to parking. According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded about 11 p.m. Saturday to the 3300 block of 203rd Street Southwest after receiving multiple 911 calls regarding a disturbance in which shots had…

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…