Law enforcement plans local DUI emphasis patrols March 12

The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting DUI emphasis patrols Friday, March 12 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Representatives from Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and the Edmonds, Marysville and Mountlake Terrace police departments will be doing high-visibility patrols throughout the county. The Washington State Patrol Mobile…

Snohomish County Sheriff no longer faces a recall vote

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney no longer faces a recall vote.  The campaign against Fortney did not submit any signatures by this week’s deadline to force the vote. Recall campaign leader Colin McMahon has said the group has been “hamstrung by the pandemic,” and that COVID restrictions interfered with their recall effort. The Fortney recall…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Feb. 28-March 6, 2021

Feb. 28 5300 block 188th Street Southwest: A theft occurred. 20800 block 67th Avenue West: A resident reported being threatened. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A burglary was reported at Fred Meyer. 5500 block 173rd Place Southwest: An assault was reported. 19800 block 40th Avenue West: A burglary occurred. March 1 6100 block 208th Street…

Bail set at $100K for Kitsap County man found with 12-year-old Lynnwood girl

A 32-year-old Poulsbo man arrested last week in connection with the Feb. 25 disappearance of a 12-year-old Lynnwood girl has been identified in charging documents filed with the Snohomish Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Anthony Vernon Weber is facing charges of second-degree child molestation and unlawfully harboring a minor after he was arrested at his residence in…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Feb. 21-27, 2021

Feb. 21 6000 block 208th Street Southwest: A sexual assault was reported. 6200 block Dale Way: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance. 6000 block 178th Street Southwest: A front license plate was stolen. 5500 block 189th Street Southwest: A subject was found sleeping in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. When police approached, they…

It’s a busy time for K9 Search and Rescue teams

Every year, hundreds of people go missing: elders with dementia, children, hikers, mushroom pickers, hunters, and more. You may not think about them, but we do. Every year in the Pacific Northwest brings the risk of building collapses from major earthquakes or the risk of people buried in landslides or avalanches. You may not train…

Kitsap County man arrested after being found with missing 12-year-old Lynnwood girl

A 32-year-old Kitsap County man was arrested Friday after he was found with a 12-year-old Lynnwood girl who had been reported missing, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. With assistance from the FBI and Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Lynnwood police detectives arrested the man, who is accused of arranging to meet and then drive the…

Missing 12-year-old Lynnwood girl found safe

A missing Lynnwood girl has been located by the FBI in another county and is safe, Lynnwood police said Friday. She was found with a person who is known to her, and detectives were on their way to speak with her, police said. The girl was last seen Thursday morning in the Meadowdale area in Lynnwood…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Feb. 14-20, 2021

Feb. 14 Highway 99th Street Southwest: A driver was arrested for DUI. 6500 block 208th Street Southwest: A verbal domestic disturbance was reported. 4200 block 196th Street Southwest: A vehicle was prowled. 18200 block 36th Avenue West: A theft occurred. 17400 block 52nd Avenue West: A fourth-degree domestic assault was reported. 4100 block Alderwood Mall…

Lynnwood police seeking community’s help locating missing 12-year-old girl

The Lynnwood Police Department is seeking the community’s help locating a missing and possibly endangered 12-year-old girl. Police say Samantha Lake was last seen in the Meadowdale area and could be wearing a black beanie, orange hoodie and a camoflauge shirt. Anyone who sees Lake or has information about her whereabouts are asked to call…

South County Fire honors employees, volunteers and citizens with annual awards

South County Fire recently honored employees, volunteers and citizens in a virtual award presentation that took the place of the regional fire authority’s annual recognition banquet canceled due to the pandemic. 2020 Pandemic Response Recognition:  South County Fire has been on the frontline of the pandemic from the start, transporting the first patient in the…

Lynnwood man one of two pedestrians killed in hit-and-run collision in Bothell Friday

The Washington State Patrol on Friday arrested a 27-year-old Bothell man for investigation of felony hit-and-run after two pedestrians — including one from Lynnwood — were struck while they were walking along Highway 524 in Bothell earlier Friday. The state patrol identified one of the victims as 32-year-old Carson Cox of Lynnwood. The other victim…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Feb. 7-13, 2021

Feb. 7 6100 block Park Way: Subjects were arrested for theft. 20600 block 56th Avenue West: Multiple vehicles were prowled at the Edmonds School District Transportation Center. Several vehicle doors were found open and the suspect(s) damaged the gate access panel. One vehicle was found with trash in it. There were no signs of forced…

Man injured in car-light pole collision at 44th Ave W and I-5

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle collision that occurred late Thursday morning when a vehicle went off the road and struck a light pole on the ramp from 44th Avenue West to southbound I-5 in Lynnwood. Emergency crews responded around 11:30 a.m. after the driver — a 35-year-old Shoreline man — lost control…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2021

Jan. 31 14700 block Highway 99: Police made a felony drug arrest. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A subject was removed from Fred Meyer. 19500 block Highway 99: A robbery was reported. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A suspect was cited for theft and removed from Fred Meyer. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest A subject…

Emergency cold weather shelter open Monday, Feb. 8

With cold weather forecasted this week, the South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open Monday, Feb. 8. for anyone needing overnight sheltering. The shelter may also be open other nights this week, depending on the whether temperatures reach freezing. “We are taking it day by day,” said shelter volunteer board chair Lisa Utter….

Mountlake Terrace man assaults four — including Swedish hospital employee and Edmonds police sergeant — in Saturday incident

Edmonds police say they are referring mutiple charges, including felony assault, to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office after a 23-year-old Mountlake Terrace man attacked a Swedish Hospital employee last Saturday morning before fleeing the hospital and running naked through the streets of Edmonds. The suspect also assaulted three more people, including a 71-year old woman…

Charging documents reveal details of stabbing death outside Fred Meyer

The 26-year-old woman arrested earlier this week in connection with the Jan. 24 stabbing death of a Lynnwood man in the Lynnwood Fred Meyer parking lot has been identified in charging documents filed with the Snohomish Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Shayla Baylor is facing charges of second-degree murder and assault after allegedly stabbing 62-year-old Greg McKnight…

State Rep. Davis introduces bill that would decriminalize most instances of drug possession

Addiction is an international issue with local consequences, and talk of how best to combat an ongoing and deadly opioid epidemic is continually discussed at national, state and local levels. On Thursday, Washington lawmakers introduced House Bill 1499, which would decriminalize most instances of drug possession and expand treatment and support services. The bill is…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Jan. 24-30, 2021

Jan. 24 17200 block Highway 99: Police responded to an in-progress court order violation at Walmart. 3700 block 196th Street Southwest: A vehicle was stolen from a parking garage. 3200 block 184th Street Southwest: A subject was arrested for theft and multiple drug charges, including drug and paraphernalia possession. 20400 block 68th Avenue West: A…

Suspect wanted in connection with Fred Meyer stabbing arrested in California

A suspect wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Lynnwood man in a Fred Meyer parking lot last week was arrested in California Monday, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. The 26-year-old woman accused of stabbing the 62-year-old man to death last Wednesday was arrested in the Oakland area Monday, said police spokesperson…