Latest opioid overdose survey tracks incidents in Snohomish County

During one week in July, 27 people in Snohomish County overdosed because of opioids, according to the data released Monday by the Snohomish Health District. Two of those overdoses were located in Edmonds, two were in Mountlake Terrace and one was in Lynnwood. Two overdoses — both were fatal, That information comes from the third…

9-11 ceremony set for Edmonds fire station Wednesday

The public is invited to a 9-11 ceremony at South County Fire Station 17 in downtown Edmonds, 275 6th Ave. N., at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The event will be at the memorial park that firefighters of Local 1828 created to honor and remember all of those lost in the line of duty. The centerpiece…

Learn how you can help Cold Weather Shelter during Sept. 14 meeting

Concerned about the homeless? Learn how you can make a difference during an informational meeting sponsored by the South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Maple Park Church, 17620 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood..  Volunteers are needed from November to March when the shelter opens due to emergency cold weather conditions. Help is needed to…

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office: Lynnwood boy, 15, dies after accidental shooting

A 15-year-old Lynnwood boy died following what was described as an accidental shooting in the 2500 block of 204th Place Southwest Saturday afternoon, according to Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies. According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Rob Martin, deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting just after 4 p.m. Saturday. “When they arrived they…

Suspected car thief in custody after Olympic View Drive-area drone and K9 pursuit

A 23-year-old Camano Island man suspected of car theft was taken into custody by Edmonds police after he attempted to elude officers who confronted him Thursday morning on Olympic View Drive. According to Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Josh McClure, shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday police were alerted to a suspicious vehicle occupied by a shirtless…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 25-31, 2019

Aug. 25 4700 block 200th Street Southwest: Police responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a residence. No physical assault was reported. 17200 block Highway 99: A theft was reported at Walmart. 4400 block 200th Street Southwest: A woman was arrested near J.D.’s Market for a DUI. 4400 block 188th Street Southwest: A man was…

Expect to see Lynnwood police in school zones Sept. 4

With children heading back to school Sept. 4, the Lynnwood Police Department asks drivers to pay extra attention so that kids arrive at school safely. The department’s Traffic Section will be emphasizing school and bus safety once school opens, police said on Twitter. The department also shared a graphic explaining the rules governing when drivers…

State Patrol: Drive safe and sober this Labor Day weekend

With summer winding down and fall activities beginning soon, the Labor Day holiday is seen by many as the last chance to hit the road and enjoy warm weather fun. However, the Washington State Patrol, along with five other western state highway agencies, wants to remind all drivers that the long Labor Day weekend is…

State health officials make it easier to access overdose reversal drug

The Washington State Health Department ehas made it easier for people and organizations to get naxolone, which reverses an opioid overdose. Washington State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy on Wednesday signed a statewide standing order for naloxone. The standing order works like a prescription and allows any person or organization in the state to get…

Lynnwood police K-9 help arrest suspect in identity theft

A Lynnwood K-9 team helped apprehend a man suspected of identity theft. Lynnwood police officers responded to a local store Aug. 23 after the suspect — a Shoreline man in his early-20s — was reported to have used stolen credit cards to make multiple fraudulent transactions. As reported via Twitter, Lynnwood police K-9 Officer Sam Zacharia…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 18-24, 2019

Aug. 18 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: Someone reported receiving a phone call from an unknown suspect posing as a Social Security Office employee, who told the reporting party to either purchase Sephora gift cards or risk going to jail. 2200 block 196th Street Southwest: Washington State Patrol received reports that someone was throwing rocks…

Medical examiner says drowning cause of man’s death in Lake Ballinger Aug. 20

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed its examination of a 52-year-old man who died after going into distress while swimming in Lake Ballinger Aug. 20, and ruled his death was an accidental drowning. The victim was identified as Timothy A. Bergstrom of Shoreline. First responders were called to the lake around 3 p.m….

Medical examiner says drowning cause of man’s death in Lake Ballinger Aug. 20

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed its examination of a 52-year-old man who died after going into distress while swimming in Lake Ballinger Aug. 20, and ruled his death was an accidental drowning. The victim was identified as Timothy A. Bergstrom of Shoreline. First responders were called to the lake around 3 p.m….

Lynnwood man one of two suspects arrested in connection with Everett murder

Deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office early Friday morning arrested two suspects in the Martha Lake area who are suspected of murdering a Lake Stevens man at an Everett motel. According to a Sheriff’s Office announcement, deputies responded at 2 a.m. to a homicide at the Motel 6, located in the 200 block of…

Lynnwood woman held on $150K bail in Edmonds child luring case

On Wednesday, the Snohomish County Prosecutor filed a complaint in district court against a 59-year-old Lynnwood woman in custody since her arrest in connection with an Aug. 18 incident outside the Edmonds Yacht Club. In the complaint, the prosecutor charged the woman with attempting to lure a 4-year-old female victim identified in court documents as…

State patrol to conduct ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ emphasis patrols this weekend

The Washington State Patrol is conducting a statewide “Slow Down, Move Over” emphasis from Aug.23 through Aug. 25. The purpose is to help troopers, roadway workers, emergency responders, and citizens stay safe and bring awareness to the “Move Over Law”  The “Move Over Law” is RCW.46.61.212- Approaching Emergency Zones. The law was updated this spring…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 11-17, 2019

Aug. 11 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: Multiple males reportedly returned clothing stolen from another mall to a store in Alderwood Mall for store credit. 16600 block 48th Avenue West: A vehicle was  prowled in the Novela Apartment Homes parking lot. 3000 184th Street Southwest: A woman reported her ex-boyfriend was stalking her. 18100 block…

Seven South County Fire recruits graduate from Fire Training Academy

South County Fire welcomed seven new recruits who graduated from the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy in a ceremony held at Lynnwood High School Aug. 16. Connor Davis, Thomas Fitchett, Jed Golder, Mitch Irvin, Sean McGinnis, Jordan Reyes and Cory Watters successfully completed intensive training in the nine-week academy held at the South County Fire…

Lynnwood man suspected of sexual assault turns himself into police

A Lynnwood man suspected of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman in July has turned himself in to the Lynnwood police. According to Deputy Chief James Nelson, a man in his early 20s arrived at the Lynnwood Police Department with his lawyer to surrender himself into police custody. He will be booked in Snohomish County…

Lynnwood police seek suspect accused of sexual assault, robbery in July

The Lynnwood Police Department is seeking help identifying a man accused of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman on July 26, around 5:40 p.m. in a wooded area near the 17100 block of Highway 99. According to police, the 33-year-old female victim said she met the man on a Community Transit bus, where they began…

Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue open house Aug. 18

Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue invites  the community to an open house on World Helicopter Day this Sunday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Taylor’s Landing. Guests will be able to talk to volunteers and view equipment used in rescue operations including hovercraft, all-terrain vehicles, helicopters and more. There will also be demonstrations…

Before you go floating, read these summer safety tips

South Snohomish County has numerous lakes and rivers popular for non-motorized water sports, such as canoeing, paddle boarding or even casual floating on a raft. But it’s easy to get in trouble, especially if the wind shifts and/or if you run into rough water. Reader Jerry Wabey shared an experience recently on Lake Ballinger, when…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 4-10, 2019

Aug. 4 19500 block Highway 99: Police trespassed a subject from Safeway. The subject was also reported to have had drug paraphernalia. 21600 block Highway 99: The Lynnwood Police Department assisted the Edmonds Police Department with apprehending a robbery suspect. 18100 block 33rd Avenue West: Police responded to a felony theft reported at Costco. Carisoprodol…

Missing Martha Lake man now home

A 20-year-old man from the Martha Lake area is safe at home after being missing since Tuesday. Nic Williams, a 2017 Lynnwood High School graduate and student at UW Bothell, was back home with family as of Saturday night, according to his father, Scott Williams.