Lynnwood Police Blotter: Sept. 13-19, 2020

Sept. 13 19300 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft was reported at Hampton Inn and Suites. 20900 block 67th Avenue West: A stolen vehicle was recovered. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A theft occurred at Fred Meyer. 18700 block 33rd Avenue West: A burglary was reported at GameStop in Alderwood Plaza. 16400 block 65th Avenue…

Breathe deep: Clean air arrives in Western Washington

Clean air finally arrived in the area Saturday morning, as most of the wildfire smoke has left Western Washington. That’s the official word from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, which reported good air quality throughout the Puget Sound region. The agency said it expects good air quality for the rest of the weekend and…

Air quality a bit better Thursday, with more improvement expected Friday and Saturday

Many residents experienced a bit of relief from the smoky skies Thursday as clean ocean air began pushing into north Puget Sound. “Further clearing will happen more broadly with the arrival of rain starting early tomorrow morning and continuing into Saturday,” the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency said Thursday. “At this time, we don’t expect…

Relief from smoky air expected by end of week

Relief is still expected Thursday night or Friday from wildfire smoke that has blanketed the region for the past week. According to a joint announcement from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the health departments of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, air quality throughout the Puget Sound region continues to be unhealthy, and…

Officials say wildfire smoke may continue to impact region until Friday

Unhealthy air continued in the Puget Sound region Tuesday, with increased wildfire smoke levels expected for Wednesday. That’s according to a joint announcement Tuesday from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the health departments of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. The light rain showers in the area have not significantly reduced smoke levels….

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Sept. 6-12, 2020

Sept. 6 6300 block 208th Street Southwest: Police responded to a malicious mischief report. 6100 block 200th Street Southwest: A building was broken into. 4700 block 200th Street Southwest: A man assaulted a woman and burned some of her possessions in the fireplace. The woman sustained minor injuries. 5200 block 196th Street Southwest: Police responded…

Air quality continues to be unhealthy, as expected weather system fails to materialize

Air quality continues to be unhealthy in our region, as the weather system that was expected to bring some relief from the wildfire smoke failed to materialize Monday, according to a joint announcement from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the health departments of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. A continued chance of light,…

Cough, cough: Unhealthy air for sensitive groups predicted through mid-week

Wildfire smoke continues to impact the Puget Sound area, and the air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups through the middle of next week. That’s according to a joint announcement Sunday from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the health departments of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Air quality was defined as…

Public invited to comment on firefighting foam collection and disposal plan

The Washington Department of Ecology proposes to use the state’s hazardous waste contractor, Clean Harbors, to collect stockpiles of PFAS-containing firefighting foam from fire stations and select state agencies across Washington. Clean Harbors will transport the foam to their Aragonite commercial waste incineration facility located in Tooele County, Utah. PFAS, a class of persistent chemicals…

Wildfire smoke alert continues for Puget Sound region through Sunday

A wildfire smoke alert for serious health problems continues from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the health departments of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Unhealthy air is expected throughout the day Saturday and it will be unhealthy for sensitive groups on Sunday. Winds blowing from the west should begin to clear out…

Lynnwood Police Department announces death of retired K-9 Eli

A retired Lynnwood Police Department K9 died over the weekend. Eli, a German Shepard, served with the department for nine years before retiring this summer. He was 11 years old. Nicknamed “The Dogfather,” Eli worked for nine years alongside his handler, Officer Jake Shorthill, sniffing out narcotics for the department’s K-9 unit. He retired at…

Suspect in Lynnwood shots-fired incident dies in car crash after police pursuit

A man died in a car crash early Thursday morning after he and another suspect led police on a high-speed chase following a shooting in unincorporated Lynnwood, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. At 12:45 a.m., deputies responded to reports of 15-20 shots fired at an apartment complex in the 14800 block of Admiralty…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 31-Sept. 5, 2020

Aug. 31 6800 block 196th Street Southwest: A woman was arrested for DUI after reportedly running into the same vehicle twice. 4200 block Alderwood Mall Boulevard: Police responded to a vice crime reported at Courtyard by Marriott. 18900 block Highway 99: Two guns were stolen during a commercial burglary. 13500 block North Creek Drive: Lynnwood…

Complete burn ban issued for Snohomish County

Due to high fire danger and sustained hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshall’s office outdoor burn ban previously issued July 22 for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County has been upgraded to a complete burn ban, which includes recreational fires. The upgraded burn ban will take effect immediately and be effective…

South County Fire to hold virtual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony Friday

South County Fire will hold this year’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony virtually to honor those who lost their lives. Community members are invited to join and pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during a virtual ceremony. The online event will be held Friday, Sept. 11 on Facebook and will also…

Wildfire smoke alert issued for Puget Sound region

Several agencies have issued an alert about wildfire smoke in the Puget Sound region that may cause health problems. As of Tuesday morning, heavy wildfire smoke is present throughout much of King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties, and air quality conditions are unhealthy for everyone, according to a joint announcement from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and…

Lynnwood man dies in Interstate 5 motorcycle crash early Saturday

A 24-year-old Lynnwood man died early Saturday after he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and it crashed on Interstate 5 near 220th Street Southwest. According to the Washington State Patrol, the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed on I-5 when it struck a guardrail at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday….

Lynnwood police arrest suspect involved in drive-by shooting

Lynnwood police detectives have taken into custody a man connected to a drive-by shooting that occurred early Monday morning in the 17000 block of 33rd Place West. According to police, the suspect — a man in his 30s — was arrested by detectives after firing off a half dozen shots into the air in front…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 23-29, 2020

Aug. 23 3300 block 184th Street Southwest: A burglary was reported at a business. 5600 block 186th Place Southwest: Someone damaged a vehicle. 6500 block 208th Street Southwest: A theft occurred at a residence. 16500 block Spruce Way: Police investigated a hit-and-run vehicle collision and turned up a possible suspect. 19500 block Alderwood Mall: A…