Lynnwood Police Blotter: Dec. 15-20

Dec. 15 18700 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A shoplifting suspect was detained at Alderwood Mall. 5400 block 206th Street Southwest: Police responded to a reported verbal domestic disturbance. 4800 block 180th Street Southwest: Police conducted a warrant arrest. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: Identity theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. 19800 block 50th Avenue West:…

Thirteen South County Fire recruits graduate from Fire Training Academy

Thirteen South County Fire recruits graduated from the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy during a ceremony last week at the Everett Performing Arts Center. Jonathan “Todd” Bailey, Anthony Casanas, Brendan Cleary, Tracy Finch, Kyle Johnson, Everard Lewis II, Karl Long, Julian Markfield, Keanan Metcalfe, Daniel Nelson, Thomas Perillat, Ryan Scott and Michael Swanson were among…

Bothell man dies in early Sunday morning crash on I-5 at Mountlake Terrace

Speed was believed to be a factor in an early-morning collision on Interstate 5 near the 236th Street exit in Mountlake Terrace Sunday that took the life of a 28-year-old Bothell man. According to the Washington State Patrol, Randy Betterton was driving “at a high rate of speed” northbound on Interstate 5 around 2:30 a.m….

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Dec. 8-14, 2019

Dec. 8 3000 block 196th Street Southwest: Police responded to a reported drug-related incident. 18400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft was reported at Kohl’s. 19700 block 48th Avenue West: A burglary occurred. 19300 block 44th Avenue West: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance. 19700 block 44th Avenue West: A woman reportedly punched a…

Snohomish County detectives still looking for Antonio Neill, missing since 2016

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives continue to seek the public’s help in locating Antonio Neill, who has been missing since Dec. 12, 2016. He was 22 years old at the time of his disappearance. In February of this year, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner positively identified a human foot that washed ashore on…

MLT man pleads guilty to sending women anonymous, threatening text messages

A 22-year-old Mountlake Terrace man has pleaded guilty to stalking and sexually harassing multiple young women by sending them anonymous text messages. On Nov. 19, Ray Boughner Jr. III pleaded guilty in the Snohomish County Superior Court to three counts of cyberstalking and two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes after sending…

Prosecuting attorney says phone records show father was notified of Harvey’s decision; mother disagrees and says family considering lawsuit

Addressing questions raised during his appearance before the Edmonds Diversity Commission Dec. 4, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Cornell has sent a follow-up letter to the commission stating phone records confirm his office did notify the father of two Edmonds’ African American teens that charges would not be filed in connection with racially motivated threats…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Dec 1-6, 2019

Dec. 1 4200 block 196th Street Southwest: A display iPhone 11 was stolen from the Sprint store. 18100 block 33rd Avenue West: A wallet was stolen and credit card(s) inside were reported to have been used at Costco. 2400 block 196th Street Southwest: A theft was reported at the Shell gas station. 18400 block Alderwood…

Safety tips for the holiday shopping season

With the busy holiday season here, the Lynnwood Police Department offers the following safety tips: Safe shopping from home: Do not have items shipped to a home if no one will be there to receive them. Packages are too easily stolen from front porches. Preventing vehicle prowls: Vehicle prowls are the theft of property from…

Fireworks to be banned in South County Fire unincorporated service area as of 2021

Fireworks will be banned in South County Fire’s unincorporated service area in southwest Snohomish County beginning in 2021. The Snohomish County Council on Wednesday, Dec. 4 unanimously approved the ban in the densely populated Southwest County Urban Growth Area, which includes all of South County Fire’s unincorporated service area. In June, South County Fire filed…

DUI patrols out this weekend in Snohomish County

The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting DUI emphasis patrols Friday, Dec. 6 from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m.  Representatives from Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Lynnwood Police, Mountlake Terrace Police, Everett Police and Mill Creek Police will be doing high visibility…

Annual Shop with a Cop event helps kids in need

Christmas came early Wednesday night for a group of Edmonds School District kids in need who participated in the 11th annual Shop with a Cop event at the Lynnwood Target. Volunteers from South Snohomish County law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and members of the military paired with nearly 100 children to help them shop for…

Prosecuting attorney defends decision not to file charges in Harvey’s Lounge case

Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Cornell came before the Edmonds Diversity Commission Wednesday night to defend the decision of his office not to charge a Lynnwood woman with malicious harassment in connection with racially motivated threats involving two African American teenagers outside Edmonds’ Harvey’s Lounge. Police charging documents filed with the prosecutor’s office following the…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 24-30, 2019

Nov. 24 16900 block Highway 99: Lynnwood police responded to a reported sex offense involving a prostitution offer. 19300 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A vehicle was prowled while it was parked in the Hampton Inn and Suites hotel parking lot. The owner reported tools valued at $5,000 stolen from the vehicle. 19800 block 50th Avenue…

Fire District 1 Board to celebrate 74 years of service at final meeting Dec. 3

The Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners will celebrate 74 years of service at its final meeting on Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. The fire district in unincorporated south Snohomish County will be dissolved at the end of the year, a decision overwhelmingly approved…

Three-car crash injures two, downs power pole

A three-vehicle collision on 184th Street Southwest near Alderwood Mall Parkway Friday afternoon left two with minor injuries and knocked over a power pole that blocked traffic for more than an hour, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. A man and a woman from the same vehicle were transported to the hospital for minor injuries…

Cold weather shelter to open in temporary location on Thanksgiving

Due to the cold weather expected this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the South Snohomish County Cold Weather Shelter will be opened in a temporary location at Good Shepherd Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 28. Guests will be offered dinner, a mat, blanket, blanket and breakfast. The shetler is scheduled to open at 7:15 p.m. and guests…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 17-23, 2019

Nov. 17 19800 block 40th Avenue West: Police responded to an alleged assault after a victim reported being pepper sprayed. 18900 block 44th Avenue West: Police responded to a DUI-related collision. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. 18400 block 33rd Avenue West: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance….

Tips for a safe Thanksgiving, from South County Fire

As you prepare your Thanksgiving meal, keep fire safety in mind. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The association and South County Fire offer the following safety tips to help avoid a Thanksgiving fire: – Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 10-16, 2019

Nov. 10 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: Two shoplift suspects were arrested in the Fred Meyer parking lot. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A misdemeanor theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. 4300 block 179th Place Southwest: A vehicle was prowled. 18700 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft occurred at Macy’s in Alderwood Mall. 3100 block…

South County Fire declines to select fire chief from among three finalists

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners interviewed three finalists for the position of fire chief on Nov.15, but in the end decided not to move forward with any of them. Finalists were Bryan Brice, Chris Riley and Brian Schaeffer. “All of the fire chiefs were experienced and knowledgeable, but the board did not find…

Community Transit release images of Edmonds CC assault suspect

Community Transit has released images of the suspect accused of assaulting a man on Edmonds Community College campus early Wednesday morning. According to the Lynnwood Police Department, the male suspect was accused of following a 50-year-old man off the bus when it stopped at Edmonds CC campus. The victim said he was walking toward the…