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.  

Lynnwood police looking for suspect accused of assaulting woman outside Nordstrom

The Lynnwood Police Department is asking for witnesses to help locate a woman accused of assaulting a 70-year-old woman around 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 in the Alderwood Mall parking lot According to Commander Sean Doty, the victim said she was near her vehicle, parked on the north side of the Alderwood Mall Nordstrom, when…

Scene in Lynnwood: National Night Out promotes community safety

Families, friends and neighbors across Lynnwood gathered on Wednesday evening for the 2019 National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime event. The annual event is celebrated across the country to give communities the opportunity to gather and socialize in honor of crime prevention. This year, more than 30 neighborhoods registered to host their own “block parties”…

Law enforcement agencies undergo active-shooter training in former Alderwood Middle School gymnasium

Last week, the gymnasium of the former Alderwood Middle School in Lynnwood was temporarily converted into a high-tech virtual reality training center. Law enforcement personnel from around the region — including the Lynnwood and Edmonds police departments — participated in active shooter training scenarios using state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) equipment. Multiple participants — each wearing…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: July 28-Aug. 3, 2019

July 28 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A juvenile was arrested for shoplifting from three stores in Alderwood Mall. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A woman was arrested for shoplifting shoes from J.C. Penney. While searching her possessions, police reported finding meth and Oxycodone. 5200 block 201st Place West: A stroller was reported stolen from…

Tuesday: Community-hosted parties for National Night Out in Lynnwood

The annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration for 2019 is scheduled all across America for Tuesday, Aug. 6. During National Night Out (NNO) residents turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and go out to meet their neighbors in the name of crime prevention. Some Lynnwood neighborhoods are holding a “block party” to…

Sexual assault reported on Edmonds CC campus Saturday night

Lynnwood police Saturday night were called to Edmonds Community College for a reported sexual assault of a female student on campus. Lynnwood police spokesman Commander Sean Doty said Sunday morning the suspect was not found. He said he would not be able to provide additional details about the assault until Monday. Edmonds Community College sent…

Lynnwood police arrest identity theft suspect trying to purchase firearm

Thanks to help from a local gun store, Lynnwood police were able to arrest an identity theft suspect who was attempting to purchase a firearm. Several days ago, Lynnwood Gun had alerted police that a suspect was attempting to use a stolen credit card to purchase a handgun. Fortunately, police said, the suspect left just…

Update: Missing Edmonds man found

Edmonds police reported that a missing 80-year-old man with dementia who left his home in the family car Tuesday has been found in Pierce County. The man is being returned to his family, police said.

Summer safety tips from the American Red Cross: Be ‘water smart’

Before going in, on or around the water, every family member should become “water smart,” the American Red Cross says. This starts with learning to be safe, making good choices, and learning to swim to at least achieve the skills of water competency. Everyone should be able to enter the water, get a breath, stay…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: July 21-27, 2109

July 21 18200 block 36th Avenue West: A vehicle was reported  stolen. 17500 block Highway 99: A traffic stop for a suspended license led to an arrest for drug-related charges. 19800 block 50th Avenue West: A theft was reported at the Woodland Greens apartments. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A juvenile female was arrested at…

Reminder: Register your block party for Aug. 6 National Night Out

The Lynnwood Police Department, in partnership with community organizations, South County Fire and other city departments, encourages residents to organize a neighborhood event to bring neighbors together during 2019 National Night Out Against Crime, set for Tuesday, Aug. 6. During National Night Out (NNO) residents turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and go out…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: July 14-20, 2019

July 14 18600 block 76th Avenue West: A bike was stolen near a local business. 20100 block 48th Avenue West: A vehicle was reported to have been intentionally damaged at the Lynnwood Transit Center. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: Three subjects stole an iPhone and a customer’s purse at the Apple Store. 20400 block 68th…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: July 7-13, 2019

July 7 19600 block Highway 99: A lost wallet led to a case of identity theft after a credit card from the wallet was reported to have been used at Sprouts Farmers Market. 17600 block Highway 99: Police arrested a warrant subject who was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. 5000 block 180th Street…

Hit-and-run crash on I-5 tangles Tuesday morning traffic

Tuesday morning commuters faced a stronger-than-usual traffic headache when a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 5 north of Northeast 155th Street closed all northbound lanes for about three hours. The crash led to an approximate two-mile northbound backup, and as of about 7:30 a.m. southbound traffic was backed up about 10 miles, our online news partner…

Reminder: Outdoor burning ban effective July 15

Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has announced an outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County effective Monday, July 15, at 8 a.m. The cities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace are participating as well. This restriction bans outdoor burning, except…

Did you feel the early-morning earthquake?

Updated at 1:20 p.m. Friday with additional information. Two earthquakes struck the Puget Sound region early Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The first — a 4.6 magnitude quake — hit just before 3 a.m. and was centered in Three Lakes, Snohomish County, about nine miles east of downtown…

Leader of Target gift card fraud ring sentenced to prison

The leader of a gift card fraud ring that cost Target and its customers more than $700,000 — and involved the Lynnwood Target as well as Lynnwood police — has been sentenced to five years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported. Jeffery Douglas Mann, 30, of Marysville, was arrested last year in Snohomish County….