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….

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 30-July 6, 2019

June 30 5100 block 176th Street Southwest: A theft was reported at a residence. 19200 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: Police responded to a theft report at a Verizon store. 20700 block Highway 99: Police responded to a theft at Walgreens. 17600 block Highway 99: Police arrested a cyclist for a warrant and drug-related charges. The…

2018 Lynnwood police annual report: Service calls up, arrests down

Public safety was the topic of discussion during the Lynnwood City Council’s recent work session, when the council reviewed the police department’s annual report for 2018. According to the July 1 presentation from Chief Tom Davis, in 2018 the department received 43,334 calls for police service — a 3 percent increase from 2017. However, the…

Are you prepared for an earthquake? Check out our ‘ReadyTogether’ videos

With earthquakes in Southern California in the news, we wanted to remind readers of our archived series of ReadyTogether videos with Larry Vogel and South County Fire firefighter AJ Johnson, which cover a variety of of disaster-preparedness topics. We’ll share the first half of these now, and the second half will be posted in the…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 23-29, 2019

June 23 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A theft reported at Alderwood Mall led to the arrest of a juvenile. 2700 block 184th Street Southwest: Police responded to a hit-and-run collision in the parking lot of LensCrafters. No injuries were reported. 19700 block 44th Avenue West: A man was arrested after police received reports that…

Lynnwood men arrested after robbing man of $2,600 at gunpoint in Mountlake Terrace

Two Lynnwood men were taken into custody Saturday night following the alleged armed robbery of another man in Mountlake Terrace. The suspects were reported to have robbed the man of $2,600 in cash, Mountlake Terrace police said. According to the police, officers were dispatched to the Studio 6 motel, located at 6017 244th Street Southwest,…

Reminder: South County Fire camp registration open for kids ages 11-14

Registration is open for Kids Fire Camp at South County Fire. Campers ages 11 to 14 spend three days learning all about the job of a firefighter from the men and women of South County Fire. Activities include firefighting, rescue, water safety and more. Co-sponsored by the City of Lynnwood, Fire Camp takes place July…

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives seek missing Bothell man

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 38-year-old Namig Bekirov of Bothell, who has not been heard from since Friday, June 7. Namig’s 2017 silver Dodge truck with license plate #C66888K is also missing. The truck has a Monster Energy decal on the center rear window. Namig does not…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 16-22, 2019

June 16 6400 block 200th Street Southwest: A woman was arrested in Gold’s Park for possession of drug paraphernalia and making false statements to a police officer. She also had a warrant. 17900 block Ash Way: A man was arrested for a weapons violation and other drug-related charges. He also had credit cards in his…

Register your neighborhood for Aug. 6 Lynnwood Night Out Against Crime

Lynnwood is participating in the 2019 “National Night Out Against Crime” celebration scheduled all across America for Tuesday evening, Aug. 6. During National Night Out, residents turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and go out to meet their neighbors in the name of crime prevention. In 2018, more than 38.5 million people in…

Washington State Patrol to focus on distracted drivers this weekend

Washington State Patrol troopers will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted driving from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23.  The Washington Traffic Safety Commission lists distracted driving as the cause of 30% of statewide traffic fatalities as well as the cause of 23% of all serious injury collisions in Washington. In 2018, WSP contacted…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 9-15, 2019

June 9 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: The victim of a vehicle prowl reported credit card stolen. The card was reported to have been used to make unauthorized purchases at Fred Meyer. 5700 block 173rd Place Southwest: Police investigated parents accused of allegedly abusing their developmentally disabled son. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: Police are…

Families learn about fire safety at Keeler’s Corner open house

Families gathered at the Keeler’s Corner Fire Station 10 in Lynnwood Thursday night for a Neighborhood Night Open House sponsored by South County Fire. Attendees met firefighters, toured fire engine and medic units, and learned about South County Fire emergency services and programs.  

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 2-8, 2019

June 2 4200 block 196th Street Southwest: A man and woman were reported to have committed fraud at a Sprint store. 5100 block 200th Street Southwest: A fence was tagged with gang-related graffiti. 18600 block 33rd Avenue West: A man was arrested for shoplifting from J.C. Penney. Police also found what they believed to be…

A summer heat safety alert for your pet, from Lynnwood PD

Even with windows open and water available, the inside of a vehicle on an 80-degree day can rise to over 100 degrees within minutes. Animals become stressed very quickly. The Lynnwood Police Department reminds residents to keep their animals at home and to plan their trips carefully when animals are in vehicles — and to avoid…

Reminder: South County Fire Neighborhood Night Open House June 13

South County Fire is hosting a Neighborhood Night Open House on Thursday, June 13, at Keeler’s Corner Fire Station 10, located at 3922 156th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. The community event lasts from 5:30-7 p.m. and free to the public. Meet the firefighters, learn about emergency services and programs, and find out how to protect…

Lynnwood driver arrested after backing into Edmonds patrol car, leaving scene

A 27-year-old man from Lynnwood was arrested early Wednesday morning for vehicular assault and eluding a police vehicle after he purposely backed into an Edmonds police patrol car and fled following an attempted traffic stop at Olympic View Drive and Wharf Street. A passenger from Brier was also arrested during the incident. According to police,…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 26-June 1, 2019

May 26 17200 block Highway 99: A man was arrested for shoplifting from Walmart. When police arrested him, they found heroin in his possession. 18900 block 44th Avenue West: Three juveniles were reported to have stolen from a locker room at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. 5900 block 178th Place Southwest: Police responded to a verbal…

Cops and kids enjoy the day in Lynnwood

Families got a chance to hang out with Lynnwood police officers and learn more about their jobs during the annual Cops and Kids event Saturday at Alderwood Mall. Cmdr. Wes Deppa said he started the Cops and Kids event in 2014 as a way to let community members develop meaningful relationships with police officers. “It’s…