Police need help identifying man who robbed Subway last weekend

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the Subway restaurant at 169th Street SW and Highway 99 last weekend. The robber entered the store during the busy lunch hour on Sunday, Oct. 21, and ordered a sandwich. He then told the clerk that he was armed and demanded money….

Lynnwood police and fire launch diaper drive

Lynnwood’s police and fire departments have started collecting diapers for at-risk mothers. Collection bins are located in the police department (193rd Street SW and 44th Avenue W.) and fire station #15 (188th Street SW and 44th Avenue W.) Newborn and size one are the most needed. Donations will go to Step by Step, which works…

Officers use taser on suspect near College Place Middle School

Edmonds and Lynnwood police officers had to use a taser earlier this week to subdue a man they suspected of casing a home for a possible burglary near College Place Middle School, according to our news partners at My Edmonds News. The departments released the following information about the incident: On Sept. 25, at 4:49…

Mother suspected of using her son to burglarize a Lynnwood home

Police say a woman used her 10-year-old son to help her break into a Lynnwood home Tuesday afternoon. Our news partners at The Seattle Times have the details: The 33-year-old woman told her son to climb into the window of a home in the 20800 block of 59th Place West on Tuesday and let her…

Injured officer recovering after pelvic surgery

The Lynnwood police officer injured in a struggle with a felony suspect earlier this week continues to recover at Harborview. 28-year-old Officer Ryan Hoirup went through surgery well on Tuesday for multiple fractures to his pelvis, after falling down an 18-foot embankment. The suspect, who suffered only a broken wrist, continued to fight Officer Hoirup…

Officer in serious condition after struggle with felony suspect

A Lynnwood police officer is in serious condition after a violent struggle with a suspect Sunday afternoon. At about 5:15 p.m., officers were chasing the male suspect with a felony warrant near the Reclinerland store in the 3000 block of 196th Street SW. 28-year-old Officer Ryan Hoirup caught up with him and tried to take…

Arrest made in last week’s fatal hit-and-run

Police have arrested a Lynnwood man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Highway 99 and 172nd last Thursday night. The 62-year-old male victim was crossing the street about 10:30 p.m. when he was struck. He later died at Harborview. Witnesses say after the collision, the driver made a U-turn and took off in the…

Arrest made in last week's fatal hit-and-run

Police have arrested a Lynnwood man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Highway 99 and 172nd last Thursday night. The 62-year-old male victim was crossing the street about 10:30 p.m. when he was struck. He later died at Harborview. Witnesses say after the collision, the driver made a U-turn and took off in the…

Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver

Police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian Thursday night, then left the scene. It happened about 10:30 p.m. on Highway 99 near 172nd. Witnesses say the driver of a silver Lexus hit the man in the southbound lanes, then made a U-turn and took off going northbound. The car is…

Jack in the Box robbed at gunpoint

Updated with photos. Police are looking for an armed robber who held up the Jack in the Box on Highway 99 in north Lynnwood Tuesday night. He entered the restaurant about 10 p.m., demanded money and pointed a handgun at three employees and a customer. No one was hurt. The robber ran off with an…

Sign up for the annual National Night Out block parties

Now’s the time to register your neighborhood for National Night Out, an annual event aimed at bringing neighbors together to fight crime. This year’s event takes place Tuesday, Aug. 7. “By involving several households in each neighborhood, it becomes a real community building effort and everyone shares in the expense and fun of putting on…

Acura of Lynnwood donates new car to help domestic violence victims

The domestic violence program of the Lynnwood Police Department has a new set of wheels, thanks to a donation from Acura of Lynnwood. The dealership has offered up a 2012 Acura MDX that will be used to assist the crime prevention unit with public education. “While supporting Pathways For Women, we see the result of…

Patrols under way to keep motorcyclists safe

With the weather heating up, Snohomish County is teaming up with Lynnwood police to keep motorcyclists safe. The county recently declared May “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.” During the next two weekends, officers will be looking for impaired drivers, including those on motorcycles, as part of ongoing emphasis patrols. “As the weather improves, more and more…

Burglary prevention fair this weekend at Meadowdale

As we reported in March, burglaries are on the rise in the Lynnwood area. This weekend, several neighboring police departments will come together with citizens to discuss the problem. A burglary prevention fair will be held Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Meadowdale High School. Property crimes detectives will be available…

Bank of Washington on 196th robbed

Police are trying to find the guy who robbed the Bank of Washington on 196th Street SW Thursday morning. He entered the bank just after 10 a.m. and demanded money, then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He is described as a tall, slender, white, middle-aged man with no facial hair. He was wearing…

High police presence at Meadowdale HS after online threat

Meadowdale High School reopened today after an online threat forced the closure on Friday. Police received information late Thursday night that someone claiming to be a Meadowdale student was threatening to take a gun to school and shoot people there. The threat was made anonymously in an online forum. Principal Dale Cote posted the following…

Police investigating attempted kidnapping on 212th

Police are trying to track down the men who attempted to kidnap a woman early Thursday morning on 212th Street SW, according to our news partners at The Seattle Times: The 23-year-old Lynnwood woman told police said that she was walking in the 4600 block of 212th Street Southwest at 1:25 a.m. when a Saturn…

Meadowdale High School closed due to online threat

District officials have cancelled classes today at Meadowdale High School because of a threat made on the Internet. Lynnwood police learned about the threat last evening. “It presented specific threat against student safety,” said police spokesperson Shannon Sessions. They are still investigating if it is credible. Families and staff received a voicemail about the closure…

Join police for annual Tip-A-Cop event benefiting Special Olympics

By Teresa Wippel, My Edmonds News Officers of the Edmonds Police Department are inviting the public to dine at Claim Jumper Restaurant in Alderwood Mall this Thursday evening, April 5, from 5-9 p.m. and support Special Olympics through the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event. Off-duty police officers will be waiting tables as part of the fund-raising campaign…

Lynnwood apartment among those targeted in major drug bust

An apartment complex in Lynnwood was one of several residences raided in a major drug sweep across Puget Sound this week. On Wednesday, federal agents and local police descended on the complex in the 20800 block of 76th Avenue West, not far from College Place middle and elementary schools. It’s unknown how many people were…