Burglar claims to have grenade
On Friday, May 17, a burglar surrounded by police inside a house in the 3800 block of Wetmore Avenue claimed he’d use a grenade to avoid capture.
40-year-old Jason Riley of Lake Stevens caused an eight hour standoff that required nearby residents to evacuate after he claimed he had the grenade.
Riley was eventually apprehended in the home’s crawlspace, and no grenade was found.
Woman dies from injuries in downtown crash
The 40-year-old Mukiltean whose car was crashed into by the driver of a stolen pickup truck fleeing police Sunday, May 11, died from her injuries Wednesday, May 15.
The woman’s car was hit at Pacific and Rucker avenues by a full-size pickup truck believed to be stolen by Seattleite Joseph Strange, 33.
Strange may face first-degree murder charges for the fatal crash.
He was identified as stealing a Ford 350 pickup that police tried to stop in Bothell. Strange headed north on Interstate 5, and into Everett via Evergreen Way (Highway 99) before causing the collision on Rucker, which is the downtown name for Highway 99’s terminus.
Strange also drove into another car that looks similar to a late 1990s Ford Taurus at a convenience store parking lot during the pursuit. Everett Police want help finding the driver of that vehicle and anyone who witnessed that collision at 1515 164th St SE to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at 425-257-8450.
Slide at Garfield Park set on fire
On Sunday, May 19, a fire destroyed the play structure at Garfield Park in the Riverside Neighborhood. Media reports state it is unknown if the damage was intentional or accidental, but the fire melted the slides.
The park is in the 3200 block of Walnut Street.
Student disables gun that fell out of owner's pocket
On May 11, a middle school student found a loaded gun on the soccer field at Explorer Middle School and rendered it safe by removing the magazine and locking the slide back. The student called 911 and officers arrived and took custody of the gun. Police found the owner, who lives nearby, and the owner said he was at the field and did not realize the gun fell out of his pocket. Police gave the owner a verbal warning.
Check fraud ring uncovered
On May 18, a man was caught trying to cash a forged check at a bank in the 5000 block of Evergreen Way. During the investigation, information was gleaned that potentially connected the male to a larger check writing fraud ring operating in Western Washington, spurring police detectives to begin working the case.
On May 17, two roommates argued with each other in the 3400 block of Lombard Avenue, and one of them upturned a vacuum cleaner as he walked out the door. Officers found one male outside. He said he left because he thought things could have gotten physical. Officers spoke with the other male inside, who said an argument lit off over a light bulb. The first roommate was upset and threw a vacuum cleaner before walking out - not at the second roommate. Both roommates confirmed they verbally argued and no assault occurred.
On May 13, an iPhone was reported stolen in the 17000 block of Tester Rd.
On May 9, a purse fell out of a car and was subsequently stolen at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Kelsey Road.
On May 8, a male was cited for theft in the 18800 block of U.S. 2.
On May 8, someone stole from a gym locker in the 14000 block of Fryelands Blvd. SE.
On May 10, a camera was reported taken from a residence in the 17400 block of 161st SE.
On May 10, a theft of a package from a residential porch was reported in the 15100 block of 167th Ave. SE.
On May 8, the fraudulent use of a credit card was reported in the 14000 block of Fryelands Blvd.
On May 13, the fraudulent use of a credit card was reported in the 16500 block of 156th St. SE
On May 9, narcotics were found in a vehicle following a warrant arrest in the 40500 block of Butler St.
On May 17, a suspicious fire was reported in the 100 block of N. Kelsey St. The resident of the house was not at home at the time of the fire. The Monroe Police Department is investigating the fire.
On May 19, an assault was reported at the intersection of Second St. and Ave. C.
On May 13, a fraud was reported in the 400 block of Ave. D.
On May 15, a fraud was reported in the 1100 block of Ave. D.
On May 16, a fraud was reported in the 500 block of Glen Ave.
On May 15, a burglary was reported in the 800 block of Ford Ave.
On May 17, a burglary was reported in the 100 block of Cedar Ave.
On May 18, a burglary was reported in the 800 block of Second St.
On May 18, malicious mischief was reported in the 900 block of Ave. D.
On May 19, malicious mischief was reported in the 800 block of Baird Ave.
On May 13, substance abuse incident was reported in the 200 block of Pine Ave.
On May 15, a substance abuse incident was reported in the 800 block of Ave. D.