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Police investigating shooting in central Everett
One man was shot and the suspect is still at large from an incident last week.
On Monday, May 16 around 2:40 p.m., Everett Police officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Taco Bell restaurant at 7431 Evergreen Way. When officers arrived, they found a male victim in the parking lot near his vehicle with a single gunshot wound to his upper leg/hip area and it was bleeding significantly. The victim was described by
police as being in his mid-30s. Officers applied a tourniquet to the man’s bleeding wound. Everett Fire personnel soon arrived and took the victim to Providence Regional Medical Center Everettt where police say he underwent non-life threatening surgery.
Initial crime scene investigation results from detectives concluded both the victim and suspect were seated in their own vehicles a few parking stalls apart from each other in the Taco Bell parking lot when a verbal argument between them began. The argument became physical and during the fight, the suspect shot the victim.
The suspect fled the scene in a nondescript white passenger car.
Detectives are continuing their investigation.

Police investigating Sunday shooting in south Everett
On Sunday, May 15 just after 3 a.m. police were called out to a report of shots fired at 9115 5th Place W., and found one male in the driveway of the residence shot in the abdomen.
The male was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, where he underwent surgery for the single gunshot wound. The female suspect remained on scene and was taken into custody without incident and charged for first degree assault.
According to police, the victim and suspect knew
each other casually and had arrived at the victim’s residence after having spent some time at a local bar. They were seated in the victim’s vehicle when an argument occurred, the suspect allegedly jealous over text messages between the victim and other women. The victim had a 9 mm Glock handgun in the
car. The suspect took the handgun and shot the victim once in the abdomen and police also found multiple casings in the driveway.
The victim’s condition was still unknown at press time. Everett Police continue to investigate.


On May 19, a burglary was reported in the 19100 block of N. Kelsey Street.

On May 17, a collision was reported in the 17300 block of W. Main Street SE.

On May 16, a theft was reported in the 19900 block of U.S. 2.
On May 18, a theft was reported in the 700 block of Park Lane.
On May 19, a theft was reported in the 18800 block of U.S. 2 resulting in the arrest of one male for shoplifting.


Felony domestic violence suspect holes up in a tree
On Thursday, May 19 a 35-year-old Snohomish man was taken into custody after climbing a tree to avoid arrest seven hours earlier.
The incident began around 4:30 a.m. when a call came in to 911 from a woman in the 800 block of 13th St. The caller said her ex-boyfriend had just broken into her home, assaulted her, and fled the residence. Reports indicate the woman had to crawl out of a bathroom window with her young child to escape to a neighbor’s house and call for police. The man had taken her toddler, age 1, of whom he is the father, according to reports. The man returned a short time later and, when confronted by law enforcement, climbed a large tree on the property. A stand-off ensued. After several hours of unsuccessful negotiations, Fire District 4 provided assistance by spraying the suspect with water. Around noon, the man asked for assistance to come down from the tree and was then rescued and detained. He was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center for possible hyperthermia. He was booked into the Snohomish County jail for 2nd degree domestic violence assault and unlawful imprisonment.


Human remains found near Kayak Point in January identified
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the identification and examination of skeletal remains that were discovered in the woods near Kayak Point (140th Street NW and Marine Drive) on Jan. 20, when two hikers happened upon the remains and reported it to police. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office investigators closed the road between Marine Drive and Kayak Point Road for several hours.
The medical examiner revealed last week the decedent is Roy T. Blair of Portland, Oregon. He was 28 years old at the time of his death. The cause and manner of his death are undetermined, but detectives do not have evidence that Blair was the victim of homicide.

Motorcycle vs. Vehicle collision leaves one injured
On May 16, a motorcycle-versus-vehicle collision occurred around 11 p.m. at the intersection of state Route 9 and 20th Street SE.
According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’s Collision Investigation Unit, the motorcycle driver, a 26-year-old Marysville man, sustained head and leg injuries and was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center. The driver of the other vehicle, a 26-year-old Lake Stevens man, was uninjured and remained at the scene and cooperated with detectives. State Route 9 was closed for three hours for the collision investigation.
According to sheriff’s office, the cause of the collision will be determined by collision investigation detectives through their investigation of the incident, but initial information gathered from witnesses indicated the motorcycle driver may have run a red

Sheriff’s Office employees, volunteers receive annual awards
On Feb. 18, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office awarded more than 60 employees and volunteers for their performances in saving lives, conducting investigations and supporting deputies from the call side.
The following awards were given:

Sheriff’s Award
Detectives Glenn DeWitt and Margaret Ludwig – for their work on the North County Property Crimes Unit
Sgt. John Taylor Supervisor of the Year
Sgt. Dave Sorenson
Patrol Deputy of the Year
Deputy Troy Koster
Corrections Deputy of the Year
Corrections Deputy Ken Anstett
Deputy Joe Ward Detective of the Year
Detective Brad Walvatne
Civilian Employee of the Year
Mary Noland
Clarence Robertson Reserve Deputy of the Year
Reserve Deputy Kurt McGowan
Volunteer of the Year
Fred Mack
Explorer of the Year
Explorer Charles Southward

Life Saving Medal
• Deputy Jacob Navarro – two medals: one for stopping a suicidal man from jumping to his death on I-5 and the other for reviving a man found unconscious and unresponsive at a park
• Deputy Mark Bond – for reviving a man who had overdosed on heroin
• Corrections Sgt. Dan Young, Corrections Deputy Greg Barnett and Corrections Deputy Michael Abbitt  - for saving the life of an inmate who had a seizure
• Sgt. Danny Wikstrom, Joseph Edmark, John Moore and Dr. Dan Weakly – for saving the life of a Search and Rescue Volunteer who had a heart attack during a rescue mission
• Deputy Johnathan Krajcar – who pulled a man and his dog from a burning house in Darrington
Citizen Medal of Valor
· Flight Medic Richard Duncan – for placing himself between a falling boulder and a search and rescue victim during a rescue mission
· Yana Radenska, Everett Mountain Rescue – for her expertise and handling of a complex rescue mission
Certificate of Merit
· Technical Support Specialist Catherine Dooley – for her work to make the launch of New World Systems successful
· Kelly Shaver, SNOPAC – for sending backup to a deputy who was being assaulted during a DUI stop
· Law Enforcement Technicians Debbie Jones, Julie Tinsely and Gayle Wilkerson Tiller – for their assistance and staying calm during a weekend break-in at the County Courthouse
· Deputy Brandon McCullar, Deputy Bryan Brittingham, Deputy Dan Dusevoir, Deputy Chris Marino, Deputy Bryson McGee and Deputy Tim Leo – for rendering aid to a woman stabbed by her grandson and for apprehending him
· Corrections Deputies Andrew Clawson, Joshua Fox, Brittani Gilfeather, Patricia Thomas, Erik Wold and Corrections Sergeant Matthew Mattson – for helping local law enforcement fight crime
· Deputy Randy Murphy, Deputy Bryan Brittingham, Deputy Dan Dusevoir, Deputy Chris Marino, Deputy Bill Binkley and Sgt. Adam Fortney – for their work on shutting down a problem house
Letter of Commendation
· Bret Benzion, Granite Falls Middle School
· Booking Support Officer Pam Kavanagh
· Chief Pilot Bill Quistorf
· Deputy Tom Dalton and Kai Bowers (Fire Protection District #23)
· Corrections Deputy John Reid
· Corrections Deputy James Norris
· Corrections Deputy Stuart Nicholas
· Deputy Arthur Wallin
· Deputy Scott Stich
· Josh Truax and Joel Diaz, Snohomish County Facilities
· Search and Rescue Explorer Emma Loney
· Sgt. Ian Edwards
· Deputy Bryan Brittingham
· Jesse Calliham, Law Enforcement Embedded Social Worker
· Sgt. Ian Huri

The Snohomish Police Department does not currently have a blotter available for local crime. For more information on this, see this story. (Link opens in new window.)

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