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Everett

Drugs
On Feb. 13, a narcotics violation was reported in the 2400 block of Broadway.
On Feb. 12, a driver on drugs received a DUI in the vicinity of 35th Street and Hoyt Avenue.

Burglary
On Feb. 13, a burglary was reported in the 800 block of N. Broadway.
On Feb. 9, a forced-entry commercial burglary was reported in the 3000 block of Smith Avenue.
On Feb. 8, a forced-entry burglary was reported at a home in the 3200 block of Lombard Avenue.

Motor vehicle theft
On Feb. 12, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 3500 block of Colby Avenue.
On Feb. 11, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 1700 block of 35th Street as well as in the 1900 block of Colby Avenue and in the 400 block of 85th Place SW.
On Feb. 10, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 700 block of Hawthorne Street as well as in the 2000 block of 110th Street SE.
On Feb. 9, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 2300 block of Wetmore Avenue.

Warrant
On Feb. 13, a warrant arrest was made in the 3900 block of Rucker Avenue.
On Feb. 12, a warrant arrest was made in the 2600 block of Broadway as well as in a park in the 2800 block of 10th Street.
On Feb. 11, a warrant arrest was made in the 3700 block of Smith Avenue as well as in the 4900 block of Evergreen Way at a bus stop.

Hit and run
On Feb. 11, a hit and run was reported in the vicinity of 41st Street and Grand Avenue.

DUI
On Feb. 10, a DUI was reported at Evergreen Way and Fourth Avenue.

Burglary

On Feb. 8, forced-entry burglaries were reported at a restaurant in the 4000 block of Colby Avenue and at an office building in the 2500 block of Wetmore Avenue.
On Feb. 5, a forced-entry burglary was reported at a residence in the 2500 block of Howard Avenue.

Drugs
On Feb. 9, police logged a report of a synthetic narcotics seller in the 0 block of W. Casino Road.
On Feb. 6, police logged a report of an amphetamine seller in the 2400 block of Broadway.

Sexual assault
On Feb. 7, a sexual assault was reported from a hotel room in the 10000 block of Evergreen Way.

Motor vehicle theft
On Feb. 9, a vehicle theft was reported in the 1600 block of Virginia Avenue, in the 2100 block of State Street and in the 2300 block of Wetmore Avenue.
On Feb. 8, a vehicle theft was reported in the 2400 block of State Street.
On Feb. 7, a vehicle theft was reported in the 800 block of Linden Street and in the 2000 block of Summit Avenue.
On Feb. 5, a vehicle theft was reported in the 3900 block of Smith Avenue and at a park at 16th and Cedar streets.

Pick-pocketing
On Feb. 7, a sly theft from someone’s pocket was reported at a bus stop in the 6200 block of Evergreen Way.

DUI
On Feb. 10, a DUI was logged at Evergreen Way and Fourth Avenue.
On Feb. 7, a DUI was logged in the 2900 block of 11th Street.

Theft
On Feb. 6, a theft was reported in the 5400 block of 13th Avenue W.

Standoff for hours
On Jan. 31, a standoff with a man who shot at officers from a house in the 11100 block of Paine Field Way lasted hours. Two Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies returned fire.
At 11:30 p.m. he was taken into custody and taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for his injuries that looked like gunshot wounds. “It was unclear if the gunshot wounds were self-inflicted or a result of the initial exchange between deputies and the subject,” a press release on the incident said.
Police were called because the 24-year-old man fired shots inside the house. He also fired on a neighbor’s house.
SWAT and crisis negotiators handled the situation. Police from agencies as far as Monroe Police gave assistance at the scene.
Investigators from the Skagit-Island Multiple Agency Response Team are doing an oversight investigation on this incident. State law requires an independent investigation body do a check on policies whenever an incident involves police firing a weapon or other use of deadly force.

Offender standoff
On Feb. 1, members of the Sheriff’s Office Violent Offender Task Force and Region 1 SWAT went to the 500 block of Casino Road for a planned operation to arrest an armed and dangerous suspect wanted for two counts of murder from out of state. The suspect barricaded himself inside the residence and he refused to surrender. A standoff lasted several hours. SWAT used flash bangs and tear gas in an attempt to resolve the situation. Eventually, teams entered the building and the suspect was located hiding in the attic. He was taken into custody without incident.

Guns for Gift Cards update
Everett Police report they bought a total of 25 guns from the public at its Jan. 24 Guns for Gift Cards event. This included 13 handguns, 6 rifles, 2 assault-type rifles and 4 inoperable firearms. They gave out $3,900 in VISA gift cards.

Thieves now punching holes in gas tanks
With gas now hovering at $5 a gallon, Everett Police reports that it is seeing an increase in gas theft. Thieves are using power tools to drill a hole in the gas tank and steal fuel, the department said.
“It can be unsafe to drive with a damaged gas tank. Call 911 to report the damage to your vehicle and the theft of gasoline,” the department said.

Police collecting abandoned shopping carts
Everett Police recently launched a shopping cart retrieval program. To report a shopping cart you found, go to https://www.everettwa.gov/2855/Shopping-Cart-Recovery-Program and fill out the form at the bottom of the page and a police volunteer will go get it.

Monroe

Woman dies in pedestrian fatality
On Monday, Feb. 12 in the morning, an 82-year-old woman in the east crosswalk of N. Kelsey Street while crossing U.S. 2 was fatally struck by a vehicle driving westbound by a 40-year-old Sultan man. The incident was at about 6:35 a.m.
Westbound U.S. 2 was closed for hours to begin a collision investigation.
The incident was still under investigation as of Thursday, Feb. 15, Monroe Police Cmdr. Paul Ryan said.
Community members last week placed balloons at a lamppost at the intersection in memoriam.
The woman’s name has not been formally released by authorities as of press time.

Theft
On Feb. 11, a firearm was stolen from a vehicle that was parked in the 300 block of N. Lewis Street.
On Feb. 14, prescription medicine was stolen in the 15100 block of 179th Avenue SE.
On Feb. 14, a burglary at a storage unit was reported to the police department’s office, 818 W. Main St.

Trespassing
On Feb. 14, one male and two females were trespassed in the 100 block of Galaxy Way.

Business defrauded
On Feb. 15, a business in the 15700 block of 179th Avenue SE was defrauded of $200,000 by an online scam.

Organized retail theft
On Feb. 7, a man in the 19600 block of U.S. 2 was booked into jail for organized retail theft, obstruction and more.

Trespass
On Feb. 7, a male was trespassed in the 17100 block of W. Main Street.
Indecent exposure
On Feb. 7, charges were forwarded on a male for lewd conduct in the 1400 block of W. Main Street.

Road rage
On Feb. 7, an incident described by police as “road rage” occurred at the intersection of N. Kelsey Street and U.S. 2.

Dogs attack dog
On Feb. 8, loose dogs in the 16400 block of 156th Street SE attacked another dog. No injuries were reported.

Theft
On Feb. 8, a male in the 16200 block of 171st Avenue SE was booked into jail for theft.

Drugs
On Feb. 7, charges were forwarded on a female in the 14900 block of N. Kelsey Street for possession of a controlled substance.

Weapon
On Feb. 7, police logged a report of the negligent discharge of a firearm in the 15400 block of Esther Avenue.

Assault
On Feb. 7, police took a report of a male assaulting another male in the vicinity of 154th Street SE and 170th Avenue SE.

Warrants
On Jan. 30, a male in the 600 block of Columbia Street was booked into jail for warrants of burglary, theft and assault.

Malicious mischief
On Jan. 29, police took a report that the bathroom sinks at Sky River Park were damaged.

Arrested for driving while license suspended
On Feb. 1, a male at W. Main Street and N. Madison Street was booked into jail for driving with a suspended license.

Theft
On Jan. 31, a female was cited for theft in the 19100 block of N. Kelsey Street.

Trespass
On Jan. 31, a male was trespassed in the 14700 block of N. Kelsey Street.

Collision
On Jan. 31, a three-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Tjerne Place and Chain Lake Road.

Vehicle theft
On Jan. 29, a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer SUV was reported stolen in Monroe, and later recovered.

RV stolen
On Jan. 25, an RV was stolen in the 16200 block of 171st Avenue SE.

Theft
On Jan. 25, a theft of money was reported in the 600 block of Elizabeth Street.

Biting the hand that feeds you
On Jan. 25 police took reports of employees stealing from a store in the 19100 block of N. Kelsey Street.

Malicious mischief
On Jan. 24, a glass door was shattered in the 200 block of Sky River Parkway.
On Jan. 24, parked vehicles were damaged in a parking lot in the 17300 block of W. Main Street.

Alcohol theft
On Jan. 24, three juvenile females stole alcohol from a place in the 13800 block of Fryelands Boulevard.

Sex offense
On Nov. 7, a police investigation began on a person in possession of certain pornography in the 1400 block of W. Main Street.

Collision
On Nov. 5, a vehicle hit a building in the 13700 block of Roosevelt Road SE. The driver fled but was found later that evening. He was booked into jail for hit and run as well as driving under the influence.

Up to $10,000 reward for Armageddon Arms burglary captures
Firearms organizations have jointly put up $10,000 for the arrest and capture of people responsible for the Sept. 6 break-in of Armageddon Arms on Lewis Street. Twenty-four firearms were stolen, according to the Seattle office of the bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
The ATF and Monroe Police Department are investigating the crime.
As of last week, there weren’t any arrests to announce, Monroe Police Administrative Cmdr. Paul Ryan said.
People can send confidential tips to ATF to 1-888-ATF-TIPS or ATFTips@atf.gov
The reward money was put up by the ATF and a trade association for the firearms industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation or NSSF.

Child riding with alleged drunken driver hurt in car accident
On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, a 6-year-old child was hospitalized and a 31-year-old woman was arrested on DUI charges for a single-vehicle rollover collision in the 21400 block of Woods Creek Road.
The child was placed in the custody of family members. The 31-year-old driver was transported and booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
The toxicology lab tests were sent to the Washington State Patrol lab, sheriff's office spokeswoman Courtney O'Keefe said Nov. 28.

Excavator stolen
Monroe Police ask if you have video footage of how an excavator escaped the area of 133rd Street SE and 194th Avenue SE from your security cameras. The excavator was taken between Dec. 3 and Dec. 7, 2021 from a construction site in the Eaglemont subdivisions.
The excavator was found in summer 2023 in another county.

Snohomish

Home burglary
On Feb. 13, a home burglary was reported in the 17500 block of Spada Road.

Commercial burglary
On Feb. 2, a commercial burglary was reported in the Machias area in the 1400 block of 23rd Avenue SE.

DUI
On Feb. 10, a DUI was reported in the 9700 block of Lowell-Snohomish River Road.

Motor vehicle theft
On Feb. 6, a vehicle theft was reported from a construction site in the 9000 block of 56th Street SE.
On Feb. 5, a vehicle theft was reported in the 200 block of Sixth Street.
On Jan. 31, a vehicle theft was reported in the 1400 block of Bickford Avenue.

Vehicle prowl
On Feb. 1, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 2300 block of Cady Drive.

Crash
On Feb. 9, a driver in a SUV rear-ended another driver in a full-size Ram delivery van who had stopped for people crossing the crosswalk on Second Street at Cedar Avenue. The causing vehicle was heavily damaged.

Assault
On Jan. 31, an assault was reported in the 7100 block of Foster Slough Road.
On Jan. 30, an assault was reported in the vicinity of Airport Way and Lowell-Snohomish River Road.

Malicious mischief
On Jan. 26, a building was vandalized in the 300 block of Maple Avenue.

Mail theft
On Jan. 29, mail theft was reported at a home in the 20600 block of Mero Road east of the Three Lakes area.

Warrant
On Jan. 28, police arrested someone on a warrant in the vicinity of First Street and Avenue B.

Burglary from a vehicle
On Jan. 21, reports of vehicle prowling and at least one burglary from a vehicle was reported at a community center in the 500 block of Maple Avenue.

Resisting arrest
On Jan. 22, a person resisted arrest in the 8600 block of 125th Avenue SE.

Warrant
On Jan. 25, police arrested someone on a warrant in the 200 block of Second Street.

Theft

On Jan. 19, a theft at a farm in the 13200 block of Elliot Road was reported.

Warrant
On Jan. 18, a warrant arrest was made in Clearview in the 17500 block of state Route 9.


Church destroyed in fire
In the early morning of Aug. 25, fire crews responded in the Maltby area to the Seattle Laestadian Lutheran Church in the 22400 block of 102nd Avenue SE.
The fire destroyed the church.

Man in Clearview shooting now recovering
The 27-year-old Snohomish man who shot at Washington State Patrol troopers a few weeks ago in an incident in Clearview is currently in a rehabilitation center as of Nov. 1, 2022 after being released from a hospital, according to a Nov. 1 media update from the Valley Independent Inestigation Team (VIIT). VIIT is a King County-based team that looks at officer-involved shootings, similar to the SMART Team of Snohomish County.
The traffic stop on Highway 9 near 180th Street turned into an exchange of gunfire Monday, Sept. 19, when a Snohomish man fired a shotgun at a Washington State Patrol trooper. Two troopers fired back, striking the 27-year-old Snohomish man. The man then barricaded himself in his car and had to be removed.
“The subject who suffered gunshot wounds in this incident has been released from the hospital, and remains in a rehabilitation facility,” the VIIT reports.
Witnesses are asked to contact Detective Jason Renggli, jrenggli@rentonwa.gov or 425-430-7525.

County

“Jail phone call” scam
A new scam is circulating where callers are informing people their loved one is in the Snohomish County Jail and demanding payment via Zelle to have the individual released from the county jail facility.
This is a scam.
No law enforcement officer or judicial court employee will ever call you to demand money.


Three marijuana stores burglarized Sunday
On Jan. 21, the marijuana store Tulalip Remedy and two others were burglarized in ram-and-grab incidents. Tulalip Police said a 2010s-era Hyundai Sonata was used to bust through the front of Tulalip Remedy, 8226 Quil Ceda Boulevard. Seven suspects ransacked the store, ran to a red Kia parked nearby and drove off. The same red Kia was involved in two more marijuana store burglaries in south Snohomish County that night, Tulalip Police said.
The Kia’s license plate is Washington plate CKP7822.
Detectives believe the Hyundai was stolen and are trying to contact the owner.
The Tulalip Tribe has put up a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the thieves. People can call in tips to 360-716-5990 or write to Detective David Sallee at dsallee@tulaliptribalpolice.org or 360-716-5962 or Detective Alyshia Ramon at aramon@tulaliptribalpolice.org or 360-716-5963.

Fraudulent calls
Monroe Police emphasizes that legitimate law enforcement agencies do not conduct investigations where they request personal funds or sensitive information over the phone. A Monroe business fell for a fraud call along these lines.


ATM skimmers
Everett financial crimes detectives have noted an increase in “skimmer” devices attached to ATMs to steal debit card information.
They say if the card reader seems loose, crooked, or damaged, if the graphics aren’t aligned, or if part of the machine is a different color, don’t insert or swipe your card. Also, if the numbers are hard to press or feel thick, it might have a false keypad installed and you should move on to the next machine. Using the “tap” option for payment or a mobile wallet such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, or Google Pay is safer than inserting a card.


Real-time 911 updates introduced

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office recently announced technology to send 911 callers text message updates on their situation.
The technology can advise callers of a delayed response time and provide handy follow-up information, the sheriff’s office said in a press release. After an incident, people will get surveys, too.
This includes the Snohomish Police Department, too!




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