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Fatal car versus pedestrian collision
On April 19, a man was killed in a collision between a car and a pedestrian in the intersection of Evergreen Way and Pecks Drive. The Everett Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit detectives investigated the accident.
According to police, in the preliminary investigation of the incident, detectives determined that the
pedestrian was walking and left the sidewalk in the intersection when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. The driver initially stayed at the scene, but then left. Witnesses to the accident provided information about the vehicle and the driver
called 911 from a nearby business. Detectives located the driver, a 43-year-old Lynnwood man, and interviewed him about the collision.
The car was impounded by police for evidence and no arrests or charges have been filed; police said the detectives needed to
conclude their investigation. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner took custody of the pedestrian’s body to determine the man’s identity and as of press time had not publicly identifed
Fatal motorcycle collision
On April 19 just before 2 p.m., a fatal collision involving a motorcyclist and a commercial vehicle (box truck) occurred in the intersection of Evergreen Way and Center Road. Everett Police’s Traffic Safety Unit detectives investigated the accident.
According to police, in the preliminary investigation of the incident, detectives determined that the adult male motorcyclist, who was killed from injuries in the accident, was heading northbound when he struck the back end of the box truck turning left onto Center Road from Evergreen Way.
Speed may have been a factor.
The box truck’s driver, a man, remained at the scene of the incident.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner identified the motorcyclist as Anthony B. Vargo of Marysville. The examiner reported the
manner of death was an accident.
On April 20, an assault was reported in the 400 block of Maple Street involving two females at a residence.
On April 20, a collision involving a bicyclist and car was reported in the intersection of 154th Street SE and 179th Avenue
SE with minor injuries.
On April 21, a collision was reported in the intersection
of U.S. 2 and State Route 522 with no injuries.
On April 19, a theft was reported in the 18900 block of US 2.
On April 21, a theft was reported in the 16000 block of 179th Avenue SE and in the 19600 block of US 2 and in the 19300 block of Tjerne Place SE.
‘Messy’ young men caught on Snohomish Senior Center security camera
On the night of Monday, April 18, two young men occupied the porch area outside of the Snohomish Senior Center (506 Fourth St.) entry
apparently to use the electrical outlet to charge their cell phones. They left a mess of cake and trash, and also urinated on the porch columns. It was all caught on security cameras.
Senior Center director Bob Dvorak said the young men were messy and their urinating on the building was uncalled for. Dvorak filed a police report with Snohomish Police and posted the security camera images on the senior center windows to possibly help identify the young men.
One person apparently has already come forward to police with information that identified the young men.
Dvorak last week installed
a new electrical outlet cover with a lock. He said people coming at night to charge their phones has been an ongoing problem because they often leave
Fire causes $200,000 in damage
On Monday, April 18, the Mukilteo Fire Department along with units from Snohomish County Fire District 1 and Everett Fire Department responded to a reported commercial fire in the 10700 block of 47th Place W. that caused $200,000 in damage. The fire was determined to have been from mechanical failure.
Upon arrival, crews found light smoke and the smell of burning electrical. Crews gained access into the building, reported light
smoke halfway from the ceiling to the floor and that the fire was out. Crews secured utilities and performed smoke ventilation.
According to a Snohomish County fire investigator, the fire was hot enough to trigger two sprinkler heads.
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:
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
Clarence Robertson Reserve Deputy of the Year
Reserve Deputy Kurt McGowan
Volunteer of the Year
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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