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Emergency drill June 13


Large emergency drill June 13
The Northwest Regional Aviation consortium will be conducting an emergency response exercise in Snohomish County on June 13. Aircraft from Snohomish, King, Pierce and Spokane County Sheriff’s Departments, along with the Washington State Patrol, U.S. Navy, FBI, Customs Border Patrol Air-Marine, Airlift Northwest, and Life Flight Network, will be coordinating joint response efforts. 
Supporting scenarios for the exercise include water rescues, high-rise rescues, K-9 building searches, aerial surveys of impacted areas, live video downlink operations, rescue teams, and more.
The overall scenario is a terrorist attack which includes damage to government buildings.

Everett

DUI
On June 8, a driver was stopped for DUI (Drugs) in the 9500 block of 19th Avenue SE.
On June 3, a driver was stopped for DUI (Liquor) at the intersection of 32nd Street and Hoyt Avenue.

Motor vehicle theft
On June 8, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 400 block of 85th Place SW.
On June 7, a driver was stopped in a stolen vehicle in the 800 block of W. Casino Road.
On June 7, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 2300 block of Baker Avenue.
On June 7, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 2500 block of W. Mukilteo Boulevard.
On June 5, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 1600 block of E. Marine View Drive.

Home burglary
On June 5, a residential burglary was reported in the 4200 block of Grand Avenue.

Vehicle prowl
On June 5, a vehicle prowler was reported in the 1500 block of Wall Street.

Motor vehicle theft
On June 1, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the vicinity of 16th Street and Grand Avenue.
On May 30, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 1800 block of Wall Street.
On May 30, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 3000 block of W. Casino Road.
On May 29, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 10000 block of Evergreen Way.
On May 28, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 2000 block of Tenth Street.
On May 28, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 800 block of Madison Street.

Burglary
On May 30, a forced-entry residential burglary was reported in the 10500 block of 13th Avenue W.
On May 29, a residential burglary was reported in the 10100 block of Holly Drive in practically the same neighborhood as the burglary the day before on 13th Avenue W.

Theft
On May 31, a theft from a yard was reported in the 6300 block of Berkshire Drive.
On May 31, a theft from a store was reported in the 10000 block of Evergreen Way.
On May 28, a theft was reported in the 2500 block of Baker Avenue.
On May 27, a theft was reported at a residence in the 1100 block of 47th Street SE.
On May 27, a theft from a store was reported in the 8500 block of Evergreen Way.

Mail theft
On May 28, mail theft was reported in the 4700 block of Gardner Avenue.
On May 27, mail theft was reported in the 2500 block of Harrison Avenue.

Sexual assault
On May 22, a sexual assault was reported in the 1900 block of Colby Avenue.

Narcotics violation
On May 24, a narcotics violation of a narcotics seller was reported in the 1600 block of McDougall Avenue.

Harassment
On May 24, a harassment was reported at Everett Station in the 3200 block of Smith Avenue.

Vehicle theft
On May 22, a 911 call of a vehicle theft was reported in the 100 block of Everett Mall Way SE.
On May 19, a 911 call of a vehicle theft was reported in the 3300 block of Riverfront Boulevard.
On May 16, a 911 call of a vehicle theft was reported in the 700 block of E. Marine View Drive.

Drugs
On May 22, a person contacted by police about substance abuse in the 1700 block of Pacific Avenue was arrested.
On May 22, a person who was contacted by police about substance abuse in the 3000 block of Hoyt Avenue, resulting in a booking.
On May 22, a person who was contacted by police about substance abuse in the 1800 block of Broadway, resulting in a booking.
On May 22, a person contacted by police about substance abuse in the 2600 block of Colby Avenue was arrested.

Trespassing arrest
On May 21, a person contacted by police about trespassing in the 2400 block of Lombard Avenue was arrested.

DUI
On May 22, an officer-initiated DUI stop in the 11800 block of Airport Way resulted in a booking.

Shooting
Midday on Friday, April 26, officers were dispatched to the 9800 block of 18th Ave W. for a shooting where one male was shot with life-threatening injuries. It was a drive-by. Officers located the shooter that evening. He is a juvenile male who was booked into the Denny Youth Center.

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

Vehicle theft
On June 6, a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was reported stolen in the 500 block of Railroad Avenue.

Collision
On June 5, a driver collided their vehicle into two parked vehicles. Police cited the driver for driving without a valid operator’s license in the 16300 block of 156th Street SE.
On June 3, someone called that a driver fled after striking and disabling the railroad crossing arm on East Main Street.

Fuel siphoned
On June 3, fuel was siphoned out of a truck’s tank in the 14800 block of Chain Lake Road.

DUI
On June 5, a vehicle collided into a pole in the 17400 block of W. Main Street. The driver was cited for Driving Under the Influence as well as driving while license suspended.

Warrant
On June 5, police booked a man in the 19600 block of U.S. 2 on warrants tied to multiple drug charges.

Graffiti
On June 6, graffiti was found on the outside of a businesses’ building in the 100 block of S. Lewis Street.

Missing some cash?
On June 5, a person brought found cash into the Police Department at 806 W. Main Street.

Burglary
On May 28, a lawnmower battery was stolen out of a fenced area in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue. On May 23, a storage unit was broken into in the 14900 block of Chain Lake Road. On May 22, a business door was broken in the 17400 block of 147th Street SE.

Motor vehicle theft
On May 23, an attempted theft of a Kia Rio car was reported in the 1100 block of Village Way.

Theft
On May 29, a male in the 16900 block of W. Main Street damaged RVs in attempt to steal cords and batteries.
On May 23, power tools were stolen from a store in the 19800 block of U.S. 2.
On May 27, money was taken from a purse in the 1400 block of Fryelands Boulevard SE.
On May 25, license plates were stolen in the 19800 block of U.S. 2.

Multiple charges
On May 27, a male in the 19100 block of N. Kelsey Street was booked into jail for resisting arrest and criminal trespass, and charged for theft, obstructing a law enforcement officer and for possession of a controlled substance.

Missing some skis?
On May 29, skis that someone found in the 18800 block of 137th Street SE were turned into the police department.

Lockdown
On May 23, two former students who came to Park Place Middle School were told to leave, and their presence caused a brief school lockdown.

Burglary
On May 18, a home burglary was investigated in the 15800 block of 171st Street SE.

Theft
On May 21, charges were forwarded on a male and female for theft in the 19300 block of N. Tjerne Place SE.
On May 21, a theft of trading cards was reported in the 19100 block of N. Kelsey Street.

Collision
On May 20, police took a case of a hit-and-run with a road sign in the 14700 block of 179th Avenue SE.

Found property
On May 21, bicycles and a black satchel were turned into the police department at 806 W. Main Street.
On May 19, a wallet found at Powell Street and S. Madison Street was turned in to police.

Elude
On May 19, police sought a male for a situation of hit and run and eluding in the area of 179th Avenue SE and W. Main Street.

Illegal dumping
On May 17, police took a report of illegal dumping in the 19300 block of Tjerne Place SE.

Burglary
On May 11, a safe was taken from an apartment in the 14600 block of 179th Avenue SE.
On May 14, a female was booked for burglary, obstructing a law enforcement officer and criminal trespass warrants in the 300 block of E. Main Street.

Attempted ATM theft
On May 14, a male and female attempted to steal an ATM in the 200 block of E. Main Street.

Package theft
On May 14, a porch theft was reported in the 500 block of E. Fremont Street.

Warrant
On May 13, a female was booked into jail on a theft warrant in the 1000 block of W. Main Street.

Monroe drug runner sentenced
A Monroe resident was convicted in late April in U.S. District Court in Seattle of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances following a week-long jury trial, announced U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. Humberto Garcia, 42, was arrested in December 2020 with seven other defendants tied to a drug trafficking ring distributing heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl throughout the Puget Sound region under drug ringleader Jose Luis Ibarra-Valle. The jury deliberated about two hours before reaching the guilty verdict. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones scheduled sentencing for mid-August. In late 2020, the ringleader, Ibarra-Valle, was stopped by police while returning from a drug run to California. In the car authorities found approximately 10,000 pills that contained fentanyl, more than eight kilograms of methamphetamine, and more than a kilogram of heroin. These drug amounts count towards Garcia’s conviction as part of the drug run conspiracy.

Burglary
On April 26, local officers assisted with a sheriff’s office case of attempted vehicle theft in the 16300 block of 227th Avenue SE.

Sex offense
On April 5, a sex offense investigation began in the 17000 block of Tester Road.

Monroe High teacher under investigation
The Monroe Police Department is investigating a recent case alleging sexual misconduct between a Monroe High School teacher and a student. The police investigation has revealed at least one previous similar incident having been alleged. Monroe Police is not naming the teacher at this time.
Detectives are seeking information from anyone, including current and former students, regarding any instances of improper communication or conduct between a teacher and students at Monroe High School. If you have any information please contact Detective Erdmann at 360-863-4565, by emailing police@monroewa.gov, or you can submit tips anonymously to the Monroe Police Department tip line at 360-863-4600.
The department is working cooperatively with the Monroe School District.


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


Averill Field fencing damaged
Someone damaged the decorative fencing at the brand-new Averill Field playground. The damage was noted in early June. Snohomish Police are investigating.

Vehicle theft
On June 1, a 911 call reported a vehicle theft in the 600 block of 10th Street.

Warrant
On May 30, there was an arrest for weapons in the 300 block of Second Street according to a 911 call log.
On June 2, a 911 call reported a warrant for an arrest issued in the 500 block of Avenue B.

Vandalism
On June 1, a 911 call reported vandalism near 52nd Avenue NW and 194th Place NW.

Small plane crash
See story here

Lockdown
The Snohomish High School prom over the weekend at the Monte Cristo Ballroom in downtown Everett underwent a lockdown after a man in the vicinity was seen in possession of a gun. His presence caused the brief event lockdown.

Vehicle theft
On May 17, a vehicle theft was reported in the 1400 block of Bickford Avenue.

Theft
On May 17, someone called 911 over a theft in the 1100 block of Avenue D.

Assault
On May 16, an assault was reported in the 800 block of Tenth Street.

Suspicious
On May 19, a person called 911 on a suspicious person in the 400 block of Avenue D. On the same day, someone called 911 on a suspicious person in the 200 block of Avenue B.

Warrant
On May 16, a warrant arrest was logged in the 1300 block of First Street.

Theft
On May 9, a 911 call of a theft was reported in the 300 block of Avenue J.

Vehicle theft
On May 12, a 911 call of a vehicle theft was reported in the 1300 block of Avenue D.

Assault
On May 12, an assault was reported in the 900 block of First Street.

Crash
On May 18, a newer Ford Explorer that was in a relatively recent collision with a smashed front end was seen at Avenue D and Fourth Street.

Warrant
On May 12, a warrant arrest was made in the 9500 block of Airport Way.

Thieves caught
Police identified the two suspects who had stolen from a laundromat on May 6.

Rollover crash
On May 4, a rollover collision occurred at the Highway 9 roundabout near Avenue D , Snohomish Police reported. There were no major injuries, police said.

Note for readers: The database the Tribune uses toward this blotter had no new items for Snohomish for the week of May 6 to 15.

Robbery with a gun
On April 20, a robbery with a gun in the 1400 block of one of the alphabet avenues was reported in a crime mapping database

Mail theft
On April 16, a mail theft was reported in the 21300 block of 61st Street SE.

Assault
On April 14, an assault was reported in the 500 block of Glen Avenue.

Burglary
On April 13, a residential burglary was reported in the 500 block of Pearl Street.

Motor vehicle theft
On April 24, a vehicle that was taken without permission was reported in the 100 block of Alder Avenue.
On April 22, a vehicle was reported stolen in the 10300 block of Airport Way.

DUI
On April 22, a driver under the influence of alcohol was reported in the 1500 block of one of the alphabet avenues.

Vandalism
On April 23, vandalism was reported at a construction site in the 9900 block of Airport Way.

Theft
On April 20, a theft was reported in the 8800 block of 160th Street SE in the Clearview area.

Body found
On April 2, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to a body found deceased on Ebey Island. The Herald quoted Lt. Jason Toner saying the body was near Cherry and Riverside avenues. The sheriff’s office called it “suspicious circumstances.”

Fatal crash on U.S. 2
On the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 21, a Monroe woman died in a fatal head-on crash on U.S. 2 close to Snohomish near the highway curve at the Three Lakes Road overpass.
A 23-year-old Snohomish man driving a brown Toyota Highlander SUV crossed the center line and struck a gray Toyota Sienna minivan being driven by a 55-year-old Monroe woman, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Both drivers were trapped. Snohomish Fire District 4 used the Jaws of Life to extricate the 23-year-old man. He was taken to a local hospital.
The Monroe woman died at the scene.
The highway was closed for more than four hours for an investigation.
Any criminal charges are still to be determined, the Washington State Patrol said in a report released overnight.
The investigation was still ongoing as of Friday, Feb. 23. Toxicology results, including blood draws, will take time to receive, Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Kelsey Harding said.
“We do our best to do a thorough investigation and to do that it takes time,” Harding said.

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

Motorcyclist killed on 522

On April 19, a motorcyclist who slowed for traffic on eastbound state Route 522 near the Fales Road exit was rear-ended by a Tesla sedan, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected. The motorcyclist, Jeffrey Nissen, 28 of Stanwood, died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.
The driver, a 56-year-old man from Snohomish, was arrested on vehicular homicide while driving while distracted, a felony. He bonded out on April 21, jail records show.
“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.

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!