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December 18  |  Herald Staff
SMOKEY POINT — An Arlington police officer and his police dog received minor injuries in a two-car collision Wednesday night while they were headed with lights flashing and siren sounding to a domestic violence call.

Officer Michael Gilbert, 43, was driving southbound on Smokey Point Boulevard when his Ford Crown Victoria patrol car was struck in an intersection by a Ford Fiesta eastbound on Highway 531.

The Fiesta driver, a 20-year-old woman, and a...

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December 17  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Everett High School was evacuated Wednesday morning after a written bomb threat was found in a girl's bathroom.

The threat was on a note discovered during third period, school district spokeswoman Mary Waggoner said. The note said a bomb would go off at the end of that period.

Police swept the campus, nothing suspicious was found and classes resumed. A letter about what happened also was sent to parents.

District officials are hoping...

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December 16  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — No one was struck by bullets fired during a domestic-violence incident east of Lynnwood on Tuesday afternoon.One man, 26, of Lynnwood, was hospitalized for injuries from breaking out a window, said Shari Ireton, spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.The incident was reported shortly after 1 p.m. at a house along Locust Way near Filbert Road.

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December 16  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A 14-year-old boy apparently shot himself in the leg by accident Tuesday morning, in his home in the 12400 block of Admiralty Way.A friend who witnessed the incident called 911 around 9:15 a.m.The boy had skipped school at Voyager Middle School planning to go target shooting with friends, he told Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies. The firearm is believed to be owned by one of his parents.The boy was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center, reportedly in serious condition.

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December 16  |  Herald staff
CAMANO ISLAND — A 15-year-old Camano Island girl remained in intensive care Monday at Harborview Medical Center after Thursday night’s crash near Hanstad Road.

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December 12  |  Herald Staff
Car crashes into Lynnwood barber shop
LYNNWOOD — Two people escaped injury at the Q-Cuts barber shop Friday afternoon when a car crashed through the storefront at 18505 Alderwood Mall Parkway, according to the Lynnwood Fire Department. The driver, a woman in her late 80s, apparently was attempting to park her car when she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake, suffering minor injuries in the 2 p.m. crash. Police have asked the state to review the woman’s drivers license. The incident remains under...

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December 12  |  Herald staff
STANWOOD — A 29-year-old Marysville man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a robbery at a Stanwood laundromat on June 7.Joshua M. Mitchell was convicted of first-degree robbery, court records show.The attack left a 73-year-old Army veteran with broken ribs.

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December 12  |  Herald staff
CAMANO ISLAND— A 71-year-old Camano Island man died Thursday night after his Saturn Vue struck a Volkswagen EuroVan about five miles west of Stanwood. Three people in the van suffered serious injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol.Michael S. Rossner was westbound on Highway 532 when his vehicle apparently crossed the centerline and collided with the van head-on near Hanstad Road. He died at the scene.

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December 12  |  Herald staff
Police seek help identifying man who dropped off property
EVERETT — Officials are asking for help identifying a man who dropped off property for the Everett Police Department on Nov. 4.At the time, the man provided minimal information about the property, department spokesman Aaron Snell said.“While being processed, the property was found to be stolen and is part of a larger investigation,” Snell wrote in a police bulletin released Thursday.The man is not suspected of a crime and is not considered a person of interest.

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December 12  |  Herald staff
Fugitive Watch The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.

Roy D. Cook
Age: 27
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 137 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Cook...

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December 11  |  Herald Staff
MILL CREEK — Officials continue to review what happened earlier this week after disturbing online posts created controversy at Jackson High School.The posts and subsequent reactions from other students created alarm among some families and led to conversations about how the Everett Public Schools could better handle communication for previous incidents.

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December 11  |  Herald Staff
Police seek help finding missing Everett-area man EVERETT — A 51-year-old Everett-area man has been reported missing from his home in the 14100 block of Fifth Place W.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office on Thursday sent out a bulletin asking the public for help.

Kenneth "Ken" Freeman has not been seen or heard from since Nov. 8, and his family is concerned. Freeman suffers from mental-health issues.

He is described as 5-foot-8 and about 240 pounds, with blue eyes and brown...

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December 10  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — Goodwill has been fined $9,000 by the state in connection with a fatal forklift accident in Lynnwood on Aug. 19.The Department of Labor and Industries on Wednesday released the findings of its inspection.

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December 10  |  Herald staff
LAKE STEVENS — A 62-year-old Lake Stevens woman was rescued through her bedroom window during a house fire Tuesday night.The fire was reported about 11:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of 120th Avenue NE. The woman called 911 after being awakened by a smoke detector.Crews from Snohomish County Fire District 8 in Lake Stevens found the woman trapped in a back bedroom, battalion chief Perry Putnam said.

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December 10  |  Herald staff
MILL CREEK — A series of disturbing posts on Twitter that made reference to Jackson High School in Mill Creek has led to confusion among parents and the Everett School District.The principal learned of the tweets Tuesday night, district spokeswoman Mary Waggoner said. Notification letters, emails and phone calls went out to parents in the district Wednesday morning.The posts involved an anonymous user making threats of self-harm, Waggoner said. No threats were made to others.

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December 9  |  Herald staff
BOTHELL — Investigators are asking for tips after an attempted child luring in the Bothell area Monday.The incident was reported about 3 p.m. near the intersection of 196th Street SE and 24th Drive SE, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.A 12-year-old girl was walking home from Skyview Junior High School when she was approached by a man, Ireton said.The man reportedly jumped out of his pickup, grabbed the girl and yelled, “Boo!,” Ireton said.

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December 9  |  Herald staff
SNOCAT Detectives teamed up and located the #heirloomjeep. Located in Arlington near Grandview. Suspect in Jail pic.twitter.com/0iLv35QUa1

— SNOCAT (@SnoCoAutoTheft) December 9, 2014

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December 8  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — The search continued Monday for a fisherman believed missing in Blackmans Lake in Snohomish.The 38-year-old man was last seen Saturday and was reported missing Sunday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Crews on Monday were using sonar, high-tech cameras and search dogs in their effort to find him.

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December 8  |  Herald staff
BOTHELL — A 48-year-old woman has died after a domestic-violence assault in the Bothell area last week, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.Both the woman and her estranged husband, also 48, suffered critical injuries.Investigators on Monday did not release additional information about what may have happened. They previously said they believed the man had wielded the weapon.

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December 5  |  Herald staff
MUKILTEO — The city's search for a new fire chief could wrap up this spring.

The contract for the interim chief, Marcus Kragness, 57, is likely to be extended during the hiring search, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said. His contract is set to expire at the end of the year.

Kragness is being paid about $2,368 a week through the contract.

The city is aiming to hire a new fire chief by March, the mayor said. The job, which pays up to $112,700,...

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December 5  |  Herald Staff
Fugitive Watch The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.

Travis E. Adams
Age: 30
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 181 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown


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December 4  |  Herald staff
BOTHELL — Two people were critically wounded during a suspected domestic-violence incident in the Bothell area on Thursday.It was reported at 1:47 p.m. in the 2100 block of Maltby Road, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.Police found the injured man and woman, both believed to be in their 40s. Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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December 4  |  Herald staff
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Police were investigating a bomb threat at Mountlake Terrace High School on Thursday afternoon.The school was evacuated after the threat was reported about 1:30 p.m., Assistant Police Chief Pete Caw said.As of 2:30 p.m., officers had made sure campus was safe and reopened the school, Caw said.No injuries were reported.

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December 4  |  Herald staff
SEATTLE — A bicyclist who was hit by a truck in Monroe on Wednesday was still in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.The 63-year-old Monroe man was in the intensive care unit on Thursday, according to the hospital.The crash happened just before 7 a.m. at U.S. 2 and Highway 522, Monroe police spokeswoman Debbie Willis said. An investigation continues.

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December 3  |  Herald staff
GRANITE FALLS — Officials have identified a man who drowned Sunday on the South Fork Stillaguamish River as Xavier A. Engle, 27, of Seattle.Engle went into the water when his kayak overturned east of Granite Falls, according to police.His death was ruled an accident.

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November 30  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — A Lynnwood woman is expected to face criminal charges after threatening to hurt her baby and her boyfriend Sunday evening.The woman, believed to be in her 20s, reportedly jumped from a second-story balcony during a confrontation with officers. The baby and the woman’s boyfriend were unhurt, Lynnwood police Cmdr. Jim Nelson said.

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November 30  |  Herald staff
GRANITE FALLS — A 24-year-old Alaska man drowned Sunday while kayaking on the South Fork Stillaguamish River east of Granite Falls, according to police.Crews were unable to retrieve the body on Sunday. Recovery efforts were expected to continue after dawn Monday.The incident was reported about 2:40 p.m. in the Sand Hill area near the 28300 block of the Mountain Loop Highway, Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Kathi Lang said.The man’s name was not immediately made public.

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November 28  |  Herald staff
Fugitive Watch The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.

Zachary R. Poffenberger
Age: 26
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 195 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue


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November 21  |  Herald staff
Fugitive Watch The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.

Jason M. Decker
Age: 32
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 140 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Decker has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being...

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November 19  |  Herald staff
STANWOOD — The North County Regional Fire Authority has hired a new fire chief.John Cermak is scheduled to start the job Dec. 9.Cermak comes from the Alhambra Fire Department in Los Angeles County, California, where he has worked since the 1980s. His contract with North County was finalized this week.The fire authority also has filled positions on the board of six commissioners.

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