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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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November 19  |  Herald staff
SEATTLE — An Everett firefighter was arrested in Seattle on Wednesday for investigation of sex crimes involving a minor.The firefighter, 60, was being held without bail in the King County jail. The Herald is not naming him because he has not been charged with a crime. He has no felony history in Washington.Seattle police did not immediately respond to requests for additional information.

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November 19  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — Three men and a dog escaped an early-morning house fire Wednesday in the Three Lakes area outside Snohomish.The fire was reported about 1 a.m. in the 8200 block of 171st Avenue SE.The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it appears to have started accidentally in the garage, in the area of the chimney and two stoves, Snohomish Fire Chief Ron Simmons said.

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November 18  |  Herald staff
EDMONDS — Investigators say unattended cooking caused a fire that destroyed a house Tuesday in the Edmonds area. Two people were displaced, but neither was hurt.The fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. at the single-story house along 93rd Place W., said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1.Damage was estimated at $400,000, Hynes said.

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November 18  |  Herald staff
GRANITE FALLS — Police Chief David Bowman remains on extended medical leave after a car accident in October.It’s unclear when Bowman, 45, will be able to return to work, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office provides police services to Granite Falls through a contract.Sgt. Todd Swenson has been assigned as interim police chief.Bowman was hospitalized for more than a week after the Oct. 15 crash.

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November 18  |  Herald staff
LAKEWOOD — State wildfire experts are wrapping up their investigation into the June 12 blaze that burned 38 acres in the Lakewood area.The exact cause of the fire is undetermined, but “human factors” were believed to be involved, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.The department has not released any other information about the investigation.

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November 17  |  Herald staff
MUKILTEO — A California woman was arrested Monday morning at a Mukilteo hotel for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend.The 28-year-old man suffered a stab wound to his hand and needed stitches, according to Mukilteo police.Officers found a confusing scene when they were called to a disturbance just after 5 a.m. at the Extended Stay America along Harbour Pointe Boulevard SW.They found the woman, 28, in a hotel room with a trail of blood on the floor, officer Colt Davis said.

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November 13  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A 10-year-old boy suffered two broken legs after being struck by a car Thursday morning in south Everett.

It happened about 7:45 a.m. while the boy was walking his bike across the street at Holly Drive and 100th Street SW, Everett police Sgt. Ryan Dalberg said.



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November 13  |  
BRIER — No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $60,000 damage and displaced five adults and two children in Brier Wednesday night.The fire was reported just before 7:30 p.m. at a house in the 23400 block of 29th Avenue W by a neighbor returning home from work.

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November 11  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — A house fire on Monday morning near Lynnwood left a 43-year-old woman with serious injuries.Investigators believe the woman was refueling a kerosene space heater with gasoline — the wrong fuel — when the gasoline ignited and spread.The fire was reported at 6:47 a.m. at the house in the 1900 block of 199th Place SW.The woman was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett before being transferred to Harborview Medical Center. No one else was hurt.

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November 10  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A 94-year-old Seattle man who died in a crash in Everett on Friday has been identified as Winfield R. Scott.Scott suffered a medical problem and that caused the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.It happened just after 3 p.m. Friday on northbound I-5 near the interchange with U.S. 2.

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November 7  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A 94-year-old Seattle man was killed Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on northbound I-5 in Everett.The crash happened just after 3 p.m. near the freeway’s junction with U.S. 2.The Seattle man is believed to have suffered a medical problem that caused the crash, said trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol. The man’s wife, 86, also was hospitalized for injuries that weren’t believed to be life-threatening.

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November 7  |  
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.

Dana Stubbs
Age: 34
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 200 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Stubbs has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being...

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November 6  |  Herald staff
EVERETT ­— An Everett man was arrested Wednesday night after he tried to car-jack an undercover police car while running from other officers.

The man, 33, first ran from police outside an Everett motel and then onto the northbound lanes of I-5. The attempted carjacking happened near the Everett mall.

The man was arrested about 10:30 p.m., and detectives reportedly found heroin and methamphetamine in his car.

Investigators say the same man...

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November 6  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — Three people were wounded Wednesday night after a 24-year-old Lynnwood man went on a rampage with a sword, according to police.The melee was reported at 9:10 p.m. in an unincorporated area between Lynnwood and Mukilteo.The first 911 caller reported a man bleeding and yelling for help in the 13800 block of Fender Drive, north of Lake Serene, Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Susy Johnson said. That man, 29, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

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November 5  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Police are warning people in the Everett area about a door-to-door scam involving vacuum sales.A group of three men and a woman has been knocking on doors, claiming to be independent vacuum sales contractors, according to the Everett Police Department.The suspects are using a maroon 1993 Ford van. Detectives believe they are using the ruse to case homes for later burglaries.Reported incidents so far happened once on Oct. 28 and twice this past weekend.

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November 3  |  Herald staff
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Police in Mountlake Terrace are warning neighbors about two recent incidents of attempted child luring.In both cases, drivers approached students who were walking home, detective Sgt. Mike Haynes said.On Oct. 23, an older white man with a Russian accent, driving a black four-door Audi, approached two girls in the 23600 block of 48th Avenue W. He said something to them about his car being for sale. The girls’ mother came outside and the man left, Haynes said.

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November 3  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — No serious injuries were reported Sunday night after a crash involving a Washington State Patrol trooper on I-5.The crash was reported just before 6:30 p.m. near the Everett Mall exit.An Everett man, 50, was northbound in a 2000 Honda Civic when he rear-ended the trooper’s Ford Crown Victoria as she was slowing down. The trooper, 28, was stopping to talk to a pedestrian on the highway, according to a State Patrol memo. Both drivers suffered minor injuries.

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October 31  |  
Herald staffLYNNWOOD — Police have identified three 17-year-old boys as suspects in connection with a pellet gun shooting in Lynnwood on Oct. 23.The victims, boys ages 10 and 11, were walking to Lynnwood Elementary about 8 a.m. when they were shot at multiple times from a pickup truck, according to police. The younger boy was struck in the calf by at least one pellet.

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October 31  |  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.

Derik Pate
Age: 24
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 158 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Pate has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being supervised...

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October 30  |  By Rikki King
EVERETT -- Police found nothing to worry about Thursday night after somebody reported seeing  a man with a firearm at the Boeing plant in Everett.

The first call came in about 7 p.m. about a man possibly carrying a rifle outside a building at the plant, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said. A second call came in not long after, reporting a similar sighting.



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October 28  |  Herald staff
MUKILTEO — A 36-year-old Shoreline man was being held on $100,000 bail Monday after a stabbing in Mukilteo the day before.The incident was reported at 2:48 a.m. Sunday in the 12300 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard, according to Mukilteo police.Investigators believe the violence started during an argument between the suspect and the victim, a 32-year-old Bellingham man.The men were at a child’s birthday party at the time. The suspect ran but was found by police a within a few hours.

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October 25  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a homicide suspect Saturday after a manhunt in the Lynnwood area.Encarnacion “EJ” Salas, 23, was located after deputies received a tip that he might be hiding in an apartment in the 3300 block of 164th Street SW in Lynnwood, three blocks from the site of the crime.Salas was located and arrested at 2:15 p.m. for investigation of second-degree murder.

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October 24  |  
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.

Duncan Bercier
Age: 28
Height: 6 feet 1 inches
Weight: 190 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Bercier has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being...

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October 23  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — Police are investigating an assault on two boys in Lynnwood on Thursday morning involving a pellet gun.The boys, 10 and 11, were walking to Lynnwood Elementary about 8 a.m. when they were shot at multiple times from a pickup truck.The younger boy was struck in the calf by at least one pellet, according to Lynnwood police.After driving past, the truck made a U-turn and the two boys ran home to tell their parents. The truck was described as black and possibly a Ford Ranger.

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October 23  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Detectives have ruled out suspicious causes in a fatal fire in south Everett in May and closed the case.The exact cause of the May 23 fire at the Candlewood Apartments along W. Casino Road could not be determined, but there was no evidence of a crime, Everett police officer Aaron Snell said.The victim, Danny J. Gregory Sr., 51, died of burns and smoke inhalation, officials said.

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October 21  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — The first round of fall flooding could start Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.Several inches of rain could fall in Snohomish County by Thursday morning.Local rivers are expected to rise Wednesday, with minor flooding predicted or possible for the Stillaguamish River in the Silvana, Arlington and Oso areas, particularly near Island Crossing.

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October 21  |  Herald staff
SEATTLE — A 51-year-old Lake Stevens man remained hospitalized Tuesday, more than a week after he was struck by a Snohomish County sheriff’s patrol car.The man is listed at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in satisfactory condition, an improvement from previous reports.

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October 21  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Multiple suspects were arrested early Tuesday morning after a drug-related robbery in Everett.One of them is accused of using a bong — a large pipe-like device used for smoking marijuana — to strike a victim in the face.The robbery was reported just before 1 a.m. in an apartment at 11030 Evergreen Way.

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