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July 21  |  Herald staff
SEATTLE — A 30-year-old man who was hospitalized after a crash near Stanwood last week has died from his injuries.The name of the man has not been released.He was rushed to a Seattle hospital on Thursday after a two-vehicle head-on crash.The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Marine Drive and Thomle Road, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

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July 21  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Police are warning people about a new scam where the fraudsters purport to be from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.The scammers say they are deputies and that they’re calling to get the victim’s supposed arrest warrant “lifted.”Victims are told they need to make a payment, authorized over the phone, to avoid being arrested.That is not how real deputies handle warrant cases, Sheriff Ty Trenary said in a news release Monday.

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July 20  |  Herald Staff
EVERETT -- Nearly three-dozen people were displaced after fire struck an apartment complex near Evergreen Way early Sunday morning, Everett firefighters said.

Crews rushed to the Beverly Village Apartments at 801 75th St., shortly after 2 a.m. to find flames coming from a first-floor apartment, assistant fire marshal Eric Hicks said.



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July 18  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Four tank cars carrying liquefied petroleum gas derailed Thursday evening on Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks in Everett.The cars remained upright, and hazardous-materials teams found no evidence of any leaks, railroad spokesman Gus Melonas said.The incident was reported about 6 p.m. Thursday at the switching yard in the 1900 block of W. Marine View Drive, along the waterfront near Naval Station EverettThe Everett Fire Department also responded.

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July 18  |  
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.

Darren Maxwell
Age: 43
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 170 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Maxwell has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being...

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July 17  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — No one was hurt in a house fire in Arlington on Wednesday.The fire was reported at 8:05 p.m. in the 20600 block of 61st Avenue NE, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.Crews arrived to find the roof in flames. The fire was extinguished about 10 minutes later.Three people were displaced.The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage was estimated at $50,000.

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July 17  |  Herald Staff
EVERETT -- Police detained multiple people and arrested one on warrants after reports of gunfire in the 2200 block of Hoyt Avenue on Wednesday evening.

Numerous people called 911 at about 7:15 p.m. to report seeing a young man fire multiple shots at a passing vehicle, Everett police spokesman officer Aaron Snell said.



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July 17  |  By Rikki King
The Snohomish County Fire Chiefs Association has penned a letter expressing support for the fire chiefs in Oso and Darrington for their leadership during the response to the March 22 mudslide.

In a letter sent to both fire districts, Sultan Fire Chief Merlin Halverson praised Darrington Fire Chief Dennis Fenstermaker and Oso Fire Chief John "Willy" Harper.



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July 16  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — Four people were displaced and a house likely destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon east of Snohomish.

The two-alarm fire was reported at 2:40 p.m. along Westwick Road, just north of U.S. 2.

Crews arrived to find a 5,000-square-foot rambler in flames, Snohomish Fire Chief Ron Simmons said.

The house had a long driveway, and firefighters had trouble getting water to the site, he said.

The people who lived there were home...

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July 12  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — A man in his 20s was rescued from the South Fork Stillaguamish River on Saturday after a jet ski accident.

The incident was reported about 2:30 p.m., south of Twin Rivers Park, along Jordan Road, said Silvana Fire Chief Keith Strotz.

The jet ski apparently struck the river bottom, and the man was thrown over the top, Strotz said. The man suffered a broken leg.

The Stillaguamish Water Rescue Team rushed the man to the park, where an...

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July 12  |  Herald staff
MONROE — Multiple people were injured Saturday in a crash on U.S. 2 at Fern Bluff Road, between Monroe and Sultan.

An 89-year-old Maryland man suffered life-threatening head injuries, said trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol. The other injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The collision happened about 1 p.m.



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July 10  |  
Rabbit rescued  by firefighters in Chelan County Herald staffBRIDGEPORT — Snohomish County crews are among those battling a wildfire in Chelan County this week.A county strike team includes firefighters from Getchell, Clearview, Sultan, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Arlington Rural and Gold Bar, officials said.They were assigned to the blaze shortly after leaving another wildfire near Wenatchee.

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July 9  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — Police are asking for help identifying a bank robber who struck in the Lynnwood area Monday.

The robbery was reported at 4:30 p.m. at the Bank of America at 1424 164th St. SW, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

A man passed a teller a note demanding money. He ran away with the cash.

Deputies searched the area but did not find him.

The suspect is described as white and in his late 30s, and about 5-foot-6...

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July 7  |  Herald staff
MARYSVILLE — A crash that was caused when a man jumped from a moving car near Marysville on Saturday is still under investigation.The three-car accident was reported about 12:30 a.m. Saturday along Highway 9.According to the Washington State Patrol, the 27-year-old Marysville man was a passenger in a northbound Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 16-year-old Stanwood girl. Ten people were in the Tahoe at the time.

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July 7  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — Crews continue to monitor a Snohomish-area bog where a stubborn brush fire burned over the weekend.

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July 4  |  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.

Michael Craig
Age: 48
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 177 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Craig has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being...

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July 3  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A pedestrian who was killed while crossing I-5 in Everett on June 21 has been identified as Christopher Joseph Mallen, 53.Mallen was struck by two vehicles while crossing the freeway near the 41st Street interchange, according to the Washington State Patrol. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes.

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July 3  |  

Herald staff

LYNNWOOD — City leaders expect to name a new Lynnwood fire chief in the coming weeks.

Three final candidates for the position will be interviewed in executive session Monday, Mayor Nicola Smith said.

She expects to choose a fire chief by mid-July. The City Council then would confirm the choice in mid-August.

Lynnwood has been without a permanent fire chief since 2011. Since then, the assistant fire chiefs have...

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July 3  |  Herald staff
COUPEVILLE — Two people were hurt Wednesday in a crash on Whidbey Island east of Coupeville.The collision was reported at 3:49 p.m. where Highway 20 crosses Parker Road, according to a Washington State Patrol memo.A Yelm man, 73, was driving a motorcycle when he struck a Nissan Altima that was stopped to make a left turn.The Yelm man was taken to the hospital, as was his passenger, a 73-year-old Chehalis woman.The Nissan driver, a 46-year-old Coupeville woman, was unhurt.

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July 2  |  Herald staff
SILVANA — The annual Fourth of July fundraiser to support Silvana-area firefighters is set for 7 a.m. to noon at Willow & Jim’s Country Cafe, 1421 Pioneer Highway.Off-duty fire crews will be serving breakfast and lunch and selling raffle tickets.Proceeds from the event go toward expenses such as water rescues, fire debris cleanup and firefighter memorials.More than 100 people typically attend.

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July 2  |  By Eric Stevick
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. -- Both riders were listed in stable condition. The man is 30 and from Lynnwood; the woman, 24, of Everett. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

EVERETT -- Police in Everett are investigating whether speed was a factor when a stolen motorcycle crashed Tuesday night, sending two people to the hospital with critical injuries.



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July 1  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A shooting outside an Everett restaurant on Sunday remains under investigation.Police were called about 2 a.m. to the 10800 block of Evergreen Way, officer Aaron Snell said.They found a man outside with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.No arrests have been made.No additional details were released Monday.

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July 1  |  Herald staff
Two reportedly suicidal women were taken to the hospital after separate water rescue calls were made to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office over the weekend.

The first occurred around 4:15 p.m. Sunday in Gold Bar on the railroad tracks at Big Bend over the Skykomish River. The woman was convinced to get off the tracks and taken to the hospital.

A little later Sunday, a woman walked into the Stillaguamish River in a suicide attempt, officials said. The call...

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June 30  |  By Rikki King
Granite Falls police chief shares fun fact Here's a fun bit of trivia that didn't make my June 9 story about the new police chief in Granite Falls:

David Bowman, a Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant, took up the assignment earlier this year.



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June 27  |  Herald staff
MARYSVILLE — A tree that fell into a power line near Marysville on Friday afternoon caused outages.About 7,740 customers lost power in the Marysville and Tulalip areas, said Bob Bolerjack, a Snohomish County Public Utility District spokesman.The outage was reported at 12:49 p.m.Power was restored in about 40 minutes, Bolerjack said.Several traffic signals also lost power, according to police.

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June 27  |  Herald staff
COUPEVILLE — A Freeland man, 25, was injured when his truck struck a tree near Coupeville Thursday night.The man was listed Friday in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.The crash was reported at 9:40 p.m. along Highway 525, about 10 miles south of Coupeville, according to a Washington State Patrol memo.

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June 26  |  By Eric Stevick Herald Writer
ARLINGTON — A rafter was rescued from the South Fork Stillaguamish River after taking refuge in some fallen tree branches Thursday, officials said.The rafter was checked by medics and was expected to be OK.A ranger from River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Road, radioed for help shortly after 3:30 p.m.

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June 26  |  
Herald staffEVERETT — Longtime Everett police officer Dan Templeman was sworn in as Everett’s police chief Wednesday afternoon.Templeman, 44, previously served as the deputy chief. He has been with the department since the early 1990s.Templeman grew up in Lake Stevens and graduated from Lake Stevens High School and Western Washington University. He and his wife have two sons.More than 30 men and women have served as the Everett police chief since the city incorporated in 1893.

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June 26  |  Herald staff
INDEX — A man whose body was found June 14 along the Skykomish River near Index has been identified as William G. Hodges.

Hodges, 50, drowned, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. He lived in the Index area.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is investigating. The death is not considered suspicious, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

Officials were...

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June 24  |  Herald Staff
MUKILTEO — A dead raccoon was taken into police custody last week after officers found a man dragging the animal along the Mukilteo Speedway.Someone called 911 on Thursday to report the man screaming, according to the Mukilteo police blotter.Officers found the man walking, dragging the dead raccoon on a leash.When they approached the man, he placed marshmallows around the animal and declared it a “haz mat” or hazardous materials zone.

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