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January 28  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A Ferndale woman has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Monday near Everett.The King County Medical Examiner identified the woman as Diana E. Martinka, 53. She died at a Seattle hospital Monday. Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives are investigating.

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January 27  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A 53-year-old Ferndale woman was critically injured Monday night after being struck by a car near Everett.The incident was reported at 7:40 p.m. in the 200 block of 128th Street SW, while the victim was crossing the street, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said. It’s not yet clear if the woman was in a crosswalk at the time.

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January 27  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A retired Everett firefighter who was charged with a sex crime in 2014 now has had his paramedic license pulled.The state health department suspended the license for David “Pete” Vier, 60, citing the criminal charges, according to a Tuesday news release.

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January 26  |  Herald staff
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified an 83-year-old Mill Creek woman who was fatally stabbed in her home Jan. 15.Betty J. Sorg died from injuries to her head and neck. Her death was determined to be a homicide, the medical examiner reported.Her grandson, Shane Hathaway, 22, was arrested for investigation of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. He is being held in the Snohomish County Jail on $2 million bail.

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January 26  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identities of two brothers who died in a Jan. 19 fire in the 14200 block of Club Way, near Arlington.They are Brian and Charles Wiley, 58 and 63. Both died of smoke inhalation. Their deaths were ruled accidental.The fire remains under investigation.

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January 26  |  Herald staff
GOLD BAR — Four lost hikers, the youngest 8 years old, were brought to safety Sunday evening.Snohomish County Search and Rescue located the two adults and two children south of Gold Bar.They became lost while hiking off of Mann Road, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported. The hikers called 911 around 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

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January 26  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A man who was shot in south Everett on Wednesday has died from his injuries, according to police.The man died Friday. Police would not release the man’s age on Monday.Detectives couldn’t release news of the death until after family was notified, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.

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January 23  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — A Marysville man died in the crash that closed Highway 9 on Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 3:30 p.m., Juan Arias, 22, was northbound at the Snohomish River Bridge when his 1998 Honda Accord apparently crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2004 Dodge Durango, Washington State Patrol trooper Mark Francis said. Arias died at the scene.

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January 23  |  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.

Ismael Martinez
Age: 45
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 160 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown


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January 22  |  Herald staff
Man dies, another hurt in Highway 9 accident
SNOHOMISH — A man died in a head-on crash Thursday afternoon that closed Highway 9.The two-car wreck was reported just before 3:30 p.m. at the Snohomish River bridge.Investigators believe the man who died was in his 20s or 30s. He was northbound in a Honda Accord when he apparently lost control and overcorrected into the southbound lane, said trooper Mark Francis of the Washington State Patrol.

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January 21  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Police were searching a south Everett neighborhood on Wednesday after a shooting.Gunfire was reported at the Candlewood Apartments along W. Casino Road at 4:45 p.m., Everett police officer Aaron Snell said. Police found the victim, a man, with a gunshot wound. The man was taken to the hospital. His age and condition were not available Wednesday evening.A manhunt was underway for the shooter. Police dogs were part of the search, Snell said.

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January 21  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — A man whose body was pulled from Blackmans Lake on Jan. 11 has been identified as Nicholas E. Dolan, 38, of Lake Forest Park.Dolan drowned, and his death was ruled an accident, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Wednesday.Dolan last was seen fishing on the lake Dec. 6, according to the sheriff’s office.

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January 21  |  Herald staff
MILL CREEK — Forensic work continues in the case of a body found in the woods of Mill Creek earlier this month.The identity of the deceased, along with the age and gender, remains under investigation, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.The body was found Jan. 11 near the 17500 block of the Bothell-Everett Highway.The medical examiner and Mill Creek police have the case.

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January 20  |  Herald staff
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — A former Mountlake Terrace police commander has lost his appeal for his job back after nearly a year of legal wrangling.The Mountlake Terrace Civil Service Commission recently upheld the firing of Don Duncan, 50, according to a city press release.

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January 18  |  Herald staff
EDMONDS — Windy weekend weather caused scattered power outages and road closures in Snohomish County.

Highway 99 in Edmonds was closed Sunday between 244th Street SW and 238th Street SW after a power pole fell across the road, according to police.



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January 18  |  Herald staff
EDMONDS — A confrontation in an Edmonds parking lot ended in violence Saturday night when a car prowler stabbed a Domino’s Pizza employee.The employee, a 40-year-old man, found the car prowler outside the business in the 22900 block of Highway 99, Edmonds police Sgt. Mark Marsh said.

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January 17  |  Herald staff
MILL CREEK — A 24-year-old man was being held at the Snohomish County Jail on Saturday in connection with a homicide in Mill Creek.Police allege that the suspect attacked his grandparents late Thursday with a knife, killing his 83-year-old grandmother and wounding his 83-year-old grandfather.

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January 17  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A shooting was reported before dawn Saturday along Beverly Lane in Everett. One man was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. “Due to his condition, he was only able to provide limited information to officers,” Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.Police were called just before 5 a.m. The man reportedly was knocking on doors in the 7800 block of the road asking for help, saying he had been shot, Snell said. The man’s age was not immediately known.

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January 17  |  
Police searching for Lynnwood bank robber LYNNWOOD — Police on Saturday were investigating a robbery at Chase Bank inside the Lynnwood Fred Meyer along 196th Street SW.

No one was hurt in the holdup, reported about 4 p.m., police Cmdr. Jim Nelson said.

The suspect went into the bank and implied he had a weapon, though none was seen, Nelson said.

He was described as white, in his mid-30s, and about 5-foot-3 with a small build. He work a dark rain jacket, a baseball hat and a scarf over...

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January 16  |  Herald Staff
MILL CREEK -- An 83-year-old woman was dead and a young man in custody after a fatal stabbing just before midnight Thursday, Mill Creek police reported.

Officers were called to a home in the 3900 block of 145th Street SE, police spokesman Ian Durkee said. A man, 83, said he'd been attacked with a knife by his grandson, 22.



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January 16  |  
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.

Jock W. Ellis
Age: 36
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 150 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown


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January 15  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — No one was injured in a fire early Thursday morning at an Everett home.The Everett Fire Department received multiple 911 calls around 1:15 a.m. reporting a house fire in the 1200 block of Lombard Avenue, fire marshal Rick Robinson said.Arriving crews found flames coming from the back of the home.Crews attacked the fire from inside and ensured no one was in the home.Firefighters extinguished the fire in the living areas and in the attic.

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January 15  |  Herald staff
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Four people escaped after a smoke alarm alerted them to a fire at their Mountlake Terrace home Wednesday night.The fire was reported around 11:30 p.m. at a two-story home in the 23300 block of LaPierre Drive.“The smoke alarm sounded and the residents — two women and two children — safely exited the house and called 911,” said Leslie Hynes, a Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman.

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January 15  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — The Arlington City Council is expected to vote soon on another change to the city’s police department.The council is expected to approve the creation of a new deputy chief position.The job has been posted internally, and interviews were being conducted this week, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said. The person selected is expected to be announced next week.

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January 13  |  Herald staff
LAKE STEVENS — An expansive search outside Lake Stevens has wrapped up after human remains were found earlier this month, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reported on Tuesday.

An investigation continues by the sheriff's office and the county Medical Examiner's Office. No information about the deceased, including age or gender, has been confirmed by authorities.

Detectives were...

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January 12  |  By Herald staff
The Everett Fire Department has made a video for the "It Gets Better Project," a national campaign aimed at showing young people that growing up is hard but it gets better, particularly for kids and teens who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.



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January 9  |  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.

Gabriel N. Rasmussen
Age: 35
Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Weight: 178 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Rasmussen has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is...

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January 2  |  
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.

Alexander L. Kotila-Ridrigues
Age: 26
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 143 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown


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December 26  |  Herald staff
BRYANT — Friends and family took in an Arlington-area woman after her house caught fire on Christmas.The fire was reported about 9 p.m. Thursday at the home along 296th Street NE, in the Bryant area, said Joel Smith, a battalion chief with the North County Regional Fire Authority.The house sustained significant damage, Smith said. The fire’s cause was under investigation but early information indicated it likely was started by a candle.

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December 24  |  Herald staff
SULTAN — The arrest of two suspected thieves in Sultan on Wednesday led to the recovery of a stolen package and a backpack of stolen mail.Around 7:30 a.m., a neighbor along Date Avenue reported seeing a man and a woman stealing mail. They also took a package off a porch, according to police.Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies used information from the witness to catch up with the suspects a few minutes later.

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