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August 1  |  Herald staff
INDEX — Officials have identified the man who drowned July 19 in the North Fork Skykomish River near Index.Justin O. Ross was 27, of Snohomish, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. His death was ruled an accident.Earlier reports said Ross was from the Lake Stevens area. His body was recovered this week in the area of Bear Creek Falls.

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July 31  |  Herald staff
GRANITE FALLS — Two different fires kept crews busy Friday in the Granite Falls area. No one was hurt, though.The first fire was reported at 10:52 a.m. at a single-story house along 130th Street NE, between Granite Falls and Arlington, Fire Chief Jim Haverfield said.Crews were alerted by an alarm company after smoke detectors were triggered in the living room. They arrived to find smoke and flames.

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July 31  |  By Rikki King Herald Writer
SEATTLE — A former Everett firefighter was sentenced Friday to eight months in jail for sex crimes.David “Pete” Vier, 60, has been in custody since his July 20 guilty plea. He appeared Friday in King County Superior Court.

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July 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.

Leslie Fielders
Age: 22
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Weight: 180 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Fielders has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being...

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July 29  |  Herald staff
Lynnwood police warn of sex offender
LYNNWOOD — Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to Lynnwood.Christopher Lee Shelley, 32, is a Level 3 offender, the level deemed most likely to reoffend. He has convictions for child rape from 1995 and 2001. His victims were girls and boys as young as 6. He also has burglary convictions.

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July 29  |  Herald staff
INDEX — Crews on Wednesday continued to monitor a stubborn fire on the Index Town Wall.

The fire Tuesday was less than an acre in size but about 700 feet up the wall, Index Fire Chief Ernie Walters said. It was reported shortly before noon.



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July 29  |  Herald staff
INDEX — Police have recovered the body of a man who drowned July 19 in the North Fork Skykomish River near Index.The Snohomish County sheriff’s dive team and helicopter team assisted Search and Rescue with the operation. The body was found Wednesday near Bear Creek Falls, in the area of Index-Galena Road. The man was 27, of Lake Stevens. His name was not made public. The county Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the death.

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July 27  |  
INDEX — The search continues for the body of a man who went missing July 19 in the North Fork Skykomish River.The man, described as being in his early 20s and from the Lake Stevens area, is presumed to have drowned.While the active search has been called off, the Snohomish County sheriff’s search-and-rescue team still is looking in the area every day, spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

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July 26  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — An 18-year-old Everett man is being treated at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center for life-threatening injuries following an early morning shooting on Sunday.The incident occurred about 1:40 a.m. in the 100 block of 75th Street SW, said Lt. Robert Goetz with the Everett Police Department. The young man’s injuries were potentially life-threatening, he said. There was no update available on his condition Sunday afternoon.

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July 23  |  Herald staff
Police may have found thieves who took large sums of cash 
EVERETT — Police say they may have found the men responsible for a string of thefts and a robbery that netted more than $91,000 in recent months.On Thursday they said they are looking for more information, more suspects — and potentially more victims.A total of 17 people in the region have reported falling prey, a dozen in the city, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.All of the victims had recently withdrawn large sums of cash from banks.

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July 23  |  Herald staff
Marijuana-growing operation in Lynnwood raided again 
LYNNWOOD — A large marijuana-growing operation, set up inside cargo shipping containers parked near an elementary school, has again been raided after complaints from neighbors, Lynnwood police said Thursday.The operation, located in the 7400 block of 204th Street SW, was hit last year and more than 400 plants were seized. That bust resulted in felony charges for the growers. Trial is pending.

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July 22  |  
Edmonds residents warned of neighboring rapist
EDMONDS — Police are warning neighbors about a convicted rapist who has moved to Edmonds.John Wesley James Keeney, 40, is a Level 3 sex offender, the level deemed most likely to reoffend. He is living in the 22200 block of Highway 99, according to an Edmonds police bulletin.

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July 22  |  
EVERETT — A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday in a crash with a car along Airport Road near Highway 99, south of Everett.It happened about 3 p.m. The man died at the scene, Snohomish County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said. A man and a woman who were in the car were taken to hospitals for undisclosed injuries.The investigation was ongoing as of Wednesday evening.

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July 22  |  
Police issue updated description of indecent exposure suspect MARYSVILLE — Police continue to look for a man accused of exposing himself in Marysville earlier this month.They issued an updated description of the suspect Wednesday, based on the statement from the witness, a 47-year-old Marysville woman.The woman was in her yard when the incident happened on July 3 about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Second and Alder streets, according to Marysville police.

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July 22  |  Herald staff
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Fire District plans an open house Thursday night with the eight final candidates for the fire chief’s job.It starts at 7 p.m. at Fire Station 62, 10701 Shoultes Road. After the event, additional interviews are planned later this month before the board makes a hiring decision.

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July 21  |  Herald staff
SEATTLE — A former Everett firefighter faces up to a year behind bars after pleading guilty to sex crimes.David “Pete” Vier, 60, has been booked into jail pending his July 31 sentencing. Prosecutors are expected to recommend that he serve eight months.

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July 20  |  Herald staff
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Police in Mountlake Terrace are investigating an overnight stabbing that sent one man to the hospital and another to jail.The incident was reported from an apartment complex in the 21400 block of 52nd Avenue W around 12:15 a.m. Monday.The suspect, 31, was arrested after allegedly stabbing a friend in the stomach, chest, arm and ear with a broken glass bottle, police Cmdr. Doug Hansen said.

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July 20  |  Herald staff
Man sought for indecent exposure in Marysville
MARYSVILLE — Police are asking for help identifying a man who exposed himself in Marysville on July 3.The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Second and Alder streets. A 47-year-old Marysville woman was walking her dog when the man approached her and exposed himself, according to police.She called 911, but the man wasn’t found. He’s described as white and in his 40s. He wore a white fedora, glasses, blue jeans and a Hawaiian shirt.

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July 18  |  Herald staff
SEATTLE — Officials have confirmed the death of a man who was pulled from the Stillaguamish River on June 28.Thomas Swindoll, 21, of Marysville, died July 3 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His death was ruled a drowning.Swindoll was pulled from the river at Blue Stilly Park near Arlington and taken to Harborview in a helicopter.

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July 17  |  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.

Joshua Pettit
Age: 41
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Weight: 170 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Pettit has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being...

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July 16  |  Herald staff
3-alarm fire destroys Monroe home
MONROE — A three-alarm fire destroyed a home south of Monroe on Wednesday.The blaze started in a Kia Sorento in a carport and spread to the house and into the nearby brush, Monroe Fire Marshal Mike Fitzgerald said.The fire was reported just before 4:30 p.m. off of Highway 203, just north of the Snohomish-King county line. It spread into a wildfire stretching about a square acre.The firefighting was complicated by a lack of access to water, Fitzgerald said.

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July 10  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A string of brush fires along I-5 on June 30 remains under investigation.The cause of the fires, more than eight of them, has not been determined, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office reported Friday.Earlier, police indicated the fires may have been set by arsonists, possibly using flares. The fires were started between Everett and the Snohomish-Skagit county line.The suspects were described as two men, in their 50s or older, in a light-colored Hyundai Sonata.

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July 9  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — A woman in her 40s was arrested Thursday after reportedly stabbing a man.The victim, believed to be in his 50s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His injuries were described as serious.The incident happened about 3:15 p.m. in the 6500 block of 208th Street SW, Lynnwood police Cmdr. Jim Nelson said. The suspect was expected to be booked pending further investigation.

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July 6  |  Herald staff
MONROE — Two people were displaced by a house fire north of Monroe on Sunday afternoon.The fire was reported at 2:18 p.m in the garage of the home along 209th Ave SE, Assistant Fire Chief Steve Guptill said. Flames were contained to the garage, but smoke, heat and water caused significant damage throughout the house. Two dogs escaped.

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July 5  |  By Chris Winters Herald Writer
EVERETT — Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman arrested a suspect in a shooting early Sunday.

Templeman happened to be in north Everett on a fireworks patrol when a call came in at 12:07 a.m. Sunday of a disturbance in the 2400 block of Highland Avenue, said Everett Police Officer Aaron Snell.

As the chief and other officers headed to the address, the report was updated to say a woman had been shot.

After a search, Templeman located and arrested...

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July 3  |  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.

Marcus Neble
Age: 26
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Weight: 175 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel


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July 2  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Snohomish County’s 911 centers are asking people to refrain from a social media prank that was tying up dispatchers on Thursday morning.At least a dozen of the 911 prank calls had been reported by SNOPAC, the dispatch center based in Everett, by noon, director Kurt Mills said.

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June 30  |  Herald staff
MARYSVILLE — A bicyclist has died after being struck by a car in Marysville on June 17.He was identified Tuesday as Joseph R. Misiuda, 60, of Marysville.He died June 23 of head injuries, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.Police believe Misiuda lost control of his bike and fell into traffic along Sunnyside Boulevard. He was wearing a helmet.

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June 29  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Three men were shot and a fourth man was being questioned Monday night after an argument resulted in gunfire in an Everett parking lot.

All three of the injured are expected to survive their wounds, Everett police officer Aaron Snell said.



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June 29  |  Herald staff
Kenmore man drowns in Snohomish River
SNOHOMISH — A 21-year-old Kenmore man drowned Monday while swimming in the Snohomish River.Witnesses reported that he went under the water about 4 p.m. and didn’t resurface. He was pulled from the water more than 30 minutes later. He was found in a part of the river about 20 feet deep, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Resuscitation efforts were not successful.The incident happened along a stretch of river near Short School Road, between Snohomish and Monroe.

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