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August 15  |  
STANWOOD — A manhunt in Stanwood on Thursday ended in the arrest of a suspect accused of stealing a truck and assaulting a deputy.Police were called about 12:30 p.m. when a trick was stolen from the 2600 block of Norman Road, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.When a deputy found the truck, he was attacked by a man who had been standing nearby. The deputy received minor injuries and the man ran away, Ireton said.

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August 15  |  Herald staff
Fugitive Watch The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.

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

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August 11  |  Herald staff
DARRINGTON — Landline phone service to the Darrington area, including 911 service, was knocked out on Monday morning.The outage was reported about 8:30 a.m. and restored within about five hours, Frontier spokeswoman Emily Tantare.A brush-cutting team accidentally severed the fiber cable that linked to Darrington after the March 22 mudslide near Oso.The fiber cable snakes along the temporary access road south of Highway 530.The cable was cut east of the landslide site, officials said.

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August 11  |  
Family of missing 89-year-old offers $5,000 reward for information
EVERETT — The family of an 89-year-old Everett woman who has been missing for nearly a month has posted a $5,000 reward for information.Ethel A. O’Neil, 89, vanished July 16 while on an outing. She’d planned to go shopping at the Everett Mall, just a 3-mile drive from her home.There is no new information in the investigation, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said Monday.

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August 9  |  Herald Staff
EVERETT — An Everett man who died Aug. 4 after being struck by a car downtown has been identified as Paul G. Bulger, 67.Bulger died from head injuries, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.He was walking in a crosswalk at Everett and Wetmore avenues when he was struck by a pickup just before 11 a.m.The driver of the 2003 Chevy Silverado, a 57 year-old Everett man, remained at the scene.

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August 9  |  Herald Staff
EDMONDS — An Edmonds man, 65, died Tuesday after crashing his bicycle.The accident was reported just before 7 p.m., Edmonds police Sgt. Mark Marsh said.The man was wearing a helmet at the time. He was riding down a slope along Hemlock Street. Investigators believe the man lost control of the bicycle, possibly because of a medical problem, and crashed through a fence and a hedge and into a back yard.

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August 8  |  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.

Najee Thomas
Age: 20
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 150 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Thomas has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being...

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August 4  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Police are investigating a crash in Everett on Monday that killed a 67-year-old Kirkland man.The man was walking in a crosswalk at Everett and Wetmore avenues when he was struck by a pickup just before 11 a.m., according to police.The man was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.The driver of the 2003 Chevy Silverado, a 57 year-old Everett man, remained at the scene.The victim’s name was not released on Monday.

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August 4  |  Herald staff
LAKE STEVENS — Dan Lorentzen has been named the Lake Stevens police chief.Lorentzen, 46, has been serving as acting chief since November 2012.He joined in the police department as a reserve officer in 1991.Lorentzen graduated from Lake Stevens High School and also studied at Everett Community College.The police department has 29 employees and an annual budget of $4.8 million.

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August 4  |  Herald staff
STANWOOD — Crews were using heavy equipment on Sunday to break up a mulch pit fire east of Stanwood.The fire was reported just before 2:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Highway 532, said Joel Smith, a battalion chief with the North County Regional Fire Authority.The pile included sawdust and wood chippings, and water wasn’t working to extinguish the fire, Smith said.Folks in the area may see smoke from the fire for the next few days.

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August 3  |  Herald staff
DARRINGTON — A 60-year-old man was rushed to a local hospital after a motor bike accident near Darrington on Saturday.The man lost control while riding the bike on a U.S. Forest Service Road outside of town, Skagit County sheriff’s Sgt. Tobin Meyer said. The accident was reported about 12:45 p.m.Darrington and Skagit County aid crews responded.The man’s condition was not available Sunday.

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August 3  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A pedestrian was seriously hurt Friday night after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in Everett.The crash was reported about 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Pine Street, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.A man was westbound in a 1997 Toyota 4Runner when he struck a woman who was crossing Pacific Avenue.Preliminary information indicates the woman was crossing in the roadway and the driver could not stop in time, according to police.

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August 2  |  By Rikki King
One wounded in Everett shooting EVERETT -- One man was hospitalized and another man jailed Saturday after an early-morning shooting outside a downtown Everett bar.

Gunfire was reported about 2:40 a.m. at the intersection of Hewitt Avenue and Nassau Street, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.



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August 1  |  Herald staff
MUKILTEO — A man was hospitalized on Thursday afternoon after witnesses reported that he was deliberately lying down in a Mukilteo-area roadway. Witnesses also said the man had been walking around in traffic and appeared to be drunk, said trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol.The reports started about 3:40 p.m. near the Highway 525 and Highway 99 interchange.The man’s age and other details were not available Friday.

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August 1  |  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.

Sonya Reinholtz
Age: 43
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Weight: 170 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Reinholtz has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. She is...

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July 28  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — Former Arlington police chief Nelson Beazley has taken a new post as a Snohomish County sheriff’s bureau chief.Beazley, 59, started on the job Monday, officials said. He is in charge of sheriff’s office operations, including patrol.Beazley served as chief in Arlington for about three and a half years before leaving the department in May.

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July 27  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — Searchers have recovered the body of a 21-year-old man who drowned in a boating mishap on the Snohomish River.

Members of a dive team from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body early Sunday afternoon. The victim’s body was found in about 13 feet of water upstream from Douglas Bar.



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July 25  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has posted surveillance video from a July 2 minimart robbery in hopes of generating tips.

The robbery was reported at 1:30 a.m. in the 13100 block of 19th Avenue SE, off the Bothell-Everett Highway between Everett and Mill Creek.

The suspect threatened the employee with a gun, demanded money and ran away.

Anyone with information should call 425-388-3845.



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July 25  |  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.

Martin Vargas
Age: 31
Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Weight: 156 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Vargas has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being...

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July 23  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — A fire at an Everett apartment complex on Sunday was caused by clothes and other items being left too close to a baseboard heater, officials said.The fire displaced at least 12 families from the Beverly Village Apartments at 801 75th St.No injuries were reported. The building was a $4 million loss.

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July 23  |  Herald staff
Two hurt in south Everett T-bone Two people were hospitalized Monday after a two-car accident in the 11500 block of Highway 99, near Everett city limits.

An SUV and a car collided just after 3:45 p.m., according to police. Two people suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening.



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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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