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 By Jerry Cornfield    News 

New sheriff: 'People feel less safe than they did just four years ago'

From an early age, Susanna Johnson wanted to be a cop. At 22, she got her dream job with the sheriff's department in Washington's third most populous county. In a few weeks, Johnson... — Updated 11/30/2023


Car strikes 2 pedestrians at Olympic View and 76th

The Edmonds Police Department traffic unit is leading the investigation into Sunday afternoon's vehicle collision investigation at Olympic View Drive and 76th Avenue West. The... — Updated 11/12/2023


Grant will fund 200 free Narcan kits

For the second time this year, South County Fire and Verdant Health Commission are partnering to prevent opioid-related deaths by providing 200 free Narcan kits in southwest Snohomish County. Narcan (naloxone) is a life-saving... — Updated 11/12/2023


Lynnwood woman arrested for defrauding Edmonds dentist

An Edmonds Police investigation that began in September 2022 has led to the arrest of a 51-year-old Lynnwood woman for first-degree theft and identity theft. The suspect was arrested near her Lynnwood home Nov. 2 and booked into... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Beacon staff    News

Murder suspect dies at Snohomish County Jail

A 38-year-old male inmate died Wednesday, Oct. 25, in his cell at the Snohomish County Jail. David C. Koeppen of Naples, Florida, was housed in a high-security male housing unit due to the severity of his crimes. As corrections... — Updated 11/2/2023


Public can comment on WSP accreditation

The Washington State Patrol is scheduled for an onsite assessment as part of its annual national accreditation for professional standards in law enforcement. Public comment is an important part of this rigorous assessment process.... — Updated 10/26/2023


Assistant Police Chief Dawkins graduates from FBI National Academy

Edmonds Police Department Assistant Chief Loi Dawkins has graduated from the 287th session of the FBI National Academy. The academy is recognized as the leading educational... — Updated 10/12/2023


Update of planned street racing | Police and Fire

Police: No enforcement was necessary at planned street racing On Oct. 7, the Edmonds Police Department reported on X (formely Twitter) that it was aware of a planned street racing e... — Updated 10/12/2023


Edmonds PD keeping eye on planned street racing

The Edmonds Police Department reports that it is aware of a planned street racing event for tonight, Oct. 7, in the area of 220th Street SW, Highway 99, and Dick's Drive-In. "We... — Updated 10/8/2023


Apply to be on a firefighter support team

South County Fire is accepting applications for its volunteer firefighter support team Volunteers drive and operate AIR15, a highly specialized emergency apparatus capable of... — Updated 10/5/2023


Off-duty Seattle PD officer interrupts theft of his SUV on Edmonds Way

An off-duty Seattle police officer interrupted the theft of his SUV Monday at the Westwood Place apartment complex in the 9500 block of Edmonds Way. After being confronted, a suspec... — Updated 9/14/2023


One dead after shooting at Lynndale Park

One person is dead after a shooting at Lynndale Park in Lynnwood, just east of Perrinville. On Monday, Sept. 3, at about 10 p.m., police responded to shots fired at the park.... — Updated 9/7/2023


Edmonds PD wants you: New recruiting video produced

The Edmonds Police Department has released a new recruiting video in an attempt to attract future applicants. The department has multiple officer and civilian staff positions. "We... — Updated 9/7/2023


Firefighters to host annual ceremony at 9/11 memorial

Once again, firefighters from South County Fire will host a 9/11 memorial ceremony Monday, Sept. 11, beginning at 9:11 a.m. It will be held at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park... — Updated 9/7/2023


He's woke now; free safety classes | Police & Fire Briefs

Suspected DUI wakes up, flees from police Edmonds police took a 30-year-old man from Renton into custody Aug. 22 after they found him asleep behind the wheel in the middle of a... — Updated 8/31/2023


Jail overdoses traced to inmate who swallowed fentanyl baggie

Last month, Snohomish County Corrections staff reached out to the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force (SRDTF) regarding a 36-year-old jail inmate who was suspected to be in possession of narcotics. Based on the jail’s... — Updated 8/10/2023


Cole Langdon is the new Lynnwood police chief

Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell has selected Deputy Chief Cole Langdon to serve as Lynnwood's next Chief of Police after the retirement of Chief Jim Nelson at the end of this... — Updated 7/28/2023


Fireworks ruled out in MLT fatal fire

 Fireworks have been ruled out as the cause of a fatal Mountlake Terrace townhouse fire, according to South County Fire officials investigating the fire.  Two women died in the July 3 fire at the Lake Village Condominiums in the... — Updated 7/27/2023


Guns for Gifts: Turn in unwanted firearms

The Edmonds Police Department will be hosting its first Guns for Gift Cards exchange, Saturday, July 22, at Edmonds Public Works in the 21100 block of 72nd Avenue W. Residents of... — Updated 7/20/2023


Free Narcan kits are being offered

South County Fire and the Verdant Health Commission are teaming up to provide 200 free Narcan kits in Southwest Snohomish County where opioid overdoses are on the rise. Narcan... — Updated 7/13/2023


Shed fire quickly doused in Esperance

South County fire firefighters quickly extinguished a shed fire in the backyard of an Esperance area home this evening Saturday, July 8. There were no injuries.... — Updated 7/13/2023


Police officer and his K-9 win game of hide and seek

On Sunday night, Edmonds Police Officer Josh Hwang and K-9 Ace won a game of hide and seek in Mountlake Terrace. According to a post on the EPD's Instagram page, they assisted... — Updated 6/22/2023


Sheriff's Office remembers corrections deputy Donnie Miller

Donnie Miller died at the age of 60 after serving nearly 37 years with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. He served in the United States Marine Corps before joining the... — Updated 6/22/2023


State Patrol: Take steps to reduce fatalities this summer

The Washington State Patrol (WSP), Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC), and partner law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in a statewide "Surviving... — Updated 6/15/2023


Support 7 receives flags to honor veterans

The Edmonds Peter Puget Chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution donated American flags recently to the nonprofit organization Support 7. The flags will be used on-scene... — Updated 6/15/2023


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