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 By Brian Soergel    News

Pop bottle bomb briefly closes Highway 99

An unattended plastic pop bottle, mixed with ingredients taken from bomb-making information pulled from the internet, exploded and briefly shut down Highway 99 on Saturday, Oct.... — Updated 10/15/2020


Edmonds man sentenced for 'ghost guns,' smuggled silencers

A 41-year-old Seattle man was sentenced Oct. 9 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 70 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and smuggling, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. Nathan Brasfield was... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

2-county hit-and-run spree includes Edmonds vehicles

A wild, two-county chase between police and a suspected truck thief left five cars damaged in Edmonds Sept. 17. According to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, at about 10 a.m.... — Updated 10/1/2020


Edmonds court launches electronic filing portal

Edmonds Municipal Court has launched its first electronic filing portal. "The business of the courts have historically involved a lot of paper," said Judge Linda Coburn. "Managing... — Updated 9/3/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Police hosting Q&As at Edmonds parks

Want to ask the Edmonds Police Department some questions? That the idea of the department’s Community Engagement Team, which held its first “Park Tour” recently at Mathay-Ballinger Park in the city’s east end. About 20... — Updated 9/3/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

'On the Fence': Malicious mischief charge

Richard Tuttle, who allegedly vandalized the "I Can't Breathe" artwork in Edmonds, has been charged with third-degree malicious mischief. He is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Wednesd... — Updated 9/3/2020


Snohomish County fireworks death after fireworks accident

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) has received 265 reports of fireworks-related incidents from hospitals, clinics, and fire agencies so far this year. Of the 265 reports received, there were 92 fires and 173 injur... — Updated 8/5/2020


From Edmonds fire station to fire chief

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners selected Thad Hovis to serve as fire chief of the regional fire authority. Hovis was sworn-in Tuesday during a board meeting held via... — Updated 8/5/2020


Car sleeping; BB gun; a disturbance | Police Beat

July 7 Alarm, alarm Report of male asleep in driver's seat of running vehicle results in arrest for DUI-physical control. 600 block Fifth Ave. S. Crash and fled Attempted traffic st... — Updated 7/19/2020


Police rescue man stuck on a hill for 2 days

A 57-year-old Shoreline man is lucky to be alive. Around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Edmonds police officers responded to a citizen report of someone possibly calling for help in the woods... — Updated 7/16/2020


Bothell police officer killed during traffic stop

Bothell police officer Jonathan Shoop was killed Monday night, July 13, after making a traffic stop. Detectives with the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) are i... — Updated 7/16/2020


Codes, rocks, dogs | Police Calls

June 23 Border townLocal resident locates probable stolen mail from Shoreline. 7800 block 227th Place W. Wakey Male subject sleeping inside business trespassed. 100 block Second... — Updated 7/3/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

A clarification on Main Street Nails story

After the Beacon ran a story June 18 on a confrontation between a Black couple and the Asian American owners of a nail salon in Edmonds, we were contacted by a family member who wanted to make a clarification. Quick recap: The... — Updated 7/2/2020


Syringes, speeding, showcase | Police Calls

June 9 Caught Edmonds warrant suspect located and arrested by other agency. Subject booked into jail. 24100 block Highway 99. Needle Report of subject outside building with syringe results in arrest for drug paraphernalia. 22700... — Updated 6/18/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Impairment remains the most common factor in traffic deaths

Traffic safety leaders in Washington have released an updated version of Target Zero, the state’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, as Washington begins transitioning to the governor’s Safe Start proclamation. According to the... — Updated 6/18/2020


South County Fire receives grant to add telehealth

South County Fire is receiving a $10,000 grant to launch a telehealth program to safely connect community paramedics with older adults and other vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community paramedics provide... — Updated 6/18/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Prolific vehicle prowler arrested

A 24-year-old Lynnwood man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail in connection with multiple vehicle prowls in the Edmonds-Woodway High School and Five Corners areas. According... — Updated 6/7/2020


Unemployement scam; missing ring; dog vs. dog | Police Beat

May 26 Pushed down Subject reported thre unknown subjects attempted to rob him, but pushed him down when he refused to comply. Fourth Ave. S and Pine Street. Shade Vehicle prowled... — Updated 6/4/2020


Sheriff's Office looking for level 3 sex offender who cut off ankle bracelet

The Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) seeks the public's help to locate 40-year-old Timothy McCamey, a Level 3 Registered Sex Offender. He is out of compliance... — Updated 5/31/2020


Speeding, stealing, overall bad stuff | Police Beat

May 5 Outstanding Response to disturbance results in arrest of adult female on outstanding felony warrant. 7300 block 216th St. SW. Sheet Motel registrant steals $600 worth of... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Harbor Square locker-room thieves among 11 sentenced in crime spree

A man and woman who were part of a string of thefts at fitness centers, gyms and recreation locations – including Harbor Square Athletic Club in Edmonds – were among who have... — Updated 5/21/2020


Swastikas painted on trees at Pine Ridge Park

Editor’s note: Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson made the following comments on Wednesday, April 29, after swastikas were painted on trees at Pine Ridge Park. "Over the past couple of days, a photo has circulated on social media of... — Updated 5/7/2020


Woman still held in 7-Eleven murder; male is released

One of the two persons of interest in the Feb. 21 murder of Nagendiram Kandasamy at a 7-Eleven in Edmonds has been released, said Edmonds Police Sgt. Josh McClure. The 23-year-old man and 24-year-old woman continue to be persons... — Updated 5/7/2020


Noise, dogs, narcotics | Police Beat

April 14 Keep it down Ongoing noise complaint by neighbor. 17100 block Talbot Road. Drugs in jail Prisoner brings suspected narcotics into jail. 3000 block Oakes Ave. Dog-eat-dog... — Updated 4/29/2020


Suspected drunken driver takes out power pole at Five Corners

POSTED APRIL 20 Crews finished up clearing up aftermath a possible DUI collision on Main Street just west of 84th Avenue at 5 Corners, according to Edmonds PD. More info as we get... — Updated 4/21/2020


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