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Fire department: Child window falls at record levels in county

South County Fire is urging parents and caregivers of young children to take precautions as injuries from child window falls are nearing record-setting levels in Snohomish County.... — Updated 9/16/2021


Pedestrian safety campaign begins in Edmonds and Lynnwood

The Edmonds Police Department, Lynnwood Police Department, South County Fire and Snohomish County Target Zero are teaming up to focus on safety in busy corridors where... — Updated 9/2/2021


Fully-staffed Woodway police to focus on speeders

Woodway Mayor Mike Quinn, in an update to Town residents, said the Town has received several speeding complaints over the past couple of months. But now that the Woodway Police Department is fully staffed, officers will prioritize... — Updated 8/5/2021


'Officers will continue to provide professional services'

Editor's note: Interim Police Chief Michelle Bennett released the following statement this week concerning new police reforms. Recent police reforms, mandated by the Washington... — Updated 8/5/2021


3 finalists named for Edmonds police chief

Three candidates for the position of Edmonds police chief have been selected to move forward to the final steps in the selection process: current Acting Police Chief Michelle... — Updated 7/29/2021


Carjacking suspect arrested in Edmonds | Police and Fire Briefs

Edmonds police arrest carjacking suspect at 220th and 80th Edmonds police arrested a suspect in a carjacking incident Monday, July 26, in Lynnwood. According to Lynnwood Police spokesperson Joanna Small, it was just before 10 p.m.... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Improving accountability the goal of governor's bills

Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a dozen House and Senate bills in an effort to improve accountability for law enforcement in Washington state, including one sponsored by Rep. Strom... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By Gail Welfringer    News

Edmonds Police Foundation: 25 years of service

The Edmonds Police Foundation marked a milestone last month as it celebrated its 25th anniversary. The Edmonds Police Foundation was created as a community-based organization to... — Updated 5/27/2021


Alan Correa named Woodway police chief

The Town of Woodway has a new police chief: Alan Correa. Former Chief Doug Hansen retired at the end of April. Woodway Mayor Mike Quinn, who announced the appointment in an update to residents, noted that Correa has served as a... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Street racing increasing, but it's not an issue in Edmonds

A regional problem of street racing has multiple agencies joining to focus on an important public safety issue. The Washington State Patrol announced in a May 14 news release that in early 2021 multiple law enforcement agencies in... — Updated 5/26/2021


Edmonds' Omar Gamez named Probation Officer of the Year

Edmonds Municipal Court Probation Officer Omar Gamez was named Probation Officer of The Year by the Washington State Misdemeanant Probation Association (MPA), an honor given to one... — Updated 4/29/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Police say train death appears to be deliberate

Mary Simmons is still trying to process what she saw late in the day Tuesday, March 23. A trip to the off-leash dog park turned horrific when she witnessed a pedestrian struck and... — Updated 4/1/2021


Foundation gives goodie bag to Edmonds PD Department

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, the Edmonds Police Foundation recognized the dedication of the Edmonds Police Department with a special "goodie bag" drop for all of the... — Updated 4/1/2021


Snohomish County Fire part of vaccination effort

Snohomish County fire agencies are taking a role in the effort to vaccinate communities against COVID-19. All 23 county fire agencies are collaborating as part of the Snohomish... — Updated 3/18/2021


Sound off: City wants feedback on next police chief

The city of Edmonds is seeking public comment as part of its recruitment process for the next police chief. In a news release, the city said it would like input from the community regarding “the desired characteristics and... — Updated 3/11/2021


Edmonds Police update 7-Eleven murder investigation

It has been just over a year Nagendiram Kandasamy was murdered while he was working at a 7-Eleven store at Highway 99 and 238th Street SW in Edmonds Kandasamy was killed Feb. 21,... — Updated 3/4/2021


Edmonds rescue crew wins South County Fire award

Three firefighters who took part in a rescue off the Port of Edmonds were among those honored by South County Fire, whose service area includes Edmonds. A special unit citation was... — Updated 3/4/2021


State Patrol officer charged with attempted child rape

A 27-year-old Washington State Patrol employee who is a commercial vehicle enforcement officer assigned to a school bus inspection program has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted child rape. “As parents and... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Police investigate shooting on Olympic View Drive

Edmonds police are seeking information on a shooting that occurred just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. (See video: The sound of the first shot is at about the 16-second mark. The suspect vehicle comes into... — Updated 1/28/2021


Fire engulfs abandoned home on 232nd

No one was injured in an early morning fire that destroyed an abandoned house in Edmonds. A neighbor called 911 at 1:07 a.m. and reported 20-foot flames coming from the two-story... — Updated 1/21/2021


Greg Urban named South County board chair

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Greg Urban to serve as board chair and Chris Teofilak to serve as vice chair for 2021. Urban and Teofilak both were... — Updated 1/14/2021


Firdale Market arson suspect in jail

Edmonds police detectives announced Jan. 5 that a suspect in the Dec. 23 fire that destroyed Firdale Market in Edmonds' Firdale Village shopping center is in custody at Skagit... — Updated 1/7/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

We want your house: Moorish behavior in Edmonds, Woodway

What would you do if someone knocked on your door and demanded that you hand over the keys? The Edmonds Police Department reports that it has received calls from five different locations for just that. The calls came from both... — Updated 12/3/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Officers OK after suspect attempts to run them over; Ace a hero

Three Edmonds police officers are OK after two suspects attempted to run them over in their car. A 24-year-old male from Kent and a 38-year-old female, both wanted felons, were... — Updated 12/3/2020


South County Fire department announces 2 promotions

Michael Fitzgerald will be joining South County Fire as assistant chief of fire prevention. Fitzgerald comes to South County Fire from Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue, where he served as deputy chief of community risk... — Updated 11/24/2020


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