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Gunshots rang in 10 p.m. parking lot ambush
On the night of Sept. 28, three men approached an occupied vehicle parked in the parking lot of El Taco Boom, 11802 Evergreen Way, and began shooting, Everett Police say.
“As the vehicle was driving away, someone inside the vehicle was exchanging gunfire with the three males. The vehicle was found unoccupied a short time later and was impounded pending a search warrant.” The three men fled on foot, police said.
Four businesses were hit with stray bullets as well as parked cars. Nobody reported going to the hospital with injuries.

On Oct. 1, a person was arrested for manufacturing or delivering synthetic narcotics in the 1600 block of 36th Street.

Aggravated assault
On Oct. 1, an aggravated assault with a gun was reported in the 1300 block of Broadway.

Stabbing in Clark Park

On Sept. 25, a woman was stabbed at Clark Park in north Everett. She had non-life threatening injuries, police said.
A few minutes later the suspect was located by patrol officers and taken into custody.

Hit-and-run suspect arrested
On Sept. 22, police stopped the driver of a stolen vehicle and recognized her as the suspect in the Aug. 15 hit-and-run on Broadway which killed pedestrian Patricia Oman, 80. The suspect, in her 30s, was booked into jail.

Shooting victim identified
The county medical examiner’s office released that Naej Belledent, 22, of Everett was who was shot in his Everett residence Sept. 18. Police consider it a homicide.
This is Everett’s ninth homicide of 2022, reported the tracking blog Washington State Homicides. They say it’s a new high.
Police shut down the 3200 block of Wetmore Avenue, one block south of Pacific Avenue, for hours to conduct an investigation.

Pedestrian hit
On Sept. 18, an Edmonds man, who parked his car after an earlier car crash, was hurt on the side of Highway 99 near Everett while standing outside his disabled vehicle. Another driver, a 29-year-old Lynnwood man, hit the car. The man who was hurt, a 39-year-old from Edmonds, was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Assault with gun
On Sept. 16, an assault with a gun was reported in the 1300 block of Colby Avenue.
On Sept. 16, an aggravated assault with a gun was reported at a convenience store at the corner of Airport Way and Evergreen Way.

On Sept. 16, a burglary was reported at a day care facility in the 1300 block of 112th Street SE.

On Sept. 17, a fraud was reported at a bank in the 11100 block of Evergreen Way.

Thieves now punching holes in gas tanks
With gas now hovering at $5 a gallon, Everett Police reports that it is seeing an increase in gas theft. Thieves are using power tools to drill a hole in the gas tank and steal fuel, the department said.
“It can be unsafe to drive with a damaged gas tank. Call 911 to report the damage to your vehicle and the theft of gasoline,” the department said.


Theft from garage
On Sept. 28, a male stole tools from a garage in the 17900 block of 154th Street SE just east of 179th Avenue SE and 154th Street SE.

Car prowler arrested
On Sept. 28, a woman considered suspicious for looking in cars in the 100 block of S. Ferry Street was arrested on a past warrant for Driving Under the Influence.

Who are you?
On Sept. 28, a vehicle owner in the 19800 block of U.S. 2 confronted a strange male in his car.

Job site theft

On Sept. 22, tools were stolen from a construction job site in the 100 block of S. Ann Street.

Broken window
On Sept. 22, a brick was thrown through a businesses’ window in the 100 block of W. Hill Street.

On Sept. 22, a male spat on a woman’s car window and threw a rock at her vehicle in the 18800 block of U.S. 2.

Rape suspect jailed
On Sept. 8, a man reported feeling drugged and in serious pain after visiting a neighboring friend as part of his usual social life on Old Owen Road.
His buddy pushed him down outside and used an object to rape him, police say. The victim, age 57, required medical care. The assaulter, age 66, was arrested Sept. 11 for first-degree rape on the day the victim called 911 for medical care after spending two days in a disoriented state.

Stolen motorcycle
On Sept. 14, police arrested a man riding a stolen 1994 Honda motorcycle near W. Main Street and 179th Avenue SE.

On Sept. 15, graffiti was found in the restroom of Al Borlin Park.

On Sept. 16, a collision between vehicles was reported in the 14000 block of Fryelands Boulevard, and airbags deployed.

Vehicle prowl
On Sept. 14, tools and money were stolen from a truck parked in the 100 block of W. Main Street.

On Sept. 15, police arrested a man in the 600 block of Monroe Street who had $1,900 worth of stolen tools. Monroe Street is a short road parallel north to Powell Street.

On Sept. 13, multiple people were trespassed from the 14100 block of Chain Lake Road.

Excavator stolen
Monroe Police ask if you have video footage of how an excavator escaped the area of 133rd Street SE and 194th Avenue SE from your security cameras. The excavator was taken between Dec. 3 and Dec. 7 from a construction site in the Eaglemont subdivisions.
The excavator is still missing as of early March.


On Sept. 17, a business was burglarized in the 600 block of Second Street.

Motor vehicle theft
On Sept. 18, a motor vehicle was reported stolen in the 8500 block of 115th Avenue SE.

Snohomish man shoots at patrol trooper
A traffic stop on Highway 9 near 180th Street turned into an exchange of gunfire Monday, Sept. 19, when a Snohomish man fired a shotgun at a Washington State Patrol trooper. Two troopers fired back, striking the 27-year-old Snohomish man. The man then barricaded himself in his car and had to be removed. He was taken to a hospital.
The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the King County-based Valley Independent Investigative Team, which is similar to Snohomish County’s SMART Team. Witnesses are asked to contact Detective Jason Renggli, or 425-430-7525.

Update: Clearview shooter still hospitalized
The 27-year-old Snohomish man who fired a gun at a state trooper in a Sept. 19 traffic stop, and got fired back on in response, was still hospitalized as of Sept. 28, said the independent team investigating the shooting. The incident took place near 180th Street and state Route 9.

Commercial burglary
On Sept. 11, a burglary was reported at a commercial building in the 9800 block of Lowell-Snohomish River Road.
On Sept. 5, a burglary was reported at an office building in the 4900 block of S. Machias Road.

Vehicle prowl
On Sept. 8, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 500 block of Maple Avenue.
On Sept. 7, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 2900 block of Bickford Avenue.

Resisting arrest
On Sept. 10, a person resisted arrest in the 300 block of Second Street.

Vehicle theft
On Sept. 8, a motor vehicle was reported stolen in the 100 block of Alder Avenue.
On Sept. 6, a motor vehicle was reported stolen in the 200 block of Cedar Street.

On Sept. 10, police logged a call of an impaired driver at First Street and Willow Avenue.

Egging blemishes Snohomish Block Party concert

The organizers of downtown’s Snohomish Block Party want to know who threw an egg at the band Digital Underground on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the main stage next to the Carnegie Building, 105 Cedar Ave. One of the performers was hit, organizer Laura Page posted on social media.
Equipment was soiled, too, Page said.
The egging happened around 9:45 p.m.
Please contact the Snohomish Police Department if you have information as a report has been filed. Snohomish Block Party’s organizers would appreciate information as well.
The concert weekend overall went well, with 1,500 tickets sold over the weekend and a packed house for the free Street Fair, Page said.

Unlawful camping
On Aug. 24, unlawful camping was addressed at Ferguson Park.

On Aug. 24, police made a warrant arrest in the 1300 block of Fifth Street for a case originating within the Snohomish Police Department.

Identity theft above $1,500

On Aug. 16, a household northwest of state Route 9 and U.S. 2 reported they were victims of an identity theft fraud of more than $1,500.

On Aug. 14, a burglary was reported in the 8100 block of Spada Road.
On Aug. 12, a burglary was reported at the county dump in the 19600 block of Dubuque Road.
On Aug. 11, a burglary was reported at a construction site in the 2500 block of Bickford Avenue.
On Aug. 11, a commercial burglary was reported at a speciality store in the 2600 block of Bickford Avenue.
On Aug. 10, a burglary was reported at a grocery store in the 1300 block of Avenue D.


Real-time 911 updates introduced

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office recently announced technology to send 911 callers text message updates on their situation.
The technology can advise callers of a delayed response time and provide handy follow-up information, the sheriff’s office said in a press release. After an incident, people will get surveys, too.
This includes the Snohomish Police Department, too!

Two cold case murder victims identified

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office announced it identified the victims of two cold cases from 1977 and 1981 using forensic science. Both are considered homicides.
Blaine Has Tricks’ body was found in the Marysville landfill in fall 1977. He was last known to be in the Spokane area in February 1977.
His body was buried as an unknown person. He was exhumed and last year a section of femur bone was sent to a specialist for DNA work. A DNA profile was built. Further work revealed a DNA match at the
great-niece level. DNA testing of two of Has Tricks’ nephews revealed his identity.
Alice Williams went missing under suspicious circumstances from her Lake Loma recreational cabin in July 1981. Her remains were found October 2009 near Beckler Road north of Skykomish. Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing helped establish a family tree.
Funding for the DNA testing was donated by Audiochuck, an Indianapolis-based media company that makes crime podcasts.
Anyone with information about Has Tricks’ activities during 1977 or the case with Williams is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 425-388-3845.

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