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Note to readers: No police blotter was produced for the Jan. 25 edition due to newspaper space.
Blotter will return for the Feb. 1 edition.

Everett


Robbery
On Jan. 12, a robbery with a gun was reported at a store in the 6300 block of Evergreen Way.
On Jan. 13, a robbery without a gun was reported in the 500 block of SE Everett Mall Way.

Body recovered from Silver Lake
On Saturday, Jan. 14, a body was recovered near the shore of the northeast side of Silver Lake by Green Lantern Park. A person recreating on the lake reported the body.

Burglary
On Jan. 14, burglaries were reported at a community center in the 700 block of Linden Street as well as at a store in the 7400 block of Evergreen Way.
On Jan. 12, a forced-entry home burglary was reported in the 1200 block of E. Marine View Drive.
On Jan. 11, a burglary was reported at a farm facility in the 6900 block of Larimer Road.
On Jan. 9, a burglary was reported at a community center in the 4700 block of Colby Avenue.

Motor vehicle theft
On Jan 13, motor vehicle thefts were reported in the 6300 block of Beverly Boulevard and the 1000 block of E. Marine View Drive.
On Jan. 6, a gray 1996 Nissan pickup truck was stolen from the Silver Lake Park & Ride. The owner says the license plate is WA #C69645W.

Drive-by shooting
On Jan. 9, a drive-by shooting was reported in the 8300 block of 5th Avenue W.

Robbery

On Jan. 2, a robbery was reported in the 900 block of W. Casino Road.

Burglary
On Jan. 5, a forced-entry burglary occurred at a business in the 4000 block of Colby Avenue.
On Jan. 5, a forced-entry burglary occurred at a residence in the 3400 block of Colby Avenue.
On Jan. 3, a forced-entry burglary occurred at a business in the 5900 block of Evergreen Way.
On Jan. 3, a forced-entry burglary occurred at a residence in the 2900 block of Grand Avenue.

Motor vehicle theft
On Jan. 7, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 2600 block of Rockefeller Avenue, in the 8500 block of Evergreen Way and in the 1300 block of SE Everett Mall Way.
On Jan. 6, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 900 block of W. Mall Drive and in the 9300 block of Evergreen Way.
On Jan. 5, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 1900 block of W. Casino Road.
On Jan. 4, a motor vehicle theft was reported from a parking lot in the 3000 block of Grand Avenue.
On Jan. 3, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 5000 block of College Avenue.
On Jan. 2, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 3900 block of Colby Avenue.

Assault with a weapon
On Jan. 6, an assault with a weapon was reported in the 1300 block of Colby Avenue.

Theft
On Jan. 5, a theft was reported at a convenience store in the 900 block of W. Casino Road.
On Jan. 2, a theft was reported in a garage in the 1300 block of Wall Street.

Drugs
On Dec. 30, a person with synthetic narcotics with the intent to sell them was arrested in the 8500 block of Evergreen Way.
On Dec. 28, a person with synthetic narcotics with the intent to sell them was arrested in the 10200 block of Evergreen Way.

Son evicts father
On Jan. 3, officers responded to a residence in North Everett. The owner of the residence had informed a resident, who is his 77-year-old father, that he would be arriving at noon to evict him. His father’s two cats were obviously shot. Police made a traffic stop on the father. The father later told officers he killed his cats because he didn’t want to have to try finding a new residence with them. The father was booked on animal cruelty charges.

Man who drove car into Fred Meyer wanted authorities to help eradicate Satanic demon
On Dec. 23, a man in his 50s from Olympia experiencing a mental health crisis loaded his car with open gasoline cans and a propane tank and drove to the Casino Road Fred Meyer store at 8530 Evergreen Way, issuing the threat he’d blow everything up. Police officers told him to get out, but he accelerated and drove the Chrysler into the front entry of the Fred Meyer on Casino Road.
He wanted the FBI to help him with a demonic possession. His car was spray-painted with “satan” and “satanic panic” on it.
He had handheld torches as his method for ignition. When police asked him to exit his vehicle, he responded by pouring more gasoline in the car. Ultimately, he ducked back in and the car had an explosion in the front entryway of the Fred Meyer, the police report said. Police officers and firefighters pulled the man from the burning car. More explosions took place thereafter.
A judge charged him with first degree arson and malicious mischief last week. First degree arson is a felony.
The manager at that Fred Meyer estimated the damage to the store to be more than $50,000.

Theft
On Dec. 24, a theft was reported in the 500 block of E. Marine View Drive.

Burglary
On Dec. 25, a burglary was reported in the 5700 block of Evergreen Way.

Rape
On Dec. 25, a rape was reported in the 3100 block of Broadway.

Assault with a gun
On Dec. 25, an assault with a gun was reported in the 3900 block of High Street.

Vandalism
On Dec. 27, a vandalism incident was reported at a shop in the 8900 block of Evergreen Way.

Multiple shootings in short period
From Dec. 13 to 17, a string of eight shootings occurred around the city:

3700 block of Smith Avenue
Police arrested the suspect who shot a man in his 40s in the 3700 block of Smith Avenue and attempted to shoot a second man in his 30s. The man was tracked to a BMW car in Mukilteo parked at his girlfriend’s house. The girlfriend was later arrested for being identified as the driver when the shootings happened.
This suspect was involved in another shooting earlier in the week, Everett Police said.

The Bluffs Apartments
On Dec. 14, just before 4:30 a.m., there was a deceased male in his 20s in the parking lot of The Bluffs Apartments on Casino Road. The suspect fled before police arrived. 

200 block of W. Casino Road
On Dec. 14, around 4 p.m., a man in his 30s had an apparent gunshot wound in the 200 block of W. Casino Road. The suspect had fled.

10100 block of 19th Avenue SE
On Dec. 14, a male was shot and a second male had a graze wound at an apartment complex in the 10100 block of 19th Avenue SE. The suspect fled the scene.

10700 block of 19th Avenue SE
On either the night of Dec. 16 or the start of Dec. 17, a male was hurt in a shooting in the parking lot of Player’s in the 10700 block of 19th Avenue SE. On Dec. 19, the shooting suspect, a man in his 20s, was arrested in the 8600 block of Evergreen Way, police announced.

7600 block of Beverly Boulevard
In the early morning of Dec. 17, a shooting occurred near the intersection of 75th Street SE and Beverly Boulevard. A memorial for a teenager killed there Nov. 25 is located nearby.

Drive-by shootings
On Dec. 2 and Dec. 3, drive-by shootings were logged in the 8500 block of Evergreen Way and the 9100 block of 3rd Avenue SE, respectively.

Gun buyback event
Everett Police will hold a gun buyback event for Everett residents only Saturday, Dec. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the south precinct, 1121 SE Everett Mall Way. The department is giving VISA gift cards; broken guns, $25; shotguns and simple rifles, $100; handguns, $200.
They say it’s for anyone who doesn’t want their gun but is unsure how to dispose of it. Bring guns unloaded and in the vehicle’s trunk.

17-year-old dies after being shot, crashes car
A male died Friday, Nov. 25 after multiple gunshots were fired at Lions Park near 75th Street SE and Olympic Drive and he was in a subsequent rollover car crash a couple blocks east near the intersection of 75th Street SE and Beverly Boulevard.
The male crashed into a yard and the vehicle ended up on its side.
When officers arrived, they found the male with an apparent gunshot wound trapped inside. When medics got there, he was pronounced deceased. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the male as Gabriel M. Kartak, 17, of Seattle. The Medical Examiner's Office wrote that Kartak was shot while driving near Lions Park.
Major Crimes detectives are investigating the circumstances behind the shooting. Everett Police Department spokeswoman Officer Ora Hamel couldn’t disclose any further details.
Police have not heard whether anyone else was injured Friday, Hamel said Monday, Nov. 28. A truck across the road from Lions Park had bullet damage.
Meanwhile, at a memorial site for the deceased male Saturday night, bullets were shot while people attended a candlelight vigil. The shots were into the air, Hamel said, not into the crowd.
The Police Department has authorized officers to do extra patrols in the area, Hamel said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department tip line at 425-257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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.

Police collecting abandoned shopping carts
Everett Police recently launched a shopping cart retrieval program. To report a shopping cart you found, go to https://www.everettwa.gov/2855/Shopping-Cart-Recovery-Program and fill out the form at the bottom of the page and a police volunteer will go get it.

Monroe

Boulder
On Jan. 12, a boulder from the 400 block of W. Main Street was intentionally pushed onto the roadway, causing a single-car collision with it.

Burglary
On Jan. 7, someone stole multiple bags of wood pellets from a feed store in the 18400 block of Cascade View Drive SE.

Nuisance violation
On Jan. 6, officers issued a resident a public nuisance citation in the 400 block of Maple Avenue for garbage around the property.

Hole punched into gas tank
On Jan. 10, someone stole gasoline from a vehicle in the 17400 block of 147th Street SE by punching a hole in the gas tank.

Notice to vacate
On Jan. 10, officers issued a notice to vacate to people with an illegal campsite in the 19300 block of Tjerne Place SE.

Warrant
On Jan. 3, a male with multiple warrants fled from officers and resisted arrest in the 18900 block of U.S. 2. He was caught and booked into jail.

Vehicle theft
On Jan. 3, a blue Ford Escape was stolen in the 16700 block of Tye Street SE.

Vehicle recoveries
On Jan. 3, police recovered stolen vehicles: One in the 14700 block of 179th Avenue SE and the other in the 1000 block of Village Way. The following day, police recovered a stolen vehicle in the 100 block of Charles Street.

Vehicle prowls
On Jan. 4, catalytic converters were stolen from a spot in the 17300 block of W. Main Street and there were attempted thefts from other vehicles.

Burglary
On Dec. 24, a male and female entered an empty house in the 17600 block of W. Main Street. They were cited for burglary as well as reckless burning.

Mailbox theft attempts
On Dec. 24, two males attempted to pry open mailboxes in the 100 block of N. Blakeley Street.

Shoplifting
On Dec. 28, two incidences of shoplifting where the person was cited for theft occurred in the 19100 block of N. Kelsey Street. The same occurred on Dec. 27 at the same store with two separate incidences.

Graffiti
On Dec. 27, anti-Semitic graffiti was on a building in the 19500 block of U.S. 2.
On Dec. 27, graffiti was located on a picnic shelter in a park in the 400 block of Sky River Parkway.

Collision
On Dec. 27, a collision between two vehicles occurred in the 14700 block of N. Kelsey Street.

Malicious mischief
On Dec. 23, a male was spotted shattering a parked car’s window in the 300 block of S. Blakeley Street.

Panhandling
On Dec. 23, police addressed two males who were illegally panhandling in the 200 block of E. Main Street.

Garage burglary
On Dec. 16, a homeowner in the 19000 block of 137th Street SE returned home to find their garage door open. A Black & Decker sander and three nailers were stolen.

Burglaries
On Dec. 14, storage units were broken into at a center in the 100 block of Woods Street.

DUI crash
On Dec. 16, a male was arrested for alleged drunken driving having a crash in the eastbound lanes of state Route 522.

Package theft
On Dec. 14, three packages were stolen from a mailbox in the 300 block of Taylor Lane.

Injured by gunshot
On Nov. 28, a male arrived at EvergreenHealth Monroe Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg which he said happened in Everett. Police logged the situation as suspicious.

Child riding with alleged drunken driver hurt in car accident
On Saturday, Nov. 12, a 6-year-old child was hospitalized and a 31-year-old woman was arrested on DUI charges for a single-vehicle rollover collision in the 21400 block of Woods Creek Road.
The child was placed in the custody of family members. The 31-year-old driver was transported and booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
The toxicology lab tests were sent to the Washington State Patrol lab, sheriff's office spokeswoman Courtney O'Keefe said Nov. 28.

Minor assaulted in Lake Tye Park bathroom
On Oct. 10, just after 7:30 p.m. at Lake Tye Park, Monroe Police say “a male followed a minor into the men’s restroom, where an assault was alleged to have occurred.” Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 40s, approximately five-foot-ten-inches to six feet tall, weighing about 280 pounds, with a buzz style haircut. Police say he may have had some facial hair and was wearing a neon green, ‘old-school’ style Seattle Supersonics windbreaker.
A social media post said the man attacked and sexually touched a middle school boy after a little league game at the park.
The department is still investigating and is encouraging anyone with information or pictures of the suspect to contact police@monroewa.gov or its tips line: 360-863-4600.

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.

Snohomish

Car into slough
On Jan. 13, a vehicle overturned and submerged in the slough near 60th Street and Home Acres Road.
Reports came in just before 9 p.m. Everett Fire’s Ladder 1 responded with Snohomish County Fire District 4. One occupant was out of the vehicle but a second occupant was trapped in the back seat with only a pocket of air to breathe from. Rescuers got him out.
The accident was logged as a DUI by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
The slough appears to be Swan Trail Slough on maps.

Criminal trespassing
On Jan. 10, someone was cited for criminal trespassing in the 1200 block of Tenth Street.

Warrant
On Jan. 9, Snohomish Police caught someone with a warrant in the 600 block of Ford Avenue.

Theft
On Jan. 5, a theft was reported at a store in the 1200 block of First Street.
On Jan. 3, a theft was reported at a department store in the 2600 block of Bickford Avenue.

Vehicle prowl
On Jan. 2, parts were taken off of a vehicle in the 500 block of Pine Avenue.

Motor vehicle theft
On Jan. 3, a vehicle theft was reported in the 6500 block of Lowell-Larimer Road.

Assault
On Jan. 1, an aggravated assault occurred at a bar in the 900 block of First Street. A pocketknife was used. Nobody was hospitalized, Police Chief Rob Palmer said.

Vandalism
On Dec. 31, vandalism was reported at a church in the 200 block of Pine Avenue.

Motor vehicle theft

On Dec. 24, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 1000 block of Bluff Avenue.

Vehicle prowl
On Dec. 23, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 12600 block of 75th Street SE.

Warrant
On Dec. 28, police arrested a person on a warrant in the 1200 block of Second Street.
On Dec. 26, police arrested a person on a warrant in the 400 block of Second Street.

Armed robbery in Echo Lake
On Dec. 16, a residential robbery with a gun was reported in the 12300 block of 221st Street SE.

DUI
On Dec. 20, a drunken driver was reported in the 10900 block of Old Snohomish-Monroe Road.
On Dec. 17, a drunken driver was reported in the 800 block of First Street.

Burglary
On Dec. 19, an auto dealership in the 17100 block of state Route 9 was burglarized.
On Dec. 12, a home in the 13600 block of state Route 9 was broken into.

Vehicle prowl
On Dec. 19, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 5500 block of Riverview Road.

Thieves found and arrested
The Snohomish Police Department reports they have found and arrested the two men who stole from the Snohomish Aquatic Center locker room on Nov. 27 and subsequently used the stolen credit cards.

Residential burglary
On Dec. 8, a residential burglary was reported in the 1200 block of Ferguson Park Road.
On Dec. 16, a residential burglary was reported in the 9900 block of 205th Avenue SE in the Meadow Lake area.

Theft of a firearm
On Dec. 9, the theft of a firearm was reported in the 16000 block of 101st Place SE.

Malicious mischief
On Dec. 13, an incident of malicious mischief was reported in the 800 block of Second Street.

Shoplifting
On Dec. 13, a shoplifting incident was reported in the 2800 block of Bickford Avenue.
On Dec. 11, a shoplifting incident was reported in the 2600 block of Bickford Avenue.

Vehicle prowls
On Dec. 8, vehicle prowls in the same general neighborhood south of Oil Well Road were reported in the 16800 block of 93rd Street SE and the 9300 block of 167th Avenue SE.
On Dec. 9, a vehicle prowl north of Oil Well Road was reported in the 16400 block of 82nd Street SE.

Mail theft
On Dec. 16, mail theft was reported in the 8800 block of 173rd Avenue SE.

Theft
On Dec. 6, a theft from a yard was reported at a residence in the 6000 block of 96th Drive SE.
On Dec. 5, a theft from a motor vehicle was reported in the 7300 block of Lowell-Larimer Road.
On Dec. 8, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 9300 block of 167th Avenue SE

Warrant
On Dec. 7, police arrested someone with a warrant in the 1200 block of First Street.
On Dec. 5, police arrested someone with a warrant in the 2800 block of Bickford Avenue.

Man in Clearview shooting now recovering
The 27-year-old Snohomish man who shot at Washington State Patrol troopers a few weeks ago in an incident in Clearview is currently in a rehabilitation center as of Nov. 1 after being released from a hospital, according to a Nov. 1 media update from the Valley Independent Inestigation Team (VIIT). VIIT is a King County-based team that looks at officer-involved shootings, similar to the SMART Team of Snohomish County.
The 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.
“The subject who suffered gunshot wounds in this incident has been released from the hospital, and remains in a rehabilitation facility,” the VIIT reports.
Witnesses are asked to contact Detective Jason Renggli, jrenggli@rentonwa.gov or 425-430-7525.

County

Carjacker dead
On Friday, Jan. 13, a carjacker ended up dead after fighting with law enforcement. The breaking point to shoot him was when the carjacker attempted to access the inside of a patrol car. The incident began at the Frontier Village Shopping Center when a male stole a minivan. He was stopped on Highway 9 south of Frontier Village, and police say he then fled on foot. There was a physical altercation between him and a Lake Stevens police officer. Highway 9 around Lake Stevens was closed for hours.
The Snohomish County SMART Team, a county law enforcement group to investigate officer-involved shootings, is investigating.
The suspect’s identity will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office after it completes its investigation.


ATM skimmers
Everett financial crimes detectives have noted an increase in “skimmer” devices attached to ATMs to steal debit card information.
They say if the card reader seems loose, crooked, or damaged, if the graphics aren’t aligned, or if part of the machine is a different color, don’t insert or swipe your card. Also, if the numbers are hard to press or feel thick, it might have a false keypad installed and you should move on to the next machine. Using the “tap” option for payment or a mobile wallet such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, or Google Pay is safer than inserting a card.


Windstorm death
In Marysville, a tree that blew over into a home critically hurt a 19-year-old woman in the storm Friday, Nov. 4. She was taken to an area hospital. KCPQ-13 TV reported she died the following morning. The tree fell into the teen’s bedroom in the house located near the 5600 block of 105th Place Northeast in the housing development due south across the road from Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s campus.
The major windstorm caused downed tree limbs and power outages across the county.


Everett woman killed in U.S. 2 road rage incident
On Oct. 15 around 7:48 p.m., an Everett woman riding as a passenger in a car was killed in a road rage incident with gunfire on U.S. 2 near Skykomish. In an incident between a Kia and a Subaru behind it, when the driver of the Kia tried speeding away to build up distance, a passenger in the Subaru shot at the Kia and a bullet went through the Kia’s rear passenger window.
The Subaru driver fled the scene. It was a dark-colored SUV with a roof-mounted cargo basket, the Washington State Patrol said.
The Washington State Patrol asks for help on this, and people can call in tips to Detective Sergeant Michael Marken at (360) 654-1140 or michael.Marken@wsp.wa.gov


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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