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Police Department hosting open house July 4
On July 4, the Everett Police Department is hosting its annual open house at its downtown location, 3002 Wetmore Ave. The event will be from noon to 4 p.m.
Kids can come meet Everett Police officers, Colby the Crime Prevention Dog and also win prizes.

Homeowner shoots, kills burglar in home
On June 25, at about 4:55 a.m. the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 emergency call from a home in the 8700 block of Gothic Way in the neighborhood east of the Interstate 5 and state routes 526 and 527 interchange. The caller reported that there had been a home invasion burglary and the homeowner had discharged a firearm and injured one of the unknown suspects. The caller also said the suspects were unknown and had sprayed pepper spray after having kicked in the front door to gain entry into the residence.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived on the scene at 5:01 a.m. and found the suspect who had been shot. He was deceased. The other unknown suspect(s) fled the scene on foot. A K-9 search was called but no suspects were located.
The home occupants were said to be cooperative with investigators and no arrests were made. Guns were recovered from the scene and investigators believe the incident was a robbery attempt. The deceased male was released to the county Medical Examiner’s Office to determine identity, cause and manner of death.


Burglary at Shell station
On June 23, officers responded to a 911 call from someone passing by the Monroe Shell in the 19300 block of U.S. 2 at 5:06 a.m.
The passerby said they noticed a broken window on the west side of the building. Surveillance video was reviewed by officers which showed a cinder block coming through the window at approximately 12:30 a.m. Then the video showed a man climbing through the window and stealing a few cases of beer, scratch tickets and several cartons of cigarettes.
At 11:52 a.m. that same morning, an officer who had watched the surveillance video saw a man walking down Kelsey Street that matched the suspect. A scratch ticket, a 5-Hour Energy drink and a pack of Marlboros was found in his pocket which matched the type of cartons that were stolen. The 44-year-old man was transported to Snohomish County Jail on burglary charges after he admitted to breaking in the window and taking the beer and “smokes.”

On June 20, a theft was reported in the 16600 block of 152nd Street SE.
On June 22, a theft was reported in the 15000 block of 175th Avenue SE and in the 300 block of Short Columbia Street and in the 19900 block of U.S. 2 and in the 19600 block of U.S. 2.
On June 23, a theft was reported in the 19100 block of N. Kelsey Street and in the 19300 block of Tjerne Place SE and in the 17100 block of Cambridge Street SE and in the 13700 block of 195th Drive SE.
On June 24, a theft was reported in the 15300 block of 166th Avenue SE and in the 17600 block of 147th Street SE and in the 19300 block of Tjerne Place SE.
On June 25, a theft was reported in the 14700 block of Chain Lake Road.

On June 23, a collision was reported in the 18800 block of U.S. 2 as a hit and run, where a red Ford Mustang fled the scene.
On June 25, a collision was reported in the 20100 block of U.S. 2.


Body found in Snohomish River
On June 26, officers were called in to a report of a badly decomposed adult body found in a logjam along the Snohomish River. The section of the river was along the 14100 block of Short School Road, which is in the agricultural Snohomish River Valley south of Snohomish city limits.
The medical examiner’s office will identify the body, which appeared to be an adult female.
A man and woman were walking along the river in the late afternoon when they saw the body.

Thief sought
On Wednesday, June 8, video surveillance caught an unidentified male on the property of Clearview Gospel Hall, a church that is under construction near Snohomish in the 17800 block of state Route 9 just north of 180th Street. Detectives believe the suspect made off with 20 plants and several rolls of irrigation tubing and was driving an older model Jeep Grand Cherokee painted green with gold side striping pulling a white utility trailer. If you can identify this suspect or have information about the theft, please email

Fatal crash on state Route 9
On June 17, an early morning crash on state Route 9 near the U.S. 2 ramps resulted in the death of a Mount Vernon man.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the collision occurred at about 6:25 a.m. between two vehicles. A Dodge Ram pickup truck hit a Toyota Echo car on Highway 9 just north of the U.S. 2 interchange as the southbound Toyota driver was attempting to make an unsafe U-turn. The driver of the Toyota died at the scene. The Dodge driver, a Lake Stevens man, was initially found not at fault for the crash by WSP. Both vehicles were totaled and towed away. The collision shut down all northbound lanes of Highway 9 for a few hours as WSP troopers, Washington Department of Transportation and the Snohomish County Medical Examiner investigated the scene.
As of press time, the county medical examiner had not yet completed its investigation for identification nor cause and manner of death of the deceased crash victim.

The Snohomish Police Department is currently unable to produce a blotter.


New non-emergency numbers introduced

SNOCOM and SNOPAC, the 911 call centers in Snohomish County, are introducing two non-emergency numbers.
Some examples of non-emergencies are: Illegal fireworks complaints; a found pet or item; a crime previously occurred, and there is no suspect information’ and situations where there is no immediate danger to life or property
The numbers are:
In southwest Snohomish County, dial 425-775-3000
In the rest of Snohomish County, including central county, dial 425-407-3999

Charges modified for Tony Reed, a brother involved in Oso-area murders
Last week, the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office dropped the two
charges of first degree murder against Tony Clyde Reed, one of two brothers involved in the gunshot murders of Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude, the Arlington couple who went missing in April. Their bodies were recovered by authorities in May after Tony Reed directed authorities to the bodies.
Tony Reed is now charged with rendering criminal assistance in the first degree.
Two first degree murder charges against John Reed still stand. John Reed was still at large as of press time.
Both Reed brothers fled to Mexico. Tony Reed surrendered in May to authorities at the Mexico-California border.

Sheriff’s Office employees, volunteers receive annual awards
On Feb. 18, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office awarded more than 60 employees and volunteers for their performances in saving lives, conducting investigations and supporting deputies from the call side.
The following awards were given:

Sheriff’s Award
Detectives Glenn DeWitt and Margaret Ludwig – for their work on the North County Property Crimes Unit
Sgt. John Taylor Supervisor of the Year
Sgt. Dave Sorenson
Patrol Deputy of the Year
Deputy Troy Koster
Corrections Deputy of the Year
Corrections Deputy Ken Anstett
Deputy Joe Ward Detective of the Year
Detective Brad Walvatne
Civilian Employee of the Year
Mary Noland
Clarence Robertson Reserve Deputy of the Year
Reserve Deputy Kurt McGowan
Volunteer of the Year
Fred Mack
Explorer of the Year
Explorer Charles Southward

Life Saving Medal
• Deputy Jacob Navarro – two medals: one for stopping a suicidal man from jumping to his death on I-5 and the other for reviving a man found unconscious and unresponsive at a park
• Deputy Mark Bond – for reviving a man who had overdosed on heroin
• Corrections Sgt. Dan Young, Corrections Deputy Greg Barnett and Corrections Deputy Michael Abbitt  - for saving the life of an inmate who had a seizure
• Sgt. Danny Wikstrom, Joseph Edmark, John Moore and Dr. Dan Weakly – for saving the life of a Search and Rescue Volunteer who had a heart attack during a rescue mission
• Deputy Johnathan Krajcar – who pulled a man and his dog from a burning house in Darrington
Citizen Medal of Valor
· Flight Medic Richard Duncan – for placing himself between a falling boulder and a search and rescue victim during a rescue mission
· Yana Radenska, Everett Mountain Rescue – for her expertise and handling of a complex rescue mission
Certificate of Merit
· Technical Support Specialist Catherine Dooley – for her work to make the launch of New World Systems successful
· Kelly Shaver, SNOPAC – for sending backup to a deputy who was being assaulted during a DUI stop
· Law Enforcement Technicians Debbie Jones, Julie Tinsely and Gayle Wilkerson Tiller – for their assistance and staying calm during a weekend break-in at the County Courthouse
· Deputy Brandon McCullar, Deputy Bryan Brittingham, Deputy Dan Dusevoir, Deputy Chris Marino, Deputy Bryson McGee and Deputy Tim Leo – for rendering aid to a woman stabbed by her grandson and for apprehending him
· Corrections Deputies Andrew Clawson, Joshua Fox, Brittani Gilfeather, Patricia Thomas, Erik Wold and Corrections Sergeant Matthew Mattson – for helping local law enforcement fight crime
· Deputy Randy Murphy, Deputy Bryan Brittingham, Deputy Dan Dusevoir, Deputy Chris Marino, Deputy Bill Binkley and Sgt. Adam Fortney – for their work on shutting down a problem house
Letter of Commendation
· Bret Benzion, Granite Falls Middle School
· Booking Support Officer Pam Kavanagh
· Chief Pilot Bill Quistorf
· Deputy Tom Dalton and Kai Bowers (Fire Protection District #23)
· Corrections Deputy John Reid
· Corrections Deputy James Norris
· Corrections Deputy Stuart Nicholas
· Deputy Arthur Wallin
· Deputy Scott Stich
· Josh Truax and Joel Diaz, Snohomish County Facilities
· Search and Rescue Explorer Emma Loney
· Sgt. Ian Edwards
· Deputy Bryan Brittingham
· Jesse Calliham, Law Enforcement Embedded Social Worker
· Sgt. Ian Huri

The Snohomish Police Department does not currently have a blotter available for local crime. For more information on this, see this story. (Link opens in new window.)

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