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Everett

Pedestrian hit by car
On Jan. 27, a vehicle-versus-pedestrian incident occurred near 21st Street and Broadway, reportedly shutting down Broadway traffic for over an hour. The crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. The pedestrian was reportedly knocked out of his running shoes in the incident. The driver of the minivan reported the incident to police and remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators.

Police arrest prolific drug dealers in Smith Avenue area
On Jan. 26, Everett Police Department’s dedicated
streets unit, known as the Community Outreach Enforcement Team, announced it had arrested three individuals for prolific drug dealing in the Smith Avenue area.
On Jan. 6, officers arrested “Jeremiah”, described as “chronic drug dealer and ‘tagger,’” after he was observed selling methamphetamine to two people. Jeremiah had methamphetamine, heroin and weapons in his possession, including a machete and switchblade.
On Jan. 12, officers arrested “Luke” for unlawful
possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The outreach team reported that for the past two months, several people in the area identified Luke as one of the main people selling drugs in the Smith Avenue area.
Officers continued to investigate and developed probable cause for a search warrant. When officers arrived at Luke’s apartment, they discovered a rifle, two shotguns, 11 grams of methamphetamine in 16 baggies and $770 in cash.
On Thursday, Jan. 21, officers arrested “Raymond,” who officers had observed selling drugs on the sidewalk in the Smith Avenue area. When officers served a search warrant on Raymond, they recovered individual packaged baggies of methamphetamine, consistent with the baggies officers have found in the possession of people sleeping on the sidewalk under Interstate 5.
Police said the balanced approach that combines outreach and enforcement does not stop at arrest.
“We are willing to reduce jail time or dismiss charges for individuals who enter treatment or get involved in services,” says city prosecutor Hil Kaman said in a city press release. “But we want to send a strong message that we will not offer any breaks to those who want to continue criminal conduct and prey on others.”
In November and December 2015, the Prosecutor’s Office prosecuted 32 individuals who were arrested by the outreach and enforcement team and did not show interest in changing behavior. Those prosecutions resulted in convictions on 47 charges, mostly drug related, and a combined 964 days in jail.
Names in this press release were changed by the city.

Monroe

Two-year-old boy found near family land creek
On Jan. 29, a two-year-old boy from Monroe went
missing from the family’s home at the 12700 block of Woods Creek Road and was found dead later that day by authorities. The search for Grayson Hill began around noon that day after he wandered away. Over 70
people were involved with the search. He was found in a creek that runs about 35 feet from
the family’s home. The creek was running high and fast
from recent heavy rainfall. Sheriff’s Office Search &
Rescue dive team and helicopter units responded, along with units from Monroe Fire, Snohomish County Fire District No. 7 and the Monroe Police Department.

Burglary
On Jan. 23, a burglary was reported in the 1400 block of 84th Street SE.

Theft
On Jan. 22, a theft was reported in the 20000 block of Ramblewood Road SE and in the 14700 block of Chain Lake Road and in the 19100 block of N. Kelsey Street.
On Jan. 24, a theft was reported in the 19100 block of N. Kelsey Street.
On Jan. 25, a theft was reported in the 14900 block of Sykes Drive SE and in the 19600 block of U.S. 2 and in the 18800 block of U.S. 2.
On Jan. 28, a theft was reported in the 18900 block of U.S. 2.

Collision
On Jan. 21, a collision was reported in the 18800 block of U.S. 2 with no injuries.
On Jan. 23, a collision was reported in the 17900 block of U.S. 2 with no injuries.
On Jan. 24, a collision was reported in the intersection of 203rd Street SE and Tualco Road.
On Jan. 25, a collision was reported in the intersection of U.S. 2 and 179th Avenue SE with no injuries.

Snohomish

Car fire slows U.S. 2
On the afternoon of Saturday, January 30, a car fire on the shoulder of U.S. 2 near the Highway 9 off ramp between Snohomish and Lake Stevens slowed traffic to a snail’s pace. It was unknown if anyone was injured by the fire.

Man’s body found
The body of an adult male was discovered Friday, Jan. 22 in a drainage ditch near the intersection of Second Street and Pine Avenue. The 911 call reporting discovery of the body was made just before noon from a passerby. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner took custody of the man’s body Friday afternoon.
The Tribune is waiting until after the Medical Examiner’s examination and release on the man’s identity before naming him.
The cause and manner of death also will be released by the Medical Examiner.
Police said the man’s death does not appear to be suspicious at this time.


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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