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Everett (below), Monroe or Snohomish
Editor's note: Blotter returns for the June 14 edition
Four arrested for vandalism in parking garage
Everett police believe they caught four people who were reported to be vandalizing cars May 9 inside the Everpark parking garage, 2815 Hoyt Ave.
A witness gave a description of the vehicle as it was leaving. Officers found the vehicle and the subjects inside the vehicle matched witness descriptions.
Three were booked into the Snohomish County Jail for first-degree malicious mischief, second-degree burglary and 11 counts of second-degree vehicle prowling. The fourth suspect, who is a juvenile, was released to his parents; his charges are being referred.
Officers discovered a metal garage door had been damaged to allow the subjects to get inside the parking garage.
On May 19, a robbery was reported at a grocery in the 4100 block of Rucker Avenue.
On May 18, a forced-entry break-in was reported in the 700 block of Colby Avenue.
On May 17, a burglary was reported at a specialty store in the 5200 block of Evergreen Way.
On May 18, a drive-by shooting was reported in the 1600 block of E. Marine View Drive.
On May 13 around 4:40 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a drive-by shooting in the 12000 block of Silver Way. The victim was an 18-year-old man with gunshot wounds to both his legs.
The victim was transported by aid to Providence Regional Medical Center. Deputies collected several shell cases from the scene.
This incident is believed to be gang-related. Deputies believe the suspect fled the scene in a black hatchback vehicle.
Motor vehicle theft
On May 19, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue.
On May 17, a motor vehicle theft was reported
from a parking lot in the 700 block of 75th Street SE.
On May 16, a motor vehicle theft was reported from a parking lot in the 100 block of W. Casino Road.
An attempted kidnapping of a coffee barista happened at a stand in the 13500 block of Highway 99 in south Everett. The victim was not injured and called 911.
On May 12, burglaries were reported at a store in the 4700 block of Evergreen Way, at a residence in the 2500 block of Wetmore Avenue, and a store in the 7400 block of Broadway.
On May 11, a burglary was reported at a residence in the 300 block of Alverson Boulevard.
On May 9, a burglary was reported at an office building in the 4500 block of Broadway. Also on May 9, a burglary was reported in the 2800 block of Hoyt Avenue.
Motor vehicle theft
On May 13, a motor vehicle was reported stolen in the Lowell Neighborhood in the 4800 block of S. 3rd Avenue.
On May 12, a motor vehicle was reported stolen in the 1000 block of E. Marine View Drive.
On May 10, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 3000 block of Lombard Avenue.
On May 9, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 7900 block of Evergreen Way.
Child dies in Everett hotel room from
suspected fentanyl exposure
Detectives in the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are investigating the death of a 1-year-old child who was brought to Swedish Hospital in Mill Creek by her mother on May 7. The child was later pronounced dead at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
During the investigation, detectives discovered that the child was in the care of her mother at a hotel in Everett on May 6 and May 7. The detectives believe that fentanyl was being smoked inside the hotel room prior to the child becoming unresponsive, and they suspect that the child’s death may be due to fentanyl exposure. Toxicology reports are pending.
The 37-year-old mother was arrested on Sunday for an outstanding domestic violence warrant for an unrelated charge out of Edmonds Police Department. The mother was transported and booked to Snohomish County Jail.
On May 4, a robbery was reported in the 4200 block of Rucker Avenue.
On May 2, a residential robbery was reported in the 1000 block of Ttereve Drive.
On May 4, a burglary was reported at a specialty store in the 7400 block of Beverly Boulevard as well as at a store in the 400 block of Everett Mall
On May 3, a burglary was reported at a drug store in the 3300 block of Broadway.
Suspects tied to robbery which ended in officer being shot not yet ID’d
Three suspects related to the March 22 series of incidents where Everett Police Officer Chad House was shot have not been identified as of yet, SMART Team spokeswoman Courtney O’Keefe said. These three were part of an initial robbery that occurred in the 7600 block of Evergreen Way. The robbery victim sustained minor injuries to his head during the incident.
A fourth person seen as a suspect was found near the 8600 block of Evergreen Way. That suspect shot at the police cruiser House was in. That suspect faced a second officer and is now dead.
On April 7, a drive-by shooting was reported in the 4700 block of Colby Avenue.
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.
Graffiti at Al Borlin Park
On May 18, graffiti was found inside and outside the park bathroom of Al Borlin Park.
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On May 18, a taser was used in an alleged assault on a man in the 700 block of Maple Avenue.
Motor vehicle theft
On May 17, a white Ford Ranger pickup was reported stolen in the 1100 block of Village Way. Police said it was recovered later that same day.
On May 17, a red Honda Accord collided with another vehicle twice and fled from the ramps at U.S. 2 and state Route 522.
Can’t leave child in car
On May 16, police cited a woman for criminal mistreatment for leaving a child in a vehicle in the 19200 block of N. Kelsey Street.
On May 15, someone broke a parked vehicle’s rear window and stole items from the car in the 200 block of E. Main Street.
On May 11, a male punched another male in the face in the 100 block of Dickinson Street.
On May 12, a driver reported to be on drugs was stopped by police in the 15200 block of Westwick Road.
On May 7, a driver reported to be under the influence of alcohol was stopped by police in the 200 block of E. Main Street.
On May 7 also, a driver reported to be on drugs was found in the 500 block of Simons Road, which is Al Borlin Park.
On May 10, police contacted someone who was driving recklessly in a parking lot in the 17000 block of Tester Road.
On May 10, a person was trespassed for shoplifting in the 19300 block of Tjerne Place SE.
On May 9, a male was arrested for trashing a hotel room and causing disturbances in the 19200 block of U.S. 2.
On May 9, a male in the 300 block of Butler Street impersonating an employee fraudulently charged merchandise to an account.
On May 9, police had a parked motorhome impeding the flow of traffic at Beaton Road and 169th Drive SE towed.
On May 2, an attempted burglary was reported at a business in the 19500 block of U.S. 2.
Motor vehicle theft
On May 1, a brown 2006 Ford F-250 was stolen in the 14400 block of 167th Avenue SE.
Told to leave
On May 3, police trespassed a person sleeping near a commercial building in the 19100 block of U.S. 2.
On May 4, graffiti was found on semi-truck trailers parked in the 16700 block of Tye Street.
On May 4, the police department’s police officer outreach team offered resources to a female in the 200 block of E. Fremont Street, a female in the 19600 block of U.S. 2, and a female in the 19300 block of Tjerne Place SE.
On May 4, police took a report of a Monroe man who lost money on a rental scam.
Shots fired call found no
On April 29 around 10 p.m., police rushed to the 16800 block of Currie Road SE in the Fryelands to a caller perceiving they heard gunfire, but were unable to find evidence pointing to what happened.
“No shell casings or damage were found or reported,” Department Administrative Cmdr. Paul Ryan said. Police looked for evidence that night and again during daylight hours.
On April 27, tools were stolen from a truck in the 300 block of Sumac Drive.
On April 27, graffiti was located in several locations in Lewis Street Park.
Found diamond ring still unclaimed
A 14K diamond ring recently turned in to the police is still unclaimed, Monroe Police Cmdr. Paul Ryan said Tuesday, Feb. 21. It was found in the Monroe Lowe’s store sometime in 2022 and has yet to be claimed by its owner. If you believe this ring belongs to you or can assist in identifying the owner, please contact Monroe Police Evidence Technician Allison Prohn at 360-863-4534.
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 email@example.com or its tips line: 360-863-4600.
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.
Motor vehicle theft
On May 11, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 900 block of Fourth Street.
On May 15, police stopped a person for driving under the influence of alcohol at the intersection of Pine Avenue and 13th Street.
On May 14, police stopped a person for driving under the influence of alcohol at the intersection of L Street and 7th Street.
On May 14, police said someone resisted arrest from Snohomish police at Pine and Maple avenues.
Motor vehicle theft
On May 12, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 15200 block of 51st Avenue SE.
On April 24, an arson was reported at Cady Park.
Theft from a yard
On April 27, a theft was reported in the 5600 block of 96th Drive SE.
On April 23, a burglary was reported from an abandoned structure in the 1900 block of Weaver Road.
On April 22, a person was trespassed from a parking lot in the 300 block of Second Street.
On April 18, a residential burglary was reported in the 6400 block of 187th Avenue SE.
On April 11, a residential burglary was reported in the 6400 block of 64th Street SE west of Snohomish.
On April 17, a criminal trespassing issue was reported in the 8900 block of 173rd Avenue SE.
On April 16, a DUI was reported in the 1300 block of an avenue not disclosed in a crime database.
On April 15, a DUI was reported in the 400 block of Riverview Lane.
Theft from motor vehicle
On April 14, a theft from a parked car was reported in the 10000 block of Pilchuck Avenue.
On April 13, a theft from a parked car was reported in the 100 block of Long Street.
On April 10, a residential burglary was reported in the 9700 block of 177th Avenue SE off of Spada Road.
On April 13, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 100 block of Long Street.
Collision injures one
On April 8, a woman was temporarily pinned under a pickup truck because of a three-car collision at Avenue A and Third Street, from what the Tribune understands. An eyewitness who posted a photograph of the aftermath said a truck parked along Third was pushed forward into the parked vehicle ahead of it. Five vehicles were damaged in total.
A person familiar with the incident said on social media that the woman pinned under the truck is doing OK. A second woman said she was grazed by the truck.
Sandoval trial pushed to October
The jury trial of Frank Sandoval was pushed to Oct. 27 because material witnesses were unavailable to testify last week. The trial was to start April 7.
The order to reschedule was issued on April 4.
Local brewer Sandoval has pleaded not guilty to second-degree child molestation. The accusation is he inappropriately touched a pre-teen girl who did occasional work in the canning area of SnoTown Brewery.
Motor vehicle theft
On March 26, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 300 block of Pine Avenue.
On March 25, an intoxicated driver was stopped at Maple Avenue and Harrison Avenue, which is close to Ninth Street.
On March 29, a shoplifting happened at a store in the 500 block of Second Street.
On March 22, an aggravated assault occurred in the 900 block of First Street.
On March 20, a DUI involving liquor was reported in the 800 block of an undisclosed avenue.
Motor vehicle theft
On March 13, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 1100 block of Tenth Street.
On March 13, a DUI stop was made in the 7700 block of 85th Avenue SE.
On March 11, a DUI stop was made in the vicinity of Second Street and Avenue D.
On March 11, mail theft was reported in the 7100 block of Lowell-Snohomish River Road.
Possession of stolen
On March 14, a person was found in possession of a stolen vehicle in the 1400 block of 30th Street.
On March 5, a robbery was at a supermarket in the 1300 block of Avenue D.
On March 5, an assault was reported at a church in the 100 block of Cedar Avenue.
Motor vehicle theft
On March 3, a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 500 block of an avenue not disclosed in databases.
On March 8, a theft was reported at a home in the 18300 block of Broadway Avenue in Cathcart.
On March 3, forged bank checks were reported in the 9000 block of 172nd Street SE in Cathcart.
Nothing new on Riverfront Trail armed robbery
As of March 9, police had nothing new to share with the public about the Feb. 15 armed robbery on riverfront trail, Police Chief Rob Palmer said. The robbery remains under investigation.
Searchers still looking
Roderick Latham, 83, of Snohomish was still missing as of press time Friday, Feb. 17.
A group of a few dozen volunteers fanned out in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue helicopter is assisting.
Searchers reportedly found his pickup truck near Darrington at Rat Trap Pass earlier last week.
Latham, who does not normally drive, drove from his home Feb. 10 at a late-night hour without telling his family. He was wearing light colored khaki style pants, a gray wool jacket and a baseball cap when he left home.
A Silver Alert was announced.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-430-7525.
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.
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!
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