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“Jury Duty Warrant” scam hits Snohomish County

A scam in which residents receive a phone call from someone claiming to be in law enforcement saying that they need to pay to have a warrant “lifted” for having missed jury duty has hit Snohomish County.

A scam in which residents receive a phone call from someone claiming to be in law enforcement saying that they need to pay to have a warrant “lifted” for having missed jury duty has hit Snohomish County. 

On Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 2014, a Sheriff’s Office detective received a call from a woman in her mid-60’s who reported that she had received a call at home from a man who claimed to be a lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office.  He explained to her that she had an outstanding warrant for missing jury duty.  He then told her that in order to have the warrant lifted, she would need to purchase a pre-paid credit card and call him back with the account number. 

Everett School District students' artwork moving on to national competition

Four Everett School District students earned Outstanding Interpretation in the 2013-2014 National PTA’s Reflections Program and will move on to the national level of competition.

Four Everett School District students earned Outstanding Interpretation in the National PTA’s Reflections Program and will move on to the national level of competition.

The theme for the National PTA's 2013-14 Reflections Art Program was Believe, Dream, Inspire.

All students will be recognized at the Washington State PTA convention held in April at the Bellevue Hyatt. The four Outstanding Interpretation winners will move on to the national level of competition.

Cascade High School's DECA group continues strong history of success

The Chapter Awards team of Emily Irwin, Nick Janner, and Brittany Burrus took first place at the DECA State Career Development Conference. This earned them a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the International Career Development Conference May 2nd.

After nine straight years of going to state, Cascade’s first place win takes them to the international competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ten Cascade High School DECA students competed against more than 3,000 others at the 2014 DECA State Career Development Conference in Bellevue March 6th through 8th.

The Chapter Awards team of Emily Irwin, Nick Janner, and Brittany Burrus took first place. That top state honor earned them a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the International Career Development Conference May 2nd through 4th.

Washington State Patrol on the watch for drivers who don’t move left for stopped emergency vehicles

The Washington State Patrol is reminding drivers that state law requires them to slow down and move left if safe, when passing emergency vehicles stopped beside the roadway.

The Washington State Patrol is reminding drivers that state law requires them to slow down and move left if safe, when passing emergency vehicles stopped beside the roadway.

Emergency vehicles include police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, and highway maintenance vehicles with emergency lights activated.

Over the next few weeks, troopers statewide will be making an extra effort to contact violators they might observe in the course of other routine work.

Mill Creek Police Department seeks Citizen Patrol volunteers

Mill Creek Police Department is actively recruiting Mill Creek residents for their Citizens Patrol program. They have joined with the Lynnwood Police Department to offer this specialized training to Mill Creek residents. Training begins in Lynnwood on April 8, 2014.

Citizens Patrol Academy graduates residents as community ‘Eyes/Ears’ and support to Mill Creek Police Department staff.

Mill Creek Police Department is actively recruiting Mill Creek residents for their Citizens Patrol program. They have joined with the Lynnwood Police Department to offer this specialized training to Mill Creek residents.  Interested parties must apply right away – training begins in Lynnwood on April 8, 2014.

Woman moving from Illinois to Alaska has everything stolen in Everett

The Everett Police Department is seeking the public’s help to find a stolen U-Haul box truck and car dolly. The U-Haul is a 14 foot box truck with an Arizona license plate (AE 56627) pulling a car dolly trailer. The dolly trailer has a Virginia license plate (15567R) and is carrying a black 1999 Chrysler Town and County minivan with an Illinois license plate (R679783).

Friday, March 7, 2014, update

At about 2:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, 911 call takers received a report of an abandoned vehicle in a Lynnwood neighborhood near Filbert Rd (WA-524) and N. Damson Rd in unincorporated Snohomish County. Deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area and located the U-Haul box truck, trailer and Chrysler Town and Country minivan within blocks of each other. License plates on the vehicles had been replaced with ones from other states.

Everett Police detectives responded to the scene to recover the vehicles and are working with the victim to facilitate the return of her property. It is unknown if anything is missing.

The case is under investigation and detectives are working leads along with physical evidence from the scene.

Fire District 7 Firefighters participated in annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb in honor of 13 year old Colton Matter

On March 9, 2014, seven firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 will race up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Scott Firefighter Stair Climb features firefighters as they climb 1,311 steps in full bunker gear.

On March 9, 2014, seven firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 raced up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb features firefighters from all over the world as they climb 1,311 steps in full bunker gear.

This year’s climb is especially important to us,” said firefighter and team captain Bill Ekse, who is participating in the event for his 16th year. “We will be leading the way for Colton Matter, a young man in our community we’ve been climbing in honor of since 2010. Two weeks after we complete the firefighter climb, Colton will be participating in the public stair climb.

Buffalo Park is the name of Mill Creek’s newest park

A majority of the Mill Creek City Council voted to approve Buffalo Park as the name for Mill Creek’s newest park at their March 4, 2014, regular meeting. Mill Creek’s Parks and Recreation Board selected Buffalo Park as the new park’s name out of the 66 names suggested.

March 23, 2015, update.

The City of Mill Creek has set the date and time for the official grand opening of Buffalo Park to be Friday, April 24, 2015, at 3 pm.

Mill Creek's newest park is nearing completion. The remaining work includes final construction of the restroom/shelter building, final landscaping, and installation of picnic tables, benches, BBQs and the water fountain.

Daylight savings time begins March 9th - Check your smoke alarms

It’s time to spring ahead again at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Putting your clocks forward means you will lose an hour, but for many of us the later sunset means more daylight while we are awake.

It’s time to spring ahead again at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Putting your clocks forward means you will lose an hour, but for many of us the later sunset means more daylight while we are awake.

As the time change approaches, Snohomish County Fire District 7 encourages citizens to make another change that could save their lives – checking the batteries in their smoke alarms.

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