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Snohomish County

Sheriff’s Office detectives seek witnesses in weekend hit and run between Bothell and Mill Creek

Collision Investigation Unit detectives are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a hit and run last weekend near the 17100 block of North Rd. in unincorporated Snohomish County between Bothell and Mill Creek.

Collision Investigation Unit detectives are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a hit and run last weekend near the 17100 block of North Rd. in unincorporated Snohomish County between Bothell and Mill Creek.  The collision occurred around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, and left the driver of one of the involved vehicles severely injured.

Stanwood High School locked down when former student displays gun on campus

The Stanwood High School has been locked down, after a second-hand report came in around 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2014, that a former 17 year-old male student displayed a gun to a current student on the school campus.

STANWOOD, Washington. - The Stanwood High School has been locked down, after a second-hand report came in around 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2014, that a former 17 year-old male student displayed a gun to a current student on the school campus. 

Police say they don’t believe the student body or public are in eminent danger, but have locked down the building as a precautionary measure.  Stanwood Police Chief Rick Hawkins and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office School Services Unit are at the scene.

Cedar Wood Principal David Jones honored as Snohomish County’s Distinguished Elementary Principal

Cedar Wood Elementary School's Principal, Dr. David Jones, has been selected as Snohomish County’s Distinguished Elementary Principal. This places him in the running as a Washington Elementary Principal of the Year.

Cedar Wood Elementary School is one of only ten of Washington state’s 1,011 public elementary schools to have earned the Washington Achievement Award every year for the past four years – in recognition of continued success closing the achievement gap and increasing the percent of students exceeding academic standards.

Now, the school’s Principal, Dr. David Jones, has been selected as the county’s Distinguished Elementary Principal. That honor places him in the running as a Washington Elementary Principal of the Year and potentially as a candidate for the national honor.

Flu claims life of Snohomish County resident

Snohomish County’s first confirmed flu death of the 2013-14 season has been reported to the Snohomish Health District. A Bothell, Wash. woman in her thirties died from influenza complications on January 4, 2014.

Flu shots work to prevent illness – lots of vaccine available in the county

Snohomish County’s first confirmed flu death of the 2013-14 season has been reported to the Snohomish Health District. A Bothell, Wash. woman in her thirties died from influenza complications on January 4, 2014. She had underlying health conditions, and passed away in a King County hospital.

“This next few months could be a rough start to 2014 for people who do not protect themselves from the flu,” said Nancy Furness, Director of Communicable Disease Division at Snohomish County’s local public health agency. Furness noted that seven county residents died from influenza-related illness in 2013.

Fire District 7 personnel provided holiday gifts for 14 local families

Snohomish County Fire District 7 staff and firefighters adopted  fourteen local families, including 48 children, for the 2013 holiday season. Each fire station assisted two to three families in need, providing gifts for the children.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 staff and firefighters adopted  fourteen local families, including 48 children, for the 2013 holiday season. Each fire station assisted two to three families in need, providing gifts for the children.

Individuals in photo: Back row (left to right): Mike Crockett, Matt Ball, Jamie Merritt, Tom Henderson, Cory Odgers, Joe Basta, Beau Watson and Ken Lawless.
Front row (left to right): Jeffrey Lawless, Johnny Lawless, Joey Lawless, Lori Wirtz, Erika Clinton and Becca Clinton.

Tips from videos lead Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to suspect identification and arrests

Detectives in this case are now looking for 26 year-old Melissa Linder who is believed to be the female in the video.  Linder may be living in Lake Stevens and is wanted for identity theft, forgery and possession of stolen property.

Tips came in from the public after three YouTube videos were posted by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and led to the identification of four criminal suspects and two arrests. 

On November 5, 2013, the Sheriff’s Office was looking for help in identifying a man and woman from surveillance footage compiled in a video (“Suspects on a Shopping Spree”).

Snohomish County Fire District 7 wants to keep you safe and warm this winter

As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On average, NFPA research shows that heating equipment is involved in more than 62,550 reported U.S. home structure fires per year, with associated loss of more than 516 civilian deaths, more than 1,595 civilian injuries and roughly $924 million in direct property damage per year.

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