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Missing person alert: Gary Cox

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking assistance in locating 62 year-old Gary L. Cox who has been missing since May 18, 2013.

May 24th Update

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has informed us that, "Mr. Cox was located safe and sound late yesterday at a bus station in Idaho.  Thank you for your help in publicizing the information regarding his disappearance."

Original May 22nd article

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking assistance in locating 62 year-old Gary L. Cox who has been missing since May 18, 2013. 

Cox walked away from his group home in the 2400 block of 104th Pl SE in Everett with the intent of traveling to an unknown destination in Idaho. 

Jackson High School students win awards and cash at WSU STEM fair

The team of Indira Rayala, Hannah Cho, and Celia Evans from Jackson High School earned first place in the Biofuels Challenge for their research at WSU's Imagine Tomorrow STEM Fair.

On May 18-19, 2013 four teams comprised of ten students from the H.M. Jackson High School’s Engineering and Research club competed against students representing 54 schools from Washington, Idaho and Montana at a STEM fair called Imagine Tomorrow hosted by Washington State University in Pullman.

The team of Indira Rayala, Hannah Cho, and Celia Evans earned first place in the Biofuels Challenge for their research entitled “The Effect on Methane Production during the Anaerobic Digestion of Cow Manure Along with Bio-degradable Plastic.” This award earned each team member $1,000 and $5,000 for Jackson High School.

Four teams consisting of ten students: Miranda Aiken, Hannah Cho, Celia Evans, Artyom Kozorezov, Akshy Palanisamy, Shruti Parikh, Brooke Parsons, Indira Rayala, Anastasia Redina and Madison Warnke, competed in this STEM fair.

The school also brought home the award for Best Project by a Team from a Newly Participating School. That newbie award earned each of the ten students $100 and another $500 for Jackson High School.

2013 Election for Mill Creek City Council set

All of the four Mill Creek City Council seats up for election in 2013 will be contested. A Primary Election for two of these City Council positions will be necessary.

All of the four Mill Creek City Council seats up for election in 2013 will be contested. In two of these contests three candidates have filed for the same position, which means there will be a Primary Election for these City Council positions.

The State of Washington has a Top 2 Primary system. This allows voters to choose among all candidates running for each office regardless of their party preference. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the August 6th Primary Election qualify for the November 5th General Election.

2013 Mill Creek Summer Children's Concerts at Library Park

Friends of the Mill Creek Library are co-sponsoring with Mill Creek Parks & Recreation and other local sponsors to present the 2013 children's entertainment at Library Park.

Friends of the Mill Creek Library are co-sponsoring with Mill Creek Parks & Recreation and other local sponsors to present the 2013 children's entertainment at Library Park.

The summer performances will be a four week series on Wednesdays. These FREE concerts/performances feature music, fun and laughs for children of all ages.

Bring a lunch and a blanket and enjoy a variety of shows and entertainment.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Library Park 15429 Bothell Everett Hwy. Mill Creek, WA

Search was on for burglar in Maltby area

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team was tracking a burglary suspect in the area of York Rd on Monday morning, May 20, 2013.

Update from Shari Ireton, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Information Officer:

Deputies are no longer searching for a burglary suspect in the Maltby area.  It is believed the suspect fled the area on a bicycle.  Lockdowns have been lifted from all area schools.

The rider of the motorcycle struck by the suspect at the 4300 block of 229th Pl SE reported no injuries and did not require medical aid. 

The suspect has been identified using images taken during the attempted burglary and is believed to be a 37 year-old Everett man.

Fire causes $100,000 damage to condo near Martha Lake

No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $100,000 damage to a condominium in the Martha Lake area west of Mill Creek Saturday morning, May 18, 2013.

No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $100,000 damage to a condominium in the Martha Lake area west of Mill Creek Saturday morning, May 18, 2013.

A passerby called 9-1-1 at 8 a.m. to report flames coming from the two-story, eight-unit building in the 16800 block of Larch Way. The caller then alerted residents in the building to evacuate. No one was inside the unit where the fire was burning.

Firefighters from Fire Districts 1 and 7 responded and had the fire under control in less than 15 minutes.

Deputies searching Clearview area for felony warrant suspect

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office closed off an area in the Clearview neighborhood on Friday afternoon, May 17, 2013 while they search for a suspect who they believed is armed and dangerous.

Update: Suspect Vincent Nutter, 22, has been taken into custody by the Snohomish County Violent Offenders Task Force following a call from a citizen who spotted the suspect walking down a nearby road.  

Nutter fled the area where the citizen had spotted him, then climbed 40 feet up into a tree near the 7000 block of 184th St SE.

Law enforcement attempted to negotiate with him to climb down, but Nutter refused.  

Fire personnel from Fire District 7 arrived on scene and, using a fire hose, sprayed water up the tree.  After a few blasts of water, the suspect willingly agreed to climb down the tree.  

He was taken into custody unharmed around 8:30 PM and will be booked into jail on his outstanding warrants.  Other charges related to the stolen car in which fled from police earlier tonight, as well as his attempting to elude police, may be pending.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 wins national EMS award

Snohomish County Fire District 1 has just been honored with the national Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award presented by the Congressional Fire Services Institute and the MedicAlert Foundation.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 has just been honored with the national Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award presented by the Congressional Fire Services Institute and the MedicAlert Foundation.

This competitive award is given annually to honor departments championing innovative practices to enhance the quality of emergency medical services (EMS). This year’s award showcased three agencies – Fire District 1, Montgomery County Fire Rescue (Maryland) and Miami Dade Fire and Rescue (Florida) -- for “forging new ground in fire service-based EMS.”

The award was presented to Fire District 1 on May 9, 2013 at the 25th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C. More than 2,000 fire-service leaders from throughout the country attended along with Vice President Joe Biden, the keynote speaker.

Teachers from Jackson High School to perform FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!

Jackson High School presents FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!

About 20 teachers from H.M. Jackson High School will perform in this spoof of Saturday Night Live on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm.

Teachers will be performing in various acts such as singing, playing guitar, stand-up comedy, and impressions of famous people. Of course, famous SNL skits such as Celebrity Jeopardy and Weekend Update will be part of the program.

This is a community event and everyone is invited. It will be of special interest to younger students who are now in elementary and middle school and will be attending Jackson High School in the future.

Spring Weather = Increase in Car Prowling

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Parks Department are seeing an increase in reported car prowls and thefts from vehicles parked at trailheads and parks.  Both urban and rural parks and trails are being hit.

Snohomish County is home to more than 10,000 acres of parkland, 105 parks, and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails.

With the arrival of warmer spring weather, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Parks Department are seeing an increase in reported car prowls and thefts from vehicles parked at trailheads and parks.  Both urban and rural parks and trails are being hit.

“The public can help us by being our eyes and ears,” said Lieutenant Kathi Lang. “If you see someone acting suspicious – peering into parked cars or who doesn’t appear to be there to use the park or trail – please call 911.” 

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