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Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter to test emergency notification device in Mill Creek

Sometime between 4 and 6 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter, SnoHawk 10, will fly over the Sheriff’s Office South Precinct in Mill Creek and other locations to test a long-range acoustic device called the LRAD 500XTM.

If you hear voices from the sky along Mill Creek Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon, don't be alarmed. It is just the Snohomish County Sheriff's office testing a new gadget.

Sometime between 4 and 6 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter, SnoHawk 10, will fly over the Sheriff’s Office South Precinct in Mill Creek and other locations to test a long-range acoustic device called the LRAD 500XTM.

Firefighters save shop from burning recreational vehicle

A large shop only sustained minor damage after quick action by firefighters at an early morning fire on Saturday, June 15th.

A large shop only sustained minor damage after quick action by Snohomish County Fire District 7 firefighters at an early morning fire on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

A neighbor called 9-1-1 just before 2:30 a.m. to report a recreational vehicle fire spreading to a building in the 4600 block of 240th Street SE in unincorporated Snohomish County.

Firefighters arrived to find a 40-foot recreational vehicle engulfed in flames and spreading to the two-story shop it was parked alongside. Although the closest fire hydrant was more than 800 feet away, firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames and keep the fire from spreading even further.

Scott Dorsey appointed Fire District 7 Medical Services Administrator

At the May 23, 2013 Board Meeting Scott Dorsey was appointed Medical Services Administrator (MSA) of Snohomish County Fire District 7.

At the May 23, 2013 Board Meeting Scott Dorsey was appointed Medical Services Administrator (MSA) of Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Dorsey has served in the interim position since 2010 when the previous MSA retired. The MSA is responsible for managing the district’s emergency medical services.

“Chief Dorsey has done an outstanding job while serving in the interim MSA position,” said Fire Chief Gary Meek. “He has gone above and beyond to make sure our citizens receive the best emergency medical care. We know he will continue to serve our community with great enthusiasm and professionalism.”

2013 Movies in the Park - Willis Tucker Park

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening and a fun outdoor movie on Thursday evenings this summer at Willis Tucker Community Park beginning July 11, 2013.

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening and a fun outdoor movie on Thursday evenings this summer at Willis Tucker Community Park beginning July 11, 2013. 

Seating is on grass so bring low-back lawn chairs and blankets for comfort.  Popcorn and soda will be available for purchase.

  • Admission is free, however, donations benefiting Snohomish County Parks will be gratefully accepted. Open seating begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Pre-movie entertainment provided by Gold Creek Community Church includes bouncy houses, Games on Wheels (video game trailer), Laser Tag, balloon animals, etc.
  • Mill Creek Lions Club will provide snacks, including popcorn, candy, soda, water, etc.
  • The Sno-Isle Library's Bookmobile will be on hand with available books related to the movies shown on screen.

Mill Creek resident John Lovick appointed Snohomish County Executive

The Snohomish County Council unanimously appointed John Lovick to be Snohomish County Executive. He was sworn into office on Monday morning, June 3, 2013.

The Snohomish County Council unanimously appointed John Lovick to be Snohomish County Executive. He was sworn into office on Monday morning, June 3, 2013.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Lovick. “I feel incredibly fortunate to work for the 2,500+ county employees who make Snohomish County a great place. I’m looking forward to continue working with the county’s elected officials on behalf of the citizens of Snohomish County. I see this as a wonderful opportunity to restore faith in county government.”

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. 

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.

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.” 

Float Safely: Boating Safety Tips for a Weekend on the Water

Opening Day is today Saturday, May 4th, and it’s the perfect time to go boating! Here are tips for safety on Snohomish County waterways.

Opening Day is today Saturday, May 4th, and it’s the perfect time to go boating!  The forecast is for sunny skies and warm weather, which means many folks will flock to Snohomish County waterways this weekend.

“Crowded waterways on Opening Day create a need for increased safety awareness from all boaters,” said Lt. Rodney Rochon, commander of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Marine Services Unit. “We encourage people to have fun but to pay extra attention to others on the water and as always, wear your life jacket, and know and follow the boating laws.” 

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