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Snohomish County

Search is on for Lynwood assault suspect

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching the area east of Lynwood for an assault suspect driving a car he allegedly shot at after being asked to return it to the owner. The search began at about 11 am on Wednesday morning, November 20, 2013.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching the area east of Lynwood for an assault suspect driving a car he allegedly shot at after being asked to return it to the owner. The search began at about 11 am on Wednesday morning, November 20, 2013.

The vehicle is a light green 2001 Subaru Legacy with Washington license plate #468YJO with shotgun damage on the driver’s side door.  The suspect is a 6’4” male with short black hair, weighing approximately 240 lbs., last seen wearing a green Carhart hooded sweatshirt, dressed in camouflage pants, boots and baseball cap. 

Fire District 1 promotes four paramedics to medical services officers

Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently promoted four paramedics to serve as medical services officers. Captain John Magee, Paul Easter, Chris East, and Captain Gene Smith received the promotions.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 recently promoted four paramedics to serve as medical services officers.

Fire District 1 added the 24-hour medical services officer position to enhance patient care and expand support for first responders working in the field. The four paramedics selected for the new position work rotating shifts to provide around-the-clock response for the more than 200,000 residents served by Fire District 1 in unincorporated south Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway.

Pursuit on Highway 9 ends with capture of wanted felon

The pursuit of a wanted felon ended with a manhunt and the eventual capture of the suspect on Tuesday afternoon, November 5, 2013. 

The incident began when the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force was searching for the 27 year-old man near the Snohomish area.  The man, who has several outstanding felony warrants in Seattle, was located around 3:45 p.m. driving what was believed to be a stolen vehicle. 

Don’t forget to vote in the 2013 General Election

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. As of Monday, October 28, 2013 there were only about 8% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. This means every vote counts for a lot!

Your vote will count in the 2013 General Election.

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. Here in 2013 the turnout is even lower than usual. As of Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8:50 am there were only about 18% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. Mill Creek is doing a bit better with a 21% return rate.

This means every vote counts for a lot!

Be flood ready before storms hit this fall and winter

While the county will recognize October 20 – 26, 2013, as “Flood Preparedness Week,” residents should use that as a target date to stock up on supplies and track down resources to help them stay safe and minimize damage if flooding occurs.

Do you know how to protect your home and family from flooding? With fall weather quickly approaching, and heavy rains expected soon, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick encourages residents to plan ahead.

While the county will recognize October 20 – 26, 2013, as “Flood Preparedness Week,” residents should use that as a target date to stock up on supplies and track down resources to help them stay safe and minimize damage if flooding occurs.

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