Tribe donates patrol car to Granite Falls

A new squad car is rolling around Granite Falls, thanks to a donation from the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians.

Granite Falls police have been hurting for cars for a long time now. It didn’t help when one of their cars was damaged in a pursuit earlier this month.

Last year, when all the local police departments were deciding which basic cruiser model would replace their discontinued Crown Vics, Granite Falls didn’t care much, because there wasn’t any money for cars in the foreseeable future anyway.

Police Chief Dennis Taylor sent a note about the donation earlier this week.

“The new patrol car is a fully outfitted Dodge Magnum worth about $22,000, and were it not for the generous donation from the Tribe, we wouldn’t be able to afford something so nice,” he wrote.

“It’s perfect timing,” he said Thursday morning.

No picture is available of the car yet, because it went straight into use, the chief said.

More in Local News

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s top images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

High-speed, tire-shredding Marysville chase ends in capture

The 28-year-old driver is now being held for investigation of more than 25 criminal counts.

Election results for Snohomish County school districts

Updated 2/16: Here are the returns for Tuesday’s special election ballot measures.

School levies still passing in 3 districts after latest tally

In the initial count, ballot measures in Lake Stevens, Marysville and Snohomish had been losing.

7-hour police standoff near Lynnwood ends with surrender

Deputies seized a rifle, pellet gun and knife at the scene.

Scattered power outages around region after gusty Saturday

Up to 2 inches of snow could fall in some lowland areas of Snohomish County, forecasters said.

Front Porch

EVENTS Learn about the microgrid Snohomish County PUD plans an open house… Continue reading

Ban on bump-fire stocks makes progress in State House

The Senate approved the bill but would need to vote on any changes made by the House.

We might see snow in the lowlands this weekend

Snow in the mountain passes will definitely be deep, forecasters say.

Most Read