Vandals smash countless car windows across county

EDMONDS — The vandalism spree was widespread across south Snohomish County.

Under the cloak of darkness, someone used a BB or pellet gun to shoot out car windows in Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway and areas in between earlier this week.

In Edmonds alone, there were 23 reports of broken windows.

The damage crossed the Snohomish County line into Shoreline, where there were 20 reports of broken car windows. That city contracts with the King County Sheriff’s Office. “In the pantheon of crime, this is really high on the idiot scale,” said sheriff’s Sgt. D.B. Gates.

“It’s a ridiculous crime.”

All told, there were more than 50 reports of broken car windows Tuesday. Police believe many more went unreported.

There were five complaints from Woodway.

Only three were reported out of Mountlake Terrace, but police know there were many more that went unreported.

“There were piles of glass along the side of the road,” Mountlake Terrace Cmdr. Doug Hansen said.

Police in each jurisdiction are investigating. They are hoping for tips or that someone might have caught the culprits on video.

Police believe whoever was responsible for the damage could have been driving a red car with loud exhaust, Edmonds Sgt. Mark Marsh said.

“We checked out a couple of kids and that didn’t pan out,” Gates said. “If anyone knows anything, that would certainly be a help.”

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446; stevick@heraldnet.com.

More in Local News

Turkey talk: Kindergartners explain the Thanksgiving holiday

Our annual pilgrimage led us this year to Pathfinder Kindergarten Center in Everett.

Police locate suspect in Snohomish River after he fled

They used a thermal-imaging camera to locate the man in the water near Dagmars Marina.

Electrical fire on roof of Marysville school extinguished

There was no apparent structural damage to Cascade Elementary School.

As police closed in, 2 heavily armed pot-shop robbers fled

Cops surrounded the place in Mountlake Terrace. The suspects were tracked by dogs and apprehended nearby.

Hiker rescued on Boulder River trail after 15-foot fall

She was reported to have possible leg and rib fractures.

Alleged philanderer attacked with hammer near Everett

His girlfriend had accused him of cheating and allegedly called on another man to confront him.

State waging war with tenacious ivy, an invasive ‘bully’

The public is being asked to help with a study by collecting and sending in samples.

Front Porch

EVENTS Holiday lights parade in Monroe Monroe will host a Holiday Lights… Continue reading

Most Read