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May 23  |  
SEATTLE — An Everett man was sentenced Friday to more than 14 years in prison for drug trafficking. Joseph R. Kalac, 49, was convicted in U.S. District Court in Seattle in September of various crimes involving guns and drugs. He was arrested after a police pursuit in Snohomish County.The case was investigated by federal agents and the county sheriff’s office.

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May 22  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — A fire in an abandoned building at the former Northwest Hardwoods sawmill was extinguished quickly Thursday evening.The fire was reported around 6 p.m. in a building in the 20000 block of 67th Avenue NE.Arlington Fire Department officials suspect that someone started the blaze, but don’t know if it was intentional or an accident.Witnesses said they saw two young people sitting on the roof on the back of the building as they drove past.

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May 22  |  Herald staff
MONROE — Investigators have identified a man whose body was found Monday in the woods at Al Borlin Park in Monroe.The 22-year-old’s death was a suicide from a gunshot wound, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. His city of residence was listed as Seattle.The Herald is not naming the man due to the circumstances of his death.

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May 22  |  Herald staff
Stolen police gear found in Arlington ARLINGTON — The search for one criminal in Arlington on Wednesday led police to another. It also turned up a cache of stolen police gear, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.

The state Department of Corrections and local officers were looking for a 29-year-old Arlington man who had skipped out on his parole. They ended up at a house in the 8500 block of 212th Street NE.



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May 22  |  
Two south Snohomish County police departments worked together to arrest a suspected bank robber on Thursday morning.The 37-year-old was apprehended near his home along Alderwood Mall Parkway at 10:44 a.m., Edmonds police Sgt. Shane Hawley said.The man is suspected in holdups on April 1 at the Mill Creek Union Bank and May 13 at the Edmonds Banner Bank.Investigators credited the catch to an anonymous tip. The getaway vehicle was impounded.The man was booked into the county jail.

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May 22  |  Herald staff
MONROE — A prepared neighbor worked with Monroe police this week to catch a thief who was siphoning gas. The theft was discovered just before 6 p.m. Tuesday at a house in the 17300 block of 152nd Street SE, police spokeswoman Debbie Willis said.



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May 20  |  By Herald Staff
UPDATE: Just  before 6:00 a.m.,  officers responded to the area of I-5 and E. Marine View Drive after somebody called 911 to report seeing Larry Napier. He was found uninjured and has been reunited with family.

EVERETT -- Police are looking for a south Everett man with dementia who apparently wandered from his home on Tuesday.



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May 18  |  Herald staff
MONROE — A body was found late Sunday at Al Borlin Park in Monroe.Investigators remained on scene Monday afternoon, Monroe police spokeswoman Debbie Willis said.The level of decomposition made it impossible to quickly determine the person’s age or gender, she said.The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to collect the remains and determine the cause and manner of death.The park was closed for the investigation.

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May 14  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — Investigators have ruled out suspicious causes in a fire that killed two brothers near Arlington in January.Detectives are wrapping up their case. There was no evidence of a crime, officials said Thursday. There was not enough information to pinpoint the exact cause of the fire.Brian and Charles Wiley, 58 and 63, died of smoke inhalation.

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May 14  |  Herald staff
Suspect sought in Edmonds bank robbery
EDMONDS — Police in Edmonds are looking for help identifying a bank robbery suspect.A man held up the Banner Bank, 7000 block of 212th Street SW, on Tuesday afternoon.The suspect walked into the bank and gave the teller a note implying he had a weapon. He demanded cash, Edmonds police Sgt. Shane Hawley said.The teller gave the suspect roughly $1,700. He was not seen getting into a vehicle, Hawley said.

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May 11  |  By Herald Staff
INDEX – A Marysville man died Sunday when his pickup truck went down a steep embankment off Mount Index Road.

The crash happened shortly after some sort a domestic disturbance nearby, and a 911 call reporting the man was driving drunk, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reported.



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May 8  |  Herald staff
Police want help identifying suspect in attempted robbery in Arlington
SMOKEY POINT — Police are asking for help identifying a suspect in an attempted pharmacy robbery in Arlington.It happened about 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Smokey Point Rite Aid, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.The suspect entered the store and implied to employees that he had a gun.Investigators say he ran away — likely getting in a vehicle or on the bus — without any loot.

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May 8  |  Herald staff
Fugitive Watch The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.

Denita J. Brown
Age: 27
Height: 4 feet 11 inches
Weight: 132 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Brown has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. She is being...

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May 6  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — Police are investigating a sexual assault reported Saturday on the Edmonds Community College campus in Lynnwood.

The victim, a female student, was attacked about 11 p.m. Saturday* in parking lot "E" just south of Rainier Place. The suspect, described as being in his 20s, had blood on his clothing when he ran away.

A detective has been assigned to the case, Cmdr. Jim Nelson said. No other information was...

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May 4  |  Herald staff
STANWOOD — Police are asking for help finding out who mutilated two kittens in Stanwood last week.One of the kittens was decapitated, and the other was missing a leg, Police Chief Rick Hawkins said Monday. The kittens appeared to be about a month old, he said. A veterinarian reviewed the injuries and ruled out an attack by coyotes or other animals.

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May 4  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — A bomb squad was called after a live explosive device was found in Lynnwood late Monday morning.The device was found about 11:30 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 5200 block of 168th Street SW, according to a Lynnwood police press release. The device had “some type of a fuse and was described as having the appearance of dynamite,” Cmdr. Jim Nelson said.

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May 1  |  By Wilson Criscione and Caleb Hutton Bellingham Herald
BLAINE — A woman crashed a stolen school bus into a patrol car in Blaine on Friday afternoon, then tried to swim away from police, according to authorities.The small, yellow school bus was stolen from the Stanwood-Camano Island School District bus barn at around 1:45 p.m., a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office press release said. There were no students on the bus.

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April 28  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — A construction worker is expected to survive a three-story fall Tuesday near Lynnwood.The accident was reported about noon near the intersection of 165th Place SW and 54th Ave W., said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1.

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April 28  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — The death of a woman whose body was found in a Snohomish-area retention pond last week has been ruled a suicide.She was 66 and drowned, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Her car was parked nearby and left unlocked with her keys and identification inside.Detectives have closed the case, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Tuesday.

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April 28  |  Herald staff
LYNNWOOD — A 63-year-old man struck by a car in a Lynnwood-area intersection Monday evening was taken to a Seattle hospital with head injuries.The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit was called to the scene in the intersection of 212th Street SW and Larch Way. The incident was reported around 6:15 p.m.. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with detectives, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

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April 28  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — A 26-year-old man killed in a car crash near Snohomish on April 19 has been identified as Efren Gonzalez Salas.

Gonzalez Salas died from head injuries, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.

Sheriff's detectives continues to investigate the wreck, which happened at the intersection of Highway 9 and 56th Street SE.

Police believe that...

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April 24  |  Herald Staff
Fugitive Watch The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.

Damian Wakeman
Age: 49
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 180 pounds
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green


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April 22  |  Herald Staff
EVERETT — A 21-year-old worker was seriously injured in a construction accident near Silver Lake on Wednesday morning.It happened around 11:30 a.m. near the crossing of 16th Avenue SE and 107th Street SE, said Eric Hicks, assistant Everett fire marshal.The man was on a crew working on new townhouse-style homes, Hicks said. He was in the garage of one of the homes while a loader worked outside.

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April 22  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — A woman’s body was found Wednesday in a retention pond near the Snohomish River.Police spotted the body about 1 a.m. near the 4500 block of Lowell Snohomish River Road, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. It was recovered by divers later in the morning.The woman’s name was not immediately made public. Her death also is under investigation by the county medical examiner’s office.

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April 20  |  Herald staff
SNOHOMISH — Police believe that a driver may have run a red light before a fatal wreck on Highway 9 in Snohomish on Sunday.A 26-year-old man from Outlook, near Yakima, was killed. His name was not made public Monday.Witnesses told police the man had a green light when he began turning his Mitsubishi northbound onto Highway 9 from 56th Street SE.

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April 18  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — Two teen boys have been arrested for vandalism at Arlington High School earlier this week.The 17-year-old Arlington High School student and a 15-year-old Marysville Pilchuck High School student turned themselves in late Thursday, police spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.They were booked into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett for investigation of malicious mischief and second-degree burglary.

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April 17  |  Herald staff
Fugitive Watch The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.

Patrick McQueen
Age: 34
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight: 168 pounds
Hair: Red
Eyes: Brown

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April 16  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — Police here say they are investigating vandalism discovered early Thursday at Arlington High School.An alarm was triggered at the school at 1:45 a.m., city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said. Police arrived to see two people attempting to leave in a vehicle. They were trapped by locked gates and ran away instead. A police dog search was unsuccessful.Damage to the high school was limited to a broken window, while a computer monitor and a railing had been moved, Banfield said.

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April 16  |  Herald staff
ARLINGTON — Two Marysville men accused of a hit-and-run crash involving an Arlington police car have turned themselves in to authorities.Rodrigo Loyola-Vasquez, 19, and Martin A. Castro-Ponce, 18, were booked into the Marysville city jail.“The suspects admitted their involvement in the hit-and-run crash and apologized for their actions,” Arlington city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.

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April 14  |  Herald staff
EVERETT — No serious injuries were reported after crashes closed down westbound U.S. 2 for much of Tuesday morning. Both crashes happened on the trestle shortly before 9 a.m., Washington State Patrol trooper Travis Shearer said. The highway was closed for about 90 minutes.Around that time, a disabled vehicle on the westbound on-ramp from 20th Street SE also added to the significant backup, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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