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Juvenile Crime

Felony pot charges for teens being reduced in Asotin County

ASOTIN — A prosecutor in Washington’s southeastern corner is reducing felony marijuana charges he filed against six juveniles because of a misinterpretation of state law.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Northwest

Shooter's texts to girlfriend bore warning signs, experts say

MARYSVILLE — They may have been warning signs.Text messages Jaylen Fryberg sent his girlfriend in the days after a breakup and before his killing spree at Marysville Pilchuck High School last year expressed jealousy, threatened suicide and attempted to inflict...

Date: 09/13/2015 | Local News

Adult charges for teen in shooting over perceived gang colors

EVERETT — An Everett teenager allegedly admitted he shot another boy three times because he thought the boy was in a rival gang.Sylius St. Amie, 16, also told police he was angry because he and his girlfriend had been fighting.Prosecutors on Wednesday...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Local News

Report suggests how to optimize almost-empty county juvenile lockup

EVERETT — The beds sit mostly empty at Snohomish County's juvenile lock-up.Here and throughout Washington, fewer young offenders are doing time behind bars as the criminal justice system has sought better solutions.As a result, the number of children in the...

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News

Father of Marysville Pilchuck shooter faces additional weapons charges

TULALIP — The father of the boy responsible for the deadly shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School is facing more weapons charges.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News

Healing arts

At-risk youth find recovery through photography

Date: 06/14/2015 | Local News

1 teen in custody, 1 hospitalized after stabbing

LYNNWOOD — One teen was taken to the hospital and another to juvenile jail Thursday night after an attempted robbery turned into a stabbing, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Date: 05/29/2015 | Local News

New sentencing ordered for man serving life for killing at 16

EVERETT — Michael Skay was 16 when he committed the murder that sent him to prison for what was expected to be the rest of his life.Now 36, the inmate recently began moving down a path that could one day win him a chance to walk free.In December 1995, Skay...

Date: 05/26/2015 | Local News

Friendly, but firm

Deputy Bud keeps kids on course as school cop

Date: 05/03/2015 | Local News

Guilty plea in guardian's death

Teen, 17, admits to killing the woman who raised him

Date: 04/10/2015 | Local News

Suspected gunman arrested in Casino Road shooting

EVERETT — A second teenager has been arrested in connection with a March 16 shooting in the 500 block of W. Casino Road.Police believe the 15-year-old Everett boy shot a man in both legs.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News

Celebrating second chances

Reclaiming Futures gives young lives shot at success

Date: 03/13/2015 | Local News

County official offers assurance of kids' safety at Denney

They are Snohomish County's most at-risk kids. They have been accused of — or are serving time for — shoplifting, drug use, assault, burglary, tagging or other criminal behavior. Or they have violated probation, or skipped class so often a school district has filed a truancy...

Date: 03/11/2015 | Local News

Teen charged with drive-by shooting in Marysville incident

MARYSVILLE — Snohomish County prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old boy with drive-by shooting for gunfire at a Marysville house late last month.

Date: 03/04/2015 | Local News

King County Council OKs contract for new youth jail

SEATTLE — Despite angry protesters who at times shouted at council members, the King County Council has approved a contract for the development of a new youth jail and courthouse in Seattle.

Date: 02/10/2015 | Northwest

Police cite TV show violence to explain rights to Idaho boy

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Police turned away a defense attorney and referenced television show violence during their midnight interrogation of a 14-year-old boy authorities say confessed to killing his father and brother, court documents state.

Date: 02/02/2015 | Northwest

Talk with teens about sexual assault

It's disturbing to read.But it's a story that parents of teenagers should read closely and one they should ask their children to read as well — followed by a frank and open talk.During a house party this summer where teens were drinking, two sexual assaults...

Date: 01/16/2015 | Editorials

Arrest warrant issued for Idaho boy, 9, accused of stealing gum

POST FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for a 9-year-old boy who failed to show up in court.

Date: 01/11/2015 | Northwest

Act would help juvenile offenders make good

The simple existence of a juvenile justice system demonstrates that society recognizes a difference between juvenile and adult offenders; that juveniles in most instances deserve a greater opportunity to learn from mistakes and become productive members of their communities.

Date: 01/08/2015 | Editorials

16-year-old charged in espresso stand holdups

BOTHELL — A 16-year-old boy is accused of being armed with an Airsoft gun while robbing two espresso stands earlier this month.

Date: 12/23/2014 | Local News

Newly released Marysville 911 calls include student witness

MARYSVILLE — She asked the emergency dispatcher if a police officer was going to find them.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Local News

Students inspire pros

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird, two coaches praise MP athletes

Date: 12/10/2014 | Sports

Ominous messages sent minutes before Marysville shootings

Minutes before a teenager opened fire inside a Marysville Pilchuck High School cafeteria, he sent a text message to more than a dozen relatives describing what he wanted to wear at his funeral.

Date: 11/19/2014 | Local News

Teen sentenced for hitting guard with mother’s car

BOTHELL — A teen who struck a security guard with his mom’s car outside a government office last year was sentenced Thursday to five days in juvenile detention.

Date: 11/07/2014 | Local News

Searching for normal

Students, teachers seek routine even as new threats are made

Date: 10/28/2014 | Local News

Help available for kids affected by shooting

MARYSVILLE — Grief may look different on kids.Experts encourage adults to take note of any changes in their child’s behavior. Chatty kids may withdraw. Easygoing teens may suddenly lash out.

Date: 10/28/2014 | Local News

More time sought in case of teen accused of killing guardian

EVERETT — A teenager has undergone an extensive mental health evaluation in the months since he was accused of murdering his guardian.A Snohomish County Superior Court judge was told Friday that lawyers need more time to review the findings and sort out if the...

Date: 10/11/2014 | Local News

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