<b>SAFETY WATCH | </b>Herald staff
A fire destroyed a travel camper in a mobile home park north of Lynnwood on Feb. 19.
The fire was reported at 8:30 a.m. at the Starlight Park in the 13700 block of Highway 99.
Firefighters responding from the north and south could see a large column of black smoke, said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1. The camper was engulfed in flames when they arrived, she said.
No one was inside the camper and there were no injuries.
The owners of the camper lived in a neighboring mobile home. The camper was a total loss, Hynes said. The neighboring mobile home and a travel trailer sustained minor heat damage.
The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
Highway 99 in the 13700 block was closed in both directions for about 45 minutes because fire crews had to run hose lines across the road.
Teens report assaults in two Lynnwood parks
Two different sets of teenagers reported being assaulted in two Lynnwood parks Feb. 19, according to police. None of those assaulted suffered serious injuries, Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said. The incidents appeared to be unrelated, she said.
In the first incident, two girls reported being assaulted in Lynndale Park, at the west end of the city along 76th Avenue West and Olympic View Drive. The assault took place at 10:55 p.m., the girls told police.
The second incident took place 10 minutes later at Scriber Lake Park, along 196th Street Southwest, a couple of miles east of Lynndale Park, Sessions said. Three boys said they were assaulted.
No further information was released regarding those assaulted or their possible attackers.
Fire displaces Edmonds family
A family of four was displaced from their Edmonds home Feb. 20 by an electrical fire, according to Snohomish County Fire District 1.
No injuries were reported.
The residents reported the fire at 8:55 a.m. at their split-entry home in the 7900 block of 218th Street Southwest, said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for the fire district.
Family members reported smelling smoke around 3 a.m., but couldn’t find the source, Hynes said. They didn’t discover the fire until just before 9 a.m. when a family member went outside and saw smoke coming from the roof.
Firefighters confined the fire to the attic. Damage is estimated at $8,000.
Feb. 16. Theft. 20000 block 66th Pl. W. Snowboard, bindings, 2 park snowboard pants, jacket, snowboard boots, goggles, gloves, 2 iPods and miscellaneous clothing were stolen from a vehicle.
Feb. 16: Burglary. 5700 block 180th St. W. Cash, watch, jewelry and a firearm were stolen from a home.
Feb. 16. Fraud. 2300 block old 229th Pl SW. A man, 85, reported someone identifying himself as corrections personnel, phoned him stating he needed him to give him $100 so his incarcerated son could buy medication. He provided the subject with a Money Pack card number worth $100. He then phoned the jail and found no one by the name provided was employed there.
Feb. 13: Suspicious Circumstances. 3200 block 228th St SW. Two teenage girls reported while walking from a middle school they were followed by an overweight white man in his 50s with salt and pepper hair driving a small shiny black vehicle. The driver gave them the “I’m watching you” sign and drove off.
Feb. 19: Theft. 21300 76th Ave. W. Jewelry and silver dollars were stolen from a home. No forced entry.
Feb. 18: Assault. 23800 block Hwy. 99 A skateboarder, 26, beat on the side of a car passing him on the street then assaults the driver who attempted to contact him about striking the car.
Feb. 18: Theft. 9200 block 217th st. SW. A generator was stolen from the side of a house.
Feb. 20: Theft from vehicle. 22400 block 67th Place SW. A man said someone stole his prescription medication from his unlocked car while it was parked in front of his house.
Feb. 20: Theft from vehicle. 22400 block 67th Place SW. A woman reported someone stole money from the center console of her unlocked car while it was parked at her house.
Feb. 20: Domestic disturbance. 6102 S Albion Way. A married couple argued about their relationship with the wife accusing her husband of being verbally abusive.
Feb. 18: Trespassing. 4300 block 1 212th St. SW. A homeless man was trespassed from a grocery store after he was found sleeping between grocery carts and a wall. He said the shelters were closed and it was too cold to sleep outside.
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Feb. 14: Collision. 15300 block Hwy 99. A man in a wheelchair was struck north of Lynnwood. He was transported by medics to Harborview Medical Center.
Feb. 14: Rollover collision. 1300 block of Olympic Ave. A three-vehicle collision occurred in Edmonds. One vehicle flipped. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.
Feb. 12: Apartment fire. 7600 block 230th St. SW. An apartment fire was reported in Edmonds. One unit was destroyed and three residents were displaced. An Edmonds police officer suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to Harborview Medical Center. She was treated and released. No other injuries were reported. Damage is estimated at $120,000. The cause of the fire is undetermined, although improperly discarded cigarettes could not be ruled out.
Feb. 12: Collision. 222nd Street SW and 76th Avenue W. A car struck a utility pole in Edmonds. Firefighters transported the injured driver to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.