Police seek witnesses before fatal shooting

  • Tue Feb 14th, 2012 6:53pm

<b>SAFETY WATCH | </b>Herald staff

Detectives are asking for witnesses who may have seen a suspected burglar before he was fatally shot by a homeowner Feb. 7 near Edmonds.

Investigators have revealed little about what happened at the home along 225th Place Southwest before gunfire rang out, killing Kenneth Talley, 26, of Edmonds.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit served a search warrant at the home in the Esperance neighborhood on Feb. 8, bureau chief Kevin Prentiss said. They continue to interview potential witnesses. No arrests had been made as of Feb. 9.

Police believe the man who shot Talley was a 25-year-old who lived at the home, Prentiss said. There is no indication that the man knew Talley before the deadly encounter.

The man called 911 after the shooting, Prentiss said.

Talley had a couple of felonies as a juvenile. His only serious legal trouble as an adult was a misdemeanor in 2009, according to court papers.

Detectives aren’t discussing the circumstances of the shooting, or what they believe might have happened before shots were fired.

An autopsy determined that Talley died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

He is described as white and 6 feet tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a black knit cap, gray sweat pants and a gray sweatshirt with a Seahawks logo. Anyone who saw him in the afternoon or early evening of Feb. 7 is asked to call 425-388-3845.

FD1 captain recognized for service

The city of Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County Fire District 1 recognized Captain Don Navarre for his dedication and leadership to the fire profession Feb. 6 at a City Council meeting.

Navarre began his work as a firefighter more than 30 years ago. He served as a volunteer for the Kirkland Fire Department from 1982 to 1990, and was hired as a firefighter by Mountlake Terrace Fire Department in July 1990. Navarre was promoted to lieutenant in April 2000.

In 2002, he was promoted to captain by Snohomish County Fire District 1, as Mountlake Terrace changed over to a FD1 member. In 2004, he attended paramedic school at Harborview Medical Center. Since 2005, Captain Navarre has been providing fire prevention duties to the city of Mountlake Terrace.

“He is extremely dedicated and committed to his profession, Snohomish County Fire District 1 and the city of Mountlake Terrace,” said city manager John Caulfield.

Navarre’s wife, Janet, along with two of their four daughters, Jessie and Jackie, also attended the presentation.

Number of burglaries drop in Edmonds

The Edmonds Police Department has stepped up enforcement and investigative efforts in response to the incidents of residential burglary seen throughout Snohomish and King counties. In the past two months, Edmonds police have arrested several people for burglary, including some who were captured as they prepared to commit the act.

In addition to these arrests, Edmonds Police have made dozens of contacts of suspicious individuals and vehicles found in local neighborhoods. These contacts often result from 911 calls reporting suspicious activity.

As of February, residential burglaries are down from recent months. Edmonds has seen a 41 percent drop in residential burglaries when compared with the height of the crime trend near the end of 2011.

Police encourage Edmonds residents to remain attentive to suspicious activity. Burglary suspects have been known to drive around neighborhoods with easy access to main roads while they choose a residence that appears unoccupied. The suspect will typically knock at the front door before going around to a side or back door or window to gain entry.


Feb. 12: Domestic. 18300 36th Ave. W. A man and woman had a verbal disagreement over the music on the radio.

Feb. 12: Found property. 22300 block 33rd Place W. A woman reported she found two bags of mail in her yard that did not belong to her.

Feb. 12: Humane. 23800 block 35 Ave W. A Brier woman reported a pit bull-type dog came off its property and attacked her and her dog while walking on the sidewalk. The dog owner was contacted and advised of possible charges.

Feb. 10: Burglary. 5300 block 189th Place SW. A digital camera, camera lens, camera, two binoculars, film and a jewelry box containing numerous pieces of jewelry were stolen from a residence.

Feb. 10: Theft. 23200 block Brier Road. A man reported he had been communicating with a subject from New York online. He then provided the subject his eBay account information so he could sell items under his account. He later learned the items were never sold and the subject fraudulently kept buyer’s money.

Feb. 10: Fraud: 20700 Hwy. 99. Report of prescription fraud.

Feb. 10: Theft. 19700 block Hwy. 99. A purse, iPhone, keys and checks were taken from a shopping cart.

Feb. 10: Theft. 19800 block Scriber Lake Road. A purse, money, debit cards, a driver’s license and a Social Security card were stolen from a vehicle.

Feb. 9: Theft. 3200 block 184th St. SW. Juicy Couture and Burberry purses were stolen from a store.


Feb. 10: Fraud. 21100 Hwy. 99. A counterfeit $100 bill was passed to a business by a customer.

Feb. 10: Domestic. 23800 block 86th Ave. W. An estranged boyfriend and girlfriend were arguing while bringing their baby home from a doctor’s visit.

Feb. 8: Theft. 8300 block 188th St. SW. A man reported mail was stolen from his mailbox.

Feb. 7: Domestic. 200 block 2nd Ave. N. A woman called police to have her boyfriend removed from their residence after learning he went out for a drink with another woman.

Feb. 6: Animal. 8500 block 238th St. SW. A leashed dog was bitten on the nose by another leashed dog. Injuries required medical care.

Feb. 6: Theft. 9000 block 240th St. SW. Approximately 1 cord of firewood and mail were stolen.

Feb. 4: Disorderly. 500 Main St. Three disorderly subjects inside a bar created a disturbance resulting in an assault.

Mountlake Terrace

Feb. 12: Suspicious circumstances. 23000 block Lakeview Drive. A woman found pry marks on the deadbolt locking the front door of the vacant condo beneath her. She investigated after hearing a loud noise.

Feb. 12: Vehicle prowl. 6700 block 228th St. Police believe a fired BB shattered the passenger window of a Toyota Camry. The owner said nothing was stolen. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $250.

Feb. 10: Verbal dispute. 6900 block 226th Place. SW. A mother called the police after her adult son gave her friends the middle finger.

Fire District 1

Feb. 8: Collision. 236th Street SW and Hwy. 99. Two cars collided in an intersection in Edmonds. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.

Feb. 6: Fire. 220th Place SW and 34th Avenue W. Firefighters extinguished a brush fire in Brier.

Feb. 6: Collision. 1100 block Fifth Ave. S. A two-car, head-on collision was reported in Edmonds. Firefighters transported one driver to Harborview Medical Center.

Feb. 6: Collision. King Place and Larch Way. A two-car collision was reported northeast of Lynnwood. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/Mill Creek Emergency Room.