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Svetlana Kravchenko appears in court for her sentencing Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett woman gets community service in 2019 fatal hit-and-run

Svetlana Kravchenko was required to stay at the scene after hitting and killing Te Nguyen, 83. Instead, she went home.

 

HIdden River Middle School (Monroe School District)

Monroe school employee on leave for ‘racially insensitive language’

The incident took place at Hidden River Middle School. Also, police were investigating racist vandalism found at another school.

 

Everett

$1 million bail for Everett ampm shooting suspect

The suspect, 36, is accused of shooting an acquaintance Monday, dumping the gun in a dumpster and fleeing from police.

 

A woman was struck by a car while crossing HIghway 99 on Dec. 2, 2021. (Lynnwood Police Department)

Woman charged in Highway 99 death of Lynnwood pedestrian, 72

Prosecutors allege Tachelle Thomas was under the influence of THC when she hit and killed Fozieh Shirdelhefzabad, 72, in 2020.

A woman was struck by a car while crossing HIghway 99 on Dec. 2, 2021. (Lynnwood Police Department)
Everett

Man gets 3½ years in Everett pot shop robberies

Jaymari Williams, 20, hopes he can become a “righteous individual” after his incarceration for two 2020 pot shop robberies.

Everett
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Deputies: Shooting near Monroe possibly stemmed from road rage

One person was shot Monday night in the 13300 block of Wagner Road. The suspected shooter was in custody.

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David Nieuwenhuis, left, addresses the court before being sentenced at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on May 9, 2022. Nieuwenhuis will serve 23 years for the second-degree murder of Candice Black in 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

23 years for Mountlake Terrace man convicted of ‘revenge’ killing

David Nieuwenhuis killed Candice Black in 2018, blaming her for his stepson’s overdose death days earlier. She was 29.

David Nieuwenhuis, left, addresses the court before being sentenced at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington on May 9, 2022. Nieuwenhuis will serve 23 years for the second-degree murder of Candice Black in 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Fentanyl-laced pills — made to look like prescription oxycodone — were seized by law enforcement during a 2021 investigation into drug trafficking in Snohomish County. (U.S. Attorney’s Office)

Everett man charged after allegedly selling fentanyl to undercover cop

Dane Britton has over 10 felony convictions. Now he faces drug trafficking and firearm charges in U.S. District Court.

Fentanyl-laced pills — made to look like prescription oxycodone — were seized by law enforcement during a 2021 investigation into drug trafficking in Snohomish County. (U.S. Attorney’s Office)
Corporal Brittany Harris, who recruits for the Edmonds Police Department, sits outside the department’s headquarters Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Edmonds, Washington. Edmonds PD is the most gender diverse department in Snohomish County, as they are the only one that is over one-third female. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County in line with ‘plateau’ of women on police staffs

About one-third of Edmonds police staffers are women, the highest in the county. Other agencies have less representation.

Corporal Brittany Harris, who recruits for the Edmonds Police Department, sits outside the department’s headquarters Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Edmonds, Washington. Edmonds PD is the most gender diverse department in Snohomish County, as they are the only one that is over one-third female. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Man accused of kidnapping is arrested after high-speed chase

“It was like a scene out of Mario Kart,” a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy wrote. Speeds reportedly reached 100 mph.

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Lynnwood

Lawsuits over ‘botched’ police raid in Lynnwood are dismissed

Juan Alberto Castaneda Miranda claimed officers stormed into his apartment in 2018 and pointed guns at him and his girlfriend.

Lynnwood
The gas flow control valve, which plaintiffs say was severely corroded. (Court documents)

Lawsuit: Deadly fire was caused by natural-gas water heater

An Everett woman, 87, died in the 2019 fire. The lawsuit claims Puget Sound Energy rarely inspected the home’s gas lines.

The gas flow control valve, which plaintiffs say was severely corroded. (Court documents)
David Nieuwenhuis is handcuffed by a deputy after being convicted of second-degree murder on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Snohomish County Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Terrace man guilty of murdering woman in ‘revenge’ killing

After the overdose of his stepson, David Nieuwenhuis was furious at Candice Black, 29. A jury convicted him of murder.

David Nieuwenhuis is handcuffed by a deputy after being convicted of second-degree murder on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Snohomish County Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Police agencies here lag in diversity and want to change that

Police departments are trying to diversify, but it won’t happen overnight. A Herald analysis shows how far they have to go.

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Branden McKinnon (Family photo)

Settlement reached in gun-storage suit over Marysville boy’s death

The lawsuit alleged the 12-year-old got his mother’s loaded gun from a kitchen drawer and shot himself.

Branden McKinnon (Family photo)
Brent Marty waits at his sentencing hearing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Abuse of trust’: Former firefighter sentenced for child molestation

Brent Marty, who worked for two Snohomish County fire districts, was sentenced to over three years in prison.

Brent Marty waits at his sentencing hearing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Richard Rotter

Alleged Everett cop killer to plead guilty, defense attorney says

Richard Rotter is accused of shooting to death Everett officer Dan Rocha on March 25.

Richard Rotter
Everett

Man charged in fatal shooting outside pool hall near Everett

Prosecutors charged Octaviano Vera-Hernandez Jr. with first-degree murder in Damien Navarro’s death last month.

Everett
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Police: Drug debt may have been reason for Ebey Island killing

Kevin Nieto Mejia, 29, was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in late February. Detectives continue to investigate.

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Jeffrey Grote in 2003 (left) and 2022. (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Sentenced to 50 years in Everett slaying, he’ll get out after 21

Jeffrey Grote was 17 when he helped kill Jerry Heimann in 2001. A state board found he is a low risk to offend again.

Jeffrey Grote in 2003 (left) and 2022. (Washington State Department of Corrections)