Jake Goldstein-Street

Lynnwood

Lynnwood tobacco store owner gets 22 months for tax fraud

It “lasted for years and robbed the people of millions in funding for state programs,” the U.S. attorney said.

Lynnwood
Prison photos of Arthur Longworth from 1998 through 2021. He was originally sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in 1986, when he was 21 years old. (Washington State Department of Corrections)

From a life sentence for a 1985 murder to imminent freedom

After a state Supreme Court ruling, Monroe prisoner Arthur Longworth had his sentence reduced for the killing of Cynthia Nelson, 25.

Prison photos of Arthur Longworth from 1998 through 2021. He was originally sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in 1986, when he was 21 years old. (Washington State Department of Corrections)
x

Charges: Everett marijuana deal ended in parking lot shooting

Three years after the shooting injured one, a Sultan man was charged this month with two felonies.

x
Justin Blasko

‘Angry BIPOC female’: Monroe supe accused of toxic workplace

Two employees filed complaints against Justin Blasko, citing accounts of “intimidation, abuse of power and unethical behavior.”

Justin Blasko
A 42-year-old Sultan man, who deputies believe is pictured here, is accused of robbing three espresso stands at gunpoint this month. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220210

Sultan man arrested in spree of robberies at gunpoint

The suspect is accused of robbing coffee stands in Everett, Edmonds and Clearview this month while armed with a shotgun.

A 42-year-old Sultan man, who deputies believe is pictured here, is accused of robbing three espresso stands at gunpoint this month. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220210
Steven Gooch in June 1991. (Flathead County Sheriff's Office)

Remains found in 2003 in Montana identified as missing Bothell man

Steven Gooch’s family last heard from him in 1995. He was identified this week through DNA and forensic genealogy.

Steven Gooch in June 1991. (Flathead County Sheriff's Office)
x

Police: Man tries to rob bank, gets $0, then car breaks down

The robber asserted he had a gun. But the till was empty. The suspect, of Marysville, was arrested hours later.

x
Arlington

Man arrested in fatal Arlington crash had 3 recent DUI arrests

An Arlington man died and his friend was injured Tuesday on I-5. Bail was set at $1 million for Ismael Cruz Sanchez.

Arlington
Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Bothell in Snohomish and King counties, Washington. 220118

Deputy faults state law after woman stabs social worker near Bothell

Police say a recent state law stops them from using force to take people to psychiatric hospitals. A change could be coming.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Bothell in Snohomish and King counties, Washington. 220118
Executive Director Edmund Smith stands inside one of the living quarters Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the new Holman Recovery Center in Smokey Point, Washington. Smith said most rooms are for two occupants, though some are designated for only one. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

36-bed substance abuse treatment center opening in Arlington

Holman Recovery Center aims to serve a vital need as drug overdoses continue to rise in Snohomish County.

Executive Director Edmund Smith stands inside one of the living quarters Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the new Holman Recovery Center in Smokey Point, Washington. Smith said most rooms are for two occupants, though some are designated for only one. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Tulalip Resort Casino (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Murder charges dismissed for boyfriend in Tulalip casino death

Meanwhile, Hana Letoi’s family is suing the casino and security staff, alleging their actions could have saved her life.

Tulalip Resort Casino (Sue Misao / Herald file)
The Everett City Council approved a $375,000 settlement Wednesday with a former firefighter who alleged racist harassment went unaddressed in the department.

Everett settles firefighter’s lawsuit over racism for $375K

Jason Anderson claimed repeated racist stereotypes were ignored. An investigation backed up some of his claims.

The Everett City Council approved a $375,000 settlement Wednesday with a former firefighter who alleged racist harassment went unaddressed in the department.
Hussein Ali, alongside attorney Laura Shaver, speaks to Judge Joseph P. Wilson during his sentencing Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

At last, Everett child molester sentenced after fleeing overseas

A lengthy legal saga in Dutch courts finally brought Hussein Ali back. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Hussein Ali, alongside attorney Laura Shaver, speaks to Judge Joseph P. Wilson during his sentencing Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Police: Driver was drunk when he killed pedestrian on U.S. 2

Christopher Kelly, 49, of Gold Bar, is being investigated for vehicular homicide in the death of Martin Milburn, 60, of Sultan.

A rendering of the proposed Community Justice Center in Lynnwood, which would house a new jail, a misdemeanor court, the police department and behavioral health services. (City of Lynnwood)

Lynnwood to send inmates to Kirkland while new jail is built

Meanwhile, the Community Justice Center’s planned completion date has been pushed back to April 2024.

A rendering of the proposed Community Justice Center in Lynnwood, which would house a new jail, a misdemeanor court, the police department and behavioral health services. (City of Lynnwood)
Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Lynnwood in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

Lynnwood bookkeeper gets federal prison for embezzling $298K

Judith Wright, 75, was sentenced Friday to six months for writing fraudulent checks to herself. It wasn’t the first time.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Lynnwood in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
Aaron Howerton in (top L-R) 2001, 2005, 2008, and (bottom L-R) 2012, 2018 and 2021. (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Sentenced to life as a teen, Monroe prisoner to be released

Aaron Howerton was among the first in the state to be resentenced under a state Supreme Court ruling on young defendants.

Aaron Howerton in (top L-R) 2001, 2005, 2008, and (bottom L-R) 2012, 2018 and 2021. (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Police: Everett man left family member with life-threatening injuries

An Everett man, 23, was in jail on $100,000 bail after being accused of confronting women and attacking a relative.

Branden McKinnon (Family photo)

Lawsuit blames mother’s unsecured gun for Marysville boy’s death

Branden McKinnon, 12, got hold of a gun belonging to his mother, a Department of Corrections lieutenant. His father is suing.

Branden McKinnon (Family photo)
Cassandra Lopez-Shaw

Snohomish County judge accused of ‘needlessly’ exposing staff to COVID

Adam Cornell argues the incident reinforces a need to suspend jury trials, as omicron wreaks havoc.

Cassandra Lopez-Shaw