Highway 9 wreck closes roadway for two hours

MARYSVILLE — An accident closed Highway 9 just east of Marysville for about two hours Thursday night after a car and truck collided in an intersection.

A 40-year-old woman from Everett was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but her head injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, said Trooper Lance Ramsay with the Washington State Patrol.

The woman was driving her Subaru southbound on Highway 9 around 8 p.m. when a Ford pickup driven by a 23-year-old Marysville man turned left from the highway onto Getchell Road.

The two vehicles hit in the intersection, Ramsay said.

The highway was closed between Highway 528 and Lauck Road until the state patrol could finish its investigation.

Espresso stand robbed: A man robbed a Marysville espresso stand in a stolen car Thursday afternoon, escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

The man pulled into the drive-through of the espresso stand in the 5900 block of Grove Street in a white vehicle around 1:30 p.m., said Sgt. Darin Rasmussen with the Marysville Police Department.

He demanded money from the female employee, who handed it over. He implied he had a gun, Rasmussen said, but did not show it to her.

A witness a few blocks away later told police they saw a man in a white vehicle pull into an apartment complex and jump out. He then got in a blue car and drove away.

Police found the white vehicle with its door still open. It had been stolen from the Everett area, police said.

Rasmussen said police didn’t yet know if the robbery was connected to any other recent espresso stand heists in the area. The stands are fairly common targets for robberies, he said, and the hooded sweatshirt the suspect was wearing isn’t an unusual disguise.


Sex offender warning: Police issued a warning Wednesday about a convicted sex offender who will live in the 1100 block of N. Broadway.

Jeffery Allen Westfall, 34, was convicted in 1992 of two counts of residential burglary and one count of attempted rape of a 33-year-old woman who lived in one of the homes. In 1986, he was convicted of second-degree rape and second-degree burglary. The victim was a 31-year-old resident of that home.

He has an extensive history of burglary, both as a juvenile and as an adult, Everett police Sgt. Boyd Bryant said. Westfall completed sex offender treatment while he was in prison.

Westfall is white, 5 feet 9 inches, 160 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

He is supervised by the state Department of Corrections and is prohibited from any contact with his victims, drugs, alcohol and firearms. He must maintain employment and comply with testing required by his corrections officer. To report violations of those conditions, call 425-356-2800.

Individuals with questions or comments should call the police department’s Registered Sex Offender Unit at 425-257-8473.

State law requires convicted sex offenders to register their address with the county sheriff, and allows police agencies to warn the public about those considered the most dangerous or likely to commit more crimes.

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