Local Briefly

ARLINGTON – Police are looking for a man whose face and hands are stained with red dye.

He likely was marked when his bank robbery plans blew up Friday.

The man robbed the Northwest Credit Union in the 17100 block of Smokey Point Boulevard at about 11:30 a.m., said Kristin Banfield, an Arlington Police spokeswoman.

The man was wearing a ski mask and said he had a gun, she said.

After leaving the bank, a dye pack hidden with the stolen money exploded. Police believe the dye covered the man’s face and hands.

The suspect is described as being white, with a thin build, and having long dirty-blond hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Arlington police at 360-403-3400.

Marysville: Trailer flips, snarls I-5 traffic

A camping trailer flipped on its side Friday afternoon on northbound I-5 in Marysville, causing a traffic nightmare.

Police don’t know why the trailer flipped over, Washington State Patrol trooper Keith Leary said. No one was injured.

The accident occurred at about 2:45 p.m., he said. The busy freeway cleared by 4 p.m.

Index: Sinking part of U.S. 2 repaired

A troublesome section of U.S. 2 near the turnoff to Index is safe to drive on, state officials announced Friday.

The state Department of Transportation used ground-penetrating radar to determine that there are small pockets of air below the pavement but that they are so small that future sinking is unlikely.

“These tests show travelers are good to go,” said Pat Mallahan, the state’s project engineer.

A large pocket of air caused a sinkhole to form in the road earlier this year. The sinkhole occurred at the same location where last year a segment of the road started sinking down the side of a cliff. That section of road had to be propped up with long nails to prevent more slipping. The state is still working on a permanent fix for that problem.

From Herald staff reports

Talk to us

More in Local News

An example of the Malicious Women Co. products (left) vs. the Malicious Mermaid's products (right). (U.S. District Court in Florida)
Judge: Cheeky candle copycat must pay Snohomish company over $800K

The owner of the Malicious Women Co. doesn’t expect to receive any money from the Malicious Mermaid, a Florida-based copycat.

A grave marker for Blaze the horse. (Photo provided)
After Darrington woman’s horse died, she didn’t know what to do

Sidney Montooth boarded her horse Blaze. When he died, she was “a wreck” — and at a loss as to what to do with his remains.

A fatal accident the afternoon of Dec. 18 near Clinton ended with one of the cars involved bursting into flames. The driver of the fully engulfed car was outside of the vehicle by the time first responders arrived at the scene. (Whidbey News-Times/Submitted photo)
Driver sentenced in 2021 crash that killed Everett couple

Danielle Cruz, formerly of Lynnwood, gets 17½ years in prison. She was impaired by drugs when she caused the crash that killed Sharon Gamble and Kenneth Weikle.

A person walks out of the Everett Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Everett Clinic changing name to parent company Optum in 2024

The parent company says the name change will not affect quality of care for patients in Snohomish County.

Tirhas Tesfatsion (GoFundMe) 20210727
Lynnwood settles for $1.7 million after 2021 suicide at city jail

Jail staff reportedly committed 16 safety check violations before they found Tirhas Tesfatsion, 47, unresponsive in her cell.

A person walks in the rain at the Port of Everett in Everett, Washington on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
First heavy rain event predicted Sunday night for Snohomish County

Starting Sunday evening, 1 to 1½ inches of rain is expected in western Washington. It marks the end of fire season, meteorologists said.

Clinton man, 61, dies in motorcycle crash Friday

Washington State Patrol lists speed as the cause. No other people or vehicles were involved.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Lake Stevens in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
Separate road rage incident ends with fatal shooting in Lake Stevens

A man, 41, died at the scene in the 15300 block of 84th Street NE. No arrests have been made.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement partners advise the public of of colorful fentanyl.  (Photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration)
After rainbow fentanyl pills found in Tulalip, police sound alarms

Investigators are concerned the pastel-colored pills may end up in the hands of children.

Most Read