Local Briefly: Meeting set about Terrace sex offender

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Police will hold a community meeting about a Level 3 sex offender who frequents a house in the city.

Timothy McKenna lives in Marysville but often is at a house in the 23600 block of 54th Avenue W., said Mountlake Terrace Assistant Chief Pete Caw.

Because McKenna often visits and sometimes stays overnight at a house in the city police decided to notify neighbors and hold a meeting, Caw said. The police department holds meeting for all Level 2 and Level 3 offenders who move into the city, Caw said.

School officials at the North Sound Christian School have hired a security guard and raised concerns that McKenna is allowed to stay at the house, which is next to the school.

McKenna, 54, was convicted of first-degree rape of child in 1996. The victim was a 6-year-old girl McKenna knew. McKenna also pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in 1991 in connection with the sexual assault of a 16-year-old pregnant girl who flagged him down and asked him to drive her home.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers at City Hall, 23204 58th Ave. W.

Lynnwood: Suspect sought in robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help to catch a bank robber.

The robbery happened about 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Bank of America in the 17300 block of Highway 99. The suspect passed a note to a teller demanding money.

After he got it, he left the bank. No weapon was seen and no one was hurt, Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said.

The robber is described as a large-framed white man in his late 20s or early 30s. He has a light-colored goatee. He wore a hooded sweatshirt and a white bandana on his head.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lynnwood police Detective Jerry Rittgarn at 425-744-6294 or 425-744-6900.

Arlington: I-5 barrier limits wreck damage

ARLINGTON — The cable barrier in the median of I-5 near Island Crossing likely prevented a pickup truck from crossing into oncoming traffic, police said.

The pickup truck hit the cable barrier and flipped on its side. The driver was hurt but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, Washington State Patrol trooper Kirk Rudeen said.

The collision happened on southbound I-5. A Jeep Cherokee was attempting to merge into the left lane but clipped a Ford Ranger, Rudeen said. The pickup driver lost control and swerved into the median. The truck hit the cable barrier and rolled. It didn’t cross into the northbound lanes.

“Sounds like the barrier did what it’s supposed to do,” Rudeen said.

Earlier this year the state agreed to replace a 10-mile stretch of cable barrier in Snohomish County with a concrete barrier. Gov. Chris Gregoire called for the review of the safety of the barriers in the Marysville area after the death of an Everett man in a crossover crash.

There have been a series of fatal crashes where the cable barriers failed to stop vehicles from travelling into oncoming traffic.

Snohomish: Wreck with truck injures one

A driver was hurt Thursday after her vehicle collided with a dump truck.

The accident happened just before 5 p.m. in the intersection of S. Machias Road and OK Mill Road, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said.

It appears the woman, 20, pulled out in front of the truck, Hover said.

The woman was taken by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center. The dump truck driver was not hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.

Bothell: 200 pot plants seized at home

Snohomish County drug detectives seized more than 200 marijuana plants in an indoor growing operation.

Bothell police found cultivation equipment Wednesday when they responded to an assault at a house in the 19000 block of 108th Avenue NE.

Neighbors called police after they heard people yelling in the house, Bothell police Captain Denise Langford said. The house is in the King County portion of the city. Police determined that a man had assaulted a woman and booked him for investigation of assault.

Officers called the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force after they spotted some equipment associated with indoor growing operations, task force Sgt. Mark Richardson said. Drug detectives located more than 200 plants inside.

From Herald staff reports

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