EVERETT – Police arrested a man who allegedly pointed a gun at an ice cream truck driver and demanded he turn off the music coming over the truck’s loudspeaker.
The man, 62, was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. Monday following a nearly six-hour standoff with police at the Woodside Crossing Apartments in the 400 block of 85th Place SW, according to Everett police Sgt. Boyd Bryant.
The ice cream vendor told police the suspect, who lives in the complex, came out, pointed a semiautomatic handgun at the driver and ordered him to shut the truck’s music off.
The vendor fled and the suspect went back inside his apartment. Officers were unable to persuade the suspect to come out of his apartment.
Police negotiators and tactical unit members were called to the apartments. Two surrounding buildings were evacuated and the adjacent four blocks of 85th Place SW were closed to traffic.
Negotiations continued with the man, who agreed to surrender to police about six hours later.
Police found several handguns in the man’s apartment.
He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of second-degree assault.
No one was injured.
Arlington: Man assaults woman in driveway
Police are looking for a man who allegedly took pictures of a woman and threw her to the ground when she tried to get away from him.
The woman, 47, told Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday that a man drove down her private driveway in the 14600 block of 81st Avenue NE and began taking her picture.
The woman told the man to leave. When she attempted to get her cellphone in her vehicle, the man grabbed her, threw her down and continued to take her picture, according to the police report.
The woman was able to get away and threw rocks at the suspect.
The suspect walked to his car and continued to take pictures. He is described as a white man, 6 feet tall, medium build with red/blond hair.
He drove a light blue Honda Accord with a license plate 045 MVM. The plate had been canceled and a new number was issued out of Colorado.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s tip line at 425-388-3485.
Camano Island: Family rescued from water
A Camano Island family was rescued after their boat capsized Sunday night.
A father and his two daughters were pulling crab pots about 8 p.m. when their aluminum boat flipped over, throwing them into Port Susan, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Coast Guard Station Seattle sent out a 25-foot utility boat.
Camano Island Fire and Rescue sent out a boat, reaching the family. They were rescued from the 49-degree water. No one was injured.
All three people were wearing lifejackets.
Darrington: Dead motorcyclist identified
A motorcyclist who was killed Wednesday has been identified as Christopher LaMoureaux.
LaMoureaux, 26, crashed into a fence in the 31600 block of Swede Haven Road west of Darrington.
The Everett man, who was not wearing a helmet, died of a blunt impact injury to the head, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
From Herald staff reports