Local man’s body found

  • Enterprise staff
  • Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:06pm

The body of an Edmonds man was found Dec. 14 floating in the waters of a marina near Tracy’s Landing, Md., close to Annapolis, on a branch of Chesapeake Bay. The victim was identified as Brendan Thomas Geary, 50.

The body was found by employees of Herrington Harbour Marina North, where Geary kept a sailboat moored, according to Sgt. Art. A. Windemuth, spokesperson for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. It was not known how long Geary had been in the water. An autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause of death.

SWAT team called

The South Snohomish County SWAT team was called to a condominium complex in the 5800 block of 200th St. SW in Lynnwood after there was a 911 hang-up call from a unit. SWAT was called, along with negotiators, because there has been a history of domestic violence and one of the subjects had a history of violence.

Lynnwood Police tried to contact the man and woman in the unit just after 11 a.m. Dec. 17 but the pair refused to answer the door. Tenants surrounding the unit were evacuated and the complex was cordoned off.

With the help of negotiators, the woman came out just after 3 p.m. The man voluntarily came out about a half hour later. No one was hurt during the incident. Both were taken into custody. There was an arrest warrant for the man and the woman was in violation of a protection order.

Man and dog rescued

A man and his dog are safe after being rescued from an icy pond in Brier Dec. 18.

A neighbor called 911 to report that a dog had fallen through the ice on a pond at Abbey View Memorial Park in Brier. The dog, a yellow Labrador, and its owner, a 36-year-old man, were both in the water when Brier Police and Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews arrived. The man’s toddler-age daughter was on the shore.

The dog was about 150 feet from shore when firefighters arrived. The same neighbor who called 911 had paddled his canoe out to the dog. He was able to keep the dog’s head above water by holding onto its collar, but couldn’t get the dog in the canoe, according to Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1.

Firefighters threw a rescue rope to the dog owner, who was in waist-deep water. He held on to one end of the rope and tossed the other end to the man in the canoe. Using a boat owned by the cemetery, a police officer and a firefighter were able to reach the man in the water. He boarded the boat and firefighters on shore used a rope to pull the boat in. They then used the rescue rope that had been tossed to the canoe to pull the canoeist and the dog ashore.

The dog owner was cold but did not want to go to the hospital. Police transported the dog to an emergency veterinary clinic. Both the man and the dog had been in the water about 30 minutes prior to their rescue.

“They’re fortunate that the neighbor saw what happened, called 911 and came to their aid,” Hynes said. “Even when the temperature is below freezing, the ice that forms on our lakes and ponds never really gets thick enough to safely support the weight of a pet or a child, much less an adult.”

Help needed to identify robbery suspect

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in an armed robbery that occurred around 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1. The incident occurred at the Shell gas station in the 6600 block of 220th St. SW in Mountlake Terrace.

The suspect entered the gas station, confronted and threatened the store clerk with a large knife. The suspect forced the clerk into a back office, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in an unknown direction. He is described as black, in his 20s, 5-foot-9 with a medium build. He was wearing a black Ecko-brand hoodie.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Mountlake Terrace Police Department Detective Unit at 425-670-8260 or e-mail CrimeTips@ci.mlt.wa.us.


Dec. 18

Information. 21300 block 84th Ave. W. A custody dispute between a former husband and wife got heated.

Harassment. 8400 block 238th St. SW. A woman reported that she was being harassed by her boyfriend.

Domestic. 8100 block 236th St. SW. A couple had a verbal argument.

Dec. 17

Domestic. 9200 block 183rd Place W. A couple had an argument about taking sleeping pills.

Information. 21400 block 72nd Ave. W. A nursing home resident alleged staff had inappropriately touched and rough handled him. The resident could not identify the staff member and was not positive the event(s) had occurred.

Burglary. 9700 block Edmonds Way. Padlocks and latches on a storage garage were removed in an attempted burglary.

Dec. 14

Fraud. 21500 block 73rd Place W. A victim was out $4,500 after applying for a loan through a fictitious company.


Dec. 20

DUI. 18000 block Highway 527. Hit and run accident. When officer caught up to driver, he was intoxicated.

Dec. 19

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF. 6300 block 212th St. SW. Graffiti report.

VEHICLE PROWL. 4600 block 196th St. SW. A man was arrested for attempted vehicle prowl.

BURGLARY. 6600 block 164th St. SW. Gift cards were taken from a home.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF. 23600 block 35th Ave. W. A Brier man reported neighbors parking on his lawn. He requested they move their vehicles and a verbal dispute ensued. An Everett man then struck the complainant when moving the vehicle; the Brier man then broke out the vehicle’s rear window.

Dec. 18

THEFT. 18600 block Alderwood Mall Parkway. A purse, cash, credit and debit cards, drivers license, wallet and cosmetics were stolen from a Lexus.

THEFT. 3300 block 184th St. SW. A man’s 1998 Honda was prowled; a backpack, laptop computer and textbook were stolen.

PROSTITUTION. 19800 block 50th Ave. W. Adult female cited on prostitution charge.

Dec. 17

FRAUD. 18600 block Alderwood Mall Parkway. Two suspects were caught trying to use a fake credit card.

THEFT. 18600 block 33rd Ave. W. A man is suspected of shoplifting.


Dec. 20

Theft. 900 block 164th St. Someone stole tampons from a grocery store.

Theft. 1200 block Mill Creek Blvd. A GPS was stolen from a vehicle.

Dec. 19

Possession. 2900 block Seattle Hill Road. A man was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Malicious mischief. 15600 block 25th Court. Two juveniles were arrested after writing graffiti on a fence.

Theft. 14100 block 41st Ave. A cell phone and prescription sunglasses were taken from an unlocked vehicle.

Dec. 18

Burglary. 3300 block 157th Place. A handgun, gun silencers, jewelry, knives, bonds and a safe were stolen from a home.

Dec. 17

Theft. 900 block 164th St. A man was arrested for stealing several thousands of dollars from his employer.

Dec. 16

Theft. 14800 block 35th Drive. A calculator, backpack and textbook were stolen from a car.

Dec. 15

Fraud. 15900 block 22nd Court. A man reported his credit card was used without his permission.

Dec. 14

Burglary. 14500 block 31st Drive. A handgun and jewelry were stolen from a home.

Dec. 9

Theft. 1600 block 32nd Ave. Packages were stolen from someone’s front porch.


Dec. 21

Civil. 21400 block 52nd Ave. W. A female tried to break up with her boyfriend, but he threatened her and refused to let her back in their apartment to pack her things.

Dec. 19

Disturbance. 6000 block 244th St. SW. Two males were physically fighting and one had a swollen eye. Neither pressed charges.

Dec. 18

Theft. 4700 block 216th St. SW. Victim reported someone had broken into her car, strewn papers around and stole her glasses.

Dec. 16

Domestic, no assault. 5700 block 241st St. SW. An intoxicated male was arguing with his live-in girlfriend and knocked down their Christmas tree during the argument.

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