Mill Creek officer assaulted, injured
A Mill Creek police officer suffered minor injuries during a foot pursuit early Monday, Sept. 20.
Officer Michael Harris was responding to a reported suspicious vehicle in the 3300 block of Seattle Hill Road shortly before 2 a.m. when the incident happened. When Harris arrived on scene, a person was located with the vehicle, and Harris began talking with the person.
The person, however, ran away from the scene, and a pursuit into an adjacent wooded area followed. Harris caught up with the subject, and a struggle ensured, resulting in minor injuries to Harris.
The subject fled further into the woods, and Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies and a K-9 unit from Everett helped search the area, but the subject was not located. Police continue to investigate the incident.
Detectives team up to nab burglars
Detectives from south Snohomish County compared notes Wednesday, Sept. 15 about more than a dozen recent business break-ins.
In the past six weeks, crooks hit at least eight Lynnwood businesses, five in Mountlake Terrace and four in Mill Creek. It doesn’t appear that the same person was responsible for the burglaries, Lynnwood detective Josh Kelsey said.
In Mill Creek, police are investigating four business burglaries that occurred Aug. 31. Detective Chris White said she’s investigating whether they’re connected to those in other areas.
In Lynnwood, burglars broke into five businesses Sept. 1 at Alderwood Towne Center, 3205 Alderwood Mall Blvd. The burglars broke into a vacant business, then cut through drywall to reach others, he said.
In Mountlake Terrace, police are investigating one break-in similar to Lynnwood’s and five where a heavy object was thrown through a window or door to gain entry, Sgt. Craig McCaul said.
Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call police.
Road rage tied to 527 shooting
Police arrested a driver on Highway 527 Tuesday night, Sept. 14, who allegedly fired a pellet gun at another vehicle. Investigators suspect the shooting was motivated by road rage, Washington State Patrol Lt. Jeff Jones said.
The pellet struck near the top of the other driver’s vehicle but didn’t enter the interior, Jones said. The driver was not hurt.
The incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. A trooper arrested the alleged shooter, 38, on suspicion of first-degree assault with a weapon. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
Bomb threats draw sentence
A former Jackson High School student was sentenced last week to 240 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to e-mailing bomb threats to the school.
In a letter to the judge, Jacob Choi-Kang, 19, of Mill Creek apologized and said he sent the threats because “the school work has been really hard, and I just couldn’t handle it anymore.”
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge George Bowden followed recommendations of a deputy prosecutor and a defense attorney, giving Choi-Kang a break because it is his first criminal offense. He could have served up to nine months in the county jail.
He was accused of sending bomb threats in November and December.
This report was compiled by staff at The Enterprise and The Herald in Everett.