Archive | January, 2013

Everett Concealed Pistol Licenses Up 64% Over Last Year

January 31, 2013

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The Everett Police Department is now issuing more than 100 concealed pistol licenses a month. Everett Police are responsible for issuing CPLs to those who live within the Everett city limits. Those outside the city limits are directed to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell tells MyEverettNews.com that the licenses are taking between four to six weeks to process. The requirements for a concealed pistol license are as follows:

You must be a resident of the City of Everett or live outside the state of WA to obtain a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) from the Everett Police Department.

Applications may be picked up during normal business hours, however, are only processed when fingerprinting is available.You do need to be fingerprinted in order to obtain a permit. Fingerprinting is offered at the downtown Everett Police records room at 3002 Wetmore Ave. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The cost is $15 per card. No appointment is necessary. It’s on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cost of an initial CPL is $52.50. The permit is valid for five years.

You may renew a CPL up to 90 days before its expiration or up to 90 days after the expiration (with a $10.00 late fee). If you are unable to renew your CPL within these time limits, you will need to start over with an initial CPL application. The cost of renewing a CPL is $32.00.

If you lose your CPL, you may obtain a replacement for $10.00. EPD can only issue a replacement for a CPL originally obtained through Everett Police Department.

Editors Note: A special thank you to the Everett Police records unit for assembling the license issuance information. It is not something the city has routinely tracked and MyEverettNews.com appreciates the time and effort put in by those fulfilling our request.

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Arrest Made in Everett College Student’s Kidnapping by Suspected Bank Robber

January 31, 2013

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EPD says this man was taken into custody today by Tacoma police.

Everett Police today say they have made in arrest of a suspect in a kidnapping and bank robbery on January 23rd. Here’s the latest from Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell…

Everett Police Major Crime Detectives are releasing that based on their investigation and tips received from Crime Stoppers, probable cause was developed to arrest a male in connection to the kidnapping of a female student and the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank on January 23, 2013. The male’s identity was established and the Tacoma Police Department took him into custody at about 11:30 a.m. today.

The male is identified as Bereket M. Piatt, a 20 year-old Everett man. Detectives plan to book him into Snohomish County Jail.

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Bystander Fires Pistol to Stop Violent Incident in Everett

January 30, 2013

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Everett Police say charges likely won’t be filed against shooter.

Got word in from Everett Police spokesman Aaron Snell regarding a shots fired call late this afternoon just south of downtown…

On January 30, 2013, just after 4:30 p.m., Everett Police officers responded to 34th St and Lombard Ave on the report of shots fired. On arrival, officers were told a male and female had been involved in a disturbance. When the female ran from the male, he chased her with a knife and threatened to kill her. A bystander saw the incident and yelled for the male to stop. When the male continued chasing the female, the bystander was afraid the male catch and kill her. The bystander fired one shot into the air from his pistol. The male stopped chasing the female and was detained by several people until officers arrived.

The male, 48 years-old, was arrested and booked into Snohomish County Jail for unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon.

The female left the scene and was not identified.

The bystander, a 61 year-old Arlington man, was briefly detained at the scene for investigation. No criminal charges are expected to be filed against him.

The incident is being investigated to identify the female.

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PUD: Equipment Malfunction Led to Everett Power Outage Wednesday Morning

January 30, 2013

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Blown Transformer

This is the transformer that caused all the problems…

Snohomish County PUD spokesman Neil Neroutsos tells MyEverettNews.com an equipment malfunction on a pole at 38th and Broadway led to 14,000 people losing power this morning. The power went out around 9:30am and most customers were back in service by 10:40am with just a handful of businesses in the area around 38th and Broadway still in the dark. “We had a transformer on a fairly large pole down by the stadium that had a fuse blow and that’s essentially what it sounds like the problem was,” said Neroutsos. Snohomish County PUD was able to re-route power to most of the customers affected and will now look at fixing the pole where the fuse went out. Other than a false call of shots fired (which was likely the transformer popping) and a few people stuck in elevators, there were no reports of major problems from the outage. Here are a few tips in case of another Everett Power outage.

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14,000 Without Power in Everett

January 30, 2013

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Snohomish PUD has confirmed 14,000 people are without power in Everett. Neil Neroutsos at Snohomish PUD says three substations were knocked offline and Bonneville Power is working on it. There was also a blown transformer at 38th and Broadway. A reminder if you come to an intersection where the traffic lights are out it becomes a 3-way stop. Power is out in the area of the Everett Waterfront, Central Everett from 33rd south to the Silverlake area and in the Lowell and Valley View neighborhoods as well. No estimate of when power will be restored.

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Everett Sausage Fest Asking Olympia For Tax Exemption – Says Festival in Jeopardy

January 29, 2013

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The Sausage Fest says it might be in jeopardy if Olympia doesn’t help.

An interesting plea on the Facebook page for the Everett Sausage Fest. They’re asking Everett lawmakers to sponsor a bill allowing some tax exemption for religious nonprofit organization events. Here’s the story according to their Facebook page:

This is complicated, but bear with us for the long-winded explanation:  Currently, all property in Washington is subject to property tax each year based on the property’s value, except property specifically exempt by law. Several property tax exemptions exist for nonprofit organizations (i.e. nonprofit public assembly halls or meeting places).  However, this exemption does not exist for religious nonprofit organizations (e.g. Our Lady of Perpetual Help).  Vendors who sell items at Sausage Fest (small business owners from our community) would be required to pass along 51% of all monies earned to Fest.  As you can imagine, this would make it difficult for vendors to turn a profit at Fest.  Losing those vendors would mean a significant loss of income for Fest and, in turn, Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. Remember: 100% of all proceeds from Fest go to support ICOLPH.  More than $80,000 was raised in 2012 to help support Catholic education by Everett’s oldest and most popular community event.

As a result, Representatives Sells, McCoy, and Ryu have introduced HB 1215 (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2013&bill=1215) which would allow for some tax exemption for religious nonprofit organization events.  But the bill needs support to get out of committee.

Here’s the short call to action:  How can you help?  Contact your legislator (especially those outside the 39th district) and ask them to support House Bill 1215.  Without this support, the bill will die in committee and put this year’s Fest in jeopardy.

Find your representative here (http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/MembersByDistrict.aspx), contact them, ask them to support HB 1215 and keep the Sausage Fest alive and well in Everett!!

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