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A Hit & Run + A Man Shot + A Crashed SUV + A Suspicious House = Everett Police Mystery

September 30, 2014

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Ttereve and Evergreen where the gunshot victim was found.

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Officers examining the SUV

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A line of police cars outside the south Everett house

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Crime scene tape around the south Everett house.

Everett Police had an interesting series of events unfold Monday night that has left them with multiple investigations. According to Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell, officers received a call of a shooting at Ttereve Drive and Evergreen Way around 10:45pm. Officers who happened to be near the area reported they didn’t hear any shots but on arrival found an injured man and called medics who confirmed he’d apparently been shot. He was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center. Officers also had two other calls. One, a hit and run involving a green SUV at 79th and Evergreen Way that fled north and the other, a report of a crash of a green SUV on Rainier Drive just around the corner from where the gunshot victim was found. A man reportedly ran from the SUV but a check of the area with a K-9 unit was unsuccessful. When officers went to a south Everett address to check to see if the owner of the SUV knew its whereabouts, they found evidence pointing to that house as a possible crime scene. So a man is in the hospital with a gunshot wound. An SUV is in the impound yard, major crime detectives are looking at a south Everett house as a crime scene and a hit and run victim is filling out paperwork. At this point investigations are underway and notes will be compared to see if any or all of these are related. Everett Police spokesman Snell says they currently have many more questions than answers.


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Serious Injury Car-Pedestrian Crash on Everett Mall Way Sunday

September 28, 2014

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A look thru the interior of the VW

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Officers investigate the windshield of the VW

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Officers looking over the area where the crash occurred.

Everett Police traffic investigators are looking into the circumstances that left a 17-year-old girl with serious injuries after a car-pedestrian crash early Sunday afternoon. Police at the scene tell MyEverettNews.com that a VW Bug was travelling west on Everett Mall Way when it collided with the 17-year-old. The incident happened around 12:30 pm and tied up traffic for about an hour. It does not appear the pedestrian was in the crosswalk. Officers say the investigation is in its early stages and no further information is available at this time. The driver is cooperating with police and it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor. It happened in the 100 block of SW Everett Mall Way near the Honda motorcycle dealership. We’ll update when we have more information. This is the second serious injury car-pedestrian crash detectives have investigated that has occurred outside of a crosswalk in the last 15 hours. Click photos to enlarge.


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Man With Life-Threatening Injuries After Car vs. Pedestrian Crash on Evergreen Way

September 27, 2014

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UPDATE: Monday 11:00am Everett Police advised the pedestrian involved in the crash has died. The case remains under investigation.

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Investigators begin to collect the pedestrian’s belongings.

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A look at the front of the GMC Envoy.

A man was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was hit by an SUV while crossing Evergreen Way shortly before 10:00 pm Saturday night. According to Everett Police, a GMC Envoy was travelling southbound in the 10100 block of Evergreen Way when it struck a man crossing in the middle of the street from east to west roughly in front of the Motel 6. The man struck the windshield of the SUV and collapsed onto the roadway. The driver of the Envoy is cooperating with police and they say they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role on the part of the driver. No word on whether the pedestrian was impaired but he was not in a crosswalk. Southbound Evergreen Way was closed for about an hour and a half for the investigation.


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Everett Bomb Squad Detonates Suspicious Device at Silver Lake Park Trail

September 24, 2014

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An explosives tech examines a device.

An explosives tech examines a device.

An Everett PD and Washington State S Patrol technician prepare equipment

An Everett PD and Washington State Patrol explosives technician prepare equipment

Just before 9:00pm Tuesday night an Everett Park Ranger advised of a suspicious device on a walking path west of Silver Lake Park. Everett Patrol officers came out and confirmed the device appeared suspicious. The inter-agency bomb squad was called out and an Everett bomb technician and a tech from the Washington State Patrol examined the item and then did what Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell termed a “remote detonation” to make the device safe. Snell didn’t have further details on the type of device or how it came to be on the walking path west of the park.


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Truck Hits Pole in South Everett – 1400 Without Power

September 23, 2014

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truck crashUPDATE: Power was restored shortly before 9:00am. Just after 7:00am this morning a Fed Ex Semi was turning at the corner of 75th and Hardeson in southwest Everett when the rear trailer tipped sending a light pole into a PUD transformer. According to Neil Neroutsos of Snohomish PUD about 1400 customers were affected. Traffic lights were out along 75th between Seaway and Glenwood as well as on Casino Road. A reminder that when the traffic light goes out the intersection becomes a 4-way stop. No word on how long it will take to restore power.


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Everett Police Arrest Local Optometrist on Suspicion of Child Molestation

September 17, 2014

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Just got this press release in from Aaron Snell at Everett PD…

Everett Police Department detectives arrest a local optometrist for molesting a young female patient.

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An optometrist practicing on Broadway in Everett, WA has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation by Everett Police.

On August 20, 2014, a 10 year-old girl and her father went to an appointment at a local optometrist office in the 3700 block of Broadway Ave. During the initial examination, the father was in the room with his daughter. Both returned to the waiting room and waited 15 minutes for a follow-up exam. When the daughter was called, the father was told he wasn’t needed and should wait. The father waited as instructed.

The daughter alleges only the optometrist was in the exam room with her. With the explanation of continuing the exam, the optometrist took off the girl’s shirt and squeezed her breasts. The girl alleges the optometrist took pictures with his cell phone before instructing her to take off her pants. When the girl questioned him, the optometrist repeated his instructions and pulled down her pants. The girl unsuccessfully resisted and believes the optometrist took more pictures. After a short time, the incident ended and the girl was released.

The daughter didn’t tell her father what happened but told her mother when she got home. The daughter was taken to a local hospital where a nurse administered a forensic examination and called 911.

During the investigation, the daughter was interviewed and detectives determined the optometrist is John P. O’Brien, a 33 year-old Bellevue resident. He was taken into custody on September 11, 2014 and interviewed, but denied the allegations. At the time, there was not enough evidence and O’Brien was released pending further investigation. A search warrant allowed for his phone to be seized and searched.

A detailed search of the phone found pictures consistent with the victim’s version of the incident and O’Brien was arrested at his home yesterday. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on probable cause for child molestation 1st degree (RCW 9A.44.083), sexual exploitation of a minor (RCW 9.68A.040), and possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct 2nd degree (RCW 9.68A.070).

More search warrants are being served to locate additional evidence. Detectives believe there may be more victims.


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Witnesses Wanted in School Bus Crash South of Everett

September 15, 2014

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If you witnesses this crash, please contact the Washington State Patrol.

If you witnessed this crash last Monday afternoon, please contact the Washington State Patrol.

Last Monday we showed you pictures from a crash on Highway 99 involving an empty school bus and a Volvo about a mile and a half south of Everett that tied up the afternoon commute. Today the Washington State Patrol is looking for anyone who witnessed that crash. Here’s the request from WSP Trooper Mark Francis…

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the school bus-car serious injury collision that took place at approximately 3:09 p.m. last Monday, September 8, 2014. The crash occurred in the 13300 block of State Route 99 north of Lynnwood. A passenger vehicle driver was making a left turn from northbound 99 across stopped southbound traffic towards a business driveway when it was struck by an Edmonds School District bus being driven on the southbound shoulder. The collision sent four people to area hospitals.

Detectives are interested in talking to anyone with knowledge of the collision or of any events leading up to it. If you saw or heard anything, or know someone who has information, you are asked to call Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper at (360) 805-1192 or Detective Craig Cardinal at (360) 757-2008.


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