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9-1-1 Outage in Everett. If You Need Police or Fire Call 425-407-3970

April 10, 2014


7:45 AM Update: SNOPAC says they believe 9-1-1 service has been restored and you should try 9-1-1 before using the 10 digit number. Please don’t call either number just to “test the system” – LD

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9-1-1 service is out in a big part of Washington State

Word this morning from SNOPAC in Everett saying emergency dispatch operations have been affected by an outage in the 9-1-1 system. Here’s what we know so far…

At approximately 0100 hours today Thursday, April 10, 2014, SNOCOM & SNOPAC became aware of an issue with incoming 9-1-1 calls failing to connect when dialing 9-1-1 in Snohomish County. The issue is affecting all 9-1-1 calls (traditional landline, VoIP Broadband and mobile/cellular phones). It became quickly known this is a larger regional issue, affecting all of Washington and Oregon. All local Western Washington 9-1-1 centers are having the same issue.

All calls are failing to connect when dialing 9-1-1.

Callers may get a fast busy, a recording saying 9-1-1 lines are down, or the call my fail to make any connection when they try to call 9-1-1.

Snohomish County callers should attempt to contact via ten digit lines that route to the 9-1-1 system until the problem is corrected by Century Link. No ETA for restoration of service has been provided at this point.

SNOCOM Agencies:

Lynnwood PD, Edmonds PD, Mountlake Terrace PD, Mill Creek PD, Mukilteo PD, Woodway PD, Brier PD, Edmonds FD, Mountlake Terrace FD, Brier FD, Lynnwood FD, Mukilteo FD, Mill Creek FD, Fire responses in unincorporated SW Snohomish county serviced by Snohomish County Fire District #1


SNOPAC Agencies:

Snohomish County Sheriff, Everett Police & Everett Fire, Marysville PD & FD, Lake Stevens PD & FD, Arlington PD & FD, Stanwood PD, Snohomish PD, Monroe PD, Granite Falls PD, Sultan PD, Gold Bar PD, Darrington PD, Stillaguamish Tribal PD, Fire Districts 4, 5, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, North County & Paine Field Fire


We’ll let you know when regular service is restored.

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6:00pm Update: Fatal Car vs. Motorcycle Crash Shuts Down Evergreen Way

April 6, 2014


6:00pm Update: We received the following update on this afternoon’s motorcycle crash from Everett Police spokesman Aaron Snell…

This afternoon, officers responded to the report of a collision between a car and motorcycle in the 4900 block of Evergreen Way. Arriving officers found a severely injured motorcyclist who was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

Northbound Evergreen Way at 50th was closed and Traffic detectives responded to the collision. The initial investigation indicates the motorcycle was traveling northbound on Evergreen Way. The car was driving southbound and turned left, in front of the motorcycle, into the QFC parking lot. The motorcyclist tried stopping, but collided with the car. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol, drugs or speed were factors in the collision.

The driver of the car was a 62 year-old man and the motorcyclist was a 36 year-old Everett man.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

Everett Police crime scene tape

Everett Police are investigating a car vs. motorcycle crash at QFC on Evergreen

Still trying to gather details but a car versus motorcycle accident with serious injuries has shut down the northbound lanes of Evergreen Way in front of QFC in the 4900 block of Evergreen Way in central Everett. The accident happened around 4pm. All 3 northbound lanes have been shut down while southbound lanes remain open. There is a northbound detour set up at 50th street. Everett Police traffic investigators are on the scene to investigate. Further details when we get them.

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After Just 3 Years, Kathy Atwood to Retire as Everett Police Chief

April 3, 2014

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Kathy Atwood is Everett Police Chief

Chief Kathy Atwood, Everett Mayor Ray Stephenson and Deputy Chief Dan Templeman at Atwood’s swearing-in ceremony in July of 2011.

Everett Police Chief Kathy Atwood announced her retirement today. She was sworn in as Everett’s Police Chief on July 7th of 2011 and has been with the Everett Police Department since 1989. According to a press release issued today by the City of Everett, there won’t be a prolonged search for a new police chief as Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson plans to appoint Deputy Chief Dan Templeman as Atwood’s replacement. “I have the utmost respect for Deputy Chief Templeman and all that he has accomplished during his time in Everett,” said Stephanson. “He cares deeply about our community and I know that he will guide the department on the right path going forward.”

As for Atwood’s tenure, “Chief Atwood has been a phenomenal leader for our police force,” said Mayor Ray Stephanson. “She has collaborated with many city departments and community groups to address chronic nuisance locations in the city and to preserve our quality of life. Chief Atwood has earned the respect of the entire community, and I am very grateful for her service to Everett.”

Atwood was born and raised in Everett, WA. She attended Everett High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from PLU and a master’s degree from Seattle University. She’s held a variety of assignments in the Everett Police Department including operations, investigations and administrative services. She was named to succeed Everett Police Chief Jim Scharf back in March of 2011 formally taking the office in July of that year.

As far as her future, Atwood had this to say. “I’m extremely proud of our officers and the work they do on a daily basis to protect our community – it has been an honor to work alongside them,” said Atwood. “Now, I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family and giving back through volunteer work.”

Atwood has volunteered her time with many community organizations, including serving on the board of directors for the Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center. In March, she was awarded the Greater Everett Community Foundation Volunteer of the Year award at the Bob Drewel Human Services Fund event. Her official retirement date is set for mid-June.

Incoming Chief Templeman was hired by the Everett Police Department in 1992. He has worked in various police units, including as a patrol officer, detective with the traffic investigations unit, operations lieutenant, special investigations lieutenant, administrative captain and commander of the SMART team.

“I appreciate Chief Atwood and the mayor’s support and am honored to take over as Everett police chief,” said Templeman. “I work with some of the finest law enforcement professionals in the state, and I look forward to continuing our longstanding tradition of service to our citizens and developing strong community partnerships.”

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Everett SNOPAC 911 Call Takers and Dispatchers Fundraising For Oso Slide Relief

March 27, 2014


SNOPAC 911 logo

You can drop donations off Saturday from 10am – 2pm across from Everett Mall

Before 1st responders arrived at the scene of the Oso Mudslide, the first people to talk to those affected were the men and women of SNOPAC 911 in Everett. Call takers, dispatchers and supervisors all sorted thru information as it came in and coordinated the initial response of the 1st responders and support staff that followed. Now these same people who took those first calls are holding a fund-raising event to try to provide even more support to those affected. Here’s a great opportunity for people in Everett to provide support for the Oso slide victims while saying thank you to the people who took those first heart-wrenching, emotional phone calls…

SNOPAC 911 is holding a community fund-raising event to support those affected by the Oso mudslide. Many in our community have been impacted directly and indirectly by the slide which have isolated part of our community. With the closure of State Route 530 for the foreseeable future we are focused on trying to help those impacted.
In partnership with the American Red Cross, SNOPAC is collecting cash donations and gas cards to support those impacted by the mudslide.

When: Saturday, March 29th from 10AM to 2PM.

Where: 1121 SE Everett Mall Way, directly across from the Everett Mall at the Everett Police Department South Precinct.

All proceeds and gas cards will be given to the American Red Cross.

If you are unable to make it to Everett Police South Precinct on Saturday, SNOPAC 9-1-1 will continue to collect gas cards for the next two weeks, until April 4th. You may stop by SNOPAC anytime Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Our office at also at 1121 SE Everett Mall Way, follow the signs on the west side.
Thank you in advance for coming together and assisting the Snohomish County residents in need.

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Everett Police Investigate Curious Cat Caper on Casino Road

March 19, 2014


Cat glowing eyes

So far the cat in this case is not talking.

Every once in a while we run across a strange post on the Everett Police Facebook page that we just have to share with those who don’t follow on Facebook…

Suspicious Incident in the 500 block of Casino Rd

A female reports something suspicious is happening with her cat and tells an officer that her male cat came home one night smelling of perfume. Since that time, the cat will not eat its normal dry food. The female believes the cat goes to a neighbor’s house each day but returns at night and the neighbor is using the cat to “keep track” of her. There is a court order restricting the female and neighbor from contacting each other.

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Suspect From Everett Officer Involved Shooting Has Died

March 18, 2014


Mukilteo shooting after chase

A final report on the shooting has not been completed.

Received word today from the SMART Team investigating an officer involved shooting in Mukilteo last month that the suspect in that case has died. Here’s the release from spokesman Mark Marsh…

The shooting suspect in an Island County Homicide and subsequent pursuit and second degree assault occurring in Mukilteo, Riley Leif Ottersen succumbed to his injuries on March 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm. The exact cause of death will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office.

The incident remains under investigation by the Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team (SMART), a team of detectives from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies who respond to and investigate police use-of-force incidents in the county.

A 17 year veteran of the Everett Police Department is one of four law enforcement officers who were involved in that chase and shooting that ended at the intersection of 53rd Ave. West and 88th Street SW in Mukilteo on February 16th. One Washington state trooper and two Snohomish County Sheriff deputies were involved in the shooting. The officer from Everett Police Department has been with agency for 17 years. The state trooper has been with Washington State Patrol for two and half years. One deputy has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 21 years and the second for 16 years. All involved officers and deputies were been placed on administrative leave by their respective agencies, as is standard procedure.

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