Third Shooting in 3 Weeks Marks Violent Start To New Year in Everett, WA

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Officers at the Candlewood Apartments after a shooting Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting of a man at an apartment on West Casino road Wednesday afternoon marks the third shooting in three weeks in the city of Everett.

On January 6th, a man was shot in the 2600 block of Lombard. Police say a lack of cooperation has hampered that investigation.

On January 17th, a man was shot in the 7700 block of Beverly Lane. Police say the victim did not have a lot of information on who may have shot him.

Tonight (January 21st), a man was shot at the Candlewood Apartments in the 1000 block of West Casino road. That investigation is currently ongoing.

The shootings have occurred in north Everett, central Everett and south Everett and police say there is no particular pattern to the three events. In case you’d like to know what types of crime are happening in your neighborhood there is a tool that can help you find out. A little less than a year ago, Everett Police announced that people living in Everett could visit a website called CrimeMapping.com that shows what crimes have been reported in different areas of the city. The website allows residents to analyze interactive maps of recent crime activity near any address. Users can learn about crime in their area by selecting crime types and date ranges to generate their own reports.

When they rolled out the program last February Everett Police Captain Greg Lineberry said, “We want citizens to be an involved partner in our efforts to reduce crime. Awareness of what occurs in the community and keeping everyone informed of crimes and crime trends is a proven and effective crime fighting strategy. SNOPAC police agencies are using this community-oriented policing initiative to improve communications and understanding between citizens and their law enforcement agencies.”

Website Instructions:
  • Go to www.crimemapping.com
  • Select Washington State
  • Select your local police agency or Snohomish County Sheriff
Options:
  • “Zoom” or “Click then Drag” to display the desired section of the city
  • Click on “Crime Types” and select/deselect crimes of interest
  • Click on “Dates” to modify dates reported (default is one week)
  • Click on “Address” to center and set a radius for a specific address (format as 3002 Wetmore, Everett, WA)
  • Click on any icon on the map to get more detailed information about the reported incident (agency incident number, date and description of the call)
  • Click on “Receive Crime Alerts” and fill in the next page to receive crime alerts around a specified address
  • Click on “Help” at top of page for more detailed instructions
CrimeMapping.com includes the incident number for every displayed event, so citizens can follow up with their respective law enforcement agency.  It is also now available through a mobile phone application.

Some of CrimeMapping.com benefits include:
• Analyze crime activity within a radius of any specific location such as residence, business or school.
• Display the distance from any reported crime to any address of interest.
• Generate simple interactive reports that allow for instant sorting with hyperlinks back to CrimeMapping.com.
• View recent records as data is uploaded every 24-hours.
• Quickly view crime activity from other local law enforcement agencies.
• Filter by crime types and dates reported to focus on specific patterns.
• Plot only incidents from a specific law enforcement agency.
• Receive free Crime Alerts via e-mail.
• Pan between areas and jurisdictions.

The CrimeMapping.com website for Everett does take some getting used to but can be helpful in seeing what’s happening in your neighborhood. Who knows? You may even spot a trend you can pass along to authorities.

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