Gang Activity Update In Everett

December 17, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter

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There were 9 gang related shootings in Everett during the first quarter of this year.

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About a dozen holes in this fence after a suspected gang drive-by shooting in south Everett this summer.

On April 5th, took a look at the gang problem in Everett. It was the first in a series of articles looking at gang activity.

Last night during the Everett City Council Public Safety Committee meeting, Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman gave an overview and update on gangs in Everett.

Templeman told the committee that there’s been a resurgence in gang presence in Skagit, Snohomish and King counties. He says gangs in Everett are involved in burglary, prostitution, drugs and weapons related crimes.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the possibility of gang involvement in a shooting that left a 17-year-old dead on Saturday. So far a 19-year-old and two 16-year-olds have been arrested in that case.

Templeman says 9 shootings in and around Everett in the first quarter of this year are gang related. Over the past six months there’s been a decline in gang incidents in the Everett city limits but there has been a lot of activity in unincorporated south Everett.

The Everett Police Department’s Anti- Crime Team used to monitor gang activity but they’ve recently been re-assigned to deal with street level crime issues. To fill the gap, Everett Police have created special two-officer patrol units to specifically monitor gang activity. These units work both day and night and are not responsible for answering 9-1-1 calls but devoted to gang issues.

School resource officers are also being used to help track gang issues in the middle and high schools in Everett. Templeman told the council that gang activity is not just a police issue but a social and community issue.

Everett Police are reaching out to families and Templeman says they need to get parents involved in monitoring their own children and noticing changes in clothing, behavior and people associating with their kids.

The Everett Police Department has a Gang Awareness Guide that offers parents tips on what to look for.

Everett is also working with the Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force to combat street gangs dealing drugs.


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9 Responses to “Gang Activity Update In Everett”

  1. Unknown Says:

    A person extremely close to me was 8 if those little rascals gang I had to pick up any possible weapon to knock there heads with,to get them off they had bats with nails built in and other weapons bashed my friends head broke both arms it was horrible I’ve hears were not only ones to experience this. Also heard through mutual friends we were wrong place wrong time someone in the area we were walking in started problems with them shortly before and they came for revenge and we happened to be in that area so they didn’t take time or care we weren’t the people they just started swing in we started to run at first cause we swore WD heard them cock a gun but.once I saw my friend tripped and all of them on him I went back and started swinging a stick im a female they even hit me once I started defending the both of us!!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Gang violence are acts of domestic terrorism. Its to bad the FBI is preoccupied covering up Hillary’s crimes. Thanks Loretta Lynch!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Everett will “Progress” like Salinas California. Research the history of that town over the last 40 years. John Steinbeck is probably turning in his grave.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Punishment for all bangers should be to clean up all graffiti no exceptions. To bad the current overlords would see this as cruel and unusual. We The People!

    • hello Says:

      Don’t forget the gang members down in south everett are Mexican so they are probably children of illegal immigrants and God forbid they be punished like anyone else! They are Washington states favorite “protected class”

      • Anonymous Says:

        Si, Si, did you forget we now call illegal aliens undocumented migrants. Also watch what you post or say cuz the first amendment is not recognized in this state and you could end up in the clink. Have a great day and pay your taxes peasant!

  5. hello Says:

    The gang activity near Mariner HS has increased at an alarming rate. I unfortunately live near there and see graffiti everywhere along with other nuisances. I asked the South Precinct Sheriff’s office what they plan to do and if they will now acknowledge that there is a gang problem, and I got a rather catty response back. I feel that because the majority of residents in the area are lower income, the officr in fancy mill creek pays little attention. I am so ashamed to tell people where I live, and I worry about my property values when I attempt to sell my home come Spring.

    • Joe Hixon Says:


      I live about a mile and half from there. I am familiar with gang graffiti and can pretty much tell you what it means and who did it. I’ll be happy to take a look for you. Where exactly is the graffiti you’re concerned about. Fortunately, most graffiti is “Tagging” and is not gang related.

      I am a realtor, and would be happy to give you an estimate of what your home will sell for in the spring and what factors if any are effecting the value. You can reach me @ 425-772-7299

      • hello Says:


        Blue “sur town 13” “sur town rascals 13” with x’s. Surenos 13 nonsense. All over 4th ave, especially concentrated at intersection of 4th and 107th, and down center rd from 4th to 99. The people at 4th and 107th are good about covering it up but its bad down center.