Everett Police Increase Overtime In Response To Recent Shootings

December 16, 2022

Police Blotter

In response to four shootings in a 24-hour period in Everett, Washington this week the Everett Police Department has increased the use of overtime. Here’s a social media post out this afternoon regarding the arrest Thursday of multiple people, recovery of a stolen vehicle and discovery of felons and juveniles in possession of firearms.

Photo of gun seized from a stolen car stopped Thursday. Photo credit: Everett Police

The Everett Police Department added more than 37 hours of overtime over the last few days to help patrol areas where there were shootings earlier in the week. The extra attention paid off.

On one of the patrols, members of the Violent Crime Reduction Unit (VCRU) intercepted two vehicles that were visiting a makeshift memorial at an earlier shooting site. It was quickly discovered that one of the vehicles was stolen. During this shift, VCRU officers were being supported by Region 1 SWAT officers riding in other vehicles so they could have immediate assistance when contacting suspects.

VCRU followed the suspect vehicles into Lynnwood, where a traffic stop was attempted. All six occupants of the two vehicles ran. All but one was located and detained. A handgun was discovered on the front seat of the stolen vehicle. Another handgun was seen inside the second vehicle, which was impounded pending a search warrant. In total, one adult and four juveniles were detained.

The adult was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. One juvenile had an active warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and was booked into the Denney Youth Center. The other three juveniles were ultimately released. This was another exceptional job by our VCRU team, and we appreciate the collaboration with Region 1 SWAT.

20 officers from five agencies have officers assigned to the Violent Crime Reduction Unit.

Editor’s Update: the adult in the above referenced incident faced an Everett District Court Judge today (Fri Dec. 16) who found probable cause to arrest the person and set bail at $10,000.00. According to a police report submitted to determine probable cause, the suspect is an alleged gang member who is not from this area. Everett Police have not said whether any of the shootings this week are directly related to gang violence. Here’s information on the Violent Crime Reduction Unit formed in August to target violent criminals operating between Everett and Lynnwood.

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