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 By Jana Hill    News 

Shooting Sunday night in Mill Creek area hospitalizes two

A shooting Sunday night in the Gold Creek Community Church parking lot sent two teens to area hospitals as police continued to pursue suspects who fled the scene in a vehicle. The... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

City Manager in process of selecting new police chief

A preliminary hiring decision has been made for the next Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety in Mill Creek, but the name of the new chief is not yet available, the City... — Updated 10/14/2020


Lightning knocks out ceiling lights on ferry

A ferry worker cleans up in the Edmonds ferry terminal after a lightning blast knocked out some of the ceiling lights. The ferry Puyallup was out of service Saturday, Oct. 10, after it was struck by lightning near the ferry dock,... — Updated 10/23/2020


Mill Creek still awaits announcement of new police chief

A preliminary hiring decision is still idling as the City waits to hear who will lead Mill Creek's police officers and oversee public safety. The name and other information on the... — Updated 10/22/2020


Police Beat | Oct. 2-7

Oct. 2 Domestic call Officers responded to a report of a physical domestic in the 1300 block of Mill Creek Boulevard. An investigation revealed that a 24-year-old Mill Creek female and a 25 year old Mill Creek male had an... — Updated 10/16/2020


Police Beat | Sept. 18-24

Sept. 18 Alcohol theft Officers responded to a theft of alcohol report in the 3400 block of 132nd Street SE. A 65-year-old Everett male was arrested, cited and released. Parts stolen Officers responded to a report of theft in the... — Updated 10/16/2020


Police Beat | Sept. 6-10

Sept. 6 Arrest, disobeying officer Officers stopped a vehicle for a registration violation in the 2900 block of Seattle Hill Rd. A 58-year-old Snohomish male was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for driving with a... — Updated 10/16/2020


Police Beat | Aug 21-25, 2020

Aug. 21 Prowl A Mill Creek of officer responded to the report of a vehicle prowl in the 13300 block of 28th Ave S.E. The victim is a 45-year-old Mill Creek resident. Prowl Officers responded to the report of a cold vehicle prowl... — Updated 10/16/2020

 By Jana Hill    News 

Fire District 7 now Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue

Fire District 7 is officially renamed Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue. The district merged with Lake Stevens Fire District in the August Primary Election, in 2019 with an 80... — Updated 10/16/2020


COVID cases climb as restrictions loosen

Transmission of COVID-19 continues to increase throughout Snohomish County and around the state. After eight weeks of sustained decreases through the summer, the rolling two-week... — Updated 10/16/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek area fire service renamed

Starting Oct. 10, Fire District 7 is no longer Fire District 7 -- it is Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue. The district merged with Lake Stevens Fire District in the August... — Updated 10/13/2020


Fire safety alert

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” According to... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Crumpled Mill Creek ballot box was accidentally hit

The ballot box at the Mill Creek Post Office was hit accidentally and should be replaced by the time ballots arrive in mailboxes Oct. 15. Mill Creek Police Officer Todd Bridgman inv... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

COVID testing sites impacted by wildfire air quality

Testing for COVID-19 was disrupted by the air quality issues in Snohomish County, but other options are available for those who require a test. Anyone with symptoms or close... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

County first responders help fight wildfires

Fire District 7 is being pulled into out-of-state fires, and is also hoping to get the message to residents – adhere to the burn ban, and clear dry debris from residential... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

What happened to Rodney Johnson?

Police still do not know what happened before Rodney Peter Johnson ended up shot in the head, likely in the late 1980s. Johnson's body was found floating in Lake Stickney in the lat... — Updated 10/2/2020


Police Beat | June 26 - July 29

June 26 Cops and robbers Officers responded to a robbery that occurred near the 16300 block of Bothell ‐ Everett Hwy. The suspect stole merchandise from a store and when the employee tried to prevent the thief from running away,... — Updated 9/11/2020


Opioid outreach continues during pandemic

Even with an all-hands response to the COVID pandemic, Snohomish County, the Snohomish Health District, and other partners continue to move forward with work focused on opioid use prevention, treatment and recovery. Two data... — Updated 9/4/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Project clears the way for salmon habitat in Mill Creek

Bear Creek may not have looked like the center of construction activity in the city limits, but the work going on in Renton from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27 is sure to impact salmon habitat... — Updated 9/4/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Lake Stickney cold case reinvigorated by DNA evidence

Details of people, activities and other memories could help solve a murder that traces back to a man who went missing in the late 1980s. It was 1987 or 1988 when Rodney Peter Johnso... — Updated 8/23/2020


Mill Creek Police Beat

Aug. 7 - Aug. 13 Lock those car doors and look both ways when crossing the streets Officers responded to reports of a gun-toting road rager, a rape allegation, two vehicle-vs.-pedestrian collisions, and a broken window. The two inc... — Updated 8/21/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Peruvian couple stuck in Bothell due to cancelled flights

Peru is a long way from Bothell, and that reality was clear to a couple in their 70s. The two had traveled from Peru in January and intended to return home in March, but flights... — Updated 8/21/2020

 By Dan Aznoff    News

Police Foundation dedicated to serving those who protect

EDITOR"S NOTE: This is an edited version of the article that appeared in the print edition of The Beacon. We apologize for any errors in the initial effort. As a police... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By Dan Aznoff    News

Local health clubs victimized by gym locker theft ring

Two health clubs in Mill Creek were included in the list of more than two-dozen thefts reported from gym lockers in south Snohomish County, according to reports filed with the police department. Police arrested an Everett man last... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By Dan Aznoff    News

Police Foundation dedicated to serving those who protect

As a police dispatcher in Arizona, Sally Dagna knew all about the extra hours and unpaid efforts the officers in her department made to protect the citizens of the desert community. When she moved to Mill Creek, she decided to do... — Updated 8/15/2019


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