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Mill Creek Beacon - Your Hometown News Source

Police Beat l Aug. 16 - Sept. 6


Last updated 9/6/2019 at 1:47pm


Reckless driving

Officers responded to a one vehicle collision in the 13300 block of Bothell‐Everett Hwy. One vehicle lost control and went off the roadway. The driver was cited for reckless driving.


Motel homicide

Deputies arrived to find a 45-year-old Lake Stevens man dead inside one of the Everett Motel 6 rooms with a stab wound to his neck. Two men were arrested within one hour. Investigators have not released a motive for the attack nor the victim's identity.



Officers responded to a shoplifting incident that occurred near the 2000 block of 132 Street SE. Officers made contact with the suspect the following day and recovered stolen property from his person. The suspect was booked into the county jail.


Lost and found

Gabriella Harkness and her 1-year-old daughter Chiara were discovered missing from Gabriella’s parents’ home in the Highlands neighborhood of Mill Creek at approximately 7:21 am. They were later found unharmed in California.


Missing hikers

Two hikers were reported missing at Downey Creek trailhead on Aug. 26. David James and Marshall “Buster” Cabe left on Aug. 16 and were expected to return on Aug. 23. The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team located the two men near Sulphur Creek. They had been out of food for five days.


Early-morning fire

A Snohomish County lumber mill caught fire after nearly 75 years in business. The old mill was located at 9525 Airport Way near Harvey Airport and had been shut down in 2015. It later was used to store mattresses


Sleeping in a running vehicle

A Lynnwood man was found asleep in his running vehicle in the 13200 block of 29 Avenue SE. After numerous attempts to wake him, the man was contacted and determined to be under the influence of alcohol. The man was arrested for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated. The man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail.


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