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October 26, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Officials have canceled an Amber Alert after police located a young mother and her newborn daughter who reportedly had health issues.
Mill Creek police Officer Ian Durkee says the mother and baby were located Saturday morning at the mother’s home in Tulalip in Snohomish County. He says the baby and mother are OK, and the baby is receiving medical attention.
He said Saturday that police are still investigating what happened and it’s unclear whether charges will be brought against the woman.
Police said a midwife who assisted with the birth early Friday at an apartment called for a medic unit, saying the child’s complexion was gray and she had trouble breathing. However, the 20-year-old mother canceled the aid call, saying she would take the infant to a hospital.
Police issued an Amber Alert for the baby, Annabelle Martini, Friday evening after they were unable to find any record of the child being treated at a hospital or clinic.
October 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM
An Amber Alert has been issued for a baby girl police say was born early this morning at a Mill Creek home.
The infant was suffering from life-threatening medical conditions when police believe she disappeared with her mother, Jamie Martini, 20.
The mother took off with her aunt saying she would take the newborn to the hospital, but she never arrived, according to Officer Ian Durkee of the Mill Creek Police Department. The aunt has not been cooperative with detectives, he said.
Jamie Martini is described as being Native American and having long, blonde hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-foot-3 and weighs about 135 pounds.
According to the alert, there are two vehicles to look for: a 2001 white BMW sedan with Washington license plate AJD7417 and a dark green 1993 Lexus sedan with Washington license plate 871WJF.
Anyone who spots the baby or her mother is asked to call police at 425-921-5771.
May 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM
Phillip S. Allen, a 58-year-old Mill Creek man, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 22 years in prison for producing child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Allen came to the attention of law enforcement in 2010, when they served a search warrant at the Bloomington, Ind. home of a person who was being investigated for distribution of child pornography. Investigators determined that the Indiana resident had sent child pornography to Allen’s email address, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
In July 2011, federal agents served a search warrant at Allen’s Mill Creek home and seized a computer and two external hard drives. Authorities found pornographic pictures of Allen’s young relatives, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
The same images have been found in three separate investigations of possession of child pornography across the country.
Allen pleaded guilty to the charges in December.
“This defendant molested young relatives, and then victimized them again by distributing sexually explicit images of them to others via the internet,” U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said in the news release. “It is hard to imagine more depraved conduct, which will haunt these young children for years to come. ”
May 10, 2013 at 5:37 AM
MILL CREEK (AP) — A Mill Creek police officer and a fleeing driver were injured in a collision about 1 a.m. Friday in a Snohomish County intersection.
KIRO reports the chase began in Mountlake Terrace.
The suspect’s car caught fire after the crash. The suspect and officer were both taken to a hospital.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating.
October 29, 2012 at 7:14 AM
A woman was found dead in a Mill Creek apartment early today, and police are investigating it as a homicide. Police found the woman after responding to a report of a domestic dispute. What’s more, a man who crashed a car into a truck and died may also be linked to the case. KING5 has the story.
Fewer seal pups showing up on West Seattle beaches: 32 fewer than last year, to be exact, and 15 more were found dead, the non-profit Seal Sitter group tells KING5. There’s no answer why that’s happening, but the pups that are seen are emaciated.
Bellingham’s “copycat strangler” remembered: With the tearing-down of a motel in Bellingham, The Bellingham Herald writes of the bizarre case of the woman who attempted to kill another woman at the hotel in 1988. She did it to make it look as though the Hillside Strangler was still on the loose and that Kenneth Bianchi, the real Hillside Strangler, was innocent of the murders of two Western Washington University students that sent him to prison. The woman, Veronica Lyn Compton, was convicted of attempted murder, but later escaped from prison. She was caught and served 22 years behind bars.
Wet, wet, wet: It’s going to be that way this week, with heavy rain into Wednesday. That means Halloween will be soggy. Just thank your lucky stars you’re not on the East Coast.
Flights going east: And we don’t have to tell you to be sure to check with your airline if you’re flying that way, because a lot of flights scheduled for the East Coast are canceled.
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:
- Microsoft bets on Windows Phone 8 to regain foothold in smartphone market: On Monday in San Francisco, Microsoft has the launch event for Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the company’s 2-year-old smartphone platform. It’s Microsoft’s newest attempt to regain a foothold in the smartphone market — something it’s struggled mightily to do, with a worldwide market share that falls below 4 percent.
- Microsoft’s Surface tablet shows off Windows 8 features: Microsoft really is shaking things up with Windows 8. It’s a remodel down to the foundation, a monumental effort to start a new era of personal computing. The showcase of this work is the Surface tablet, the first computer made and sold by the company.
- This time, Seahawks’ defense is to blame: For the first time this season, it was Seattle’s defense that wasted an impressive performance by the offense.
- Preparing for hurricane Sandy: Along the East Coast, residents are preparing for Hurricane Sandy to hit and merge with two other weather systems to create a fearsome storm. Here are their stories.
- Huskies defeat Oregon State: The story of UW’s 20-17 win over Oregon State on Saturday night was pretty simple, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said. ”It was a physical game and we were the most physical team and that’s why they lost, because they are not physical like us.”
October 5, 2012 at 11:07 AM
A man who was found naked and covered in blood in Mill Creek this morning has been hospitalized, police said.
Police were called to 132nd Street Southeast and 35th Avenue Southeast just after 8 a.m. for a report of the injured, nude man. Officers found the man with multiple stab wounds.
The man’s clothing, along with his identification, was found on a nearby trail, police said.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
A Mill Creek police spokeswoman said “there is no indication that a crime has been committed.”
April 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM
The FBI this morning released additional information after explosive materials were reportedly found yesterday in a Snohomish County home.
Bomb units were summoned yesterday afternoon after the FBI and representatives from another police agency spotted an explosive device in a neighborhood near Mill Creek. A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said authorities had been visiting a home in the area as part of an existing investigation when the FBI spotted a suspected explosive device and called in bomb experts to dismantle it.
Neighbors told KOMO-TV they had heard several explosions, and that before each blast, a warning alarm sounded for several seconds.
The FBI this morning said materials were completely removed from the home on 130th Street Southeast and 26th Avenue Southeast with the owner’s cooperation. The FBI says the public was in no danger.
No arrests are planned, the FBI says.
Spokeswoman Ayn Sandalo Dietrich says the FBI won’t describe the materials
April 23, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Authorities called bomb units Monday afternoon to Snohomish County after the FBI and representatives from another police agency spotted an explosive device in a suburban neighborhood near Mill Creek.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kevin Prentiss said authorities had been visiting a home in the area as part of an existing investigation when the FBI spotted an explosive device and called in bomb experts to dismantle it.
He said he’d heard no reports of injuries and was unaware of whether there had been any arrests.
KOMO 4 News was reporting that a number of homeowners near 130th Street Southeast and 26th Avenue Southeast were evacuated sometime after 4:30 p.m.
The FBI’s Ayn Dietrich told the station that agency bomb techs were at the home, but wouldn’t say whether they discovered any explosives.
However, witnesses told the station they heard several explosions, and that before each blast, a warning alarm sounded for several seconds.
March 2, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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A 17-year-old student at Jackson High School in Mill Creek was arrested yesterday afternoon after police say he telephoned bomb threats to the school twice this week.
On Tuesday night, someone left a voicemail message at the school saying a bomb had been planted in a school locker room. Mill Creek police said they were contacted Wednesday morning and listened to the message, which was left by a male.
The school’s locker room and gym were evacuated while police searched for the bomb. Nothing was found, said Mill Creek police spokesman Ian Durkee.
On Wednesday afternoon, the school received a second phone call regarding a bomb. The male who called again reported that there was a bomb in the locker room, police said.
Mill Creek police were able to link the male voice to the 17-year-old student. When interviewed by police, the boy said that he made the calls but “the threats were only a practical joke,” according to police.
Police searched the boy’s apartment and did not find any bomb-making materials.
Investigators initially left the boy in his mother’s custody, but when he allegedly called the school a third time to make another bomb threat he was arrested and booked into the Denney Youth Center in Everett for investigation of threats to bomb or damage property, Durkee said.
February 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Youth volleyball coach Ronald Swafford pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of attempted child rape and communication with a minor for immoral purposes in King County Superior Court.
Swafford, 58, of Mill Creek, was arrested Feb. 3 after he allegedly solicited sex over the Internet from a person he believed was a 13-year-old girl, according to charging documents. It turns out he was talking to a detective with the Seattle Police Department, the charges say.
Swafford is the president of the Snohomish County Board of Volleyball Officials, which helps coordinate referees for high-school games in Snohomish County. He also coached the Northshore Juniors club volleyball team. The club’s director fired Swafford after learning of his arrest.
Swafford is being held in lieu of $300,00 bail. His next court hearing is scheduled for March 6, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
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