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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Bothell Police Detectives Arrest Suspect in Bothell High School Threat

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On Wednesday, January 12, Bothell Police detectives arrested one suspect in a November 30 threat against Bothell High School that was posted online.

The threat prompted a campus-wide security search, the cancellation of athletic games and practices, and th...

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Police News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Officers Recover Stolen Car (and much more) - Thanks to Alert Neighbor

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 On Tuesday, January 4, in the 22000 block of 18th Ave SE, Bothell Police recovered a stolen vehicle, along with a stolen credit card, a broken safe and a credit card reader. The devices are often used by thieves to duplicate stolen debit cards, ...

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Police News
Posted on: December 6, 2021

North Sound RADAR Adds Three Full-Time Navigator Positions

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The RADAR Navigator program is taking a major step forward, adding three full-time positions. 

RADAR Navigators work alongside officers in response to in-progress law enforcement calls that involve individuals in crisis, who have behavior...

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Police News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Holiday Shopping Online? Be Alert for Porch Pirates

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The final months of the year are often marked with an increase in package thefts.  "Porch pirates" know that more people are shopping for holiday gifts online,  and they've learned how to take advantage of the trend.

Bu...

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Police News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Chief Announces Implementation of ROAS

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A Message from Chief Seuberlich

The Bothell Police department is pleased to announce the implementation of your Remotely Operated Arial System (ROAS), also referred to as drones.  

ROAS platforms are not new to law enforcement.  Law enforc...

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Police News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Bothell Police Arrest Home-Burglary Suspect, Investigate Possible Links

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On Tuesday, September 28 - Bothell Police Officers Brooks and Jordal responded to an in-progress residential burglary, and arrested one suspect, who is now in custody. 

When the officers responded, the suspect was still inside the home, in a neigh...

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Police News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Bothell Police Investigate Residential Burglaries, Remind Homeowners to Secure Windows, Lock Doors

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Bothell Police is investigating four daytime residential burglaries and one attempted break-in in the Canyon Park and Queensborough neighborhoods since August 30.

Officers are conducting extra patrols, but remind residents that the best way to prevent home...

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Police News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Warning About Phone Scam Targeting Hotel Customers

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Bothell Police is investigating after several people fell victim to a phone scam, involving a Bothell area hotel.   

In each of these new cases,  the scammer appears to have gained access to some recent hotel reservation informat...

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Police News
Posted on: August 14, 2021

Bothell Police Arrest Suspect, Warn Residents About Sham Moving-Companies

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On Thursday, August 12, Bothell Police recovered a stolen rental truck and arrested the driver. 
Inside the truck: a lot of moving boxes and furniture that will now get to their rightful owners. 

This may be part of a much larger moving-co...

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Police News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Bothell Police Collecting School-Supply Donations at August 13 Summer Concert

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Are you coming to the Friday, August 13 Summer Concert at the City Hall Plaza?  Bring school supplies to donate to the Northshore Schools Foundation "Backpacks for Kids" drive!  

Look for the red bins and Bothell Police...

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Police News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

National Night Out: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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It's Happening!

On Tuesday, August 3, neighbors across the country and here in Bothell - will turn on their porch lights, step outside, and celebrate a special night. 

It's about Community and Safe Neighborhoods

National Night Out is about building ...

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Police News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Bothell Police Investigate Skimming Devices Found on Gas Pumps

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On Monday, June 21, Bothell Police responded to a gas station/convenience store in the 20800 block of Bothell-Everett Highway – where skimming devices were found on gas pumps.  Officers gathered evidence including the devices, and are n...

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Police News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Bothell Police Investigates Abduction; Suspect in Custody

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Bothell Police is investigating an abduction involving a firearm - in the early-morning hours of June 15 in the 239000 block of 41st Drive, SE.  A 32-year old female victim told investigators that a man she knew forced her at gunpoint into his ca...

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Police News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Bothell Police Seeks Community Input on Aerial Imaging Technology and New Policy

Bothell Police is proposing the addition of a remote operated aerial system (drone).  This technology would be used in collision investigations, search and rescue missions and criminal investigations.  We would like the community to help...

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Police News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Officer Recovers Stolen Birthday Package... and Much More

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Soon after his shift began on Tuesday morning, May 25, Officer Sands made an extra patrol loop behind a shopping center in the 22600 block of Bothell Everett Highway… and noticed a few things that just weren’t right:  A truck...

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Police News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Scam Alert: Callers Impersonating Bothell Police

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Bothell Police is warning residents to be on alert for callers fraudulently claiming to work for Bothell Police.

As we investigate these suspected scammers, please remember: Bothell Police will never call you and demand that you make a payment over the pho...

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Police News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Investigation Update

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Our detectives continue to actively investigate the murder of 29-year-old John Huynh.  The King County prosecutor has charged 25-year-old Ian Williams with second-degree murder in the case. 

We are working closely with the prosecutor, pro...

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Police News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Six Bothell Police Officers Recognized With Lifesaving Award

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As part of National Police Week, May 9-15, many of our officers were recognized for exceptional service.  Among them; six Bothell Police officers – received the Lifesaving Award:  Officers Sukhi Kaur, Kayla Cooke, Daniel Wiseman, Jenna S...

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Police News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Bothell Police Investigate Homicide, Arrest Lone Suspect

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 Bothell Police arrested a lone suspect Sunday night, April 25 - in an incident that quickly turned into a homicide investigation in the 19000 block of 112th Ave NE, just west of Beardslee Blvd. 

 Just before 7:30pm, several call...

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Police News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Bothell Police Officer Follows Clues - Takes Action, Helps ID-Theft Victim

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An alert officer found a clue and followed the trail – which led to two area hotel rooms, five suspects and piles of evidence. 

Bothell Police seized stacks of credit cards in the ID-theft case, and is now recommending charges against the suspects...

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Police News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Putting an End to Hate Crimes

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Bothell Police takes hate crimes very seriously. 

A hate crime is one that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, or other factors.  Nationally, and in Washington state, there has been a re...

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Police News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

2020 Officer of the Year

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This year's Officer of the Year award is announced with pride, and also some sadness.  

Bothell Police Chief Ken Seuberlich named Ivy Jacobsen it's 2020 Officer of the Year.  

Jacobsen is well known by the community of Bo...

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Police News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Join Us April 29th for Chat with the Chief

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Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 29th 7-8:00 PM, for Chat with the Chief; A Bothell Community Conversation.  Join Bothell Police Chief Ken Seuberlich on Zoom. 

It's been a long time since we've gathered in person, so come say hello,...

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Police News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

SMART Investigation Update

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This morning, the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) released a significant update to their investigation of an officer-involved shooting involving Juan Rene Hummel on July 29, 2020. 

On January 12, 2021, attorneys for...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Police Arrest Woman for Criminal Trespass

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We are aware of a video circulating that shows a Bothell Police Officer taking a female into custody.  In most of the social media posts, the wording used to describe the video includes language claiming the “Bothell Police arrest women...

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Police News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Statement from Chief Seuberlich - Serving with Professionalism, Compassion, and Equity

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with many community members to discuss a wide range of topics.  As a result, I feel that it is important for me, as the Chief of Police, to reaffirm our department’s co...

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Police News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

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Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2020

CONTACT: Julie Moore, Public Affairs Officer, City of Lynnwood, 425-551-8444

SMART Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting Smart Incident 20-04

BOTHELL, Wash. –...

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