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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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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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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Join Us April 29 for Chat With the Chief: A Bothell Community Conversation

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Our next gathering on Zoom is scheduled for Thursday, April 29 from 7-8:00pm. Bothell Police Chief Ken Seuberlich is looking forward to talking with you and listening to what you have to share. 

Register early, to ensure you receive the Z...

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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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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Investigation Update

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UPDATE:  Bothell Police Complete Investigation into Jan. 30 Incident:  Case Forwarded to Prosecutor for Review

We appreciate the community’s patience, as we thoroughly investigated this incident.   The unusual duration ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

UPDATE: Bothell Police Complete Investigation into Jan. 30 Incident: Case Forwarded to Prosecutor f

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We appreciate the community’s patience, as we thoroughly investigated this incident.   The unusual duration was due to a number of factors, including the number of vehicles, people involved, high number of potential witnesses, multiple ...

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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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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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Posted on: February 1, 2021

A Message from Chief Seuberlich

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"I understand that people have questions after a collision during a march in Bothell on Saturday. Some have stated, incorrectly, that we talked with the driver, then "just let her go." This is not true. After responding within thirty second...

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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: January 21, 2021

The Next-Best Thing to Coffee with a Cop? Chat with the Chief - on Zoom!

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Call us eternal optimists, but ever since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, we've remained hopeful that it wouldn't be too much longer before our in-person gatherings could resume, like Coffee with a Cop. Needless to say, things haven&...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Hunt for Bothell Man's Stolen Bike Leads to Recovery of Stolen Firearms. Illegal Drugs

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Officers just wanted to help a Bothell man get his stolen bicycle back. But when the investigation pointed to a much larger case, Bothell Police stayed on it; recovering several stolen firearms, pounds of methamphetamine, almost four thousand fentanyl pil...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Tips on Preventing Mail Theft

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Nearly every city in the United States is seeing an increase in mail theft, and Bothell is no exception. Prevention isn’t as easy as it used to be.  Gone are the days when mail arrived at the same time, every day.  What can you do to kee...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

SMART Investigations: Do You Know Bothell Residents Can Apply to Become a Community Representative?

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Community Representatives are a very important part of the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team.

Did you know Bothell residents can apply?

SMART is an independent team of trained investigators, evidence technicians, records specialists, and public...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Bothell Police Get Hard Drugs Off Streets

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On Monday, January 4, alert employees at a store on 120th Avenue Northeast immediately notified us of a theft in progress.  Officers got to the area in time to stop suspects in a vehicle, leaving the scene. 

  A third suspect was...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Captain Keller: Four Decades of Dedication

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When Captain Bryan Keller first reported for duty with Bothell Police on December 1, 1980, the city looked a little different. 

"There was one traffic light," said Keller.  "Just one. "

His duties were a little...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Join Bothell Police on Nextdoor

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Did you know there are already more than 10,000 Bothell community members active on Nextdoor?

If you’re already familiar with the neighborhood-networking website and app, you know Nextdoor is a place where neighbors can connect, and public agencies like ou...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Bothell Police Welcomes New Community Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinator Cam Johnson with Chief Seuberlich

Bothell Police Welcomes Cam Johnson as New Community Engagement Coordinator? 

 

We are proud to announce the hiring of our voter-approved, levy funded Community Engagement Coordinator, Cam Johnson.??With this hire, the City of Bothell is f...

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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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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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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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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Message from City Manager on SMART Investigation Update

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The City of Bothell has just reviewed the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team’s (SMART) latest release on the shooting death of Bothell Police Officer Jonathan Shoop and injuries to Bothell Police Officer Mustafa Kumcur. Release can b...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team Investigation Update

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Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team Investigation Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2020 

CONTACT: Officer Aaron Snell, Everett Police Department, 425-508-8854 

SMART continues investigation in the shooting death of a Bothel...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Bothell Police Releases Name of Fallen Officer – Officer Jonathan Shoop

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Bothell Police Releases Name of Fallen Officer – Officer Jonathan Shoop

It is with a very heavy heart that we identify our fallen officer. Officer Jonathan Shoop was shot while attempting to stop a violator vehicle on July 13th at around 9:40 PM....

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

County Team Investigating Shooting Death of Bothell Police Officer

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Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2020

CONTACT: Officer Aaron Snell, Everett Police Department, 425-508-8854

SMART investigating the shooting death of a Bothell Police Officer

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King Coun...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Message from Chief Seuberlich, Bothell Chief of Police

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To our Bothell Community,

This past week we witnessed the needless death of Mr. George Floyd, after being taken into custody by Minneapolis police officers.  I watched the video of Mr. Floyd lying cuffed on the ground, with an officer’s ...

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