National Night Out Draws Large Crowd


By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

Tulalip and Marysville Police Departments partnered with Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department to host the Annual National Night Out held at the Tulalip Amphitheater at the Tulalip Resort Casino on Tuesday, August 5.

The national event brings together law enforcement, local organizations, and community members to strengthen relationships to promote crime prevention, while educating community members about crime prevention methods, such as neighborhood watches and citizen patrols.

Traditionally Tulalip Police and Marysville Police Departments have split hosting duties, each taking a turn hosting the event in their respective cities. As this year’s host Tulalip invited local service organizations such as Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, Tulalip Bay Fire Department, Tulalip Behavioral Health, Medical Reserve Corps, Tulalip Legacy of Healing and others, to participate in the national event that celebrated its 31st anniversary this year.


An estimated 250 community members from the Tulalip/Marysville area attended the event and were able to ask questions about crime prevention and gain crime prevention awareness resources. In addition, were two K9 unit demonstrations that enabled participants to learn how K9 officers search and find drugs.

“Last night’s National Night Out against crime was a success,” Ashlynn Danielson with the Tulalip Police Department. “Events like this one bring together community members and law enforcement to promote crime prevention. We received positive feedback from participants.”

Due to the success of this year’s National Night Out event, Tulalip Police Chief Carlos Echevarria is considering planning an annual Tulalip Community National Night Out.


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National Night Out Returns To Tulalip/ Marysville, Tonight 6 P.M.

By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

Tulalip Police Officer Mark Nielson hands out sticker badges and fingerprinting kits. Photo/ Brandi N. Montreuil
Tulalip Police Officer Mark Nielson hands out sticker badges and fingerprinting kits during the 2013 National Night Out.
Photo/ Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

TULALIP – Tulalip Police Department is partnering with Marysville Police Department once again to host the National Night Out for the Tulalip/ Marysville communities.

This year marks the 31st anniversary for the national event, which seeks to bring community members and law enforcement agencies together to strengthen relationships to promote crime prevention.

Over the years the Tulalip Police and Marysville Police have alternated hosting the event. This year Tulalip Police are hosting at the Tulalip Amphitheatre at the Tulalip Resort Casino, tonight at 6 p.m.

Representative from local organizations are joining Tulalip and Marysville Police Departments, in addition to Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department, to answer community questions about crime prevention and provide crime prevention awareness resources.

The event will feature fun activities for the family, along with food and a raffle.

National Night Out is held annually on the first Tuesday of August and is coordinated by the non-profit organization, National Association of Town Watch.  The event involves over 35 million people across 16,124 communities in the nation with a goal to increase awareness, strengthen community relations and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

For more information about National Night Out, visit their website


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Marysville police: SWAT imposter wanted in robbery arrested in Renton

By The Associated Press

MARYSVILLE, Washington — Marysville police say a man who impersonated a SWAT team member during a robbery last month has been arrested in Renton.

Detectives said Saturday the 27-year-old man had been working for a local bail bonding company and was trying to find someone who had skipped out on his bail. He placed a call to a female acquaintance of the bail jumper; she was heading to a Marysville parking lot to buy an electronic benefits card from two men.

According to police, the suspect showed up at the parking lot in a dark vehicle with tinted windows, a bullet-proof vest and a badge on his hip, and identified himself as “task force.” He ordered the two men out of a car at gunpoint, frisked them and took what was described as a large amount of cash from one of their wallets.

Detectives say they tracked him down through cell phone records and that he denied taking any money from the victims. He’s been booked for investigation of first-degree robbery.

Marysville Police seek public’s help locating Level III sex offender

John-StainsMARYSVILLE — Marysville Police are looking for a level III sex offender who was registered to reside at a home in Marysville but has not been heard from for several weeks.

John E. Stains, 39, was registered to live in the 4900 block of 61st Street in Marysville. Detectives went to the address on Sept. 26 to conduct a routine monthly check and were told Stains had left the residence a couple of weeks prior and had not returned. Stains has not registered himself to another address and his whereabouts are unknown.

In 2009 Stains pled guilty in Snohomish County Superior Court to one count of First Degree Incest. His conviction was the result of Stains sexually assaulting an adult female victim after being allowed to stay at the victim’s home. He threatened to kill the victim upon leaving the residence.

Stains did not participate in sex offender treatment while in prison. At the time of his 2009 conviction he made statements about a desire to abduct women from a trail, and sexually assaulting them.

In addition to being wanted for failing to register, Stains has a felony Department of Corrections warrant for Escaping Community Custody.

Stains is a white male, 6-00, 210, brown hair and blue eyes. He wears glasses.

“In light of his statements, we are concerned enough to ask the public to help us get Stains into custody,” stated Marysville Police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux.

Any information regarding the whereabouts of John Stains should be directed to the Marysville Police Department at 360-363-8350.

Marysville Police, law enforcement partner with public to go online to help identify suspects caught on camera

Source: Marysville Globe

MARYSVILLE — In a modern spin on the old “wanted” posters of the Old West, local police departments are using a new tool to help identify suspects. is a website that enables police to identify unnamed suspects.

In cowboy talk, Marysville Police have already roped their first suspect, thanks to a couple of alert web surfers.

The website hosts photographs taken via video surveillance cameras in stores and other locations. With purported crimes ranging from credit card theft to robbery, subjects are shown on the website’s main page in hopes that someone can help put a name to the face. That’s where the public comes in.

“The web site now provides a practical tool for Law Enforcement to partner up the public to help hold criminals accountable for the crimes that impact our community,” Marysville Police Officer Dan Vinson said. allows anyone who recognizes a suspect in a photograph to contact the investigating agency through email, with just a simple click. Anonymous tips are also welcome. Since its development by a Lake Forest Park Detective in July 2010, the website has helped identify 20 subjects identified with 43 participating agencies and 148 detective signup with the site.

In the Marysville case, police responded to a report of a shoplifter leaving the Marysville K-mart store with $11,338 in jewelry stolen from a locked display case. Unable to identify the suspect, detectives turned to for help. Two citizens identified the suspect through the photographs, and the man has since been charged, says Detective Craig Bartl, who inherited the case from Vinson, who was on detective duty at the time.