On the morning of April 24, a citizen called in to request a welfare check on two people apparently asleep in their car in the middle of the road. Officers from Edgewood and East Pierce Fire Medics responded to investigate. Upon their arrival, in the 2000 block of 123rd Avenue East, they located a car blocking a lane of travel. The car was running, in gear, and both occupants appeared to be sleeping. The officer quickly suspected the two were under the influence of intoxicants as odors commonly associated with alcohol use and marijuana were readily apparent. After waking the two, and having the passenger exit the vehicle, a (handgun) magazine holster was discovered on the passenger. He was detained and then the driver was asked to step from the vehicle. Upon his exit, an officer then noticed a handgun on the floorboard under the driver’s seat. A second gun was also discovered under the front passenger’s seat as well. Both subjects were ultimately arrested and the vehicle impounded for a search warrant. It was learned that both subjects were convicted felons, which prohibited them from possessing firearms. Also, according to Redmond Police, one of the guns was reportedly stolen from a vehicle in their city last May.
As for other notable crime in the city the past two weeks, depending on your perspective, there wasn’t much. Unfortunately for the residents in two pockets of the city, the 11600 block of Eighth Street East and the 4700 block of 125th Avenue Court East, they would say otherwise. Those two neighborhoods were plagued by vandals damaging their mailboxes and possibly stealing their mail. Though not all were aware of anything missing, the simple fact their mailboxes were destroyed was just as upsetting.
One last reminder for the Ninth Annual Shredding Event too. It is this Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Albertson’s parking lot. Bring up to three grocery bags full of paper to be shredded at no cost. You may also bring old medications to dispose of and officers hope you’ll consider donating non-perishable food items and school supplies to benefit the Edgewood FISH Food Bank and Mt. View Community Center.