Update: 4:50 p.m.: Edmonds Police said Wednesday afternoon that they arrested a second suspect seen in a stolen car earlier today, and they suspect the two men may be involved in recent residential burglaries in the area. Several Edmonds schools were locked down as a precaution while the area around Pine Ridge Park was searched with K9 units.
Following is the full press release from Edmonds Police:
Today at about 1:20 PM Edmonds Police Units were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle at Pine Ridge Park located at 203rd St SW and 83rd Ave W in the City of Edmonds. Two adult males were seen walking away from the vehicle. Moments later Edmonds PD officers determined the vehicle was stolen out of south Everett.
Additional Edmonds Police, Mountlake Terrace Police and a Marysville PD K9 unit responded to the area to assist in a search for the two males. One suspect was taken into custody near the park with officers and the K9 unit continuing the search for the 2nd suspect. Information gathered at the scene led officers to believe that the suspects were involved in residential burglaries in the area and one suspect may be armed with a pistol.
To be safe, the Edmonds School District was notified and nearby schools were locked down. This included College Place, Edmonds Woodway HS, Maplewood School and Chase Lake Elementary. The second suspect was located at about 2:50PM in the same general area and taken into custody by an alert Edmonds PD officer. The schools were then taken off of lock down and the students released. Initial investigation uncovered that the suspects had committed several residential burglaries in the Pine Ridge Park area before being apprehended. The investigation is continuing with the suspects still in custody.
Update: 2:45 p.m.: The precautionary lockdowns of Edmonds-Woodway High School, Maplewood Parent Coop, College Place Elementary and College Place Middle School were lifted around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, but buses will like deliver students late, district officials said.
Meanwhile, Edmonds Police continue to look for the second suspect seen in a stolen car, though K-9 units were unsuccessful as yet in locating that person.
Another man was apprehended earlier in connection with the case.
Edmonds-Woodway High School, Maplewood Parent Coop, College Place Elementary and College Place Middle School are all currently on a precautionary lockdown as Edmonds Police search for a suspect seen in a stolen car.
The School District is in the process of notifying parents, spokeswoman DJ Jakala said, and said all school buses on the west side of the district will likely be late this afternoon due to the ongoing police activity.
Officers apprehended one of two suspects already, who both were seen in a car stolen from Everett, and are attempting to track a second suspect. The man apprehended was located north of Pine Ridge Park, Sgt. Mark Marsh said.
The arrested man indicated that the other suspect may be armed, but police currently aren't sure of the veracity of that claim, Marsh said.
This is a developing story; Patch will update this as more information becomes available.