Sultan July Summary
Snohomish County Parks Department and Public Works worked to clean up the area on the south side of the Skykomish River where a number of trespassers have been leaving large amounts of trash. Public Works and Solid Waste sent several pieces of machinery, a dump truck and five employees to pick up debris by hand and clean the area. Twelve tons of trash was removed from the 26 acre site. The clean-up took nearly two days to complete. Our local government at the city and county level worked together to make this area better for everyone to enjoy. The public is invited to now enjoy the property and take ownership of “Steelhead Park.”
On July 11th, 12th, and 13th, we had a successful and peaceful Sultan Shindig. Extra staff was brought in for traffic control and security. The only complaints heard was that it was a little too warm for some visitors.
On July 29th, the Sultan City staff and several local churches and other volunteer groups put together a group of about 15 volunteers to clean the trash out from under the Mann Road Bridge on the Sultan side of the river. The group removed several truckloads of trash from the brush under and around the bridge.
On July 30, a group of seven volunteers cleaned Osprey Park. Some illegal campsites in Reese Park were located and will be removed when together a team can be assembled to assist with that task.
Gold Bar/Index July Summary
Burglaries/Thefts: There were four confirmed burglaries in Gold Bar in July. No suspects have been identified. A vehicle was prowled just outside of town on Ley Road. Deputies investigating the incident located some of the stolen property and identified several suspects in Sultan who are also suspects in similar incidents across multiple jurisdictions. Some have been arrested and charges were referred to the prosecutor on others. Ongoing investigations and conditions at the same home resulted in the forced eviction of the group from the Sultan residence.
Warrants and Drug arrests: Deputies responded to six incidents in Gold Bar that resulted in arrests and bookings for warrants and/or drugs.
Assault/Vandalism/Offense: Deputies responded to five incidents involving intentional injury to property or persons, and/or harassing behavior
Traffic: Deputies continue to conduct traffic enforcement activities with greater frequency than in 2013. One person was arrested and booked into jail for reckless driving following a collision.
Assault: One person was arrested for assault.
Traffic: One person was arrested for DUI, and was turned over to WSP for processing.