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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Meet the Candidates for City Manager

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Save the date and join us virtually on Monday, November 29 at 6 p.m., to meet our top and final candidates for City Manager. Candidates will be asked a series of questions based on what we heard from you in the community survey that went out earlier this ...
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Posted on: November 12, 2021

City Unveils Veterans Memorial Drive

Parl Guthrie, Councilmember Tom Agnew and Jim Morrison at Veterans Memorial Drive Event

On the morning of Wednesday, November 10, City of Bothell Councilmembers, staff and veterans, humbly gathered at the corner of Pop Keeney Stadium's parking lot near downtown Bothell to celebrate the official unveiling of Veterans Memorial Drive.

Veterans M...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Save the Date for Grand Opening of Pop Shops on Main

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The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening of Pop Shops on Main, a unique and inclusive retail marketplace where community members can visit, shop and explore, all year round.

The Grand Opening will take place Thursday, November 18 from 3-4 p.m. loc...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Bothell Fire Stations 42 and 45

Photo of city council breaking ground for the fire stations rebuild project

On Thursday, October 28, City of Bothell councilmembers, leaders, design-build team members and community partners, came together to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Fire Stations 42 (Downtown) and 45 (Canyon Park). 

"I want to recogn...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Join North-End Cities for the Winter Porch Light Parade this December

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The cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park and Shoreline have partnered to celebrate communities shining bright with the 2021 Winter Porch Light Parade December 1 through December 31, 2021. These four cities invite their communities to create light ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

City Seeks Advisory Committee Volunteers to Help “Tell Bothell’s Full Story”

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The City of Bothell Landmark Preservation Board has been awarded a special grant to fund a "Telling Bothell's Full Story," project and we need help from the community! Inspired by an initiative launched by the National Trust for Histori...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: September 20, 2021

City of Bothell Advances Downtown Vision with Sale of Two Properties

Block D Sale

The City of Bothell has made a significant step toward fully achieving its downtown redevelopment plan. The City of Bothell and Trammell Crow Residential have just completed the sale of a key downtown development site, Block D, located at the intersection...
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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: August 31, 2021

City of Bothell Selects Four Businesses for Pop Shops on Main

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The City of Bothell has selected four successful applicants for Bothell’s new retail incubator program. Bothell City Council approved a pop up incubator program to support the creation of new small businesses and provide more opportunities for m...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: August 31, 2021

COVID Update - City Hall Reopening Delayed

City Hall

As you know, City Hall and some other facilities have been closed for quite some time. We are planning for hybrid meetings and hoped to reopen City Hall to walk-ins in early September, but have now delayed a full reopening as Delta cases are on the rise. ...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Now Hiring! City Manager Application is Live

We Are Hiring

Now hiring! City of Bothell Government is looking for a City Manager who is a strategic thinker and effective communicator. The successful candidate will have a background in strategic planning and be a creative problem solver. Learn more and apply at htt...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Hall Expects Reopening in Early Sept

City Hall

As you know, City Hall and some other facilities have been closed since March 2020 and we all worked together to successfully deliver key services online. During this time, Staff has reimagined what city services should and could look like post-COVID, hav...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Apply for Pop-Up Retail Business Incubator by July 25th

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The City of Bothell is accepting applications from qualified businesses to participate in a new Pop-Up Retail Incubator Program.  Learn more and apply by July 25th at  www.mercycorpsnw.org/bothellpopup.  

Bothell City Council rec...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

City Manager Recruitment Survey Results

Survey

Bothell Community - thanks to all who completed the City Manager Recruitment Survey!  A few weeks ago, we asked the community to provide input to help inform the recruitment process for our next City Manager.  We received more than 500 r...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Bothell City Council Issues Temporary Order Prohibiting Fireworks for 2021

Fireworks Prohibited

Bothell City Council has just issued a temporary order to immediately prohibit the sale, possession, and use of consumer fireworks effective through July 5, 2021. 

Pursuant to Bothell City Code 8.37.215, City Council made this decision based on sa...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Extreme High Temps Forecasted: Stay Cool. Stay Hydrated.

Extreme Heat Alert

Record-breaking heat is expected across our area Friday into early next week. Hot temperatures and dry conditions mean we all need to think about personal safety and increased fire risks. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illne...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Online Services - Take Survey by Jun 19

Survey

The City of Bothell needs your input on City online services. We are currently reimagining what city services look like post-Covid, having learned that many of you prefer convenient online services and the option to attend meetings virtually.  

Yo...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Summer, Health Guidance, and Planning for Reopening

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As the number of vaccinations increase and we learn of changing public health requirements, we wanted to provide a city update on summer activities,?current staff policies,?and what we know about reopening.??? 

Many of you have heard the news of t...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City Manager Recruitment Survey - Open Until June 1st

City Hall

City Manager Recruitment Survey -  Open Until June 1st

Bothell Community - we need your input!  As we launch the recruitment process to find our next City Manager, we need to better understand your needs.

Please take 5 - 10 minutes to comp...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Bothell Seeks Advisory Committee Members for Pop Up Retail Program

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May 11, 2021 - Bothell City Council has recently approved a new Pop Up Retail Incubator Program designed to support the creation of new small businesses and provide more opportunities for minority and woman-owned businesses.  

Funded in part by th...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: April 21, 2021

City of Bothell Welcomes New Board and Commission Members

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In their meeting on April 20th, 2021, Bothell City Council expressed their gratitude for Board and Commission members coming to the end of their tenures and welcomed new members.   

Board and Commission members serve a vital advisory role...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: April 1, 2021

"Back on Track" Bench Warrant Removal Program

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Bench Warrant Removal Program - Helping Defendants Get Back on Track

For a limited time, persons with bench warrants in a municipal court within King County can quash a qualified warrant through the Back on Track warrant amnesty program.  This pro...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Condemning Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against AAPI Community

AAPI Proclamation

Mayor Olsen has signed a proclamation to affirm that hate, violence and bias are not accepted here and calls on all of us to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  Each of us has a personal responsibility to prevent the sprea...

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Official Proclamation... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Survey

Survey

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Survey 

Last summer city staff began taking a closer look at our internal processes and how we approach diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Staff and City Council discussed Bothell demographics, which ...

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Go to survey.... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Bothell Public Works Awarded Accreditation

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The City of Bothell Public Works Department was recently awarded full accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Council and was formally presented with the honor at the March 2nd City Council meeting. The City of Bothell ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Bothell City Manager Announces Retirement

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Bothell City Manager Announces Retirement 

The Bothell City Council and City Manager Jennifer Phillips announce that an agreement to separate her employment will be on the agenda for the Tuesday, February 9th City Council meeting. The Council is e...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

SMART Investigation Update

07-13-20 SMART investigation update-1

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 the fami...

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Additional Info... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Apply for a Board or Commission by February 12th

Boards - Newsflash

Want to serve your community and weigh in on important government decisions?  City Council is seeking members for several different Board and Commission volunteer positions. Board and Commission members serve a vital advisory role to City Council...

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Learn more and apply... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Spammer Sending Fake City of Bothell Emails

Email Attention

This morning a spammer used a City of Bothell staff email account to send out several fake emails to other agencies and some members of the public. The email may look similar to this image below, asking you to “View Encrypted Message” ...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Gov Inslee issues travel advisory for Washington

WA State Travel Advisory

November 13, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington today, recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home. Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. K...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Furloughs Ending

City Hall

Furloughs Ending

Several months ago, the City took several actions to address an estimated deficit resulting from COVID-19 closures. Concerned for our 2020 budget and how COVID might impact an already challenging 2021/22 budget, we instituted layoffs, hiri...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: September 17, 2020

COVID Emergency Financial Assistance for Residents

Grants Newsflash

Updated 9/30/20 - Application deadline has been extended to November 15th, 2020, or until funds have been depleted.  Attention all Bothell residents! We know many of you have been financially impacted due to COVID-19.  The Northshore Sen...

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Apply now... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Canyon Park Subarea Plan Update - Virtual Open House Aug 6th

Canyon Park

Please join us for an online open house! The draft Canyon Park Subarea Plan update is out and we want your thoughts. What have we missed? What actions are most important to make happen?  This draft plan is the result of more than two years of pub...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Bothell CARES Small Business Grants

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The City of Bothell will accept applications for grants from Monday, August 3rd through Friday, August 7th.  

We are providing emergency financial support for qualified small businesses negatively impacted by the mandatory closing of non-...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Call for Artists for Fire Station #42

Fire Station 42 for Press Release

The City of Bothell Arts Commission has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists specializing in Public Art to design and incorporate artwork into the rebuild of Bothell’s Fire Station #42. The artist selected to work with the des...

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Read the RFQ here City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Business Reopening Kits & Local Survey

Reopening Kits

Bothell City Council approved utilizing King County Council’s Economic Development Relief Funds to purchase and distribute Phase 2 Reopening Kits to 150 Bothell businesses. The kits will help minimize the reopening costs of businesses hardest hi...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Bothell Bridge is Now Online!

Bridge newsflash

The Summer Bothell Bridge newsletter has been published. You can now find it online at www.bothellwa.gov/Bridge. To save costs and go green, we will discontinue mailing a full printed Bridge out each quarter.  

Check out this edition that includes...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Lime Returns Scooters to Bothell

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Lime returned to the streets of Bothell on June 17, providing affordable, safe and sustainable options as the city reopens. The return of scooters coincides with the opening of one block of Main Street to pedestrians and active transportation. The street ...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 18, 2020

July 4th Porch Parade and Fireworks Safety

Social Square 2020 Porch Parade

Porch ParadeThe City of Bothell Fourth of July Parade has always been a celebration of people, events, and traditions, bridging communities in Bothell and beyond. Unfortunately, due to social distancing requirements and budget impacts from COVID-19, the C...

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Learn more.... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 11, 2020

City Hall Furlough Closures

City Hall Closures

Starting June 12th, city offices will be closed and not providing service every other Friday.  

To address a forecasted budget shortfall of $5.4 M in 2020 resulting from COVID-19 and to continue savings into 2021-22, we had to make the very diffic...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Bothell Teams Up with NWIRC for Catalyst Competition

Bothell Competition

The NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC) announced on Monday a new Amazon Catalyst competition to discover and reward residents in the City of Bothell with big ideas around Applied Life Sciences products, services and processes.  The contest is ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Bothell Businesses Added to #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz Map

News Flash - Open Map

The City of Bothell has partnered with twenty other cities and counties in the Puget Sound region to launch the new #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz map, which helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood.  ...

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Go to the map.... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: April 21, 2020

City Plans for COVID-19 Financial Impacts

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Bothell Community,

We know that many of you are financially, physically, and emotionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is such a difficult time for our community and families, but we will get through it together.  Here at the city, we we...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Come enjoy the new gallery exhibition at Bothell City Hall

The Cow Ate My Homework by Dennis Wunsch

The City of Bothell Arts & Festivals Commission invites you to explore visual art at the new gallery exhibition at City Hall, 18415 101st Ave NE in Bothell. The exhibition features award-winning illustrator and Bothell resident Dennis Wunsch. His work...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

City Council preserves entire Wayne Golf Course in City’s largest parkland acquisition

Wayne Back 9

Deal saves more than $6 million from earlier purchasing proposals

At tonight’s regular Bothell City Council meeting, the Council approved the purchase of the Wayne Golf Course Back 9 for about $400,000. Together with last month’s action...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Mathew Pruitt becomes City of Bothell’s new Human Resources Director

Mathew Pruitt

Mathew Pruitt, a Kirkland resident with nearly 14 years of experience in human resources at a variety of levels of government, will become the City of Bothell’s new Human Resources Director effective Dec. 27.

“Matt has a passion for loc...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Bothell City Council approves purchase of Wayne Golf Course Front 9

Wayne Golf Course

At Tuesday night’s regular City Council meeting, the Bothell City Council authorized the City to buy 49.9 acres of the Wayne Golf Course, known as the “Front 9,” by the end of this year for an estimated $3.4 million. The Coun...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 3, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Open House - Sept 22

Survey

We have been moving forward with some exciting internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work and we’d like to share some updates! Join our consultant, Chanin Kelly-Rae and city staff at a virtual Open House. 
September 22, 2021Wednesday&...
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Raising of the Pride Flag on Monday at 10am / Other Updates

Survey

Pride Month  

On June 1st, City Council issued a Pride Proclamation to honor and celebrate our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. We were honored to have Ginger Chien accep...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Staff Evaluating Merits of Consultant

April 5th, 2021 - Hello! Late last year, City Council prioritized Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and added some funds to our budget for a part-time coordinator.

As we talk with other cities and consultants, we’re learning that hiring a part-time...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Community Survey on DEI

March 16, 2021 - Last summer city staff began taking a closer look at our internal processes and how we approach diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Staff and City Council discussed Bothell demographics, which show a beautiful, growing, and changing c...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: May 24, 2021

DEI Update

May 13, 2021

Hello! Just wanted to give a quick DEI update.  

Consultant and Staff Timing

As many of you know, we’ve spent the last few months doing a lot of DEI research.  After meeting with other cities and area consultants, sta...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

News Flash

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News Flash

Posted on: October 25, 2021

Holiday Shopping Online? Be Alert for Porch Pirates

Package-theft suspect picking up package on apartment front porch

The final months of the year are often marked with an increase in package thefts.  "Porch pirates" know that more people are shopping for holiday gifts online,  and they've learned how to take advantage of the trend.

Bu...

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Police News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Chief Announces Implementation of ROAS

Remote Operated Aerial System and its case on table

A Message from Chief Seuberlich

The Bothell Police department is pleased to announce the implementation of your Remotely Operated Arial System (ROAS), also referred to as drones.  

ROAS platforms are not new to law enforcement.  Law enforc...

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Police News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Bothell Police Arrest Home-Burglary Suspect, Investigate Possible Links

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On Tuesday, September 28 - Bothell Police Officers Brooks and Jordal responded to an in-progress residential burglary, and arrested one suspect, who is now in custody. 

When the officers responded, the suspect was still inside the home, in a neigh...

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Police News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Bothell Police Investigate Residential Burglaries, Remind Homeowners to Secure Windows, Lock Doors

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Bothell Police is investigating four daytime residential burglaries and one attempted break-in in the Canyon Park and Queensborough neighborhoods since August 30.

Officers are conducting extra patrols, but remind residents that the best way to prevent home...

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Police News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Warning About Phone Scam Targeting Hotel Customers

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Bothell Police is investigating after several people fell victim to a phone scam, involving a Bothell area hotel.   

In each of these new cases,  the scammer appears to have gained access to some recent hotel reservation informat...

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Police News
Posted on: August 14, 2021

Bothell Police Arrest Suspect, Warn Residents About Sham Moving-Companies

stacks of moving boxes

On Thursday, August 12, Bothell Police recovered a stolen rental truck and arrested the driver. 
Inside the truck: a lot of moving boxes and furniture that will now get to their rightful owners. 

This may be part of a much larger moving-co...

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Police News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Bothell Police Collecting School-Supply Donations at August 13 Summer Concert

Two smiling officers, male and female, holding red donation bin and red backpack

Are you coming to the Friday, August 13 Summer Concert at the City Hall Plaza?  Bring school supplies to donate to the Northshore Schools Foundation "Backpacks for Kids" drive!  

Look for the red bins and Bothell Police...

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Police News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

National Night Out: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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It's Happening!

On Tuesday, August 3, neighbors across the country and here in Bothell - will turn on their porch lights, step outside, and celebrate a special night. 

It's about Community and Safe Neighborhoods

National Night Out is about building ...

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Police News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Bothell Police Investigate Skimming Devices Found on Gas Pumps

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On Monday, June 21, Bothell Police responded to a gas station/convenience store in the 20800 block of Bothell-Everett Highway – where skimming devices were found on gas pumps.  Officers gathered evidence including the devices, and are n...

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Police News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Bothell Police Investigates Abduction; Suspect in Custody

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Bothell Police is investigating an abduction involving a firearm - in the early-morning hours of June 15 in the 239000 block of 41st Drive, SE.  A 32-year old female victim told investigators that a man she knew forced her at gunpoint into his ca...

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Police News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Bothell Police Seeks Community Input on Aerial Imaging Technology and New Policy

Bothell Police is proposing the addition of a remote operated aerial system (drone).  This technology would be used in collision investigations, search and rescue missions and criminal investigations.  We would like the community to help...

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Police News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Officer Recovers Stolen Birthday Package... and Much More

Officer Sands seen standing next to patrol car

Soon after his shift began on Tuesday morning, May 25, Officer Sands made an extra patrol loop behind a shopping center in the 22600 block of Bothell Everett Highway… and noticed a few things that just weren’t right:  A truck...

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Police News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Scam Alert: Callers Impersonating Bothell Police

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Bothell Police is warning residents to be on alert for callers fraudulently claiming to work for Bothell Police.

As we investigate these suspected scammers, please remember: Bothell Police will never call you and demand that you make a payment over the pho...

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Police News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Investigation Update

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Our detectives continue to actively investigate the murder of 29-year-old John Huynh.  The King County prosecutor has charged 25-year-old Ian Williams with second-degree murder in the case. 

We are working closely with the prosecutor, pro...

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Police News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Six Bothell Police Officers Recognized With Lifesaving Award

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As part of National Police Week, May 9-15, many of our officers were recognized for exceptional service.  Among them; six Bothell Police officers – received the Lifesaving Award:  Officers Sukhi Kaur, Kayla Cooke, Daniel Wiseman, Jenna S...

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Police News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Bothell Police Investigate Homicide, Arrest Lone Suspect

Police vehicles at intersection near Beardslee and 112th

 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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Police News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Bothell Police Officer Follows Clues - Takes Action, Helps ID-Theft Victim

Image shows several credit cards in stacks.

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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Police News
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

Sgt. Ethan Nguyen standing in front of Bothell Police patrol car

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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Police News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Investigation Update

A Message fr

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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Police News
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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Police News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Join Us April 29th for Chat with the Chief

Image shows Bothell Police Chief and text reading "Chat with the Chief, join us on Zoom"

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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Police News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

SMART Investigation Update

07-13-20 SMART investigation update-1

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 11, 2021

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

Stolen firearms recovered

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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Bothell Police Get Hard Drugs Off Streets

photo shows recovered pistol with two magazines and drug parafernalia

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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Police News
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: 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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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

Smart Incident #20-3

King Coun...

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Police News
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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