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Gold Bar Police Blotter
April 19, 2017
Call response charts for March 2017 in living Kodak color. CLICK TO OPEN
(GOLD BAR, WA.) -- Below are highlights from March police call responses in and around Gold Bar and the upper valley as issued jointly by Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary and Gold Bar Mayor Lee Hodo.
Fatal house fire. A Gold Bar area man died in a house fire March 20th in the 43100 block of May Creek Rd. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identification of the man as 68-year old as Richard D. Olson, Jr. of Gold Bar. The ME's office said cause of death was smoke inhalation and the manner of death was an accident.
Electrocution. On March 27 a 53-year old man died of electrocuton in Gold Bar after he came into contact with a "low-hanging high-voltage (power) line" in the 1300 block of Croft Avenue in Gold Bar. The ME's office identified the man as Christopher G. Johnson of Everett, WA. The cause of death is electrocution. The manner of death was ruled an accident.
The incident happened just before 6 pm that evening near the Mountain View Diner, located at 1306 Croft Avenue in Gold Bar.
People inside the restaurant heard a loud noise outside, went to investigate and found a man lying on the ground near a downed power line and near some train tracks behind the restaurant.
Chief Eric Andrews of Fire District 26 told local TV station KCPQ the man had been badly burned and died instantly from what appeared to be a freak accident.
The ME's office says a preliminary investigation suggests a cross-arm supporting the wire had broken approximately 2 hours prior to the incident so that the power line was hanging just a few feet above the ground.
Warrant/Weapons arrest. A man who was also the subject of investigation for several domestic violence crimes was arrested at a home just outside of Gold Bar off of Picklefarm Rd on outstanding warrants out of Oregon for armed robbery and felony assault.
"A sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun was found in his backpack next to where he was seated at the time of the arrest. The man was easily identified by his swastika, skinhead and white power tattoos," said a police statement.
Small Arson Fire. A sign at the Elementary School was intentionally burned in the last week of March. School Resource Deputy Hess is investigating along with the Snohomish County Fire Marshal.
Index, WA (Where all the Indexians live)
Traffic complaints. Deputies responded to one complaint of a speeding vehicle near the elementary school. It was “long gone” according to the reporting party. Deputies stopped three vehicles in Index for traffic violations. Warnings were issued, and plates displayed on, but not belonging to one vehicle, were collected for destruction.
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