News Releases

News Release Archives

The city issues a number of news releases each week to keep our community informed. Our legal notices are published in the city’s newspaper of record (the Herald) and news releases are sent to the Herald as well as a local distribution list. 

All news releases are available in the archives center and the most current are posted on the homepage.  Major news items are sent to Seattle media outlets.

Mountlake Terrace Police Seek Burglary Suspect

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is actively investigating a series of residential burglaries occurring in the past couple weeks. 

At least 14 burglaries in Mountlake Terrace can be attributed to a single suspect.  Of those burglaries, five were reported on Saturday evening, January 18.  In each crime, the suspect selected single-family residences that were unoccupied and stole valuables.  Evidence was obtained in several of these crimes and a person of interest has been identified as Justin Jakobsen, a 27-year-old Lynnwood resident.

If you have information pertaining to Justin Jakobsen’s whereabouts, please call 911.

Click here to view a resident’s security camera video

Burglaries Suspect_01.22.20-Pic 3
Burglaries Suspect_01.22.20-Pic 1
Burglaries Suspect_01.22.20-Pic 2