Lynnwood under curfew, 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Around 4:00 p.m. today, June 1, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, imposed a 5:00 p.m. June 1 to 5 a.m. June 2 curfew. No person shall enter or remain in the public right-of-way, or in the public parks, or at any other public place within Lynnwood City limits. The general Curfew shall continue until 5:00 am on June 2, 2020, and shall be enforced by the Lynnwood Police Department, other law enforcement agencies and the military.

Any person found to have knowingly violated this Civil Emergency Order is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $250.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

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The general curfew shall not apply to law enforcement personnel who are actively engaged in carrying out their duties; military personnel who are actively engaged in providing assistance to the City pursuant to the Proclamation of the Mayor; emergency personnel and other City and government personnel who are actively engaged in carrying out their duties; City and governmental officials with valid identification; representatives of the media authorized in advance by the Executive Office or the Chief of the Lynnwood Police Department or his designee. For purposes of this Order, the phrase “actively engaged in carrying out their duties” includes traveling to and from the location of those duties to begin or end a work shift.

At 1 p.m. today, the Lynnwood Police Department released a press release stating the following:

“We have become aware of potential groups bent on causing property damage and theft at the Alderwood Mall, similar to what we have seen in other neighboring jurisdictions in the Puget Sound region.  We are staging resources and are also denying access to the Alderwood Mall as a precautionary measure.  Businesses at the Alderwood Mall are closed and barricades are in place to prevent access to the area. At the request of Alderwood Mall management, access to the Alderwood Mall will be denied.”

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7 thoughts on “Lynnwood under curfew, 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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  • June 1, 2020 at 7:37 PM

    These orders are like the coronavirus orders: for health and safety. The police don’t enforce either order unless someone is flagrantly violating it or causing risk to health or safety or not allowing police to do their jobs protecting property in the mall. For instance, I’d bet local grocery stores are still open in Case you need toilet paper. Any reasonable person should be able to deal with these orders for a short period of time without feeling that rights are violated. If it becomes chronic or the problem grows, that would be another consideration, but for now can’t we just chill out at home, please?

  • June 1, 2020 at 6:03 PM

    Complete violation of our rights.!! Absolutely ridiculous with less than 1 minutes notice before 5. We were heading out the door to the store to get some food for dinner when the notice came to our phones. Once again they’re going to punish everyone for the small percentage of the population which it actually applies to!!! BS !!! misuse and abuse of power.

    • June 1, 2020 at 6:38 PM

      This is NOT a violation of your rights.. Its on night you won’t die.. Cook dinner its cheaper anyway..

    • June 2, 2020 at 7:27 AM

      Sheesh people, it said that if you knowingly violated the order. Please take your hyperbolic statements and adjust then accordingly.

  • June 1, 2020 at 4:49 PM

    will the strip malls, such as Total Wine & More be open tomorrow?


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