Media Releases

Missing Indigenous Person - Janey "Lisa" Mohawk
June 6, 2024

Tulalip, Washington-June 6, 2024. The Tulalip Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Janey “Lisa” Mohawk, 35 years of age. Janey is 5’9”’ and weighs 125 lbs. she has brown hair and brown eyes. Janey does not have a vehicle and was believed to be last seen walking in the Tulalip–Marysville area near I-5 and 4th Street. Janey is reported to sometimes panhandle on freeway offramps and in front of businesses. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Janey Mohawk, please contact the Tulalip Police Department at 360-716-4608 or by email at tips@tulaliptribalpolice.org

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Tulalip Tribal Police Traffic Speed Detecting System
April 10, 2024

The Tulalip Police Department has recently purchased a speed detection trailer system as another tool used by the Tulalip Police Department in our traffic safety efforts. The system is set up with a display sign that can display multiple variations of messages, pictures, and the vehicle’s current speed.

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Tulalip Tribal Police Patrol Narcotics Arrests and Seizure

On April 10, 2024, Tulalip Police Patrol night shift Officers contacted a suspicious vehicle. The investigation revealed the female driver had 2,923 Fentanyl pills, 20 Vicodin, 3.73 grams meth, and 6.33 grams of fentanyl. She was later booked into the County for Possession of Controlled Substances with Intent to Deliver. An occupant of the vehicle admitted to more narcotics being located inside of the vehicle. The officers applied for a Superior Court Search Warrant and executed the warrant for the suspected narcotics inside the vehicle.

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Tulalip Tribal Police Drug Task Force Fentanyl Investigation and Seizure

Tulalip Police Department's Drug Task Force Seizes Over 61,000 Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills “Operation Clean Sweep.”

Tulalip, WA – On February 20, 2024, the Tulalip Police Department's Drug Task Force, in coordination with federal and local law enforcement partners, successfully seized over 61,000 counterfeit fentanyl pills.

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Drug Task Force Narcotics Investigation

On January 31, 2024, Tulalip Police Department Drug Task Force (DTF) Detectives contacted a suspicious vehicle at a local establishment on the Tulalip Reservation. During the investigation of the vehicle, DTF Detectives observed narcotics and items used to facilitate the sale of narcotics.

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Illegal Marijuana Grow
Case 24-0026

On January 4, 2024, the Tulalip Police Department with assistance from the BIA and DEA executed a search warrant for an Illegal marijuana grow on the reservation. The grow operation consisted of several buildings that had more than 1500 plants in various states of growth.

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Tulalip Drug Task Force Successfully Disrupts Narcotics Operation, Arrests Non-Tribal Male for Counterfeit Fentanyl Distribution in Silver Village Housing Area

December 20, 2023, The Tulalip Drug Task Force, concluded a narcotics investigation resulting in the arrest of a non-tribal male involved in the distribution of counterfeit fentanyl pills within the Silver Village Housing Area.

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Narcotics Search Warrant

On October 17, 2023, The Tulalip Police Department conducted a search warrant on the residence and arrested the two suspects on probable cause. While searching for additional contraband inside the residence and garage, Officers located an illegally possessed firearm, illegal narcotics, and currency.

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Drug Search Warrant Silver Village

The Tulalip Police Department Drug Task Force (DTF) conducted a narcotics distribution investigation on a suspected drug dealer residing in tribal housing located in Silver Village, Tulalip. On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, the TPD DTF with the assistance of TPD Patrol, TPD Community Response Team (CRT), and TPD Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU), served a Tribal Court Search Warrant at the residence identified through this investigation.

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Drug Task Force Investigation and Arrest at Marathon Gas Station

This week DTF Detectives were able to establish probable cause to arrest the employee for two counts of possession with the intent to distribute. On Friday, October 6, 2023, after learning that the employee was working, Tulalip Patrol Officers and DTF Detectives arrested the suspect on probable cause. The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on the narcotics violation charges.

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Organized Retail Theft Case Search Warrant

On Friday, October 6, 2023, Tulalip Police Officers and Criminal Investigations Unit Detectives conducted a residential Search Warrant in Tulalip Tribal Housing, Silver Village, as part of an ongoing investigation into Organized Retail Theft both on and off the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Many items of possible evidence were collected at the scene for processing and the investigation is ongoing as we continue to battle organized retail theft rings.

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Narcotics and Illegal Firearm Possession Investigation

On October 3, 2023, a Tulalip Police Patrol Officer investigated a stolen motor vehicle located in a parking lot on the Tulalip Reservation. The vehicle occupants were located and one occupant was arrested on two felony warrants out of King County, the male driver had DOC warrants and DV warrants and was booked for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and a third occupant was also arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, and Unlawful possession of a Firearm x 2 counts.

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TPD is taking action against Fentanyl

On August 31, 2023, the TPD Drug Task Force executed a vehicle search warrant and discovered 13 Oxycodone pills, 56.93g of heroin, 11.32g of meth, 1.11g of cocaine, 6.24g of fentanyl, 16 Adderall pills, and $4,110. A firearm was found in the vehicle during the search, and an addendum was written. While executing the addendum, a stolen Glock 19 handgun was discovered. Scales and baggies were also found, indicating that the narcotics were intended for sale and not personal use.

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Drug Task Force (DTF)

The week of July 3-7, 2023: The Drug Task Force (DTF) is dedicated to fighting the war on the rise of illegal narcotic sales. DTF Detectives had approximately 50 suspicious vehicle contacts this week, two of those contacts alone led to the seizure of the following narcotics: ¼ pound of Fentanyl powder, over 2600 Fentanyl pills, 98 grams of Methamphetamine, and 4.41 grams of Cocaine.

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Motor Vehicle
Accident Near Sunny Shores

On July 19, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tulalip Bay Fire, Marysville Fire, Tulalip Tribal Police, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and Collision Investigations Unit responded to a call about a motor vehicle accident near Sunny Shores and Marine Drive.

At this time, it is still an open investigation. Anyone with any information can reach out to the Tulalip Tribal Police Department Commander Jim Williams at 360-716-5927 or 360-716-5911.

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$60,000 Reward for
Missing Person Mary Ellen Johnson-Davis

The Tulalip Police Department would like your help in locating a missing person. Mary Johnson, age 40, was reported missing by her husband on December 9, 2020. Mary was last seen walking on Firetrail Road (140th) Tulalip, WA, on 11-25-2020. Mary had arranged to meet a friend on Firetrail for a ride to Arlington. She never arrived at her destination. Mary has not been in contact with her family or friends.

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Memorial Service for Officer Charlie Joe Cortez

On November 17, 2020 the Tulalip Police Department lost Officer Charlie Joe Cortez in the line of duty. Officer Cortez was 29 years old when his patrol boat capsized while responding to a call. His remains have not yet been recovered.

Charlie was a son, brother and father of two beautiful children. Charlie was a Tulalip Tribal member. He was born, and raised on the Tulalip Reservation which he proudly served. Please join us to honor his sacrifice and support his family.

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TPD Lost Officer

On November 17, 2020 at approximately 8:30 pm two officers with Tulalip Tribal Police Department Fish and Wildlife Division were following another boat into the Everett Marina to ensure the fishermen reached port. The Tulalip Fish and Wildlife Officers were returning to Tulalip Bay Marina when a rogue wave hit their 24ft patrol vessel causing it to capsize. Both crew members were thrown into the water.

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Can You ID Us?
Tulalip Case 20-1427

On June 23, 2020, at approximately 0430 hours, three male subjects broke into the Tulalip Pharmacy by smashing the glass door with a rock. The suspects stole a variety of medications and then fled in a dark-colored car that was driven by a fourth accomplice. If you can identify any of these individuals please contact:

Detective Sergeant Wayne Schakel at
360-716-5966 or wschakel@tulaliptribalpolice.org

Detective David Sallee at
360-716-5962 or dsallee@tulaliptribalpolice.org

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Cougar Sightings

December 1, 2019 -- Three confirmed cougar sightings around Mission Highlands/Turk Road and y-site areas.

Encountering a cougar: Relatively few people will ever catch a glimpse of a cougar much less confront one. If you come face to face with a cougar, your actions can either help or hinder a quick retreat by the animal.

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Warrant Arrest of Drug Dealer

August 15th, 2019 -- The sale and use of illicit drugs is an epidemic, not only on the Tulalip Reservation, but across the nation. The Tulalip Tribal Police Department is committed to halting the sale of drugs on our reservation.

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Graffiti Art vs. Vandalism

August 1st, 2019 -- Graffiti is defined as markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on public or private property. Intention and consent are the differences between street art and vandalism. Artists have permission from the property owner, vandals do not. Graffiti vandalism is unwelcome and hurtful to home and business owners.

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Motor Vehicle Accident

July 9, 2019 -- Yesterday, there was a serious motor vehicle collision that closed Marine Drive from approximately 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm. This incident is still under investigation and the information is subject to change. This is a summary of the facts known at this time.

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New Office Manager
Amanda Hunter

May 13, 2019 -- Effective May 13, 2019, Amanda Hunter began in her new assignment as the Tulalip Tribal Police Department Officer Manager.

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Narcotics

December 14th, 2018 -- The Tulalip Tribal Police Department remains committed to protecting the community by deploying resources to investigate complaints of alleged narcotics sales recognizing the devastating impacts of this criminal behavior on individuals, families, and the community.

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Illicit Fentanyl Detected in New Forms

December 7th, 2018 -- The Washington State Department of Health reports that illicit fentanyl is being detected in new forms and is causing an increasing number of overdose deaths in the state.

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Tulalip Tribal Police Halloween Safety Tips

October 30th, 2018 -- Summer is over and Halloween is here! The Tulalip Tribal Police department wants everyone to enjoy this spooky holiday safely. Here are some tips for families to stay safe and enjoy a night out Trick-or-Treating.

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Phone Scam Targeting Elders

October 29th, 2018, a phone scam has been circulating in our community targeting Grandparents and Elders.

The scam typically begins with a person pretending to be a grandchild asking their grandparent or respected elder for help. The person on the phone will begin with something like, “It’s your favorite grandson” or, “ Do you know who this is grandma?”

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Tulalip Police Response to Reported Threat

October 4th, 2018 -- On Tuesday, October 24th, the Tulalip Police Department received a phone call from SNOPAC, the regional public safety communications center that dispatches 911 calls for Snohomish County. The call described two armed men, in camouflage, walking towards the Betty J. Taylor Tulalip Early Learning Academy.

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