Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Burien and SeaTac Police Department served search warrants on 5 locations last night related to a lengthy prostitution investigation.
The warrants were served at three businesses and two residences around 7pm last night. Detectives arrested 3 females, 1 male and seized three vehicles and a small amount of cash during the raid.
Locations included the Royal Orchid Massage/Hair and Nail Salon in the 2800 block of S200th St. in SeaTac,
The Adam and Eve Hair Styling, Nail and Tanning Salon in the 19000 block of International Blvd in SeaTac,
The Zen Remedy Massage in the 100 block of SW153rd in Burien, an apartment in the 19800 block of International Blvd in SeaTac and a house 21000 block of 131 PL SE in Kent. (more…)
Burien- Carolyn Piksa who is suspected of shooting a City of Seattle employee last Friday had filed a residential burglary report with the Burien Police last year and reported having firearms stolen.
On July 10, 2012 Piksa called Burien Police and reported her house in the 1000 block of S115 had been burglarized while she was at work.
During the investigation Piksa reported that someone had kicked in her back door, entered her house and stole two handguns, a rifle and other firearm related accessories. There was no mentioned of a dog being killed during the incident. (more…)
Press Release: Burien Officer’s DUI Stop nets drugs, cash and suspected drug dealer!
On Monday morning just after 1 am and alert Burien Officer saw a GMC Yukon driving southbound on Ambaum Blvd approaching a red light at SW152. The driver of the Yukon did not stop for the red light until he was in the middle of the intersection. The deputy pulled behind the vehicle as it made a left turn on SW152 against the red light. The officer stopped the vehicle, conducted an investigation and arrested the 35 year old Burlington man for DUI. The man also had a warrant for DUI. During a search of the driver the deputy found approximately $9,000 cash, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. (more…)
Request To Help Identify Robbery Suspect
The King County Sheriff’s Office is requesting help from the public to identify an armed robbery suspect hitting White Center/Burien area convenience stores. He has committed 4 robberies from Jan. 11th to Feb. 1st. He has been armed with a black handgun and demands cash from the register. He is described as a black male between 35-40 years old with a long narrow face and a deep voice. He has a distinctive darker patch of skin under his left eye. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311.
John Urquhart was sworn in as King County Sheriff Nov. 28, 2012. The former sergeant defeated incumbent Sheriff Steve Strachan with over 56 percent of the vote. Urquhart served as deputy most of his career in the Burien precinct, and patrolled South Park, SeaTac, and Boulevard Park.
Sheriff Urquhart shared some thoughts with the Highline Times on the hot topic of guns in schools.
“I don’t have any problem with law abiding citizens having guns. It’s a constitutional right and I’m sure not going to criticize that. Obviously we go after the citizens who aren’t law abiding. There are lots and lots of laws on the books to enforce those laws. Some may get tweaked. But everybody’s talking about gun violence in schools.
Skyway- DNA evidence led detectives to a 17 year old man who was arrested this morning in connection with a Home Invasion Robbery and Rape that occurred in the White Center area in November.
Detectives recovered DNA at the scene of the rape/robbery and entered the information into a DNA database (CODA). The DNA from the scene matched that of a known subject.
King County Sheriff’s Detectives and TAC 30 (Swat) served a warrant early this morning at the man’s residence in the 6800 block of S123rd St in the Skyway area. The man was arrested for rape and robbery and booked into the Youth Service Center.
The rape/robbery occurred on November 12th around 8:40 pm in the 10800 block of 6 Ave S. The victims, a man and his girlfriend, were home with their 18 month old child when two armed men entered the apartment and pistol whipped the man and sexually assaulted his girlfriend. (more…)
The consequences and risks of celebratory gunfire can be serious and the King County Sheriff’s Office is saying, “Don’t Do It!”
“Any bullet fired from a gun must land somewhere and the risks of causing an injury or death is significant”, said King County Sheriff John Urquhart
Every year around the country people are injured and killed by celebratory gunfire and law enforcement officials want to keep that from happening in King County.
The Sheriff’s Office said if they can pinpoint someone shooting they will fully enforce the law. At a minimum a person can be charged with Reckless Endangerment and if convicted can land the shooter in jail for up to 364 days and imposed a fine of up to $5,000.
Sheriff Urquhart’s bottom line on New Year’s Eve, “Don’t spend your last day of 2012 in jail. Have fun but don’t risk lives.”
Burien - an 8 month investigation conducted by the King County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the seizure of narcotics, guns, money and the arrest of 8 people for trafficking narcotics.
The investigation started in April when Sheriff’s detectives learned that a narcotics dealer had a reputation of selling high quality cocaine and heroin in the Burien area. Detectives also learned that the suspect had been sought by investigators before for dealing narcotics but would shut down his operation when he suspected police were closing in. (more…)