Improperly used propane heater tops police blotter
Propane heater blamed in incident
Concerned family members made several attempts to contact a member of their family in SeaTac but were unsuccessful. The family members went to the home and found the victim unconscious and unresponsive. Aid was called and the victim was taken to a local hospital. The condition of the man was unknown at the time of this report. SeaTac Fire Department’s public-information officer, Randy Droppert, stated the victim had been using a propane heater in the home and appears to have been overcome by the noxious gases. A news release did not mention the age or gender of the victim.
Two men shot in Tukwila bar quarrel
On Dec. 27 shortly after 1 a.m. two females got into a fist fight in the parking lot outside Tukwila’s Annex Tavern on the 10300 block of E. Marginal Way. The melee soon escalated and an unidentified suspect pulled out a handgun and opened fire. One man was shot several times and taken to Harborview in serious condition and the other victim sustained a less-serious shot to the leg. As of Dec. 29 Tukwila police were still investigating and no arrests had been made.
Man shot and killed in White Center bakery in retribution for an earlier dispute
Shortly after midnight on Dec. 28 a 25-year-old suspect (now arrested) walked into the Seattle Roll Vietnamese Bakery on 16th Ave S.W. and confronted a customer about a dispute the customer had with a bakery employee earlier in the week. During the confrontation the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, killing 24-year-old Jason Saechao. Witnesses initially told police the shooting was a random robbery to protect themselves from the shooter’s wrath, but eventually the story changed.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and thefts
3000 blk S. 150th St., 11600 blk 1st Ave. S., 1000 blk S.W. 126th St., 1000 blk S.W. 137th St., 14600 blk 8th Ave. S., 200 blk S.W. 154th St., 2000 blk S. 112th St., 600 blk S.W. 150th St., 15700 blk 4th Ave. S., 1000 blk S.W. 110th St., 400 blk S. 190th St., 14900 blk 14th Ave. S.W., 200 blk S. 168th St., 16500 blk 4th Ave. S., 600 blk S. 152nd St., 16700 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 14900 blk 18th Ave. S.W., 14900 blk 4th Ave. S.W., 11900 blk 1st Ave. S., 200 blk S.W. 146th St., 100 blk S. 140th St., 1000 blk S.W. 146th, 13200 blk 5th Ave. S.W., 13200 blk 2nd Ave. S.W., 200 blk S. 163rd Pl., 12700 blk Military Rd. S.
Residential burglaries and break-ins
14500 blk 27th Pl. S., 11200 blk Military Rd. S., 2000 blk S. 116th Pl., 14900 blk 5th Ave. S., 1000 blk S.W. 156th Pl., 400 blk S.W. 122nd, 100 blk S.W. 155th