Burien stabbing tops police blotter

24-year-old man stabbed in Burien
A 24-year-old man was stabbed in Burien early Friday, Sept. 14. The incident was reported at 1:51 a.m. and took place in the 1200 block of SW 124th Street according to police, who believe the man was also robbed. He is expected to survive.

Name released of woman found dead in Mallard Lake
The King County Medical Examiner's office released the name of the woman found dead in Mallard Lake near White Center. She was Victoria McMullen, age 22. The cause of death is still under investigation. McMullen was not from this area, according to the King County Sheriff's office. McMullen's body was found floating in Mallard Lake behind Coronado Springs Apartments shortly before 10 a.m. on Sept. 7.

Burien man arrested in Tukwila murder
Burien resident Asuan Santos-Valdez, 33, has been arrested for the murder of Orlando Soto at a Tukwila motel. At 10:28 p.m. on Sept. 1., Soto was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Knights Inn parking lot in the 14100 block of Tukwila International Boulevard in Tukwila. A single suspect was seen fleeing from the area on foot.
Tukwila police said the evidence indicated Santos-Valdez went into a nearby convenience store where his image was captured on surveillance video. His path to the store was confirmed by the police K9 and other street cameras. Department of Corrections Officers recognized Santos-Valdez because he had a DOC warrant for his arrest at the time of the homicide. DOC officers found Santos-Valdez in Seattle on the evening of Sept. 11. He was taken into custody without incident. Santos-
Valdez will be charged with First Degree Murder, according to police officials. They say the motivation for the crime appears to be robbery.

Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and thefts
1000 blk S.W. 166th St., 2000 blk S. 126th St., 600 blk S.W. 122nd St., 100 blk S. 120th
St., 1000 blk S.W. 130th St., 13000 blk 13th Ave. S.W., 11900 blk 21st Ave. S.W., 300
blk S. 177th Pl., 14800 blk 4th Ave. S., 12200 blk 21st Ave. S.W., 12000 blk 1st Ave. S.,
11800 blk Ambaum Blvd, 1000 blk S.W. 119th St.,11600 blk 18th Ave. S.W., 200 blk
S.W. 154th St., 2000 blk S. 113th St., 13200 blk 12th Ave. S.W., 12200 blk 2nd Ave. S.,
14800 blk 5th Ave. S., 14600 blk 1st Ave. S., 100 blk S.W. 185th St., 16800 blk 16th
Ave. S.W., 20800 blk Marine View Dr., 18200 blk 1st Ave. S., 100 blk S.W. 184th St.

Residential burglaries and break-ins
11600 blk 19th Ave. S.W., 12200 blk 5th Ave. S., 400 blk S. 132nd St., 100 blk S.W.
116th St., 12200 blk Military Rd. S., 600 blk S.W. 185th St.

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