Election harassment charge tops police blotter
Burien man who confronted "Reject R-74" campaigner arrested for harassment
King County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a man in connection with a Malicious Harassment case that occurred Sunday, Oct. 14, in Burien when he allegedly tore a “Reject R-74” (referendum on same-sex marriage) sign off of a woman’s car and shoved another woman when she stepped in to help.
Detectives arrested the 23-year-old Burien man at a house in the 900 block of 164 St. SE in Snohomish County just after 10 a.m. Oct.17. The man was booked in the King County Jail for Investigation of Malicious Harassment.
According to the group, Preserve Marriage Washington, which rejects same-sex marriage, the victim, Arlene Mark, 61, was sitting in a Subaru Legacy as she waited to hand out campaign literature to other volunteers at a Safeway in Burien. A man approached her vehicle and tore off a Reject R-74 campaign poster taped to the side of her car and stomped on it. Mark claims the man screamed at her and shouted "vulgar profanities."
Burien boy's bathroom attacker pleads not guilty
Andrew Dempsey, 32, the homeless man accused of attacking an 11-year-old boy in the restroom of a Burien Albertson's on Sept. 29 pleaded not guilty Oct. 15, to an attempted rape charge. Bail remains at $1 million for Dempsey until his next court appearance in King County Superior Court in Kent. He was charged with Attempted Rape in the Second Degree, as well as violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.
Kozma caught, arrested at Denny's in SeaTac
Emanuel Kozma, 30, was arrested Oct. 15, around 6:30 p.m., in the Denny’s parking lot at South 170th and International Boulevard in SeaTac. He was the subject that King County Sheriff detectives said they chased on Oct. 10 in the White Center area. Detectives said he will be booked for investigation of Eluding, Assault 1, and Unlawful Possession of Firearm. Kozma, a potentially armed felon police were tracking in South Delridge Oct. 10 had just gotten out of jail hours before the chase with police began. Kozma led police on a chase that originated at 7:30 p.m. near S.W. 108th St. and 15th Ave S.W. in White Center and threw a firearm out of the moving car at one point. Detectives lost the car near 17th Ave S.W. and S.W. Trenton St. in South Delridge and Seattle Police found the vehicle in a roll-over accident shortly thereafter. A 22-year-old female passenger in Kozma's vehicle was taken to Highline Hospital with minor injuries.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
2000 blk S. 113th, 100 blk S.W. 156th, 13200 blk 12th Ave. S., 100 blk S.W. 116th St., 11300 blk 26th Ave. S., 2000
blk S.W. 120th St., 400 blk S.W. 154th St., 14900 blk 4th Ave. S.W., 12400 blk Ambaum Blvd, 600 blk S. 152nd St.,
12400 blk 10th Ave. S., 12400 blk 1st Ave. S.W., 100 blk S. 152nd St., 15400 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 14600
blk 1st Ave. S., 15800 blk Maplewild Ave. S., 11800 blk 1st Ave. S., 400 blk S.W. 137th, 19400 blk 1st Ave. S.,
Residential burglaries and break-ins
2000 blk S. 116th St., 1000 blk S.W. 152nd St., 16400 blk Marine View Dr., 11400 blk 10th Ave. S., 1000 blk S.W.
124th St., 2000 blk S.W. 149th Pl., 11800 blk 4th Ave. S., 2000 blk S. 152nd St., 19200 blk Edgecliff Dr. S.W., 200
blk S.W. 171st St., 1000 blk S. 124th St., 200 blk S. 152nd St., 16600 blk Sylvester Rd., 300 blk S.W. 155th St.