Meth-smoking suspect tops police blotter
Burien man arrested after smoking "One last hit"
According to the King County Sheriff's Office, a Burien man, Joseph Yuhashi, 34, began smoking methamphetamine after he led police on a 20-minute chase Wednesday morning, Nov. 14., at 12:30 a.m. The incident began when a deputy noticed a stolen Dodge Charger at the Burien 76 gas station, 14807 1st Ave. S. The deputy went up to the car and the driver, outside, then hopped into the Charger and fled with his estranged wife, leading police onto I-5, then 518 and 509, and through the arrivals area at SeaTac. Once stopped, the man pulled out a methamphetamine pipe and began smoking in public. According to Sergeant Cindi West, he fled because he was wanted for a previous eluding incident. The reason he told the deputy he started smoking the meth
was because, "He wanted to take one last hit," West told the Highline Times. "He won't be getting any for a while." He will be booked into the King County Jail for the outstanding arrest warrant as well as investigation of felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle, drug offenses and violating a court order. The couple was separated and the man had a court order barring him from being with his wife. Deputies say she will most likely not be charged.
Two Top Hat home invaders still at large
A man was pistol whipped and his girlfriend sexually assaulted during a home invasion robbery that occurred in the Top Hat area of King County Monday night, Nov. 12. At about 8:40 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a home invasion robbery in the 10800 block of 6 Ave S. When deputies arrived they contacted a 23 year-old man who said when he got home he saw two men near his apartment. He said the men pulled handguns and forced him into his apartment. Once inside the apartment the suspects
ordered the victim and his 23 year old girlfriend, who was home with her 18 month-old son, to get on the ground. One of the suspects pistol whipped the male on the back of the head. One of the suspects sexually assaulted the female at gunpoint while the other suspect ransacked the house. The victimʼs 18 month old son was asleep on the couch and did not wake up during the incident. The suspects are described as; #1. Black male, approximately 5ʼ9, 195 lbs with a “buzz” haircut. He was last seen
wearing a mask over the bottom half of his face and gray shoes. #2. Black male, approximately 5ʼ5”, 180, last seen wearing a gray zip up shirt, with a black shirt underneath, blue jeans, and a black belt.
Detectives said there appears to be no relationship between the victims and suspects. Investigators are trying to determine why this house was targeted and what items were taken from the residence.
Man stabs mother to death in White Center
A 42-year-old man is suspected of stabbing his 69 year-old mother to death in the 9800 block of 13th Avenue S.W. in White Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The woman, Margaret Ryan, was a freelance reporter for the White Center Blog. His bail is set at $1 million on Nov. 14 by a King County judge, according to the King County Prosecutor's Office. The
judge found probable cause for pursuing a second degree murder charge. According to court records released by the prosecutor's office, the suspect was living with his 69-year-old mother in the Unity Village apartments. However the apartment manager said the son was not living there and had been told to stay off the property for a year from
August, 2012 after an incident. Shortly after 5:30 p.m., according to the court, the suspect became angry with his mother because she would not let him into the apartment. The suspect then allegedly kicked down the apartment door, went to the kitchen for a "large knife" and attacked his mother, stabbing her multiple times in the neck. The suspect then admitted to stabbing his mother "during spontaneous statements to responding deputies and to detectives during a post Miranda interview,"
according to the probable cause document.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and thefts
19600 blk Marine View Dr. S.W., 200 blk S.W. 200th St., 20000 blk 2nd Ave. S.W.,
14400 blk 8th Ave. S., 1000 blk S.W. 143rd St., 14400 blk 8th Ave. S.W., 1000 blk S.
120th St., 300 blk S.W. 177th Pl., 15800 blk 4th Ave. S., 14000 blk Ambaum Blvd S.,
12300 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 2000 blk S. 139th St., 2000 blk S. 146th St., 2000 blk S.
132nd St., 12900 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 13200 blk Ambaum Blvd S., 12600 blk
8th Ave. S., 12800 blk Shorecrest Dr.
Residential burglaries and break-ins
18200 blk 1st Ave. S., 20200 blk Marine View Dr. S.W., 17800 blk Normandy Terrace S.W., 1000 blk S.W. 117th St., 12000 blk 1st Ave. S., 100 blk S.W. 142nd St., 18000 blk Occidental Ave., 12800 blk 2nd Ave. S., 12200 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 14000 blk Military Rd. S., 144000 blk Military Rd. S., 1000 blk S.W. 130th St., 17400 blk Ambaum
Blvd. S., 600 blk S. 188th, 1000 blk S.W. 156th, 14400 blk 6th Pl. S.W., 400 blk S. 189th, 15600 blk 4th Ave. S.W.,st D