Long chase of stolen truck heads police blotter
Police pursued a driver in a stolen truck in an hour-long chase early Saturday, Dec. 29, that ended in Burien.
According to police, the chase started in Des Moines when an officer spotted a stolen truck. The officer was driving past the truck, which didn’t have license plates, and attempted to pull the driver over. When the driver didn’t stop, he continued and a pursuit began. The driver led Washington State Patrol, King County deputies and three local agencies through West Seattle and then south to Burien. Washington State Department of Transportation cameras captured the chase when it was on northbound Interstate 5.
The chase ended near Three Tree Point in Burien when the truck was stopped after running over spikes police set out. Police said the truck was likely used for crimes and was going to be dumped when the Des Moines officer noticed it.
Sea Tac house fire
Firefighters from SeaTac, Tukwila and Kent responded to a house fire at about 2:40 a.m. on Jan. 1 in the 16800 block of 37th Ave. South in SeaTac.
The fire displaced a family of five, according to a city of SeaTac media release. The fire started accidentally in the kitchen. Residents were awakened by the smell of smoke and tried to control the fire but were unsuccessful. They all escaped the house unharmed.
The entire home suffered smoke damage, estimated the damage to be about $40,000. Red Cross worked with the family to find temporary housing and other necessities including food and clothing.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
12000 blk 21st Ave. S., 12000 blk 1st Ave. S., 13000 blk 1st Ave. S., 12700 blk 1st Ave. S., 900 blk S.W. 152nd St., 11800 blk 10th Ave. S., 15600 blk 4th Ave. S.W., 11800 blk 26th Ave. S., 400 blk S. 146th St., 13100 blk 2nd Ave. S.W., 600 blk S. 143rd Pl., 2000 blk S.W. 114th St., 800 blk S. 143rd Pl., 14000 blk 8th Ave. S., 200 blk S. 128th St., 14600 blk 1st Ave. S., 12300 blk 9th Ave. S.W., 11200 blk 22nd Ave. S.W., 12600 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 1600 blk S.W. Seahurst Park, 13600 blk 1st Ave. S.W., 14600 blk Military Rd. S.
Residential burglaries and break-ins
600 blk S. 140th St., 11800 blk 26th Ave. S., 1000 blk S.W. 149th St., 15800 blk 4th Ave. S., 2000 blk S.W. 115th, 11400 blk 16th Ave. S.W., 12400 blk 2nd Ave. S.W., 12600 blk Roseburg Ave. S., 2000 blk S. 142nd St., 13200 blk 22nd Ave. S.