Text hoax tops police blotter
By Shara Wallace and Steve Shay
Murder text hoax
A Burien woman received a text message asking where to hide a body. A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier is under investigation after police learned the message was allegedly a prank from the soldier.
The Burien woman asked not to be identified. Police said the woman recently received a text from an unknown number that asked "Where do I hide the body?" Her husband texted back: "You tell me" as a way to get to the bottom of the text. The sender replied, “This was your idea. I’m not taking heat for this (expletive). You wanted him gone and now he is. You said you had a place. Where the (expletive) are you?”
The woman and her husband called police, and a King County Sheriff's Office detective opened a homicide investigation. A search warrant was filed and the phone number lead police to the sender. A spokesman for JBLM said they are investigating the incident.
Monster-masked man robs bank
The US Bank at 1850 S 120th St, in Boulevard Park was robbed Wednesday, Feb. 13, at about 5 p.m. The suspect, a 24 year-old man, entered wearing camouflage and a black Halloween monster mask and robbed the bank, according to Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office.
No weapon was used, according to cashiers. The suspect handed a note to the cashier demanding money.
The suspect left on foot as Burien police, King County deputies, Seattle police and a Renton K9 officer arrived in the area.
The suspect was located a few blocks away and money was recovered. He was booked in King County Jail.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
3000 blk S. 152nd St., 15600 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 14800 blk Military Rd. S., 400 blk S.W. 156th, 16400 blk 11th Ave. S.W., 11800 blk 26th Ave. S., 12100 blk Marine View Dr., 16000 blk Maplewild Ave. S., 300 blk S. 177th Pl., 12000 blk 1st Ave. S., 12400 blk Ambaum Blvd, 3000 blk S.W. 172nd St., 14800 blk 1st Ave. S., 200 blk S. 177th Pl., 12600 blk 22nd Ave. S., 14200 blk 4th Ave. S., 12100 blk 28th Ave. S., 1000 blk S. 128th, 16200 blk Sylvester Rd.
Residential burglaries and break-ins
13000 blk 22nd Ave. S., 500 blk S. 132nd St., 600 blk S.W. 138th Pl., 1000 blk S.W. 126th, 1000 blk S.W. 165th St., 400 blk S. 156th St., 600 blk S.W. 124th St., 17400 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 11800 blk 12th Ave. S.