Heroin and cash recovery tops police blotter
By Steve Shay and Shara Wallace
Heroin & cash recovered
Deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office recovered over $10,000 in cash, along with seven ounces of heroin during searches, according to the Sheriff’s office.
The warrants were served Thursday, Feb. 21, at an apartment in the 11800 block of 26th Avenue South in Burien, and a house in the 4600 block of South 170th Street in SeaTac. A 32-year old man was arrested in connection with the drugs found at the locations.
Katherine Olejnik and Matthew Duran of Olympia, who have spent the last five months in the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, including two months in solitary confinement, have been released. They were jailed for refusing to cooperate with an investigation against anarchists involve with the 2012 "May Day Riots" in downtown Seattle. The two have not been accused of any crime.
U.S. District Judge Richard Jones ordered their release on Wednesday, Feb. 27, saying it was clear further time at the Federal Detention Center in Seatac wasn't going to persuade them to talk. The judge said they should be freed by 4 p.m. Thursday, and they were released at 4 p.m., met by close friends and family, said Olejnik's lawyer, Jenn Kaplan.
Tukwila preparing formal response
Mike Patterson, legal counsel hired by the Tukwila School District, said he and the district are preparing a formal response to the lawsuit that will be available within two or three weeks regarding nine current and former employees who have filed a lawsuit against the Tukwila School District, claiming racial discrimination. The lawsuit was filed Feb.12 in King County Superior Court and details incidents and from district teachers and staff.
"The Tukwila School District and its superintendents refuse to acknowledge the discrimination despite repeated complaints," states the lawsuit.
The plaintiffs' attorney, Joan Mell, believes those employees of color are "subject to greater scrutiny" as opposed to others.
An investigation led by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began last year when several Tukwila School District employees filed racial-discrimination complaints against former superintendent Ethelda Burke. The current lawsuit refers to past complaints made regarding Burke.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
100 blk S. 140th St., 13000 blk 13th Ave. S.W., 200 blk S. 156th St., 17400 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 11700 blk 1st Ave. S., 13200 blk 4th Ave. S.W., 1000 blk S.W. 137th St., 400 blk S.W. 155th St., 13200 blk 4th Ave. S.W., 800 blk S.W. 139th St., 1000 blk S.W. Seahurst Park, 400 blk S. 156th, 13200 blk 12th Ave. S., 17400 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 13000 blk 2nd Ave. S., 1000 blk S. 130th Pl., 12000 blk 1st Ave. S., 12200 blk 3rd Ave. S.W., 11600 blk 5th Ave. S., 1000 blk S. 120th, 13800 blk 16th Ave. S.W., 12300 blk Ambaum Blvd. S.
Residential burglaries and break-ins
2000 blk S.W. 114th St., 2000 blk S.W. 169th Pl., 11600 blk 12th Ave. S., 800 blk S.W. 135th St., 11400 blk 15th Ave. S.W., 13100 blk 12th Ave. S., 12200 blk 14th Ave. S., 13600 blk 2nd Ave. S.W., 11300 blk 26th Ave. S., 600 blk S.W. 144th Pl., 11600 blk 26th Ave. S.W., 11600 blk 18th Ave. S.W., 2000 blk S. 138th St., 14200 blk 29th Ave. S.