Des Moines post office thefts top police blotter
By Shara Wallace and Steve Shay
Des Moines post office boxes pried open
The Des Moines Post Office was vandalized between Saturday night, March 9, and the following Monday morning. Nearly 30 post office boxes were pried open and contents were stolen from at least two boxes. The Des Moines Police department and U.S. Postal Inspector, Seattle Division, are currently investigating.
Guilty plea in fatal Tukwila stabbing
King County prosecutors are recommending a 16-year prison term for an 18-year-old man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a stabbing death in Tukwila. Kolby Clark, killed 17-year-old Jasmyn Tully of SeaTac a year ago in March at an apartment as she was sleeping.
Clark admitted to brutally strangling then stabbing Tully. The standard sentence range for this charge is 12 to 20 years in prison. Clark will be arraigned April 2.
Burien woman charged with two counts of assault in North Seattle shooting incident
Carolyn Piksa, of Burien, has been charged with First and Second degree Assault in connection with the March 8th shooting of a co-worker. The first-degree charge was for the wounding of the Seattle Parks employee. The second-degree charge is for allegedly driving to another North Seattle community center and pointing a gun at an employee there.
Piksa's arraignment is set for March 27. She is in custody at the King County jail on $1 million bail. She was taken into custody at her Boulevard Park home.
Pillow case thief
A man called police to report a possible burglary. He stated his pillowcases were missing from his second floor apartment. He called back later to say they were no longer missing, he forgot that he had gotten rid of them.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
13600 blk Ambaum Blvd., 12000 blk Roseburg Ave. S., 1000 blk S.W. 152nd, 400 blk S.W. 154th St., 12800 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 17400 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 15800 blk 7th Ave. S.W., 11300 blk 26th Ave. S., 12000 blk 16th Ave. S., 200 blk S. 177th Pl., 2000 blk S.W. 170th St., 12000 blk 21st Ave S.W.
Residential burglaries and break-ins
11800 blk 16th Ave. S., 12200 blk 22nd Ave. S., 13200 blk 10th Ave. S., 14200 blk 28th Ave. S., 500 blk S.W. 118th St.