Prostitution warrants served at SeaTac, Burien businesses tops police blotter
By Shara Wallace and Steve Shay
Sting warrants served
Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Burien and SeaTac Police Department served search warrants on 4 locations April 18 related to a lengthy prostitution investigation.
Locations included the Royal Orchid Massage/Hair and Nail Salon in the 2800 block of South 200th St. in SeaTac, The Adam and Eve Hair Styling, Nail and Tanning Salon in the 19000 block of International Boulevard in SeaTac, The Zen Remedy Massage in the 100 block of S.W.153rd Street in Burien and an apartment in the 19800 block of International Blvd in SeaTac.
Detectives said business were fronts for prostitution and money laundering.
The three women were booked for Prostitution, Money Laundering, Conspiracy and Leading Organized Crime.
Chase ends with crash
A King County sheriff’s deputy spotted a reckless driver at about 9:15 p.m. in the 9600 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive April 16, according to King County Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindi West. The suspect slammed head-on into another car and the other car then burst into flames, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies pulled the driver and a passenger from the wreckage, but two dogs inside the car were killed in the fire. The driver and passenger were rushed to Harborview with serious injuries, West said.
The woman in the passenger seat got out of the car on her own, but deputies had to pull the male driver from the flaming vehicle.
Felon sentenced to 10 years
A convicted felon with a long criminal record was sentenced to 10 years in prison for randomly firing a gun into a crowded parking lot in Tukwila last summer. Piseth Mam, 34, was arrested last August after a shooting incident at a Tukwila apartment complex. Prosecutors say Mam was driving a white Honda when he pulled up to the complex, fired several shots into the parking lot and then drove off. Nobody was injured in the shooting.
Mam was arrested a few days later. Investigators searched his car and found a stolen 9mm Beretta pistol. As a convicted felon, Mam was prohibited from possessing a gun. Investigators also found dozens of pieces of stolen mail. Mam has been convicted of domestic violence assault, burglary and possession of an assault weapon, according to U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. In addition to the gun charges, Mam was also convicted of aggravated identity theft, which requires a mandatory minimum two-year sentence to run consecutive with his gun conviction.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
14400 blk 5th Ave. S., 14900 blk 4th Ave. S.W., 400 blk S. 152nd St., 200 blk S. 186th St., 12800 blk 8th Ave. S., 13600 blk 12th Ave. S.W., 14600 blk 12th Ave. S.W., 12600 blk 10th Ave. S., 14900 blk 18th Ave. S.W., 15200 blk 27th Ave. S.W., 1000 blk S.W. 139th, 400 blk S.W. 148th St., 15200 blk 21st Ave. S.W., 15900 blk 20th Ave. S.W., 15800 blk 4th Ave S., 14900 blk 32nd Pl. S., 2000 blk S. 154th St., 1000 blk S.W. 124th St., 12700 blk 8th Ave. S.W., 12300 blk 28th Ave. S.
Residential burglaries and break-ins
18900 blk 14th Ave. S., 500 blk S. 160th St., 15000 blk Military Rd. S., 12800 blk 26th Ave. S., 13600 blk 17th Ave. S.W., 1000 blk S.W. 152nd St., 11800 blk 26th Ave. S., 11800 blk Glendale Ave. S., 2000 blk S. 120th St., 11000 blk Roseburg Ave. S.