Lawsuit tops police blotter
By Shara Wallace
Murdered taxi driver’s widow suing the city and county
In August of 2012 Harjit Singh, a Des Moines taxi driver, was shot five times as he sat in his taxi van in Burien. Singh was the sole provided of his family. He left behind a wife and three children. His wife, Baljinder Kaur, is now suing to get her husband’s taxi license returned. She has been training to take over her husband’s taxi business but the city of Seattle and King County revoked his license. They are also holding his minivan because it is evidence in a murder trial. Because Singh had a wheelchair accessible minivan the city has stricter standards to become licensed. Kaur has hired an attorney and is fighting to get the license returned to her family. She currently works part time to support her family. A county representative declined to comment on the case.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
2000 blk S. 136th St., 14800 blk Military Rd. S., 14600 blk 26th Ln. S., 11600 blk 21st Ave. S.W., 300 blk S. 177th Pl., 500 blk S. 152nd St., 11600 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 15800 blk 6th Ave. S.W., 12700 blk 1st Ave. S., 15900 blk 20th Ave. S.W., 100 blk S.W. 157th St., 13600 blk 2nd Ave. S., 16200 blk Sylvester Rd. S.W., 11800 blk 8th Ave. S., 400 blk S.W. Ambaum Blvd. S., 14400 blk 8th Ave. S., 11800 blk 26th Ave. S., 1000 blk S. 115th St.
Residential burglaries and break-ins
14200 blk 29th Ave. S., 13300 blk 24th Ave. S., 3000 blk S. 152nd St., 200 blk S. 156th St., 15800 blk 8th Ave. S.W., 16000 blk 11th Ave. S.W.