Truck rammed into Highline Hospital tops police blotter
By Shara Wallace
Man rams truck into hospital
A 58 year old Seattle man was captured after ramming his truck into Highline Medical CenterAug. 3. The man drove to the hospital and drove his truck into the hospital’s outpatient care entrance causing significant damage to the entrance and lobby. The suspect is known to Burien police for having suspected mental health issues.
Burien Police were called to the hospital and encountered the man as he was trying to leave the area in his pickup. The suspect then tried to ram a deputy’s patrol car and yelled for the deputy to kill him. The suspect drove away and that deputy pursued the suspect. The Seattle man successfully rammed the pursuing deputy and also hit a light pole near the Burien branch of the King County Library system.
The Burien deputy was able to use a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) to get the suspect stopped. Then two deputies pinned the car into a pole at the intersection of Southwest 146th Street and 4th Avenue Southwest where the pursuit ended. The suspect was pepper sprayed and taken into custody with minor injuries.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital for his injuries. The deputy whose vehicle was rammed by the suspect suffered minor aches and pain from the collision. The KCSO major accident reconstruction detectives are investigating the case.
Lorie Danker, a spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), said TSA was notified of abandoned luggage at Sea-Tac Airport. The passenger,, who was booked on a Delta fight to New York City, was questioned by officers when his plane landed.
According to NBC New York, officers determined there was no criminal intent by the passenger. The bags contained personal items and the man had abandoned them to avoid the $1,400 in baggage fees. He was released by officers.
Drives away in handcuffs
King County Sheriff's deputies were called to help Burien officers in a search for a handcuffed man who escaped custody at the Burien courthouse.
He was believed to be driving a white Oldsmobile Alero with a license plate registered to a home in Renton. Deputies went to the address and found the man wasn't there.
A deputy parked around the corner from the home to watch for the Alero. When the deputy saw the Alero pull into the driveway of the home he activated his emergency lights.
The driver did not comply with the deputies' order to exit the vehicle but confirmed he was still handcuffed. Deputies said the man had driven about 12 miles between the courthouse and the Renton house without use of his hands in front of him.
Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
13200 blk 1st Ave. S.W., 12200 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 16000 blk 21st Ave. S.W., 400 blk S. 156th, 11800 blk 26th Ave. S., 100 blk S.W. 116th St., 12400 blk 28th Ave. S., 2000 blk 125th St., 12400 blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 16200 blk Sylvester Rd., 1000 blk S.W. 128th St. 12400 blk 28th Ave. S., 12600 blk 14th Ave. S.W., 2000 blk S.W. 170th St., 15400 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 400 blk S. 152nd St., 16200 blk 8th Ave. S.W., 1000 blk S.W. 137th St., 14900 blk 22nd Ave. S.W.
Residential burglaries or break-ins
12600 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 12700 blk 8th Ave. S.W., 15900 blk Maplewild Ave. S., 15400 blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 11600 blk Glendale Way S., 15400 blk 11th Ave. S.W., 11200 blk Roseberg Ave. S., 12600 blk 14th Ave. S.