Motorcycle crash tops police blotter

By Shara Wallace

I-5 crash near Southcenter
State troopers responded to a report of a motorcycle crash in Tukwila. They arrived to find the motorcyclist, later identified as Rory D. Hinton, 55, dead and his passenger a 54-year old woman injured. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A preliminary investigation found that Hinton was heading south on I-5 approaching Southcenter Boulevard. As he attempted to pull off the freeway at the exit, the motorcycle slammed into the curb throwing both riders from the motorcycle. Drugs or alcohol are believed to be a factor.

Sea-Tac copper thief pleads guilty
Timothy Lynch, 50, a repeat offender who stole thousands of feet of copper wire from runway light towers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport pleaded guilty October 17, 2013 to theft of public property. He faces up to ten years in prison when sentenced on January 13, 2014. According to records, the theft was discovered on February 12, 2013, when a Port of Seattle employee noticed damage to the fence surrounding the runway light structures near South 188th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive. In total, approximately 7,200 feet of copper cable was stolen rendering the light towers inoperable and posing a potential threat to airline safety. Replacing the copper wire and
repairing damages cost the FAA more than $30,000. Under the terms of the plea agreement, the parties will recommend that the Court sentence Lynch to 30 months in prison. The case is being investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and being prosecuted by Executive Assistant United States Attorney, Thomas Bates.

Car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers and theft
11000 blk 1st Ave. S.W., 9000 blk 16th S.W., 10600 blk 14th Ave. S.W., 10000 blk 17th S.W., 10400 blk 3rd S.W., 10400 blk 11th S.W., 16400 blk Military Rd. S., 16700 blk 31st Ave. S., 4000 blk S. 168th St., 17200 blk 32nd Ave. S., 16600 blk 34th Ave. S., 10600 blk 22nd Pl. S., 400 blk S.W. 155th St., 11900 blk 8th Ave. S.W., 11300 blk 26th
Ave. S., 15800 blk 4th Ave. S., 15400 blk Des Moines Memorial Drive, 16200 blk 12th Ave. S.W., 400 blk S.W. 126th, 14800 blk 1st Ave. S., 100 blk S.W. 148th, 14200 blk 25th Ave. S.W. 600 blk S.W. 149th St, 12400 blk 1st Ave. S.W., 12700 blk 1st Ave. S.

Residential burglaries and break-ins
10700 blk 4th Ave. S., 10700 blk 14th Ave. S.W., 9000 blk 30th Ave. S.W., 11000 blk 19th Ave. S.W., 11600 blk 14th Ave. S., 13000 blk 4th Ave. S., 15200 blk 9th Ave. S.W., 1000 blk S. 134th St., 100 blk S.W. 142nd, 15500 blk 6th Ave. S.W., 1000 blk S. 129th St., 700 blk S. 128th St., 12400 blk 12th Ave. S.W., 1000 blk S.W. 122nd St

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