Stolen vehicle tops police blotter

By Matt Wendland

Stolen vehicle rams utility pole in chase
According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, a standard late-night traffic stop by police resulted in a head-on collision with a utility poll for a car thief. The incident occurred just before midnight on Monday, May 19, when an officer pulled over a driver, near the intersection of South 116th Avenue and Military Road on the boarder between Burien and SeaTac, to inform them of a mechanical failure on their vehicle. Once the officer had left their police cruiser to approach the stopped vehicle, the driver attempted to speed away. The officer pursued the fleeing driver but the chase was short lived as the driver drove directly into a utility pole. The driver was arrested and police discovered that the vehicle had been stolen.

Driver runs car into Burien storefront
According to Burien Police, a driver in the parking lot of the strip mall located just west of the Burien Post Office on the 600 block of S.W. 151st Street drove his vehicle over the walkway and directly into one of the storefronts. The incident took place on the morning of May 29. The storefront, located just north of the busy Siler License Agency, was empty and no one, including the driver, was harmed in the accident. Police are investigating the cause of the accident but have yet to release further information about the event. The vehicle was towed away from the scene a short time after the accident.

Home and Business Break-ins and Burglaries:
16200 Blk 9th Ave. S.W., 1400 Blk S. 136th St., 15100 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S., 11600 Blk 29th Ave. S.W., 16000 Blk 11th Ave. S.W., 13700 Blk 12th Ave. S.W., 14900 Blk 4th Ave S.W., 10200 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr. S., 4200 Blk S. 176th St., 4000 Blk S. 164th St., 16600 Blk 51st Ave. S., 3200 Blk S. 173rd St., 1200 Blk S.W. 112th St., 11200 Blk 3rd Ave. S., 10400 Blk 21st Ave. S.W.

Auto Thefts and Break-ins:
14800 Blk 1st Ave. S., 300 Blk S. 128th St., 14300 Blk 1st Ave. S., 400 Blk S.W. 154th St., 13900 Blk 2nd Ave. S.W., 11600 Blk 1st Ave. S., 10400 Blk 16th Ave. S., 10300 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr. S., 10600 Blk 8th Ave. S., 3900 Blk S. 166th St., 10600 Blk 14th Ave. S.W., 10400 Blk 19th Ave. S.W., 15700 Blk 1st Ave. S., 16700 Blk 10th Ave. S.W., 10800 Blk 12th Ave. S.W.

Assault/Violence:
600 Blk S.W. 128th St., 600 Blk S.W. 120th St., 500 Blk S. 124th St., 15800 Blk 4th Ave. S., 11800 Blk 14th Ave. S., 13200 Blk 12th Ave. S., 13700 Blk 12th Ave. S.W., 15800 Blk 4th Ave. S., 100 Blk S. 174th St., 10800 Blk 5th Ave. S., 3000 Blk S. 146th St., 17300 Blk 33rd Ave. S., 16200 Blk Sylvester Rd., 13400 Blk 4th Ave. S., 9600 Blk 28th Ave. S.W., 13600 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S.

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