Armed robbery of a food cart tops police blotter

By Matt Wendland

White Center corn stand robbed at gunpoint
According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, a food cart serving corn on the cob near the intersection of 15th Avenue S. and Roxbury in North Highline was robbed at gunpoint. The incident took place at just after 8PM on March 18th when the owner of Best Roasted Corner stand was approached by a man with a handgun. The suspect demanded the money from the stand’s cash register. The victim surrendered $100 of cash and the suspect fled east on foot down S.W. 98th Street. Police arrived shortly after the report of the crime but were unable to locate the suspect. Police have yet to release an update on the case.

Teens accused of setting bus-stop garbage on fire
On the evening of March 23, emergency responders were called to the intersection of 4th Ave. South and 156th Street in Burien near Highline High School after multiple reports of a small fire at a bus stop. According to Burien Police, witnesses reported seeing a group of teens light garbage on fire and put it back into the stop’s receptacle. While the witnesses did not give specific names, they consistently reported that 7 boys and 3 girls, all believed to be teen age, were involved in the starting of the fire. This is not the first report of destruction of property in the area by groups with similar descriptions. No significant damage was caused to the area surrounding the trash receptacle.

Home and Business Break-in/Burglary:
10800 Blk 8th Ave. S., 10400 Blk 4th Ave. S.W., 5100 Blk S. 166th St., 3700 Blk S. 170th St., 16600 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 400 Blk S. 190th St., 2400 Blk S. 116th Wy., 11700 Blk 12th Ave. S.W., 13700 Blk 12th Ave. S.W., 15400 Blk 1st Ave. S., 300 Blk S. 177th Pl.

Auto Thefts/Break-in:
10900 Blk Glen Acres Dr., 10700 Blk 14th Ave. S.W., 10700 Blk 14th Ave. S.W., 4800 Blk S. 175th St., 3200 Blk S. 172nd St., 400 Blk S.W. 156th St., 500 Blk S. 152nd St., 15700 Blk 1st Ave. S., 400 Blk S.W. 154th St.

Assault/Violence:
15200 Blk Military Rd. S., 3200 Blk S. 146th St., 11200 Blk 10th Ave. S.W., 700 Blk S.W. 96th Cir., 3400 Blk S. 164th St., 17200 Blk 32nd Ave. S., 400 Blk S.W. 152nd St., 13800 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr. S.

We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed.