Crime/Vandalism

Press release:

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Burien and SeaTac Police Department served search warrants on 5 locations last night related to a lengthy prostitution investigation.

The warrants were served at three businesses and two residences around 7pm last night. Detectives arrested 3 females, 1 male and seized three vehicles and a small amount of cash during the raid.

Locations included the Royal Orchid Massage/Hair and Nail Salon in the 2800 block of S. 200th St. in SeaTac,

The Adam and Eve Hair Styling, Nail and Tanning Salon in the 19000 block of International Blvd. in SeaTac,

The Zen Remedy Massage in the 100 block of SW 153rd St. in Burien, an apartment in the 19800 block of International Blvd. in SeaTac and a house in the 21000 block of 131 PL SE in Kent.

Detectives said business were fronts for prostitution and money laundering.

The three women were booked for Prostitution, Money Laundering, Conspiracy and Leading Organized Crime.

The man, who is a convicted felon and was in possession of a firearm, was booked for Violation of the Uniformed Firearms Act.

04/19/2013

April 5 Update:
Press release:

I am sorry to have to announce that due to security concerns tomorrow's fundraiser event, for shooting victim Nick Lindsay, @ Zenith Park in Des Moines has been cancelled.

It is a damn shame that we cannot publicly honor our dear friend without facing cowardly threats to public safety.

Thank you all for your support

-Richard

Here is our previous coverage:

Press release:

To whom it may concern,

I am sure you have already heard about the shooting that took place this last Sunday (Easter morning) at the Sports Page in Auburn Washington. A terrible tragedy that took the lives of three young men from our community.

In honor of one of the deceased Nicholas Lindsay we will be conducting a fund raiser event, "Fit For Nick", this Saturday April 6th 2013 at Zenith Park in Des Moines Washington. Nick was a father of two young sons, small business owner, and highly respected personal trainer who lived and worked in Des Moines WA. In order for this event to achieve maximum success we are in need of your assistance.

04/05/2013

March 21 Update: The principal at St. Francis school has informed parents that the 14-year-old student injured on Monday was struck by a .22 caliber bullet.

Our news partner Q-13 Fox had more details:
http://q13fox.com/2013/03/20/14-year-old-burien-girl-shot-while-walking-...

March 20 Update: The 14-year-old Burien girl who was hit with a bullet or pellet while walking home from St. Francis School on Monday has been released from Harborview and is doing well at home.

Police still don't know what struck her. An x-ray is planned to try to determine whether it was a bullet or a pellet.

No suspects have been identified as yet.

Here is our previous coverage:

An 8th grade girl, 14 years old, from St. Francis of Assisi School in Burien was shot and injured in an apparent drive-by shooting near the school today, March 18. She is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She is reported to be in stable condition.

She was hit by either a pellet or a small-caliber bullet, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

03/21/2013
Security plan set to be unveiled in April

Highline schools superintendent Susan Enfield reported March 13 that the district will present its recommendations on school security changes next month to the community for public comment.

She said the district would hold public meetings on the plan.

Enfield has met with former Des Moines police chief Roger Baker, who is reviewing a whole series of issues around school security. The superintendent said the breadth of Baker’s study impresses her. Enfield has also met with the police chiefs within the Highline district.

A district steering committee studied Highline’s security department and presented a report at a Dec. 12 board study session. That was two days before a gunman killed 20 students at a Connecticut elementary school. The timing fueled public alarm over possible changes.

At the March 13 board meeting, Enfield said the district wants to develop a security model that other districts will adopt.

03/14/2013

Press release:

King County Sheriff’s detectives said murder suspect Michael (Chadd) Boysen spent Saturday night in a Tukwila hotel room after killing his grandparents.

On Monday, King County Sheriff’s detectives learned that Boysen had used his real name to check into the Extended Stay America in the 15600 block of West Valley Highway Saturday afternoon and had spent one night before leaving.

On Tuesday morning a clerk at the West Shore Hotel in Lincoln City, Oregon alerted police that Boysen had checked into that hotel late Monday night.

Oregon officials took Boysen into custody Tuesday night after a long standoff. Boysen is currently in custody and being treated at the Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland for what appears to be self inflicted cuts. His condition has been upgraded to “serious.”

03/14/2013

Carolyn Piksa was charged Wednesday afternoon, March 13 with Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree in connection with the shooting of a co-worker on March 8.

The first degree charge was for the wounding of the Seattle Parks employee. The second degree charge is for allegedly driving to another North Seattle community center and pointing a gun at an employee there.

Piksa's arraignment is set for Wednesday, March 27. She is in custody at the King County jail on $1 million bail.

Here's our previous coverage:

Press release:

Carolyn Piksa who is suspected of shooting a city of Seattle employee last Friday and was taken into custody at her Boulevard Park home had filed a residential burglary report with the Burien Police last year and reported having firearms stolen.

On July 10, 2012 Piksa called Burien Police and reported her house in the 1000 block of S. 115th St. had been burglarized while she was at work.

03/13/2013

Missing girl Destiny Kindred was found near Lakeside Milam recovery center in Burien early Monday morning, March 11.

Destiny’s mother told police that the individuals she was with saw the report of her missing on the news and drove her back to the area and dropped her off.

Here is our previous coverage:

Fourteen-year- old Destiny Kindred has been missing from Lakeside Milam recovery center in Burien since Friday, March 8.

Police say she ran from that location with another male who returned Saturday .

She was last seen getting into a car with three Hispanic males who promised to buy her alcohol at the Jack in the Box on Ambaum in Burien, according to authorities.

Destiny is 5’ tall, 100 lbs with blue eyes and brown hair. Destiny was last seen wearing a black zip up jacket with dark jeans and black converse shoes.

Anyone spotting her should call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311.

03/11/2013
Update:  Teen girl reported missing in Burien has been found

Destiny Kindred is reported missing from the Milam Recovery Center in Burien. If you see her you are urged to call the King County Sherrif's Office.

A Des Moines couple whose dog, Rosie, was Tasered, then shot four times and killed by Des Moines police in 2010, was offered $51,000 by the department. Legal and other costs will be additional.

Charles and Dierdre Wright had filed a federal lawsuit against Des Moines police, claiming their civil rights were violated when officers shot Rosie, a 3 year-old Newfoundland, November 7, 2010.

This offer of judgement was reached last month according to the Wrights' Bellingham-based attorney, Adam Karp.

The couple is still seeking some $90,000 in investigative and attorney fees from the city.

Karp, who received his law and graduate degrees at UW, told the Highline TImes he wanted to clarify some points in the case that he said some media got wrong or did not include in their stories about Rosie. He also discussed his love for animals.

"The city submitted an offer of judgement," Karp said. "It wasn't really a 'settlement'. Typically, settlement agreements don't result in judgements. The offer of judgement was for $51,000 plus reasonable attorney fees and costs, and that would be decided by the court.

02/21/2013
UPDATE: Rosie the dog lawsuit- Des Moines Police Dept. offers $51,000; Additional legal & other fees sought

A Des Moines couple whose dog, Rosie, was shot and killed by Des Moines police in 2010 was offered $51,000 by the department in an "order of judgement." Legal and other costs will be additional.

Press release:

At 1:22 am this morning, Tukwila police officers were dispatched to the report of a shooting in the 15800 block of 39th Pl. S. in Tukwila.

Upon arrival, officers found two victims that had been shot; A 50-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest and a 20- year-old male with a gunshot wound to the leg. The two victims are father and son.

The suspect, a 35 year-old male, had fled from the scene on foot. However, he was quickly located by a Tukwila police K-9 unit and taken into custody.

Once in custody, it was discovered that the suspect had a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

Both victims were transported to the hospital and are being treated for their injuries. (Injuries were not life-threatening.)

The suspect was treated for his injuries and has been released from the hospital. He is currently being interviewed by Tukwila detectives.

At this time the association between the victims and suspect is unknown.

No further information is being released at this time.

02/11/2012

Press release:

At 1:22 am this morning, Tukwila police officers were dispatched to the report of a shooting in the 15800 block of 39th Pl. S. in Tukwila.

Upon arrival, officers found two victims that had been shot; A 50-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest and a 20- year-old male with a gunshot wound to the leg. The two victims are father and son.

The suspect, a 35 year-old male, had fled from the scene on foot. However, he was quickly located by a Tukwila police K-9 unit and taken into custody.

Once in custody, it was discovered that the suspect had a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

Both victims were transported to the hospital and are being treated for their injuries. (Injuries were not life-threatening.)

The suspect was treated for his injuries and has been released from the hospital. He is currently being interviewed by Tukwila detectives.

At this time the association between the victims and suspect is unknown.

No further information is being released at this time.

02/11/2012