Crime Section

Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect in SeaTac Thursday morning

Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect in SeaTac Thursday morning

Just after 11 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 14), SeaTac Police received a call of a burglary at a residence in the 17600 block of 38th Ave S. (map below), along with shots being fired. When deputies arrived,... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

The City of SeaTac joins with the City of Burien each year to invite community members to ‘Community Police Academy,’ a twelve week course designed to increase the understanding between citizens... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Police seeking public assessment for accreditation

Port of Seattle Police seeking public assessment for accreditation

Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will examine all aspects of the Port of Seattle Police Department’s (POSPD) policy and procedures, management, operations... [Read more]

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac

Deputies responded to a report of two subjects being shot at a house in the 2400 block of S. 142nd Lane in SeaTac (map below) just before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning (Aug. 2), and when they arrived they found... [Read more]

LETTER: Say goodbye to crime by saying ‘Hello’!

LETTER: Say goodbye to crime by saying ‘Hello’!

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] Say goodbye to crime by saying ‘Hello’! Ever... [Read more]

Kingen’s new lawsuit against SeaTac put on hold pending state decision appeal

Kingen’s new lawsuit against SeaTac put on hold pending state decision appeal

By Jack Mayne The Federal District Court in Seattle has told restaurateur and would-be SeaTac gambling impresario Gerry Kingen that his recently filed federal lawsuit against the City will be put on hold... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council hears about traffic snarls as well as City Hall rental

SeaTac City Council hears about traffic snarls as well as City Hall rental

By Jack Mayne At the regular SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (July 27), councilmembers were updated on a traffic study where for-hire vehicles are slowing traffic emerging from a parking area, primarily... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #4

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #4

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for SeaTac City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Of the three candidates for Position... [Read more]

UPDATE: Suspect in rape of elderly woman in SeaTac arrested Saturday

UPDATE: Suspect in rape of elderly woman in SeaTac arrested Saturday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the suspect in the brutal rape and assault of an 83-year old woman on Thursday, July 20 has been arrested (read our previous coverage here). Police... [Read more]

Elderly woman sexually assaulted at Assisted Living Facility in SeaTac

Elderly woman sexually assaulted at Assisted Living Facility in SeaTac

An 83-year old woman is recovering today after being brutally assaulted – both physically and sexually – at an assisted living facility in SeaTac on Thursday, July 20. Police say that the woman was... [Read more]

City of SeaTac wants Appeals Court to reverse $18 million Kingen lawsuit

City of SeaTac wants Appeals Court to reverse $18 million Kingen lawsuit

By Jack Mayne The City of SeaTac wants a Washington Court of Appeals to reverse the judge’s decision and award of $18 million to Gerry Kingen in a lawsuit over a property fight near the Sound Transit... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #2

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #2

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for SeaTac City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

Legislature approves airport air quality study, rejects airport impact study

Legislature approves airport air quality study, rejects airport impact study

By Jack Mayne The Washington Legislature has agreed to pay for a study of the air quality around Sea-Tac Airport, but refused to pay for an overall impact study of the fast-growing airport’s effects... [Read more]

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

At around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night (June 24), police responded to a shooting at a house in the 14200 block of 29th Ave S., where they found one man dead with a gunshot wound to the head and another shot... [Read more]

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council complied with a request from the Port of Seattle and dropped its controversial lawsuit over surface water management fees the city collects from the Port. The city... [Read more]

Beyond the numbers – honoring our law enforcement officers

Beyond the numbers – honoring our law enforcement officers

By Rod Covey Port of Seattle Police Chief In one way or another, we’re all a number. For some of you, a job classification may be tied to a number. Others may be wearing your favorite sports team uniform... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

A Redflex red light camera in Burien. That city’s red light cameras were removed in 2012. By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council balked at a proposed three year extension of a contract with Redflex... [Read more]

Port of Seattle names Rod Covey as its new Chief of Police

Port of Seattle names Rod Covey as its new Chief of Police

Port of Seattle Interim CEO Dave Soike has hired Rod Covey as the new Chief of Police for the Port of Seattle. Covey has been the Interim Chief since the retirement of Chief Colleen Wilson in November... [Read more]