Crime Section

Tukwila Police pursue an elusive pig named ‘Monty’

Tukwila Police pursue an elusive pig named ‘Monty’

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, Tukwila Police officers performed a chase, only this pursuit was of the porcine variety, involving an elusive pig named ‘Morty.’ Unfortunately... [Read more]

SeaTac Motel 6 implicated in lawsuit filed by State Attorney General

SeaTac Motel 6 implicated in lawsuit filed by State Attorney General

Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday (Jan. 3) announced a lawsuit against national hotel chain Motel 6 – including the location in SeaTac – for voluntarily providing guest lists to agents of... [Read more]

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Together with SeaTac and Burien Police Services, the Community Police Academy program was designed to increase the understanding between citizens and their Police Departments through public education. This... [Read more]

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht was sworn in as the new leader of the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Johanknecht is a 33-year veteran of the sheriff’s... [Read more]

SeaTac Police Chief Mulligan leaves to join top command staff of new Sheriff

SeaTac Police Chief Mulligan leaves to join top command staff of new Sheriff

By Jack Mayne SeaTac Police Chief Lisa Mulligan was given the key to SeaTac at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting because she is leaving the city to join the top command staff of new King County Sheriff... [Read more]

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

Police arrested a 24-year old man Wednesday night (Dec. 6) in connection to the death of a 2-year old boy in SeaTac last Sunday. Police say that on Sunday, Dec. 3, just after 1 p.m., medics responded to... [Read more]

Public’s help sought finding stolen U-Haul with $1 million in band equipment

Public’s help sought finding stolen U-Haul with $1 million in band equipment

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a U-Haul van that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in SeaTac containing over $1 million in musical equipment. The van... [Read more]

Man shoots, kills wife, then tries to kill self in SeaTac

Man shoots, kills wife, then tries to kill self in SeaTac

King County Sheriffs/SeaTac Police responded to an attempted murder/suicide in the 16000 block of 39th Lane South in SeaTac Friday night, Oct. 20. Police say a husband shot and killed his wife, then tried... [Read more]

National Drug Take Back Event will be at SeaTac City Hall Saturday, Oct. 28

National Drug Take Back Event will be at SeaTac City Hall Saturday, Oct. 28

The City of SeaTac will once again participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. On that date, the lobby of SeaTac City... [Read more]

POLL: Should SeaTac continue its Red Light Traffic camera program?

POLL: Should SeaTac continue its Red Light Traffic camera program?

There is some controversy brewing in SeaTac over Red Light Cameras, and we’d like to take our Readers collective pulse on this issue – please take a moment to vote in our Poll below: Do... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council considers new company to monitor red light violators

SeaTac City Council considers new company to monitor red light violators

By Jack Mayne Chief of Police Lisa Mulligan asked the SeaTac City Council to approve an agreement with American Traffic Solutions to replace Redflex in operating red light cameras during a three year... [Read more]

Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect in SeaTac

Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect in SeaTac

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]