Dean Radford

Stolen car flees from Tukwila Police officer, crashes on TIB Thursday

A car parked in the middle of a residential street in Tukwila at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday caught the attention of a Tukwila Police officer, who stopped to investigate.

Man declines to buy watch, robbed at gunpoint on Strander

A man was robbed at gunpoint of two backpacks and cash Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot on Strander Boulevard after he declined to buy a watch different from one he saw offered for sale in local media.

Tukwila says ‘just say no’ to crime on TIB | Editor’s note

No child should ever again come home from school to an apartment not much better than one in a Third World country from which they or their parents fled. Making that happen is mostly beyond the scope of the Police Department’s job description, but it is a job for a caring community.

Tito Thacker knows the importance of getting rid of motels

Hard work and initiative have brought Robert “Tito” Thacker to where he is today: site superintendent for the general contractor that’s in charge of tearing down four once crime-ridden motels on Tukwila International Boulevard.

Tukwila takes down TIB’s hubs of crime, the four motels

Even with the motels gone, police and the community remain vigilant, aware that there's still crime, including violent crime, no different than any urban area. No one wants it to take hold like before.

Foster High athletes earn all-league honors for fall, winter sports

Nearly three dozen Foster High School athletes have received All-League Seamount honors so far this school year, including senior Alvin Noa, the league’s defensive lineman of the year, and freshman Makana Montoya, named to the girls basketball first team.

Tukwila community offering donations for family displaced by house fire

The Tukwila community is rallying around an extended family whose house was destroyed in a fire late Friday afternoon. Donations also could go to help families displaced by apartment fire on Monday

Tukwila Police officers rescue resident from house heavily damaged by fire

Two Tukwila Police officers, Dean Kolstad and Jason Wollan, arrived at the fire in the 5600 block of South 150th Street at about 4:45 p.m. before fire crews. They were alerted that a family member was still inside.

Fire heavily damages Tukwila apartments early Monday; no one injured

The fire at the Park Avenue Apartments at 3430 S. 146th St. was the second at the complex in less than 24 hours. Tukwila fire crews extinguished a fire in a second-floor apartment late Sunday afternoon.

Tukwila Community Center to close for annual cleaning, maintenance

The Tukwila Community Center will be closed for programs and activities March 14-20 for its annual deep cleaning and maintenance.

Man, about 30, receives life-threatening gunshot wound early Thursday

A man, approximately 30 years old, received life-threatening injuries in a shooting at an apartment complex at about 6 a.m. Thursday in the 14400 block of 41st Avenue South, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

The four crime-ridden motels on The Boulevard are almost a memory

Heavy equipment is plowing through the four motels on Tukwila International Boulevard that once accounted for about a quarter of the police calls in Tukwila.

Foster’s Luis Cuellar places sixth at 126 pounds at MAT Classic

Foster High wrestler Luis Cuellar placed sixth at 126 pounds Saturday in an epic four-overtime match in the 2A Washington State MAT CLASSIC XXVIII Championships Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.

Tukwila looking for name ideas for Duwamish habitat park

The City of Tukwila is looking for park name suggestions for the Chinook Wind and Duwamish Gardens habitat restoration sites on the Duwamish River.

Tukwila Police officers reaching out to city’s diverse communities

Tukwila's police officers have a new tool to build partnerships with the city's many diverse communities – their words. Sgt. Kraig Boyd is leading the Tukwila Police Department's effort to develop a Community Outreach Strategy based on community policing strategies, with the help of a federal grant.

Teens in Tukwila making pinwheels to help youthful Syrian refugees survive

Members of the teen Tukwila Library Council are making pinwheels as part of an international humanitarian project to help Syrian refugee students.

State Patrol urges caution on roads during heavy rains

The Wasington State Patrol is urging drivers to slow down and watch for changing road conditions as the Puget Sound region continues to receive above-average rainfall this winter.

Tukwila’s school resource officer builds trust one Bulldog at a time

School Resource Officer Adam Balcom took over as the school resource officer for Foster and Showalter in early January, replacing Officer Lisa Harrison, who held the post for 17 years. She's now the Police Department's training officer.

Hear about Tukwila School District plans for levies, bond at celebration Friday

School District Superintendent Nancy Coogan and Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg will lead a community celebration Friday (Feb. 19) to mark the passage of three key Tukwila School District measures.

Foster girls’ basketball postseason drive still alive; they play Tuesday

The 65-63 win kept the girls’ postseason drive alive as they now will play Olympic High School of Bremerton at 7:45 pm. today (Tuesday) at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St., in Tacoma near Cheney Stadium.

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