Crime Section

Crime increasing in Burien, along with everywhere in S. King County, Chief says

Crime increasing in Burien, along with everywhere in S. King County, Chief says

By Jack Mayne Burien’s crime rate is increasing as it is in other cities in south King County, according to Police Chief Scott Kimerer in his annual report to the City Council on Monday night (April... [Read more]

UPDATE: Suspect in Saturday night shooting in Burien has been caught

UPDATE: Suspect in Saturday night shooting in Burien has been caught

UPDATE SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 8:40 p.m.: The shooting suspect from Saturday night’s shooting in Burien has been caught near S. 100th Street an 14th Ave South, according to the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien driver demonstrates why you shouldn’t Text & Drive

VIDEO: Burien driver demonstrates why you shouldn’t Text & Drive

This Distracted Driver was caught texting and driving – and weaving – on SW 172nd Street earlier this week in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, when she did this… …and then... [Read more]

Police/Crime Report, City Manager search & more on Monday’s City Council agenda

Police/Crime Report, City Manager search & more on Monday’s City Council agenda

The City’s annual Police/Crime Report, the ongoing search for a new City Manager (apparently none of the five finalists we’ve previously reported on are making the grade?), CARES Animal Control,... [Read more]

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, The Council Leadership... [Read more]

Police, fire department respond to burning van in Burien

Police, fire department respond to burning van in Burien

Photos courtesy Erin Mischel The King County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department, responded to a vehicle fire near 1st Ave South and SW/S. 124th Street in Burien... [Read more]

One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

Photo courtesy Dave Luxem. A one-car accident on Sylvester Road at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night, April 13, sent one to the hospital, and caused a power outage in the area. After the driver was cleared... [Read more]

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Photos by Aaron Wells http://www.aaronwellsphotography.com Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (April 12), a shooting was reported at the AM/PM Mini Market on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th Street... [Read more]

Walgreens Pharmacy in Burien robbed Monday night; two suspects arrested

Walgreens Pharmacy in Burien robbed Monday night; two suspects arrested

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the Walgreens Pharmacy located at SW 148th and Ambaum (map below) was robbed Monday night, April 10. Police say they received a 9-1-1 call at about... [Read more]

BURIEN P.D.: Alert shopper calls in suspicious activity and foils armed robber

BURIEN P.D.: Alert shopper calls in suspicious activity and foils armed robber

On Wednesday (April 5), an alert shopper noticed a man loitering outside of a retail store in the 15700 block of 1st Ave South (map below), according to the Burien Police Department, which adds: The... [Read more]

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz can still attend sessions by telephone, despite having long been criticized by some members of the Burien public. Berkowitz has physically attended... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I believe the Council Leadership is a menace to Public Safety…’

LETTER: ‘I believe the Council Leadership is a menace to Public Safety…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, I believe the Council... [Read more]

Thief tries to steal from Auto Zone; gets head examined, then is trespassed

Thief tries to steal from Auto Zone; gets head examined, then is trespassed

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday (April 2) responded to the Auto Zone in the Burien Plaza at 120 SW 148th Street about reports of a man who had attempted to steal some items. The... [Read more]

Distracted Drivers beware – ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ ticket campaign underway

Distracted Drivers beware – ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ ticket campaign underway

“U Text, U Drive, U Pay” is the message the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is sending to distracted drivers in April as part of “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” Drivers using... [Read more]

Congresswoman Jayapal holding Town Hall meeting in Burien on Thurs., April 20

Congresswoman Jayapal holding Town Hall meeting in Burien on Thurs., April 20

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will be holding a Town Hall meeting in Burien on Thursday, April 20, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. This event is free and open to the public. “This... [Read more]

Man wanted for White Center bank robbery arrested at Burien Library Wed.

Man wanted for White Center bank robbery arrested at Burien Library Wed.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man who attempted to rob a US Bank in White Center around 1 p.m. Wednesday (March 29) has been found and arrested in Burien. The suspect – who... [Read more]

Reward increased for information on fatal Feb. 24 Burien hit and run

Reward increased for information on fatal Feb. 24 Burien hit and run

Family and friends of April Fait – who was killed in a tragic hit and run accident in Burien on Feb. 24 – added $5,000 to the $1,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an... [Read more]

‘A troubled man, a police chase in Burien and the mystery of a cop’s lost AR-15’

‘A troubled man, a police chase in Burien and the mystery of a cop’s lost AR-15’

In December, 2015, we reported how a Burien Police officer lost a semi-automatic rifle that fell out of the back of his patrol SUV that had stopped to deploy spike strips during a pursuit. The King County... [Read more]

Head-on collision near SW 128th and Ambaum kills man Saturday morning

Head-on collision near SW 128th and Ambaum kills man Saturday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Saturday morning, March 25, a fatal accident occurred near SW 128th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below). Police say that at around 9:15... [Read more]

Police apprehend 5 robbery suspects near Shorewood Drive in Burien Thursday

Police apprehend 5 robbery suspects near Shorewood Drive in Burien Thursday

If you’re wondering why there was so much police activity in/near Burien’s Shorewood neighborhood Thursday (March 23), here’s what we know – the King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]

Burien burglary victims just want their precious, keepsake Bible back

Burien burglary victims just want their precious, keepsake Bible back

Burien resident Cynthia Alcaraz and her husband Jose (pictured above) were victims of a burglary at their apartment recently, and all they really want back is a precious, keepsake Bible. “Our home... [Read more]

Homeless advocates duel with citizens’ crime concerns at Burien Council

Homeless advocates duel with citizens’ crime concerns at Burien Council

By Jack Mayne Homeless or near homeless from Burien and beyond urged for passionate concern and support while other, just as passionate citizens, sought relief from crime and the leftovers of drug addiction... [Read more]

Man assaulted in parking lot of bar in Burien Friday night

Man assaulted in parking lot of bar in Burien Friday night

On Friday night (March 17) around 10:30 p.m. police responded to the El Habenero for an assault, and found an injured man on the ground of the parking lot. Police said that a 33-year old Kent man was there... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help Clean Up Burien this Saturday, March 18!

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help Clean Up Burien this Saturday, March 18!

REMINDER: Volunteers are bing asked to show up and help ‘Clean Up Burien’ this Saturday, March 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the city, and are asked to meet... [Read more]