Crime Section

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

The 14-year old boy who was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday night (Aug. 14) in Burien has been identified by the Tukwila School District as Onjeray ‘OJ’ Devereaux. ‘OJ’ attended... [Read more]

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE Aug. 15, 2018: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shooting in the 12600 block of 12th Ave S. in Burien (map below), on Tuesday night, Aug. 14, killed a 14-year old. Police... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound released the following statement about the tragic Horizon Air incident that started at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night, Aug. 10, and resulted in the death of grounds crew member Richard... [Read more]

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

On Saturday, Aug. 11, the family of Richard ‘Beebo’ Russell held a press conference about their son, who was tragically killed when the Horizon Air Q400 airplane he stole from Sea-Tac Airport... [Read more]

Lake Burien Presbyterian Church’s ‘Guns Into Garden Tools’ Worship is Aug. 26

Lake Burien Presbyterian Church’s ‘Guns Into Garden Tools’ Worship is Aug. 26

“They shall beat their swords inlo ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hook.” – Isaiah 2:4 Lake Burien Presbyterian Church is holding a ‘GUNS INTO GARDEN TOOLS’ Community... [Read more]

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

Photo from The B-Town Blog’s live video of Matta’s press conference. The Seattle Times is reporting that the investigation into the alleged ‘hate crime’ assault last month of Burien... [Read more]

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

By Jack Mayne If Burien residents fear potential illnesses from electromagnetic waves from new cellular antennas being sought for the city, complain to your U.S. Senator or Congressman – because your... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien shooting was NOT caused by a drive-by Sunday night

UPDATE: Burien shooting was NOT caused by a drive-by Sunday night

UPDATE Aug. 6, 2018: After further investigation that revealed inconsistencies in all the victim’s stories, the King County Sheriff’s Office has determined that Sunday night’s alleged drive-by... [Read more]

Uncle Ike’s pot shop in White Center robbed by armed suspect Mon. morning

Uncle Ike’s pot shop in White Center robbed by armed suspect Mon. morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: On Monday morning (July 30) at around 8 a.m., Uncle Ike’s cannabis shop located in the 9800 block of 15th Ave SW in White Center was robbed. Police say... [Read more]

Gunshots fired at Eagle Landing Park Monday afternoon, July 30

Gunshots fired at Eagle Landing Park Monday afternoon, July 30

Two gunshots were heard fired at Eagle Landing Park by neighbors on Monday afternoon (July 30), the King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed. Police responded, and one shell casing was recovered. There... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize these guys? They vandalized a Burien home early Sunday

VIDEO: Recognize these guys? They vandalized a Burien home early Sunday

Recognize these young men? At 1:18 a.m. Sunday morning (July 29), they threw large rocks and weights through a home on Maplewild Ave SW. They shattered three windows upstairs and downstairs, then drove... [Read more]

Suspect turns self in, arrested for Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s assault incident

Suspect turns self in, arrested for Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s assault incident

Monday night (July 23) at around 9 p.m., a 62-year old suspect from Burien turned himself in to Burien Police in connection with Saturday’s assault of Mayor Jimmy Matta. He was arrested and subsequently... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

On Monday afternoon, July 23, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall to discuss the ‘hate crime’ assault he suffered at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday, July... [Read more]

Discover Burien releases statement re: Hate Crime at Olde Burien Block Party

Discover Burien releases statement re: Hate Crime at Olde Burien Block Party

Following an incident where Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta was assaulted on Saturday, July 21, 2018 during the Olde Burien Block Party, Interim Executive Director Debra George issued the following statement: “The... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mayor Jimmy Matta is victim of a Hate Crime, according to KCSO

UPDATE: Mayor Jimmy Matta is victim of a Hate Crime, according to KCSO

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta said in a Facebook post Sunday that he was physically assaulted at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday because he is Latino and that he supports Burien as a ‘sanctuary... [Read more]

Kent Police Officer killed early Sunday morning

Kent Police Officer killed early Sunday morning

From our sister site ILoveKent.net: Early Sunday morning (July 22), a Kent Police Officer was killed when another deputy’s car struck him during a pursuit near Reith Rd and Kent Des Moines Rd. Police... [Read more]

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien says it will continue fighting against even more airport noise which is driving residents and the Quiet Skies Coalition to push harder and retain legal pressure on Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

On the docket for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is reports from OLEO on police oversight, community survey results, an update on fireworks, a proposed memorial for late Mayor... [Read more]

Law Enforcement Oversight group releases report on police investigations

Law Enforcement Oversight group releases report on police investigations

This week the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) released a report – Internal Investigations Complaint Classification Review of the King County Sheriff’s Office– at a briefing... [Read more]

Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief Ted Boe presented the following statement at the July 2, 2018 Burien City Council meeting about the Police Department and King County’s position on cooperation with Immigration... [Read more]

Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

By Jack Mayne New Burien Police Chief Ted Boe made it clear that his department does not cooperate with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement activities, including relaying... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Man killed in SeaTac Motel robbery leaves behind wife & 3 kids

FOLLOWUP: Man killed in SeaTac Motel robbery leaves behind wife & 3 kids

Brent Arancio, 40, was shot and killed during a robbery June 15 at America’s BestValue Inn in SeaTac (read our previous coverage here). While the crime and apprehension of the suspect have been widely... [Read more]

Deadline to register for the 2018 National Night Out is July 17

Deadline to register for the 2018 National Night Out is July 17

National Night Out strengthens neighbor-to-neighbor connections and police-community partnerships, and this summer it will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7. This annual event brings together communities across... [Read more]

UPDATE: Former Burien Deputy terminated due to assault conviction

UPDATE: Former Burien Deputy terminated due to assault conviction

The King County Sheriff’s Office has learned a Detroit jury convicted KCSO Deputy Edward N. Hicks – who once worked in Burien – of Misdemeanor Aggravated Assault and Felony Misconduct in Office. Earlier... [Read more]