Crime Section

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]

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

At the upcoming Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, March 20 – solutions to homelessness – including the potential of establishing a local Day Center – along with NERA, replacing... [Read more]

School district releases new statement on immigration & student safety

School district releases new statement on immigration & student safety

On Tuesday, March 14, Highline Public Schools released a new statement on immigration and student safety (read their previous statement, released in December, here): We recognize that actions taken by... [Read more]

Major police activity in downtown Burien Monday night was due to robbery call

Major police activity in downtown Burien Monday night was due to robbery call

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was in downtown Burien on Monday night (March 13), police tell us that just before 8 p.m. they received a call of a robbery in the area of SW 152nd... [Read more]

Three-year old falls from second floor window at SeaTac motel Monday morning

Three-year old falls from second floor window at SeaTac motel Monday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A 3-year old boy fell from a second story window at the Day’s Inn Motel in the 19000 block of International Blvd. (map below) in SeaTac just after 11 a.m. Monday... [Read more]

Hit and run driver crashes car into house in Burien Monday morning, runs away

Hit and run driver crashes car into house in Burien Monday morning, runs away

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that around 4 a.m. on Monday morning (March 13), a vehicle crashed into a house near SW 136th Street and 1st Ave SW (map below). The resident told deputies... [Read more]

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Donovan Spann, 18 – a senior at Burien’s New Start High School – was tragically killed in an accidental shooting on Friday night, March 10, Highline Public Schools announced Monday. Another... [Read more]

Burien, SeaTac Police, ordered by Sheriff not to enforce federal ICE warrants

Burien, SeaTac Police, ordered by Sheriff not to enforce federal ICE warrants

By Jack Mayne Burien, SeaTac police and King County Sheriff’s deputies were told recently that ICE immigration warrants are not enforceable because a federal court does not issue such warrants. Asking... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

The City of Burien on Thursday (March 9) issued a statement in response to the ‘Rally Against Crime’ held outside and at the City Council meeting on Monday night, March 6. In the statement... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

[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:] Greetings City Council, I am writing as... [Read more]

34th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall will be Wednesday, March 15

34th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall will be Wednesday, March 15

A Telephone Town Hall for residents in the 34th Legislative District – which includes the Burien area – will be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 6 – 7 p.m. Calls will go out to thousands of homes... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I believe your inaction has caused Burien to become insolvent…’

LETTER: ‘I believe your inaction has caused Burien to become insolvent…’

[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 your inaction... [Read more]

$3,000 reward offered for info on hit & run driver who killed April Fait Feb. 24

$3,000 reward offered for info on hit & run driver who killed April Fait Feb. 24

A combined reward of $3,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound and the family of April Fait, who was tragically killed by a hit and run driver in Burien on Friday night, Feb. 24. As we... [Read more]

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

A group of citizens is asking for Volunteers to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the city, and are asked to meet at 9... [Read more]

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Burgeoning crime in Burien and the need for additional police officers spurred a large group of residents to spend over an hour at the City Council’s public comment session at the Monday regular meeting…

Burien Police recover stolen car Monday night; two male suspects escape

Burien Police recover stolen car Monday night; two male suspects escape

Photos by Aaron Wells www.aaronwellsphotography.com Burien Police recovered a stolen vehicle on SW 112th Street and 1st Ave. South in Burien shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday night, March 6. Police told... [Read more]

Police seeking female victims of assault similar to Mar. 2 incident in White Center

Police seeking female victims of assault similar to Mar. 2 incident in White Center

King County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking female victims of unreported or unsolved assault cases similar to one that took place in White Center on March 2 (read more here). On Thursday, March 2, just... [Read more]

Man shot in head in Burien Monday morning; roommate arrested

Man shot in head in Burien Monday morning; roommate arrested

The King County Sheriff’s Office said that a man was shot in the head by his roommate in a house in the 13000 block of Occidental Ave South in Burien Monday morning…

Hit and run driver tries to flee, gets caught and busted by Burien P.D. early Sunday

Hit and run driver tries to flee, gets caught and busted by Burien P.D. early Sunday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A hit and run accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday (March 5) at SW 108th Street & 28th Ave. SW in Arbor Heights (map below). The female driver of the... [Read more]

Deputy witnesses shot fired from car, stops it from fleeing wrong way on I-5

Deputy witnesses shot fired from car, stops it from fleeing wrong way on I-5

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A King County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling the Burien area observed a shot fired from a white car near 1st Ave. S. and S. 156th Street. The deputy pursued the car... [Read more]