Crime Section

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police Narcotics detectives arrested two people recently after an investigation led police to a particularly dank Burien basement, filled with 11 pounds of packaged pot and 28 illegally grown marijuana... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

The King County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the person responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station on Roxbury Street in White Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2: The suspect is described... [Read more]

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

Here’s episode #37 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Burien Police holding Community Meeting at Gregory Heights on Feb. 23

Burien Police holding Community Meeting at Gregory Heights on Feb. 23

The Burien Police Department announced Wednesday (Feb. 3) that it will be holding a community meeting at Gregory Heights Elementary on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 7 – 9 p.m. “We will be discussing neighborhood... [Read more]

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

by Jack Mayne With the animal control contract with nonprofit CARES coming to an end this summer, the Burien City Council was told Monday night (Feb. 1) that it may be asked to extend the contract through... [Read more]

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

At Monday night’s City Council meeting (Feb. 1), the Burien Police Department honored four officers for heroism and dedicated service to the city: Left to right: Burien Police Officers Evan Buetow,... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

Here’s episode #36 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Burien Council hires help for strategic planning; new city website coming

Burien Council hires help for strategic planning; new city website coming

by Jack Mayne It was help hiring night at the Burien City Council monthly study session Monday (Jan. 25) night with approval for spending $60,000 for facilitating strategic planning and $75,000 for a... [Read more]

UPDATE: Shooting in Burien Monday afternoon may be gang related, police say

UPDATE: Shooting in Burien Monday afternoon may be gang related, police say

UPDATE 1/25/16 2:50 p.m.: Police say that a man who was found shot in Burien Monday afternoon (Jan. 25) may be the victim of gang related violence. Just before Noon Monday, police received a call about... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet Burien neighborhood, more

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet Burien neighborhood, more

Here’s episode #35 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Here’s what police found in big drug bust in Gregory Heights home

FOLLOWUP: Here’s what police found in big drug bust in Gregory Heights home

FOLLOWUP: As we first reported on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Burien Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 1800 block of SW 160th Street in Gregory Heights (map below), but ended up finding... [Read more]

VIDEO: Guardian One tracks, finds suspect wanted for stolen vehicle Tuesday

VIDEO: Guardian One tracks, finds suspect wanted for stolen vehicle Tuesday

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the King County Sheriff’s Office tracked and arrested a man wanted for a stolen vehicle near the 14200 block of 8th Ave South in Burien (map below). Police found the stolen car... [Read more]

Police respond to vandalism call, end up finding narcotics and pot plants Monday

Police respond to vandalism call, end up finding narcotics and pot plants Monday

The King County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday afternoon, Jan. 18, they responded to a house in the 1800 block of SW 160th Street (map below) for a Vandalism call, then ended up finding... [Read more]

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to identify a woman whose body was found in Puget Sound near Vashon Island on Friday afternoon, Jan. 15. Police say that just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #34 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

UPDATE: Shooting near Heights in Burien seriously injures 36-year old man

UPDATE: Shooting near Heights in Burien seriously injures 36-year old man

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 13) that around 4:15 p.m. another shooting took place at/near the Heights in Burien apartment complex located in the 13700 block... [Read more]

Victim of fatal shooting in Burien identified as Highline High School student

Victim of fatal shooting in Burien identified as Highline High School student

Sadly, on Monday, Jan. 11, the victim of Friday’s fatal shooting at the Heights in Burien apartment complex was identified by Highline Public Schools as Alberto Zavala, a student at Highline High... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #33 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

UPDATE: Man found fatally shot at apartment complex in Burien Friday

UPDATE: Man found fatally shot at apartment complex in Burien Friday

UPDATE 10 p.m. 1/8/16: Just after 4 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 8), Burien Police responded to a report of a shooting at the Heights at Burien apartment complex in the 13700 block of 12th Ave SW. Witnesses heard... [Read more]

VIDEO: Gov. Jay Inslee launches gun control initiative at Navos in Burien

VIDEO: Gov. Jay Inslee launches gun control initiative at Navos in Burien

Story, Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer The day after President Obama made an emotional speech on gun control, Gov. Jay Inslee came to Burien’s Navos Mental Health facility where he announced... [Read more]

Key Bank in White Center robbed late Wednesday afternoon

Key Bank in White Center robbed late Wednesday afternoon

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The Key Bank located at 9655 17th Ave SW in White Center was robbed late Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 6) just before 5 p.m., according to the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

by Jack Mayne After a split vote reelecting Lucy Krakowiak to remain Mayor, the Burien City Council heard Highline Public Schools superintendent say over 70 percent of seniors now graduate and that fewer... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

[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:] Each region of Burien has a unique public... [Read more]

Three White Center area schools put into lockdown Tuesday morning

Three White Center area schools put into lockdown Tuesday morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: UPDATE 12:56 p.m. 1/5/16: Three schools in the White Center area were put into lockdown Tuesday morning, Jan. 5 – Evergreen, Cascade Middle School and New... [Read more]

Student caught carrying handgun onto Highline High School campus Monday

Student caught carrying handgun onto Highline High School campus Monday

On Monday, Jan. 4, a student was caught – and stopped – attempting to carry a handgun onto the Highline High School campus in Burien by a School Resource Officer. The weapon was confiscated, and the... [Read more]

Six complaints for illegal fireworks taken by City of Burien on New Year’s Eve/Day

Six complaints for illegal fireworks taken by City of Burien on New Year’s Eve/Day

There were just six complaints in Burien of illegal fireworks on New Year’s Eve and New Years Day, said city communications manager Katie Trefry in response to a B-Town Blog query. “Two of... [Read more]

Man run over TWICE after suspect tries to steal girlfriend’s car in Burien Thursday

Man run over TWICE after suspect tries to steal girlfriend’s car in Burien Thursday

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that 47-year old man will be spending New Year’s Eve in Harborview, after he was run over... [Read more]