Crime Section

Carjacker who stole SUV with 10-month old baby inside arrested in White Center

Carjacker who stole SUV with 10-month old baby inside arrested in White Center

Our sister site The White Center Blog is reporting that a carjacker stole an SUV with a 10-month baby still inside, then tried to elude police before finally being caught in White Center. Read the full... [Read more]

Umpqua Bank in Burien robbed Wednesday; female suspect arrested

Umpqua Bank in Burien robbed Wednesday; female suspect arrested

Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 27) around 12:25 p.m., a female suspect robbed the Umpqua Bank in the 200 block of SW 152nd Street. “Thanks to good suspect and a vehicle descriptions from witnesses, one... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso stand thief

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso stand thief

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding the suspect pictured below, who they believe stole a tip jar from a local espresso stand: “The photos aren’t great (they... [Read more]

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Leland Russell Jr., a 29-year-old Burien man, was charged Monday with two counts of Murder in the First Degree with Firearm Enhancements for last Wednesday’s double homicide at a gas station in Kent. The... [Read more]

Wanted person eludes Burien police Friday night

Wanted person eludes Burien police Friday night

On Friday night (Aug. 22), Burien police tried to stop a car for speeding when the driver took off; here’s how they explained it on their Facebook page: Officers pursued the driver, and at one point,... [Read more]

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

The City of Burien on Thursday (Aug. 21) issued a statement about an ongoing homeless problem in Annex Park, which is located at SW 146th and 4th Ave SW…

UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million for Burien man suspected in Kent shooting

UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million for Burien man suspected in Kent shooting

UPDATE 8/21/14: On Thursday (Aug. 21), a judge set bail at $2 million for Leland D. Russell, 29, a Burien man suspected in Wednesday’s double homicide in Kent. The suspect was arrested on investigation... [Read more]

Man arrested near Burien City Hall with drugs Monday

Man arrested near Burien City Hall with drugs Monday

On Monday (Aug. 19), Burien Police Department officers contacted two adults who were hanging out in some bushes near Burien City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street). Turns out they were drinking beer and hanging... [Read more]

Burien man killed in shootout Sunday night identified

Burien man killed in shootout Sunday night identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who was killed after a shootout with police in Burien Sunday night…

Police seeking public’s help finding suspected SeaTac burglar

Police seeking public’s help finding suspected SeaTac burglar

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding Wilson Laray Smith, 19 (pictured above), wanted in connection to a July 29 burglary in SeaTac. On July 29, deputies... [Read more]

Police shoot, kill man barricaded in Gregory Heights house Sunday night

Police shoot, kill man barricaded in Gregory Heights house Sunday night

Late Sunday night (Aug. 10), police shot and killed a man who had barricaded himself inside his home after a domestic violence call in Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood. The man – whose identity... [Read more]

Body found in Tub Lake Thursday night

Body found in Tub Lake Thursday night

A body was found in Tub Lake in SeaTac Thursday night, Aug. 7, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. “A body was found,” Sgt. DB Gates told our sister site The SeaTac Blog, “…it... [Read more]

Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to stabbing his wife to death July 20

Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to stabbing his wife to death July 20

Telesforo Hernandez-Roa, 41, plead ‘Not Guilty’ Monday (Aug. 4) to a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his wife Ruth Castillo-Yanez in Kent, the King County Prosecutor’s... [Read more]

‘National Night Out’ against crime is this Tuesday night, Aug. 5

‘National Night Out’ against crime is this Tuesday night, Aug. 5

The annual ‘National Night Out’ event against crime is this Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, when city, police and emergency personnel will visit 30 neighborhood gatherings. Police say that knowing... [Read more]

Burien Police recover gun near Shorewood Elementary School Saturday night

Burien Police recover gun near Shorewood Elementary School Saturday night

The Burien Police Department sent out the following Tweet Sunday morning (Aug. 3), about recovering a gun, as well as finding four suspects of a drive-by shooting near Shorewood Elementary School Saturday... [Read more]

Man has probable drug overdose in bathroom of Burien Library Thursday

Man has probable drug overdose in bathroom of Burien Library Thursday

An adult male transient had a probable drug overdose in the bathroom of the main Burien Library Thursday afternoon (July 31), according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. He survived, and was apparently... [Read more]

‘Clean Sweep’ in SeaTac nets 30-caliber machine gun from Angle Lake!

‘Clean Sweep’ in SeaTac nets 30-caliber machine gun from Angle Lake!

The Angle Lake Shore Club of SeaTac held their annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, July 26th, and in addition to retrieving lots of trash and half a wooden boat, they also found a Browning 30 caliber... [Read more]

Here’s what all the police activity was about near Trader Joe’s Friday afternoon

Here’s what all the police activity was about near Trader Joe’s Friday afternoon

A major police turnout in the Five Corners neighborhood of Burien – near Trader Joe’s on SW 160th – was reported to us late Friday afternoon, and Sgt. DB Gates of the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Burien man charged in July 20 murder of ex-wife

Burien man charged in July 20 murder of ex-wife

A charge of ‘Murder in the Second Degree’ was filed Wednesday (July 23) against a 41-year-old Burien man who is accused of killing his ex-wife on July 20 in Kent, the King County Prosecutor’s... [Read more]

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

The Burien Police Department on Tuesday (July 22) launched a part-time Bike Patrol with a focus on businesses and parks, and in less than two hours, found five alcohol violations. You’ll see them... [Read more]

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

The Burien Police Department shared this report Tuesday (July 8) regarding how an alert resident helped them arrest a burglar this week: Yesterday, an alert resident heard suspicious noises coming from... [Read more]

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

by Ralph Nichols Despite headlines from Seattle and some suburban cities, which render an illusion of violent crime rampant in King County, most serious crime in Burien declined in 2013. This topped the... [Read more]

Follow the Burien Police Department’s Twitter ‘Ride Along’ on the 4th of July

Follow the Burien Police Department’s Twitter ‘Ride Along’ on the 4th of July

The Burien Police Department is doing a Twitter “Ride Along” on Friday, July 4, and here are some of their Tweets (latest ones are first): Units just responded to reported burglary in progress... [Read more]

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a homicide that was discovered on Friday, June 27 in the city of SeaTac. The victim is Mr. Robert O. Benson (pictured above), a 100-year old... [Read more]

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

BTB Writer/Humorist Shawn Underwood wasn’t laughing when she discovered the results of a serious accident on Maplewild Ave SW in Burien between 2 – 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, June 30. “Ran... [Read more]

REMINDER: City reminds residents that fireworks are illegal in Burien

REMINDER: City reminds residents that fireworks are illegal in Burien

With the July 4th holiday fast approaching, the City of Burien wants to remind residents that the sale, possession or discharge of any fireworks is prohibited. “Burien Police will have extra patrols... [Read more]