Crime Section

Burglar arrested in Burien Wednesday morning thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Burglar arrested in Burien Wednesday morning thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Thursday morning (Aug. 16) at 9 a.m., a 14-year old Burien resident heard glass breaking at her neighbors house in the 200 block of S. 128th Street (map below). Police say that she saw someone she didn’t... [Read more]

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

[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 Editor, What is the connection between... [Read more]

WANTED: Recognize this couple? They’re using resident’s stolen credit cards

WANTED: Recognize this couple? They’re using resident’s stolen credit cards

Do you recognize this couple? They are using Burien resident Suzanne Greive’s stolen credit cards, and the Renton Police are looking for them: The photo above was was taken a the Walmart in Renton,... [Read more]

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Craig Keller during public comment at the Burien City Council meeting on July 31, 2017. By Jack Mayne Political activist Craig Keller (pictured, left) has filed suit in King County Superior Court, demanding... [Read more]

Burien Police find weapons, narcotics; arrest 11 in drug house bust Fri. morning

Burien Police find weapons, narcotics; arrest 11 in drug house bust Fri. morning

Early Friday morning (Aug. 4), Burien Police detectives served a search and arrest warrant in the 12100 block of 7th Ave SW (map below), with the assistance of the Sheriff’s SWAT team. This big bust... [Read more]

Police surround house, arrest armed man in Burien early Friday morning

Police surround house, arrest armed man in Burien early Friday morning

Burien Police and King County Sheriff’s officers responded to a domestic violence call – with a gun involved – early Friday morning, Aug. 4. Police surrounded a house in the 400 block of S. 152nd... [Read more]

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

At Monday night’s (Aug. 7) regular meeting, the Burien City Council will continue its discussion – and possibly take action on – whether to repeal the ‘sanctuary city’ Ordinance 651,... [Read more]

Man jailed, charged with assault, indecent liberties of two Burien teen girls

Man jailed, charged with assault, indecent liberties of two Burien teen girls

By Jack Mayne The King County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Salvador Diaz-Garcia, 23, with indecent liberties in the molestation of 14-year-old Burien girl on June 25 at a Burien apartment complex. Diaz-Garcia... [Read more]

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac Wednesday morning

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac Wednesday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Deputies responded to a report of two subjects being shot at a house in the 2400 block of S. 142nd Lane in SeaTac (map below) just before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) received a 911 call from a victim that indicated another driver opened fire on their vehicle on SR 509, striking... [Read more]

Berkowitz filibuster forces Council to delay sending sanctuary ordinance to voters

Berkowitz filibuster forces Council to delay sending sanctuary ordinance to voters

By Jack Mayne In what many felt was a weird Burien City Council special session Monday night, the Council finally adjourned at 10:38 p.m. despite a legal requirement that the Council either rescind Burien’s... [Read more]

19-year old woman beaten, raped at Burien apartment complex last month

19-year old woman beaten, raped at Burien apartment complex last month

The Seattle P-I is reporting that a 19-year-old woman was beaten and sexually assaulted in the gym of her Burien apartment complex last month, causing serious injuries to her face and head. A 23-year-old... [Read more]

City Council to discuss, decide on action to repeal Ord. 651 Monday night

City Council to discuss, decide on action to repeal Ord. 651 Monday night

At Monday night’s (July 31) special meeting, the Burien City Council will discuss – and most likely decide on – what action to take regarding the petition to repeal Ordinance No. 651, the city’s... [Read more]

Man robbed at gunpoint results in large police search in Burien Tuesday night

Man robbed at gunpoint results in large police search in Burien Tuesday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 21-year old local man was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night (July 25) near Hazel Valley Elementary School in the 13100 block of... [Read more]

Burien Council to hold special meeting July 31 to discuss Ordinance 651 repeal

Burien Council to hold special meeting July 31 to discuss Ordinance 651 repeal

The Burien City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 31, 2017 regarding the petition to repeal Burien’s Ordinance 651. This meeting – which starts at 7 p.m. – is free and open to the... [Read more]

Suspect in rape of elderly woman in SeaTac arrested Saturday

Suspect in rape of elderly woman in SeaTac arrested Saturday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the suspect in the brutal rape and assault of an 83-year old woman on Thursday, July 20 has been arrested (read our previous coverage here). Police... [Read more]

Petition to Repeal Ord. 651 meets signature goal; here’s what happens next

Petition to Repeal Ord. 651 meets signature goal; here’s what happens next

On Friday (July 21), King County Elections completed verification of the signatures submitted to their office for the City of Burien Initiative No. 1 (repeal of Ordinance 651), and determined that there... [Read more]

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

On Thursday (July 20), representatives from ‘Respect Washington’ delivered to the City of Burien more petition signatures for the “Initiative Petition to REPEAL Burien’s ‘Sanctuary... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It’s time for an open discussion on who should lead Our City Council’

LETTER: ‘It’s time for an open discussion on who should lead Our City Council’

[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, You and the Council... [Read more]

Police Chief Kimerer says he’s retiring; Sheriff again explains sanctuary rules

Police Chief Kimerer says he’s retiring; Sheriff again explains sanctuary rules

By Jack Mayne Police Chief Scott Kimerer announced to the Burien City Council at Monday night’s session that he would be retiring on Sept. 1 after 38 years in law enforcement and as the chief of Burien... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #3 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #3 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

LETTER: Gary Wood is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

LETTER: Gary Wood is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #1 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #1 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Over the next several days we’ll... [Read more]