Crime Section

Police congratulate 8 who graduated from Burien Explorers program

Police congratulate 8 who graduated from Burien Explorers program

The Burien Police Department congratulates these eight Burien Explorers who completed the 2017 Washington Law Enforcement Explorer Winter Academy in Yakima: Robert Turner Ashleigh Bell Delia Bautista Mason... [Read more]

Reader warns others about unauthorized entry & theft at storage facility

Reader warns others about unauthorized entry & theft at storage facility

From Reader Lance McIntosh comes this warning: UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY AND THEFT! I have been renting an outside storage space at the Public Storage facility at 18041 Des Moines Memorial Dr SW, SeaTac, WA 98148... [Read more]

Man arrested after human remains found in Tukwila Thursday

Man arrested after human remains found in Tukwila Thursday

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: Detectives with the Tukwila Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) are investigating the discovery of human remains found Thursday, Jan. 11 by a resident in... [Read more]

Major Bryan Howard promoted to Precinct Commander in Burien

Major Bryan Howard promoted to Precinct Commander in Burien

Bryan Howard of the King County Sheriff’s Office has been promoted to Major, and will now serve as Precinct Commander of Burien Precinct 4. Major Howard – formerly a Captain for Burien P.D./KCSO... [Read more]

‘Suspicious device’ on Southcenter Blvd. turns out to be rice cooker

‘Suspicious device’ on Southcenter Blvd. turns out to be rice cooker

UPDATE 4:20 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018: Tukwila Police have re-opened Southcenter Blvd., and are reporting that the ‘suspicious device’ found at a bus shelter was actually a rice cooker: The suspicious... [Read more]

Police shooting inquests stopped, putting Tommy Le’s hearing on hold

Police shooting inquests stopped, putting Tommy Le’s hearing on hold

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced this week that all police shooting inquests will be put on hold while the Review Committee he convened last month considers potential reforms and submits... [Read more]

Man charged in Seattle shooting also awaiting trial for Burien drive-by

Man charged in Seattle shooting also awaiting trial for Burien drive-by

A man charged with killing a 21-yar old in Columbia City in December is also awaiting trial for a July drive-by shooting in Burien, the Seattle P-I is reporting. King County prosecutors charged 24-year-old... [Read more]

Shooting in White Center early Saturday leaves 1 man dead, 1 injured

Shooting in White Center early Saturday leaves 1 man dead, 1 injured

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shooting outside Club Taradise early Saturday (Jan. 6) has left one man dead and another injured. Police... [Read more]

Tukwila Police pursue an elusive pig named ‘Monty’

Tukwila Police pursue an elusive pig named ‘Monty’

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, Tukwila Police officers performed a chase, only this pursuit was of the porcine variety, involving an elusive pig named ‘Morty.’ Unfortunately... [Read more]

Shot fired at New Start High School in Burien Thursday; no injuries reported

Shot fired at New Start High School in Burien Thursday; no injuries reported

The King County Sheriff’s Office/Burien Police Department are reporting that a shot was fired at New Start High School in Burien on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4. Police say a round entered an office... [Read more]

SeaTac Motel 6 implicated in lawsuit filed by State Attorney General

SeaTac Motel 6 implicated in lawsuit filed by State Attorney General

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday (Jan. 3) announced a lawsuit against national hotel chain Motel 6 – including the location in SeaTac – for voluntarily... [Read more]

‘Demand Change Now’ rally planned for Jan. 22 Burien City Council Meeting

‘Demand Change Now’ rally planned for Jan. 22 Burien City Council Meeting

A rally called ‘Demand Change Now’ is planned for the Jan. 22 Burien City Council meeting. Suggestions for the 7 p.m. rally at City Hall – which appears to be organized by former Councilmember... [Read more]

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Together with Burien and SeaTac Police Services, the Community Police Academy program was designed to increase the understanding between citizens and their Police Departments through public education. This... [Read more]

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht was sworn in as the new leader of the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Johanknecht is a 33-year veteran of the sheriff’s... [Read more]

Detectives seeking witnesses to wrong way serious injury collision

Detectives seeking witnesses to wrong way serious injury collision

At approximately 3 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) responded to a report of a multiple vehicle serious injury collision WB SR 18 near SR 164 in Auburn. Once troopers arrived at... [Read more]

Man waving large butcher knife around taken into custody Saturday

Man waving large butcher knife around taken into custody Saturday

Photo courtesy Brittany Shelton. Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they received a call of a man waving a large knife around on Saturday, Dec. 30 around 11 a.m. in the... [Read more]

Hit & run suspects flee, fire shots near S. 124th & Des Moines Memorial Drive

Hit & run suspects flee, fire shots near S. 124th & Des Moines Memorial Drive

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just after 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, a deputy saw a hit and run occur near S. 124th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). Police... [Read more]

Burien Police conducting surveillance of frequent package theft areas

Burien Police conducting surveillance of frequent package theft areas

On Thursday (Dec. 21), the Burien Police Department announced that it is proactively responding to several package thefts in the area: Detectives and Officers are conducting surveillance of frequent package... [Read more]

Puyallup robbery suspects return rental car in Burien, get arrested

Puyallup robbery suspects return rental car in Burien, get arrested

On Tuesday (Dec. 19) the King County Sheriff’s Office/Burien Police Department helped Puyallup Police arrest three robbery suspects at a car rental company located at S. 140th an 1st Ave South in... [Read more]

Burgled Burien resident left garage door open, wants his stolen tools back

Burgled Burien resident left garage door open, wants his stolen tools back

Burien resident David Johnson, who lives in the 13500 block of 6th Ave SW (map below), was burgled Sunday night, Dec. 10. “Sunday night I thought I closed the door but awoke to my neighbor texting... [Read more]

UPDATE: Victim in fatal August truck rollover was not driving at the time

UPDATE: Victim in fatal August truck rollover was not driving at the time

As many of our Readers may recall, in late August we reported about a tragic truck rollover on the southbound/S. 188th Street exit of SR 509 that resulted in a fatality. The Washington State Patrol at... [Read more]

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Police arrested a 24-year old man Wednesday night (Dec. 6) in connection to the death of a 2-year old boy in SeaTac last Sunday. Police say that on Sunday, Dec. 3,... [Read more]

Upset customer brandishes gun at Taco Bell drive-through in White Center

Upset customer brandishes gun at Taco Bell drive-through in White Center

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office says that an upset customer brandished a handgun at the Taco Bell drive-through in White Center Sunday night, Dec. 3. Police... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing 40-year old woman has been FOUND

UPDATE: Missing 40-year old woman has been FOUND

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2017 3:45 p.m.: Chantae Leahy, the missing 40-year old woman, has been located in Lacey by the Lacey Police Department. She is said to be in good health. PREVIOUSLY: The King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]