Crime Section

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

The Burien Police Department seized $400,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns after serving a search warrant on a car and two homes this week. Police became suspicious after finding the large amount... [Read more]

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Burien Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office are both reporting of a stabbing at the Burien Transit Center Tuesday night (April 15), injuring two men…

Undercover Burien Police Officers bust drug dealers near City Hall/Library

Undercover Burien Police Officers bust drug dealers near City Hall/Library

On Thursday night (April 10), undercover Burien Police officers busted three adult drug dealers near the City Hall/Library/Town Square area, confiscating two scales, a glass smoking pipe, methamphetamine... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking help finding stolen gray Camaro involved in hit & run

Burien Police seeking help finding stolen gray Camaro involved in hit & run

The Burien Police Department is reporting of a hit and run accident Wednesday (April 9), and are searching for a stolen gray Chevy Camaro, license # ANJ1278, last seen at the intersection of S. 128th and... [Read more]

Burien man charged with Vehicular Homicide in fatal motorcycle collision

Burien man charged with Vehicular Homicide in fatal motorcycle collision

Anthony N. Rudison, 62, of Burien, has been charged with Vehicular Homicide and Reckless Endangerment for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and colliding with – and killing – a motorcyclist... [Read more]

Bank robbery suspect who said he had a bomb arrested in Burien Saturday

Bank robbery suspect who said he had a bomb arrested in Burien Saturday

The Burien Police Department arrested a bank robbery suspect in the 14600 block of 1st Ave South Saturday morning (April 5) after “he said he had a bomb.” “The suspect entered a bank... [Read more]

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

The Burien Police Department reported on its Facebook page a story about how the passengers in a stolen car convinced the driver to surrender just as he was about to run into an officer on Friday: We have... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High put into lockdown Thursday; turns out to be false alarm

Kennedy Catholic High put into lockdown Thursday; turns out to be false alarm

Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School was put into ‘general lockdown’ Thursday morning around 11:25 a.m., due to a police investigation in a nearby neighborhood. Turns out the lockdown... [Read more]

UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in fatal head-on motorcycle crash in Burien Tuesday

UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in fatal head-on motorcycle crash in Burien Tuesday

UPDATE 4/2/14: The motorcyclist who was killed in Tuesday night’s head-on collision in the 400 block of SW 156th Street was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Lee A.... [Read more]

STOLEN: 2011 White Toyota Camry, stolen from Burien backyard

STOLEN: 2011 White Toyota Camry, stolen from Burien backyard

BTB Reader Theary Chot wants everyone to be on the lookout for her 2011 White Toyota Camry, which she is reporting as being stolen from her backyard in Burien on March 27. Here’s more from an email: My... [Read more]

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

The Burien Police Department posted this photo and description on their Facebook page late Saturday night, about finding a car crashed into a fence in the 12000 block of 5th Ave South. “When officers... [Read more]

Two arrests made in Sound Transit Light Rail assault in SeaTac

Two arrests made in Sound Transit Light Rail assault in SeaTac

King County Sheriff’s detectives working for Sound Transit Police announced Friday (March 28) that they have arrested two of five teens suspected of assaulting a man and breaking his jaw on a light rail... [Read more]

Accident at SW 136th and Ambaum closes intersection Thursday

Accident at SW 136th and Ambaum closes intersection Thursday

This SUV belonging to the Burien Police Department was involved in the crash. An accident has closed the intersection of SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW – in all directions – Thursday afternoon (March... [Read more]

PHOTO: ‘Car versus fence and house’ accident in Burien Wednesday

PHOTO: ‘Car versus fence and house’ accident in Burien Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Burien Police Department sent out the following photo and Tweet about a “car versus fence and house” accident in the 2300 block of SW 116th: Burien Police investigating car... [Read more]

Recognize this guy? Police release sketch of White Center rape suspect

Recognize this guy? Police release sketch of White Center rape suspect

King County Sheriff’s detectives have released a sketch of a man that violently assaulted and raped a woman earlier this month. On Friday, March 7, just after midnight the victim was walking eastbound... [Read more]

Alert neighbor – and ‘convincing’ K9 Officer – helps Burien Police nab thieves

Alert neighbor – and ‘convincing’ K9 Officer – helps Burien Police nab thieves

Burien Police are reporting that Monday evening (March 24) in the 11700 block of 12th Ave SW, an alert resident noticed suspicious activity near his home and called 911. “The neighbor thought several... [Read more]

King County Medical Examiner identifies Burien boy shot in White Center

King County Medical Examiner identifies Burien boy shot in White Center

On Monday (March 24), the King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 17-year old boy killed in a White Center shooting last week as Ruben Castillo, Jr. of Burien (read our previous coverage... [Read more]

‘Mountains’ of stolen mail recovered from Mother/Daughter team in Burien

‘Mountains’ of stolen mail recovered from Mother/Daughter team in Burien

The Burien Police Department on Saturday (March 22) announced that, working in cooperation with U.S. Postal Inspectors, they had busted a Mother and Daughter team and recovered “mountains of stolen... [Read more]

SeaTac man arrested in connection with Burien teen’s shooting death

SeaTac man arrested in connection with Burien teen’s shooting death

Friday afternoon (March 21), King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives arrested an 18-year old SeaTac man in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year old Burien boy in White Center... [Read more]

Burien teen shot and killed in White Center Wednesday night

Burien teen shot and killed in White Center Wednesday night

A 17-year old Burien teen was shot and killed Wednesday night (March 19) in White Center. Police responded to the North Highline Fire Station in the 1200 block of SW 112th Street last night just after... [Read more]

Routine traffic stop results in arrest of felon with stolen handgun Tuesday

Routine traffic stop results in arrest of felon with stolen handgun Tuesday

On Tuesday (March 18), Burien Police Deputy Fitchett made a “routine” traffic stop in the 15800 block of 4th Ave SW, according to the Burien Police Department. Back-up Officer Easterbrook swung by... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding man who robbed Burien Walgreens

Police seeking public’s help finding man who robbed Burien Walgreens

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man (pictured above) who robbed a Walgreens in Burien last week. On Sunday, March 9, around 3 a.m., deputies responded... [Read more]

State investigates four area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for discrimination

State investigates four area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for discrimination

by Jack Mayne O’Reilly Auto Parts – which runs four auto parts stores in South King County – is being investigated by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office to determine if the company... [Read more]

Burien Police seize 8 pounds of pot, along with $14,000 in cash

Burien Police seize 8 pounds of pot, along with $14,000 in cash

Officers from the Burien Police Department recently busted drug dealers in the parking lot of a local business, confiscating “several suitcases of marijuana” – up to eight pounds – along... [Read more]

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 122nd Wednesday

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 122nd Wednesday

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Wednesday (March 12) around 2:42 p.m. on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 122nd Street, according to Detective Bryan Howard of the Burien Police Department. Howard told The B-Town... [Read more]

Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Early Wednesday morning (March 12), Burien detectives and the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant and recovered loaded guns and stolen property from an apartment in Tukwila,... [Read more]