Crime Section

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police confiscates more drugs, vehicles from recent bust

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police confiscates more drugs, vehicles from recent bust

The Burien Police Department announced that they confiscated an additional 11 pounds of drugs – including 16,000 pills – seized in Friday’s big drug bust. Police said in a statement on Sunday,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 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]

Police arrest 10, recover heroin, meth, $150,000 cash, guns, 9 cars in huge bust

Police arrest 10, recover heroin, meth, $150,000 cash, guns, 9 cars in huge bust

Early Friday morning (April 29), and with the assistance of eight different agencies, Burien Police detectives served search and arrest warrants on eight residences throughout King and Pierce... [Read more]

Burien citizens mostly satisfied with city government; no light rail for the city

Burien citizens mostly satisfied with city government; no light rail for the city

By Jack Mayne Burien residents in a semiannual survey say they are concerned about crime and education, but are satisfied at how their city government is performing, with eight out of 10 people surveyed... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying this burglary suspect (click images to see larger versions): Police say that he is wanted for questioning in a burglary... [Read more]

PODCAST: Bad guy with loaded gun on bike busted; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Bad guy with loaded gun on bike busted; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #48 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]

MISSING: Jeep Patriot stolen in Burien

MISSING: Jeep Patriot stolen in Burien

On Friday, April 8, at around 2:45 a.m. Leticia Herrera’s sister was watching TV and heard her car leaving, so she looked out the window and saw the car drive off. “She called me immediately... [Read more]

Burien Council adds money for human services; hears about airport expansion

Burien Council adds money for human services; hears about airport expansion

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on 4/24/16 with corrected information about the Evergreen pool. By Jack Mayne After weeks of wrangling over adding money for Burien’s human services, the Burien... [Read more]

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Early Tuesday morning (April 19) at around 1 a.m., Burien Police Officer Blakeman contacted a man riding a bicycle at SW 128 Street and Ambaum. Police say that the man was acting suspicious as he peddled... [Read more]

Burien Police Sgt. Jason Houck finishes in top 7% at Boston Marathon Sunday

Burien Police Sgt. Jason Houck finishes in top 7% at Boston Marathon Sunday

Photo courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office Burien/King County Sheriff’s Officer Sgt. Jason Houck finished the 2016 Boston Marathon on Sunday, April 17, coming in 2,156th place out of 30,741... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned about density of pot stores in White Center

LETTER: Resident concerned about density of pot stores in White Center

[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:] The parking lot for this state-licensed... [Read more]

Online jewelry deal goes awry, man gets shot in Burien Friday night

Online jewelry deal goes awry, man gets shot in Burien Friday night

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated at 4 p.m. with the corrected address: The King County Sheriff’s Office and Burien Police are reporting that just after 8 p.m. Friday night (April 15), an... [Read more]

Motorcycle vs car accident injures one Friday night in Burien

Motorcycle vs car accident injures one Friday night in Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just after 7 p.m. Friday night (April 15) they responded to a motorcycle vs car accident on 1st Ave South near S. 136 Street in Burien…

PODCAST: 7-year old left in stolen car; Jack Mayne Commentary on CARES…

PODCAST: 7-year old left in stolen car; Jack Mayne Commentary on CARES…

Here’s episode #47 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]

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis announced on the department’s blog Wednesday (April 13) that he is resigning, effective April 30. Sergeant Brian... [Read more]

PHOTOS: At scene of the crime where shots were fired, cars crashed in Burien

PHOTOS: At scene of the crime where shots were fired, cars crashed in Burien

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these photos taken at an accident scene on Saturday, April 9 at S. 128th St. and Occidental Ave. S. in Burien (map below): During a search of the area, Burien Police... [Read more]

7-year old girl left inside car stolen in Burien found safe Saturday morning

7-year old girl left inside car stolen in Burien found safe Saturday morning

A 7-year old girl was found safe after the car in which she was a passenger was stolen from near S. 116th and Des Moines Memorial Drive early Saturday morning (April 9), according to the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien man shoots at police, SWAT; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Burien man shoots at police, SWAT; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 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]

VIDEO: Local students ‘sick & tired of Nachos’ at Burien City Council meeting

VIDEO: Local students ‘sick & tired of Nachos’ at Burien City Council meeting

A group of local students spoke to the Burien City Council about school lunch food Monday night, and apparently they’re not happy with what they’re fed, especially the nachos (around the 2:00... [Read more]

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council voted 5 to 2 to pass an ordinance banning junk vehicles stored or abandoned on private property in the city, with Councilmembers Lauren Berkowitz and Austin Bell... [Read more]

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

A 66-year old Burien man is in custody after firing at police during a lengthy standoff in Burien early Tuesday morning (April 5). The incident started just after 10 p.m. Monday night (April 4) at a... [Read more]

PODCAST: SeaTac City Manager on leave; Burien parking law upsets some…

PODCAST: SeaTac City Manager on leave; Burien parking law upsets some…

Here’s episode #45 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]

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, starting at its new home base – the brand new Burien Fire Station #2, located at 900... [Read more]