Crime Section

Jury convicts Burien man in fatal shooting of unarmed cab driver in Aug. 2012

Jury convicts Burien man in fatal shooting of unarmed cab driver in Aug. 2012

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that a jury has convicted a 49-year-old Burien man in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a home in Burien on August 28, 2012. The jury convicted... [Read more]

Stabbing at Ambaum bus stop injures one Wednesday night

Stabbing at Ambaum bus stop injures one Wednesday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that one person was stabbed at a bus stop in the 13600 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW Wednesday night (Oct. 29) around 6 p.m. Police say that the teen suspects... [Read more]

Man tries to steal boat near Seahurst, ends up in jail without a paddle

Man tries to steal boat near Seahurst, ends up in jail without a paddle

Burien resident John White shared this story about the theft of his boat Saturday night: Forest Ledge Boat Stolen Again-A Life or Death Story It was just after 5:00 pm last night. As we were about to order... [Read more]

Two adults shot in Burien Thursday morning; police looking for suspect

Two adults shot in Burien Thursday morning; police looking for suspect

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man and woman were shot at an apartment in the 1200 blk of SW 124th Street (near Ambaum Blvd. SW) in Burien around 4:45 a.m. Thursday morning... [Read more]

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

The Burien Police Department announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday (Oct. 22) that, due to last Sunday morning’s shooting on SW 152nd Street near Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub (we were first... [Read more]

Two shot on SW 152nd in downtown Burien early Sunday morning

Two shot on SW 152nd in downtown Burien early Sunday morning

Photo showing bullet hole in the window of Burien Tattoo courtesy Roger Arnold. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two males received non life-threatening injuries when an unknown... [Read more]

Suspect still at large in White Center stabbing incident Friday morning

Suspect still at large in White Center stabbing incident Friday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that shortly after 3 a.m. Friday morning (Oct. 17), they received a 9-1-1 call about a bloodied stabbing victim in the 10800 block of 1st Ave SW in White... [Read more]

Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Law enforcement and community leaders from across King County have joined together to announce a major initiative to reduce the demand for prostitution where the majority of sex buying now takes place – online…

Police seeking public’s help identifying female victim possibly killed in Burien

Police seeking public’s help identifying female victim possibly killed in Burien

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are looking for any information on an unidentified female who may have been the victim of a homicide sometime since March of this year. Detectives... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest man who stole 154 keys from local car dealer

Burien Police arrest man who stole 154 keys from local car dealer

The Burien Police Department reported that they recently arrested a man suspected of stealing 154 keys from a local car dealer. Here’s more from their Facebook post: We’ve had an increase in our... [Read more]

Burien City Council to reconsider ‘laughing stock’ ‘body odor’ trespass law

Burien City Council to reconsider ‘laughing stock’ ‘body odor’ trespass law

by Jack Mayne Because it has become an “embarrassment” and a “laughing stock,” the Burien City Council will soon reconsider the so-called “trespass” ordinance passed by the Council on Aug.... [Read more]

Inquest ordered into death of Burien man in August shootout with police

Inquest ordered into death of Burien man in August shootout with police

Tyrone Bandy The King County Executive’s Office announced Tuesday (Oct. 7) that they will be conducting an inquest into the fatal shooting of Tyrone Bandy, 45, at his Burien home on Aug. 10. As... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s assistance in finding car prowling suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s assistance in finding car prowling suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in finding this car prowl suspect, captured on Sept. 26 by a surveillance camera at the Highline Club: Here’s an animated... [Read more]

Burien Police chase, nab man with felony warrant early Monday morning

Burien Police chase, nab man with felony warrant early Monday morning

According to a post on their Facebook page, Monday morning (Oct. 6) at 3 a.m., Burien Police Officer Davis saw a reckless driver going 80 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. “The dangerous driver also ran through... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Outsourcing our Police should come with some conditions…’

LETTER: ‘Outsourcing our Police should come with some conditions…’

[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:] Outsourcing our Police should come with some... [Read more]

City of Burien releases agenda, documents for Saturday’s Economic Dialog

City of Burien releases agenda, documents for Saturday’s Economic Dialog

On Wednesday (Sept. 24), the City of Burien released an agenda, along with supporting documents, for Saturday’s ‘Economic Dialog,’ which will run from 8 a.m. – Noon this Saturday, Sept.... [Read more]

Masked intruders force way into Burien home, attack occupant Monday morning

Masked intruders force way into Burien home, attack occupant Monday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that at least two masked, unknown suspects forced their way into a Burien residence on Military Road South near 118th Street, and demanded valuables... [Read more]

POLL: What do you think of Burien’s controversial ‘anti body odor’ ordinance?

POLL: What do you think of Burien’s controversial ‘anti body odor’ ordinance?

Click image to see larger version. Ordinance #606, passed by the Burien City Council on Aug. 18 (read our original coverage here) has been raising quite a stink lately, garnering international media attention... [Read more]

Upthegrove introduces body camera proposal for King County Sheriff’s Officers

Upthegrove introduces body camera proposal for King County Sheriff’s Officers

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – a Burien native – introduced legislation this week calling for a pilot project of wearable body cameras for the King County Sheriff’s Office. If passed,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien ranked 11th ‘Most Dangerous’ city in state of Washington

UPDATE: Burien ranked 11th ‘Most Dangerous’ city in state of Washington

UPDATE: A new report released by LawStreetMedia.com that claims the City of Burien is the third “most dangerous” city in the state of Washington is wrong – the city should actually be ranked... [Read more]

Burien man accused of Kent double homicide pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Burien man accused of Kent double homicide pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Russell Leland, Jr., of Burien, was arraigned Monday morning (Sept. 8) and entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea to two counts of Murder in the First Degree with Firearm Enhancements for a double homicide... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest man with warrant at Annex Park, find drugs, stolen mail

Burien Police arrest man with warrant at Annex Park, find drugs, stolen mail

The Burien Police Department announced on their Facebook page Thursday (Sept. 4) that they’ve made another arrest at the Annex Park, where homeless people have been encamped for months…

‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10

‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove is sponsoring a community meeting called ‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Tyee High School cafeteria,... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office to host ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ on Sat., Sept. 27

King County Sheriff’s Office to host ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ on Sat., Sept. 27

The King County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ in Renton from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. “The academy will educate citizens about... [Read more]

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; female suspect arrested

Umpqua Bank in Burien robbed; 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]