Crime Section

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]

Not enough valid signatures may doom ‘Sanctuary City’ repeal petition

Not enough valid signatures may doom ‘Sanctuary City’ repeal petition

On Friday (July 14), King County Elections determined that the Petition to Repeal Burien’s Ordinance No. 651 contained an insufficient number of signatures to move forward – so far. All 4,181... [Read more]

Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

A public forum for Tommy Le, a South Seattle high schooler who was recently shot and killed by police in Burien, will be held on Wednesday, July 19. Tommy, a 20-year-old high school senior, was shot and... [Read more]

New City Manager, sanctuary petition & more at Monday’s City Council meeting

New City Manager, sanctuary petition & more at Monday’s City Council meeting

The Burien City Council will hold its next regular meeting this coming Monday night, July 17, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This meeting will likely mark the first public appearance of new City Manager... [Read more]

City of Burien receives petition seeking repeal of ‘Sanctuary City’ ordinance #651

City of Burien receives petition seeking repeal of ‘Sanctuary City’ ordinance #651

On Friday, July 7, 2017, the City of Burien received an initiative petition asking to place on a ballot the repeal of Burien Ordinance No. 651. The “immigration status ordinance” directs Burien City... [Read more]

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

A man was found dead early Tuesday morning (July 11) in a ravine near 17th Place South and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). King County Sheriff’s detectives are calling the death a homicide, but... [Read more]

LETTER: Jill Esau is running for Burien City Council, Position #5

LETTER: Jill Esau is running for Burien City Council, Position #5

[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]

Burien Deputy who hit & killed pedestrian in Fife was same who shot man with pen

Burien Deputy who hit & killed pedestrian in Fife was same who shot man with pen

The off-duty Burien Police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian in Fife early Friday morning (July 7) has been identified as the same one who fatally shot a 20-year old man holding a pen in Burien... [Read more]

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was near Highline Medical Center Wednesday night (July 5), the King County Sheriff’s Office says that just before 9 p.m. near SW 162nd Street... [Read more]

VIDEO: Man with knife in standoff with Burien Police Thursday afternoon

VIDEO: Man with knife in standoff with Burien Police Thursday afternoon

Thursday afternoon near SW 149th Street and 8th Ave SW – about a block west of the Burien Police station – a man was seen waving a knife. A Sergeant saw the man, who cut himself and told police that... [Read more]

Fireworks to blame for blaze at Ola Salon Tuesday night

Fireworks to blame for blaze at Ola Salon Tuesday night

Fireworks are to blame for a fire that burned part of a hedge Tuesday night (July 4) next to Ola Salon, located at 1835 SW 152nd Street in Burien (map below). There was no damage to the building, nor... [Read more]

Shootout, road rage crash between 2 cars injures 2 in Burien Tuesday morning

Shootout, road rage crash between 2 cars injures 2 in Burien Tuesday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shootout between two vehicles – along with what appears to be a road rage crash – injured two in Burien Tuesday morning, July 4. Police say... [Read more]

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Burien, and the fine is $125

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Burien, and the fine is $125

The City of Burien recently released a letter to residents, reminding all that fireworks are still illegal, and the fine for discharging them is $125. Burien Police has scheduled extra officers, who will... [Read more]