Crime Section

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

Here’s episode #7 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

25-year old Burien man charged in fatal Federal Way shooting

25-year old Burien man charged in fatal Federal Way shooting

The King County Prosecutors Office is reporting that Michael A. Espinosa, a 25-year-old Burien man, has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree with a firearm enhancement in connection with the fatal... [Read more]

Daycare employee arrested on Child Rape charges in Normandy Park

Daycare employee arrested on Child Rape charges in Normandy Park

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department on Monday (June 15) announced that they have arrested and booked a local day care employee for Rape of a Child in the First... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien Police lure, bust pedophile; Cab Driver shot & more…

PODCAST: Burien Police lure, bust pedophile; Cab Driver shot & more…

Here’s episode #6 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Burien Police assist Federal Agents with EBT fraud investigation

Burien Police assist Federal Agents with EBT fraud investigation

On Wednesday (June 10) the Burien Police Department assisted special agents with the USDA Office of Inspector General and FBI in a case of fraudulent use of the EBT Food Stamp program. Police say that... [Read more]

LETTER(s): English Language Learners write letters about Ordinance 606/621

LETTER(s): English Language Learners write letters about Ordinance 606/621

EDITOR’S NOTE: Aria Peters is an English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher at the Arts and Academics Academy on the Evergreen Campus in the Highline School District. This spring, her intermediate level... [Read more]

Burien Detective poses as 15-year old girl, arrests man for felony sex offenses

Burien Detective poses as 15-year old girl, arrests man for felony sex offenses

The Burien Police Department announced on Wednesday (June 10) that they arrested a 29-year old Everett man who believed he was going to have sex with a 15-year old girl he met on social media. Turns out... [Read more]

Burien Police free dog trapped in 103-degree car Saturday

Burien Police free dog trapped in 103-degree car Saturday

The Burien Police Department on Saturday (June 6) freed a dog trapped in a 103-degree car: Responded to report of dog in hot car for over 2 hrs. Car was 103 degrees inside. Dog taken into protective custody.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

Here’s episode #5 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien burglary suspect busted in the act

VIDEO: Burien burglary suspect busted in the act

EDITOR’S NOTE: Video shot from KCSO’s Guardian One chopper was added to this post at 7:21 p.m. on Thursday, June 4: Photo courtesy Erin Everitt-Boynton If you saw a lot of police activity... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso burglar

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso burglar

The Burien Police Department on Wednesday (June 3) released the following request, including video and photos: Do you know who this burglar is? Police say this suspect broke into multiple espresso... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police, Port of Seattle Bomb Squad respond to report of grenade

Normandy Park Police, Port of Seattle Bomb Squad respond to report of grenade

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: On Monday (June 1) at approximately 1:40 p.m., Normandy Park Police were called to check on an old grenade (pictured above) that was found in a residence... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

Here’s episode #4 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Teen wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night

Teen wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: An officer-involved shooting happened in SeaTac Thursday night (May 28) at 8:20 p.m., injuring one. Police say that the incident started as a stolen vehicle recovery... [Read more]

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

A regular BTB Reader alerted us that on Tuesday morning (May 26), she witnessed three men dressed in restaurant cook uniforms take driftwood from Seahurst Park beach, load it into a green truck and take... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

Here’s episode #3 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Two charged with alcohol/drug use near City Hall by Burien Police Wednesday

Two charged with alcohol/drug use near City Hall by Burien Police Wednesday

Burien Police say they charged two for drinking alcohol and/or buying/selling drugs near City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street) on Wednesday, May 20. Trespass warnings were also issued to the two suspects. “Officers... [Read more]

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines Police are investigating a mysterious shooting that sent one man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon (May... [Read more]

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

Here’s episode #2 of our new SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

If you saw a SWAT team and numerous police officers in the area around S. 116th and 5th Ave S. in Burien Friday morning (May 15), it was the King County Sheriff’s Office – and local police –... [Read more]

For 2nd day in row, major police activity for domestic violence incident in Burien

For 2nd day in row, major police activity for domestic violence incident in Burien

It sounds like a rerun of what we reported yesterday, but it’s not – on Thursday afternoon (May 14) the Burien Police Department assisted the King County Sheriff’s Office with another domestic... [Read more]

Major police turnout as Burien P.D. arrests domestic violence suspect Wed.

Major police turnout as Burien P.D. arrests domestic violence suspect Wed.

If you saw police activity in northwest Burien early Wednesday afternoon (May 13), including numerous King County Sheriff’s vehicles as well as a helicopter overhead, the Burien Police Department... [Read more]

PODCAST: SoKing News May 8, 2015 – SeaTac Cleanup & more

PODCAST: SoKing News May 8, 2015 – SeaTac Cleanup & more

The premiere episode of SoKing News’ first-ever Newscast on May 8, 2015: Our latest Podcast!  Read More →

Normandy Park Police seeking help finding indecent exposure suspect

Normandy Park Police seeking help finding indecent exposure suspect

The Normandy Park Police Department is searching for a man who exposed himself to a family in the north end of Normandy Park – near 1st Ave South – Thursday afternoon, May 7. Police say that the suspect... [Read more]

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: SeaTac City Manager Todd Cutts says the city has “trespassed” people living in North SeaTac Park after a storm of publicity over garbage, drug paraphernalia and... [Read more]

Controversial ordinances drew Burien into study on criminalizing the homeless

Controversial ordinances drew Burien into study on criminalizing the homeless

by Jack Mayne Burien was added to a Seattle University study of laws affecting the homeless because of the city’s passage of ordinances 606 and 621, the study said upon its release Wednesday (May 6). The... [Read more]

Burien Police pull over stolen car, arrest two for theft Tuesday afternoon

Burien Police pull over stolen car, arrest two for theft Tuesday afternoon

Photos by Brooks Schaefer The Burien Police Department is reporting that they pulled over a stolen car and arrested two occupants for possession of stolen property on Tuesday afternoon, May 5. The incident... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Wanted tool theft suspect arrested by Burien Police Saturday

FOLLOWUP: Wanted tool theft suspect arrested by Burien Police Saturday

FOLLOWUP: The Burien Police Department is reporting that the felony suspect that we posted about last Wednesday (April 29), has been found and arrested: Police say he was wanted as a suspect for stealing... [Read more]