Crime Section

Man arrested near Burien City Hall with drugs Monday

Man arrested near Burien City Hall with drugs Monday

On Monday (Aug. 19), Burien Police Department officers contacted two adults who were hanging out in some bushes near Burien City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street). Turns out they were drinking beer and hanging... [Read more]

Burien man killed in shootout Sunday night identified

Burien man killed in shootout Sunday night identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who was killed after a shootout with police in Burien Sunday night…

Police seeking public’s help finding suspected SeaTac burglar

Police seeking public’s help finding suspected SeaTac burglar

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding Wilson Laray Smith, 19 (pictured above), wanted in connection to a July 29 burglary in SeaTac. On July 29, deputies... [Read more]

Police shoot, kill man barricaded in Gregory Heights house Sunday night

Police shoot, kill man barricaded in Gregory Heights house Sunday night

Late Sunday night (Aug. 10), police shot and killed a man who had barricaded himself inside his home after a domestic violence call in Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood. The man – whose identity... [Read more]

Body found in Tub Lake Thursday night

Body found in Tub Lake Thursday night

A body was found in Tub Lake in SeaTac Thursday night, Aug. 7, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. “A body was found,” Sgt. DB Gates told our sister site The SeaTac Blog, “…it... [Read more]

Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to stabbing his wife to death July 20

Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to stabbing his wife to death July 20

Telesforo Hernandez-Roa, 41, plead ‘Not Guilty’ Monday (Aug. 4) to a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his wife Ruth Castillo-Yanez in Kent, the King County Prosecutor’s... [Read more]

‘National Night Out’ against crime is this Tuesday night, Aug. 5

‘National Night Out’ against crime is this Tuesday night, Aug. 5

The annual ‘National Night Out’ event against crime is this Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, when city, police and emergency personnel will visit 30 neighborhood gatherings. Police say that knowing... [Read more]

Burien Police recover gun near Shorewood Elementary School Saturday night

Burien Police recover gun near Shorewood Elementary School Saturday night

The Burien Police Department sent out the following Tweet Sunday morning (Aug. 3), about recovering a gun, as well as finding four suspects of a drive-by shooting near Shorewood Elementary School Saturday... [Read more]

Man has probable drug overdose in bathroom of Burien Library Thursday

Man has probable drug overdose in bathroom of Burien Library Thursday

An adult male transient had a probable drug overdose in the bathroom of the main Burien Library Thursday afternoon (July 31), according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. He survived, and was apparently... [Read more]

‘Clean Sweep’ in SeaTac nets 30-caliber machine gun from Angle Lake!

‘Clean Sweep’ in SeaTac nets 30-caliber machine gun from Angle Lake!

The Angle Lake Shore Club of SeaTac held their annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, July 26th, and in addition to retrieving lots of trash and half a wooden boat, they also found a Browning 30 caliber... [Read more]

Here’s what all the police activity was about near Trader Joe’s Friday afternoon

Here’s what all the police activity was about near Trader Joe’s Friday afternoon

A major police turnout in the Five Corners neighborhood of Burien – near Trader Joe’s on SW 160th – was reported to us late Friday afternoon, and Sgt. DB Gates of the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Burien man charged in July 20 murder of ex-wife

Burien man charged in July 20 murder of ex-wife

A charge of ‘Murder in the Second Degree’ was filed Wednesday (July 23) against a 41-year-old Burien man who is accused of killing his ex-wife on July 20 in Kent, the King County Prosecutor’s... [Read more]

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

The Burien Police Department on Tuesday (July 22) launched a part-time Bike Patrol with a focus on businesses and parks, and in less than two hours, found five alcohol violations. You’ll see them... [Read more]

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

The Burien Police Department shared this report Tuesday (July 8) regarding how an alert resident helped them arrest a burglar this week: Yesterday, an alert resident heard suspicious noises coming from... [Read more]

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

by Ralph Nichols Despite headlines from Seattle and some suburban cities, which render an illusion of violent crime rampant in King County, most serious crime in Burien declined in 2013. This topped the... [Read more]

Follow the Burien Police Department’s Twitter ‘Ride Along’ on the 4th of July

Follow the Burien Police Department’s Twitter ‘Ride Along’ on the 4th of July

The Burien Police Department is doing a Twitter “Ride Along” on Friday, July 4, and here are some of their Tweets (latest ones are first): Units just responded to reported burglary in progress... [Read more]

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a homicide that was discovered on Friday, June 27 in the city of SeaTac. The victim is Mr. Robert O. Benson (pictured above), a 100-year old... [Read more]

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

BTB Writer/Humorist Shawn Underwood wasn’t laughing when she discovered the results of a serious accident on Maplewild Ave SW in Burien between 2 – 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, June 30. “Ran... [Read more]

REMINDER: City reminds residents that fireworks are illegal in Burien

REMINDER: City reminds residents that fireworks are illegal in Burien

With the July 4th holiday fast approaching, the City of Burien wants to remind residents that the sale, possession or discharge of any fireworks is prohibited. “Burien Police will have extra patrols... [Read more]

Burien man accused of stealing $334,000 from his blind Grandmother

Burien man accused of stealing $334,000 from his blind Grandmother

The Seattle P-I is reporting that Derek Bischoff, of Burien, stole $334,000 from his blind, nearly deaf grandmother’s life savings to pay for painkillers and prostitutes. Bischoff now faces felony charges. Read... [Read more]

Truck hits child on bicycle near Highline High School Thursday afternoon

Truck hits child on bicycle near Highline High School Thursday afternoon

A truck hit a child on a bicycle near Highline High School in Burien Thursday afternoon (June 12). Sgt. DB Gates of the King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog that the child suffered serious... [Read more]

Lockdown briefly closes Kennedy Catholic High School Wednesday morning

Lockdown briefly closes Kennedy Catholic High School Wednesday morning

Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School was put into lockdown Wednesday morning (June 4), due to a robbery at the Fred Meyer next door. No injuries were reported, and the lockdown lasted nine minutes. “Three... [Read more]

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three members of the Burien Police Department received Police Service Awards at the City Council meeting Monday night (click image to see larger version): Honored for their life-saving actions were (holding... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing Normandy Park man found safe, returned home

UPDATE: Missing Normandy Park man found safe, returned home

UPDATE MAY 24 12:20 p.m.: The Normandy Park Police Department says that they have found David Gooding, he has returned home and is safe. He has been cleared as a missing person. “Thank you for any... [Read more]

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

Police were called for a welfare check on a home in Burien on 8th Ave South between SW 140th and SW 146th Thursday night (May 22), and upon discovering a suicidal man, called in a SWAT team and backup. “We... [Read more]

REPORT: Six shots fired in parking lot Wednesday night

REPORT: Six shots fired in parking lot Wednesday night

BTB Reader Lisa Bosques reports that there was a shooting in Burien Wednesday (May 21) in a parking lot located at 17730 Des Moines Memorial Drive South. “My husband and son (who was holding the... [Read more]

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police officers responded to investigate a report of a 14-year old boy showing a handgun off to fellow students at his school Tuesday, May 20. “Another student did the right thing and told... [Read more]

Extra patrols will be out, seeking unbuckled & distracted Drivers

Extra patrols will be out, seeking unbuckled & distracted Drivers

Unbuckled or texting Drivers beware – the City of Burien will be participating in extra emphasis police patrols that will take place between May 19 and June 1. “On the heels of the first-ever statewide... [Read more]