Crime Section

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

Sydney Brownstone wrote a well-researched, in-depth story on Burien for The Stranger this week, entitled “Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle (How Burien became a microcosm... [Read more]

Family of Tommy Le file wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against police

Family of Tommy Le file wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against police

The family of Tommy Le, a 20-year-old high school senior who was shot and killed in Burien on June 13, 2017, filed a wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against the King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]

Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske has been selected by King County Sherriff John Urquhart to serve as Interim Chief of the Burien Police Department, the City announced Friday, Sept. 1. Konoske will replace retiring Police... [Read more]

‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

A ‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held this Saturday, Sept. 2, starting at 4 p.m. at Burien’s Dottie Harper Park. The goal is to scan the park and safely remove and dispose of any needles... [Read more]

After 14 years as Burien’s Police Chief, Scott Kimerer turns in his badge

After 14 years as Burien’s Police Chief, Scott Kimerer turns in his badge

After 38 years as a police officer – with 14 of those years as the Chief of Police for the City of Burien – Chief K. Scott Kimerer celebrated his last day on the job on Thursday, Aug. 31. Kimerer was... [Read more]

Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

The City of SeaTac joins with the City of Burien each year to invite community members to ‘Community Police Academy,’ a twelve week course designed to increase the understanding between citizens... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center agrees to settle Civil Rights claims for $45,000

Highline Medical Center agrees to settle Civil Rights claims for $45,000

Burien’s Highline Medical Center – a division of CHI Franciscan Health – reached a settlement this week to resolve alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), announced... [Read more]

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised on Aug. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m.: By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council dodged a quick decision on banning safe drug injection sites in the city, but told City Manager... [Read more]

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

Next ‘Climate & Culture’ Session will be at Highline High School Wednesday

The next Climate and Culture Planning Session for Highline High School will be held this Wednesday night, Aug. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the school’s cafeteria. Inspired by a controversial incident... [Read more]

Burien Council to honor heroes, Police Chief; discuss homelessness & more Mon.

Burien Council to honor heroes, Police Chief; discuss homelessness & more Mon.

At Monday night’s (Aug. 21) regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will honor some local heroes as well as retiring Police Chief Scott Kimerer, discuss different ways the City should stay involved... [Read more]

Burglar arrested in Burien thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Burglar arrested in Burien thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Thursday morning (Aug. 16) at 9 a.m., a 14-year old Burien resident heard glass breaking at her neighbors house in the 200 block of S. 128th Street (map below). Police say that she saw someone she didn’t... [Read more]

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

LETTER: What’s the connection between vehicular manslaughter in Virginia at a White Supremacist rally and a rape in Burien?

[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 Editor, What is the connection between... [Read more]

WANTED: Recognize this couple? They’re using resident’s stolen credit cards

WANTED: Recognize this couple? They’re using resident’s stolen credit cards

Do you recognize this couple? They are using Burien resident Suzanne Greive’s stolen credit cards, and the Renton Police are looking for them: The photo above was was taken a the Walmart in Renton,... [Read more]

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Craig Keller during public comment at the Burien City Council meeting on July 31, 2017. By Jack Mayne Political activist Craig Keller (pictured, left) has filed suit in King County Superior Court, demanding... [Read more]

Burien Police find weapons, narcotics; arrest 11 in drug house bust Fri. morning

Burien Police find weapons, narcotics; arrest 11 in drug house bust Fri. morning

Early Friday morning (Aug. 4), Burien Police detectives served a search and arrest warrant in the 12100 block of 7th Ave SW (map below), with the assistance of the Sheriff’s SWAT team. This big bust... [Read more]

Police surround house, arrest armed man in Burien early Friday morning

Police surround house, arrest armed man in Burien early Friday morning

Burien Police and King County Sheriff’s officers responded to a domestic violence call – with a gun involved – early Friday morning, Aug. 4. Police surrounded a house in the 400 block of S. 152nd... [Read more]

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

At Monday night’s (Aug. 7) regular meeting, the Burien City Council will continue its discussion – and possibly take action on – whether to repeal the ‘sanctuary city’ Ordinance 651,... [Read more]

Man jailed, charged with assault, indecent liberties of two Burien teen girls

Man jailed, charged with assault, indecent liberties of two Burien teen girls

By Jack Mayne The King County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Salvador Diaz-Garcia, 23, with indecent liberties in the molestation of 14-year-old Burien girl on June 25 at a Burien apartment complex. Diaz-Garcia... [Read more]

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac Wednesday morning

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac Wednesday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Deputies responded to a report of two subjects being shot at a house in the 2400 block of S. 142nd Lane in SeaTac (map below) just before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) received a 911 call from a victim that indicated another driver opened fire on their vehicle on SR 509, striking... [Read more]

Berkowitz filibuster forces Council to delay sending sanctuary ordinance to voters

Berkowitz filibuster forces Council to delay sending sanctuary ordinance to voters

By Jack Mayne In what many felt was a weird Burien City Council special session Monday night, the Council finally adjourned at 10:38 p.m. despite a legal requirement that the Council either rescind Burien’s... [Read more]

19-year old woman beaten, raped at Burien apartment complex last month

19-year old woman beaten, raped at Burien apartment complex last month

The Seattle P-I is reporting that a 19-year-old woman was beaten and sexually assaulted in the gym of her Burien apartment complex last month, causing serious injuries to her face and head. A 23-year-old... [Read more]

City Council to discuss, decide on action to repeal Ord. 651 Monday night

City Council to discuss, decide on action to repeal Ord. 651 Monday night

At Monday night’s (July 31) special meeting, the Burien City Council will discuss – and most likely decide on – what action to take regarding the petition to repeal Ordinance No. 651, the city’s... [Read more]

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]