Crime Section

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Con Artists Posing as Utility Bill Collectors

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Con Artists Posing as Utility Bill Collectors

Seattle City Light is warning its customers to beware of con artists who pose as utility bill collectors. City Light says that a business owner was victimized this week by the phone scam, in which a caller... [Read more]

UPDATE: More photos & details on the Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

UPDATE: More photos & details on the Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

UPDATE WED, 12/30/15: King County Sheriff’s Detectives are still trying to identify the Fedora hat-wearing man pictured below, who police say robbed a convenience store in the 17900 block of 1st... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding Fedora hat wearing robbery suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding Fedora hat wearing robbery suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man pictured below for questioning in a robbery that occurred Dec. 22 at a gas station in the 17900 block of 1st Ave... [Read more]

Grenade found near McMicken Heights Elementary School turns out to be dud

Grenade found near McMicken Heights Elementary School turns out to be dud

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Police say a grenade was found in the white box just left of a traffic cone on the sidewalk in the center of the photo. A grenade was found in a box near McMicken... [Read more]

LETTER: An update on the Normandy Park Police Dept. fundraising drive

LETTER: An update on the Normandy Park Police Dept. fundraising drive

[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, Our fundraising drive to... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Officer helps burglary victims have a Merry Christmas

King County Sheriff’s Officer helps burglary victims have a Merry Christmas

On Dec. 2, 2015, King County Sheriff’s Officer MPO White responded to a burglary call in the Boulevard Park area, near S. 112 and 1st Ave South.  White investigated the burglary, but there were... [Read more]

Man in critical condition as shots fired at homeless family in Des Moines

Man in critical condition as shots fired at homeless family in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: A homeless family was shot at by an unknown gunman in Des Moines early Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24), sending one man to the hospital in critical condition,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in these surveillance photos: He is associated to one confirmed... [Read more]

Burien City Council changes truck routes, discusses youth council, fireworks, pot

Burien City Council changes truck routes, discusses youth council, fireworks, pot

by Jack Mayne Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting was the last one of the year, the last one for Councilmember Gerald Robison and the shortest meeting in a long time – less than two hours... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding suspected package thief

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding suspected package thief

Recognize this person? The Burien Police Department is seeking this suspected thief, wanted in connection with a package theft in the 16900 block of 3rd Ave South: “Do you know me? I’m wanted... [Read more]

PODCAST: Mudslide destroys Burien home; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Mudslide destroys Burien home; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #31 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

CRIME UPDATE: Domestic assault, car jacking at Fred Meyer & more police activity

CRIME UPDATE: Domestic assault, car jacking at Fred Meyer & more police activity

We often get inquiries from Readers about police activity in Burien, so here’s an update for incidents that happened this week: THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015: CAR VS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT: A 68-year old... [Read more]

Pedestrian hit by car in Burien Thursday night

Pedestrian hit by car in Burien Thursday night

A pedestrian was hit by a car at SW 117th Street and 12th Ave SW (map below) in Burien Thursday night, and is apparently fighting for his life in the hospital. Police and EMTs responded to the scene just... [Read more]

Suspect convicted for 1st Degree Murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

Suspect convicted for 1st Degree Murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

A jury returned a verdict on Tuesday, Dec. 8, finding Shane Chamberlain guilty of Murder in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement and Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement... [Read more]

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved changes midway into its two-year financial plan and budget over the objections of Lauren Berkowitz Monday night. At the Dec. 7 Burien Council meeting, councilmembers... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Rubbish is like graffiti: clean it up immediately or it spreads…’

LETTER: ‘Rubbish is like graffiti: clean it up immediately or it spreads…’

[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:] Rubbish is like graffiti: clean it up... [Read more]

SWAT team responds to home in Shorewood Sunday, finds suicide victim

SWAT team responds to home in Shorewood Sunday, finds suicide victim

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Sunday night (Dec. 6), a SWAT team discovered a tragic scene – a man had shot himself inside his home in the Shorewood neighborhood of Burien. Police... [Read more]

City of Burien issues Impaired Driving Proclamation to honor DUI victim

City of Burien issues Impaired Driving Proclamation to honor DUI victim

The City of Burien last week issued a proclamation recognizing December 2015 as Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The proclamation recognized James Nolan, a young Burienite who was killed as a passenger... [Read more]

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

Here’s episode #30 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers offering $1,000 reward for return of missing police rifle

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers offering $1,000 reward for return of missing police rifle

The missing semi-automatic rifle is similar to this AR-15 (NOTE: this is not the actual missing rifle). UPDATE: Crime Stoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward for return of a missing semi-automatic rifle,... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help locating missing semi-automatic rifle

Burien Police seeking public’s help locating missing semi-automatic rifle

The missing semi-automatic rifle is similar to this AR-15 (NOTE: this is not the actual missing rifle). The Burien Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a semi-automatic rifle that... [Read more]

Police helicopter helps search for female burglar in Burien Wed. morning

Police helicopter helps search for female burglar in Burien Wed. morning

If you’re wondering why the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter was hovering over Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood Wednesday morning (Nov. 25), here’s what... [Read more]

CARES now handles all stray, lost cat reports, is lauded for doing ‘fantastic job’

CARES now handles all stray, lost cat reports, is lauded for doing ‘fantastic job’

by Jack Mayne Once controversial, the CARES Animal Control agency told the Burien City Council they now handle all calls about cats where once they did not, and one Councilmember said they “have done... [Read more]

Student assaulted, tied up in bathroom at Evergreen High School Tuesday

Student assaulted, tied up in bathroom at Evergreen High School Tuesday

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 16-year old female student was found tied up in a school bathroom at Evergreen High School in White... [Read more]

Burien Police car struck by stolen vehicle near SW 130th & 2nd Ave SW Sunday

Burien Police car struck by stolen vehicle near SW 130th & 2nd Ave SW Sunday

KIRO 7 is reporting that a Burien Police cruiser was hit by a stolen car on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 22. The crash ocurred near SW 130th Street and 2nd Ave SW (map below). The officer suffered minor injuries. KIRO... [Read more]

PODCAST: Mental health facility to move to Kent; Jack Mayne; Snow? & more

PODCAST: Mental health facility to move to Kent; Jack Mayne; Snow? & more

Here’s episode #29 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]