Crime Section

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]

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: At around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night (June 24), police responded to a shooting at a house in the 14200 block of 29th Ave S. in SeaTac, where they found one man dead... [Read more]

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

On Friday, June 23, the King County Sheriff’s Office released dramatic 9-1-1 call audio and dispatch recordings, along with new information about the fatal officer-involved shooting of Tommy Le... [Read more]

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim of the June 13 officer involved shooting in Burien as Tommy Le, 20, and revealed that he was armed with a pen, not a knife as originally... [Read more]

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

By Jack Mayne If enough residents complain to the Federal Aviation Administration by Wednesday (June 21), there is a chance the return of the automatic cacophony of loud airplanes at all hours buzzing... [Read more]

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

On May 31, a resident of the Emerald Green Condos in the 1800 block of S. 118th Street in Boulevard Park (map below) had gas siphoned out of her truck. Police say that the victim had been out of town,... [Read more]

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

A homeowner fired a warning shot at a man running at him with a sharp object in his hand in Burien late Tuesday night (June 13), and when Deputies responded to the scene, the suspect came at them as well. Two... [Read more]

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

A burglary suspect was busted in Burien on Monday (June 12), after a police search that included the Guardian One chopper. Police received a call of a burglary around 12:45 p.m., and caught and arrested... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

On Friday morning (June 9), around 60 students walked out of classes at Highline High School to express their concern about the painting of the ‘Spirit Rock’ and other actions that have made... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien resident upset about increase in mail theft

LETTER: Burien resident upset about increase in mail theft

[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:] Hi, I’m unsure if this is the right... [Read more]

Resident sees home being burgled on phone; police respond & arrest suspects

Resident sees home being burgled on phone; police respond & arrest suspects

Photos courtesy a nearby resident A Burien homeowner saw live security camera video on his cell phone showing a couple of suspects burgling his house on Tuesday, June 6, shortly before Noon. He called... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police say that someone may call you and identify themselves... [Read more]