Crime Section

LETTER: Revised ‘I see this Council as a 7 headed Hydra’ Letter to the Editor

LETTER: Revised ‘I see this Council as a 7 headed Hydra’ Letter to the Editor

[EDITOR’S NOTE: At the request of the Writer, the following is an updated/revised Letter to the Editor. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council... [Read more]

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

By Jack Mayne A loudly clapping and cheering audience at the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (Jan. 9) welcomed the 4–3 vote approving a revised ordinance that said city officials, police and... [Read more]

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Illustration based on Aaron Wells photo of altered Burien graffiti. By Jack Mayne Graffiti and not drugs were the cause of the fatal shooting of an 18-year old man in a dark alley area behind the Alturas... [Read more]

Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

One man was shot and a suspect was taken into custody around noon in downtown Burien on Saturday, Jan. 7. Police say that two men were seen in a verbal dispute near SW 152nd Street near 4th Ave SW when... [Read more]

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer were stolen out of a driveway in Burien on Dec. 11, near the intersection of SW 116th Street and 18 Ave SW (map below). “The police have found the two people... [Read more]

Burien shooting victim identified

Burien shooting victim identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday (Jan. 4) identified the victim of Tuesday night’s deadly shooting as Manuel A. Ortiz-Ornelas, 18, of Burien. He died of multiple gunshot... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 17-year old Burien male was arrested Wednesday for the shooting death of a man near the Alturas apartments Tuesday night, Jan. 3. As we previously... [Read more]

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

A man in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. Police say that just before 6 p.m., officers responded... [Read more]

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the reason for major police activity near S. 128th Street & 8th Ave S. in the Boulevard Park area (map below) on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017: “We... [Read more]

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect Friday; video released

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect Friday; video released

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: At 11:30 a.m. Friday morning (Dec. 30, 2016), Des Moines Police Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 25800 block of Marine View Drive... [Read more]

Burien Police nab hit-and-run driver after she strikes pedestrian with SUV

Burien Police nab hit-and-run driver after she strikes pedestrian with SUV

On Dec. 21 just before 6 p.m., Burien Police received a report of a pedestrian who was struck by an SUV at SW 146th Street and 1st Ave SW (map below). Officers responded and discovered the driver of the... [Read more]

STOLEN: Honda Accord, stolen in Burien on Tuesday, Dec. 20

STOLEN: Honda Accord, stolen in Burien on Tuesday, Dec. 20

A 1996 Maroon Honda Accord was stolen from near the County Squire Apartment complex (11209 Des Moines Memorial Drive; map below) in Burien on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Burien Police have been notified (the... [Read more]

Former Burien store owner sentenced to 14 Months for Food Stamp Trafficking

Former Burien store owner sentenced to 14 Months for Food Stamp Trafficking

The former owner of Cynthia’s Polynesian Market in Burien was sentenced Monday (Dec. 19) in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 14 months in prison and three years of supervised release for food stamp... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

Here’s episode #79 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 man arrested after bomb threat, 6-hour standoff with police

Burien man arrested after bomb threat, 6-hour standoff with police

A man who barricaded himself inside his home in the 15400 block of 22nd Ave SW in Burien was taken into custody after a six-hour standoff that resulted in a huge police turnout and the lockdown of nearby St. Francis School…

Burien Police Department inviting residents to Community Police Academy

Burien Police Department inviting residents to Community Police Academy

The King County, Burien and SeaTac Police Departments will be holding a FREE Community Police Academy this spring, and registration is now open. Classes will begin on Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017, and will... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman killed by DUI driver; Jack Mayne on sanctuary cities & more…

PODCAST: Woman killed by DUI driver; Jack Mayne on sanctuary cities & more…

Here’s episode #78 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 man arrested, charged with double homicide in Pioneer Square

Burien man arrested, charged with double homicide in Pioneer Square

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that an arraignment has been scheduled for Dec. 8 for Darion A. Lipsey, a 22-year-old Burien man accused in the fatal shooting of two men in Seattle’s... [Read more]

Burien City Council debates ‘sanctuary city’ idea; plus – take our Poll

Burien City Council debates ‘sanctuary city’ idea; plus – take our Poll

By Jack Mayne For a majority of its three and one-half hour meeting on Monday night (Dec. 5), the Burien City Council heard residents comment on a proposal by three Councilmembers to declare it a ‘sanctuary... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 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 woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

Burien woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

A Burien woman was killed after her truck was struck by a suspected drunk driver Thursday night on the West Valley Highway in Tukwila, police said. Tukwila deputies responded to an accident report near... [Read more]

Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

If you saw major police activity at/near Highline Medical Center (16251 Sylvester Rd SW) on Thursday morning, Dec. 1, here’s what we know: Police say that a mentally-disturbed male was on the... [Read more]

PHOTO: Police seeking help finding Burien man wanted for double homicide

PHOTO: Police seeking help finding Burien man wanted for double homicide

Seattle Police Detectives have identified Darion Lipsey of Burien as a suspect in a March 30, 2016 double homicide in Pioneer Square, and are now asking for the public’s help finding him: Police... [Read more]

Is this knife yours? Washington State Patrol seeking owners of stolen property

Is this knife yours? Washington State Patrol seeking owners of stolen property

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Auto Theft Detectives are seeking anyone that recognizes stolen items shown in the photographs below. Troopers say that on Nov. 11, 2016, a stolen black 1995 Honda Accord... [Read more]