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LETTER: ‘Outsourcing our Police should come with some conditions…’

LETTER: ‘Outsourcing our Police should come with some conditions…’

[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:] Outsourcing our Police should come with... [Read more]

City of Burien releases agenda, documents for Saturday’s Economic Dialog

City of Burien releases agenda, documents for Saturday’s Economic Dialog

On Wednesday (Sept. 24), the City of Burien released an agenda, along with supporting documents, for Saturday’s ‘Economic Dialog,’ which will run from 8 a.m. – Noon this Saturday, Sept.... [Read more]

Masked intruders force way into Burien home, attack occupant Monday morning

Masked intruders force way into Burien home, attack occupant Monday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that at least two masked, unknown suspects forced their way into a Burien residence on Military Road South near 118th Street, and demanded valuables... [Read more]

POLL: What do you think of Burien’s controversial ‘anti body odor’ ordinance?

POLL: What do you think of Burien’s controversial ‘anti body odor’ ordinance?

Click image to see larger version. Ordinance #606, passed by the Burien City Council on Aug. 18 (read our original coverage here) has been raising quite a stink lately, garnering international media attention... [Read more]

Upthegrove introduces body camera proposal for King County Sheriff’s Officers

Upthegrove introduces body camera proposal for King County Sheriff’s Officers

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – a Burien native – introduced legislation this week calling for a pilot project of wearable body cameras for the King County Sheriff’s Office. If passed,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien ranked 11th ‘Most Dangerous’ city in state of Washington

UPDATE: Burien ranked 11th ‘Most Dangerous’ city in state of Washington

UPDATE: A new report released by LawStreetMedia.com that claims the City of Burien is the third “most dangerous” city in the state of Washington is wrong – the city should actually be ranked... [Read more]

Burien man accused of Kent double homicide pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Burien man accused of Kent double homicide pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Russell Leland, Jr., of Burien, was arraigned Monday morning (Sept. 8) and entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea to two counts of Murder in the First Degree with Firearm Enhancements for a double homicide... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest man with warrant at Annex Park, find drugs, stolen mail

Burien Police arrest man with warrant at Annex Park, find drugs, stolen mail

The Burien Police Department announced on their Facebook page Thursday (Sept. 4) that they’ve made another arrest at the Annex Park, where homeless people have been encamped for months…

‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10

‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove is sponsoring a community meeting called ‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Tyee High School cafeteria,... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office to host ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ on Sat., Sept. 27

King County Sheriff’s Office to host ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ on Sat., Sept. 27

The King County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ in Renton from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. “The academy will educate citizens about... [Read more]

Carjacker who stole SUV with 10-month old baby inside arrested in White Center

Carjacker who stole SUV with 10-month old baby inside arrested in White Center

Our sister site The White Center Blog is reporting that a carjacker stole an SUV with a 10-month baby still inside, then tried to elude police before finally being caught in White Center. Read the full... [Read more]

Umpqua Bank in Burien robbed; female suspect arrested

Umpqua Bank in Burien robbed; female suspect arrested

Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 27) around 12:25 p.m., a female suspect robbed the Umpqua Bank in the 200 block of SW 152nd Street. “Thanks to good suspect and a vehicle descriptions from witnesses, one... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso stand thief

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso stand thief

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding the suspect pictured below, who they believe stole a tip jar from a local espresso stand: “The photos aren’t great (they... [Read more]

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Leland Russell Jr., a 29-year-old Burien man, was charged Monday with two counts of Murder in the First Degree with Firearm Enhancements for last Wednesday’s double homicide at a gas station in Kent. The... [Read more]

Wanted person eludes Burien police Friday night

Wanted person eludes Burien police Friday night

On Friday night (Aug. 22), Burien police tried to stop a car for speeding when the driver took off; here’s how they explained it on their Facebook page: Officers pursued the driver, and at one point,... [Read more]

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

The City of Burien on Thursday (Aug. 21) issued a statement about an ongoing homeless problem in Annex Park, which is located at SW 146th and 4th Ave SW…

UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million for Burien man suspected in Kent shooting

UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million for Burien man suspected in Kent shooting

UPDATE 8/21/14: On Thursday (Aug. 21), a judge set bail at $2 million for Leland D. Russell, 29, a Burien man suspected in Wednesday’s double homicide in Kent. The suspect was arrested on investigation... [Read more]

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]