Crime Section

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council voted 5 to 2 to pass an ordinance banning junk vehicles stored or abandoned on private property in the city, with Councilmembers Lauren Berkowitz and Austin Bell... [Read more]

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

A 66-year old Burien man is in custody after firing at police during a lengthy standoff in Burien early Tuesday morning (April 5). The incident started just after 10 p.m. Monday night (April 4) at a... [Read more]

PODCAST: SeaTac City Manager on leave; Burien parking law upsets some…

PODCAST: SeaTac City Manager on leave; Burien parking law upsets some…

Here’s episode #45 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]

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, starting at its new home base – the brand new Burien Fire Station #2, located at 900... [Read more]

Burien’s parking and how it’s paid for dominates marathon City Council session

Burien’s parking and how it’s paid for dominates marathon City Council session

by Jack Mayne A study of downtown parking says the city has plenty of it – and is nowhere near the woes of such places in Seattle as Ballard and Capitol Hill – but still it’s a hot button issue for... [Read more]

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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]

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help for information about a drive-by shooting that injured a motorist on I-5 March 23, 2016 at approximately 12:51 a.m. According to the victim,... [Read more]

Not-so-bright thief parks stolen car behind Burien cop, gets busted

Not-so-bright thief parks stolen car behind Burien cop, gets busted

The Burien Police Department is reporting that on Tuesday, March 22, a man parked a stolen car behind one of their detectives: Detective McDonald is on our Special Emphasis Team. Cops use lots of abbreviations... [Read more]

Junk cars, sexual assault awareness & subdivision approval at Council meeting

Junk cars, sexual assault awareness & subdivision approval at Council meeting

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council handled a number of routine items in a generally calm and quiet meeting that lasted less than two hours on Monday, March 21. The Council voted to put on their April... [Read more]

Security addressed, rents increased at Alturas Apartments, formerly The Heights

Security addressed, rents increased at Alturas Apartments, formerly The Heights

by Jack Mayne Rents have already gone up at Burien’s huge, newly-renamed Alturas apartment complex, and rental costs will increase again when some upgrades are finished, said the new manager of the... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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]

‘Suspicious device’ found near SW 160th Street Friday morning

‘Suspicious device’ found near SW 160th Street Friday morning

If you saw a lot of police activity Friday morning (March 18) in the 150 block of SW 160th Street near Andy’s Handy Mart (map below), the Burien Police Department says they were investigating a ‘suspicious... [Read more]

Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach in Burien Thursday night

Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach in Burien Thursday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 36-year old Burien woman shot her boyfriend in the stomach Thursday night (March 17), then ran to a neighbors house and asked them to call police.... [Read more]

Father sentenced in 2014 beating death of 8-month old daughter in Burien

Father sentenced in 2014 beating death of 8-month old daughter in Burien

Ahmed Ibrahim, 29, was sentenced to 145 months in prison for the beating death of his 8-month old daughter in Burien in 2014. Ibrahim pled guilty by Alford to Murder 2 Degree on Nov. 24, 2015. He was... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying suspects in purse theft

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying suspects in purse theft

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying these suspects, wanted in the theft of a purse at a local business (click image to see larger version): The female has blonde... [Read more]

Hatchet-wielding man shot by customer identified as Steven Blacktongue, 43

Hatchet-wielding man shot by customer identified as Steven Blacktongue, 43

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The hatchet-wielding masked man who was shot by a customer Sunday morning (March 13) at a 7/11 in nearby Boulevard Park has been identified by the King County... [Read more]

Masked man with hatchet shot & killed in convenience store Sunday morning

Masked man with hatchet shot & killed in convenience store Sunday morning

A customer drinking coffee at a 7-11 Sunday morning (March 13) shot and killed a man who entered a convenience store in the 11000 block of 8th Ave S. (map below) in Boulevard Park and attacked him and... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

Man accused of causing deadly Burien crash says he was distracted by GPS unit

Man accused of causing deadly Burien crash says he was distracted by GPS unit

Manoj Siwakoti, a 20-year old Kent man accused of causing a deadly crash in Burien on Oct. 24, told police he was distracted by a GPS unit mounted to his windshield…

King County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ will be Sat., April 23

King County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ will be Sat., April 23

Local residents will have a prime opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center when the next 9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy is held on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The... [Read more]

PODCAST: Identity thief sentenced; Jack Mayne Commentary, more…

PODCAST: Identity thief sentenced; Jack Mayne Commentary, more…

Here’s episode #41 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]

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #40 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]

REPORT: Burien man most likely jumped, attacked near SW 136th & Ambaum

REPORT: Burien man most likely jumped, attacked near SW 136th & Ambaum

KING5 is reporting that Jaron Bidwell, who lives in the Alturas at Burien (formerly The Heights) apartment complex, was most likely jumped and beaten on Tuesday night, Feb. 23 near the AM/PM Mini Market... [Read more]