Crime Section

Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

A 45-year old male from Bellevue was found deceased on Monday, June 25 at around 7:10 p.m. at the Burien Transit Center. Police say the exact cause of death is unknown, but that there’s “nothing... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in the City of Burien; fines start at $125

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in the City of Burien; fines start at $125

REMINDER: As the July 4th holiday rapidly approaches, the City of Burien wants to remind residents to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within city limits. The Burien Police Department has scheduled... [Read more]

Officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sends 1 to hospital early Friday

Officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sends 1 to hospital early Friday

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: An officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sent one to the hospital early Friday morning, June 22. The incident happened just before 5 a.m. Friday, when... [Read more]

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

On Wednesday (June 20), a 26-year old suspect was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the recent murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac. Police allege that the suspect robbed and killed the clerk at... [Read more]

Council discusses potential rental rights legislation, ponders rights ordinance

Council discusses potential rental rights legislation, ponders rights ordinance

By Jack Mayne Returning to earlier discussions of ways to prevent landlords indiscrimately evicting low income tenants and failing to provide needed repairs in a timely fashion was the major issue at... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding the murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac on Friday night, June 15. Police say that at approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday, the... [Read more]

40-year old motel clerk shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

40-year old motel clerk shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 40-year old male motel clerk was shot and killed in the 20600 block of International Blvd. in SeaTac Friday... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize these vandals? They destroyed a tree outside Hot Feet Fitness

VIDEO: Recognize these vandals? They destroyed a tree outside Hot Feet Fitness

Until last Sunday evening, June 10, Hot Feet Fitness in Burien had been nurturing a beautiful Japanese Red Leaf Maple tree. But that night, some young people driving a 4-door sedan (WA state license #BJC0375... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help on Wed. SR 509 shooting

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help on Wed. SR 509 shooting

At approximately 1:42 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications began receiving 911 calls from individuals stating that their vehicles had been struck by gunfire (read... [Read more]

‘Active shooter’ shoots, hits 4 cars on SR 509 in Burien/SeaTac Wed. afternoon

‘Active shooter’ shoots, hits 4 cars on SR 509 in Burien/SeaTac Wed. afternoon

By Scott Schaefer A huge police turnout on and around SR 509 near where south Burien meets the SeaTac City limits was in response to an ‘active shooter’ who shot and hit four vehicles on the... [Read more]

LETTER: Someone destroyed 12 Lois Schipper for State Senate campaign signs

LETTER: Someone destroyed 12 Lois Schipper for State Senate campaign signs

[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: As happened last week in... [Read more]

Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

A report presented on Tuesday (June 12) by the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) calls for policy changes related to how the King County Sheriff’s Office presents information to... [Read more]

UPDATE: Stolen 1996 Nissan Altima found, but tools are missing

UPDATE: Stolen 1996 Nissan Altima found, but tools are missing

UPDATE 6/10/18: Anjell Jesse told The B-Town Blog that her car was found by police Sunday morning, June 10, in the back parking lot of some apartments at 10625 22nd Place S.: “The windows were down... [Read more]

Governor, King County Executive speak at protest in SeaTac Saturday

Governor, King County Executive speak at protest in SeaTac Saturday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: On Saturday, June 9, a protest against the detention of asylum-seeking mothers was held outside the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, with special appearances and... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident upset that her ‘Black Lives Matter’ signs are being stolen

LETTER: Resident upset that her ‘Black Lives Matter’ signs are being stolen

[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:] Unfortunately I live in the neighborhood... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Highline Public Schools issued a warning Tuesday evening, June 5, about a threat to Mount Rainier High School on Wednesday, June 6. Far as we can recall, this is... [Read more]

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A 19-year old man was shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night, June 1. Police say that shortly after 9 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 14700 block... [Read more]

Burien cop arrested after 13-hour standoff with Seattle Police Wednesday

Burien cop arrested after 13-hour standoff with Seattle Police Wednesday

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s deputy Berdon Parsons, 30, was taken into custody safely Wednesday afternoon after a tense, 13-hour standoff with Seattle Police at a Capitol Hill apartment. Seattle... [Read more]

Small child struck by vehicle in Burien Sunday, sent to Harborview

Small child struck by vehicle in Burien Sunday, sent to Harborview

UPDATE: We have corrected the date on this story: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a vehicle struck a small child in the 600 block of SW 136th in Burien Sunday evening, May 27. The... [Read more]

Road rage believed to be cause of drive-by shooting in Tukwila Thursday

Road rage believed to be cause of drive-by shooting in Tukwila Thursday

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: Tukwila Police are reporting that a drive-by shooting on I-405 – just south of I-5 in Tukwila – injured a victim in the arm and blocked two lanes of the freeway... [Read more]

Jessica Sullivan selected to be Captain for Burien Police Department

Jessica Sullivan selected to be Captain for Burien Police Department

Jessica Sullivan has been selected to be the Burien Police Department’s next Captain, the city announced on Wednesday, May 23. Her first day will be June 16, 2018. Sullivan has 19 years of experience... [Read more]

Burien home part of illegal pot growing operation busted by Feds in raid

Burien home part of illegal pot growing operation busted by Feds in raid

Last week, investigators executed search warrants at 17 different Puget Sound area locations – including a home in Burien – and a commercial property in New Jersey, in connection with an internationally... [Read more]

Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that there were two robberies by the same suspects early Friday morning (May 18) in Burien: ~2:40 a.m.: S. 116th & Des Moines Memorial Drive S.: 4 African... [Read more]

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

A man found in the crawlspace beneath a Burien home is led away by police. (Photo courtesy of Kate Bysheim) By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Kate Bysheim returned home this past Saturday, following a... [Read more]