Crime Section

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: A 51-year old woman was killed by a stray bullet in a shooting near SW 152nd Street and 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2018. Police say that the 51-year-old female victim... [Read more]

City Light rate change, SAMP & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

City Light rate change, SAMP & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Below is the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Download a PDF of the packet here. SPECIAL MEETING AT 6:00 P.M.: To Hold... [Read more]

Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced in Burien Tuesday (Sept. 11) that his 2019-2020 budget proposal includes $3.1 million to expand Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) to three King County... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole some coins from LJR Coins in Burien

VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole some coins from LJR Coins in Burien

LJR Coins and Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying this man, who stole some coins on Aug. 7., 2018 (NOTE: there is no audio in the security cam... [Read more]

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

By Jack Mayne Despite fears in Burien that crime is increasing, Police Chief Ted Boe says the general city and King County crime rate is going down – except for car thefts. “Auto Theft is currently... [Read more]

UPDATE: Additional stolen guns found inside 16-year old suspect’s bedroom

UPDATE: Additional stolen guns found inside 16-year old suspect’s bedroom

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday (Aug. 30) that additional handguns have been found inside the 16-year old suspect’s bedroom the night of an accidental shooting on Aug. 14. Police... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Alturas apartment complex has been sold

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Alturas apartment complex has been sold

This week, the 543-unit Alturas Apartments – located at 1101 SW 139th Street in Burien – was sold by Fowler Property Acquisitions, and will now be managed by Forty2, LLC. Fowler Property Acquisitions... [Read more]

REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) on Tuesday (Aug. 28) released a new report – ‘Use of Force Complaint Processing in the King County Sheriff’s Office’ – at a... [Read more]

STOLEN: Have you seen this 1995 Honda Accord Station Wagon?

STOLEN: Have you seen this 1995 Honda Accord Station Wagon?

Miranda Duff had an intense week – not only did she give birth to her second child on Wednesday, her 1995 Honda Accord Station Wagon was stolen: I gave birth Wednesday morning to my second son. However,... [Read more]

Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

By Jack Mayne The shooting death last year of Tommy Le – a 20-year-old Vietnamese man who was wielding a pen and not a knife – was ruled to have been justified and within King County Sheriff’s office... [Read more]

Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for help from the public regarding the 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley. Ridley was last seen in the Burien area in July, 1982, when he was 15-years... [Read more]

Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Expect to hear about the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP), along with an update on a new hotel, potential action on the controversial Eagle Landing Park stairs, as well as... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

The 14-year old boy who was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday night (Aug. 14) in Burien has been identified by the Tukwila School District as Onjeray ‘OJ’ Devereaux. ‘OJ’ attended... [Read more]

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE Aug. 15, 2018: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shooting in the 12600 block of 12th Ave S. in Burien (map below), on Tuesday night, Aug. 14, killed a 14-year old. Police... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound released the following statement about the tragic Horizon Air incident that started at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night, Aug. 10, and resulted in the death of grounds crew member Richard... [Read more]

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

On Saturday, Aug. 11, the family of Richard ‘Beebo’ Russell held a press conference about their son, who was tragically killed when the Horizon Air Q400 airplane he stole from Sea-Tac Airport... [Read more]

Lake Burien Presbyterian Church’s ‘Guns Into Garden Tools’ Worship is Aug. 26

Lake Burien Presbyterian Church’s ‘Guns Into Garden Tools’ Worship is Aug. 26

“They shall beat their swords inlo ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hook.” – Isaiah 2:4 Lake Burien Presbyterian Church is holding a ‘GUNS INTO GARDEN TOOLS’ Community... [Read more]

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

Photo from The B-Town Blog’s live video of Matta’s press conference. The Seattle Times is reporting that the investigation into the alleged ‘hate crime’ assault last month of Burien... [Read more]

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

By Jack Mayne If Burien residents fear potential illnesses from electromagnetic waves from new cellular antennas being sought for the city, complain to your U.S. Senator or Congressman – because your... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien shooting was NOT caused by a drive-by Sunday night

UPDATE: Burien shooting was NOT caused by a drive-by Sunday night

UPDATE Aug. 6, 2018: After further investigation that revealed inconsistencies in all the victim’s stories, the King County Sheriff’s Office has determined that Sunday night’s alleged drive-by... [Read more]

Uncle Ike’s pot shop in White Center robbed by armed suspect Mon. morning

Uncle Ike’s pot shop in White Center robbed by armed suspect Mon. morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: On Monday morning (July 30) at around 8 a.m., Uncle Ike’s cannabis shop located in the 9800 block of 15th Ave SW in White Center was robbed. Police say... [Read more]

Gunshots fired at Eagle Landing Park Monday afternoon, July 30

Gunshots fired at Eagle Landing Park Monday afternoon, July 30

Two gunshots were heard fired at Eagle Landing Park by neighbors on Monday afternoon (July 30), the King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed. Police responded, and one shell casing was recovered. There... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize these guys? They vandalized a Burien home early Sunday

VIDEO: Recognize these guys? They vandalized a Burien home early Sunday

Recognize these young men? At 1:18 a.m. Sunday morning (July 29), they threw large rocks and weights through a home on Maplewild Ave SW. They shattered three windows upstairs and downstairs, then drove... [Read more]

Suspect turns self in, arrested for Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s assault incident

Suspect turns self in, arrested for Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s assault incident

Monday night (July 23) at around 9 p.m., a 62-year old suspect from Burien turned himself in to Burien Police in connection with Saturday’s assault of Mayor Jimmy Matta. He was arrested and subsequently... [Read more]