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UPDATE: Police find missing 76-year old man in Seattle

UPDATE: Police find missing 76-year old man in Seattle

UPDATE: Gary Gochnour, 76, has been located and is safe in Seattle. “Thanks to media coverage, police received several valuable tips from people who had recent contact with Gochnour,” reads... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding suspect who tried to rob bank Friday

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding suspect who tried to rob bank Friday

On Friday (Feb. 28), just before 3 p.m., a suspect entered the Bank of America at 230 SW 152 Street and handed a note demanding money to a teller. The teller was able to activate an alarm and walk away... [Read more]

BREAKING: Possible bank robbery in Burien Friday afternoon

BREAKING: Possible bank robbery in Burien Friday afternoon

The Burien Police Department sent out the following Tweet at 3:44 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, alerting residents to a possible bank robbery: Attempted bank robbery downtown lots of officers in area at this... [Read more]

UPDATE: Des Moines Police find missing teen, return him safely to family

UPDATE: Des Moines Police find missing teen, return him safely to family

UPDATE: The Des Moines Police Department announced just before 10 p.m. Friday (Feb. 21) that they have successfully located Johnathan Ormsby, a 15-year old white male who suffers from a number of health... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Police impersonator contacts, tries to scam Burien resident

SCAM ALERT: Police impersonator contacts, tries to scam Burien resident

A BTB Reader who wishes to remain anonymous alerted us that she received a “disturbing” phone call Wednesday (Feb. 19) from a man identifying himself as Lt. Jones of the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Been robbed? Police have recovered stolen goods, seeking burglary victims

Been robbed? Police have recovered stolen goods, seeking burglary victims

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking victims of burglaries between Jan. 2012 and July 2013. Here’s their full announcement: Were you the victim of a burglary between January 2012 and... [Read more]

Accused murderer of 96-year old Normandy Park man pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Accused murderer of 96-year old Normandy Park man pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, was arraigned Monday morning (Feb. 10), and entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea to murder and assault charges for the alleged fatal shooting of Philip Hamlin, a 96-year-old man on Jan. 25…

Here’s what all the police activity was in Burien Thursday afternoon

Here’s what all the police activity was in Burien Thursday afternoon

If you saw speeding police cars or the King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter circling over Burien early Thursday afternoon, here’s the reason why, according to Sgt. Cindi West…

STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

The Eagle sculpture at Eagle Landing Park – carved by Galen Willis-Eagle – has been stolen, according to Michael Lafreniere, Executive Director of Burien Parks…

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Murder and assault charges were filed Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 28) against Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, who is accused of the fatal shooting of a 96-year-old man in his home on Saturday in Normandy Park…

UPDATE: Police release description of Trader Joe’s biting purse snatcher

UPDATE: Police release description of Trader Joe’s biting purse snatcher

A purse snatcher apparently escaped after a wild chase that ended up with him biting a woman outside Trader Joe’s around 6 p.m. in Burien Tuesday evening…

Mail stolen from US Postal Service truck in Normandy Park Tuesday

Mail stolen from US Postal Service truck in Normandy Park Tuesday

Early Tuesday (Jan. 28), there was a theft from a US Postal service truck in the 19200 block of Normandy Park Drive SW, according to Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis. “The suspect in this... [Read more]

UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in Saturday’s fatal Normandy Park shooting

UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in Saturday’s fatal Normandy Park shooting

On Saturday (Jan. 25) afternoon just before 3 p.m., Normandy Park Police responded to a report of a shooting and found a deceased male in the 18500 block of Normandy Terrace SW…

Sponsored Post REMINDER: St. Bernadette Parish School’s Open Houses are Jan. 26 & 29

REMINDER: St. Bernadette Parish School’s Open Houses are Jan. 26 & 29

Are you looking for a local school that can help instill values in your child? The Mission of St. Bernadette Parish School – located in Burien – is to teach…

REPORT: Mary Kay Letourneau back in news for driving with suspended license

REPORT: Mary Kay Letourneau back in news for driving with suspended license

Former Shorewood Elementary School teacher Mary Kay Letourneau – a registered sex offender known for her affair with (and eventual marriage to) then 12-year-old student Vili Fualaau…

Burglary victim spots Burien woman wearing her stolen clothes

Burglary victim spots Burien woman wearing her stolen clothes

A Maple Valley woman helped catch a suspect – a 28-year old Burien woman – who was suspected of stealing her purse and then burglarizing her home…

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Christopher Wittman, 24, of Tukwila, was charged Wednesday (Jan. 15) with ‘Vehicular Homicide’ after one of the victims in the Dec. 18 SR-509 collision died last week (read our previous coverage... [Read more]

Bake Sale fundraiser for DUI crash victim Emily Ann will be Saturday, Jan. 18

Bake Sale fundraiser for DUI crash victim Emily Ann will be Saturday, Jan. 18

A fundraiser Bake Sale will be held this Saturday, Jan. 18 for Emily Ann, a victim of a DUI crash on New Year’s Day that paralyzed her from the waist down (read our previous coverage here). Early... [Read more]

Burien man sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend

Burien man sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend

Scottye Miller, 31 – of Burien – was sentenced Friday afternoon (Jan. 10) to 50 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend in Auburn in 2012 (read our previous coverage here). A jury... [Read more]

Stolen Toyota vs Hummer accident closes 8th Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Stolen Toyota vs Hummer accident closes 8th Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 8), a stolen Toyota ran into a Hummer, closing 8th Ave South in Burien for a while. “A deputy tried to stop a stolen vehicle and the driver took off northbound... [Read more]

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

One of the critically-injured victims of the Dec. 18 five-car collision on SR-509 in Burien has died from her injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol (read our previous coverage here). The woman... [Read more]

SeaTac man shot while sleeping in his bed Tuesday morning

SeaTac man shot while sleeping in his bed Tuesday morning

An 18-year old SeaTac man was shot early Tuesday morning (Jan. 7) while sleeping in his bed. Police say the incident started about 4 a.m. this morning at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of S. 176th... [Read more]

Accidental shooting injures man in parking lot of Elmer’s Pub

Accidental shooting injures man in parking lot of Elmer’s Pub

Just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, an older man was accidentally shot in the thigh in the parking lot of Elmer’s Pub, located at 15027 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien. When deputies arrived they found... [Read more]

PHOTO: Recognize this man? Suspected Burien burglar caught on camera

PHOTO: Recognize this man? Suspected Burien burglar caught on camera

BTB Reader Gina Hess sent us these photos, which shows a suspected burglar looking through a door, taken in the 15400 block of 11th Ave SW on Dec. 30 (second photo is enhanced; click images to see larger... [Read more]

POLL: What was the Top Local News Story of 2013? Help us decide!

POLL: What was the Top Local News Story of 2013? Help us decide!

As we do at the end of each year, we do a big “let’s take a look back” post, where we tell you what WE think are the top local news stories of the year. It was a year full of tragic fires, a very... [Read more]

REMINDER: Up to $10,000 reward being offered for tips in Burien Annex arson fire

REMINDER: Up to $10,000 reward being offered for tips in Burien Annex arson fire

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved with the Dec. 10 fire at the Burien Annex…