Crime Section

PARTIERS BEWARE: Police increasing DUI Patrols this weekend

PARTIERS BEWARE: Police increasing DUI Patrols this weekend

Be careful Halloween weekend partiers, the King County Sheriff’s Office – along with 16 other local law enforcement agencies, including Burien – will be participating in a DUI emphasis this weekend... [Read more]

Police seeking witnesses in $400,000 diamond robbery in SeaTac Tuesday

Police seeking witnesses in $400,000 diamond robbery in SeaTac Tuesday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: King County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to locate anyone who witnessed a robbery in SeaTac on Tuesday (Oct. 25) around noon. Police say that the victims are... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

Here’s episode #73 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: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #72 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]

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reports that Leland Russell Jr., of Burien, was sentenced Friday (Oct. 14) to 63 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two employees of a gas station in Kent... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants to put Initiative to add 18 cops on Nov. 2017 ballot

LETTER: Resident wants to put Initiative to add 18 cops on Nov. 2017 ballot

[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 Council Members, Burien Public Safety... [Read more]

If you heard gunshots early Tuesday morning, here’s what police told us

If you heard gunshots early Tuesday morning, here’s what police told us

If you heard gunshots fired in Burien early Tuesday morning (Oct. 11) around 2 a.m., here’s what Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office told us: Around 2 a.m. we responded to... [Read more]

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 9 a.m. Monday morning (Oct. 10) they received a call from the 300 block of SW 144 Street (map below) in Burien for a welfare check. Police... [Read more]

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

Here’s episode #71 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]

King County holds 9-1-1 All Star Event featuring mascot ‘Emery’

King County holds 9-1-1 All Star Event featuring mascot ‘Emery’

Photos courtesy King County One out of every five King County residents are born in another country, with more than 170 languages spoken in schools. Due to language and cultural barriers, some residents... [Read more]

Two area schools put into modified lockdown over ‘Creepy Clown’ threat

Two area schools put into modified lockdown over ‘Creepy Clown’ threat

On Tuesday (Oct. 4) both Evergreen and Cascade Middle Schools were put into modified lockdown after a Cascade student reported a scary clown post, according to Catherine Carbone Rogers of Highline Public... [Read more]

PODCAST: Red Light Cameras coming; Jack Mayne on transparency, more

PODCAST: Red Light Cameras coming; Jack Mayne on transparency, more

Here’s episode #70 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]

Burien bikini bar burglar busted

Burien bikini bar burglar busted

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the Lady Bug Espresso stand in the 15800 block of 1st Ave South in Burien was burgled last week. Police say that around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #69 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]

Man stabbed outside Dragon Pearl Restaurant Sunday night

Man stabbed outside Dragon Pearl Restaurant Sunday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man was stabbed outside the Dragon Pearl Restaurant at 15304 1st Ave South (map below) Sunday night around 11 p.m. Police told The B-Town Blog... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

Here’s episode #68 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]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Brazen Burien burglar caught on video stealing from resident

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Brazen Burien burglar caught on video stealing from resident

The King County Sheriff’s Office – along with the Burien victim – are seeking the public’s help in identifying this suspect, wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred near S. 146th... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #67 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]

Burien Police arrest occupants of stolen vehicle at Safeway parking lot

Burien Police arrest occupants of stolen vehicle at Safeway parking lot

The Burien Police Department is reporting that an Officer observed a stolen vehicle pulling into the Safeway parking lot just after 8 p.m. on Thursday night, Sept. 8. Police pulled the car over and arrested... [Read more]

A fourth woman quits in Lynden blaming former Burien City Manager Mike Martin

A fourth woman quits in Lynden blaming former Burien City Manager Mike Martin

By Jack Mayne A fourth female department head in the Lynden city government has resigned citing “negative and intimidating” behavior of former Burien City Manager Mike Martin. According to a story... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Sunday morning shooting kills 27-year old man in Burien

FOLLOWUP: Sunday morning shooting kills 27-year old man in Burien

FOLLOWUP: Early Sunday morning (Sept. 4) around 4:30 a.m., police responded to the area of S. 128 Street and 21st Ave S. (map below) for a report of shots being fired. (Previously we reported that the... [Read more]

Two tabernacles – worth $10-15K each – stolen from Burien’s St. Bernadette Parish

Two tabernacles – worth $10-15K each – stolen from Burien’s St. Bernadette Parish

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a thief (or thieves) broke the 7th Commandment not once – but twice – when someone stole two tabernacles from Burien’s St. Bernadette... [Read more]

Shooting Sunday morning on S. 128th Street

Shooting Sunday morning on S. 128th Street

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shooting early Sunday morning (Sept. 4) in the street at S. 128 Street and 21st Ave S. (map below) injured one man. The shooting took place near... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

Here’s episode #66 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]

Man who shot, killed hatchet-wielding attacker in Burien will not face charges

Man who shot, killed hatchet-wielding attacker in Burien will not face charges

A gun-carrying man who shot and killed a hatchet-wielding attacker at a Burien 7-11 in March will not face charges, the King County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday, Sept. 1. As we previously... [Read more]

Former Burien city manager Mike Martin sued for discrimination, hostility

Former Burien city manager Mike Martin sued for discrimination, hostility

By Jack Mayne Although a city hired investigator rejected a charge that Lynden City Administrator Mike Martin had created a hostile work environment and discriminated against them, the three have filed... [Read more]