Crime Section

UPDATE: Bloodmobile had to shut down early Friday due to unsafe conditions

UPDATE: Bloodmobile had to shut down early Friday due to unsafe conditions

A Bloodworks Northwest Bloodmobile had to close early in Burien on Friday, May 4, because technicians working the drive did not feel safe after a small group of people became disruptive. “After the... [Read more]

Upper drive of Sea-Tac Airport closed due to suspicious package Sunday

Upper drive of Sea-Tac Airport closed due to suspicious package Sunday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: On Sunday afternoon, May 6, the Port of Seattle Police Department responded to a suspicious package outside the main terminal, and closed and evacuated the upper drive... [Read more]

20-year old man shot in SeaTac early Saturday has died

20-year old man shot in SeaTac early Saturday has died

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: UPDATE May 6, 2018: Sadly, a 20-year old male victim has died from his injuries suffered in a shooting early Saturday in SeaTac. The man passed away at Harborview... [Read more]

Eagle Landing Park stairs, new Police Chief & more on agenda for Mon. council

Eagle Landing Park stairs, new Police Chief & more on agenda for Mon. council

A discussion on the Eagle Landing Park Stairway Project, Art in Public Places, official introduction of new Police Chief Ted Boe, along with four Proclamations and more are on the agenda for Monday night’s... [Read more]

Burien Police use deescalation training to aid man in crisis Monday morning

Burien Police use deescalation training to aid man in crisis Monday morning

By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter At approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday morning (April 30), Burien Police were called to a welfare check in the 1400 block of SW 128th Street (map below). They contacted... [Read more]

Motorcyclist on stolen bike hits vehicle in Burien Sunday; sent to Harborview

Motorcyclist on stolen bike hits vehicle in Burien Sunday; sent to Harborview

A motorcyle driver riding a stolen bike crashed into a vehicle at S. Normandy Road and Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien Sunday, sending him to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The road... [Read more]

Police seeking witnesses to recent shooting at Angle Lake Park

Police seeking witnesses to recent shooting at Angle Lake Park

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: King County Major Crimes Detectives are looking for additional witnesses that may have seen a disturbance that lead to a shooting in SeaTac at Angle Lake Park on April... [Read more]

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Story & Photo by Aaron Wells Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta marched Monday afternoon (April 23) with the family and friends of Elizabeth Juarez, 13, one of two girls killed in a shooting on March 28. The... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect and suspect vehicle from a robbery in Burien that happened to a 13-year old student on Wednesday, April 18. Police say that on Wednesday at... [Read more]

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

On Wednesday, April 18, King County Sheriff’s Detectives from Metro Transit had learned from several anonymous witnesses that a stack of notes had been left in a few Metro Bus stops along International... [Read more]

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

On Saturday (April 21) at about 8:15 p.m., a female customer entered Big 5 Sporting Goods in Burien and got into an argument with the manager about a return. The suspect became angry, went behind the counter... [Read more]

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – working with the Burien Police Department – announced on Thursday, April 19 that he has initiated a directed patrol emphasis. This effort will begin Thursday afternoon,... [Read more]

Third graders at Beverly Park Elementary put to test on dialing 9-1-1 Thursday

Third graders at Beverly Park Elementary put to test on dialing 9-1-1 Thursday

On Thursday, April 19, a third-grade class at Beverly Park Elementary in Burien celebrated National 9-1-1 Education Month by taking a course that may help them save a life. The course was a follow-up... [Read more]

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Officers from the Seattle Police Department were training Thursday afternoon (April 19) at Sunnydale Elementary School, located at 15631 Des Moines Memorial Drive in... [Read more]

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Mayor, Council, City Manager & Police Chief

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Mayor, Council, City Manager & Police Chief

[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:] April 19, 2018 An Open Letter to The Honorable... [Read more]

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

A brutal assault – with a machete and a chain – took place near the 76 station located on SW 148th Street near 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday night, April 18. Police say that at about 7:10 p.m.,... [Read more]

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools announced that they will be initiating a conversation with the community around school safety, with a meeting set for Thursday,... [Read more]

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A 13-year old boy was robbed of his backpack – then shot at – Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m., shortly after two nearby schools let out for the day. During the robbery,... [Read more]

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

City Manager Brian J. Wilson on Tuesday, April 17 selected Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe to be Burien’s next Police Chief. His first day will be May 1, and his annual salary will be $148,954. Chief... [Read more]

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

By Jack Mayne Returning and increased airplane noise over Burien is likely after the the Federal Aviation Administration claims that it can ignore potential environmental rules to permit more prop-jet... [Read more]

Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks announced on Tuesday (April 17) that it will be closing all its company-owned stores nationwide – including several in our area – on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29 for racial-bias training. Training... [Read more]

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht attended the Burien City Council meeting Monday evening, addressing several questions surrounding gangs and youth-on-youth violence. Story & Photos by Aaron Wells King... [Read more]

Armed, suicidal woman fires shot in front of Burien’s Police Station Sunday

Armed, suicidal woman fires shot in front of Burien’s Police Station Sunday

On Sunday, April 15 at 1:14 p.m. Burien Police Detectives at Southwest Precinct 4 (14905 6th Ave SW; map below) were outside in the back lot when they heard a shot being fired near the front of the Police... [Read more]

Burien Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest two Friday night

Burien Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest two Friday night

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, a Burien Police officer located a stolen vehicle with two individuals inside near Andy’s Handy Mart in the 15000 block of SW 160th... [Read more]