Crime Section

Orthodox Monk assaulted at gas station in Burien Tuesday

Orthodox Monk assaulted at gas station in Burien Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Abbot Tryphon (pictured above) – a monk at the All-Merciful Saviour Orthodox Monastery on Vashon Island – was assaulted at a Mobil Gas station... [Read more]

Shot(s) fired near SW 142nd & Ambaum Tuesday morning; suspect not located

Shot(s) fired near SW 142nd & Ambaum Tuesday morning; suspect not located

If you saw and heard the Guardian One chopper this morning around 11:20 a.m., the King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that it was responding to a shooting near SW 142nd Street and Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien Council Monday night (April 15) was one of those meetings where a lot happened, but it was mostly technical filling of committees and boards with new or renominated members, along... [Read more]

Police activity Friday night due to stolen car being recovered in Burien

Police activity Friday night due to stolen car being recovered in Burien

If you heard/saw Burien/King County Sheriff’s Office police activity Friday night, April 12 – including on the ground and in the air – the an area around SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW, it’s... [Read more]

The 27-year old man shot and killed in Burien Tuesday has been identified

The 27-year old man shot and killed in Burien Tuesday has been identified

On Wednesday, April 10, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man who was shot and killed in Tuesday morning’s murder in the 15300 block of 4th Ave SW in downtown Burien... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I totally agree with Eric Dickman’s letter’ about the Burien Annex

LETTER: ‘I totally agree with Eric Dickman’s letter’ about the Burien Annex

[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:] I’ll keep this short. I totally agree... [Read more]

Man found dead from gunshot wounds in downtown Burien early Tuesday

Man found dead from gunshot wounds in downtown Burien early Tuesday

A 27-year-old man was found dead from gunshot wounds near SW 153rd and 4th Ave SW in downtown Burien (map below) early Tuesday morning, April 9. Police say that just after midnight, Burien officers were... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

[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:] In support of the Annex: I read the reporting... [Read more]

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

On Wednesday, April 3, Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx posted the following statement and photos on Facebook, as a response to public comments made by a preschool teacher at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

By Jack Mayne Mayor Jimmy Matta told the Burien City Council at the regular Monday (April 1) meeting that if the city needs more police officers, it would only come after the city asked residents to pay... [Read more]

Man thought to be armed in Burien turns out to just be ‘very intoxicated’

Man thought to be armed in Burien turns out to just be ‘very intoxicated’

On Saturday night, Mar. 29 at around 9:30 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call about a man possibly armed with a gun near the shopping center at SW 128th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW. However, police say that... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying home invasion robbery suspects

Police seeking public’s help identifying home invasion robbery suspects

On March 4, 2019 at about 9:10 p.m. in the 15100 block of SE 141st Place in Renton (map below), a husband, wife and two older teenage sons were home when three suspects one white male, one black male and... [Read more]

Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

By Jack Mayne More and more Burien residents are feeling less and less safe from the onslaught of crime in the community that is policed by a force drawn from and contracted with the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting: a reception for ‘Citizen of the Year’ Cyndi Upthegrove, presentations of the 2018 Police Services Annual Report by Chief Ted Boe,... [Read more]

Police seeking help locating attempted murder suspect Daniel ‘Capone’ Varela

Police seeking help locating attempted murder suspect Daniel ‘Capone’ Varela

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating Daniel Varela AKA “Capone”, a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder in White Center on Wednesday,... [Read more]

UPDATE: It’s been a year since Elizabeth Juarez & Eveona Cortez were killed

UPDATE: It’s been a year since Elizabeth Juarez & Eveona Cortez were killed

The families of Elizabeth Juarez and Eveona Cortez are in our thoughts today as we mark the one-year anniversary of their senseless deaths. It was one year ago today – Mar. 28, 2018 – that the two... [Read more]

Patrols added to focus on Distracted Driving March 28-April 14

Patrols added to focus on Distracted Driving March 28-April 14

More than 150 law enforcement agencies around the state – including in the Burien area – are adding extra patrols looking for distracted drivers beginning Thursday, March 28 through April 14. It is... [Read more]

REMINDER: Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event is this Saturday

REMINDER: Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event is this Saturday

REMINDER: The Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event will be held at the Burien Community Center, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. this Saturday, Mar. 23. Learn about the importance of safe firearm storage and receive... [Read more]

Man found dead in Porta Potty at Burien Skate Park Wednesday morning

Man found dead in Porta Potty at Burien Skate Park Wednesday morning

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched Wednesday morning, Mar. 20 at 8:44 a.m. to a call of a male that was found unresponsive in a Porta Potty at the Burien Skate Park. Deputies... [Read more]