Crime


PODCAST: Woman killed by DUI driver; Jack Mayne on sanctuary cities & more…

PODCAST: Woman killed by DUI driver; Jack Mayne on sanctuary cities & more…

Here’s episode #78 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 arrested, charged with double homicide in Pioneer Square

Burien man arrested, charged with double homicide in Pioneer Square

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that an arraignment has been scheduled for Dec. 8 for Darion A. Lipsey, a 22-year-old Burien man accused in the fatal shooting of two men in Seattle’s... [Read more]


Burien City Council debates ‘sanctuary city’ idea; plus – take our Poll

Burien City Council debates ‘sanctuary city’ idea; plus – take our Poll

By Jack Mayne For a majority of its three and one-half hour meeting on Monday night (Dec. 5), the Burien City Council heard residents comment on a proposal by three Councilmembers to declare it a ‘sanctuary... [Read more]


PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 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 woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

Burien woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

A Burien woman was killed after her truck was struck by a suspected drunk driver Thursday night on the West Valley Highway in Tukwila, police said. Tukwila deputies responded to an accident report near... [Read more]


Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

If you saw major police activity at/near Highline Medical Center (16251 Sylvester Rd SW) on Thursday morning, Dec. 1, here’s what we know: Police say that a mentally-disturbed male was on the... [Read more]


PHOTO: Police seeking help finding Burien man wanted for double homicide

PHOTO: Police seeking help finding Burien man wanted for double homicide

Seattle Police Detectives have identified Darion Lipsey of Burien as a suspect in a March 30, 2016 double homicide in Pioneer Square, and are now asking for the public’s help finding him: Police... [Read more]


Is this knife yours? Washington State Patrol seeking owners of stolen property

Is this knife yours? Washington State Patrol seeking owners of stolen property

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Auto Theft Detectives are seeking anyone that recognizes stolen items shown in the photographs below. Troopers say that on Nov. 11, 2016, a stolen black 1995 Honda Accord... [Read more]


JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneEditorial-111816.mp3 With the biennial budgets of the cities... [Read more]


VIDEO: 90-year old woman’s purse snatched outside Normandy Park Market

VIDEO: 90-year old woman’s purse snatched outside Normandy Park Market

KING5 is reporting that a bold thief stole a 90-year old woman’s purse in broad daylight in the parking lot of the Normandy Park Market on Thursday, Nov. 17. The woman was loading her car after doing... [Read more]


Burien man sought in double homicide in Pioneer Square

Burien man sought in double homicide in Pioneer Square

The Seattle Times is reporting that a 22-year-old Burien man is wanted on a $5 million warrant after prosecutors charged him with two counts of first-degree murder for a double shooting in March in Seattle’s... [Read more]


Burien Police Department holding Open House for youth on Mon., Nov. 21

Burien Police Department holding Open House for youth on Mon., Nov. 21

The Burien Police Department will be holding an Open House on Monday, Nov. 21, from 7 – 9 p.m. The event will be held at the police station, located at 14905 6th Ave SW. “We are looking for youth... [Read more]


Man shot in White Center early Tuesday morning; shooter still at large

Man shot in White Center early Tuesday morning; shooter still at large

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 40-year old man was shot at 15th Ave SW and SW Roxbury in White Center early Tuesday morning, Nov. 15. The... [Read more]


Did you hear a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night? Here’s what we know…

Did you hear a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night? Here’s what we know…

Several Readers have inquired with us about hearing a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night (Nov. 12) around 10:30 p.m., with many reporting the sound originating near SW 128th and 4th Ave SW. We checked... [Read more]


Police arrest male driver for pointing gun at woman in Burien Friday night

Police arrest male driver for pointing gun at woman in Burien Friday night

On Friday night (Nov. 11) around 10:30 p.m., a woman driving in Burien flagged a deputy down and said a man had pointed a gun at her. The woman told the deputy she was driving westbound on SW 148th Street... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘We have an ineffectual Council getting in our way of moving forward’

LETTER: ‘We have an ineffectual Council getting in our way of moving forward’

[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:] Burien’s Police Initiative for adding... [Read more]


PODCAST: Burien businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers…

PODCAST: Burien businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers…

Here’s episode #76 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]


Sheriff’s Office conducts search in Tukwila for remains in Green River case

Sheriff’s Office conducts search in Tukwila for remains in Green River case

The King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, in conjunction with King County Search and Rescue, conducted an evidence search in Tukwila Saturday morning for victim remains of Green River killer... [Read more]


UPDATE: Missing Aviation High student Josiah Hokanson has been found!

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High student Josiah Hokanson has been found!

UPDATE FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016: The Tukwila Police Department announced Friday night that missing 16-year old Aviation High School Josiah Hokanson has been found and is now safe with his family. As we previously... [Read more]


UPDATE: Missing Aviation High School student has been found!

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High School student has been found!

UPDATE FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016: The Tukwila Police Department announced Friday, Nov. 11 that Josiah has been found, and is now safe with his family! The Tukwila Police Department is seeking the public’s... [Read more]