Crime


Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien says it will continue fighting against even more airport noise which is driving residents and the Quiet Skies Coalition to push harder and retain legal pressure on Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]


Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

On the docket for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is reports from OLEO on police oversight, community survey results, an update on fireworks, a proposed memorial for late Mayor... [Read more]


Law Enforcement Oversight group releases report on police investigations

Law Enforcement Oversight group releases report on police investigations

This week the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) released a report – Internal Investigations Complaint Classification Review of the King County Sheriff’s Office– at a briefing... [Read more]


Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief Ted Boe presented the following statement at the July 2, 2018 Burien City Council meeting about the Police Department and King County’s position on cooperation with Immigration... [Read more]


Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

By Jack Mayne New Burien Police Chief Ted Boe made it clear that his department does not cooperate with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement activities, including relaying... [Read more]


FOLLOWUP: Man killed in SeaTac Motel robbery leaves behind wife & 3 kids

FOLLOWUP: Man killed in SeaTac Motel robbery leaves behind wife & 3 kids

Brent Arancio, 40, was shot and killed during a robbery June 15 at America’s BestValue Inn in SeaTac (read our previous coverage here). While the crime and apprehension of the suspect have been widely... [Read more]


Deadline to register for the 2018 National Night Out is July 17

Deadline to register for the 2018 National Night Out is July 17

National Night Out strengthens neighbor-to-neighbor connections and police-community partnerships, and this summer it will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7. This annual event brings together communities across... [Read more]


UPDATE: Former Burien Deputy terminated due to assault conviction

UPDATE: Former Burien Deputy terminated due to assault conviction

The King County Sheriff’s Office has learned a Detroit jury convicted KCSO Deputy Edward N. Hicks – who once worked in Burien – of Misdemeanor Aggravated Assault and Felony Misconduct in Office. Earlier... [Read more]


Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

A 45-year old male from Bellevue was found deceased on Monday, June 25 at around 7:10 p.m. at the Burien Transit Center. Police say the exact cause of death is unknown, but that there’s “nothing... [Read more]


REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in the City of Burien; fines start at $125

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in the City of Burien; fines start at $125

REMINDER: As the July 4th holiday rapidly approaches, the City of Burien wants to remind residents to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within city limits. The Burien Police Department has scheduled... [Read more]


Officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sends 1 to hospital early Friday

Officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sends 1 to hospital early Friday

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: An officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sent one to the hospital early Friday morning, June 22. The incident happened just before 5 a.m. Friday, when... [Read more]


SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

On Wednesday (June 20), a 26-year old suspect was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the recent murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac. Police allege that the suspect robbed and killed the clerk at... [Read more]


Council discusses potential rental rights legislation, ponders rights ordinance

Council discusses potential rental rights legislation, ponders rights ordinance

By Jack Mayne Returning to earlier discussions of ways to prevent landlords indiscrimately evicting low income tenants and failing to provide needed repairs in a timely fashion was the major issue at... [Read more]


Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding the murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac on Friday night, June 15. Police say that at approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday, the... [Read more]


40-year old motel clerk shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

40-year old motel clerk shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 40-year old male motel clerk was shot and killed in the 20600 block of International Blvd. in SeaTac Friday... [Read more]


VIDEO: Recognize these vandals? They destroyed a tree outside Hot Feet Fitness

VIDEO: Recognize these vandals? They destroyed a tree outside Hot Feet Fitness

Until last Sunday evening, June 10, Hot Feet Fitness in Burien had been nurturing a beautiful Japanese Red Leaf Maple tree. But that night, some young people driving a 4-door sedan (WA state license #BJC0375... [Read more]


Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help on Wed. SR 509 shooting

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help on Wed. SR 509 shooting

At approximately 1:42 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications began receiving 911 calls from individuals stating that their vehicles had been struck by gunfire (read... [Read more]


‘Active shooter’ shoots, hits 4 cars on SR 509 in Burien/SeaTac Wed. afternoon

‘Active shooter’ shoots, hits 4 cars on SR 509 in Burien/SeaTac Wed. afternoon

By Scott Schaefer A huge police turnout on and around SR 509 near where south Burien meets the SeaTac City limits was in response to an ‘active shooter’ who shot and hit four vehicles on the... [Read more]


LETTER: Someone destroyed 12 Lois Schipper for State Senate campaign signs

LETTER: Someone destroyed 12 Lois Schipper for State Senate campaign signs

[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 Editor: As happened last week in... [Read more]


Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

A report presented on Tuesday (June 12) by the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) calls for policy changes related to how the King County Sheriff’s Office presents information to... [Read more]