Crime


PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the lam; weather forecast & more…

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the lam; weather forecast & more…

Here’s episode #17 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


Police seeking suspect with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on face in Tukwila shooting

Police seeking suspect with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on face in Tukwila shooting

Police are seeking Kevin M. Vaughn, a suspect in the Thursday morning shooting in Tukwila. He has the word “HATRED” tattooed above his forehead. Two men on motorcycles shot at police as they... [Read more]


Missing toddler found safe in Burien Wednesday morning

Missing toddler found safe in Burien Wednesday morning

The Seattle Police Department is reporting that a missing 20-month old toddler – Kevin Szal (pictured above), who was last seen Sunday with a man named Michael Mau – was found safe in Burien Wednesday... [Read more]


LETTER: Resident wants to modify city code for ‘Verified Response’ to alarms

LETTER: Resident wants to modify city code for ‘Verified Response’ to alarms

[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:] Before Burien implemented Verified Response... [Read more]


Contentious Burien Council debate stalls completion of working guidelines

Contentious Burien Council debate stalls completion of working guidelines

by Jack Mayne From the beginning of the Burien City Council’s Monday night meeting it appeared it would be a fast and orderly session, but as is becoming normal for this Council, nothing is easy or simple,... [Read more]


Victim of high-speed crash on Ambaum identified as Benjamin Joseph Smith, 26

Victim of high-speed crash on Ambaum identified as Benjamin Joseph Smith, 26

Photo of Benjamin J. Smith from Gofundme page. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of the fatal Aug. 14 car crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW as Benjamin Joseph Smith, 26, of Auburn. The... [Read more]


Police seek help finding truck that may be related to body found in SeaTac park

Police seek help finding truck that may be related to body found in SeaTac park

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday (Aug. 16) that they are seeking the public’s help finding a pickup truck that may be related to the body... [Read more]


PODCAST: 11-year old boy steals car, takes joy ride; weather forecast & more

PODCAST: 11-year old boy steals car, takes joy ride; weather forecast & more

Here’s episode #15 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


Driver arrested after running from scene of fatal crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW

Driver arrested after running from scene of fatal crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office The driver of a car that slammed into a jersey barrier – and killed a passenger – on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 119th Street was arrested after running... [Read more]


Body found in SeaTac park Saturday morning

Body found in SeaTac park Saturday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the body of a probable homicide victim was found near Sunset Field, located near S. 138 and 16th Ave S. (map below)... [Read more]


Burien Police chase, apprehend car theft suspects in downtown Thursday

Burien Police chase, apprehend car theft suspects in downtown Thursday

If you saw a lot of police activity in downtown Burien Thursday afternoon (Aug. 6), the Burien Police Department is reporting that two suspects were apprehended in separate foot chases downtown, after... [Read more]


Parks could become too dangerous for kids; homeless funds approved

Parks could become too dangerous for kids; homeless funds approved

by Jack Mayne Some Burien parks may become too dangerous for kids to use, the City Council was told Monday night. At the same meeting (Aug. 3), the Council talked a long while but finally appropriated... [Read more]


PODCAST: Burien family needs help after fire; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Burien family needs help after fire; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s lucky episode #13 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


REPORT: Burien shooter wanted by U.S. Marshals

REPORT: Burien shooter wanted by U.S. Marshals

Francisco Mendez-Zendejas, aka “Paco.” Q13 Fox is reporting that a man involved in the July 14 “gun fight” on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th (read more here), is wanted by the U.S. Marshals... [Read more]


Revised Burien trespass ordinance appeal process revealed by city Tuesday

Revised Burien trespass ordinance appeal process revealed by city Tuesday

Screengrab of the City of Burien’s Executive Order No. 2015-2, aka the ‘Trespass Warning/Exclusion Notice.’ by Jack Mayne Violators of the newly-passed Burien city ordinance that allows... [Read more]


UPDATE: Police seeking help finding info about body found in duffle bag Monday

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding info about body found in duffle bag Monday

UPDATE: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body was found in a duffle bag near an apartment complex located at S. 204th Street and 30th Ave S. in SeaTac Monday morning (July 27)... [Read more]


Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with a quote and donation info on Friday, July 24, 2015. Anthony from Novus in Burien replaced the broken windows Thursday, July 23. The Burien Arts Gallery... [Read more]


‘Point of Order’ debate night reveals Burien Council enduring political split

‘Point of Order’ debate night reveals Burien Council enduring political split

by Jack Mayne What was intended to be a simple discussion of how the Burien City Council wanted to spend $55,000 on how to provide care for homeless people in the city turned into a marathon battle filled... [Read more]


New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

by Jack Mayne The old trespass law is gone, but there is a new one to take its place despite the sustained efforts of Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. Police Chief Scott Kimerer also told Councilmembers... [Read more]


Pedestrian hit, killed by car near SW 128th & Ambaum Saturday night

Pedestrian hit, killed by car near SW 128th & Ambaum Saturday night

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car near SW 128th and Ambaum Blvd. SW on Saturday night (July 18) around 10:30 p.m., according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.   Police say that a Hispanic... [Read more]