Crime


Man accused of ramming minivan into Big 5 Dec. 2 pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday

Man accused of ramming minivan into Big 5 Dec. 2 pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday

Ricky Arnsten, 43, the man accused of ramming his minivan into Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Burien on Dec. 2, pleaded “Not Guilty” on Thursday (Dec. 18) to charges of burglary, malicious mischief... [Read more]


Normandy Park Police chase car prowlers in stolen vehicle early Wednesday

Normandy Park Police chase car prowlers in stolen vehicle early Wednesday

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting a short chase of a stolen vehicle by an officer Wednesday morning at 1:46 a.m. (Dec. 18). An Officer was called... [Read more]


REPORT: Body of Burien man washes up on Kingston beach

REPORT: Body of Burien man washes up on Kingston beach

The North Kitsap Herald is reporting that the body of a Burien man – Lawrence E. Zane, 73 – was found, washed up on a Kingston beach on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Chief Deputy Coroner Tony Stewart said that... [Read more]


High-speed chase, rollover crash closes Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday night

High-speed chase, rollover crash closes Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday night

A man wanted for domestic violence led Burien Police on a high-speed chase Sunday night (Dec. 14) before crashing and rolling his car at the big curve at the south end of Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 156th. It... [Read more]


Burien Police Officers will help at this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ on Saturday

Burien Police Officers will help at this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ on Saturday

Officers from the Burien Police Department will be helping again at this year’s “Shop with a Cop” at the Covington Walmart, set for this Saturday, Dec. 13. This event is sponsored by the Maple Valley... [Read more]


Burien City Council won’t reconsider ‘body odor’ ordinance until January

Burien City Council won’t reconsider ‘body odor’ ordinance until January

Excerpt of Burien’s controversial Ordinance #606. Click image to see larger version. by Jack Mayne The city ordinance now under attack by homeless advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... [Read more]


ALERT: Man exposes himself – and worse – in female-owned Burien business

ALERT: Man exposes himself – and worse – in female-owned Burien business

A young man exposed himself to – and masturbated in front of – a female business owner in Burien on Tuesday, and police are warning residents and businesspeople to be on the lookout. The suspect is... [Read more]


Man stabbed at Burien Transit Center Tuesday morning

Man stabbed at Burien Transit Center Tuesday morning

The Burien Transit Center is located at 14900 4th Ave SW. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an adult male was stabbed at the Burien Transit Center Tuesday morning (Dec. 9). His injuries... [Read more]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Heads-Up on Vehicle Repair Scam’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Heads-Up on Vehicle Repair Scam’

[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:] Last week, I parked in the lot at 148th... [Read more]


Burien Police bust drug dealers, seize meth, heroin, $4,000 in cash and firearm

Burien Police bust drug dealers, seize meth, heroin, $4,000 in cash and firearm

This weekend, Burien Police detectives wrapped up an ongoing investigation into drug sales by serving four search warrants and arresting two adults for dealing drugs. Police seized over 4 pounds of meth,... [Read more]


Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Thieves crashed their pick-up truck through the doors of the Normandy Park Market early Monday (Dec. 8) then stole the automatic teller machine and fled. A... [Read more]


Bail set at $750,000 for man who rammed his van into Big 5 in Burien Tuesday

Bail set at $750,000 for man who rammed his van into Big 5 in Burien Tuesday

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reported on Friday (Dec. 5) that bail is set at $750,000 for the 43-year-old man who was arrested Tuesday morning after he crashed his van into the Big 5 Sporting... [Read more]


No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

On Thursday (Dec. 4), detectives from numerous federal and local agencies served simultaneous search warrants at six businesses and four residences – including five in Burien – along with unincorporated... [Read more]


State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 on I-5 just north of I-405 at approximately 6:00 p.m., and are seeking the public’s help. The... [Read more]


Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect who has struck four motels and one pizza shop in the city of SeaTac since Nov.... [Read more]


Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

After a very tense four+-hour stand-off, the King County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man at Big 5 Sporting Goods on SW 148th Street Tuesday morning (Dec. 2) after he apparently rammed his vehicle... [Read more]


Burien man accused in beating death of infant daughter pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Burien man accused in beating death of infant daughter pleads ‘Not Guilty’

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that Ahmed Ibrahim, accused in the fatal beating of his 8-month old daughter on Nov. 10, pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ to a charge of Murder in... [Read more]


King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies victim in fatal Burien crash

King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies victim in fatal Burien crash

The victim of Friday’s (Nov. 21) tragic, fatal crash on Ambaum and SW 154th Street in Burien has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Peter Vandervelde, 51. Alcohol is suspected... [Read more]


Recognize this guy? Police seeking public’s help finding White Center burglar

Recognize this guy? Police seeking public’s help finding White Center burglar

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying/finding this burglar, suspected of hitting the same White Center business twice... [Read more]


Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that around 11 p.m. on Friday night (Nov. 21), Officer Norris and Reserve Officer McBride were dispatched to... [Read more]