Crime


AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

On Friday, June 23, the King County Sheriff’s Office released dramatic 9-1-1 call audio and dispatch recordings, along with new information about the fatal officer-involved shooting of Tommy Le... [Read more]


Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim of the June 13 officer involved shooting in Burien as Tommy Le, 20, and revealed that he was armed with a pen, not a knife as originally... [Read more]


Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

By Jack Mayne If enough residents complain to the Federal Aviation Administration by Wednesday (June 21), there is a chance the return of the automatic cacophony of loud airplanes at all hours buzzing... [Read more]


Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

On May 31, a resident of the Emerald Green Condos in the 1800 block of S. 118th Street in Boulevard Park (map below) had gas siphoned out of her truck. Police say that the victim had been out of town,... [Read more]


Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

A homeowner fired a warning shot at a man running at him with a sharp object in his hand in Burien late Tuesday night (June 13), and when Deputies responded to the scene, the suspect came at them as well. Two... [Read more]


Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

A burglary suspect was busted in Burien on Monday (June 12), after a police search that included the Guardian One chopper. Police received a call of a burglary around 12:45 p.m., and caught and arrested... [Read more]


FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

On Friday morning (June 9), around 60 students walked out of classes at Highline High School to express their concern about the painting of the ‘Spirit Rock’ and other actions that have made... [Read more]


LETTER: Burien resident upset about increase in mail theft

LETTER: Burien resident upset about increase in mail theft

[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:] Hi, I’m unsure if this is the right... [Read more]


Resident sees home being burgled on phone; police respond & arrest suspects

Resident sees home being burgled on phone; police respond & arrest suspects

Photos courtesy a nearby resident A Burien homeowner saw live security camera video on his cell phone showing a couple of suspects burgling his house on Tuesday, June 6, shortly before Noon. He called... [Read more]


SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police say that someone may call you and identify themselves... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘You’re wasting Our time discussing unfundable Council projects…’

LETTER: ‘You’re wasting Our time discussing unfundable Council projects…’

[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 Council Members, You’re wasting... [Read more]


Young thieves rescued after overturning stolen kayak at Three Tree Point Monday

Young thieves rescued after overturning stolen kayak at Three Tree Point Monday

A bit of excitement in Burien’s Three Tree Point Monday night (June 5), as two underage boys (13 & 17 years old) stole a one-man kayak from one neighbor and oars from another, then jumped down... [Read more]


Police seeking suspect who fractured woman’s jaw on Highline High campus

Police seeking suspect who fractured woman’s jaw on Highline High campus

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying an unknown Hispanic male who called himself ‘Juan,’ and who assaulted a female on the Highline High... [Read more]


Care-A-Lot Learning Center vandalized; seeking help to repair broken window

Care-A-Lot Learning Center vandalized; seeking help to repair broken window

Care-A-Lot Learning Center in Burien was vandalized when a window was shot out – most likely by a BB gun – during closed hours last week. Care-A-Lot is located at 15525 1st Ave S, Suite # 1 (map below),... [Read more]


Fake weapon, contraband found on two students at Highline High Wednesday

Fake weapon, contraband found on two students at Highline High Wednesday

Two students were found to be in possession of a fake weapon and other contraband at Highline High School on Wednesday, May 24, according to Principal Vicki Fisher. Initial reports of a student with a... [Read more]


Burien Personal Injury Attorney: Key things to know about Distracted Driving Law

Burien Personal Injury Attorney: Key things to know about Distracted Driving Law

From Advertiser Attorney W. Tracy Codd: Designed by Freepik Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new, tougher statewide distracted driving law. The law was supposed to go into effect in 2019, but Governor... [Read more]


Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness – aka “Housing Instability” – is on the agenda for Monday night’s Study Session of the Burien City Council, which gets underway at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at... [Read more]


ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

By Jack Mayne As of Friday’s filing deadline, 17 people are looking to become or remain members of the Burien City Council, but current councilmember Lauren Berkowitz will not be one of them. The other... [Read more]


Police seeking suspect wanted for May 7 White Center homicide of James Little

Police seeking suspect wanted for May 7 White Center homicide of James Little

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating the suspect who shot and killed a Seattle man outside of a bar in White Center earlier this month. A Murder 1 warrant has... [Read more]


Split City Council vote selects former Federal Way Police Chief as City Manager

Split City Council vote selects former Federal Way Police Chief as City Manager

New City Manager Brian Wilson By Jack Mayne Within the next two or three weeks Burien should have a new City Manager, following the City Council’s split vote at Monday night’s special session. The... [Read more]