Crime


Third suspect arrested in connection with drive-by shooting; gang unit to be formed

Third suspect arrested in connection with drive-by shooting; gang unit to be formed

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht announced that a third suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal, tragic drive-by shooting that killed Gabriela Reyes-Dominguez on Sept. 19, and also... [Read more]


Burien Police’s next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be this Thursday morning

Burien Police’s next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be this Thursday morning

Join the Burien Police Department for ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Thursday morning, Sept. 27, from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the Starbucks located near the Burien Plaza at 116 SW 148th Street. “Here’s... [Read more]


Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

At Monday night’s Study Session (Sept. 24, 2018), the Burien City Council will hear presentations on the recent drive-by shooting homicide investigation from Police Chief Boe, as well as about Economic... [Read more]


VIDEO: Vigil held for drive-by shooting victim Gabriela Reyes-Dominguez

VIDEO: Vigil held for drive-by shooting victim Gabriela Reyes-Dominguez

The parking lot next to Burien’s One Source Chiropractic was packed with friends, family and community members Thursday night (Sept. 20), all together to grieve the senseless killing of Gabriela... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘Love one another’

LETTER: ‘Love one another’

[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 The B-Town Blog is a voice... [Read more]


City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

By Jack Mayne In a long and routine meeting Monday night (Sept. 17), the Burien City Council delved into many intricate changes in internal policy, and also heard that crime was a little bit down and Major... [Read more]


UPDATE: Two teen gang members arrested in connection with tragic shooting

UPDATE: Two teen gang members arrested in connection with tragic shooting

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that two suspects – both teenage gang members – have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that tragically took the life of... [Read more]


Large fight injures police officer in Burien Tuesday night

Large fight injures police officer in Burien Tuesday night

A large fight – where seven or so subjects jumped a person and knocked them unconscious – also injured a police officer in Burien Tuesday night, Sept. 18. The fight broke out near SW 124th Street and... [Read more]


BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: A 51-year old woman was killed by a stray bullet in a shooting near SW 152nd Street and 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2018. Police say that the 51-year-old female victim... [Read more]


City Light rate change, SAMP & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

City Light rate change, SAMP & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Below is the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Download a PDF of the packet here. SPECIAL MEETING AT 6:00 P.M.: To Hold... [Read more]


Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced in Burien Tuesday (Sept. 11) that his 2019-2020 budget proposal includes $3.1 million to expand Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) to three King County... [Read more]


VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole some coins from LJR Coins in Burien

VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole some coins from LJR Coins in Burien

LJR Coins and Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying this man, who stole some coins on Aug. 7., 2018 (NOTE: there is no audio in the security cam... [Read more]


Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

By Jack Mayne Despite fears in Burien that crime is increasing, Police Chief Ted Boe says the general city and King County crime rate is going down – except for car thefts. “Auto Theft is currently... [Read more]


UPDATE: Additional stolen guns found inside 16-year old suspect’s bedroom

UPDATE: Additional stolen guns found inside 16-year old suspect’s bedroom

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday (Aug. 30) that additional handguns have been found inside the 16-year old suspect’s bedroom the night of an accidental shooting on Aug. 14. Police... [Read more]


B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Alturas apartment complex has been sold

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Alturas apartment complex has been sold

This week, the 543-unit Alturas Apartments – located at 1101 SW 139th Street in Burien – was sold by Fowler Property Acquisitions, and will now be managed by Forty2, LLC. Fowler Property Acquisitions... [Read more]


REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) on Tuesday (Aug. 28) released a new report – ‘Use of Force Complaint Processing in the King County Sheriff’s Office’ – at a... [Read more]


STOLEN: Have you seen this 1995 Honda Accord Station Wagon?

STOLEN: Have you seen this 1995 Honda Accord Station Wagon?

Miranda Duff had an intense week – not only did she give birth to her second child on Wednesday, her 1995 Honda Accord Station Wagon was stolen: I gave birth Wednesday morning to my second son. However,... [Read more]


Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

By Jack Mayne The shooting death last year of Tommy Le – a 20-year-old Vietnamese man who was wielding a pen and not a knife – was ruled to have been justified and within King County Sheriff’s office... [Read more]


Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for help from the public regarding the 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley. Ridley was last seen in the Burien area in July, 1982, when he was 15-years... [Read more]


Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Expect to hear about the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP), along with an update on a new hotel, potential action on the controversial Eagle Landing Park stairs, as well as... [Read more]