Crime


AUDIO: Bob Edgar discusses new Burien projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

AUDIO: Bob Edgar discusses new Burien projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

Story, Photo & Audio by Scott Schaefer The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor’s Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, with representatives from Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park,... [Read more]


City of Normandy Park selects Daniel W. Yourkoski as new Chief of Police

City of Normandy Park selects Daniel W. Yourkoski as new Chief of Police

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The City of Normandy Park announced Tuesday (June 21) that it has made a conditional offer of employment to Captain Daniel W. Yourkoski of the Medina Police... [Read more]


PODCAST: Inquest into police shooting; beaches closed; weekend weather, more

PODCAST: Inquest into police shooting; beaches closed; weekend weather, more

Here’s episode #56 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin investigated for ‘gender discrimination’

Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin investigated for ‘gender discrimination’

Ex-City Manager Mike Martin at a 2009 Burien City Council meeting. By Jack Mayne Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin is under investigation in Lynden, Whatcom County, after three female department heads... [Read more]


Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday (June 16) ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Cayce A. DiTullio by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies on May 4 in Burien (read our previous... [Read more]


SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

The King County Sheriff’s Office, along with numerous residents (including us!) are warning of recent telephone scams where bad-acting fraudsters are posing as IRS agents and actually threatening... [Read more]


FOLLOWUP: Angelo’s raises ~$10,000 for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier

FOLLOWUP: Angelo’s raises ~$10,000 for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier

Last week, Angelo’s of Burien held a fundraiser and raffle to help their employee Lorenzo and his 7-year old Xavier, both seriously injured in a horrific car crash on May 23. Organizers told The... [Read more]


UPDATE: Missing, elderly woman last seen in Burien has been FOUND

UPDATE: Missing, elderly woman last seen in Burien has been FOUND

UPDATE JUNE 15, 2016 9:15 a.m.: UPDATE TO MISSING: Mrs. Terada has been found thanks for all the help — KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) June 15, 2016 PREVIOUSLY: The King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]


Burien Police Department busts drug house near skate park Friday

Burien Police Department busts drug house near skate park Friday

The Burien Police Department announced that officers busted a drug house on Friday (June 10), which was located near the skatepark at SW 144th Street and 4th Ave SW (map below). Police say that after... [Read more]


REMINDER: Fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier will be Wednesday

REMINDER: Fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier will be Wednesday

REMINDER: The fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo and Xavier will be held all day on Wednesday, June 8 at Angelo’s of Burien, located at 601 SW 153rd Street. “Come in during regular business... [Read more]


Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools will be holding an open, public meeting about addressing issues behind recent incidents of youth involved in gun violence in our community on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 – 8:30... [Read more]


Angelo’s of Burien holding fundraiser on Wednesday, June 8 for crash victims

Angelo’s of Burien holding fundraiser on Wednesday, June 8 for crash victims

Angelo’s of Burien announced that they will be holding a fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo and his son Xavier on Wednesday, June 8. Ten percent of each check that day will be donated directly... [Read more]


PODCAST: 15-year old arrested for horrific crash; Jack Mayne on CARES…

PODCAST: 15-year old arrested for horrific crash; Jack Mayne on CARES…

Here’s episode #53 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crash of stolen car knocks out power, closes Ambaum Thurs.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crash of stolen car knocks out power, closes Ambaum Thurs.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with new photos and video at 4:30 p.m. May 26, 2016: Photos & Videos courtesy William Rowley Photo by Shirley Holden Chartraw Silvernale The King... [Read more]


Online fundraiser set up for Father/Son victims of horrific Monday night crash

Online fundraiser set up for Father/Son victims of horrific Monday night crash

The victims of Monday night’s horrific crash (read our previous coverage here), were a man named Lorenzo and his 7-year old son Xavier – both seriously injured as a result of a 15-year old girl running... [Read more]


Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child on school bus

Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child on school bus

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Former Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage was found ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday of charges of assaulting a special needs student who was riding... [Read more]


Police arrest ‘most wanted’ federal fugitive Edward Porta at local hotel Wednesday

Police arrest ‘most wanted’ federal fugitive Edward Porta at local hotel Wednesday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: SeaTac Police officers arrested ‘most wanted’ federal fugitive Edward Porta (mugshot pictured, left) at a local hotel on Wednesday, May 25. Police say... [Read more]


VIDEOS: Recognize this vandal? He smashed windows at a business Saturday

VIDEOS: Recognize this vandal? He smashed windows at a business Saturday

On Saturday morning, May 21, a vandal caused $4–$5,000 worth of damage to the Color Printing Systems building at 15106 10th Ave SW near Olde Burien. A male suspect smashed several windows in the building, as... [Read more]


UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

Photo courtesy Kent Fire RFA A 15-year old Burien girl is under arrest – and has been booked into the Youth Services Center for Vehicular Assault – after a crash in SeaTac Monday night (May 23) that... [Read more]


LETTER: Reader responds to Jack Mayne’s Commentary on legal pot stores

LETTER: Reader responds to Jack Mayne’s Commentary on legal pot stores

[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:] NOTE: The following Letter is in response... [Read more]