Crime


Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Photo courtesy Darla Green Police closed down S. 152nd east of 1st Ave South for the investigation. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman has died after... [Read more]


‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

A ‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be held at Burien City Hall on Monday, March 6, starting at 6 p.m. The rally – intended to share residents’ concerns about rising crime... [Read more]


Possible gang-related shooting near Burien Transit Center Friday night

Possible gang-related shooting near Burien Transit Center Friday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a possible gang-related shooting took place near the Burien Transit Center Friday night around 6:15 p.m. Police said that nobody was shot or injured,... [Read more]


Police-involved collision blocks streets on SW 148th Street Saturday

Police-involved collision blocks streets on SW 148th Street Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 11, a deputy-involved collision blocked streets near the Burien Transit Center. Police say that an officer called in an accident at about 11:30 a.m. at SW 148th Street and 4th Ave... [Read more]


Reward offered for passport stolen from truck in Olde Burien Friday night

Reward offered for passport stolen from truck in Olde Burien Friday night

From resident John White: ​David White parked his truck next to the Masonic temple Friday evening (Feb. 10) and walked to the 909 for dinner. He returned to his truck after dinner to find his back window... [Read more]


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

[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, Breaking your word... [Read more]


Police seeking public’s help finding suspect SUV wanted in fatal hit & run

Police seeking public’s help finding suspect SUV wanted in fatal hit & run

Conlan Anderson King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run that killed a pedestrian in Burien this weekend. The suspect vehicle... [Read more]


Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a hit & run killed a pedestrian in the 12600 block of 1st Ave South (map below) near Puget Sound Park around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb.... [Read more]


Fundraiser set up for Wilmer Donis, hit by car on Ambaum Jan. 24

Fundraiser set up for Wilmer Donis, hit by car on Ambaum Jan. 24

As we previously reported, just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, a man named Wilmer Donis was struck – and severely injured – by a vehicle in the 13800 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. Wilmer... [Read more]


Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]


VIDEO: Police seeking help finding SUV wanted in connection with homicide

VIDEO: Police seeking help finding SUV wanted in connection with homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating a vehicle they say was used in a homicide at Beaver Lake Park on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Detectives arrested a woman at a house in... [Read more]


Trump travel ban results in huge protest at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday

Trump travel ban results in huge protest at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Several travelers were detained at Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday (Jan. 28) as a result of President Trump’s executive order that bans immigrants and refugees from... [Read more]


Police shoot two men during homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night

Police shoot two men during homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Two men were shot by King County Sheriff’s Officers during a homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night, Jan. 27, 2017. Police say that detectives received... [Read more]


Trump sanctuary cities order has no effect on Burien ordinance, city attorney says

Trump sanctuary cities order has no effect on Burien ordinance, city attorney says

By Jack Mayne Nothing in the recently passed Burien ordinance making the city an immigration sanctuary will run afoul of the recent order from President Trump regarding the punishment of sanctuary cities. Simply... [Read more]


Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog that officers are chasing a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant near Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 124th-128th Streets Thursday afternoon, Jan.... [Read more]


Safe firearm storage giveaway event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11

Safe firearm storage giveaway event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11

A Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Outdoor Emporium in Seattle (1701 4th Ave. South, Seattle 98134): To encourage safe firearm storage,... [Read more]


Car hits pedestrian in Burien Tuesday morning; victim sent to Harborview

Car hits pedestrian in Burien Tuesday morning; victim sent to Harborview

Photos courtesy Cynthia Alcaraz The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, a pedestrian was hit by a car in the 13800 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW... [Read more]


FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

The Burien Police Department told The B-Town Blog on Monday (Jan. 23) that it considers the recent anti-Mexican graffiti left on an RV as a ‘Malicious Harassment’ or hate crime. This charge... [Read more]


Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an impaired driver crashed into parked cars in the 11400 block of 12th Ave SW (map below) Friday night around 10:30 p.m. Police say that an Oldsmobile... [Read more]


Student with gun caught, expelled from Sylvester Middle School Friday

Student with gun caught, expelled from Sylvester Middle School Friday

On Friday, Jan. 20, a student was caught with a gun in his possession at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. According to an email sent by school Principal Kyle Linman, the student with the gun was reported... [Read more]