Crime


Truck driver arrested for DUI after colliding with Metro bus Thursday night

Truck driver arrested for DUI after colliding with Metro bus Thursday night

A truck driven by a driver suspected of being under the influence collided with a Metro bus at S. 128th and SR 509 in Burien Thursday night, Jan. 17. Police arrested the driver of the pickup truck on... [Read more]


VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, a press conference was held at Burien Police Precinct #4, where a task force was announced to investigate a pattern of unsolved shootings – 11 so far – on and... [Read more]


Police seeking info on SR 509 shooting near 1st Ave S. bridge that left teen blind

Police seeking info on SR 509 shooting near 1st Ave S. bridge that left teen blind

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) are requesting assistance from the community in locating the individual responsible for a Dec. 20, 2018 shooting that hit a child... [Read more]


Man found shot dead in White Center early Wednesday morning

Man found shot dead in White Center early Wednesday morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 51-year old man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the 10400 block of 15th Ave SW in White Center... [Read more]


New Community Court will start sessions in Burien on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

New Community Court will start sessions in Burien on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

King County District Court and the City of Burien announced this week that they are collaborating to implement a “community court” in Burien, with the first gavel set to drop on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The... [Read more]


King County Sheriff’s Deputy injured after being struck by vehicle in White Center

King County Sheriff’s Deputy injured after being struck by vehicle in White Center

From our sister site The White Center Blog: A King County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured Monday afternoon (Jan. 7), responding to a shoplifting call at the Safeway located on Roxbury and 28th Ave SW... [Read more]


29-year old man found dead in car near AMPM Market in Burien New Year’s Day

29-year old man found dead in car near AMPM Market in Burien New Year’s Day

A 29-year old man was found deceased in his vehicle near the AMPM Market located at SW 136th Street & Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien (map below) on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019). Several... [Read more]


UPDATE: Man with dementia has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Man with dementia has been FOUND!

UPDATE Jan. 1, 2019 11:01 a.m.: Dennis Kinsella, a 77-year old man with dementia, has been FOUND! **UPDATE** Mr. Kinsella has been found! Thanks to @KCSOSAR. — Burien Police (@BurienPD) January... [Read more]


UPDATE: 9-1-1 for King County Sheriff’s Office & partners is working again

UPDATE: 9-1-1 for King County Sheriff’s Office & partners is working again

UPDATE Dec. 28, 2018: The 9-1-1 system is working again for Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office, but some outages are still being reported. “Call 206-296-3311 if you are unable to reach... [Read more]


Police pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in Burien Thursday night

Police pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in Burien Thursday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a pursuit – which started in SeaTac – ended in Burien Thursday night, Dec. 27. Police say that a stolen vehicle, which was used in a robbery,... [Read more]


You can now text emergencies to 9-1-1 in King County

You can now text emergencies to 9-1-1 in King County

Starting Thursday, Dec. 20, 9-1-1 call centers in all King County cities and unincorporated areas – including Burien – can accept texts from those who are unable to call during an emergency. Text-to-9-1-1... [Read more]


Elderly man jumped, assaulted Wed.; four suspects caught by Burien Police

Elderly man jumped, assaulted Wed.; four suspects caught by Burien Police

An elderly man was jumped and assaulted by a group of four – two juveniles and two adults – at the Safeway on 1st Ave South and SW 128th Street on Wednesday, Dec. 19 around Noon. Police say the suspects... [Read more]


Felon with gun runs into pole, hides on roof of Burien house Tuesday night

Felon with gun runs into pole, hides on roof of Burien house Tuesday night

A felon had a hit and run collision with a power pole near S. 124th Street and 5th Ave S. (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Dec. 11. When police arrived, power lines were still hot and on top of the... [Read more]


UPDATE: Police seeking public’s help locating ‘armed & dangerous’ suspect

UPDATE: Police seeking public’s help locating ‘armed & dangerous’ suspect

UPDATE Dec. 9, 2018: King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has identified the suspect in the Nov. 19 homicide in the 10000 block of 1st Ave SW as 24-year old Mical D. Roberts: Roberts... [Read more]


UPDATE: Stolen Silver Honda Civic has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Stolen Silver Honda Civic has been FOUND!

UPDATE DEC. 7, 2018: The stolen Silver Honda Civic that we previously reported on has been FOUND in Tukwila. “Thank you so much for posting it on the Blog!!” PREVIOUSLY: From Reader Deedee... [Read more]


Court order violation results in major police activity in Olde Burien Mon. night

Court order violation results in major police activity in Olde Burien Mon. night

If you saw a large police turnout in/near Olde Burien on Monday night, Dec. 3, around 10:30 p.m. or so, it was due to a domestic violence court order violation. The King County Sheriff’s Office says... [Read more]


Major police response Sunday was for robbery at T-Mobile Store on 1st Ave S.

Major police response Sunday was for robbery at T-Mobile Store on 1st Ave S.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that late Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, there was a robbery at the T-Mobile store located at 14200 1st Ave South near Fred Meyer. Police say that two juveniles... [Read more]


Hotel finalists, finances, gun safety on agenda for Monday Council Study Session

Hotel finalists, finances, gun safety on agenda for Monday Council Study Session

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session are discussions on two hotel developer finalists, general fund financial plans, gun safety, an update on economic development and... [Read more]


Six cars stolen from Hertz on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Thanksgiving

Six cars stolen from Hertz on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Thanksgiving

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that six cars were stolen from the Hertz Rental Lot at 18600 Des Moines Memorial Drive in SeaTac on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Deputies were searching... [Read more]


Man stabbed at former Fox Cove Apartments Wednesday night

Man stabbed at former Fox Cove Apartments Wednesday night

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an adult man was stabbed at the former Fox Cove Apartments Wednesday night, Nov. 21, after a domestic disturbance. The victim suffered... [Read more]