Crime


‘Sting’ operation (not what you think) as car vandals arrested in Burien Thurs.

‘Sting’ operation (not what you think) as car vandals arrested in Burien Thurs.

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two teen males were caught early Thursday (Sept. 21) – and stung (along with a cop) – after disturbing a wasp’s nest at/near... [Read more]


Port of Seattle opposes Trump travel ban in U.S. Supreme Court filing

Port of Seattle opposes Trump travel ban in U.S. Supreme Court filing

The Port of Seattle on Wednesday (Sept. 20) filed a “friend of the court” brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to agree with lower courts that have blocked enforcement of President Donald J. Trump’s... [Read more]


Seattle Police arrest Burien woman in connection with fatal W. Seattle shooting

Seattle Police arrest Burien woman in connection with fatal W. Seattle shooting

Seattle Police Detectives arrested a 21-year-old female Wednesday morning (Sept. 20) in Burien, wanted in connection for the fatal shooting of a man in West Seattle Tuesday night. After being interviewed... [Read more]


Man points gun, threatens woman in Burien apartment early Wednesday

Man points gun, threatens woman in Burien apartment early Wednesday

Photo courtesy Aaron Wells Photography Burien Police responded to a reported domestic assault involving a firearm at the View Ridge apartments in the 100 block of SW 155th Street of Burin shortly after... [Read more]


Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council rejected on a tie 3–3 tie vote a proposal by Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to require landlords to not consider whether a prospective resident gets public grant... [Read more]


McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The manager of a McDonalds located in Des Moines at 22644 Pacific Highway South ended up stabbing a suspect from a group of five who had beaten and threatened him... [Read more]


LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

[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:] Rebuttal: “Why I do not Support ‘Safe”... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

[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, Your inaction on... [Read more]


Here’s why the Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter was over Burien Wednesday

Here’s why the Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter was over Burien Wednesday

If you heard and/or saw the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter over parts of Burien on Wednesday, Sept. 13, police tell us it’s because they had a call of a dispute between... [Read more]


Employee shot during marijuana store robbery near White Center Tues. night

Employee shot during marijuana store robbery near White Center Tues. night

A store employee was shot and wounded Tuesday night (Sept. 12) during a robbery at the Star 21 marijuana shop in the 11000 block of 1st Ave South (map below). The employee was shot in the shoulder and... [Read more]


King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday called upon the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to provide enhanced, culturally appropriate antibias, violence de-escalation, and crisis intervention... [Read more]


Police arrest 6 – including 4 teens – for robbery of 7-Eleven in Burien early Sun.

Police arrest 6 – including 4 teens – for robbery of 7-Eleven in Burien early Sun.

Photo courtesy Aaron Wells Photography. A robbery took place at the 7-Eleven in the 13400 block of 1st Ave South (map below) around 3:15 a.m. early Sunday morning, Sept. 10,. Police say that multiple suspects... [Read more]


The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

Sydney Brownstone wrote a well-researched, in-depth story on Burien for The Stranger this week, entitled “Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle (How Burien became a microcosm... [Read more]


Family of Tommy Le file wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against police

Family of Tommy Le file wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against police

The family of Tommy Le, a 20-year-old high school senior who was shot and killed in Burien on June 13, 2017, filed a wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against the King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]


Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske has been selected by King County Sherriff John Urquhart to serve as Interim Chief of the Burien Police Department, the City announced Friday, Sept. 1. Konoske will replace retiring Police... [Read more]


‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

A ‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held this Saturday, Sept. 2, starting at 4 p.m. at Burien’s Dottie Harper Park. The goal is to scan the park and safely remove and dispose of any needles... [Read more]


After 14 years as Burien’s Police Chief, Scott Kimerer turns in his badge

After 14 years as Burien’s Police Chief, Scott Kimerer turns in his badge

After 38 years as a police officer – with 14 of those years as the Chief of Police for the City of Burien – Chief K. Scott Kimerer celebrated his last day on the job on Thursday, Aug. 31. Kimerer was... [Read more]


Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

The City of SeaTac joins with the City of Burien each year to invite community members to ‘Community Police Academy,’ a twelve week course designed to increase the understanding between citizens... [Read more]


Highline Medical Center agrees to settle Civil Rights claims for $45,000

Highline Medical Center agrees to settle Civil Rights claims for $45,000

Burien’s Highline Medical Center – a division of CHI Franciscan Health – reached a settlement this week to resolve alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), announced... [Read more]


Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised on Aug. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m.: By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council dodged a quick decision on banning safe drug injection sites in the city, but told City Manager... [Read more]