Crime


SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office says ‘Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM!’

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office says ‘Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM!’

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a telephone scam that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police warn that someone may call you and identify... [Read more]


Domestic violence call results in major police response/search Monday night

Domestic violence call results in major police response/search Monday night

On Monday night (July 25) the King County Sheriff’s Office – along with other local police – had a major response at the Sunrise Terrace condominium complex located in the Glendale neighborhood... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

LETTER: ‘Open letter to Dow Constantine regarding county’s marijuana policies’

[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 King County Executive Constantine, If... [Read more]


PHOTOS/VIDEO: Recognize this man? He’s wanted for stealing in Hurstwood

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Recognize this man? He’s wanted for stealing in Hurstwood

Two concerned Burien residents had a package stolen from their home on Tuesday afternoon (July 19) at 1:55 p.m. in Burien’s Hurstwood neighborhood, and there may have been at least one or two others... [Read more]


PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #60 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]


City of Burien has paid $1.75 million to settle 2013 death and injury SR 509 crash

City of Burien has paid $1.75 million to settle 2013 death and injury SR 509 crash

Photo shows the extreme damage to the two vehicles on Dec. 18, 2013.  The embankment that the suspect vehicle drove down before it “exploded into the passenger side of the Eakins’ vehicle.” Photos... [Read more]


Discover Burien holding ‘Active Shooter’ training seminar on Tuesday, July 12

Discover Burien holding ‘Active Shooter’ training seminar on Tuesday, July 12

Discover Burien will be holding an Active Shooter Training seminar on Tuesday, July 12, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Discover Burien Office, located at 427 SW 152nd Street. This Quarterly meeting will focus... [Read more]


PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #59 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: Fireworks vandal(s) blow up large, locking, ~$2,300 Burien mailbox

PHOTOS: Fireworks vandal(s) blow up large, locking, ~$2,300 Burien mailbox

It appears that an overzealous fireworks vandal(s) blew up an 18-slot ‘secure’ group mailbox tree in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood over the 4th of July weekend. The mailbox was most... [Read more]


Man found dead in car in SeaTac Wednesday morning

Man found dead in car in SeaTac Wednesday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man was found dead in SeaTac Wednesday morning, July 6, with at least one gunshot wound. The body was found... [Read more]


Two shot – including pregnant Burien woman – after 4th of July altercation

Two shot – including pregnant Burien woman – after 4th of July altercation

Monday night (July 4) around 11:30 p.m. King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of two women shot near S. 112th St. and 1st Ave S. (map below). Police say that the women were with a group... [Read more]


Police seek public’s help finding 29-year old Swiss woman, last seen in SeaTac

Police seek public’s help finding 29-year old Swiss woman, last seen in SeaTac

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to be on the lookout for Maja Franziska Brandli, 29, last seen on June 19 at Sea-Tac Airport. Maja (pronounced ‘Maya‘) – who is from Switzerland... [Read more]


Helicopter over area, police search for suspect in N. Burien/White Center

Helicopter over area, police search for suspect in N. Burien/White Center

If you’ve heard/seen police activity – including the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter – in the White Center/North Burien area Wednesday evening (June 29), police say... [Read more]


Former Burien Mayor turned police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Former Burien Mayor turned police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Sgt. Wing Woo – who served as Mayor of Burien from 2002-2003 – was involved in a tragic accident this week while vacationing with his family in Maui. Reports are that Woo and his 14-year old son... [Read more]


Woman stabbed in Burien Saturday afternoon; teenage girl taken into custody

Woman stabbed in Burien Saturday afternoon; teenage girl taken into custody

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman was found stabbed near S. 120th and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below) on Saturday (June 25) around 5 p.m. The victim was taken to Harborview... [Read more]


PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #57 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]


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]