Crime


PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

Here’s episode #11 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]


Good samaritan who was shot and killed in White Center Tuesday identified

Good samaritan who was shot and killed in White Center Tuesday identified

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Edward “Eddie” E. Grant, 51 The good samaritan who was tragically shot and killed in White Center Tuesday morning (July 14) has been identified by... [Read more]


Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying tire theft suspect

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying tire theft suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying this theft suspect, accused of stealing four tires from a local business: Police say that once the tires were installed, he... [Read more]


Gun fight near SW 136th & Ambaum Tuesday night most likely gang related

Gun fight near SW 136th & Ambaum Tuesday night most likely gang related

The Burien Police Department is reporting that a gun fight near SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW Tuesday night around 10 p.m. was most likely gang related. There were no injuries reported, and no property... [Read more]


51-year old Man shot, killed in White Center after trying to break up robbery

51-year old Man shot, killed in White Center after trying to break up robbery

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 51-year-old man was fatally shot in White Center early Tuesday morning (July 14), after apparently... [Read more]


UPDATE: Burien Police identify suspect wanted in connection with arson

UPDATE: Burien Police identify suspect wanted in connection with arson

The Burien Police Department is reporting that this 19-year old arson suspect (read our previous coverage here), turned himself in on Friday, July 10: Police say that the suspect was wanted for questioning... [Read more]


FOLLOWUP: Body of Burien man found in Renton identified as Jamar Bovan

FOLLOWUP: Body of Burien man found in Renton identified as Jamar Bovan

The male victim whose body was found June 29 in a van in Renton has been identified as Jamar Bovan, 39, of Burien, according to King County Medical Examiners Office. Bovan had been shot “multiple times”... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

The Burien Police Department is asking all residents: “Can you identify this arson suspect?” Police say this suspect is wanted for questioning in an arson that occurred at Salmon Creek Park... [Read more]


Prosecutor announces initiative to close 15 unlicensed marijuana stores

Prosecutor announces initiative to close 15 unlicensed marijuana stores

From our sister site The White Center Blog: From left, Sheriff John Urquhart, Dan Satterberg, and Russ Hauge of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, outside the KCSO Storefront in White Center... [Read more]


Tweeting, texting still OK at Council; citizen letters return to meeting packet

Tweeting, texting still OK at Council; citizen letters return to meeting packet

by Jack Mayne Burien citizens will soon be able to see again communications from the public to the City Council, and at least one Councilmember will continue using Twitter and texting during meetings,... [Read more]


REPORT: Body found in van in Renton is that of 39-year old Burien man

REPORT: Body found in van in Renton is that of 39-year old Burien man

Q13 Fox is reporting that the body of a man who had been shot “multiple times” and found in an abandoned van belongs to a 39-year old Burien man. Renton Police said Tuesday (July 7) that the... [Read more]


FOLLOWUP: Stolen Motobecane bike has been found & returned to its owner!

FOLLOWUP: Stolen Motobecane bike has been found & returned to its owner!

Remember the “Motobecane Mirage” that was stolen from in front of the Burien Safeway on Monday, June 29 (we first posted the story here)? Well, on July 3 it was successfully returned to its owner! The... [Read more]


Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying suspected mail thieves

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying suspected mail thieves

NOTE: This post was updated with map and information on the neighborhood where these crimes are taking place on July 7, 2015: The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: Burien receives... [Read more]


STOLEN: 10-foot dinghy stolen from Three Tree Point waterfront

STOLEN: 10-foot dinghy stolen from Three Tree Point waterfront

BTB Reader Ian Kelley wants everyone to be on the lookout for his 10-foot dinghy – complete with oars and life jackets –  that was stolen from his waterfront in Three Tree Point on Friday afternoon... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Fireworks turn tree into large roman candle in Burien on the 4th

PHOTOS: Fireworks turn tree into large roman candle in Burien on the 4th

The Burien Police Department posted the following photos on their Facebook page, showing a fire that started in some bushes and quick engulfed a tree near a home at SW 128th and 4th Ave SW: Photos... [Read more]


STOLEN: Another bike theft: Motobecane Mirage stolen from in front of Safeway

STOLEN: Another bike theft: Motobecane Mirage stolen from in front of Safeway

Another bike was stolen this week – this time from in front of the Burien Safeway: It’s a “Motobecane Mirage,” which says 61 cm on the stem. It is a new, custom bike, shiny green... [Read more]


STOLEN: Bike stolen in downtown Burien

STOLEN: Bike stolen in downtown Burien

A bike – that was locked up – was stolen on Saturday (June 27) from in front of A Place for Pets and the Australian Pie Company, in the 400 block of SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien. “I discovered... [Read more]


Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday sends victim to hospital

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday sends victim to hospital

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: A man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, sending him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening... [Read more]


Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help finding Indecent Exposure suspect

Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help finding Indecent Exposure suspect

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for Indecent Exposure, and they’ve released a sketch of... [Read more]