Crime


Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

On Wednesday, April 3, Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx posted the following statement and photos on Facebook, as a response to public comments made by a preschool teacher at Monday night’s... [Read more]


Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

By Jack Mayne Mayor Jimmy Matta told the Burien City Council at the regular Monday (April 1) meeting that if the city needs more police officers, it would only come after the city asked residents to pay... [Read more]


Man thought to be armed in Burien turns out to just be ‘very intoxicated’

Man thought to be armed in Burien turns out to just be ‘very intoxicated’

On Saturday night, Mar. 29 at around 9:30 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call about a man possibly armed with a gun near the shopping center at SW 128th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW. However, police say that... [Read more]


Police seeking public’s help identifying home invasion robbery suspects

Police seeking public’s help identifying home invasion robbery suspects

On March 4, 2019 at about 9:10 p.m. in the 15100 block of SE 141st Place in Renton (map below), a husband, wife and two older teenage sons were home when three suspects one white male, one black male and... [Read more]


Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

By Jack Mayne More and more Burien residents are feeling less and less safe from the onslaught of crime in the community that is policed by a force drawn from and contracted with the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]


Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting: a reception for ‘Citizen of the Year’ Cyndi Upthegrove, presentations of the 2018 Police Services Annual Report by Chief Ted Boe,... [Read more]


Police seeking help locating attempted murder suspect Daniel ‘Capone’ Varela

Police seeking help locating attempted murder suspect Daniel ‘Capone’ Varela

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating Daniel Varela AKA “Capone”, a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder in White Center on Wednesday,... [Read more]


UPDATE: It’s been a year since Elizabeth Juarez & Eveona Cortez were killed

UPDATE: It’s been a year since Elizabeth Juarez & Eveona Cortez were killed

The families of Elizabeth Juarez and Eveona Cortez are in our thoughts today as we mark the one-year anniversary of their senseless deaths. It was one year ago today – Mar. 28, 2018 – that the two... [Read more]


Patrols added to focus on Distracted Driving March 28-April 14

Patrols added to focus on Distracted Driving March 28-April 14

More than 150 law enforcement agencies around the state – including in the Burien area – are adding extra patrols looking for distracted drivers beginning Thursday, March 28 through April 14. It is... [Read more]


REMINDER: Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event is this Saturday

REMINDER: Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event is this Saturday

REMINDER: The Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway Event will be held at the Burien Community Center, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. this Saturday, Mar. 23. Learn about the importance of safe firearm storage and receive... [Read more]


Man found dead in Porta Potty at Burien Skate Park Wednesday morning

Man found dead in Porta Potty at Burien Skate Park Wednesday morning

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched Wednesday morning, Mar. 20 at 8:44 a.m. to a call of a male that was found unresponsive in a Porta Potty at the Burien Skate Park. Deputies... [Read more]


Man pours gas, lights self on fire in White Center Wednesday morning

Man pours gas, lights self on fire in White Center Wednesday morning

From our sister site the White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man poured gasoline on himself, then lit himself on fire in the 10700 block of 16th Ave SW in White... [Read more]


Child hit by car in White Center Monday night

Child hit by car in White Center Monday night

From our sister site The White Center Blog: A 12-year old child was hit by a car at SW 110th Street and 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below) Monday night, Mar. 18. Police say the child was transported... [Read more]


Police chase, tase warrant suspect in Dottie Harper Park Sunday

Police chase, tase warrant suspect in Dottie Harper Park Sunday

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Officers recognized a subject wanted on warrant while responding to a call in the area of Dottie Harper Park on Sunday afternoon, Mar. 17. Police say that a check... [Read more]


Task Force: recent SR 509 shootings from single firearm; suspect sketch released

Task Force: recent SR 509 shootings from single firearm; suspect sketch released

UPDATE: The Washington State Patrol on Thursday, Mar. 14 announced that the SR 509 Task Force has recently received results from the (WSP) Crime Lab, indicating the use of a single firearm in a series... [Read more]


Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at PCC Community Market on Friday, Mar. 29

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at PCC Community Market on Friday, Mar. 29

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on Friday, March 29, 2019, from 4 – 6 p.m. at PCC Community Market in Burien: “Join us for one of our monthly Coffee with a Cop events. “Hosted every... [Read more]


‘New Black Panther Party’ letter was a hoax, Burien Police say

‘New Black Panther Party’ letter was a hoax, Burien Police say

A letter distributed to several downtown Burien Businesses last month purporting to be from the New Black Panther Party was determined to be a hoax, police said Thursday, Feb. 28. Burien Police responded... [Read more]


It’s been 2 years since April Fait was killed in hit & run; $5,000 reward for info

It’s been 2 years since April Fait was killed in hit & run; $5,000 reward for info

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound will pay $5,000.00 cash for any information that leads to the arrest and charge of the suspect(s) responsible for the tragic Feb. 24, 2017 Hit & Run death of APRIL FAIT. Friends... [Read more]


City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

By Jack Mayne During the recent snow storm, City Manager Brian Wilson told the Monday (Feb. 25) Burien City Council that the city Public Works and Parks staff worked 12 hour shifts on and off during and... [Read more]


WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

A resident is warning others about the dangers of phone and other tech-related thefts at local coffee shops: On Sunday (Feb. 17), while working in the White Center Starbucks on SW 100th Street and 16th... [Read more]