Crime


Police seeking public’s help finding man who robbed Burien Walgreens

Police seeking public’s help finding man who robbed Burien Walgreens

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man (pictured above) who robbed a Walgreens in Burien last week. On Sunday, March 9, around 3 a.m., deputies responded... [Read more]


State investigates four area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for discrimination

State investigates four area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for discrimination

by Jack Mayne O’Reilly Auto Parts – which runs four auto parts stores in South King County – is being investigated by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office to determine if the company... [Read more]


Burien Police seize 8 pounds of pot, along with $14,000 in cash

Burien Police seize 8 pounds of pot, along with $14,000 in cash

Officers from the Burien Police Department recently busted drug dealers in the parking lot of a local business, confiscating “several suitcases of marijuana” – up to eight pounds – along... [Read more]


Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 122nd Wednesday

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 122nd Wednesday

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Wednesday (March 12) around 2:42 p.m. on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 122nd Street, according to Detective Bryan Howard of the Burien Police Department. Howard told The B-Town... [Read more]


Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Early Wednesday morning (March 12), Burien detectives and the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant and recovered loaded guns and stolen property from an apartment in Tukwila,... [Read more]


UPDATE: Police find missing 76-year old man in Seattle

UPDATE: Police find missing 76-year old man in Seattle

UPDATE: Gary Gochnour, 76, has been located and is safe in Seattle. “Thanks to media coverage, police received several valuable tips from people who had recent contact with Gochnour,” reads... [Read more]


UPDATE: Police seeking help finding suspect who tried to rob bank Friday

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding suspect who tried to rob bank Friday

On Friday (Feb. 28), just before 3 p.m., a suspect entered the Bank of America at 230 SW 152 Street and handed a note demanding money to a teller. The teller was able to activate an alarm and walk away... [Read more]


BREAKING: Possible bank robbery in Burien Friday afternoon

BREAKING: Possible bank robbery in Burien Friday afternoon

The Burien Police Department sent out the following Tweet at 3:44 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, alerting residents to a possible bank robbery: Attempted bank robbery downtown lots of officers in area at this... [Read more]


UPDATE: Des Moines Police find missing teen, return him safely to family

UPDATE: Des Moines Police find missing teen, return him safely to family

UPDATE: The Des Moines Police Department announced just before 10 p.m. Friday (Feb. 21) that they have successfully located Johnathan Ormsby, a 15-year old white male who suffers from a number of health... [Read more]


SCAM ALERT: Police impersonator contacts, tries to scam Burien resident

SCAM ALERT: Police impersonator contacts, tries to scam Burien resident

A BTB Reader who wishes to remain anonymous alerted us that she received a “disturbing” phone call Wednesday (Feb. 19) from a man identifying himself as Lt. Jones of the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]


Been robbed? Police have recovered stolen goods, seeking burglary victims

Been robbed? Police have recovered stolen goods, seeking burglary victims

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking victims of burglaries between Jan. 2012 and July 2013. Here’s their full announcement: Were you the victim of a burglary between January 2012 and... [Read more]


Accused murderer of 96-year old Normandy Park man pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Accused murderer of 96-year old Normandy Park man pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, was arraigned Monday morning (Feb. 10), and entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea to murder and assault charges for the alleged fatal shooting of Philip Hamlin, a 96-year-old... [Read more]


Here’s what all the police activity was in Burien Thursday afternoon

Here’s what all the police activity was in Burien Thursday afternoon

If you saw speeding police cars or the King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter circling over Burien early Thursday afternoon, here’s the reason why, according to Sgt. Cindi West: “There... [Read more]


STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

The Eagle sculpture at Eagle Landing Park – carved by Galen Willis-Eagle – has been stolen, according to Michael Lafreniere, Executive Director of Burien Parks. The wooden carving, made from Western... [Read more]


Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Murder and assault charges were filed Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 28) against Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, who is accused of the fatal shooting of a 96-year-old man in his home on Saturday in Normandy Park. The... [Read more]


UPDATE: Police release description of Trader Joe’s biting purse snatcher

UPDATE: Police release description of Trader Joe’s biting purse snatcher

A purse snatcher apparently escaped after a wild chase that ended up with him biting a woman outside Trader Joe’s around 6 p.m. in Burien Tuesday evening (Jan. 28). The purse was retrieved from the... [Read more]


Mail stolen from US Postal Service truck in Normandy Park Tuesday

Mail stolen from US Postal Service truck in Normandy Park Tuesday

Early Tuesday (Jan. 28), there was a theft from a US Postal service truck in the 19200 block of Normandy Park Drive SW, according to Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis. “The suspect in this... [Read more]


UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in Saturday’s fatal Normandy Park shooting

UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in Saturday’s fatal Normandy Park shooting

On Saturday (Jan. 25) afternoon just before 3 p.m., Normandy Park Police responded to a report of a shooting and found a deceased male in the 18500 block of Normandy Terrace SW (map here). Police were... [Read more]


REMINDER: St. Bernadette Parish School’s Open Houses are Jan. 26 & 29

REMINDER: St. Bernadette Parish School’s Open Houses are Jan. 26 & 29

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mat 22:39) Are you looking for a local school that can help instill values in your child? The Mission of St. Bernadette Parish School – located... [Read more]


REPORT: Mary Kay Letourneau back in news for driving with suspended license

REPORT: Mary Kay Letourneau back in news for driving with suspended license

Former Shorewood Elementary School teacher Mary Kay Letourneau – a registered sex offender known for her affair with (and eventual marriage to) 12-year-old student Vili Fualaau – resolved a driving... [Read more]