burglar Section

Burglar arrested in Burien thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Burglar arrested in Burien thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Thursday morning (Aug. 16) at 9 a.m., a 14-year old Burien resident heard glass breaking at her neighbors house in the 200 block of S. 128th Street (map below). Police say that she saw someone she didn’t... [Read more]

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect Friday; video released

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect Friday; video released

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: At 11:30 a.m. Friday morning (Dec. 30, 2016), Des Moines Police Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 25800 block of Marine View Drive... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

Here’s episode #68 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]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Brazen Burien burglar caught on video stealing from resident

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Brazen Burien burglar caught on video stealing from resident

The King County Sheriff’s Office – along with the Burien victim – are seeking the public’s help in identifying this suspect, wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred near S. 146th... [Read more]

Police helicopter helps search for female burglar in Burien Wed. morning

Police helicopter helps search for female burglar in Burien Wed. morning

If you’re wondering why the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter was hovering over Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood Wednesday morning (Nov. 25), here’s what... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

PHOTOS: Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

The Normandy Park Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying this suspect, wanted in relation to a burglary that happened around 12:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Nov. 12: The burglary... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglary suspect dies in SeaTac; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Burglary suspect dies in SeaTac; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #24 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]

Police use Tactical Team to talk burglar out of Burien church Thursday

Police use Tactical Team to talk burglar out of Burien church Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Thursday (Sept. 10), they were called to a church at about 11:15 a.m. near the 12400 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). Police... [Read more]

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

On Tuesday morning (Feb. 23), Burien Police were called to Highline United Methodist Church when the pastor arrived at work to find someone inside. Police say that a thorough search of the large church... [Read more]

Recognize this guy? Police seeking public’s help finding White Center burglar

Recognize this guy? Police seeking public’s help finding White Center burglar

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying/finding this burglar, suspected of hitting the same White Center business twice... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding suspected SeaTac burglar

Police seeking public’s help finding suspected SeaTac burglar

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding Wilson Laray Smith, 19 (pictured above), wanted in connection to a July 29 burglary in SeaTac. On July 29, deputies... [Read more]

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

The Burien Police Department shared this report Tuesday (July 8) regarding how an alert resident helped them arrest a burglar this week: Yesterday, an alert resident heard suspicious noises coming from... [Read more]

PHOTO: Recognize this man? Suspected Burien burglar caught on camera

PHOTO: Recognize this man? Suspected Burien burglar caught on camera

BTB Reader Gina Hess sent us these photos, which shows a suspected burglar looking through a door, taken in the 15400 block of 11th Ave SW on Dec. 30 (second photo is enhanced; click images to see larger... [Read more]

Police, Fire Department corner burglar suspect on roof of old King Buffet

Police, Fire Department corner burglar suspect on roof of old King Buffet

Burien Police, along with Guardian One and the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department – which deployed a ladder truck – descended onto the old King Buffet at 149 SW 160th Street Thursday night (July... [Read more]

Prolific Burien ‘Smash-And-Grab’ Burglar Sentenced To 68 Months In Prison

Prolific Burien ‘Smash-And-Grab’ Burglar Sentenced To 68 Months In Prison

The King County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday that Stephen H. Kirk, the prolific burglar responsible for several ‘smash-and-grab’ style robberies targeting businesses…

“Good Police Work” Leads To Arrest Of Burien’s ‘Smash & Grab’ Suspect

“Good Police Work” Leads To Arrest Of Burien’s ‘Smash & Grab’ Suspect

by Ralph Nichols “Just good old-fashioned police work.” That’s how Burien Police Sgt. Henry McLauchlan described the investigation that led to the recent arrest of a man suspected of a string of... [Read more]

UPDATE: Des Moines Police Identify Burglary Suspect(s)

UPDATE: Des Moines Police Identify Burglary Suspect(s)

UPDATE 3/31/10: According to Bob Collins, Professional Standards Sergeant of the Des Moines Police Department, the burglary suspect in the security cam photos we posted Tuesday has been identified. We’ll... [Read more]

Crime Report: B-Town Blogger’s House Burglarized

Crime Report: B-Town Blogger’s House Burglarized

B-Town Blogger Diana Arney’s Burien house was burglarized on Monday (Feb. 1st), sometime between 9am and 1pm. Diana lives near Puget Sound Park, and the burglar forced their way into her home via... [Read more]

Burglar Tries To Escape Through Police Exercise, Fails

Burglar Tries To Escape Through Police Exercise, Fails

From the “it could only happen in Burien” police files comes this recent tale of a dumb criminal who robbed an area house, and in his haste to escape, ran right into a police training exercise:

On Thursday, March 26th at about 2:40pm the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy received an unusual visitor on campus: a felon fleeing the Normandy Park police after breaking into a home.

Unfortunately for the suspect…