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Auto theft investigation leads to recovery of ‘lots’ of stolen property in Burien

Auto theft investigation leads to recovery of ‘lots’ of stolen property in Burien

What began as an auto theft investigation lead to recovery of “lots” of stolen property from a home near S. 128th and 2nd Ave South in Burien on Monday (April 20), according to police. “While... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest two men at – where else? Police uniform & equipment store

Burien Police arrest two men at – where else? Police uniform & equipment store

The Burien Police Department is reporting that last Friday (April 10), two detectives went shopping at a local police uniform and equipment store on International Boulevard, to pick up a uniform for one... [Read more]

Burien Police Officer, local furniture store give 9-year old needy girl new bed

Burien Police Officer, local furniture store give 9-year old needy girl new bed

The Burien Police Department shared this great story on their Facebook page: Last week one of our officers responded to check the welfare of a 9-year old girl. Child Protective Services was also involved... [Read more]

BREAKING: Large apartment fire near 114th & 1st Ave South Tuesday morning

BREAKING: Large apartment fire near 114th & 1st Ave South Tuesday morning

A large apartment fire is burning in the 11400 block of 1st Ave South on Tuesday morning (March 31), according to Capt. Bryan Howard of the Burien Police Department. Police are helping with traffic control... [Read more]

Concerned about business crime? Come to Discover Burien meeting April 14

Concerned about business crime? Come to Discover Burien meeting April 14

Discover Burien is partnering with the Burien Police Department for the first of a series of free quarterly meetings to discuss ways to improve safety for our business and commercial districts. The first... [Read more]

Police, chopper, K9 pursue suspect in stolen car in North Burien Tuesday

Police, chopper, K9 pursue suspect in stolen car in North Burien Tuesday

A resident first alerted us to the major police turnout in North Burien, near S. 128th and Occidental Ave, and it turns out it was all related to the pursuit of a suspect driving a stolen vehicle. Police... [Read more]

Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Alert residents caught a prowler on SW 172nd Street in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood early Monday morning, March 2, around 12:20 a.m. After one neighbor saw the suspect prowling, two others... [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]

One-car accident on S. 156th sends passenger to hospital Tuesday morning

One-car accident on S. 156th sends passenger to hospital Tuesday morning

A one-car accident on S. 156th near First Ave South sent a passenger to a hospital Tuesday morning, according to the Burien Police Department. Police say that the driver was westbound on S. 156th, when... [Read more]

Police chase blocks SR-518 near 51st Ave South Wednesday afternoon

Police chase blocks SR-518 near 51st Ave South Wednesday afternoon

If you’ve driven in or out of the area Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 11) on SR-518, you’re probably aware of a large police turnout that blocked the freeway in SeaTac near 51st Ave S. Burien and... [Read more]

Customers out for test drive surprised when armed cops pull them over

Customers out for test drive surprised when armed cops pull them over

On Saturday, Feb. 7, the Burien Police Department scared the heck out of some customers taking a used car out for a test drive when they pulled them over with guns drawn. “Unfortunately the dealership... [Read more]

Problem house in Burien shut down for squatters, stolen property & more

Problem house in Burien shut down for squatters, stolen property & more

Photos courtesy Burien Police Department. On Thursday (Jan. 22) just before 1 p.m. detectives and deputies with the Burien Police and King County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a house... [Read more]

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

The Burien Police Department on Wednesday (Jan. 21) released the following photo, asking for the public’s help identifying these two theft suspects (click image to see larger version): “Can... [Read more]

Burien Police recover sizeable amount of heroin, meth, cocaine and oxy pills

Burien Police recover sizeable amount of heroin, meth, cocaine and oxy pills

Acting on a complaint about narcotics activity, Burien Police detectives launched an investigation and quickly determined illegal drug dealing was involved. Tuesday night (Jan. 6), police served a search... [Read more]

Forgery suspect resists arrest, gets tased by Burien Police on New Year’s Eve

Forgery suspect resists arrest, gets tased by Burien Police on New Year’s Eve

If you saw a lot of police activity near the intersection of SW 148th and 1st Ave South on New Year’s Eve, here’s what happened – police say that a forgery suspect ran from a bank, resisted... [Read more]

Burien Police car involved in 2-car accident in White Center Sunday

Burien Police car involved in 2-car accident in White Center Sunday

A Burien Police officer was involved in a 2-car accident at the intersection of 106th SW and SW 22nd in White Center Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14. Police say that the Deputy was driving with lights and sirens... [Read more]

Burien Police Officers will help at this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ on Saturday

Burien Police Officers will help at this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ on Saturday

Officers from the Burien Police Department will be helping again at this year’s “Shop with a Cop” at the Covington Walmart, set for this Saturday, Dec. 13. This event is sponsored by the Maple Valley... [Read more]

Burien Police bust drug dealers, seize meth, heroin, $4,000 in cash and firearm

Burien Police bust drug dealers, seize meth, heroin, $4,000 in cash and firearm

This weekend, Burien Police detectives wrapped up an ongoing investigation into drug sales by serving four search warrants and arresting two adults for dealing drugs. Police seized over 4 pounds of meth,... [Read more]

No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

On Thursday (Dec. 4), detectives from numerous federal and local agencies served simultaneous search warrants at six businesses and four residences – including five in Burien – along with unincorporated... [Read more]

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

After a very tense four+-hour stand-off, the King County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man at Big 5 Sporting Goods on SW 148th Street Tuesday morning (Dec. 2) after he apparently rammed his vehicle... [Read more]

Homemade bomb explodes outside Sylvester Middle School Thurs. morning

Homemade bomb explodes outside Sylvester Middle School Thurs. morning

Thursday morning (Nov. 20), before school started, a homemade explosive device was set off outside the cafeteria door of Sylvester Middle School in Burien. Nobody was injured, and police, district security... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Burien Police confirms it – a wild Deer is roaming around Burien!

PHOTOS: Burien Police confirms it – a wild Deer is roaming around Burien!

We first shared BTB Reader Mary Hudson’s photos on Nov. 9 of a two-point buck deer that she spotted in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood, and now comes new photos courtesy the Burien Police Department... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien Police Detective wins Law Enforcement Professionalism Award

VIDEO: Burien Police Detective wins Law Enforcement Professionalism Award

Burien Police Detective Scott Fitchett was recently awarded a ‘Law Enforcement Professionalism Award’ for his work helping a group of women escape a life of abuse and prostitution. Here’s... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole a GPS unit from a car on 22nd Ave SW

VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole a GPS unit from a car on 22nd Ave SW

BTB Reader Kimberly is seeking the public’s help identifying this thief, who stole a GPS unit from her car Friday morning, Oct. 31 on 22nd Ave SW near SW 152nd Street: “There were two of them,... [Read more]

Man tries to steal boat near Seahurst, ends up in jail without a paddle

Man tries to steal boat near Seahurst, ends up in jail without a paddle

Burien resident John White shared this story about the theft of his boat Saturday night: Forest Ledge Boat Stolen Again-A Life or Death Story It was just after 5:00 pm last night. As we were about to order... [Read more]

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

The Burien Police Department announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday (Oct. 22) that, due to last Sunday morning’s shooting on SW 152nd Street near Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub (we were first... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest man who stole 154 keys from local car dealer

Burien Police arrest man who stole 154 keys from local car dealer

The Burien Police Department reported that they recently arrested a man suspected of stealing 154 keys from a local car dealer. Here’s more from their Facebook post: We’ve had an increase in our... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s assistance in finding car prowling suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s assistance in finding car prowling suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in finding this car prowl suspect, captured on Sept. 26 by a surveillance camera at the Highline Club: Here’s an animated... [Read more]