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Three gun-toting suspects rob woman of purse in Burien Wednesday morning

Three gun-toting suspects rob woman of purse in Burien Wednesday morning

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office reports that three suspects used a gun to rob a woman of her purse in the area of SW 142nd Street and 4th Ave SW (map below) just after 11 a.m. Wednesday... [Read more]

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Starbucks on SW 148th

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Starbucks on SW 148th

No agenda. No speeches. Just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know your local Burien Police Department. It’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 8... [Read more]

Shooting at apartment injures one in Burien Thursday afternoon

Shooting at apartment injures one in Burien Thursday afternoon

BREAKING: A shooting at an apartment building in Burien injured one Thursday afternoon, Sept. 28. Police say the call came in about 4:45 p.m. from the Burien Apartment Homes (photo above) in the 15600... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office simplifies Miranda warnings for juveniles

King County Sheriff’s Office simplifies Miranda warnings for juveniles

The King County Sheriff’s Office – which contracts with Burien for police services – announced that it plans to simplify Miranda warnings for juveniles. Here’s more from the KCSO: Researchers... [Read more]

‘Sting’ operation (not what you think) as car vandals arrested in Burien Thurs.

‘Sting’ operation (not what you think) as car vandals arrested in Burien Thurs.

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two teen males were caught early Thursday (Sept. 21) – and stung (along with a cop) – after disturbing a wasp’s nest at/near... [Read more]

Man points gun, threatens woman in Burien apartment early Wednesday

Man points gun, threatens woman in Burien apartment early Wednesday

Photo courtesy Aaron Wells Photography Burien Police responded to a reported domestic assault involving a firearm at the View Ridge apartments in the 100 block of SW 155th Street of Burin shortly after... [Read more]

Police arrest 6 – including 4 teens – for robbery of 7-Eleven in Burien early Sun.

Police arrest 6 – including 4 teens – for robbery of 7-Eleven in Burien early Sun.

Photo courtesy Aaron Wells Photography. A robbery took place at the 7-Eleven in the 13400 block of 1st Ave South (map below) around 3:15 a.m. early Sunday morning, Sept. 10,. Police say that multiple suspects... [Read more]

Family of Tommy Le file wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against police

Family of Tommy Le file wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against police

The family of Tommy Le, a 20-year-old high school senior who was shot and killed in Burien on June 13, 2017, filed a wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against the King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]

Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske has been selected by King County Sherriff John Urquhart to serve as Interim Chief of the Burien Police Department, the City announced Friday, Sept. 1. Konoske will replace retiring Police... [Read more]

After 14 years as Burien’s Police Chief, Scott Kimerer turns in his badge

After 14 years as Burien’s Police Chief, Scott Kimerer turns in his badge

After 38 years as a police officer – with 14 of those years as the Chief of Police for the City of Burien – Chief K. Scott Kimerer celebrated his last day on the job on Thursday, Aug. 31. Kimerer was... [Read more]

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]

Burien Police find weapons, narcotics; arrest 11 in drug house bust Fri. morning

Burien Police find weapons, narcotics; arrest 11 in drug house bust Fri. morning

Early Friday morning (Aug. 4), Burien Police detectives served a search and arrest warrant in the 12100 block of 7th Ave SW (map below), with the assistance of the Sheriff’s SWAT team. This big bust... [Read more]

Police surround house, arrest armed man in Burien early Friday morning

Police surround house, arrest armed man in Burien early Friday morning

Burien Police and King County Sheriff’s officers responded to a domestic violence call – with a gun involved – early Friday morning, Aug. 4. Police surrounded a house in the 400 block of S. 152nd... [Read more]

Man robbed at gunpoint results in large police search in Burien Tuesday night

Man robbed at gunpoint results in large police search in Burien Tuesday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 21-year old local man was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night (July 25) near Hazel Valley Elementary School in the 13100 block of... [Read more]

Burien Deputy who hit & killed pedestrian in Fife was same who shot man with pen

Burien Deputy who hit & killed pedestrian in Fife was same who shot man with pen

The off-duty Burien Police officer who struck and killed a pedestrian in Fife early Friday morning (July 7) has been identified as the same one who fatally shot a 20-year old man holding a pen in Burien... [Read more]

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was near Highline Medical Center Wednesday night (July 5), the King County Sheriff’s Office says that just before 9 p.m. near SW 162nd Street... [Read more]

VIDEO: Man with knife in standoff with Burien Police Thursday afternoon

VIDEO: Man with knife in standoff with Burien Police Thursday afternoon

Thursday afternoon near SW 149th Street and 8th Ave SW – about a block west of the Burien Police station – a man was seen waving a knife. A Sergeant saw the man, who cut himself and told police that... [Read more]

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

On Friday, June 23, the King County Sheriff’s Office released dramatic 9-1-1 call audio and dispatch recordings, along with new information about the fatal officer-involved shooting of Tommy Le... [Read more]

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim of the June 13 officer involved shooting in Burien as Tommy Le, 20, and revealed that he was armed with a pen, not a knife as originally... [Read more]

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

A homeowner fired a warning shot at a man running at him with a sharp object in his hand in Burien late Tuesday night (June 13), and when Deputies responded to the scene, the suspect came at them as well. Two... [Read more]

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

A burglary suspect was busted in Burien on Monday (June 12), after a police search that included the Guardian One chopper. Police received a call of a burglary around 12:45 p.m., and caught and arrested... [Read more]

Resident sees home being burgled on phone; police respond & arrest suspects

Resident sees home being burgled on phone; police respond & arrest suspects

Photos courtesy a nearby resident A Burien homeowner saw live security camera video on his cell phone showing a couple of suspects burgling his house on Tuesday, June 6, shortly before Noon. He called... [Read more]

A complex crime chronicle of two stolen black Chevys & an attempted robbery

A complex crime chronicle of two stolen black Chevys & an attempted robbery

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following chronicle of stolen Chevys, attempted robbery, police pursuits and more in the Burien/SeaTac/Des Moines area was one of the more complex (and at times confusing) crime... [Read more]

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

A serious accident between a car and motorcycle occurred on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 143rd Street in Burien around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Two riders on the motorcycle – one male and one female,... [Read more]