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Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Wednesday morning (May 4), a reckless driver sped by a Washington State Trooper on SR 509, who clocked his speed on radar at 112 MPH. The driver exited at South 128th in Burien (map below) and lost control,... [Read more]

Burien Man shot and killed by police in Seahurst early Wednesday morning

Burien Man shot and killed by police in Seahurst early Wednesday morning

Just after midnight on Wednesday morning (May 4, 2016), a 39-year old Burien Man was shot and killed by a King County Sheriff’s Deputy after he pointed a rifle at police at the end of a pursuit.... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police confiscates more drugs, vehicles from recent bust

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police confiscates more drugs, vehicles from recent bust

The Burien Police Department announced that they confiscated an additional 11 pounds of drugs – including 16,000 pills – seized in Friday’s big drug bust. Police said in a statement on Sunday,... [Read more]

Police arrest 10, recover heroin, meth, $150,000 cash, guns, 9 cars in huge bust

Police arrest 10, recover heroin, meth, $150,000 cash, guns, 9 cars in huge bust

Early Friday morning (April 29), and with the assistance of eight different agencies, Burien Police detectives served search and arrest warrants on eight residences throughout King and Pierce... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying this burglary suspect (click images to see larger versions): Police say that he is wanted for questioning in a burglary... [Read more]

MISSING: Jeep Patriot stolen in Burien

MISSING: Jeep Patriot stolen in Burien

On Friday, April 8, at around 2:45 a.m. Leticia Herrera’s sister was watching TV and heard her car leaving, so she looked out the window and saw the car drive off. “She called me immediately... [Read more]

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Early Tuesday morning (April 19) at around 1 a.m., Burien Police Officer Blakeman contacted a man riding a bicycle at SW 128 Street and Ambaum. Police say that the man was acting suspicious as he peddled... [Read more]

Burien Police Sgt. Jason Houck finishes in top 7% at Boston Marathon Sunday

Burien Police Sgt. Jason Houck finishes in top 7% at Boston Marathon Sunday

Photo courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office Burien/King County Sheriff’s Officer Sgt. Jason Houck finished the 2016 Boston Marathon on Sunday, April 17, coming in 2,156th place out of 30,741... [Read more]

PHOTOS: At scene of the crime where shots were fired, cars crashed in Burien

PHOTOS: At scene of the crime where shots were fired, cars crashed in Burien

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these photos taken at an accident scene on Saturday, April 9 at S. 128th St. and Occidental Ave. S. in Burien (map below): During a search of the area, Burien Police... [Read more]

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

A 66-year old Burien man is in custody after firing at police during a lengthy standoff in Burien early Tuesday morning (April 5). The incident started just after 10 p.m. Monday night (April 4) at a... [Read more]

PHOTO: Non-injury hit & run overturns car in Burien Wednesday

PHOTO: Non-injury hit & run overturns car in Burien Wednesday

A non-injury hit and run accident on Wednesday (March 23) closed S. 128th near 2nd Ave S. (map below), and here’s a pic of the aftermath courtesy @Colby Blanton: So…this happened right in front... [Read more]

Not-so-bright thief parks stolen car behind Burien cop, gets busted

Not-so-bright thief parks stolen car behind Burien cop, gets busted

The Burien Police Department is reporting that on Tuesday, March 22, a man parked a stolen car behind one of their detectives: Detective McDonald is on our Special Emphasis Team. Cops use lots of abbreviations... [Read more]

Security addressed, rents increased at Alturas Apartments, formerly The Heights

Security addressed, rents increased at Alturas Apartments, formerly The Heights

by Jack Mayne Rents have already gone up at Burien’s huge, newly-renamed Alturas apartment complex, and rental costs will increase again when some upgrades are finished, said the new manager of the... [Read more]

Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach in Burien Thursday night

Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach in Burien Thursday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 36-year old Burien woman shot her boyfriend in the stomach Thursday night (March 17), then ran to a neighbors house and asked them to call police.... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying suspects in purse theft

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying suspects in purse theft

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying these suspects, wanted in the theft of a purse at a local business (click image to see larger version): The female has blonde... [Read more]

Burien Police, City Manager address crime concerns at Community Meeting

Burien Police, City Manager address crime concerns at Community Meeting

Burien Police officials, along with City Manager Kamuron Gurol, spoke to a full house at Tuesday night’s (Feb. 23) Community Meeting on crime at Gregory Heights Elementary School – just a few... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Police Department Community Meeting is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Burien Police Department Community Meeting is TONIGHT

REMINDER: The Burien Police Department will be holding a community meeting at Gregory Heights Elementary TONIGHT – Tuesday, Feb. 23 – from 7 – 9 p.m. “We will be discussing neighborhood crime... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

The King County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the person responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station on Roxbury Street in White Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2: The suspect is described... [Read more]

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

At Monday night’s City Council meeting (Feb. 1), the Burien Police Department honored four officers for heroism and dedicated service to the city: Left to right: Burien Police Officers Evan Buetow,... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

Here’s episode #36 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]

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

The Burien Police Department removed a deceased body from building #5 at The Heights at Burien apartment complex Thursday afternoon, Jan. 28. Police said that “no crime is involved in this death... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Here’s what police found in big drug bust in Gregory Heights home

FOLLOWUP: Here’s what police found in big drug bust in Gregory Heights home

FOLLOWUP: As we first reported on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Burien Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 1800 block of SW 160th Street in Gregory Heights (map below), but ended up finding... [Read more]

UPDATE: Man found fatally shot at apartment complex in Burien Friday

UPDATE: Man found fatally shot at apartment complex in Burien Friday

UPDATE 10 p.m. 1/8/16: Just after 4 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 8), Burien Police responded to a report of a shooting at the Heights at Burien apartment complex in the 13700 block of 12th Ave SW. Witnesses heard... [Read more]