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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]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding Fedora hat wearing robbery suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding Fedora hat wearing robbery suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man pictured below for questioning in a robbery that occurred Dec. 22 at a gas station in the 17900 block of 1st Ave... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding suspected package thief

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding suspected package thief

Recognize this person? The Burien Police Department is seeking this suspected thief, wanted in connection with a package theft in the 16900 block of 3rd Ave South: “Do you know me? I’m wanted... [Read more]

CRIME UPDATE: Domestic assault, car jacking at Fred Meyer & more police activity

CRIME UPDATE: Domestic assault, car jacking at Fred Meyer & more police activity

We often get inquiries from Readers about police activity in Burien, so here’s an update for incidents that happened this week: THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015: CAR VS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT: A 68-year old... [Read more]

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers offering $1,000 reward for return of missing police rifle

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers offering $1,000 reward for return of missing police rifle

The missing semi-automatic rifle is similar to this AR-15 (NOTE: this is not the actual missing rifle). UPDATE: Crime Stoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward for return of a missing semi-automatic rifle,... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help locating missing semi-automatic rifle

Burien Police seeking public’s help locating missing semi-automatic rifle

The missing semi-automatic rifle is similar to this AR-15 (NOTE: this is not the actual missing rifle). The Burien Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a semi-automatic rifle that... [Read more]

Burien Police car struck by stolen vehicle near SW 130th & 2nd Ave SW Sunday

Burien Police car struck by stolen vehicle near SW 130th & 2nd Ave SW Sunday

KIRO 7 is reporting that a Burien Police cruiser was hit by a stolen car on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 22. The crash ocurred near SW 130th Street and 2nd Ave SW (map below). The officer suffered minor injuries. KIRO... [Read more]

Burien P.D. says Twitter account hacked, inappropriate comic Tweeted

Burien P.D. says Twitter account hacked, inappropriate comic Tweeted

The Burien Police Department got into a bit of trouble Thursday for Tweeting out the following, sexually suggestive comic strip, along with the word “Truth”: Burien P.D. claims that their... [Read more]

Woman attacked, beaten and robbed after watching Seahawks game in Burien

Woman attacked, beaten and robbed after watching Seahawks game in Burien

A 30-year old Kent woman was attacked, beaten and robbed after watching a Seahawks game at Elliott Bay Brewery in Burien on Thursday night, Oct. 22. Police say that on Thursday at around 8:30 p.m., a... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding three theft/arson suspects

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding three theft/arson suspects

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying these three theft suspects: “This was a serious incident as one of the suspects likely started a fire in the restroom... [Read more]

Police Explorer program kick-off meeting will be at Burien P.D. Monday, Nov. 2

Police Explorer program kick-off meeting will be at Burien P.D. Monday, Nov. 2

The Burien Police Department wants our Readers to know about the start up of a Police Explorer program, and they’re looking for teens to participate. Exploring allows teens ages 14-20 (must have... [Read more]

Burien Police cruiser crashes into car Sunday night

Burien Police cruiser crashes into car Sunday night

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office. Around 8:10 p.m. Sunday night (Oct. 11), a Burien Police Department cruiser was southbound on 1st Ave South with lights and siren on, en route to back... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Sheriff helicopter footage as car thieves get caught in Burien

VIDEO: Watch Sheriff helicopter footage as car thieves get caught in Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Office released the following infrared video shot from its Guardian One helicopter, showing the scene as five car theft suspects were tracked down and arrested after crashing... [Read more]

Recognize this thief? She’s wanted for theft & $700 Nordstrom shopping spree

Recognize this thief? She’s wanted for theft & $700 Nordstrom shopping spree

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding this woman, wanted for racking up $700 on a stolen debit card for a shopping spree at a Nordstrom store: “The debit card... [Read more]

Car hits pedestrian Tuesday night, sending victim to Harborview

Car hits pedestrian Tuesday night, sending victim to Harborview

A car hit a pedestrian in the 16200 block of Sylvester Road in Burien Tuesday night (Sept. 22), sending the victim to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the Burien Police Department. There... [Read more]

Confrontation between two men leads to shooting in Burien Tuesday night

Confrontation between two men leads to shooting in Burien Tuesday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that there was a shooting in the 12800 block of 4th Ave South (map below) in Burien Tuesday evening around 6:30 p.m. “There was a confrontation... [Read more]

Routine traffic stop by new officer leads to arrest of armed felon in Burien

Routine traffic stop by new officer leads to arrest of armed felon in Burien

The Burien Police Department is reporting that a routine traffic stop lead to the arrest of an armed felon recently. And it was all done by a new officer. “Officer Laux is an officer in training,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police chase, capture car thieves on foot; Jack Mayne + more…

PODCAST: Police chase, capture car thieves on foot; Jack Mayne + more…

Here’s episode #14 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Burien Police chase, apprehend car theft suspects in downtown Thursday

Burien Police chase, apprehend car theft suspects in downtown Thursday

If you saw a lot of police activity in downtown Burien Thursday afternoon (Aug. 6), the Burien Police Department is reporting that two suspects were apprehended in separate foot chases downtown, after... [Read more]

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying tire theft suspect

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying tire theft suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying this theft suspect, accused of stealing four tires from a local business: Police say that once the tires were installed, he... [Read more]

Gun fight near SW 136th & Ambaum Tuesday night most likely gang related

Gun fight near SW 136th & Ambaum Tuesday night most likely gang related

The Burien Police Department is reporting that a gun fight near SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW Tuesday night around 10 p.m. was most likely gang related. There were no injuries reported, and no property... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien Police identify suspect wanted in connection with arson

UPDATE: Burien Police identify suspect wanted in connection with arson

The Burien Police Department is reporting that this 19-year old arson suspect (read our previous coverage here), turned himself in on Friday, July 10: Police say that the suspect was wanted for questioning... [Read more]