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Driver suffers medical emergency, crashes & flips car in Burien Sunday

Driver suffers medical emergency, crashes & flips car in Burien Sunday

A driver likely suffering from a medical emergency crashed and flipped a car near the intersection of SW 158th Street and 6th Ave SW in Burien around 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, May 20. The car crashed... [Read more]

Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that there were two robberies by the same suspects early Friday morning (May 18) in Burien: ~2:40 a.m.: S. 116th & Des Moines Memorial Drive S.: 4 African... [Read more]

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

A man found in the crawlspace beneath a Burien home is led away by police. (Photo courtesy of Kate Bysheim) By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Kate Bysheim returned home this past Saturday, following a... [Read more]

Burien Police use deescalation training to aid man in crisis Monday morning

Burien Police use deescalation training to aid man in crisis Monday morning

By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter At approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday morning (April 30), Burien Police were called to a welfare check in the 1400 block of SW 128th Street (map below). They contacted... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect and suspect vehicle from a robbery in Burien that happened to a 13-year old student on Wednesday, April 18. Police say that on Wednesday at... [Read more]

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

On Saturday (April 21) at about 8:15 p.m., a female customer entered Big 5 Sporting Goods in Burien and got into an argument with the manager about a return. The suspect became angry, went behind the counter... [Read more]

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – working with the Burien Police Department – announced on Thursday, April 19 that he has initiated a directed patrol emphasis. This effort will begin Thursday afternoon,... [Read more]

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

A brutal assault – with a machete and a chain – took place near the 76 station located on SW 148th Street near 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday night, April 18. Police say that at about 7:10 p.m.,... [Read more]

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

City Manager Brian J. Wilson on Tuesday, April 17 selected Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe to be Burien’s next Police Chief. His first day will be May 1, and his annual salary will be $148,954. Chief... [Read more]

Armed, suicidal woman fires shot in front of Burien’s Police Station Sunday

Armed, suicidal woman fires shot in front of Burien’s Police Station Sunday

On Sunday, April 15 at 1:14 p.m. Burien Police Detectives at Southwest Precinct 4 (14905 6th Ave SW; map below) were outside in the back lot when they heard a shot being fired near the front of the Police... [Read more]

Burien Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest two Friday night

Burien Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest two Friday night

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, a Burien Police officer located a stolen vehicle with two individuals inside near Andy’s Handy Mart in the 15000 block of SW 160th... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

Five candidates for Burien Police Chief met with City leaders and community members on Thursday evening at the Burien Community Center. Five candidates vying to become the next Burien Police Chief met... [Read more]

Gas station customer robbed by 3 teen girls armed with knives Tues. morning

Gas station customer robbed by 3 teen girls armed with knives Tues. morning

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning (April 10), a customer at the 76 gas station located in the 14800 block of 1st Ave. S. in Burien reported to police that... [Read more]

High speed chase of stolen car through area ends in crash in Normandy Park

High speed chase of stolen car through area ends in crash in Normandy Park

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday night (April 8), a Burien police officer spotted an occupied stolen vehicle driving eastbound on SW 148th St. in Burien. The driver of... [Read more]

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

All are invite to join Burien City Manager, Brian J. Wilson, to meet the candidates for the City of Burien Police Chief on Thursday, April 12. This free and open event will be held at the Burien Community... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

Late Wednesday night (March 28, 2018), two young women were tragically killed in a gang-related shooting in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW (read our previous coverage here). “Our thoughts are with... [Read more]

Suspects flee from Burien Police undercover surveillance stop Wednesday

Suspects flee from Burien Police undercover surveillance stop Wednesday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, Burien Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was under surveillance by undercover officers in the area... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in connection with Sunday shooting death

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in connection with Sunday shooting death

UPDATE March 21, 2018: A 45-year old male was arrested and booked for investigation of Murder 2 into King County Jail for the Sunday shooting death of a 56-year old male in the 13600 block of 1st Ave SW. Police... [Read more]

UPDATE: Victim of Sunday shooting in Burien has died

UPDATE: Victim of Sunday shooting in Burien has died

UPDATE: The victim of a shooting in Burien that happened on Sunday, March 18 has died, police said Tuesday afternoon. Police say that on Sunday morning just after 1 a.m., a motorist was driving on 1st... [Read more]

Possible road rage-related shooting results in large police search Monday

Possible road rage-related shooting results in large police search Monday

A possible road rage-related shooting occurred near the AM/PM Mini Market on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th Street in Burien late Monday afternoon. A large police turnout and search resulted, including the... [Read more]

Community Conversation on Burien Police Services & Leadership is Wed.

Community Conversation on Burien Police Services & Leadership is Wed.

Join City Manager Brian Wilson and City staff for a community conversation about how the police department can best serve our community this Wednesday, March 21, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Burien Community... [Read more]

Shooting in Burien early Sunday sends one to Harborview in critical condition

Shooting in Burien early Sunday sends one to Harborview in critical condition

A shooting in Burien near the 13600 block of 1st Ave South (map below) early Sunday morning (March 18) sent one to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. One person on the scene said that CPR... [Read more]

Discuss police at Coffee with City Manager Brian Wilson on Wed., March 28

Discuss police at Coffee with City Manager Brian Wilson on Wed., March 28

Join Burien City Manager Brian Wilson for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 28, to talk about how the City’s police department and leadership can best serve our community. This open event... [Read more]

Student arrested after bringing loaded gun to New Start High School in Burien

Student arrested after bringing loaded gun to New Start High School in Burien

A student was arrested after being found in possession of a loaded gun at New Start High School in Burien on Thursday, March 15. A social media post surfaced that led to suspicion of the student possessing... [Read more]