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Man shot in stomach in Burien Wednesday morning

Man shot in stomach in Burien Wednesday morning

A 27-year old man was shot in the stomach in Burien Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred in the 12400 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW. Police say that the victim suffered non life threatening injuries, and... [Read more]

Police respond to reports of shots fired in Burien early Saturday morning

Police respond to reports of shots fired in Burien early Saturday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of shots being fired in Burien early last Saturday, Sept. 22. Police say that shots were heard in the 13200 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW at around... [Read more]

Third suspect arrested in connection with drive-by shooting; gang unit to be formed

Third suspect arrested in connection with drive-by shooting; gang unit to be formed

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht announced that a third suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal, tragic drive-by shooting that killed Gabriela Reyes-Dominguez on Sept. 19, and also... [Read more]

Burien Police’s next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be this Thursday morning

Burien Police’s next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be this Thursday morning

Join the Burien Police Department for ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Thursday morning, Sept. 27, from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the Starbucks located near the Burien Plaza at 116 SW 148th Street. “Here’s... [Read more]

Large fight injures police officer in Burien Tuesday night

Large fight injures police officer in Burien Tuesday night

A large fight – where seven or so subjects jumped a person and knocked them unconscious – also injured a police officer in Burien Tuesday night, Sept. 18. The fight broke out near SW 124th Street and... [Read more]

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: A 51-year old woman was killed by a stray bullet in a shooting near SW 152nd Street and 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2018. Police say that the 51-year-old female victim... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole some coins from LJR Coins in Burien

VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole some coins from LJR Coins in Burien

LJR Coins and Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying this man, who stole some coins on Aug. 7., 2018 (NOTE: there is no audio in the security cam... [Read more]

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

By Jack Mayne Despite fears in Burien that crime is increasing, Police Chief Ted Boe says the general city and King County crime rate is going down – except for car thefts. “Auto Theft is currently... [Read more]

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE Aug. 15, 2018: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shooting in the 12600 block of 12th Ave S. in Burien (map below), on Tuesday night, Aug. 14, killed a 14-year old. Police... [Read more]

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

By Jack Mayne If Burien residents fear potential illnesses from electromagnetic waves from new cellular antennas being sought for the city, complain to your U.S. Senator or Congressman – because your... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

On Monday afternoon, July 23, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall to discuss the ‘hate crime’ assault he suffered at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday, July... [Read more]

Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief Ted Boe presented the following statement at the July 2, 2018 Burien City Council meeting about the Police Department and King County’s position on cooperation with Immigration... [Read more]

‘Teen Police Academy’ will be Aug. 20-24; now taking applications

‘Teen Police Academy’ will be Aug. 20-24; now taking applications

Burien & SeaTac Police – in partnership with the King County Sheriff’s Office – are working to educate the youth of tomorrow about the roles of police and the requirements of becoming a... [Read more]

Deadline to register for the 2018 National Night Out is July 17

Deadline to register for the 2018 National Night Out is July 17

National Night Out strengthens neighbor-to-neighbor connections and police-community partnerships, and this summer it will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7. This annual event brings together communities across... [Read more]

Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

A 45-year old male from Bellevue was found deceased on Monday, June 25 at around 7:10 p.m. at the Burien Transit Center. Police say the exact cause of death is unknown, but that there’s “nothing... [Read more]

Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

A report presented on Tuesday (June 12) by the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) calls for policy changes related to how the King County Sheriff’s Office presents information to... [Read more]

Burien cop arrested after 13-hour standoff with Seattle Police Wednesday

Burien cop arrested after 13-hour standoff with Seattle Police Wednesday

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s deputy Berdon Parsons, 30, was taken into custody safely Wednesday afternoon after a tense, 13-hour standoff with Seattle Police at a Capitol Hill apartment. Seattle... [Read more]

Jessica Sullivan selected to be Captain for Burien Police Department

Jessica Sullivan selected to be Captain for Burien Police Department

Jessica Sullivan has been selected to be the Burien Police Department’s next Captain, the city announced on Wednesday, May 23. Her first day will be June 16, 2018. Sullivan has 19 years of experience... [Read more]

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]