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Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

The Burien Police Department on Tuesday (July 22) launched a part-time Bike Patrol with a focus on businesses and parks, and in less than two hours, found five alcohol violations. You’ll see them... [Read more]

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

The Burien Police Department shared this report Tuesday (July 8) regarding how an alert resident helped them arrest a burglar this week: Yesterday, an alert resident heard suspicious noises coming from... [Read more]

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

by Ralph Nichols Despite headlines from Seattle and some suburban cities, which render an illusion of violent crime rampant in King County, most serious crime in Burien declined in 2013. This topped the... [Read more]

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three members of the Burien Police Department received Police Service Awards at the City Council meeting Monday night (click image to see larger version): Honored for their life-saving actions were (holding... [Read more]

REPORT: Six shots fired in parking lot Wednesday night

REPORT: Six shots fired in parking lot Wednesday night

BTB Reader Lisa Bosques reports that there was a shooting in Burien Wednesday (May 21) in a parking lot located at 17730 Des Moines Memorial Drive South. “My husband and son (who was holding the... [Read more]

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police officers responded to investigate a report of a 14-year old boy showing a handgun off to fellow students at his school Tuesday, May 20. “Another student did the right thing and told... [Read more]

Extra patrols will be out, seeking unbuckled & distracted Drivers

Extra patrols will be out, seeking unbuckled & distracted Drivers

Unbuckled or texting Drivers beware – the City of Burien will be participating in extra emphasis police patrols that will take place between May 19 and June 1. “On the heels of the first-ever statewide... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

The Burien Police Department on Monday released the following warning about a telephone scam being perpetrated on area residents: ‘Tis the season’ for new and not so inventive scams to be attempted... [Read more]

Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

The Burien Police Department is reporting that it busted an illegal marijuana growing operation in the 500 block of SW 128th Street on Tuesday (April 22), seizing 83 plants, 30 pounds of drying marijuana,... [Read more]

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

The Burien Police Department seized $400,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns after serving a search warrant on a car and two homes this week. Police became suspicious after finding the large amount... [Read more]

Undercover Burien Police Officers bust drug dealers near City Hall/Library

Undercover Burien Police Officers bust drug dealers near City Hall/Library

On Thursday night (April 10), undercover Burien Police officers busted three adult drug dealers near the City Hall/Library/Town Square area, confiscating two scales, a glass smoking pipe, methamphetamine... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking help finding stolen gray Camaro involved in hit & run

Burien Police seeking help finding stolen gray Camaro involved in hit & run

The Burien Police Department is reporting of a hit and run accident Wednesday (April 9), and are searching for a stolen gray Chevy Camaro, license # ANJ1278, last seen at the intersection of S. 128th and... [Read more]

Bank robbery suspect who said he had a bomb arrested in Burien Saturday

Bank robbery suspect who said he had a bomb arrested in Burien Saturday

The Burien Police Department arrested a bank robbery suspect in the 14600 block of 1st Ave South Saturday morning (April 5) after “he said he had a bomb.” “The suspect entered a bank... [Read more]

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

The Burien Police Department reported on its Facebook page a story about how the passengers in a stolen car convinced the driver to surrender just as he was about to run into an officer on Friday: We have... [Read more]

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

The Burien Police Department posted this photo and description on their Facebook page late Saturday night, about finding a car crashed into a fence in the 12000 block of 5th Ave South. “When officers... [Read more]

Accident at SW 136th and Ambaum closes intersection Thursday

Accident at SW 136th and Ambaum closes intersection Thursday

This SUV belonging to the Burien Police Department was involved in the crash. An accident has closed the intersection of SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW – in all directions – Thursday afternoon (March... [Read more]

PHOTO: ‘Car versus fence and house’ accident in Burien Wednesday

PHOTO: ‘Car versus fence and house’ accident in Burien Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Burien Police Department sent out the following photo and Tweet about a “car versus fence and house” accident in the 2300 block of SW 116th: Burien Police investigating car... [Read more]

Alert neighbor – and ‘convincing’ K9 Officer – helps Burien Police nab thieves

Alert neighbor – and ‘convincing’ K9 Officer – helps Burien Police nab thieves

Burien Police are reporting that Monday evening (March 24) in the 11700 block of 12th Ave SW, an alert resident noticed suspicious activity near his home and called 911. “The neighbor thought several... [Read more]

‘Mountains’ of stolen mail recovered from Mother/Daughter team in Burien

‘Mountains’ of stolen mail recovered from Mother/Daughter team in Burien

The Burien Police Department on Saturday (March 22) announced that, working in cooperation with U.S. Postal Inspectors, they had busted a Mother and Daughter team and recovered “mountains of stolen... [Read more]

Routine traffic stop results in arrest of felon with stolen handgun Tuesday

Routine traffic stop results in arrest of felon with stolen handgun Tuesday

On Tuesday (March 18), Burien Police Deputy Fitchett made a “routine” traffic stop in the 15800 block of 4th Ave SW, according to the Burien Police Department. Back-up Officer Easterbrook swung by... [Read more]

Burien Police seize 8 pounds of pot, along with $14,000 in cash

Burien Police seize 8 pounds of pot, along with $14,000 in cash

Officers from the Burien Police Department recently busted drug dealers in the parking lot of a local business, confiscating “several suitcases of marijuana” – up to eight pounds – along... [Read more]

Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Early Wednesday morning (March 12), Burien detectives and the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant and recovered loaded guns and stolen property from an apartment in Tukwila,... [Read more]

Burien Police Officer Jason Houck is also an ‘Ironman’

Burien Police Officer Jason Houck is also an ‘Ironman’

Burien Police Officer Jason Houck ran in the ‘Ironman Triathlon Canada’ on Sunday, Aug. 25, finishing 15th overall, and second in his age group (35). Jason’s impressive finish qualified... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Fight crime locally at ‘National Night Out’ on Tuesday, Aug. 6

SAVE THE DATE: Fight crime locally at ‘National Night Out’ on Tuesday, Aug. 6

‘National Night Out’ – a community gathering of neighbors to discuss how to fight crime – is coming Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out, often called “America’s Night Out Against Crime”,... [Read more]

Police, Fire Department corner burglar suspect on roof of old King Buffet

Police, Fire Department corner burglar suspect on roof of old King Buffet

Burien Police, along with Guardian One and the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department – which deployed a ladder truck – descended onto the old King Buffet at 149 SW 160th Street Thursday night (July... [Read more]

Burien Police assist in Des Moines, Kent drug bust

Burien Police assist in Des Moines, Kent drug bust

Burien Police assisted in a drug bust last Thursday (April 25) at homes in Des Moines and Kent that netted police 1/4 Kilo of cocaine and over $6,000 in cash. Detectives and TAC-30 from the King County... [Read more]