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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]

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: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

VIDEO: 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]