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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Recognize this man? He’s wanted for stealing in Hurstwood

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Recognize this man? He’s wanted for stealing in Hurstwood

Two concerned Burien residents had a package stolen from their home on Tuesday afternoon (July 19) at 1:55 p.m. in Burien’s Hurstwood neighborhood, and there may have been at least one or two others... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crash of stolen car knocks out power, closes Ambaum Thurs.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crash of stolen car knocks out power, closes Ambaum Thurs.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with new photos and video at 4:30 p.m. May 26, 2016: Photos & Videos courtesy William Rowley Photo by Shirley Holden Chartraw Silvernale The King... [Read more]

Online jewelry deal goes awry, man gets shot in Burien Friday night

Online jewelry deal goes awry, man gets shot in Burien Friday night

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated at 4 p.m. with the corrected address: The King County Sheriff’s Office and Burien Police are reporting that just after 8 p.m. Friday night (April 15), an... [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]

Pedestrian hit by car in Burien Thursday night

Pedestrian hit by car in Burien Thursday night

A pedestrian was hit by a car at SW 117th Street and 12th Ave SW (map below) in Burien Thursday night, and is apparently fighting for his life in the hospital. Police and EMTs responded to the scene just... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police search for, fail to find felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park

UPDATE: Police search for, fail to find felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park

If you noticed a large police turnout in Burien Thursday afternoon (Feb. 26), police say that they were searching for a felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park. King County Sheriff’s Guardian... [Read more]

Poorly-driven car results in recovery of 3 stolen vehicles, gun & more by police

Poorly-driven car results in recovery of 3 stolen vehicles, gun & more by police

On Monday night (Jan. 5), a poorly-driven car attracted the attention of a Burien Police officer, which led to the recovery of two stolen vehicles, a stolen motorcycle, several stolen license plates, and... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest driver of stolen SUV at Fred Meyer Tuesday

Burien Police arrest driver of stolen SUV at Fred Meyer Tuesday

If you saw police action at the Fred Meyer in Burien Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 18) around 3 p.m., here’s what happened:  A Burien Police officer was flagged down by the owner of a stolen white SUV,... [Read more]

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

Police were called for a welfare check on a home in Burien on 8th Ave South between SW 140th and SW 146th Thursday night (May 22), and upon discovering a suicidal man, called in a SWAT team and backup. “We... [Read more]

Head-on accident injures 2, closes down Ambaum Friday night

Head-on accident injures 2, closes down Ambaum Friday night

A head-on, two vehicle collision happened at the intersection of SW 122nd and Ambuam Blvd. SW in Burien Friday afternoon, injuring two and blocking the street for several hours, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office…

Stolen Toyota vs Hummer accident closes 8th Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Stolen Toyota vs Hummer accident closes 8th Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 8), a stolen Toyota ran into a Hummer, closing 8th Ave South in Burien for a while. “A deputy tried to stop a stolen vehicle and the driver took off northbound... [Read more]

National Prescription Take-Back Day will be this Saturday, Oct. 26

National Prescription Take-Back Day will be this Saturday, Oct. 26

National Prescription Take-Back Day will be this Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Burien Police Department, located at 14905 6th Ave SW. Residents can dispose of unwanted or expired medicine safely and confidentially... [Read more]

CRIME: Windows shattered on several cars Wednesday; police have no leads

CRIME: Windows shattered on several cars Wednesday; police have no leads

The King County Sheriff’s Office is confirming what several BTB Readers told us – that at least five cars, possibly up to 12, had their windows shattered in the 13000 block of 12th Ave South (map... [Read more]

Local heroes honored for rescuing boy from child abductor at Burien Albertson’s

Local heroes honored for rescuing boy from child abductor at Burien Albertson’s

At Monday night’s (May 20) city council meeting, Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer honored some local heroes for intervening and successfully rescuing a 10-year old boy who was almost abducted at... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien Woman Suspected in Seattle Shooting Had Guns Stolen in 2012

FOLLOWUP: Burien Woman Suspected in Seattle Shooting Had Guns Stolen in 2012

Carolyn Piksa, the Burien woman suspected of shooting a City of Seattle employee last Friday (March 8; read our previous coverage here) had filed a residential burglary report with the Burien Police last... [Read more]

Police Recover ’57 Chevrolet Stolen from Burien City Garage; Suspect Arrested

Police Recover ’57 Chevrolet Stolen from Burien City Garage; Suspect Arrested

On Wednesday night (Oct. 31), Burien detectives located the turquoise 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible that was stolen from Burien City Garage in September, after serving a search warrant at a house... [Read more]

UPDATE: Man Beaten Up at Burien Transit Center Thursday Night; 2 Arrested

UPDATE: Man Beaten Up at Burien Transit Center Thursday Night; 2 Arrested

UPDATE 10/26/12 5:52 p.m.: Thursday night (Oct. 25) just after 5 p.m., police received a call of a fight in progress at the Burien Transit Center. When the first two deputies arrived, they found two male... [Read more]

LETTER: Thoughts on Burien Police’s Contract with King County Sheriff’s Office

LETTER: Thoughts on Burien Police’s Contract with King County Sheriff’s Office

*** Please note that the following scenarios do not apply to situations, like the recent Pawn shop robbery, where lives are in danger. The Burien Police Department (BPD) is contracted through the King... [Read more]

UPDATE: Unruly Kids Disrupt Burien Library Lobby Thursday Afternoon

UPDATE: Unruly Kids Disrupt Burien Library Lobby Thursday Afternoon

by Ralph Nichols A Burien Police sergeant responded to a call at the Burien Library late Thursday afternoon after a confrontation involving a large group of young males threatened to escalate in the lobby. According... [Read more]

LETTER: Gregory Heights Resident Concerned About Gunshots

LETTER: Gregory Heights Resident Concerned About Gunshots

On Sunday morning, July 11th, at 2:20AM 6 gunshots were fired in the area of Gregory Heights elementary. They were heard by myself and my neighbors who called police. The next day I found a bullet on my... [Read more]

Police Officer Shoots And Kills Pit Bull At Burien Apartment Tuesday Afternoon

Police Officer Shoots And Kills Pit Bull At Burien Apartment Tuesday Afternoon

Story and Photos by Scott Schaefer Tuesday afternoon (Mar. 2nd) around 2pm, a potential domestic disturbance 9-1-1 call in Burien turned into the shooting death of a Pit Bull at an apartment near the intersection... [Read more]

Want To Train With Cops? Next Citizen’s Police Academy Begins March 11th

Want To Train With Cops? Next Citizen’s Police Academy Begins March 11th

Together with the King County Sheriff’s Office, Burien and SeaTac Police are continuing their twice-yearly “Citizen’s Police Academy” program with an orientation on Thursday, March... [Read more]

City Of Burien, Police Department Seeking Gift Card Donations For Needy Families

City Of Burien, Police Department Seeking Gift Card Donations For Needy Families

The City of Burien, along with the Burien Police and King County Sheriff’s Department, are seeking donations of gift cards for area kids and families in need this holiday season. Gift Cards in $20... [Read more]