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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]

UPDATE: Bad Time At Goodtime Ernies As Man Killed In Double Stabbing

UPDATE: Bad Time At Goodtime Ernies As Man Killed In Double Stabbing

According to King County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart, a bar fight at closing time at Burien’s Goodtime Ernie’s Sports Bar & Grill Thursday morning (Nov. 12th)... [Read more]

VIDEO: Camp Craz Kids Take Over Burien Police Dept.

VIDEO: Camp Craz Kids Take Over Burien Police Dept.

It was “Heroes” week at Camp Craz, Burien Parks’ summer daycamp program, and on Wednesday, July 22nd, officers from the Burien Police Department visited with the kids. Here’s a... [Read more]

Nighttime Seatbelt Patrols Start Thursday Night In Burien

Nighttime Seatbelt Patrols Start Thursday Night In Burien

Burien will be one of ten areas in King County targeted by law enforcement for seatbelt violators starting Thursday night May 21st and continuing through June 7th.

The operation will be a cooperation between Burien Police and the Washington State Patrol, with assistance from the King County Traffic Safety Coalition.

According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, though the number of people killed at night is about the same as the number of people killed during the day, the death rate at night is four times higher because traffic volumes are much lower at night. Research shows that at least 80% of Washington traffic occurs during the day and between 12 and 20% of all vehicle travel takes place at night. The traffic death rate is a calculation of deaths per 100 million vehicle-miles traveled…

Major Crimes In Burien Down By 12%, Lesser Crimes Up

Major Crimes In Burien Down By 12%, Lesser Crimes Up

by Jack Mayne

Major crimes in Burien are way down, but lesser crimes are way up, according to Burien Chief of Police Scott Kimerer’s report to the City Council on Monday night (May 11th).

Crime in general is going down in the metropolitan area and in Burien, Kimerer said. In the year 2000, he said the crime rate in Burien was 92 per one thousand residents, “a high rate.” In 2008, it was 53 crimes per one thousand Burien residents, nearly half the rate of eight years ago.

Calls to City Manager Mike Martin and Mayor Joan McGilton for comment were not returned.

“It has been a gradual decrease over the past six years,” Kimerer said. “We had one year where it was flat, (not an increase or decrease).”

“The rate for this year (2008) was down 12 percent,” he said. “That is fairly sizeable…”