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King County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy will be Saturday, Sept. 28

King County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy will be Saturday, Sept. 28

The King County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a 9-1-1- Citizen’s Academy on Saturday, Sept. 28, “for persons interested in a public safety dispatching career or community minded people... [Read more]

UPDATE: Hit & Run seriously injures young child in Burien Thursday night

UPDATE: Hit & Run seriously injures young child in Burien Thursday night

UPDATE FRIDAY 8/16/13: According to Detective Jason Stanley of the King County Sheriff’s Office, at about 8:25 p.m. Thursday night (Aug. 15), a family was exiting their car that was parked on the... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader shares ‘Instant Karma Story’ about Burien bicycle thief

LETTER: Reader shares ‘Instant Karma Story’ about Burien bicycle thief

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] This happened at my house this morning (Thursday,... [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]

Escaped suspect drives from Burien District Court to Renton while handcuffed

Escaped suspect drives from Burien District Court to Renton while handcuffed

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that last Friday (July 26), deputies arrested a suspect who drove all the way from the Burien District Court to his home in Renton – while fully handcuffed! Police... [Read more]

Speeding car hits light pole, flips on 1st Ave South early Friday morning

Speeding car hits light pole, flips on 1st Ave South early Friday morning

Twitpic courtesy KING5 News. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that around 3:15 a.m. Friday morning (July 26) a car – traveling an estimated 90 MPH – was speeding northbound on 1st... [Read more]

Here’s what the police activity was in North Highline Wednesday afternoon

Here’s what the police activity was in North Highline Wednesday afternoon

Several Readers alerted us to major police activity – including the Guardian One helicopter – in the North Highline area Wednesday afternoon (July 24), and according to Sgt. Cindi West of the King... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Reminder to Seahurst residents not to leave cars unlocked…’

LETTER: ‘Reminder to Seahurst residents not to leave cars unlocked…’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Just a reminder to Seahurst residents not to... [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]

UPDATE: Deceased woman found in Seahurst Tuesday identified as 64-year old

UPDATE: Deceased woman found in Seahurst Tuesday identified as 64-year old

UPDATE 7/12/13: The elderly woman who was found deceased under a tree on Tuesday has been identified as a 64-year old Burien resident. Her identity has not yet been released, nor has the cause of death. PREVIOUSLY: The... [Read more]

Thieves who stole 7,200 feet of copper wire from Sea-Tac Airport now in custody

Thieves who stole 7,200 feet of copper wire from Sea-Tac Airport now in custody

Two men who allegedly stole thousands of feet of copper wire from runway light towers at Sea-Tac Airport are now in custody facing federal charges, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan Tuesday (June... [Read more]

2012 serious crimes increased 7 percent in Burien, but overall rate remains good

2012 serious crimes increased 7 percent in Burien, but overall rate remains good

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The statistics at the bottom of this story have been amended/corrected due to a typo – thanks Lee Moyer for pointing that out!] by Ralph Nichols Part I crimes – serious offenses including... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect who robbed Burien bank

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect who robbed Burien bank

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying the man pictured below, who is suspected of committing a series of bank robberies – one of which occurred at Sterling... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Police seeking public’s help finding two Burien burglars

PHOTOS: Police seeking public’s help finding two Burien burglars

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding the two burglars pictured above (click image to see larger version). Police say that during the morning hours of May... [Read more]

Police stop results in chopper search, arrests in Burien Thursday night

Police stop results in chopper search, arrests in Burien Thursday night

We received numerous inquiries about police and chopper activity in the 14200 block of 8th Ave South in Burien Thursday night (May 30), and here’s what we have learned: According to Sgt. Cindi West... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Hooray to the B-Town Blog’ for helping find Reader’s stolen bicycle

LETTER: ‘Hooray to the B-Town Blog’ for helping find Reader’s stolen bicycle

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader:] Hooray to the B-Town Blog, one concerned citizen, and the KC Sheriffs!!! Last night, around 9:00PM, they found our stolen... [Read more]

VIDEO: Multi-vehicle accident at 8th Ave S. and S. 128 sends three to hospital

VIDEO: Multi-vehicle accident at 8th Ave S. and S. 128 sends three to hospital

Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office reports that a multiple-vehicle crash in Burien Monday night (May 13) involving a tow truck with a car and two other cars has sent three to area hospitals…

State Patrol seeking witnesses to Southcenter head-on collision

State Patrol seeking witnesses to Southcenter head-on collision

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a two vehicle, wrong-way, head-on injury collision that occurred on Monday, April 29, 2013 at about 8:09 a.m. The collision occurred on the Southcenter Parkway... [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]

Massage Parlor/Prostitution Ring busted in Burien, SeaTac & Kent Thursday Night

Massage Parlor/Prostitution Ring busted in Burien, SeaTac & Kent Thursday Night

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Burien and SeaTac Police Departments, served search warrants on five area locations last night related to a lengthy prostitution investigation. The... [Read more]

Police Chase Ends in Fiery Head-On Crash in Boulevard Park Tuesday Night

Police Chase Ends in Fiery Head-On Crash in Boulevard Park Tuesday Night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a Tuesday night police chase ended in a violent head-on car crash and fire in the Boulevard Park neighborhood. A deputy first spotted a reckless... [Read more]

Father and Son Who Scammed Elderly People Arrested by Burien Police

Father and Son Who Scammed Elderly People Arrested by Burien Police

The Seattle Police Department is reporting on its blotter that a father and son team believed to have been targeting elderly people with a car dent repair scam are now in the King County Jail after being... [Read more]

UPDATE: Homeless Man Wanted for Arson has been Arrested in Burien

UPDATE: Homeless Man Wanted for Arson has been Arrested in Burien

Seattle police are reporting that the U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force has tracked down and arrested Hung Minh Pham in Burien. As we previously reported, Pham, 45, was wanted... [Read more]

WANTED: Homeless White Center Man Wanted on $1 Million Warrant for Arson

WANTED: Homeless White Center Man Wanted on $1 Million Warrant for Arson

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding Hung Minh Pham, 45, wanted on a $1 million warrant for Arson, and reported to be homeless and hanging out in the... [Read more]

Highline Area Vehicle Thefts Again on Increase; Police Offer Prevention Tips

Highline Area Vehicle Thefts Again on Increase; Police Offer Prevention Tips

by Ralph Nichols Highline-area cities, along with the rest of King County, are experiencing an increase in stolen vehicles since late last year. “This time of year,” said King County Sheriff’s Detective... [Read more]

Wanted Man Captured Dumpster Diving Behind Apartment in Burien Friday

Wanted Man Captured Dumpster Diving Behind Apartment in Burien Friday

The wanted man seen above – Alan Polevia – was captured last Friday, March 22, rummaging through a dumpster behind a building at the Heights at Burien apartment complex, in the 1200 block of SW 137th... [Read more]