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Two men shot in SeaTac early Thursday morning

Two men shot in SeaTac early Thursday morning

At about 1:12 a.m. Thursday morning (Sept. 19), the King County Sheriff’s Office received reports of multiple shots being fired in the 16700 block of 31st Ave South (map below), just east of International... [Read more]

Suspect with rifle stopped in Burien Sunday

Suspect with rifle stopped in Burien Sunday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a “person with a rife” was stopped by several police officers Sunday near the intersection of 140th and 1st Ave South in Burien. “We... [Read more]

Sheriff John Urquhart to Feds: ‘The War on Drugs has been a failure’

Sheriff John Urquhart to Feds: ‘The War on Drugs has been a failure’

King County Sheriff John Urquhart spoke in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday (Sept. 10) about marijuana, stating that “the War on Drugs has been a failure” and urging feds... [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]

Recognize this man? He robbed the Key Bank in White Center Friday afternoon

Recognize this man? He robbed the Key Bank in White Center Friday afternoon

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants our Readers to be on the lookout for this man, who they say robbed the Key Bank on 17th Ave SW in White Center (map below) Friday just before 3 p.m. (click... [Read more]

Three Tukwila motels seized by Feds after year-long investigation

Three Tukwila motels seized by Feds after year-long investigation

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog comes this report: Three motels in Tukwila were seized and boarded-up by federal agents Tuesday (Aug. 27) following a year-long investigation of criminal activity... [Read more]

LETTER: Neighborhood where car windows smashed now hit by burglaries

LETTER: Neighborhood where car windows smashed now hit by burglaries

[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:] Good evening, I noticed the BTB story about... [Read more]

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]