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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…

Here’s what all the police activity was in Burien Thursday afternoon

Here’s what all the police activity was in Burien Thursday afternoon

If you saw speeding police cars or the King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter circling over Burien early Thursday afternoon, here’s the reason why, according to Sgt. Cindi West…

Burglary victim spots Burien woman wearing her stolen clothes

Burglary victim spots Burien woman wearing her stolen clothes

A Maple Valley woman helped catch a suspect – a 28-year old Burien woman – who was suspected of stealing her purse and then burglarizing her home…

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

A Metro bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of SW 156th Street and 4th Ave SW in Burien Friday night around 6:20 p.m. Police say that Metro Route 166…

UPDATE: Stolen Infiniti found in White Center

UPDATE: Stolen Infiniti found in White Center

UPDATE: We first reported about this stolen Infiniti car on Oct. 26, missing from a Shorewood-area home sometime between Oct. 20 and Oct. 21: We received the following update via email Tuesday, Nov. 19... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch police chase and stop a car on SR-509; Burien man arrested

VIDEO: Watch police chase and stop a car on SR-509; Burien man arrested

On Saturday night (Oct. 26), King County Sheriff’s deputies chased – and successfully stopped – a car on SR-509 after witnessing it traveling too slow and weaving across the roadway. “Believing... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying this man, who they say robbed a Key Bank in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South of Burien (map below) twice in September: On... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police warning of car thieves wearing ‘Security’ jackets

Normandy Park Police warning of car thieves wearing ‘Security’ jackets

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park Police announced on their Facebook Page that Tuesday morning (Sept. 24), a little after 5 a.m., Officer Shawn Hayes and Officer Dave Unger arrested... [Read more]

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... [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... [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... [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... [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]