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Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying this burglary suspect (click images to see larger versions): Police say that he is wanted for questioning in a burglary... [Read more]

PODCAST: Bad guy with loaded gun on bike busted; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Bad guy with loaded gun on bike busted; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #48 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Early Tuesday morning (April 19) at around 1 a.m., Burien Police Officer Blakeman contacted a man riding a bicycle at SW 128 Street and Ambaum. Police say that the man was acting suspicious as he peddled... [Read more]

Burien Police Sgt. Jason Houck finishes in top 7% at Boston Marathon Sunday

Burien Police Sgt. Jason Houck finishes in top 7% at Boston Marathon Sunday

Photo courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office Burien/King County Sheriff’s Officer Sgt. Jason Houck finished the 2016 Boston Marathon on Sunday, April 17, coming in 2,156th place out of 30,741... [Read more]

PHOTOS: At scene of the crime where shots were fired, cars crashed in Burien

PHOTOS: At scene of the crime where shots were fired, cars crashed in Burien

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these photos taken at an accident scene on Saturday, April 9 at S. 128th St. and Occidental Ave. S. in Burien (map below): During a search of the area, Burien Police... [Read more]

7-year old girl left inside car stolen in Burien found safe Saturday morning

7-year old girl left inside car stolen in Burien found safe Saturday morning

A 7-year old girl was found safe after the car in which she was a passenger was stolen from near S. 116th and Des Moines Memorial Drive early Saturday morning (April 9), according to the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

Burien man shoots at police, SWAT team before yelling ‘Uncle’ and being arrested

A 66-year old Burien man is in custody after firing at police during a lengthy standoff in Burien early Tuesday morning (April 5). The incident started just after 10 p.m. Monday night (April 4) at a... [Read more]

PHOTO: Non-injury hit & run overturns car in Burien Wednesday

PHOTO: Non-injury hit & run overturns car in Burien Wednesday

A non-injury hit and run accident on Wednesday (March 23) closed S. 128th near 2nd Ave S. (map below), and here’s a pic of the aftermath courtesy @Colby Blanton: So…this happened right in front... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help for information about a drive-by shooting that injured a motorist on I-5 March 23, 2016 at approximately 12:51 a.m. According to the victim,... [Read more]

Security addressed, rents increased at Alturas Apartments, formerly The Heights

Security addressed, rents increased at Alturas Apartments, formerly The Heights

by Jack Mayne Rents have already gone up at Burien’s huge, newly-renamed Alturas apartment complex, and rental costs will increase again when some upgrades are finished, said the new manager of the... [Read more]

Masked man with hatchet shot & killed in convenience store Sunday morning

Masked man with hatchet shot & killed in convenience store Sunday morning

A customer drinking coffee at a 7-11 Sunday morning (March 13) shot and killed a man who entered a convenience store in the 11000 block of 8th Ave S. (map below) in Boulevard Park and attacked him and... [Read more]

REPORT: Burien man most likely jumped, attacked near SW 136th & Ambaum

REPORT: Burien man most likely jumped, attacked near SW 136th & Ambaum

KING5 is reporting that Jaron Bidwell, who lives in the Alturas at Burien (formerly The Heights) apartment complex, was most likely jumped and beaten on Tuesday night, Feb. 23 near the AM/PM Mini Market... [Read more]

Burien Police, City Manager address crime concerns at Community Meeting

Burien Police, City Manager address crime concerns at Community Meeting

Burien Police officials, along with City Manager Kamuron Gurol, spoke to a full house at Tuesday night’s (Feb. 23) Community Meeting on crime at Gregory Heights Elementary School – just a few... [Read more]

Saturday night’s major police activity was a search for domestic violence suspect

Saturday night’s major police activity was a search for domestic violence suspect

If you saw a lot of police activity – including the King County Sheriff’s Office ‘Guardian One’ helicopter overhead – around Burien Saturday night (Feb. 20), police say that they... [Read more]

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police Narcotics detectives arrested two people recently after an investigation led police to a particularly dank Burien basement, filled with 11 pounds of packaged pot and 28 illegally grown marijuana... [Read more]

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

At Monday night’s City Council meeting (Feb. 1), the Burien Police Department honored four officers for heroism and dedicated service to the city: Left to right: Burien Police Officers Evan Buetow,... [Read more]

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

The Burien Police Department removed a deceased body from building #5 at The Heights at Burien apartment complex Thursday afternoon, Jan. 28. Police said that “no crime is involved in this death... [Read more]

UPDATE: Shooting in Burien Monday afternoon may be gang related, police say

UPDATE: Shooting in Burien Monday afternoon may be gang related, police say

UPDATE 1/25/16 2:50 p.m.: Police say that a man who was found shot in Burien Monday afternoon (Jan. 25) may be the victim of gang related violence. Just before Noon Monday, police received a call about... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Here’s what police found in big drug bust in Gregory Heights home

FOLLOWUP: Here’s what police found in big drug bust in Gregory Heights home

FOLLOWUP: As we first reported on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Burien Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 1800 block of SW 160th Street in Gregory Heights (map below), but ended up finding... [Read more]

VIDEO: Guardian One tracks, finds suspect wanted for stolen vehicle Tuesday

VIDEO: Guardian One tracks, finds suspect wanted for stolen vehicle Tuesday

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the King County Sheriff’s Office tracked and arrested a man wanted for a stolen vehicle near the 14200 block of 8th Ave South in Burien (map below). Police found the stolen car... [Read more]

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to identify a woman whose body was found in Puget Sound near Vashon Island on Friday afternoon, Jan. 15. Police say that just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday,... [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]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

[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:] Each region of Burien has a unique public... [Read more]