Crime Section

Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

If you saw major police activity at/near Highline Medical Center (16251 Sylvester Rd SW) on Thursday morning, Dec. 1, here’s what we know: Police say that a mentally-disturbed male was on the... [Read more]

PHOTO: Police seeking help finding Burien man wanted for double homicide

PHOTO: Police seeking help finding Burien man wanted for double homicide

Seattle Police Detectives have identified Darion Lipsey of Burien as a suspect in a March 30, 2016 double homicide in Pioneer Square, and are now asking for the public’s help finding him: Police... [Read more]

Is this knife yours? Washington State Patrol seeking owners of stolen property

Is this knife yours? Washington State Patrol seeking owners of stolen property

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Auto Theft Detectives are seeking anyone that recognizes stolen items shown in the photographs below. Troopers say that on Nov. 11, 2016, a stolen black 1995 Honda Accord... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneEditorial-111816.mp3 With the biennial budgets of the cities... [Read more]

VIDEO: 90-year old woman’s purse snatched outside Normandy Park Market

VIDEO: 90-year old woman’s purse snatched outside Normandy Park Market

KING5 is reporting that a bold thief stole a 90-year old woman’s purse in broad daylight in the parking lot of the Normandy Park Market on Thursday, Nov. 17. The woman was loading her car after doing... [Read more]

Burien man sought in double homicide in Pioneer Square

Burien man sought in double homicide in Pioneer Square

The Seattle Times is reporting that a 22-year-old Burien man is wanted on a $5 million warrant after prosecutors charged him with two counts of first-degree murder for a double shooting in March in Seattle’s... [Read more]

Man shot in White Center early Tuesday morning; shooter still at large

Man shot in White Center early Tuesday morning; shooter still at large

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 40-year old man was shot at 15th Ave SW and SW Roxbury in White Center early Tuesday morning, Nov. 15. The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘We have an ineffectual Council getting in our way of moving forward’

LETTER: ‘We have an ineffectual Council getting in our way of moving forward’

[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:] Burien’s Police Initiative for adding... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers…

PODCAST: Burien businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers…

Here’s episode #76 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]

Sheriff’s Office conducts search in Tukwila for remains in Green River case

Sheriff’s Office conducts search in Tukwila for remains in Green River case

The King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, in conjunction with King County Search and Rescue, conducted an evidence search in Tukwila Saturday morning for victim remains of Green River killer... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High School student has been found!

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High School student has been found!

UPDATE FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016: The Tukwila Police Department announced Friday, Nov. 11 that Josiah has been found, and is now safe with his family! The Tukwila Police Department is seeking the public’s... [Read more]

Real Estate Agent arrested after being caught stealing prescription medication

Real Estate Agent arrested after being caught stealing prescription medication

On Monday, Nov. 7th King County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a Renton real estate agent after he was caught on camera stealing prescription medications from a homeowner. He was charged with Residential... [Read more]

Man fires gunshots into businesses on SW 153rd in Burien Monday night

Man fires gunshots into businesses on SW 153rd in Burien Monday night

A man fired a gun into a hookah lounge and massage parlor on SW 153rd Street in Burien Monday night, Nov. 7. Police told The B-Town Blog that they were called to investigate a glass breakage alarm at a... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #75 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]

Fight at Highline High results in pepper spraying of four students Thursday

Fight at Highline High results in pepper spraying of four students Thursday

A fight in the breezeway of Highline High School resulted in four students being pepper sprayed by a campus security officer Thursday, Nov. 3. School principal Vicki Fisher said that after repeated attempts... [Read more]

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning (Nov. 3) they responded to a report of a fire and possible hate crime in Burien. An explosion and fire happened... [Read more]

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

Here’s episode #74 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]

Police seeking witnesses in $400,000 diamond robbery in SeaTac Tuesday

Police seeking witnesses in $400,000 diamond robbery in SeaTac Tuesday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: King County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to locate anyone who witnessed a robbery in SeaTac on Tuesday (Oct. 25) around noon. Police say that the victims are... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

Here’s episode #73 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]

PODCAST: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshots a mystery; new Interim City Manager; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #72 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]

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reports that Leland Russell Jr., of Burien, was sentenced Friday (Oct. 14) to 63 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two employees of a gas station in Kent... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants to put Initiative to add 18 cops on Nov. 2017 ballot

LETTER: Resident wants to put Initiative to add 18 cops on Nov. 2017 ballot

[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:] Dear Council Members, Burien Public Safety... [Read more]

If you heard gunshots early Tuesday morning, here’s what police told us

If you heard gunshots early Tuesday morning, here’s what police told us

If you heard gunshots fired in Burien early Tuesday morning (Oct. 11) around 2 a.m., here’s what Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office told us: Around 2 a.m. we responded to... [Read more]

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 9 a.m. Monday morning (Oct. 10) they received a call from the 300 block of SW 144 Street (map below) in Burien for a welfare check. Police... [Read more]

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

PODCAST: Creepy Clowns, illegal fireworks, school bond, weather & more…

Here’s episode #71 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]

Two area schools put into modified lockdown over ‘Creepy Clown’ threat

Two area schools put into modified lockdown over ‘Creepy Clown’ threat

On Tuesday (Oct. 4) both Evergreen and Cascade Middle Schools were put into modified lockdown after a Cascade student reported a scary clown post, according to Catherine Carbone Rogers of Highline Public... [Read more]