Crime Section

Police apprehend 5 robbery suspects near Shorewood Drive in Burien Thursday

Police apprehend 5 robbery suspects near Shorewood Drive in Burien Thursday

If you’re wondering why there was so much police activity in/near Burien’s Shorewood neighborhood Thursday (March 23), here’s what we know – the King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]

Burien burglary victims just want their precious, keepsake Bible back

Burien burglary victims just want their precious, keepsake Bible back

Burien resident Cynthia Alcaraz and her husband Jose (pictured above) were victims of a burglary at their apartment recently, and all they really want back is a precious, keepsake Bible. “Our home... [Read more]

Man assaulted in parking lot of bar in Burien Friday night

Man assaulted in parking lot of bar in Burien Friday night

On Friday night (March 17) around 10:30 p.m. police responded to the El Habenero for an assault, and found an injured man on the ground of the parking lot. Police said that a 33-year old Kent man was there... [Read more]

Major police activity in downtown Burien Monday night was due to robbery call

Major police activity in downtown Burien Monday night was due to robbery call

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was in downtown Burien on Monday night (March 13), police tell us that just before 8 p.m. they received a call of a robbery in the area of SW 152nd... [Read more]

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Donovan Spann, 18 – a senior at Burien’s New Start High School – was tragically killed in an accidental shooting on Friday night, March 10, Highline Public Schools announced Monday. Another... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

The City of Burien on Thursday (March 9) issued a statement in response to the ‘Rally Against Crime’ held outside and at the City Council meeting on Monday night, March 6. In the statement... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

[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:] Greetings City Council, I am writing as... [Read more]

$3,000 reward offered for info on hit & run driver who killed April Fait Feb. 24

$3,000 reward offered for info on hit & run driver who killed April Fait Feb. 24

A combined reward of $3,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound and the family of April Fait, who was tragically killed by a hit and run driver in Burien on Friday night, Feb. 24. As we... [Read more]

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Burgeoning crime in Burien and the need for additional police officers spurred a large group of residents to spend over an hour at the City Council’s public comment session at the Monday regular meeting…

Burien Police recover stolen car Monday night; two male suspects escape

Burien Police recover stolen car Monday night; two male suspects escape

Photos by Aaron Wells www.aaronwellsphotography.com Burien Police recovered a stolen vehicle on SW 112th Street and 1st Ave. South in Burien shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday night, March 6. Police told... [Read more]

Man shot in head in Burien Monday morning; roommate arrested

Man shot in head in Burien Monday morning; roommate arrested

The King County Sheriff’s Office said that a man was shot in the head by his roommate in a house in the 13000 block of Occidental Ave South in Burien Monday morning…

Hit and run driver tries to flee, gets caught and busted by Burien P.D. early Sunday

Hit and run driver tries to flee, gets caught and busted by Burien P.D. early Sunday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A hit and run accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday (March 5) at SW 108th Street & 28th Ave. SW in Arbor Heights (map below). The female driver of the... [Read more]

Deputy witnesses shot fired from car, stops it from fleeing wrong way on I-5

Deputy witnesses shot fired from car, stops it from fleeing wrong way on I-5

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A King County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling the Burien area observed a shot fired from a white car near 1st Ave. S. and S. 156th Street. The deputy pursued the car... [Read more]

Woman found badly beaten in White Center early Thursday morning

Woman found badly beaten in White Center early Thursday morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman was found badly beaten near the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) building in the... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest graffiti vandals near troubled apartments, find handgun

Burien Police arrest graffiti vandals near troubled apartments, find handgun

On Thursday, Feb. 23 at 3:20 a.m., Burien Police officers were called to investigate several subjects who were likely spray painting graffiti at a business in the 13600 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW, the site... [Read more]

Family offering $10,000 for information about Burien murder of Timothy Hovey

Family offering $10,000 for information about Burien murder of Timothy Hovey

Family members of murder victim Timothy Hovey (pictured above) are offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to an arrest and conviction of a suspect in his homicide, which took place in... [Read more]

Man shot, seriously injured outside Boulevard Park Library Monday afternoon

Man shot, seriously injured outside Boulevard Park Library Monday afternoon

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Monday (Feb. 27) at around 4:55 p.m., police responded to a report of a man shot outside the Boulevard Park Library in the 12000 block of Roseberg... [Read more]

Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Photo courtesy Darla Green Police closed down S. 152nd east of 1st Ave South for the investigation. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman has died after... [Read more]

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

A ‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be held at Burien City Hall on Monday, March 6, starting at 6 p.m. The rally – intended to share residents’ concerns about rising crime... [Read more]

Possible gang-related shooting near Burien Transit Center Friday night

Possible gang-related shooting near Burien Transit Center Friday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a possible gang-related shooting took place near the Burien Transit Center Friday night around 6:15 p.m. Police said that nobody was shot or injured,... [Read more]

Reward offered for passport stolen from truck in Olde Burien Friday night

Reward offered for passport stolen from truck in Olde Burien Friday night

From resident John White: ​David White parked his truck next to the Masonic temple Friday evening (Feb. 10) and walked to the 909 for dinner. He returned to his truck after dinner to find his back window... [Read more]

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a hit & run killed a pedestrian in the 12600 block of 1st Ave South (map below) near Puget Sound Park around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb.... [Read more]

Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog that officers are chasing a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant near Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 124th-128th Streets Thursday afternoon, Jan.... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

The Burien Police Department told The B-Town Blog on Monday (Jan. 23) that it considers the recent anti-Mexican graffiti left on an RV as a ‘Malicious Harassment’ or hate crime. This charge... [Read more]