Crime Section

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

The Burien Police Department on Tuesday (July 22) launched a part-time Bike Patrol with a focus on businesses and parks, and in less than two hours, found five alcohol violations. You’ll see them... [Read more]

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

Burien Police: ‘Alert resident’ helps them arrest burglar Monday

The Burien Police Department shared this report Tuesday (July 8) regarding how an alert resident helped them arrest a burglar this week: Yesterday, an alert resident heard suspicious noises coming from... [Read more]

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

by Ralph Nichols Despite headlines from Seattle and some suburban cities, which render an illusion of violent crime rampant in King County, most serious crime in Burien declined in 2013. This topped the... [Read more]

Follow the Burien Police Department’s Twitter ‘Ride Along’ on the 4th of July

Follow the Burien Police Department’s Twitter ‘Ride Along’ on the 4th of July

The Burien Police Department is doing a Twitter “Ride Along” on Friday, July 4, and here are some of their Tweets (latest ones are first): Units just responded to reported burglary in progress... [Read more]

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a homicide that was discovered on Friday, June 27 in the city of SeaTac. The victim is Mr. Robert O. Benson (pictured above), a 100-year old... [Read more]

REMINDER: City reminds residents that fireworks are illegal in Burien

REMINDER: City reminds residents that fireworks are illegal in Burien

With the July 4th holiday fast approaching, the City of Burien wants to remind residents that the sale, possession or discharge of any fireworks is prohibited. “Burien Police will have extra patrols... [Read more]

Burien man accused of stealing $334,000 from his blind Grandmother

Burien man accused of stealing $334,000 from his blind Grandmother

The Seattle P-I is reporting that Derek Bischoff, of Burien, stole $334,000 from his blind, nearly deaf grandmother’s life savings to pay for painkillers and prostitutes. Bischoff now faces felony charges. Read... [Read more]

Lockdown briefly closes Kennedy Catholic High School Wednesday morning

Lockdown briefly closes Kennedy Catholic High School Wednesday morning

Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School was put into lockdown Wednesday morning (June 4), due to a robbery at the Fred Meyer next door. No injuries were reported, and the lockdown lasted nine minutes. “Three... [Read more]

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three members of the Burien Police Department received Police Service Awards at the City Council meeting Monday night (click image to see larger version): Honored for their life-saving actions were (holding... [Read more]

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

Police were called for a welfare check on a home in Burien on 8th Ave South between SW 140th and SW 146th Thursday night (May 22), and upon discovering a suicidal man, called in a SWAT team and backup. “We... [Read more]

REPORT: Six shots fired in parking lot Wednesday night

REPORT: Six shots fired in parking lot Wednesday night

BTB Reader Lisa Bosques reports that there was a shooting in Burien Wednesday (May 21) in a parking lot located at 17730 Des Moines Memorial Drive South. “My husband and son (who was holding the... [Read more]

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police officers responded to investigate a report of a 14-year old boy showing a handgun off to fellow students at his school Tuesday, May 20. “Another student did the right thing and told... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

The Burien Police Department on Monday released the following warning about a telephone scam being perpetrated on area residents: ‘Tis the season’ for new and not so inventive scams to be attempted... [Read more]

Hit-and-run seriously injures pedestrian in Burien Saturday night

Hit-and-run seriously injures pedestrian in Burien Saturday night

King County Sheriff’s Officers were called to investigate a serious hit-and-run injury crash late Saturday night (May 3) on 15th Ave SW between 112th and 114th in Burien. Police say that a car hit... [Read more]

Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

The Burien Police Department is reporting that it busted an illegal marijuana growing operation in the 500 block of SW 128th Street on Tuesday (April 22), seizing 83 plants, 30 pounds of drying marijuana,... [Read more]

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

The Burien Police Department seized $400,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns after serving a search warrant on a car and two homes this week. Police became suspicious after finding the large amount... [Read more]

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Burien Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office are both reporting of a stabbing at the Burien Transit Center Tuesday night (April 15), injuring two men…

Undercover Burien Police Officers bust drug dealers near City Hall/Library

Undercover Burien Police Officers bust drug dealers near City Hall/Library

On Thursday night (April 10), undercover Burien Police officers busted three adult drug dealers near the City Hall/Library/Town Square area, confiscating two scales, a glass smoking pipe, methamphetamine... [Read more]

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Photos courtesy Normandy Park Police Department A suspicious package caused Normandy Park Police to call in the Port of Seattle bomb squad Friday afternoon... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking help finding stolen gray Camaro involved in hit & run

Burien Police seeking help finding stolen gray Camaro involved in hit & run

The Burien Police Department is reporting of a hit and run accident Wednesday (April 9), and are searching for a stolen gray Chevy Camaro, license # ANJ1278, last seen at the intersection of S. 128th and... [Read more]

Burien man charged with Vehicular Homicide in fatal motorcycle collision

Burien man charged with Vehicular Homicide in fatal motorcycle collision

Anthony N. Rudison, 62, of Burien, has been charged with Vehicular Homicide and Reckless Endangerment for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and colliding with – and killing – a motorcyclist... [Read more]

Bank robbery suspect who said he had a bomb arrested in Burien Saturday

Bank robbery suspect who said he had a bomb arrested in Burien Saturday

The Burien Police Department arrested a bank robbery suspect in the 14600 block of 1st Ave South Saturday morning (April 5) after “he said he had a bomb.” “The suspect entered a bank... [Read more]

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

The Burien Police Department reported on its Facebook page a story about how the passengers in a stolen car convinced the driver to surrender just as he was about to run into an officer on Friday: We have... [Read more]

UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in fatal head-on motorcycle crash in Burien Tuesday

UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in fatal head-on motorcycle crash in Burien Tuesday

UPDATE 4/2/14: The motorcyclist who was killed in Tuesday night’s head-on collision in the 400 block of SW 156th Street was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Lee A.... [Read more]

STOLEN: 2011 White Toyota Camry, stolen from Burien backyard

STOLEN: 2011 White Toyota Camry, stolen from Burien backyard

BTB Reader Theary Chot wants everyone to be on the lookout for her 2011 White Toyota Camry, which she is reporting as being stolen from her backyard in Burien on March 27. Here’s more from an email: My... [Read more]

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

The Burien Police Department posted this photo and description on their Facebook page late Saturday night, about finding a car crashed into a fence in the 12000 block of 5th Ave South. “When officers... [Read more]