Crime Section

Two charged with alcohol/drug use near City Hall by Burien Police Wednesday

Two charged with alcohol/drug use near City Hall by Burien Police Wednesday

Burien Police say they charged two for drinking alcohol and/or buying/selling drugs near City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street) on Wednesday, May 20. Trespass warnings were also issued to the two suspects. “Officers... [Read more]

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines Police are investigating a mysterious shooting that sent one man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon (May... [Read more]

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

Here’s episode #2 of our new SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

by Jack Mayne The editor of a homeless study released last week says the reason people get so angry at the recent increase in homelessness is because “they just don’t like to see it.” Sara Rankin... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

If you saw a SWAT team and numerous police officers in the area around S. 116th and 5th Ave S. in Burien Friday morning (May 15), it was the King County Sheriff’s Office – and local police –... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police seeking help finding indecent exposure suspect

Normandy Park Police seeking help finding indecent exposure suspect

The Normandy Park Police Department is searching for a man who exposed himself to a family in the north end of Normandy Park – near 1st Ave South – Thursday afternoon, May 7. Police say that the suspect... [Read more]

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: SeaTac City Manager Todd Cutts says the city has “trespassed” people living in North SeaTac Park after a storm of publicity over garbage, drug paraphernalia and... [Read more]

Burien Police pull over stolen car, arrest two for theft Tuesday afternoon

Burien Police pull over stolen car, arrest two for theft Tuesday afternoon

Photos by Brooks Schaefer The Burien Police Department is reporting that they pulled over a stolen car and arrested two occupants for possession of stolen property on Tuesday afternoon, May 5. The incident... [Read more]

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

by Jack Mayne Police Chief Scott Kimerer told the Burien City Council Monday night (May 4) that a new schedule intended to double the number of officers on the streets twice each day should start by July... [Read more]

WANTED: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding felony theft suspect

WANTED: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding felony theft suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying this felony theft suspect: Police say he recently stole tools from a tool truck in the 1400 block of So. 116th. “Someone... [Read more]

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

Auto theft investigation leads to recovery of ‘lots’ of stolen property in Burien

Auto theft investigation leads to recovery of ‘lots’ of stolen property in Burien

What began as an auto theft investigation lead to recovery of “lots” of stolen property from a home near S. 128th and 2nd Ave South in Burien on Monday (April 20), according to police. “While... [Read more]

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing 2-year old boy found SAFE in Renton!

UPDATE: Missing 2-year old boy found SAFE in Renton!

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: UPDATE APRIL 15, 2015 9:46 a.m.: The missing 2-year old boy has been FOUND safe in Renton! “We are pleased to announce, just after 9:00 this morning April... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools warns parents of attempted student abduction in Burien

Highline Public Schools warns parents of attempted student abduction in Burien

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated at 8:56 p.m. on April 14, 2015: Highline Public Schools sent out an automated phone call on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, warning parents at local schools of... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest two men at – where else? Police uniform & equipment store

Burien Police arrest two men at – where else? Police uniform & equipment store

The Burien Police Department is reporting that last Friday (April 10), two detectives went shopping at a local police uniform and equipment store on International Boulevard, to pick up a uniform for one... [Read more]

UPDATE: Man wanted for hate crime in SeaTac has been identified

UPDATE: Man wanted for hate crime in SeaTac has been identified

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: UPDATE FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2015: The man wanted for a hate crime in SeaTac has been identified: Det’s have ID’d hate crime suspect based on your tips! Thx... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office seeking public’s help finding burglary suspects

King County Sheriff’s Office seeking public’s help finding burglary suspects

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying these two men, suspected of several burglaries in Boulevard Park: Police say they stole over $10,000, and are asking... [Read more]

UPDATE: SeaTac shooting suspect found, arrested in California

UPDATE: SeaTac shooting suspect found, arrested in California

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: UPDATE March 30, 2015: Robert Leroy Studer was arrested on Saturday night (March 28) after a stand-off that lasted over eight hours with police in Taft, CA that were... [Read more]

Concerned about business crime? Come to Discover Burien meeting April 14

Concerned about business crime? Come to Discover Burien meeting April 14

Discover Burien is partnering with the Burien Police Department for the first of a series of free quarterly meetings to discuss ways to improve safety for our business and commercial districts. The first... [Read more]

SWAT team successfully arrest warrant suspect holed up in Burien home Friday

SWAT team successfully arrest warrant suspect holed up in Burien home Friday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that SWAT team mediators have successfully taken a warrant suspect into custody from a home near SW 116th and 15th Ave SW in Burien Friday afternoon... [Read more]

Police seeking help solving recent break-in/robbery at new ‘Snack Gyro’ restaurant

Police seeking help solving recent break-in/robbery at new ‘Snack Gyro’ restaurant

Sometime between Monday night (March 9) and Tuesday morning (March 10), the new restaurant we recently wrote about (read ‘Johnny Restaurant’s review here) ‘Snack Gyro’ was broken... [Read more]

Man on motorcycle crashes, dies after eluding police Thursday night

Man on motorcycle crashes, dies after eluding police Thursday night

A man on a motorcycle attempting to elude police crashed into the back of a truck and died Thursday evening (March 5) near Boulevard Park, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Police... [Read more]

Burglary ring investigation leads Seattle Major Crimes Detectives to Burien home

Burglary ring investigation leads Seattle Major Crimes Detectives to Burien home

The Seattle Police Department is reporting that hundreds of suspected stolen items from robberies in Seattle ended up discovered inside a Burien home in the 12000 block of First Ave South Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Police, chopper, K9 pursue suspect in stolen car in North Burien Tuesday

Police, chopper, K9 pursue suspect in stolen car in North Burien Tuesday

A resident first alerted us to the major police turnout in North Burien, near S. 128th and Occidental Ave, and it turns out it was all related to the pursuit of a suspect driving a stolen vehicle. Police... [Read more]

Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Alert residents caught a prowler on SW 172nd Street in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood early Monday morning, March 2, around 12:20 a.m. After one neighbor saw the suspect prowling, two others... [Read more]

Bomb threat puts Highline High School into lockdown Friday morning

Bomb threat puts Highline High School into lockdown Friday morning

A bomb threat, which police say came from out of state, caused Burien’s Highline High School to go into lockdown mode Friday morning, Feb. 27. Deputies checked the school, and have given the “All... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police search for, fail to find felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park

UPDATE: Police search for, fail to find felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park

If you noticed a large police turnout in Burien Thursday afternoon (Feb. 26), police say that they were searching for a felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park. King County Sheriff’s Guardian... [Read more]