Crime Section

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]

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

On Tuesday morning (Feb. 23), Burien Police were called to Highline United Methodist Church when the pastor arrived at work to find someone inside. Police say that a thorough search of the large church... [Read more]

One-car accident on S. 156th sends passenger to hospital Tuesday morning

One-car accident on S. 156th sends passenger to hospital Tuesday morning

A one-car accident on S. 156th near First Ave South sent a passenger to a hospital Tuesday morning, according to the Burien Police Department. Police say that the driver was westbound on S. 156th, when... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Who’s the punk who pulled the ‘g’ off the ‘Angelo’s of Burien’ sign?

PHOTOS: Who’s the punk who pulled the ‘g’ off the ‘Angelo’s of Burien’ sign?

Andrew Ricci of Angelo’s of Burien wants to know who pulled the “g” off their wood-cut Angelo’s sign at around 4:44 a.m. on Sunday morning (Feb. 8) – recognize this punk? “We... [Read more]

Police chase blocks SR-518 near 51st Ave South Wednesday afternoon

Police chase blocks SR-518 near 51st Ave South Wednesday afternoon

If you’ve driven in or out of the area Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 11) on SR-518, you’re probably aware of a large police turnout that blocked the freeway in SeaTac near 51st Ave S. Burien and... [Read more]

Customers out for test drive surprised when armed cops pull them over

Customers out for test drive surprised when armed cops pull them over

On Saturday, Feb. 7, the Burien Police Department scared the heck out of some customers taking a used car out for a test drive when they pulled them over with guns drawn. “Unfortunately the dealership... [Read more]

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

Problem house in Burien shut down for squatters, stolen property & more

Problem house in Burien shut down for squatters, stolen property & more

Photos courtesy Burien Police Department. On Thursday (Jan. 22) just before 1 p.m. detectives and deputies with the Burien Police and King County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a house... [Read more]

Des Moines parents on alert after abduction of Mt. Rainier High student

Des Moines parents on alert after abduction of Mt. Rainier High student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Tuesday (Jan. 20), a letter was sent home to parents of Mt. Rainier High School students, warning them of two recent incidents – one of which was an actual... [Read more]

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

The Burien Police Department on Wednesday (Jan. 21) released the following photo, asking for the public’s help identifying these two theft suspects (click image to see larger version): “Can... [Read more]

Missing foreign currency? Normandy Park Police may have your cash

Missing foreign currency? Normandy Park Police may have your cash

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Thursday morning (Jan. 15), around 12:30 a.m., Normandy Park Police Officer Norris arrested a white male in the 1200 block of SW Shorebrook Drive with a large... [Read more]

MISSING: Have you seen Douglas Snyder? He’s missing from the area

MISSING: Have you seen Douglas Snyder? He’s missing from the area

Douglas Snyder (pictured above), has gone missing in the SeaTac/Burien area. He disappeared between Christmas and New Years Day, or shortly after. Doug is middle aged, about 6’2″, brown eyes,... [Read more]

Man, Woman robbed of cell phone on Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien Wednesday

Man, Woman robbed of cell phone on Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien Wednesday

Police say that on Wednesday (Jan. 14) afternoon around 2:15 p.m., a male and a female (both adults) assaulted a male and female (both adults), and stole a cell phone from one of them on Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]