Crime Section

Orthodox Monk assaulted at gas station in Burien Tuesday

Orthodox Monk assaulted at gas station in Burien Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Abbot Tryphon (pictured above) – a monk at the All-Merciful Saviour Orthodox Monastery on Vashon Island – was assaulted at at a Mobil Gas... [Read more]

Shot(s) fired near SW 142nd & Ambaum Tuesday morning; suspect not located

Shot(s) fired near SW 142nd & Ambaum Tuesday morning; suspect not located

If you saw and heard the Guardian One chopper this morning around 11:20 a.m., the King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that it was responding to a shooting near SW 142nd Street and Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien Council Monday night (April 15) was one of those meetings where a lot happened, but it was mostly technical filling of committees and boards with new or renominated members, along... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I totally agree with Eric Dickman’s letter’ about the Burien Annex

LETTER: ‘I totally agree with Eric Dickman’s letter’ about the Burien Annex

[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:] I’ll keep this short. I totally agree... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

[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:] In support of the Annex: I read the reporting... [Read more]

Man thought to be armed in Burien turns out to just be ‘very intoxicated’

Man thought to be armed in Burien turns out to just be ‘very intoxicated’

On Saturday night, Mar. 29 at around 9:30 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call about a man possibly armed with a gun near the shopping center at SW 128th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW. However, police say that... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying home invasion robbery suspects

Police seeking public’s help identifying home invasion robbery suspects

On March 4, 2019 at about 9:10 p.m. in the 15100 block of SE 141st Place in Renton (map below), a husband, wife and two older teenage sons were home when three suspects one white male, one black male and... [Read more]

Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

By Jack Mayne More and more Burien residents are feeling less and less safe from the onslaught of crime in the community that is policed by a force drawn from and contracted with the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Police seeking help locating attempted murder suspect Daniel ‘Capone’ Varela

Police seeking help locating attempted murder suspect Daniel ‘Capone’ Varela

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating Daniel Varela AKA “Capone”, a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder in White Center on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Patrols added to focus on Distracted Driving March 28-April 14

Patrols added to focus on Distracted Driving March 28-April 14

More than 150 law enforcement agencies around the state – including in the Burien area – are adding extra patrols looking for distracted drivers beginning Thursday, March 28 through April 14. It is... [Read more]

Man found dead in Porta Potty at Burien Skate Park Wednesday morning

Man found dead in Porta Potty at Burien Skate Park Wednesday morning

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched Wednesday morning, Mar. 20 at 8:44 a.m. to a call of a male that was found unresponsive in a Porta Potty at the Burien Skate Park. Deputies... [Read more]

Police chase, tase warrant suspect in Dottie Harper Park Sunday

Police chase, tase warrant suspect in Dottie Harper Park Sunday

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Officers recognized a subject wanted on warrant while responding to a call in the area of Dottie Harper Park on Sunday afternoon, Mar. 17. Police say that a check... [Read more]

‘New Black Panther Party’ letter was a hoax, Burien Police say

‘New Black Panther Party’ letter was a hoax, Burien Police say

A letter distributed to several downtown Burien Businesses last month purporting to be from the New Black Panther Party was determined to be a hoax, police said Thursday, Feb. 28. Burien Police responded... [Read more]

It’s been 2 years since April Fait was killed in hit & run; $5,000 reward for info

It’s been 2 years since April Fait was killed in hit & run; $5,000 reward for info

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound will pay $5,000.00 cash for any information that leads to the arrest and charge of the suspect(s) responsible for the tragic Feb. 24, 2017 Hit & Run death of APRIL FAIT. Friends... [Read more]

City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

By Jack Mayne During the recent snow storm, City Manager Brian Wilson told the Monday (Feb. 25) Burien City Council that the city Public Works and Parks staff worked 12 hour shifts on and off during and... [Read more]