Crime Section

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

  Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline... [Read more]

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Officers from the Seattle Police Department were training Thursday afternoon (April 19) at Sunnydale Elementary School, located at 15631 Des Moines Memorial Drive in... [Read more]

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Mayor, Council, City Manager & Police Chief

LETTER: An Open Letter to the Mayor, Council, City Manager & Police Chief

[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:] April 19, 2018 An Open Letter to The Honorable... [Read more]

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

Machete/chain attack on Good Samaritan Wed. night sends one to hospital

A brutal assault – with a machete and a chain – took place near the 76 station located on SW 148th Street near 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday night, April 18. Police say that at about 7:10 p.m.,... [Read more]

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

Community Meeting on School Safety will be Thursday at Highline High

In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools announced that they will be initiating a conversation with the community around school safety, with a meeting set for Thursday,... [Read more]

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A 13-year old boy was robbed of his backpack – then shot at – Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m., shortly after two nearby schools let out for the day. During the robbery,... [Read more]

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

City Manager Brian J. Wilson on Tuesday, April 17 selected Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe to be Burien’s next Police Chief. His first day will be May 1, and his annual salary will be $148,954. Chief... [Read more]

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

By Jack Mayne Returning and increased airplane noise over Burien is likely after the the Federal Aviation Administration claims that it can ignore potential environmental rules to permit more prop-jet... [Read more]

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht attended the Burien City Council meeting Monday evening, addressing several questions surrounding gangs and youth-on-youth violence. Story & Photos by Aaron Wells King... [Read more]

Armed, suicidal woman fires shot in front of Burien’s Police Station Sunday

Armed, suicidal woman fires shot in front of Burien’s Police Station Sunday

On Sunday, April 15 at 1:14 p.m. Burien Police Detectives at Southwest Precinct 4 (14905 6th Ave SW; map below) were outside in the back lot when they heard a shot being fired near the front of the Police... [Read more]

Burien Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest two Friday night

Burien Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest two Friday night

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, a Burien Police officer located a stolen vehicle with two individuals inside near Andy’s Handy Mart in the 15000 block of SW 160th... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

Five candidates for Burien Police Chief met with City leaders and community members on Thursday evening at the Burien Community Center. Five candidates vying to become the next Burien Police Chief met... [Read more]

Road rage turns into shootout between 2 cars on 1st Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Road rage turns into shootout between 2 cars on 1st Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office/Burien Police said that a road rage incident turned into a shootout between two cars on 1st Ave South near SW 124th Street in Burien Wednesday afternoon, April 11. “The... [Read more]

Gas station customer robbed by 3 teen girls armed with knives Tues. morning

Gas station customer robbed by 3 teen girls armed with knives Tues. morning

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning (April 10), a customer at the 76 gas station located in the 14800 block of 1st Ave. S. in Burien reported to police that... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Packed City Hall hosts Town Hall meeting Mon. night

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Packed City Hall hosts Town Hall meeting Mon. night

Story & Videos by Scott Schaefer On Monday night (April 9), around 140 people packed into Burien City Hall for a Town Hall on Youth Engagement and Community Safety, held by the City. The meeting was... [Read more]

High speed chase of stolen car through area ends in crash in Normandy Park

High speed chase of stolen car through area ends in crash in Normandy Park

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday night (April 8), a Burien police officer spotted an occupied stolen vehicle driving eastbound on SW 148th St. in Burien. The driver of... [Read more]

Alturas Apartments holding community meeting for residents this Friday

Alturas Apartments holding community meeting for residents this Friday

Alturas Apartments – where two teen girls were tragically shot and killed on Mar. 28 – will be holding a community meeting for residents this Friday, April 6, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Navos Revelle... [Read more]

City’s Town Hall for Youth Engagement & Community Safety will be Mon., April 9

City’s Town Hall for Youth Engagement & Community Safety will be Mon., April 9

The City of Burien is inviting the community to a Town Hall discussion on how to engage youth and enhance community safety on Monday, April 9. In the wake of the tragic death of two teens last week,... [Read more]

Next Community Conversation on School Safety will be Thursday, April 19

Next Community Conversation on School Safety will be Thursday, April 19

In response to recent incidents of violence in our schools and communities, Highline Public Schools is holding conversations with the community around safety. Families, students, staff and community members... [Read more]

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

By Jack Mayne Councilmember Krystal Marx pushed to have the recent deaths of two teenage girls made the focus of the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (April 2). The girls – ages 13 and 19 –... [Read more]

Swastika and ‘KKK’ found painted on Highline High’s Spirit Rock Friday

Swastika and ‘KKK’ found painted on Highline High’s Spirit Rock Friday

On Friday morning (March 30), a swastika and ‘KKK’ were found painted on the Spirit Rock in front of Highline High School. Workers immediately painted over the offensive, racist symbols. “We... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

Late Wednesday night (March 28, 2018), two young women were tragically killed in a gang-related shooting in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW (read our previous coverage here). “Our thoughts are with... [Read more]

Police believe fatal shooting of 2 teenage girls in Burien Wed. night gang related

Police believe fatal shooting of 2 teenage girls in Burien Wed. night gang related

Two teenage girls were shot and killed in a parking lot at/near the Alturas apartment complex on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 137th Street in Burien (map below) Wednesday night, March 28. Police say that Wednesday... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding van from SeaTac hit & run

Police seeking public’s help finding van from SeaTac hit & run

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A pedestrian was hit by a van at S. 136th Street & Military Road S. in SeaTac early Thursday morning, March 22, and police are seeking the public’s help. Police... [Read more]