Crime Section

Possible gang-related shooting near Burien Transit Center Friday night

Possible gang-related shooting near Burien Transit Center Friday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a possible gang-related shooting took place near the Burien Transit Center Friday night around 6:15 p.m. Police said that nobody was shot or injured,... [Read more]

Reward offered for passport stolen from truck in Olde Burien Friday night

Reward offered for passport stolen from truck in Olde Burien Friday night

From resident John White: ​David White parked his truck next to the Masonic temple Friday evening (Feb. 10) and walked to the 909 for dinner. He returned to his truck after dinner to find his back window... [Read more]

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a hit & run killed a pedestrian in the 12600 block of 1st Ave South (map below) near Puget Sound Park around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb.... [Read more]

Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog that officers are chasing a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant near Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 124th-128th Streets Thursday afternoon, Jan.... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

The Burien Police Department told The B-Town Blog on Monday (Jan. 23) that it considers the recent anti-Mexican graffiti left on an RV as a ‘Malicious Harassment’ or hate crime. This charge... [Read more]

Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an impaired driver crashed into parked cars in the 11400 block of 12th Ave SW (map below) Friday night around 10:30 p.m. Police say that an Oldsmobile... [Read more]

Student with gun caught, expelled from Sylvester Middle School Friday

Student with gun caught, expelled from Sylvester Middle School Friday

On Friday, Jan. 20, a student was caught with a gun in his possession at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. According to an email sent by school Principal Kyle Linman, the student with the gun was reported... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Failed burglar caught on camera trying to break into 911 Supply store

VIDEOS: Failed burglar caught on camera trying to break into 911 Supply store

One of Burien’s newer businesses – 911 Supply, located at 136 SW 152nd Street (map below) – was the victim of an attempted break-in on Monday night, Jan. 16. Ironically, this business caters to... [Read more]

Man dies after being hit by stray bullet in his SeaTac home Thursday morning

Man dies after being hit by stray bullet in his SeaTac home Thursday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A 74-year old man was shot in SeaTac early Thursday morning (Jan. 19) after a stray bullet went through the wall of his house and struck him in the head as he was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

WARNING: The following post contains a Tweet that includes photos of an “F word” that many might consider “not safe for young kids”: Racist, anti-Mexican graffiti was found spray... [Read more]

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Illustration based on Aaron Wells photo of altered Burien graffiti. By Jack Mayne Graffiti and not drugs were the cause of the fatal shooting of an 18-year old man in a dark alley area behind the Alturas... [Read more]

Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

One man was shot and a suspect was taken into custody around noon in downtown Burien on Saturday, Jan. 7. Police say that two men were seen in a verbal dispute near SW 152nd Street near 4th Ave SW when... [Read more]

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer were stolen out of a driveway in Burien on Dec. 11, near the intersection of SW 116th Street and 18 Ave SW (map below). “The police have found the two people... [Read more]

Burien shooting victim identified

Burien shooting victim identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday (Jan. 4) identified the victim of Tuesday night’s deadly shooting as Manuel A. Ortiz-Ornelas, 18, of Burien. He died of multiple gunshot... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 17-year old Burien male was arrested Wednesday for the shooting death of a man near the Alturas apartments Tuesday night, Jan. 3. As we previously... [Read more]

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

A man in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. Police say that just before 6 p.m., officers responded... [Read more]

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the reason for major police activity near S. 128th Street & 8th Ave S. in the Boulevard Park area (map below) on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017: “We... [Read more]

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect Friday; video released

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect Friday; video released

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: At 11:30 a.m. Friday morning (Dec. 30, 2016), Des Moines Police Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 25800 block of Marine View Drive... [Read more]

STOLEN: Honda Accord, stolen in Burien on Tuesday, Dec. 20

STOLEN: Honda Accord, stolen in Burien on Tuesday, Dec. 20

A 1996 Maroon Honda Accord was stolen from near the County Squire Apartment complex (11209 Des Moines Memorial Drive; map below) in Burien on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Burien Police have been notified (the... [Read more]

Former Burien store owner sentenced to 14 Months for Food Stamp Trafficking

Former Burien store owner sentenced to 14 Months for Food Stamp Trafficking

The former owner of Cynthia’s Polynesian Market in Burien was sentenced Monday (Dec. 19) in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 14 months in prison and three years of supervised release for food stamp... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

PODCAST: Hoax bomb threat results in lockdown; Jack Mayne on good kids…

Here’s episode #79 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Burien man arrested after bomb threat, 6-hour standoff with police

Burien man arrested after bomb threat, 6-hour standoff with police

A man who barricaded himself inside his home in the 15400 block of 22nd Ave SW in Burien was taken into custody after a six-hour standoff that resulted in a huge police turnout and the lockdown of nearby St. Francis School…

Burien Police Department inviting residents to Community Police Academy

Burien Police Department inviting residents to Community Police Academy

The King County, Burien and SeaTac Police Departments will be holding a FREE Community Police Academy this spring, and registration is now open. Classes will begin on Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017, and will... [Read more]

Burien man arrested, charged with double homicide in Pioneer Square

Burien man arrested, charged with double homicide in Pioneer Square

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that an arraignment has been scheduled for Dec. 8 for Darion A. Lipsey, a 22-year-old Burien man accused in the fatal shooting of two men in Seattle’s... [Read more]