Crime Section

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]

Pennsylvania man charged with homicide after fatal car crash on Ambaum Nov. 21

Pennsylvania man charged with homicide after fatal car crash on Ambaum Nov. 21

A makeshift memorial marks the spot where Peter Vandervelde was killed by a DUI driver in Burien on Nov. 21. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne A Pittsburg man has been charged with vehicular homicide... [Read more]

Burien Police recover sizeable amount of heroin, meth, cocaine and oxy pills

Burien Police recover sizeable amount of heroin, meth, cocaine and oxy pills

Acting on a complaint about narcotics activity, Burien Police detectives launched an investigation and quickly determined illegal drug dealing was involved. Tuesday night (Jan. 6), police served a search... [Read more]

Poorly-driven car results in recovery of 3 stolen vehicles, gun & more by police

Poorly-driven car results in recovery of 3 stolen vehicles, gun & more by police

On Monday night (Jan. 5), a poorly-driven car attracted the attention of a Burien Police officer, which led to the recovery of two stolen vehicles, a stolen motorcycle, several stolen license plates, and... [Read more]

Forgery suspect resists arrest, gets tased by Burien Police on New Year’s Eve

Forgery suspect resists arrest, gets tased by Burien Police on New Year’s Eve

If you saw a lot of police activity near the intersection of SW 148th and 1st Ave South on New Year’s Eve, here’s what happened – police say that a forgery suspect ran from a bank, resisted... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, posted exactly as written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] More Police Officers... [Read more]

Man accused of ramming minivan into Big 5 Dec. 2 pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday

Man accused of ramming minivan into Big 5 Dec. 2 pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday

Ricky Arnsten, 43, the man accused of ramming his minivan into Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Burien on Dec. 2, pleaded “Not Guilty” on Thursday (Dec. 18) to charges of burglary, malicious mischief... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police chase car prowlers in stolen vehicle early Wednesday

Normandy Park Police chase car prowlers in stolen vehicle early Wednesday

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting a short chase of a stolen vehicle by an officer Wednesday morning at 1:46 a.m. (Dec. 18). An Officer was called... [Read more]

High-speed chase, rollover crash closes Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday night

High-speed chase, rollover crash closes Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday night

A man wanted for domestic violence led Burien Police on a high-speed chase Sunday night (Dec. 14) before crashing and rolling his car at the big curve at the south end of Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 156th. It... [Read more]

ALERT: Man exposes himself – and worse – in female-owned Burien business

ALERT: Man exposes himself – and worse – in female-owned Burien business

A young man exposed himself to – and masturbated in front of – a female business owner in Burien on Tuesday, and police are warning residents and businesspeople to be on the lookout. The suspect is... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Heads-Up on Vehicle Repair Scam’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Heads-Up on Vehicle Repair Scam’

[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:] Last week, I parked in the lot at 148th... [Read more]

Burien Police bust drug dealers, seize meth, heroin, $4,000 in cash and firearm

Burien Police bust drug dealers, seize meth, heroin, $4,000 in cash and firearm

This weekend, Burien Police detectives wrapped up an ongoing investigation into drug sales by serving four search warrants and arresting two adults for dealing drugs. Police seized over 4 pounds of meth,... [Read more]

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Thieves crashed their pick-up truck through the doors of the Normandy Park Market early Monday (Dec. 8) then stole the automatic teller machine and fled. A... [Read more]

Bail set at $750,000 for man who rammed his van into Big 5 in Burien Tuesday

Bail set at $750,000 for man who rammed his van into Big 5 in Burien Tuesday

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reported on Friday (Dec. 5) that bail is set at $750,000 for the 43-year-old man who was arrested Tuesday morning after he crashed his van into the Big 5 Sporting... [Read more]

No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

On Thursday (Dec. 4), detectives from numerous federal and local agencies served simultaneous search warrants at six businesses and four residences – including five in Burien – along with unincorporated... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect who has struck four motels and one pizza shop in the city of SeaTac since Nov.... [Read more]

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

After a very tense four+-hour stand-off, the King County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man at Big 5 Sporting Goods on SW 148th Street Tuesday morning (Dec. 2) after he apparently rammed his vehicle... [Read more]

Burien man accused in beating death of infant daughter pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Burien man accused in beating death of infant daughter pleads ‘Not Guilty’

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that Ahmed Ibrahim, accused in the fatal beating of his 8-month old daughter on Nov. 10, pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ to a charge of Murder in... [Read more]

Recognize this guy? Police seeking public’s help finding White Center burglar

Recognize this guy? Police seeking public’s help finding White Center burglar

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying/finding this burglar, suspected of hitting the same White Center business twice... [Read more]

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that around 11 p.m. on Friday night (Nov. 21), Officer Norris and Reserve Officer McBride were dispatched to... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest driver of stolen SUV at Fred Meyer Tuesday

Burien Police arrest driver of stolen SUV at Fred Meyer Tuesday

If you saw police action at the Fred Meyer in Burien Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 18) around 3 p.m., here’s what happened:  A Burien Police officer was flagged down by the owner of a stolen white SUV,... [Read more]

Burien man accused in death of infant charged; bail set at $1 million

Burien man accused in death of infant charged; bail set at $1 million

Arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 26 for a 27-year-old man who is accused of the fatal beating of his 8-month-old daughter last week in Burien. The defendant, Ahmed Ibrahim, was charged last Thursday with... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien Police Detective wins Law Enforcement Professionalism Award

VIDEO: Burien Police Detective wins Law Enforcement Professionalism Award

Burien Police Detective Scott Fitchett was recently awarded a ‘Law Enforcement Professionalism Award’ for his work helping a group of women escape a life of abuse and prostitution. Here’s... [Read more]