Crime Section

Public’s help sought finding stolen U-Haul with $1 million in band equipment

Public’s help sought finding stolen U-Haul with $1 million in band equipment

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a U-Haul van that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in SeaTac containing over $1 million in musical equipment. The van... [Read more]

Stabbing in Burien Saturday sends one to Harborview with serious injuries

Stabbing in Burien Saturday sends one to Harborview with serious injuries

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office reports that a stabbing took place in/near an apartment complex in the 13200 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 11) around 12:45... [Read more]

Two shot, one killed at party in Burien Fri.; 2nd fatal shooting in White Center

Two shot, one killed at party in Burien Fri.; 2nd fatal shooting in White Center

Photos by Aaron Wells Burien Police responded to a report of a shooting Friday night (Nov. 10), and found two men shot. One of the men died at the scene, the other was taken to Harborview with a... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol seeking witnesses to recent car shooting on SR 518

Washington State Patrol seeking witnesses to recent car shooting on SR 518

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses who may have seen a vehicle being shot at around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 on westbound SR 518 near Des Moines Memorial Drive while driving into Burien. WSP troopers... [Read more]

Three Highline High School students robbed on campus Wednesday

Three Highline High School students robbed on campus Wednesday

Highline High School is reporting that on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 8) at around 4 p.m., three students were robbed of cell phones and money on the southeast end of campus. Burien police responded and... [Read more]

Burien Police nab drivers of car with stolen plates in Olde Burien Tuesday night

Burien Police nab drivers of car with stolen plates in Olde Burien Tuesday night

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was on/near SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien Tuesday night (Nov. 7), Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office reports that it was because deputies... [Read more]

Detectives seeking public’s help identifying White Center robbery suspects

Detectives seeking public’s help identifying White Center robbery suspects

From our sister site The White Center Blog: King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying three men who robbed a man at gun point last month in White Center. Shortly... [Read more]

14-year old boy shot near Burien laundromat Tuesday night

14-year old boy shot near Burien laundromat Tuesday night

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 14-year old boy was shot in the back as he was sitting in a truck near a laundromat located on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 136th Street... [Read more]

Abandoned, running stolen vehicle results in large police response Monday night

Abandoned, running stolen vehicle results in large police response Monday night

If you wondered what the large police turnout was in the Gregory Heights neighborhood Monday night (Oct. 30), Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that a Deputy ran the license... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement about recent hate mail from Respect, WA

City of Burien issues statement about recent hate mail from Respect, WA

The City of Burien on Friday (Oct. 27) issued a statement that appears to be inspired by a direct mail letter sent out by Respect, WA, which targets “undocumented immigrants” it claims are... [Read more]

PHOTO: Recognize this guy? Package thief caught on camera in Seahurst

PHOTO: Recognize this guy? Package thief caught on camera in Seahurst

Recognize this package thief? He was caught on camera below stealing from a home in Burien’s Seahurst nighborhood (click image to view larger version): This theft occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 25,... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s ‘Business Watch’ safety meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 17

Discover Burien’s ‘Business Watch’ safety meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 17

Discover Burien will be holding its quarterly ‘Business Watch’ meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 6 – 7 p.m. at their office in downtown Burien. “Meet with local law enforcement and... [Read more]

Three gun-toting suspects rob woman of purse in Burien Wednesday morning

Three gun-toting suspects rob woman of purse in Burien Wednesday morning

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office reports that three suspects used a gun to rob a woman of her purse in the area of SW 142nd Street and 4th Ave SW (map below) just after 11 a.m. Wednesday... [Read more]

Burien Police/Sheriff’s Detectives seize guns, drugs, and stolen liquor at residence

Burien Police/Sheriff’s Detectives seize guns, drugs, and stolen liquor at residence

As part of an ongoing investigation, Burien/King County Sheriff’s Detectives served a search warrant on a residence in the 17400 block of Ambaum Blvd. S. (map below). Inside they found 16 firearms... [Read more]

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Starbucks on SW 148th

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Starbucks on SW 148th

No agenda. No speeches. Just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know your local Burien Police Department. It’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 8... [Read more]

Burien man arrested for homicide after fight leads to another man’s death

Burien man arrested for homicide after fight leads to another man’s death

A Burien man was arrested and booked into jail after a physical fight on Sunday, Sept. 24 lead to another man’s death. The King County Sheriff’s Office says that just before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday,... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office simplifies Miranda warnings for juveniles

King County Sheriff’s Office simplifies Miranda warnings for juveniles

The King County Sheriff’s Office – which contracts with Burien for police services – announced that it plans to simplify Miranda warnings for juveniles. Here’s more from the KCSO: Researchers... [Read more]

‘Sting’ operation (not what you think) as car vandals arrested in Burien Thurs.

‘Sting’ operation (not what you think) as car vandals arrested in Burien Thurs.

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two teen males were caught early Thursday (Sept. 21) – and stung (along with a cop) – after disturbing a wasp’s nest at/near... [Read more]

Seattle Police arrest Burien woman in connection with fatal W. Seattle shooting

Seattle Police arrest Burien woman in connection with fatal W. Seattle shooting

Seattle Police Detectives arrested a 21-year-old female Wednesday morning (Sept. 20) in Burien, wanted in connection for the fatal shooting of a man in West Seattle Tuesday night. After being interviewed... [Read more]

Man points gun, threatens woman in Burien apartment early Wednesday

Man points gun, threatens woman in Burien apartment early Wednesday

Photo courtesy Aaron Wells Photography Burien Police responded to a reported domestic assault involving a firearm at the View Ridge apartments in the 100 block of SW 155th Street of Burin shortly after... [Read more]

McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The manager of a McDonalds located in Des Moines at 22644 Pacific Highway South ended up stabbing a suspect from a group of five who had beaten and threatened him... [Read more]

Here’s why the Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter was over Burien Wednesday

Here’s why the Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter was over Burien Wednesday

If you heard and/or saw the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter over parts of Burien on Wednesday, Sept. 13, police tell us it’s because they had a call of a dispute between... [Read more]

Employee shot during marijuana store robbery near White Center Tues. night

Employee shot during marijuana store robbery near White Center Tues. night

A store employee was shot and wounded Tuesday night (Sept. 12) during a robbery at the Star 21 marijuana shop in the 11000 block of 1st Ave South (map below). The employee was shot in the shoulder and... [Read more]

King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday called upon the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to provide enhanced, culturally appropriate antibias, violence de-escalation, and crisis intervention... [Read more]