Crime Section

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding info about body found in duffle bag Monday

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding info about body found in duffle bag Monday

UPDATE: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body was found in a duffle bag near an apartment complex located at S. 204th Street and 30th Ave S. in SeaTac Monday morning (July 27)... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

Here’s episode #12 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with a quote and donation info on Friday, July 24, 2015. Anthony from Novus in Burien replaced the broken windows Thursday, July 23. The Burien Arts Gallery... [Read more]

New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

by Jack Mayne The old trespass law is gone, but there is a new one to take its place despite the sustained efforts of Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. Police Chief Scott Kimerer also told Councilmembers... [Read more]

PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

Here’s episode #11 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Good samaritan who was shot and killed in White Center Tuesday identified

Good samaritan who was shot and killed in White Center Tuesday identified

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Edward “Eddie” E. Grant, 51 The good samaritan who was tragically shot and killed in White Center Tuesday morning (July 14) has been identified by... [Read more]

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying tire theft suspect

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying tire theft suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying this theft suspect, accused of stealing four tires from a local business: Police say that once the tires were installed, he... [Read more]

51-year old Man shot, killed in White Center after trying to break up robbery

51-year old Man shot, killed in White Center after trying to break up robbery

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 51-year-old man was fatally shot in White Center early Tuesday morning (July 14), after apparently... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Body of Burien man found in Renton identified as Jamar Bovan

FOLLOWUP: Body of Burien man found in Renton identified as Jamar Bovan

The male victim whose body was found June 29 in a van in Renton has been identified as Jamar Bovan, 39, of Burien, according to King County Medical Examiners Office. Bovan had been shot “multiple times”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

The Burien Police Department is asking all residents: “Can you identify this arson suspect?” Police say this suspect is wanted for questioning in an arson that occurred at Salmon Creek Park... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Stolen Motobecane bike has been found & returned to its owner!

FOLLOWUP: Stolen Motobecane bike has been found & returned to its owner!

Remember the “Motobecane Mirage” that was stolen from in front of the Burien Safeway on Monday, June 29 (we first posted the story here)? Well, on July 3 it was successfully returned to its owner! The... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying suspected mail thieves

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying suspected mail thieves

NOTE: This post was updated with map and information on the neighborhood where these crimes are taking place on July 7, 2015: The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: Burien receives... [Read more]

STOLEN: 10-foot dinghy stolen from Three Tree Point waterfront

STOLEN: 10-foot dinghy stolen from Three Tree Point waterfront

BTB Reader Ian Kelley wants everyone to be on the lookout for his 10-foot dinghy – complete with oars and life jackets –  that was stolen from his waterfront in Three Tree Point on Friday afternoon... [Read more]

STOLEN: Another bike theft: Motobecane Mirage stolen from in front of Safeway

STOLEN: Another bike theft: Motobecane Mirage stolen from in front of Safeway

Another bike was stolen this week – this time from in front of the Burien Safeway: It’s a “Motobecane Mirage,” which says 61 cm on the stem. It is a new, custom bike, shiny green... [Read more]

STOLEN: Bike stolen in downtown Burien

STOLEN: Bike stolen in downtown Burien

A bike – that was locked up – was stolen on Saturday (June 27) from in front of A Place for Pets and the Australian Pie Company, in the 400 block of SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien. “I discovered... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help finding Indecent Exposure suspect

Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help finding Indecent Exposure suspect

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for Indecent Exposure, and they’ve released a sketch of... [Read more]

25-year old Burien man charged in fatal Federal Way shooting

25-year old Burien man charged in fatal Federal Way shooting

The King County Prosecutors Office is reporting that Michael A. Espinosa, a 25-year-old Burien man, has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree with a firearm enhancement in connection with the fatal... [Read more]

Daycare employee arrested on Child Rape charges in Normandy Park

Daycare employee arrested on Child Rape charges in Normandy Park

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department on Monday (June 15) announced that they have arrested and booked a local day care employee for Rape of a Child in the First... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien Police lure, bust pedophile; Cab Driver shot & more…

PODCAST: Burien Police lure, bust pedophile; Cab Driver shot & more…

Here’s episode #6 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Burien Police assist Federal Agents with EBT fraud investigation

Burien Police assist Federal Agents with EBT fraud investigation

On Wednesday (June 10) the Burien Police Department assisted special agents with the USDA Office of Inspector General and FBI in a case of fraudulent use of the EBT Food Stamp program. Police say that... [Read more]

Burien Police free dog trapped in 103-degree car Saturday

Burien Police free dog trapped in 103-degree car Saturday

The Burien Police Department on Saturday (June 6) freed a dog trapped in a 103-degree car: Responded to report of dog in hot car for over 2 hrs. Car was 103 degrees inside. Dog taken into protective custody.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

Here’s episode #5 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien burglary suspect busted in the act

VIDEO: Burien burglary suspect busted in the act

EDITOR’S NOTE: Video shot from KCSO’s Guardian One chopper was added to this post at 7:21 p.m. on Thursday, June 4: Photo courtesy Erin Everitt-Boynton If you saw a lot of police activity... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso burglar

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso burglar

The Burien Police Department on Wednesday (June 3) released the following request, including video and photos: Do you know who this burglar is? Police say this suspect broke into multiple espresso... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

Here’s episode #4 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Teen wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night

Teen wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: An officer-involved shooting happened in SeaTac Thursday night (May 28) at 8:20 p.m., injuring one. Police say that the incident started as a stolen vehicle recovery... [Read more]

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

A regular BTB Reader alerted us that on Tuesday morning (May 26), she witnessed three men dressed in restaurant cook uniforms take driftwood from Seahurst Park beach, load it into a green truck and take... [Read more]