Crime Section

UPDATE: Highline High School put into modified lockdown Thursday morning

UPDATE: Highline High School put into modified lockdown Thursday morning

Around 9 a.m. Thursday morning Oct. 18, 2018, Highline High School was put into modified lockdown due to a threatening comment made to office staff over the phone. Police say that the school was put into... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office looking for additional victims of Tedgy Wright

King County Sheriff’s Office looking for additional victims of Tedgy Wright

The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for additional victims of sexual assaults by 25-year old Tedgy Wright, who is currently in custody at King County Jail. Police say that Wright has been meeting... [Read more]

UPDATE: Suspect wanted for Aug. 13 kidnapping arrested in Tukwila

UPDATE: Suspect wanted for Aug. 13 kidnapping arrested in Tukwila

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the suspect wanted in an attempted kidnapping/sexual assault case was identified through DNA as Kevin J. Perkins. A $500,000 warrant for Kidnapping... [Read more]

Safety is a community-wide issue, concludes Highline Public Schools report

Safety is a community-wide issue, concludes Highline Public Schools report

“Safety is a community-wide issue” – that’s the message that came out loud and clear at the community safety meetings Highline Public Schools conducted last spring in partnership with... [Read more]

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson releases statement on Public Safety

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson releases statement on Public Safety

Despite trends that show crime is actually decreasing, recent events have shown that City, County, and regional leaders need to come together to address the unacceptable violence that is harming our community. The... [Read more]

Seven rental cars stolen in huge heist at Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Facility

Seven rental cars stolen in huge heist at Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Facility

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Seven rental cars were stolen and another was crashed and abandoned in a big heist at the Rental Car Facility (RCF) of Sea-Tac Airport on Friday, Sept. 21. The Port... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘We need more than thoughts and prayers to counter senseless violence’

LETTER: ‘We need more than thoughts and prayers to counter senseless violence’

[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:] Dear Editor, I think most would agree... [Read more]

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

By Jack Mayne Burien’s police chief says his force and the King County Sheriff’s Office are working to make certain that the stray bullet death of a respected 51-year old worker in a chiropractic office... [Read more]

Police respond to reports of shots fired in Burien early Saturday morning

Police respond to reports of shots fired in Burien early Saturday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of shots being fired in Burien early last Saturday, Sept. 22. Police say that shots were heard in the 13200 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW at around... [Read more]

Third suspect arrested in connection with drive-by shooting; gang unit to be formed

Third suspect arrested in connection with drive-by shooting; gang unit to be formed

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht announced that a third suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal, tragic drive-by shooting that killed Gabriela Reyes-Dominguez on Sept. 19, and also... [Read more]

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

At Monday night’s Study Session (Sept. 24, 2018), the Burien City Council will hear presentations on the recent drive-by shooting homicide investigation from Police Chief Boe, as well as about Economic... [Read more]

VIDEO: Vigil held for drive-by shooting victim Gabriela Reyes-Dominguez

VIDEO: Vigil held for drive-by shooting victim Gabriela Reyes-Dominguez

The parking lot next to Burien’s One Source Chiropractic was packed with friends, family and community members Thursday night (Sept. 20), all together to grieve the senseless killing of Gabriela... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Love one another’

LETTER: ‘Love one another’

[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:] Dear Editor, As The B-Town Blog is a voice... [Read more]

City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

By Jack Mayne In a long and routine meeting Monday night (Sept. 17), the Burien City Council delved into many intricate changes in internal policy, and also heard that crime was a little bit down and Major... [Read more]

UPDATE: Two teen gang members arrested in connection with tragic shooting

UPDATE: Two teen gang members arrested in connection with tragic shooting

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that two suspects – both teenage gang members – have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that tragically took the life of... [Read more]

Large fight injures police officer in Burien Tuesday night

Large fight injures police officer in Burien Tuesday night

A large fight – where seven or so subjects jumped a person and knocked them unconscious – also injured a police officer in Burien Tuesday night, Sept. 18. The fight broke out near SW 124th Street and... [Read more]

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: A 51-year old woman was killed by a stray bullet in a shooting near SW 152nd Street and 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2018. Police say that the 51-year-old female victim... [Read more]

Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced in Burien Tuesday (Sept. 11) that his 2019-2020 budget proposal includes $3.1 million to expand Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) to three King County... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole some coins from LJR Coins in Burien

VIDEO: Recognize this thief? He stole some coins from LJR Coins in Burien

LJR Coins and Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying this man, who stole some coins on Aug. 7., 2018 (NOTE: there is no audio in the security cam... [Read more]

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

By Jack Mayne Despite fears in Burien that crime is increasing, Police Chief Ted Boe says the general city and King County crime rate is going down – except for car thefts. “Auto Theft is currently... [Read more]

UPDATE: Additional stolen guns found inside 16-year old suspect’s bedroom

UPDATE: Additional stolen guns found inside 16-year old suspect’s bedroom

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday (Aug. 30) that additional handguns have been found inside the 16-year old suspect’s bedroom the night of an accidental shooting on Aug. 14. Police... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Alturas apartment complex has been sold

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Alturas apartment complex has been sold

This week, the 543-unit Alturas Apartments – located at 1101 SW 139th Street in Burien – was sold by Fowler Property Acquisitions, and will now be managed by Forty2, LLC. Fowler Property Acquisitions... [Read more]

REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) on Tuesday (Aug. 28) released a new report – ‘Use of Force Complaint Processing in the King County Sheriff’s Office’ – at a... [Read more]

STOLEN: Have you seen this 1995 Honda Accord Station Wagon?

STOLEN: Have you seen this 1995 Honda Accord Station Wagon?

Miranda Duff had an intense week – not only did she give birth to her second child on Wednesday, her 1995 Honda Accord Station Wagon was stolen: I gave birth Wednesday morning to my second son. However,... [Read more]