Crime Section

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police Narcotics detectives arrested two people recently after an investigation led police to a particularly dank Burien basement, filled with 11 pounds of packaged pot and 28 illegally grown marijuana... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

The King County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the person responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station on Roxbury Street in White Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2: The suspect is described... [Read more]

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

by Jack Mayne With the animal control contract with nonprofit CARES coming to an end this summer, the Burien City Council was told Monday night (Feb. 1) that it may be asked to extend the contract through... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

VIDEO PODCAST: Burien shooting most likely gang related; weather & more

Here’s episode #36 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]

UPDATE: Shooting in Burien Monday afternoon may be gang related, police say

UPDATE: Shooting in Burien Monday afternoon may be gang related, police say

UPDATE 1/25/16 2:50 p.m.: Police say that a man who was found shot in Burien Monday afternoon (Jan. 25) may be the victim of gang related violence. Just before Noon Monday, police received a call about... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet Burien neighborhood, more

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet Burien neighborhood, more

Here’s episode #35 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]

FOLLOWUP: Here’s what police found in big drug bust in Gregory Heights home

FOLLOWUP: Here’s what police found in big drug bust in Gregory Heights home

FOLLOWUP: As we first reported on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Burien Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 1800 block of SW 160th Street in Gregory Heights (map below), but ended up finding... [Read more]

VIDEO: Guardian One tracks, finds suspect wanted for stolen vehicle Tuesday

VIDEO: Guardian One tracks, finds suspect wanted for stolen vehicle Tuesday

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the King County Sheriff’s Office tracked and arrested a man wanted for a stolen vehicle near the 14200 block of 8th Ave South in Burien (map below). Police found the stolen car... [Read more]

Police respond to vandalism call, end up finding narcotics and pot plants Monday

Police respond to vandalism call, end up finding narcotics and pot plants Monday

The King County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday afternoon, Jan. 18, they responded to a house in the 1800 block of SW 160th Street (map below) for a Vandalism call, then ended up finding... [Read more]

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to identify a woman whose body was found in Puget Sound near Vashon Island on Friday afternoon, Jan. 15. Police say that just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #34 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]

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #33 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]

VIDEO: Gov. Jay Inslee launches gun control initiative at Navos in Burien

VIDEO: Gov. Jay Inslee launches gun control initiative at Navos in Burien

Story, Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer The day after President Obama made an emotional speech on gun control, Gov. Jay Inslee came to Burien’s Navos Mental Health facility where he announced... [Read more]

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

by Jack Mayne After a split vote reelecting Lucy Krakowiak to remain Mayor, the Burien City Council heard Highline Public Schools superintendent say over 70 percent of seniors now graduate and that fewer... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

[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:] Each region of Burien has a unique public... [Read more]

Three White Center area schools put into lockdown Tuesday morning

Three White Center area schools put into lockdown Tuesday morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: UPDATE 12:56 p.m. 1/5/16: Three schools in the White Center area were put into lockdown Tuesday morning, Jan. 5 – Evergreen, Cascade Middle School and New... [Read more]

Man run over TWICE after suspect tries to steal girlfriend’s car in Burien Thursday

Man run over TWICE after suspect tries to steal girlfriend’s car in Burien Thursday

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that 47-year old man will be spending New Year’s Eve in Harborview, after he was run over... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Con Artists Posing as Utility Bill Collectors

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Con Artists Posing as Utility Bill Collectors

Seattle City Light is warning its customers to beware of con artists who pose as utility bill collectors. City Light says that a business owner was victimized this week by the phone scam, in which a caller... [Read more]

UPDATE: More photos & details on the Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

UPDATE: More photos & details on the Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

UPDATE WED, 12/30/15: King County Sheriff’s Detectives are still trying to identify the Fedora hat-wearing man pictured below, who police say robbed a convenience store in the 17900 block of 1st... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding Fedora hat wearing robbery suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding Fedora hat wearing robbery suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man pictured below for questioning in a robbery that occurred Dec. 22 at a gas station in the 17900 block of 1st Ave... [Read more]

Grenade found near McMicken Heights Elementary School turns out to be dud

Grenade found near McMicken Heights Elementary School turns out to be dud

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Police say a grenade was found in the white box just left of a traffic cone on the sidewalk in the center of the photo. A grenade was found in a box near McMicken... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Officer helps burglary victims have a Merry Christmas

King County Sheriff’s Officer helps burglary victims have a Merry Christmas

On Dec. 2, 2015, King County Sheriff’s Officer MPO White responded to a burglary call in the Boulevard Park area, near S. 112 and 1st Ave South.  White investigated the burglary, but there were... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in these surveillance photos: He is associated to one confirmed... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding suspected package thief

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding suspected package thief

Recognize this person? The Burien Police Department is seeking this suspected thief, wanted in connection with a package theft in the 16900 block of 3rd Ave South: “Do you know me? I’m wanted... [Read more]

CRIME UPDATE: Domestic assault, car jacking at Fred Meyer & more police activity

CRIME UPDATE: Domestic assault, car jacking at Fred Meyer & more police activity

We often get inquiries from Readers about police activity in Burien, so here’s an update for incidents that happened this week: THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015: CAR VS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT: A 68-year old... [Read more]

Pedestrian hit by car in Burien Thursday night

Pedestrian hit by car in Burien Thursday night

A pedestrian was hit by a car at SW 117th Street and 12th Ave SW (map below) in Burien Thursday night, and is apparently fighting for his life in the hospital. Police and EMTs responded to the scene just... [Read more]

SWAT team responds to home in Shorewood Sunday, finds suicide victim

SWAT team responds to home in Shorewood Sunday, finds suicide victim

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Sunday night (Dec. 6), a SWAT team discovered a tragic scene – a man had shot himself inside his home in the Shorewood neighborhood of Burien. Police... [Read more]