Crime Section

UPDATE: Suspect in Saturday night shooting in Burien has been caught

UPDATE: Suspect in Saturday night shooting in Burien has been caught

UPDATE SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 8:40 p.m.: The shooting suspect from Saturday night’s shooting in Burien has been caught near S. 100th Street an 14th Ave South, according to the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien driver demonstrates why you shouldn’t Text & Drive

VIDEO: Burien driver demonstrates why you shouldn’t Text & Drive

This Distracted Driver was caught texting and driving – and weaving – on SW 172nd Street earlier this week in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, when she did this… …and then... [Read more]

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

[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 Council Members, The Council Leadership... [Read more]

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Photos by Aaron Wells http://www.aaronwellsphotography.com Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (April 12), a shooting was reported at the AM/PM Mini Market on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th Street... [Read more]

Walgreens Pharmacy in Burien robbed Monday night; two suspects arrested

Walgreens Pharmacy in Burien robbed Monday night; two suspects arrested

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the Walgreens Pharmacy located at SW 148th and Ambaum (map below) was robbed Monday night, April 10. Police say they received a 9-1-1 call at about... [Read more]

BURIEN P.D.: Alert shopper calls in suspicious activity and foils armed robber

BURIEN P.D.: Alert shopper calls in suspicious activity and foils armed robber

On Wednesday (April 5), an alert shopper noticed a man loitering outside of a retail store in the 15700 block of 1st Ave South (map below), according to the Burien Police Department, which adds: The... [Read more]

Thief tries to steal from Auto Zone; gets head examined, then is trespassed

Thief tries to steal from Auto Zone; gets head examined, then is trespassed

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday (April 2) responded to the Auto Zone in the Burien Plaza at 120 SW 148th Street about reports of a man who had attempted to steal some items. The... [Read more]

Distracted Drivers beware – ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ ticket campaign underway

Distracted Drivers beware – ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ ticket campaign underway

“U Text, U Drive, U Pay” is the message the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is sending to distracted drivers in April as part of “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” Drivers using... [Read more]

Man wanted for White Center bank robbery arrested at Burien Library Wed.

Man wanted for White Center bank robbery arrested at Burien Library Wed.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man who attempted to rob a US Bank in White Center around 1 p.m. Wednesday (March 29) has been found and arrested in Burien. The suspect – who... [Read more]

Reward increased for information on fatal Feb. 24 Burien hit and run

Reward increased for information on fatal Feb. 24 Burien hit and run

Family and friends of April Fait – who was killed in a tragic hit and run accident in Burien on Feb. 24 – added $5,000 to the $1,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an... [Read more]

‘A troubled man, a police chase in Burien and the mystery of a cop’s lost AR-15’

‘A troubled man, a police chase in Burien and the mystery of a cop’s lost AR-15’

In December, 2015, we reported how a Burien Police officer lost a semi-automatic rifle that fell out of the back of his patrol SUV that had stopped to deploy spike strips during a pursuit. The King County... [Read more]

Police apprehend 5 robbery suspects near Shorewood Drive in Burien Thursday

Police apprehend 5 robbery suspects near Shorewood Drive in Burien Thursday

If you’re wondering why there was so much police activity in/near Burien’s Shorewood neighborhood Thursday (March 23), here’s what we know – the King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]

Burien burglary victims just want their precious, keepsake Bible back

Burien burglary victims just want their precious, keepsake Bible back

Burien resident Cynthia Alcaraz and her husband Jose (pictured above) were victims of a burglary at their apartment recently, and all they really want back is a precious, keepsake Bible. “Our home... [Read more]

Man assaulted in parking lot of bar in Burien Friday night

Man assaulted in parking lot of bar in Burien Friday night

On Friday night (March 17) around 10:30 p.m. police responded to the El Habenero for an assault, and found an injured man on the ground of the parking lot. Police said that a 33-year old Kent man was there... [Read more]

Major police activity in downtown Burien Monday night was due to robbery call

Major police activity in downtown Burien Monday night was due to robbery call

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was in downtown Burien on Monday night (March 13), police tell us that just before 8 p.m. they received a call of a robbery in the area of SW 152nd... [Read more]

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Donovan Spann, 18 – a senior at Burien’s New Start High School – was tragically killed in an accidental shooting on Friday night, March 10, Highline Public Schools announced Monday. Another... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

The City of Burien on Thursday (March 9) issued a statement in response to the ‘Rally Against Crime’ held outside and at the City Council meeting on Monday night, March 6. In the statement... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

[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:] Greetings City Council, I am writing as... [Read more]

$3,000 reward offered for info on hit & run driver who killed April Fait Feb. 24

$3,000 reward offered for info on hit & run driver who killed April Fait Feb. 24

A combined reward of $3,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound and the family of April Fait, who was tragically killed by a hit and run driver in Burien on Friday night, Feb. 24. As we... [Read more]

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Burgeoning crime in Burien and the need for additional police officers spurred a large group of residents to spend over an hour at the City Council’s public comment session at the Monday regular meeting…

Burien Police recover stolen car Monday night; two male suspects escape

Burien Police recover stolen car Monday night; two male suspects escape

Photos by Aaron Wells www.aaronwellsphotography.com Burien Police recovered a stolen vehicle on SW 112th Street and 1st Ave. South in Burien shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday night, March 6. Police told... [Read more]

Man shot in head in Burien Monday morning; roommate arrested

Man shot in head in Burien Monday morning; roommate arrested

The King County Sheriff’s Office said that a man was shot in the head by his roommate in a house in the 13000 block of Occidental Ave South in Burien Monday morning…

Hit and run driver tries to flee, gets caught and busted by Burien P.D. early Sunday

Hit and run driver tries to flee, gets caught and busted by Burien P.D. early Sunday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A hit and run accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday (March 5) at SW 108th Street & 28th Ave. SW in Arbor Heights (map below). The female driver of the... [Read more]

Deputy witnesses shot fired from car, stops it from fleeing wrong way on I-5

Deputy witnesses shot fired from car, stops it from fleeing wrong way on I-5

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A King County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling the Burien area observed a shot fired from a white car near 1st Ave. S. and S. 156th Street. The deputy pursued the car... [Read more]