Crime Section

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]

Two charged with alcohol/drug use near City Hall by Burien Police Wednesday

Two charged with alcohol/drug use near City Hall by Burien Police Wednesday

Burien Police say they charged two for drinking alcohol and/or buying/selling drugs near City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street) on Wednesday, May 20. Trespass warnings were also issued to the two suspects. “Officers... [Read more]

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines Police are investigating a mysterious shooting that sent one man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon (May... [Read more]

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

Here’s episode #2 of our new 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]

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

by Jack Mayne The editor of a homeless study released last week says the reason people get so angry at the recent increase in homelessness is because “they just don’t like to see it.” Sara Rankin... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

If you saw a SWAT team and numerous police officers in the area around S. 116th and 5th Ave S. in Burien Friday morning (May 15), it was the King County Sheriff’s Office – and local police –... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police seeking help finding indecent exposure suspect

Normandy Park Police seeking help finding indecent exposure suspect

The Normandy Park Police Department is searching for a man who exposed himself to a family in the north end of Normandy Park – near 1st Ave South – Thursday afternoon, May 7. Police say that the suspect... [Read more]

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: SeaTac City Manager Todd Cutts says the city has “trespassed” people living in North SeaTac Park after a storm of publicity over garbage, drug paraphernalia and... [Read more]

Burien Police pull over stolen car, arrest two for theft Tuesday afternoon

Burien Police pull over stolen car, arrest two for theft Tuesday afternoon

Photos by Brooks Schaefer The Burien Police Department is reporting that they pulled over a stolen car and arrested two occupants for possession of stolen property on Tuesday afternoon, May 5. The incident... [Read more]

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

by Jack Mayne Police Chief Scott Kimerer told the Burien City Council Monday night (May 4) that a new schedule intended to double the number of officers on the streets twice each day should start by July... [Read more]

WANTED: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding felony theft suspect

WANTED: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding felony theft suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying this felony theft suspect: Police say he recently stole tools from a tool truck in the 1400 block of So. 116th. “Someone... [Read more]

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

Auto theft investigation leads to recovery of ‘lots’ of stolen property in Burien

Auto theft investigation leads to recovery of ‘lots’ of stolen property in Burien

What began as an auto theft investigation lead to recovery of “lots” of stolen property from a home near S. 128th and 2nd Ave South in Burien on Monday (April 20), according to police. “While... [Read more]

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing 2-year old boy found SAFE in Renton!

UPDATE: Missing 2-year old boy found SAFE in Renton!

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: UPDATE APRIL 15, 2015 9:46 a.m.: The missing 2-year old boy has been FOUND safe in Renton! “We are pleased to announce, just after 9:00 this morning April... [Read more]