gangs Section

‘Revenge’ shootings lead to murder charges against violent gang members

‘Revenge’ shootings lead to murder charges against violent gang members

In a coordinated operation, King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives – with help from the ATF Violent Crimes Task Force – arrested five male gang members over several days last week. The... [Read more]

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

By Jack Mayne Councilmember Krystal Marx pushed to have the recent deaths of two teenage girls made the focus of the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (April 2). The girls – ages 13 and 19 –... [Read more]

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Illustration based on Aaron Wells photo of altered Burien graffiti. By Jack Mayne Graffiti and not drugs were the cause of the fatal shooting of an 18-year old man in a dark alley area behind the Alturas... [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]

Gun fight near SW 136th & Ambaum Tuesday night most likely gang related

Gun fight near SW 136th & Ambaum Tuesday night most likely gang related

The Burien Police Department is reporting that a gun fight near SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW Tuesday night around 10 p.m. was most likely gang related. There were no injuries reported, and no property... [Read more]

Suburban King County Council on Gangs taking Survey on Violence

Suburban King County Council on Gangs taking Survey on Violence

If you’re like many Burien residents, you may be more concerned about increasing violence in the area, especially after some recent incidents, including school lockdowns as well as Tuesday night’s... [Read more]

Gang Prevention Workshop Coming To Burien Friday, Oct. 9th

Gang Prevention Workshop Coming To Burien Friday, Oct. 9th

A Gang Prevention Workshop is coming to Burien’s Criminal Justice Training Center  on Friday, Oct. 9th from 8am to 5pm. Here are the details: WHAT: Gang Prevention Workshop with Gabriel Morales WHEN:... [Read more]

Seahurst Park’s New Picnic Shelter Severely Vandalized; $1,000 Reward Offered

Seahurst Park’s New Picnic Shelter Severely Vandalized; $1,000 Reward Offered

Michael Lafreniere, Director of Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, reports that Seahurst Park’s brand new picnic shelter and other areas were severely vandalized by alleged gang members... [Read more]

Drive-By Shooting Injures One In Burien

Drive-By Shooting Injures One In Burien

An apparent gang-related drive-by shooting in Burien left one man injured Saturday night. The incident happened around 8:15pm in the 13600 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW. Medics treated one victim on the scene,... [Read more]

Police Release Photo Of Southcenter Shooting Suspect

Police Release Photo Of Southcenter Shooting Suspect

Barry L. Saunders, 21, is wanted in connection with the deadly Southcenter shooting Nov. 22nd. According to KOMO News, the public is being asked to help find the suspect in last weekend’s fatal shooting... [Read more]

Gang Awareness Seminar Is Thursday, Nov. 13th

Gang Awareness Seminar Is Thursday, Nov. 13th

In times like these, with a souring economy and loss of jobs, gang activity often starts to escalate. That’s one reason that the Burien Police Department is holding a special Gang Awareness Seminar... [Read more]