guns Section

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police officers responded to investigate a report of a 14-year old boy showing a handgun off to fellow students at his school Tuesday, May 20. “Another student did the right thing and told... [Read more]

Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Early Wednesday morning (March 12), Burien detectives and the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant and recovered loaded guns and stolen property from an apartment in Tukwila,... [Read more]

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

The Highline School District announced Tuesday (May 14) that “more extensive staff training and strong coordination with local law enforcement are the hallmarks of a proposal to improve safety and... [Read more]

UPDATE: St. Francis Shooting Victim Home; Was Hit by .22 Caliber Bullet

UPDATE: St. Francis Shooting Victim Home; Was Hit by .22 Caliber Bullet

According to a letter sent to parents at Burien’s St. Francis of Assisi School Wednesday afternoon (March 20), it has been confirmed that the 8th grade girl who was struck while walking home from... [Read more]

8th Grade Student Shot While Walking Home from St. Francis School Monday

8th Grade Student Shot While Walking Home from St. Francis School Monday

An 8th grade female student of Burien’s St. Francis of Assisi School was shot while walking home from school in the 16600 block of 21st Ave SW (map below) Monday afternoon, March 18. The student,... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien Woman Suspected in Seattle Shooting Had Guns Stolen in 2012

FOLLOWUP: Burien Woman Suspected in Seattle Shooting Had Guns Stolen in 2012

Carolyn Piksa, the Burien woman suspected of shooting a City of Seattle employee last Friday (March 8; read our previous coverage here) had filed a residential burglary report with the Burien Police last... [Read more]

Guns, Stolen Goods and ‘Robbery Kits’ Recovered During Nearby Search

Guns, Stolen Goods and ‘Robbery Kits’ Recovered During Nearby Search

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday (Feb. 21) that it has arrested one person and plans to arrest another after they tried to sell stolen goods on Craigslist. “$22,000 worth... [Read more]

Area Police Chiefs Meet with Highline School District About Its Security Plan

Area Police Chiefs Meet with Highline School District About Its Security Plan

Highline School District Superintendent Susan Enfield and members of her leadership team met Thursday (Jan. 10) with top law enforcement officials of the five municipalities in the south end to discuss... [Read more]

Contrary to Report, Highline Schools Has ‘No Proposal’ to Disarm Guards

Contrary to Report, Highline Schools Has ‘No Proposal’ to Disarm Guards

by Jack Mayne There is no plan for the Highline Public School District to disarm its security officers or police “resource officers,” contrary to a KOMO television report broadcast Monday (Jan. 7). “Basically,... [Read more]

King County & City of Seattle Announce Gun Buyback Program on Jan. 26

King County & City of Seattle Announce Gun Buyback Program on Jan. 26

King County announced Tuesday (Jan. 8) that they’re teaming up with the City of Seattle to hold a new Gun Safety Initiative, including a gun buyback program event planned for Saturday, Jan. 26. The... [Read more]

New King County Sheriff Warns ‘Don’t Shoot Your Gun in the Air New Year’s Eve’

New King County Sheriff Warns ‘Don’t Shoot Your Gun in the Air New Year’s Eve’

For all our gun-totin’ Readers out there, your new King County Sheriff John Urqhart has a warning about firing guns in the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve: “Any bullet fired from a gun must... [Read more]

Man Busted During ‘Operation Center of Attention’ Sentenced to 15 Years

Man Busted During ‘Operation Center of Attention’ Sentenced to 15 Years

Some of the guns and drugs confiscated during ‘Operation Center of Attention’ in White Center in 2011. Photo by Scott Schaefer. A 31-year-old man busted during last year’s ‘Operation... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Chris Saunders had Gun Pointed at his Head in Burien Robbery

FOLLOWUP: Chris Saunders had Gun Pointed at his Head in Burien Robbery

As they were driving north on First Avenue South Tuesday night, Chris Saunders’ fiancé knew something was wrong when she saw three suspicious men wearing all black, holding duffel bags and running towards the rear of the Pawn X-Change…

53 Arrested, 68 Guns, Meth & Heroin Seized In 3-Month Police Operation

53 Arrested, 68 Guns, Meth & Heroin Seized In 3-Month Police Operation

BREAKING: A three-month operation involving federal, state and local law enforcement officers – “Center of Attention” – has resulted in the arrests of 53 violent repeat offenders in White Center... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Could This Bullet Hole Be The Result Of Tuesday’s Wah Long Incident?

PHOTOS: Could This Bullet Hole Be The Result Of Tuesday’s Wah Long Incident?

Out and about walking through Burien today, and we dropped in to say hi to our friend Johnny Basco at Karuna Arts Yoga/The Tag Zone, located at 819 SW 152nd. While catching up on the local yoga and Nerf... [Read more]

Hoax Gun Threats Put Two White Center Schools Into Lockdown Tuesday

Hoax Gun Threats Put Two White Center Schools Into Lockdown Tuesday

A series of hoax telephone calls to the King County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 center about a gun “seen in the school” put both White Center’s Evergreen High School and the adjacent... [Read more]

LETTER: Gregory Heights Resident Concerned About Gunshots

LETTER: Gregory Heights Resident Concerned About Gunshots

On Sunday morning, July 11th, at 2:20AM 6 gunshots were fired in the area of Gregory Heights elementary. They were heard by myself and my neighbors who called police. The next day I found a bullet on my... [Read more]

Burien Police Chief Kimerer Analyzes Burien’s Recent Burglary Reports

Burien Police Chief Kimerer Analyzes Burien’s Recent Burglary Reports

by Scott Schaefer UPDATE THURS. 6/3/10: Police Chief Scott Kimerer dropped by our booth at the Farmers Market today, and alerted us that the King County Sheriff’s interactive crime map referenced... [Read more]

Gunshots Heard In Olde Burien Area Early Sunday; Police Find 6 Casings

Gunshots Heard In Olde Burien Area Early Sunday; Police Find 6 Casings

Sunday morning (May 23), the following question was posted to our Forums by BTB Reader Erik Robbins: Does anyone know what all the gunshots and Police activity were about in Seahurst (EDITOR’S... [Read more]

Burien Man Charged With 1st-Degree Assault For Firing Shotgun At Cars

Burien Man Charged With 1st-Degree Assault For Firing Shotgun At Cars

Our news partners at The Seattle Times are reporting that Jeffrey Fay, 54, the Burien man who tried to fire a shotgun into passing traffic last Tuesday morning (March 23), has been charged with first-degree... [Read more]

Burien Man Robbed At Gunpoint Near Chelsea Park, Fights Off Attackers

Burien Man Robbed At Gunpoint Near Chelsea Park, Fights Off Attackers

The King County Sheriff’s Department reports that a 22-year old Burien man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning (Jan. 26th) around 1am while walking near Chelsea Park when two men approached him,... [Read more]

Man Busted Outside Burien Fred Meyer For Trying To Sell "Cop Killer" Guns

Man Busted Outside Burien Fred Meyer For Trying To Sell "Cop Killer" Guns

According to The Seattle P-I, a man was busted by Seattle SWAT officers on Jan. 7th outside the Burien Fred Meyer for allegedly trying to sell “cop killer” guns. The story alleges that the... [Read more]

Man Who Shot And Killed Area Native Tom Pfaeffle Flees, Leaves Behind Bizarre “Good-Bye” Letter

Man Who Shot And Killed Area Native Tom Pfaeffle Flees, Leaves Behind Bizarre “Good-Bye” Letter

According to The Wenatchee World, Kino Michael Gomez, 51, who was charged with first-degree murder in the July shooting of sound engineer and Des Moines native Tom Pfaeffle, has fled and is being sought... [Read more]

Police Still Seeking Help Finding Suspect Vehicle In Fatal June Shooting

Police Still Seeking Help Finding Suspect Vehicle In Fatal June Shooting

On Friday (July 24th), the King County Sheriff’s Department released the surveillance photo below of the car driven by suspects in the June 24th shooting that left an 18 year-old man dead in SeaTac: The... [Read more]

Public’s Help Needed To Find Suspect White BMW Car In 18-Year Old’s Shooting Death

Public’s Help Needed To Find Suspect White BMW Car In 18-Year Old’s Shooting Death

The King County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a white, 1990s-model 4-door BMW 5 Series car (see included reference photos of a similar vehicle) driven by the... [Read more]

UPDATE: SeaTac Shooting Victim Dies

UPDATE: SeaTac Shooting Victim Dies

Monday morning, the King County Sheriff’s Office announced that the driver of the Cadillac who was shot last Tuesday at South 188th and International Blvd. in SeaTac, died overnight at Harborview... [Read more]

Three Out Of Four SeaTac Shooters Arrested, One In Burien

Three Out Of Four SeaTac Shooters Arrested, One In Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday that they have arrested three of the four persons they believe are responsible for a brazen, rush-hour shooting in SeaTac on Tuesday April 7th.... [Read more]

Highline School District Being Sued Over “Handgun Trade”

Highline School District Being Sued Over “Handgun Trade”

The Seattle P-I is reporting about an impending lawsuit against the Highline School District over what the mother of a deceased boy alleges as a flourishing “handgun trade” at Highline High... [Read more]