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Police arrest 10, recover heroin, meth, $150,000 cash, guns, 9 cars in huge bust

Police arrest 10, recover heroin, meth, $150,000 cash, guns, 9 cars in huge bust

Early Friday morning (April 29), and with the assistance of eight different agencies, Burien Police detectives served search and arrest warrants on eight residences throughout King and Pierce... [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]

Student caught carrying handgun onto Highline High School campus Monday

Student caught carrying handgun onto Highline High School campus Monday

On Monday, Jan. 4, a student was caught – and stopped – attempting to carry a handgun onto the Highline High School campus in Burien by a School Resource Officer. The weapon was confiscated, and the... [Read more]

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]