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Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A 13-year old boy was robbed of his backpack – then shot at – Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m., shortly after two nearby schools let out for the day. During the robbery,... [Read more]

Burien man busted for shining laser on aircraft, police chopper Tues. night

Burien man busted for shining laser on aircraft, police chopper Tues. night

A 29-year old Burien man was arrested Tuesday night (March 13) after pointing a green laser at inbound commercial flights at Sea-Tac Airport as well as at King County Sheriff’s Helicopter, Guardian 1.... [Read more]

Here’s why the Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter was over Burien Wednesday

Here’s why the Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter was over Burien Wednesday

If you heard and/or saw the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter over parts of Burien on Wednesday, Sept. 13, police tell us it’s because they had a call of a dispute between... [Read more]

VIDEO: Medivac helicopter takes off from Burien’s Lakeview Park Saturday

VIDEO: Medivac helicopter takes off from Burien’s Lakeview Park Saturday

On Saturday afternoon (June 10) a medivac helicopter landed, then took off from Burien’s Lakeview Park (422 SW 160th Street), where it transported a patient from Highline Medical Center another,... [Read more]

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the reason for major police activity near S. 128th Street & 8th Ave S. in the Boulevard Park area (map below) on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017: “We... [Read more]

Helicopter over area, police search for suspect in N. Burien/White Center

Helicopter over area, police search for suspect in N. Burien/White Center

If you’ve heard/seen police activity – including the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter – in the White Center/North Burien area Wednesday evening (June 29), police say... [Read more]

Saturday night’s major police activity was a search for domestic violence suspect

Saturday night’s major police activity was a search for domestic violence suspect

If you saw a lot of police activity – including the King County Sheriff’s Office ‘Guardian One’ helicopter overhead – around Burien Saturday night (Feb. 20), police say that they... [Read more]

Police helicopter helps search for female burglar in Burien Wed. morning

Police helicopter helps search for female burglar in Burien Wed. morning

If you’re wondering why the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter was hovering over Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood Wednesday morning (Nov. 25), here’s what... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Sheriff helicopter footage as car thieves get caught in Burien

VIDEO: Watch Sheriff helicopter footage as car thieves get caught in Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Office released the following infrared video shot from its Guardian One helicopter, showing the scene as five car theft suspects were tracked down and arrested after crashing... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch police chase and stop a car on SR-509; Burien man arrested

VIDEO: Watch police chase and stop a car on SR-509; Burien man arrested

On Saturday night (Oct. 26), King County Sheriff’s deputies chased – and successfully stopped – a car on SR-509 after witnessing it traveling too slow and weaving across the roadway. “Believing... [Read more]

Police stop results in chopper search, arrests in Burien Thursday night

Police stop results in chopper search, arrests in Burien Thursday night

We received numerous inquiries about police and chopper activity in the 14200 block of 8th Ave South in Burien Thursday night (May 30), and here’s what we have learned: According to Sgt. Cindi West... [Read more]

WARNING: Sheriff’s Guardian One Chopper to Land at Moshier Field Tues.

WARNING: Sheriff’s Guardian One Chopper to Land at Moshier Field Tues.

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants our Readers to know that this Tuesday, March 19 around 9:15 a.m., its ‘Guardian One’ helicopter will be landing at Moshier Field next to Highline High School…

Early Morning Chase, with Helicopter, Results in Arrest of Man for Stolen Car

Early Morning Chase, with Helicopter, Results in Arrest of Man for Stolen Car

If you’re wondering why there was so much police activity in the Chelsea Park area of Burien (see map below) early this morning (Wed., Nov. 28), the King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting... [Read more]

No Need To Fear Low Helicopter Flyovers Over Area From July 11-20

No Need To Fear Low Helicopter Flyovers Over Area From July 11-20

If you see a low-flying helicopter flying over the area starting Monday, July 11th, don’t worry – it’s unlikely that there’s been another pit bull shooting – it’s most likely... [Read more]

Major Police Action Thursday Due To ‘Crazy Guy Calling About Shooting’

Major Police Action Thursday Due To ‘Crazy Guy Calling About Shooting’

BTB Reader Beth Wagner sent us the following email Thursday afternoon (April 28th), asking if we knew what the major police action was near the intersection of 177th and Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien... [Read more]

Here’s Why A Helicopter Was Hovering Over Burien/Normandy Park Last Night

Here’s Why A Helicopter Was Hovering Over Burien/Normandy Park Last Night

We received a couple of emails Sunday morning (Jan. 30) inquiring as to why there was a low-flying helicopter hovering over the Normandy Park/Burien area early this morning. According to BTB Reader Pat... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Scenes from the American Heroes Airshow

PHOTO FRIDAY: Scenes from the American Heroes Airshow

Earlier this month, an event billed as the “Nation’s premier helicopter event” was held at Boeing Field. The American Heroes Airshow featured static displays and flying exhibitions from... [Read more]

Woman Robbed At Knifepoint Outside Wells Fargo Bank

Woman Robbed At Knifepoint Outside Wells Fargo Bank

Monday afternoon (Dec. 21st) around 4pm, a woman was robbed at knifepoint in front of the Burien Wells Fargo Bank at SW 152nd and Ambaum, resulting in a large police turnout, including the King County... [Read more]

Those Helicopters Are Covering The 3rd Runway Tests

Those Helicopters Are Covering The 3rd Runway Tests

That little speck up in the clouds is one of three local news helicopters hovering over Burien to get a shot of the 'touch and go' third runway tests at SeaTac airport. No need to panic just ‘cuz... [Read more]