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LETTER: Mike Heavey Endorses John Urquhart for King County Sheriff

LETTER: Mike Heavey Endorses John Urquhart for King County Sheriff

I am writing in support of John Urquhart for King County Sheriff.  He has spent the last 36 years of his life serving the public as a police officer and has worked in all levels of the Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Sex Offender Has Registered as Being Homeless at SW 148th & First Ave S.

Sex Offender Has Registered as Being Homeless at SW 148th & First Ave S.

Det. Michael Luchau with the King County Sheriff’s Office alerts us that a Level 3 risk sex offender has registered as being homeless in Burien, listing the cross-streets of SW 148th Street and First Ave South as his address…

BREAKING: Police Action Near Five Corners Area Wednesday Afternoon

BREAKING: Police Action Near Five Corners Area Wednesday Afternoon

Details are still sketchy at this point, but Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Department told The B-Town Blog at 3 p.m. Wednesday (July 11) about a police pursuit near Burien’s... [Read more]

County Budget Cuts Have Left North Highline With Fewer Police

County Budget Cuts Have Left North Highline With Fewer Police

Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer by Jack Mayne Burien’s police chief say he was a bit perplexed at recent increases in crime in the unincorporated parts of the North Highline Unincorporated area, but... [Read more]

Police Still Seeking Public’s Help Finding Man Missing From Top Hat Since April

Police Still Seeking Public’s Help Finding Man Missing From Top Hat Since April

We first reported on this in July, but on Thursday the King County Sheriff’s detectives put a plea out again for the public’s help in finding Ben Munoz, 32 (pictured above), who’s been... [Read more]

‘He/She’ Robber Of Burien Walgreens Arrested, Discovered To Be A ‘She’

‘He/She’ Robber Of Burien Walgreens Arrested, Discovered To Be A ‘She’

The King County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday (Jan. 19th) that they have arrested the infamous ‘He/She’ robber who hit the Burien Walgreen’s, as well as other pharmacies... [Read more]

Shots Fired During High-Speed Chase Sunday Night

Shots Fired During High-Speed Chase Sunday Night

The New Year started with a bang and a chase in the White Center/Top Hat area Sunday night (Jan. 2nd), as one car chased another car while firing several shots at the fleeing vehicle. Police believe that... [Read more]

Found Skull Identified As Possible Green River Killer Victim

Found Skull Identified As Possible Green River Killer Victim

The King County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday (Dec. 23rd) that a skull found in an Auburn ravine on Tuesday (Dec. 21st) was positively identified as Rebecca “Becky” Marrero (pictured,... [Read more]

Sheriff’s Cold Case Squad Detectives Arrest Suspect In 1983 Homicide

Sheriff’s Cold Case Squad Detectives Arrest Suspect In 1983 Homicide

King County Sheriff’s Cold Case Squad detectives have arrested a 46 year-old man for a homicide at a SeaTac motel that occurred 27 years ago, spokesman John Urquhart announced this morning (Dec.... [Read more]

Keep Up With The Latest Burien Crimes On The City’s New Crime Map

Keep Up With The Latest Burien Crimes On The City’s New Crime Map

Screen grab of the new Burien CrimeReports page. Check out the functioning version at http://www.b-townblog.com/crime. The City of Burien recently signed on with a service called CrimeReports.com, and... [Read more]

Suicidal Man Shoots Self In Head In Burien Wednesday; In Critical Condition

Suicidal Man Shoots Self In Head In Burien Wednesday; In Critical Condition

Wednesday morning (Dec. 1) just before Noon, a 23-year old man shot himself in the head near the Burien intersection of SW 146th and 4th SW, in an apparent suicide attempt. The man was rushed to Harborview... [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]

King County Sheriffs Seeking Possible Victims Of Known Cyberstalker

King County Sheriffs Seeking Possible Victims Of Known Cyberstalker

The King County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday (Oct. 15th) that they are seeking additional victims of William Pritchard, 23, a “prolific” Cyberstalker who is currently in custody. Police... [Read more]

Sheriff Rahr Announces Kent Police Chief Strachan As New Undersheriff

Sheriff Rahr Announces Kent Police Chief Strachan As New Undersheriff

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr announced Tuesday (Sept. 28th) that Kent Police Chief Steve Strachan has accepted her offer to join the Sheriff’s Office as the Undersheriff beginning in early 2011.... [Read more]

Law Enforcement Leaders Call For Support Of Early Learning Programs

Law Enforcement Leaders Call For Support Of Early Learning Programs

Story and photos by Nicholas Johnson Area law enforcement leaders gathered at the Educare Early Learning Center in White Center on Wednesday morning (Sept. 15) to release a report urging Washington’s... [Read more]

Sheriff Rahr, Chief Kimerer To Speak On Early Learning Programs Wednesday

Sheriff Rahr, Chief Kimerer To Speak On Early Learning Programs Wednesday

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr will join Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer and Normandy Park Chief Rick Kieffer in White Center on Wednesday, Sept. 15th as a report is released showing that investing in... [Read more]

Bo’s Produce Stand Burgled; Culprit “At Least Eating Healthy” – Police

Bo’s Produce Stand Burgled; Culprit “At Least Eating Healthy” – Police

Story & Photos by Nicholas Johnson Bo Colello spent Thursday evening (Sept. 2nd) playing trivia at his son’s bar and grill in Des Moines. A little after 10 a.m. Friday morning he was forced to spend... [Read more]

Police Seeking Help From Public In 2001 White Center Homicide

Police Seeking Help From Public In 2001 White Center Homicide

King County Sheriff’s detectives announced Friday (Aug. 27) that they are seeking the public’s help in solving a 2001 White Center homicide that occurred on Aug. 28, 2001, exactly nine years... [Read more]

Suspect In “Smash-And-Grab” Burglaries Appears In Court; Bail Set At $150K

Suspect In “Smash-And-Grab” Burglaries Appears In Court; Bail Set At $150K

According to The Seattle P-I, the 50-year old male suspect who police say has committed more than 30 “smash-and-grab” style burglaries in the Burien/West Seattle area made his first court appearance... [Read more]

UPDATE: Puppy Stolen From Burien Pet Store Found Safe Sunday Morning

UPDATE: Puppy Stolen From Burien Pet Store Found Safe Sunday Morning

The King County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that the 10-week old Scottish Terrier puppy that was stolen in the burglary of a Burien pet store on Thursday, July 29th (read our first report here),... [Read more]

Another Burien Business Burglarized – And This Time, A Puppy Is Stolen

Another Burien Business Burglarized – And This Time, A Puppy Is Stolen

According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, a 10-week old puppy was stolen in a burglary of a Burien pet store early Thursday morning (July 29). The break-in occurred just after 4am at A... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident Concerned About Burglaries; Plus, Take Our Poll

LETTER: Resident Concerned About Burglaries; Plus, Take Our Poll

Hello, Just wanted to let you know that sometime today (Friday, July 23) between 8:00 a.m. and noon there was a break-in and burglary on 6th PL SW at the very end of our cul-de-sac. We are located right... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police Find Missing Man With Alzheimer’s, Last Seen In Burien

UPDATE: Police Find Missing Man With Alzheimer’s, Last Seen In Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Department reports that they found Carl Wallace, age 58 and suffering from dementia, Friday night (July 16) in Grants Pass, Oregon. Wallace was found safe, with his vehicle... [Read more]

Speeders Beware: “Slow Down Or Pay Up” Campaign Begins Friday

Speeders Beware: “Slow Down Or Pay Up” Campaign Begins Friday

Twenty-three area police departments in King County (including Burien) will “inundate” area roads, highways, and interstates with extra police patrols targeting speeding drivers beginning this... [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]

Exploding Homemade Fireworks Nearly Kill SeaTac Man

Exploding Homemade Fireworks Nearly Kill SeaTac Man

According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, a 64-year old SeaTac man was critically injured when homemade fireworks exploded Sunday night (July 4), sending him to Harborview Medical Center. Police... [Read more]