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Did you hear a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night? Here’s what we know…

Did you hear a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night? Here’s what we know…

Several Readers have inquired with us about hearing a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night (Nov. 12) around 10:30 p.m., with many reporting the sound originating near SW 128th and 4th Ave SW. We checked... [Read more]

Sheriff’s Office conducts search in Tukwila for remains in Green River case

Sheriff’s Office conducts search in Tukwila for remains in Green River case

The King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, in conjunction with King County Search and Rescue, conducted an evidence search in Tukwila Saturday morning for victim remains of Green River killer... [Read more]

Real Estate Agent arrested after being caught stealing prescription medication

Real Estate Agent arrested after being caught stealing prescription medication

On Monday, Nov. 7th King County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a Renton real estate agent after he was caught on camera stealing prescription medications from a homeowner. He was charged with Residential... [Read more]

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning (Nov. 3) they responded to a report of a fire and possible hate crime in Burien. An explosion and fire happened... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office releases Halloween DUI patrol emphasis results

King County Sheriff’s Office releases Halloween DUI patrol emphasis results

The King County Sheriff’s Office and 17 other local law enforcement agencies participated in a DUI emphasis last Friday and Saturday in King County. Over 50 extra officers patrolled cities and unincorporated... [Read more]

Sheriff’s Office seeking help locating family members of fallen Deputies

Sheriff’s Office seeking help locating family members of fallen Deputies

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating family members of all 16 King County Sheriff’s deputies who have been killed in the line of duty since the county was created... [Read more]

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

Here’s episode #74 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PARTIERS BEWARE: Police increasing DUI Patrols this weekend

PARTIERS BEWARE: Police increasing DUI Patrols this weekend

Be careful Halloween weekend partiers, the King County Sheriff’s Office – along with 16 other local law enforcement agencies, including Burien – will be participating in a DUI emphasis this weekend... [Read more]

Police seeking witnesses in $400,000 diamond robbery in SeaTac Tuesday

Police seeking witnesses in $400,000 diamond robbery in SeaTac Tuesday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: King County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to locate anyone who witnessed a robbery in SeaTac on Tuesday (Oct. 25) around noon. Police say that the victims are... [Read more]

If you heard gunshots early Tuesday morning, here’s what police told us

If you heard gunshots early Tuesday morning, here’s what police told us

If you heard gunshots fired in Burien early Tuesday morning (Oct. 11) around 2 a.m., here’s what Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office told us: Around 2 a.m. we responded to... [Read more]

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 9 a.m. Monday morning (Oct. 10) they received a call from the 300 block of SW 144 Street (map below) in Burien for a welfare check. Police... [Read more]

Burien bikini bar burglar busted

Burien bikini bar burglar busted

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the Lady Bug Espresso stand in the 15800 block of 1st Ave South in Burien was burgled last week. Police say that around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.... [Read more]

Man stabbed outside Dragon Pearl Restaurant Sunday night

Man stabbed outside Dragon Pearl Restaurant Sunday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man was stabbed outside the Dragon Pearl Restaurant at 15304 1st Ave South (map below) Sunday night around 11 p.m. Police told The B-Town Blog... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Brazen Burien burglar caught on video stealing from resident

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Brazen Burien burglar caught on video stealing from resident

The King County Sheriff’s Office – along with the Burien victim – are seeking the public’s help in identifying this suspect, wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred near S. 146th... [Read more]

Two tabernacles – worth $10-15K each – stolen from Burien’s St. Bernadette Parish

Two tabernacles – worth $10-15K each – stolen from Burien’s St. Bernadette Parish

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a thief (or thieves) broke the 7th Commandment not once – but twice – when someone stole two tabernacles from Burien’s St. Bernadette... [Read more]

Two shot, one killed in shooting at SeaTac Motel Wednesday night

Two shot, one killed in shooting at SeaTac Motel Wednesday night

King County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday night, Aug. 31, around 10 p.m. at the Motel 6 in the 18900 block of 47th Ave S. (map below). Deputies initially... [Read more]

Large police turnout Tuesday night for domestic violence call in Boulevard Park

Large police turnout Tuesday night for domestic violence call in Boulevard Park

Tuesday night (Aug. 30), at around 8:15 p.m. King County Sheriff’s Deputies – including a TAC30 SWAT team – responded to the 12400 block of 20th Ave S. (map below) in Boulevard Park to a call... [Read more]

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Click image to see larger version. Photo courtesy Kate Bysheim. On Saturday morning, Aug. 20 at around 7:20 a.m., Burien Police responded to an accident near SW 148th Street and 4th Ave SW (map below),... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office says ‘Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM!’

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office says ‘Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM!’

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a telephone scam that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police warn that someone may call you and identify... [Read more]

Domestic violence call results in major police response/search Monday night

Domestic violence call results in major police response/search Monday night

On Monday night (July 25) the King County Sheriff’s Office – along with other local police – had a major response at the Sunrise Terrace condominium complex located in the Glendale neighborhood... [Read more]

JOB: Make a difference in someone’s life – become a 9-1-1 Operator

JOB: Make a difference in someone’s life – become a 9-1-1 Operator

If you want to make a difference in someone’s life and your community the King County Sheriff’s Office may have the career for you – they are accepting applications for 9-1-1 Communication Specialists.  This... [Read more]

Man found dead in car in SeaTac Wednesday morning

Man found dead in car in SeaTac Wednesday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man was found dead in SeaTac Wednesday morning, July 6, with at least one gunshot wound. The body was found... [Read more]

Two shot – including pregnant Burien woman – after 4th of July altercation

Two shot – including pregnant Burien woman – after 4th of July altercation

Monday night (July 4) around 11:30 p.m. King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of two women shot near S. 112th St. and 1st Ave S. (map below). Police say that the women were with a group... [Read more]

Police seek public’s help finding 29-year old Swiss woman, last seen in SeaTac

Police seek public’s help finding 29-year old Swiss woman, last seen in SeaTac

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to be on the lookout for Maja Franziska Brandli, 29, last seen on June 19 at Sea-Tac Airport. Maja (pronounced ‘Maya‘) – who is from Switzerland... [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]

Former Burien Mayor turned police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Former Burien Mayor turned police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Sgt. Wing Woo – who served as Mayor of Burien from 2002-2003 – was involved in a tragic accident this week while vacationing with his family in Maui. Reports are that Woo and his 14-year old son... [Read more]