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Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that there were two robberies by the same suspects early Friday morning (May 18) in Burien: ~2:40 a.m.: S. 116th & Des Moines Memorial Drive S.: 4 African... [Read more]

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

A man found in the crawlspace beneath a Burien home is led away by police. (Photo courtesy of Kate Bysheim) By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Kate Bysheim returned home this past Saturday, following a... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

The King County Sheriff’s Office is warning that multiple victims are reporting more scam phone calls about missing Jury Duty and an arrest warrant being issued for their arrest. To make the scam... [Read more]

20-year old man shot in SeaTac early Saturday has died

20-year old man shot in SeaTac early Saturday has died

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: UPDATE May 6, 2018: Sadly, a 20-year old male victim has died from his injuries suffered in a shooting early Saturday in SeaTac. The man passed away at Harborview... [Read more]

‘Revenge’ shootings lead to murder charges against violent gang members

‘Revenge’ shootings lead to murder charges against violent gang members

In a coordinated operation, King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives – with help from the ATF Violent Crimes Task Force – arrested five male gang members over several days last week. The... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect and suspect vehicle from a robbery in Burien that happened to a 13-year old student on Wednesday, April 18. Police say that on Wednesday at... [Read more]

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

On Wednesday, April 18, King County Sheriff’s Detectives from Metro Transit had learned from several anonymous witnesses that a stack of notes had been left in a few Metro Bus stops along International... [Read more]

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

On Saturday (April 21) at about 8:15 p.m., a female customer entered Big 5 Sporting Goods in Burien and got into an argument with the manager about a return. The suspect became angry, went behind the counter... [Read more]

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

  Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline... [Read more]

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]

Gas station customer robbed by 3 teen girls armed with knives Tues. morning

Gas station customer robbed by 3 teen girls armed with knives Tues. morning

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning (April 10), a customer at the 76 gas station located in the 14800 block of 1st Ave. S. in Burien reported to police that... [Read more]

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

All are invite to join Burien City Manager, Brian J. Wilson, to meet the candidates for the City of Burien Police Chief on Thursday, April 12. This free and open event will be held at the Burien Community... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

Late Wednesday night (March 28, 2018), two young women were tragically killed in a gang-related shooting in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW (read our previous coverage here). “Our thoughts are with... [Read more]

Shooter arrested after hiding in porta potty in Dottie Harper Park Thursday

Shooter arrested after hiding in porta potty in Dottie Harper Park Thursday

At around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 22), multiple 911 calls came in to report that a shooting had occurred near Dottie Harbor Park. Police say that a 27-year old Asian male – who was located hiding... [Read more]

Bank robbery suspect taken into custody after stand-off with police

Bank robbery suspect taken into custody after stand-off with police

Photos courtesy Aaron Wells A suspect in the robbery of a Key Bank in White Center barricaded himself inside an apartment in North Burien Thursday afternoon (March 22), according to the King County... [Read more]

Suspects flee from Burien Police undercover surveillance stop Wednesday

Suspects flee from Burien Police undercover surveillance stop Wednesday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, Burien Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was under surveillance by undercover officers in the area... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in connection with Sunday shooting death

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in connection with Sunday shooting death

UPDATE March 21, 2018: A 45-year old male was arrested and booked for investigation of Murder 2 into King County Jail for the Sunday shooting death of a 56-year old male in the 13600 block of 1st Ave SW. Police... [Read more]

UPDATE: Victim of Sunday shooting in Burien has died

UPDATE: Victim of Sunday shooting in Burien has died

UPDATE: The victim of a shooting in Burien that happened on Sunday, March 18 has died, police said Tuesday afternoon. Police say that on Sunday morning just after 1 a.m., a motorist was driving on 1st... [Read more]

Possible road rage-related shooting results in large police search Monday

Possible road rage-related shooting results in large police search Monday

A possible road rage-related shooting occurred near the AM/PM Mini Market on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th Street in Burien late Monday afternoon. A large police turnout and search resulted, including the... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Armed & dangerous’ wanted man has been arrested

UPDATE: ‘Armed & dangerous’ wanted man has been arrested

UPDATE: On Sunday (March 18) just after 2 p.m., a Metro Bus driver called 911 to report he had just seen Isaiah Wisherd – a 20-year old wanted man considered ‘armed & dangerous’ –... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding armed & dangerous wanted man

Police seeking public’s help finding armed & dangerous wanted man

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating Isaiah Wisherd, 20, a dangerous wanted man in King County. Police say that Wisherd has multiple warrants for his arrest,... [Read more]

Student arrested after bringing loaded gun to New Start High School in Burien

Student arrested after bringing loaded gun to New Start High School in Burien

A student was arrested after being found in possession of a loaded gun at New Start High School in Burien on Thursday, March 15. A social media post surfaced that led to suspicion of the student possessing... [Read more]

Burien Police stop, arrest felony warrant suspect wanted by Seattle P.D.

Burien Police stop, arrest felony warrant suspect wanted by Seattle P.D.

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells come these photos, showing Burien Police & King County Sheriff’s Officers performing a felony stop in the 13400 block of 10th Ave S. of a suspect wanted by Seattle... [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]