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SCAM ALERT: Police warning residents about telephone kidnapping scam

SCAM ALERT: Police warning residents about telephone kidnapping scam

In a span of four days a new scam has surfaced, and the King County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents not to fall for it. Scammers are calling parents and telling them their children have been... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office seizes over 7,600 illegal marijuana plants

King County Sheriff’s Office seizes over 7,600 illegal marijuana plants

From our sister site iLoveKent.net: The King County Sheriff’s Office seized over 7,600 marijuana plants and arrested 10 people in a two-day sting operation last week in Kent, Renton, Federal Way,... [Read more]

Police arrest man for shooting gun in Seahurst Park ‘because it was fun’

Police arrest man for shooting gun in Seahurst Park ‘because it was fun’

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 23-year old male for illegal discharge from a handgun as well as reckless endangerment for firing shots in Seahurst Park recently. Police say... [Read more]

Suspect arrested minutes after robbing Chase Bank in Burien Sat. morning

Suspect arrested minutes after robbing Chase Bank in Burien Sat. morning

Saturday morning (Mar. 3) shortly before 11 a.m., Burien Police / King County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a bank robbery suspect just minutes after he robbed the Chase Bank on SW 150th Street... [Read more]

Series of assaults and robberies hit Burien Saturday night

Series of assaults and robberies hit Burien Saturday night

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A series of assaults and robberies occurred throughout the Burien area into late Saturday (Feb. 24) including an assault shortly before 11 p.m. at a bus stop on 1st... [Read more]

Vehicle prowl suspect taken into custody after big search in Burien Sun. night

Vehicle prowl suspect taken into custody after big search in Burien Sun. night

If you saw or heard a lot of police activity in/near Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood Sunday night (Feb. 25), it was likely a big response by Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Officers... [Read more]

Police serve warrant, find suspect hiding in attic crawlspace, buried in insulation

Police serve warrant, find suspect hiding in attic crawlspace, buried in insulation

If you saw or heard police and SWAT team type activity near SW 128th Street & 6th Ave SW in Burien (map below) on Saturday, Feb. 17, the King County Sheriff’s Office says they were serving a... [Read more]

DUI suspected in collision in Burien Tuesday night

DUI suspected in collision in Burien Tuesday night

Burien Police are reporting that a driver under the influence was involved in a collision at the intersection of SW 116th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, Feb.... [Read more]

Man accidentally shoots self near Burien Safeway, suffers life threatening injuries

Man accidentally shoots self near Burien Safeway, suffers life threatening injuries

A man accidentally shot himself near the Safeway on SW 148th Street in Burien on Thursday night, Feb. 1, at around 9 p.m.   A witness reported that there were a “bunch of cop cars,” and... [Read more]

Police track stolen car, use K-9 & helicopter to find and arrest suspect

Police track stolen car, use K-9 & helicopter to find and arrest suspect

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that on Friday, Jan. 26, just after midnight, a deputy on patrol ran a license plate on a 1996 Honda Accord and it came back stolen. Police... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help locating White Center double murder suspect

Police seeking public’s help locating White Center double murder suspect

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a man who is wanted for shooting and killing two men in White Center earlier this month. Police say that Merle Charles Buchanan,... [Read more]

Community Police Academy begins March 14; here’s how to sign up

Community Police Academy begins March 14; here’s how to sign up

The King County Sheriff’s Office – along with Burien and SeaTac Police – have designed a program to educate the Community about all the departments within the King County Sheriff’s Office. Students... [Read more]

Major Bryan Howard promoted to Precinct Commander in Burien

Major Bryan Howard promoted to Precinct Commander in Burien

Bryan Howard of the King County Sheriff’s Office has been promoted to Major, and will now serve as Precinct Commander of Burien Precinct 4. Major Howard – formerly a Captain for Burien P.D./KCSO... [Read more]

Shot fired at New Start High School in Burien Thursday; no injuries reported

Shot fired at New Start High School in Burien Thursday; no injuries reported

The King County Sheriff’s Office/Burien Police Department are reporting that a shot was fired at New Start High School in Burien on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4. Police say a round entered an office... [Read more]

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht was sworn in as the new leader of the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Johanknecht is a 33-year veteran of the sheriff’s... [Read more]

Man waving large butcher knife around taken into custody Saturday

Man waving large butcher knife around taken into custody Saturday

Photo courtesy Brittany Shelton. Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they received a call of a man waving a large knife around on Saturday, Dec. 30 around 11 a.m. in the... [Read more]

Hit & run suspects flee, fire shots near S. 124th & Des Moines Memorial Drive

Hit & run suspects flee, fire shots near S. 124th & Des Moines Memorial Drive

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just after 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, a deputy saw a hit and run occur near S. 124th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). Police... [Read more]

Puyallup robbery suspects return rental car in Burien, get arrested

Puyallup robbery suspects return rental car in Burien, get arrested

On Tuesday (Dec. 19) the King County Sheriff’s Office/Burien Police Department helped Puyallup Police arrest three robbery suspects at a car rental company located at S. 140th an 1st Ave South in... [Read more]

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Police arrested a 24-year old man Wednesday night (Dec. 6) in connection to the death of a 2-year old boy in SeaTac last Sunday. Police say that on Sunday, Dec. 3,... [Read more]

Upset customer brandishes gun at Taco Bell drive-through in White Center

Upset customer brandishes gun at Taco Bell drive-through in White Center

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office says that an upset customer brandished a handgun at the Taco Bell drive-through in White Center Sunday night, Dec. 3. Police... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing 40-year old woman has been FOUND

UPDATE: Missing 40-year old woman has been FOUND

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2017 3:45 p.m.: Chantae Leahy, the missing 40-year old woman, has been located in Lacey by the Lacey Police Department. She is said to be in good health. PREVIOUSLY: The King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Public’s help sought finding stolen U-Haul with $1 million in band equipment

Public’s help sought finding stolen U-Haul with $1 million in band equipment

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a U-Haul van that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in SeaTac containing over $1 million in musical equipment. The van... [Read more]

UPDATE: Arrest made in Friday’s fatal shooting of Burien man in White Center

UPDATE: Arrest made in Friday’s fatal shooting of Burien man in White Center

From our sister site The White Center Blog: King County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 27-year old Burien man that took place near SW 96th Street and 15th... [Read more]

Stabbing in Burien Saturday sends one to Harborview with serious injuries

Stabbing in Burien Saturday sends one to Harborview with serious injuries

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office reports that a stabbing took place in/near an apartment complex in the 13200 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 11) around 12:45... [Read more]