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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]

Employee shot during marijuana store robbery near White Center Tues. night

Employee shot during marijuana store robbery near White Center Tues. night

A store employee was shot and wounded Tuesday night (Sept. 12) during a robbery at the Star 21 marijuana shop in the 11000 block of 1st Ave South (map below). The employee was shot in the shoulder and... [Read more]

King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

King County Council calls for Sheriff’s Office to provide enhanced training

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday called upon the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to provide enhanced, culturally appropriate antibias, violence de-escalation, and crisis intervention... [Read more]

Police arrest 6 – including 4 teens – for robbery of 7-Eleven in Burien early Sun.

Police arrest 6 – including 4 teens – for robbery of 7-Eleven in Burien early Sun.

Photo courtesy Aaron Wells Photography. A robbery took place at the 7-Eleven in the 13400 block of 1st Ave South (map below) around 3:15 a.m. early Sunday morning, Sept. 10,. Police say that multiple suspects... [Read more]

Family of Tommy Le file wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against police

Family of Tommy Le file wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against police

The family of Tommy Le, a 20-year-old high school senior who was shot and killed in Burien on June 13, 2017, filed a wrongful death/civil rights lawsuit against the King County Sheriff’s Office... [Read more]

Police surround house, arrest armed man in Burien early Friday morning

Police surround house, arrest armed man in Burien early Friday morning

Burien Police and King County Sheriff’s officers responded to a domestic violence call – with a gun involved – early Friday morning, Aug. 4. Police surrounded a house in the 400 block of S. 152nd... [Read more]

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac Wednesday morning

Two men dead after apparent murder suicide in SeaTac Wednesday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Deputies responded to a report of two subjects being shot at a house in the 2400 block of S. 142nd Lane in SeaTac (map below) just before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning... [Read more]

Man robbed at gunpoint results in large police search in Burien Tuesday night

Man robbed at gunpoint results in large police search in Burien Tuesday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 21-year old local man was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night (July 25) near Hazel Valley Elementary School in the 13100 block of... [Read more]

Suspect in rape of elderly woman in SeaTac arrested Saturday

Suspect in rape of elderly woman in SeaTac arrested Saturday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the suspect in the brutal rape and assault of an 83-year old woman on Thursday, July 20 has been arrested (read our previous coverage here). Police... [Read more]

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

A man was found dead early Tuesday morning (July 11) in a ravine near 17th Place South and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). King County Sheriff’s detectives are calling the death a homicide, but... [Read more]

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was near Highline Medical Center Wednesday night (July 5), the King County Sheriff’s Office says that just before 9 p.m. near SW 162nd Street... [Read more]

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: At around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night (June 24), police responded to a shooting at a house in the 14200 block of 29th Ave S. in SeaTac, where they found one man dead... [Read more]

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

On Friday, June 23, the King County Sheriff’s Office released dramatic 9-1-1 call audio and dispatch recordings, along with new information about the fatal officer-involved shooting of Tommy Le... [Read more]

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim of the June 13 officer involved shooting in Burien as Tommy Le, 20, and revealed that he was armed with a pen, not a knife as originally... [Read more]

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

On May 31, a resident of the Emerald Green Condos in the 1800 block of S. 118th Street in Boulevard Park (map below) had gas siphoned out of her truck. Police say that the victim had been out of town,... [Read more]

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

A homeowner fired a warning shot at a man running at him with a sharp object in his hand in Burien late Tuesday night (June 13), and when Deputies responded to the scene, the suspect came at them as well. Two... [Read more]

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

A burglary suspect was busted in Burien on Monday (June 12), after a police search that included the Guardian One chopper. Police received a call of a burglary around 12:45 p.m., and caught and arrested... [Read more]

Resident sees home being burgled on phone; police respond & arrest suspects

Resident sees home being burgled on phone; police respond & arrest suspects

Photos courtesy a nearby resident A Burien homeowner saw live security camera video on his cell phone showing a couple of suspects burgling his house on Tuesday, June 6, shortly before Noon. He called... [Read more]

Police seeking suspect who fractured woman’s jaw on Highline High campus

Police seeking suspect who fractured woman’s jaw on Highline High campus

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying an unknown Hispanic male who called himself ‘Juan,’ and who assaulted a female on the Highline High... [Read more]

Police seeking suspect wanted for May 7 White Center homicide of James Little

Police seeking suspect wanted for May 7 White Center homicide of James Little

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating the suspect who shot and killed a Seattle man outside of a bar in White Center earlier this month. A Murder 1 warrant has... [Read more]

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Around 1:43 a.m. Sunday morning (May 7), police responded to a report of a shooting at the Taradise Cafe – located at 9808 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below) – to find a man dead in the street... [Read more]

A complex crime chronicle of two stolen black Chevys & an attempted robbery

A complex crime chronicle of two stolen black Chevys & an attempted robbery

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following chronicle of stolen Chevys, attempted robbery, police pursuits and more in the Burien/SeaTac/Des Moines area was one of the more complex (and at times confusing) crime... [Read more]

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

A serious accident between a car and motorcycle occurred on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 143rd Street in Burien around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Two riders on the motorcycle – one male and one female,... [Read more]

Police chase stolen U-Haul truck Wed.; suspect caught in retention pond

Police chase stolen U-Haul truck Wed.; suspect caught in retention pond

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office received a report of stolen U-Haul Truck around Noon on Wednesday (April 26), from the U-Haul business in the 13600 block of 1st Ave South. The stolen vehicle... [Read more]