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Man accused of ramming minivan into Big 5 Dec. 2 pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday

Man accused of ramming minivan into Big 5 Dec. 2 pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday

Ricky Arnsten, 43, the man accused of ramming his minivan into Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Burien on Dec. 2, pleaded “Not Guilty” on Thursday (Dec. 18) to charges of burglary, malicious mischief... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police chase car prowlers in stolen vehicle early Wednesday

Normandy Park Police chase car prowlers in stolen vehicle early Wednesday

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting a short chase of a stolen vehicle by an officer Wednesday morning at 1:46 a.m. (Dec. 18). An Officer was called... [Read more]

High-speed chase, rollover crash closes Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday night

High-speed chase, rollover crash closes Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday night

A man wanted for domestic violence led Burien Police on a high-speed chase Sunday night (Dec. 14) before crashing and rolling his car at the big curve at the south end of Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 156th. It... [Read more]

Burien Police car involved in 2-car accident in White Center Sunday

Burien Police car involved in 2-car accident in White Center Sunday

A Burien Police officer was involved in a 2-car accident at the intersection of 106th SW and SW 22nd in White Center Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14. Police say that the Deputy was driving with lights and sirens... [Read more]

Burien Police Officers will help at this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ on Saturday

Burien Police Officers will help at this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ on Saturday

Officers from the Burien Police Department will be helping again at this year’s “Shop with a Cop” at the Covington Walmart, set for this Saturday, Dec. 13. This event is sponsored by the Maple Valley... [Read more]

Man stabbed at Burien Transit Center Tuesday morning

Man stabbed at Burien Transit Center Tuesday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an adult male was stabbed at the Burien Transit Center Tuesday morning (Dec. 9)…

UPDATE: Brandon Wootton, 21-year old man with autism, has been found!

UPDATE: Brandon Wootton, 21-year old man with autism, has been found!

UPDATE Dec. 8, 2014 2 p.m.: We are happy to report that Brandon Wootton was found safely  on Monday, Dec. 8! “Mr. Wootten was found on 12-8-14 at 12:45pm by Seattle Police near Boeing Field,”... [Read more]

Bail set at $750,000 for man who rammed his van into Big 5 in Burien Tuesday

Bail set at $750,000 for man who rammed his van into Big 5 in Burien Tuesday

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reported on Friday (Dec. 5) that bail is set at $750,000 for the 43-year-old man who was arrested Tuesday morning after he crashed his van into the Big 5 Sporting... [Read more]

No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

No happy ending as 5 massage parlors in Burien busted as fronts for prostitution

On Thursday (Dec. 4), detectives from numerous federal and local agencies served simultaneous search warrants at six businesses and four residences – including five in Burien – along with unincorporated... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 on I-5 just north of I-405 at approximately 6:00 p.m., and are seeking the public’s help. The... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect who has struck four motels and one pizza shop in the city of SeaTac since Nov.... [Read more]

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

Man arrested after tense stand-off at Big 5 store in Burien Tuesday

After a very tense four+-hour stand-off, the King County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man at Big 5 Sporting Goods on SW 148th Street Tuesday morning (Dec. 2) after he apparently rammed his vehicle... [Read more]

Recognize this guy? Police seeking public’s help finding White Center burglar

Recognize this guy? Police seeking public’s help finding White Center burglar

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying/finding this burglar, suspected of hitting the same White Center business twice... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: For 2nd day in a row, a shooting in Des Moines

WATERLAND BLOG: For 2nd day in a row, a shooting in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that a man was shot in the hand Thursday afternoon (Nov. 13) in the 22100 block of 30th Ave South, near Midway Park. The... [Read more]

Stabbing at Ambaum bus stop injures one Wednesday night

Stabbing at Ambaum bus stop injures one Wednesday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that one person was stabbed at a bus stop in the 13600 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW Wednesday night (Oct. 29) around 6 p.m. Police say that the teen suspects... [Read more]

Two adults shot in Burien Thursday morning; police looking for suspect

Two adults shot in Burien Thursday morning; police looking for suspect

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man and woman were shot at an apartment in the 1200 blk of SW 124th Street (near Ambaum Blvd. SW) in Burien around 4:45 a.m. Thursday morning... [Read more]

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

Downtown shooting prompts Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub to change its format

The Burien Police Department announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday (Oct. 22) that, due to last Sunday morning’s shooting on SW 152nd Street near Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub (we were first... [Read more]

Two shot on SW 152nd in downtown Burien early Sunday morning

Two shot on SW 152nd in downtown Burien early Sunday morning

Photo showing bullet hole in the window of Burien Tattoo courtesy Roger Arnold. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two males received non life-threatening injuries when an unknown... [Read more]

Suspect still at large in White Center stabbing incident Friday morning

Suspect still at large in White Center stabbing incident Friday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that shortly after 3 a.m. Friday morning (Oct. 17), they received a 9-1-1 call about a bloodied stabbing victim in the 10800 block of 1st Ave SW in White... [Read more]

Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Law enforcement and community leaders from across King County have joined together to announce a major initiative to reduce the demand for prostitution where the majority of sex buying now takes place – online…

Police seeking public’s help identifying female victim possibly killed in Burien

Police seeking public’s help identifying female victim possibly killed in Burien

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are looking for any information on an unidentified female who may have been the victim of a homicide sometime since March of this year. Detectives... [Read more]

Inquest ordered into death of Burien man in August shootout with police

Inquest ordered into death of Burien man in August shootout with police

Tyrone Bandy The King County Executive’s Office announced Tuesday (Oct. 7) that they will be conducting an inquest into the fatal shooting of Tyrone Bandy, 45, at his Burien home on Aug. 10. As... [Read more]

Burien Police chase, nab man with felony warrant early Monday morning

Burien Police chase, nab man with felony warrant early Monday morning

According to a post on their Facebook page, Monday morning (Oct. 6) at 3 a.m., Burien Police Officer Davis saw a reckless driver going 80 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. “The dangerous driver also ran through... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Outsourcing our Police should come with some conditions…’

LETTER: ‘Outsourcing our Police should come with some conditions…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Outsourcing our Police should come with... [Read more]

Masked intruders force way into Burien home, attack occupant Monday morning

Masked intruders force way into Burien home, attack occupant Monday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that at least two masked, unknown suspects forced their way into a Burien residence on Military Road South near 118th Street, and demanded valuables... [Read more]

Upthegrove introduces body camera proposal for King County Sheriff’s Officers

Upthegrove introduces body camera proposal for King County Sheriff’s Officers

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – a Burien native – introduced legislation this week calling for a pilot project of wearable body cameras for the King County Sheriff’s Office. If passed,... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest man with warrant at Annex Park, find drugs, stolen mail

Burien Police arrest man with warrant at Annex Park, find drugs, stolen mail

The Burien Police Department announced on their Facebook page Thursday (Sept. 4) that they’ve made another arrest at the Annex Park, where homeless people have been encamped for months…

‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10

‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove is sponsoring a community meeting called ‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Tyee High School cafeteria,... [Read more]