Police Section

Discover Burien’s ‘Business Watch’ safety meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 17

Discover Burien’s ‘Business Watch’ safety meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 17

Discover Burien will be holding its quarterly ‘Business Watch’ meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 6 – 7 p.m. at their office in downtown Burien. “Meet with local law enforcement and... [Read more]

Three gun-toting suspects rob woman of purse in Burien Wednesday morning

Three gun-toting suspects rob woman of purse in Burien Wednesday morning

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office reports that three suspects used a gun to rob a woman of her purse in the area of SW 142nd Street and 4th Ave SW (map below) just after 11 a.m. Wednesday... [Read more]

Burien Police/Sheriff’s Detectives seize guns, drugs, and stolen liquor at residence

Burien Police/Sheriff’s Detectives seize guns, drugs, and stolen liquor at residence

As part of an ongoing investigation, Burien/King County Sheriff’s Detectives served a search warrant on a residence in the 17400 block of Ambaum Blvd. S. (map below). Inside they found 16 firearms... [Read more]

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Starbucks on SW 148th

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Starbucks on SW 148th

No agenda. No speeches. Just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know your local Burien Police Department. It’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 8... [Read more]

Burien man arrested for homicide after fight leads to another man’s death

Burien man arrested for homicide after fight leads to another man’s death

A Burien man was arrested and booked into jail after a physical fight on Sunday, Sept. 24 lead to another man’s death. The King County Sheriff’s Office says that just before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday,... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office simplifies Miranda warnings for juveniles

King County Sheriff’s Office simplifies Miranda warnings for juveniles

The King County Sheriff’s Office – which contracts with Burien for police services – announced that it plans to simplify Miranda warnings for juveniles. Here’s more from the KCSO: Researchers... [Read more]

‘Sting’ operation (not what you think) as car vandals arrested in Burien Thurs.

‘Sting’ operation (not what you think) as car vandals arrested in Burien Thurs.

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two teen males were caught early Thursday (Sept. 21) – and stung (along with a cop) – after disturbing a wasp’s nest at/near... [Read more]

Seattle Police arrest Burien woman in connection with fatal W. Seattle shooting

Seattle Police arrest Burien woman in connection with fatal W. Seattle shooting

Seattle Police Detectives arrested a 21-year-old female Wednesday morning (Sept. 20) in Burien, wanted in connection for the fatal shooting of a man in West Seattle Tuesday night. After being interviewed... [Read more]

Man points gun, threatens woman in Burien apartment early Wednesday

Man points gun, threatens woman in Burien apartment early Wednesday

Photo courtesy Aaron Wells Photography Burien Police responded to a reported domestic assault involving a firearm at the View Ridge apartments in the 100 block of SW 155th Street of Burin shortly after... [Read more]

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]

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]

Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske selected as Burien’s Interim Police Chief

Mark Konoske has been selected by King County Sherriff John Urquhart to serve as Interim Chief of the Burien Police Department, the City announced Friday, Sept. 1. Konoske will replace retiring Police... [Read more]

After 14 years as Burien’s Police Chief, Scott Kimerer turns in his badge

After 14 years as Burien’s Police Chief, Scott Kimerer turns in his badge

After 38 years as a police officer – with 14 of those years as the Chief of Police for the City of Burien – Chief K. Scott Kimerer celebrated his last day on the job on Thursday, Aug. 31. Kimerer was... [Read more]

Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

Community Police Academy starts Sept. 14; here’s how to apply

The City of SeaTac joins with the City of Burien each year to invite community members to ‘Community Police Academy,’ a twelve week course designed to increase the understanding between citizens... [Read more]

Burglar arrested in Burien thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Burglar arrested in Burien thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Thursday morning (Aug. 16) at 9 a.m., a 14-year old Burien resident heard glass breaking at her neighbors house in the 200 block of S. 128th Street (map below). Police say that she saw someone she didn’t... [Read more]

Burien Police find weapons, narcotics; arrest 11 in drug house bust Fri. morning

Burien Police find weapons, narcotics; arrest 11 in drug house bust Fri. morning

Early Friday morning (Aug. 4), Burien Police detectives served a search and arrest warrant in the 12100 block of 7th Ave SW (map below), with the assistance of the Sheriff’s SWAT team. This big bust... [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]

Man jailed, charged with assault, indecent liberties of two Burien teen girls

Man jailed, charged with assault, indecent liberties of two Burien teen girls

By Jack Mayne The King County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Salvador Diaz-Garcia, 23, with indecent liberties in the molestation of 14-year-old Burien girl on June 25 at a Burien apartment complex. Diaz-Garcia... [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]

19-year old woman beaten, raped at Burien apartment complex last month

19-year old woman beaten, raped at Burien apartment complex last month

The Seattle P-I is reporting that a 19-year-old woman was beaten and sexually assaulted in the gym of her Burien apartment complex last month, causing serious injuries to her face and head. A 23-year-old... [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]