Police Section

UPDATE: ‘Downtown Burien’ archway on SW 152nd destroyed; new videos added

UPDATE: ‘Downtown Burien’ archway on SW 152nd destroyed; new videos added

Portion of the ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign, back when it was still standing.Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer A crane truck knocked down the ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign... [Read more]

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police arrest 2, bust grow house that was using stolen electricity in Burien

Seattle Police Narcotics detectives arrested two people recently after an investigation led police to a particularly dank Burien basement, filled with 11 pounds of packaged pot and 28 illegally grown marijuana... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help identifying White Center armed robbery suspect

The King County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the person responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station on Roxbury Street in White Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2: The suspect is described... [Read more]

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

Burien Police honors four Officers at Monday night’s City Council meeting

At Monday night’s City Council meeting (Feb. 1), the Burien Police Department honored four officers for heroism and dedicated service to the city: Left to right: Burien Police Officers Evan Buetow,... [Read more]

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

The Burien Police Department removed a deceased body from building #5 at The Heights at Burien apartment complex Thursday afternoon, Jan. 28. Police said that “no crime is involved in this death... [Read more]

UPDATE: Shooting in Burien Monday afternoon may be gang related, police say

UPDATE: Shooting in Burien Monday afternoon may be gang related, police say

UPDATE 1/25/16 2:50 p.m.: Police say that a man who was found shot in Burien Monday afternoon (Jan. 25) may be the victim of gang related violence. Just before Noon Monday, police received a call about... [Read more]

VIDEO: Guardian One tracks, finds suspect wanted for stolen vehicle Tuesday

VIDEO: Guardian One tracks, finds suspect wanted for stolen vehicle Tuesday

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the King County Sheriff’s Office tracked and arrested a man wanted for a stolen vehicle near the 14200 block of 8th Ave South in Burien (map below). Police found the stolen car... [Read more]

Police respond to vandalism call, end up finding narcotics and pot plants Monday

Police respond to vandalism call, end up finding narcotics and pot plants Monday

The King County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday afternoon, Jan. 18, they responded to a house in the 1800 block of SW 160th Street (map below) for a Vandalism call, then ended up finding... [Read more]

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to identify a woman whose body was found in Puget Sound near Vashon Island on Friday afternoon, Jan. 15. Police say that just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #33 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

UPDATE: Man found fatally shot at apartment complex in Burien Friday

UPDATE: Man found fatally shot at apartment complex in Burien Friday

UPDATE 10 p.m. 1/8/16: Just after 4 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 8), Burien Police responded to a report of a shooting at the Heights at Burien apartment complex in the 13700 block of 12th Ave SW. Witnesses heard... [Read more]

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

by Jack Mayne After a split vote reelecting Lucy Krakowiak to remain Mayor, the Burien City Council heard Highline Public Schools superintendent say over 70 percent of seniors now graduate and that fewer... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

[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:] Each region of Burien has a unique public... [Read more]

Man run over TWICE after suspect tries to steal girlfriend’s car in Burien Thursday

Man run over TWICE after suspect tries to steal girlfriend’s car in Burien Thursday

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that 47-year old man will be spending New Year’s Eve in Harborview, after he was run over... [Read more]

UPDATE: More photos & details on the Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

UPDATE: More photos & details on the Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

UPDATE WED, 12/30/15: King County Sheriff’s Detectives are still trying to identify the Fedora hat-wearing man pictured below, who police say robbed a convenience store in the 17900 block of 1st... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding Fedora hat wearing robbery suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding Fedora hat wearing robbery suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man pictured below for questioning in a robbery that occurred Dec. 22 at a gas station in the 17900 block of 1st Ave... [Read more]

Grenade found near McMicken Heights Elementary School turns out to be dud

Grenade found near McMicken Heights Elementary School turns out to be dud

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Police say a grenade was found in the white box just left of a traffic cone on the sidewalk in the center of the photo. A grenade was found in a box near McMicken... [Read more]

LETTER: An update on the Normandy Park Police Dept. fundraising drive

LETTER: An update on the Normandy Park Police Dept. fundraising drive

[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:] Dear Editor, Our fundraising drive to... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Officer helps burglary victims have a Merry Christmas

King County Sheriff’s Officer helps burglary victims have a Merry Christmas

On Dec. 2, 2015, King County Sheriff’s Officer MPO White responded to a burglary call in the Boulevard Park area, near S. 112 and 1st Ave South.  White investigated the burglary, but there were... [Read more]

Man in critical condition as shots fired at homeless family in Des Moines

Man in critical condition as shots fired at homeless family in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: A homeless family was shot at by an unknown gunman in Des Moines early Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24), sending one man to the hospital in critical condition,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in these surveillance photos: He is associated to one confirmed... [Read more]

CRIME UPDATE: Domestic assault, car jacking at Fred Meyer & more police activity

CRIME UPDATE: Domestic assault, car jacking at Fred Meyer & more police activity

We often get inquiries from Readers about police activity in Burien, so here’s an update for incidents that happened this week: THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015: CAR VS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT: A 68-year old... [Read more]

Pedestrian hit by car in Burien Thursday night

Pedestrian hit by car in Burien Thursday night

A pedestrian was hit by a car at SW 117th Street and 12th Ave SW (map below) in Burien Thursday night, and is apparently fighting for his life in the hospital. Police and EMTs responded to the scene just... [Read more]

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers offering $1,000 reward for return of missing police rifle

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers offering $1,000 reward for return of missing police rifle

The missing semi-automatic rifle is similar to this AR-15 (NOTE: this is not the actual missing rifle). UPDATE: Crime Stoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward for return of a missing semi-automatic rifle,... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help locating missing semi-automatic rifle

Burien Police seeking public’s help locating missing semi-automatic rifle

The missing semi-automatic rifle is similar to this AR-15 (NOTE: this is not the actual missing rifle). The Burien Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a semi-automatic rifle that... [Read more]

Police helicopter helps search for female burglar in Burien Wed. morning

Police helicopter helps search for female burglar in Burien Wed. morning

If you’re wondering why the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter was hovering over Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood Wednesday morning (Nov. 25), here’s what... [Read more]

Burien Police car struck by stolen vehicle near SW 130th & 2nd Ave SW Sunday

Burien Police car struck by stolen vehicle near SW 130th & 2nd Ave SW Sunday

KIRO 7 is reporting that a Burien Police cruiser was hit by a stolen car on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 22. The crash ocurred near SW 130th Street and 2nd Ave SW (map below). The officer suffered minor injuries. KIRO... [Read more]