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Police seeking public’s help finding suspect wanted for SeaTac shooting

Police seeking public’s help finding suspect wanted for SeaTac shooting

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Police are seeking the public’s help finding Robert Leroy Studer (pictured above), wanted for shooting a man to death in SeaTac, and considered armed and dangerous. Studer... [Read more]

Concerned about business crime? Come to Discover Burien meeting April 14

Concerned about business crime? Come to Discover Burien meeting April 14

Discover Burien is partnering with the Burien Police Department for the first of a series of free quarterly meetings to discuss ways to improve safety for our business and commercial districts. The first... [Read more]

SWAT team successfully arrest warrant suspect holed up in Burien home Friday

SWAT team successfully arrest warrant suspect holed up in Burien home Friday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that SWAT team mediators have successfully taken a warrant suspect into custody from a home near SW 116th and 15th Ave SW in Burien Friday afternoon... [Read more]

Police seeking help solving recent break-in/robbery at new ‘Snack Gyro’ restaurant

Police seeking help solving recent break-in/robbery at new ‘Snack Gyro’ restaurant

Sometime between Monday night (March 9) and Tuesday morning (March 10), the new restaurant we recently wrote about (read ‘Johnny Restaurant’s review here) ‘Snack Gyro’ was broken... [Read more]

Police seeking help finding missing, endangered teen from Auburn

Police seeking help finding missing, endangered teen from Auburn

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding Gregory Laurel, a 19-year old who was last seen at his home near Auburn on Friday morning. Police say that he may be... [Read more]

Man on motorcycle crashes, dies after eluding police Thursday night

Man on motorcycle crashes, dies after eluding police Thursday night

A man on a motorcycle attempting to elude police crashed into the back of a truck and died Thursday evening (March 5) near Boulevard Park, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Police... [Read more]

Burglary ring investigation leads Seattle Major Crimes Detectives to Burien home

Burglary ring investigation leads Seattle Major Crimes Detectives to Burien home

The Seattle Police Department is reporting that hundreds of suspected stolen items from robberies in Seattle ended up discovered inside a Burien home in the 12000 block of First Ave South Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Police, chopper, K9 pursue suspect in stolen car in North Burien Tuesday

Police, chopper, K9 pursue suspect in stolen car in North Burien Tuesday

A resident first alerted us to the major police turnout in North Burien, near S. 128th and Occidental Ave, and it turns out it was all related to the pursuit of a suspect driving a stolen vehicle. Police... [Read more]

Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Alert residents caught a prowler on SW 172nd Street in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood early Monday morning, March 2, around 12:20 a.m. After one neighbor saw the suspect prowling, two others... [Read more]

Bomb threat puts Highline High School into lockdown Friday morning

Bomb threat puts Highline High School into lockdown Friday morning

A bomb threat, which police say came from out of state, caused Burien’s Highline High School to go into lockdown mode Friday morning, Feb. 27. Deputies checked the school, and have given the “All... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police search for, fail to find felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park

UPDATE: Police search for, fail to find felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park

If you noticed a large police turnout in Burien Thursday afternoon (Feb. 26), police say that they were searching for a felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park. King County Sheriff’s Guardian... [Read more]

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

On Tuesday morning (Feb. 23), Burien Police were called to Highline United Methodist Church when the pastor arrived at work to find someone inside. Police say that a thorough search of the large church... [Read more]

One-car accident on S. 156th sends passenger to hospital Tuesday morning

One-car accident on S. 156th sends passenger to hospital Tuesday morning

A one-car accident on S. 156th near First Ave South sent a passenger to a hospital Tuesday morning, according to the Burien Police Department. Police say that the driver was westbound on S. 156th, when... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office to Host ‘9-1-1 Citizens Academy’ on March 28

King County Sheriff’s Office to Host ‘9-1-1 Citizens Academy’ on March 28

Local residents will have a prime opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center when the next 9-1-1 Citizens Academy is held on March 28th, 2015. The academy will... [Read more]

Police chase blocks SR-518 near 51st Ave South Wednesday afternoon

Police chase blocks SR-518 near 51st Ave South Wednesday afternoon

If you’ve driven in or out of the area Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 11) on SR-518, you’re probably aware of a large police turnout that blocked the freeway in SeaTac near 51st Ave S. Burien and... [Read more]

Customers out for test drive surprised when armed cops pull them over

Customers out for test drive surprised when armed cops pull them over

On Saturday, Feb. 7, the Burien Police Department scared the heck out of some customers taking a used car out for a test drive when they pulled them over with guns drawn. “Unfortunately the dealership... [Read more]

UPDATE: Debra Jean Zimmerman has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Debra Jean Zimmerman has been FOUND!

UPDATE Jan. 29 9:55 a.m.: Debra Zimmerman has been FOUND. “We are still trying to determine the exact circumstances behind her disappearance but we do not suspect any foul play,” Sgt. Doug... [Read more]

Problem house in Burien shut down for squatters, stolen property & more

Problem house in Burien shut down for squatters, stolen property & more

Photos courtesy Burien Police Department. On Thursday (Jan. 22) just before 1 p.m. detectives and deputies with the Burien Police and King County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a house... [Read more]

Police arrest ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ motel robbers in SeaTac Wednesday

Police arrest ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ motel robbers in SeaTac Wednesday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: On Wednesday (Jan. 21) around 1 p.m., detectives with the Major Crimes Unit, assisted by tactical deputies, arrested the male and female that police believe are responsible... [Read more]

MISSING: Have you seen Douglas Snyder? He’s missing from the area

MISSING: Have you seen Douglas Snyder? He’s missing from the area

Douglas Snyder (pictured above), has gone missing in the SeaTac/Burien area. He disappeared between Christmas and New Years Day, or shortly after. Doug is middle aged, about 6’2″, brown eyes,... [Read more]

Man, Woman robbed of cell phone on Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien Wednesday

Man, Woman robbed of cell phone on Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien Wednesday

Police say that on Wednesday (Jan. 14) afternoon around 2:15 p.m., a male and a female (both adults) assaulted a male and female (both adults), and stole a cell phone from one of them on Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

Poorly-driven car results in recovery of 3 stolen vehicles, gun & more by police

Poorly-driven car results in recovery of 3 stolen vehicles, gun & more by police

On Monday night (Jan. 5), a poorly-driven car attracted the attention of a Burien Police officer, which led to the recovery of two stolen vehicles, a stolen motorcycle, several stolen license plates, and... [Read more]

Forgery suspect resists arrest, gets tased by Burien Police on New Year’s Eve

Forgery suspect resists arrest, gets tased by Burien Police on New Year’s Eve

If you saw a lot of police activity near the intersection of SW 148th and 1st Ave South on New Year’s Eve, here’s what happened – police say that a forgery suspect ran from a bank, resisted... [Read more]

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]