Police Section

Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that there were two robberies by the same suspects early Friday morning (May 18) in Burien: ~2:40 a.m.: S. 116th & Des Moines Memorial Drive S.: 4 African... [Read more]

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

A man found in the crawlspace beneath a Burien home is led away by police. (Photo courtesy of Kate Bysheim) By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Kate Bysheim returned home this past Saturday, following a... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

The King County Sheriff’s Office is warning that multiple victims are reporting more scam phone calls about missing Jury Duty and an arrest warrant being issued for their arrest. To make the scam... [Read more]

‘Revenge’ shootings lead to murder charges against violent gang members

‘Revenge’ shootings lead to murder charges against violent gang members

In a coordinated operation, King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives – with help from the ATF Violent Crimes Task Force – arrested five male gang members over several days last week. The... [Read more]

Burien Police use deescalation training to aid man in crisis Monday morning

Burien Police use deescalation training to aid man in crisis Monday morning

By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter At approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday morning (April 30), Burien Police were called to a welfare check in the 1400 block of SW 128th Street (map below). They contacted... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect and suspect vehicle from a robbery in Burien that happened to a 13-year old student on Wednesday, April 18. Police say that on Wednesday at... [Read more]

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

On Wednesday, April 18, King County Sheriff’s Detectives from Metro Transit had learned from several anonymous witnesses that a stack of notes had been left in a few Metro Bus stops along International... [Read more]

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

On Saturday (April 21) at about 8:15 p.m., a female customer entered Big 5 Sporting Goods in Burien and got into an argument with the manager about a return. The suspect became angry, went behind the counter... [Read more]

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

  Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline... [Read more]

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – working with the Burien Police Department – announced on Thursday, April 19 that he has initiated a directed patrol emphasis. This effort will begin Thursday afternoon,... [Read more]

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Officers from the Seattle Police Department were training Thursday afternoon (April 19) at Sunnydale Elementary School, located at 15631 Des Moines Memorial Drive in... [Read more]

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

City Manager Brian J. Wilson on Tuesday, April 17 selected Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe to be Burien’s next Police Chief. His first day will be May 1, and his annual salary will be $148,954. Chief... [Read more]

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht attended the Burien City Council meeting Monday evening, addressing several questions surrounding gangs and youth-on-youth violence. Story & Photos by Aaron Wells King... [Read more]

Burien Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest two Friday night

Burien Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest two Friday night

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells At 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, a Burien Police officer located a stolen vehicle with two individuals inside near Andy’s Handy Mart in the 15000 block of SW 160th... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

Five candidates for Burien Police Chief met with City leaders and community members on Thursday evening at the Burien Community Center. Five candidates vying to become the next Burien Police Chief met... [Read more]

High speed chase of stolen car through area ends in crash in Normandy Park

High speed chase of stolen car through area ends in crash in Normandy Park

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday night (April 8), a Burien police officer spotted an occupied stolen vehicle driving eastbound on SW 148th St. in Burien. The driver of... [Read more]

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

All are invite to join Burien City Manager, Brian J. Wilson, to meet the candidates for the City of Burien Police Chief on Thursday, April 12. This free and open event will be held at the Burien Community... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident has suggestions for local youth programs

LETTER: Resident has suggestions for local youth programs

[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:] Since the city does not publish letters... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

Late Wednesday night (March 28, 2018), two young women were tragically killed in a gang-related shooting in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW (read our previous coverage here). “Our thoughts are with... [Read more]

REMINDER: Discuss police with Burien City Manager Brian Wilson Wednesday

REMINDER: Discuss police with Burien City Manager Brian Wilson Wednesday

REMINDER:Burien City Manager Brian Wilson will be hosting a coffee and conversation this Wednesday, March 28, to talk about how the City’s police department and leadership can best serve our community. This... [Read more]

Shooter arrested after hiding in porta potty in Dottie Harper Park Thursday

Shooter arrested after hiding in porta potty in Dottie Harper Park Thursday

At around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 22), multiple 911 calls came in to report that a shooting had occurred near Dottie Harbor Park. Police say that a 27-year old Asian male – who was located hiding... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding van from SeaTac hit & run

Police seeking public’s help finding van from SeaTac hit & run

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A pedestrian was hit by a van at S. 136th Street & Military Road S. in SeaTac early Thursday morning, March 22, and police are seeking the public’s help. Police... [Read more]

Bank robbery suspect taken into custody after stand-off with police

Bank robbery suspect taken into custody after stand-off with police

Photos courtesy Aaron Wells A suspect in the robbery of a Key Bank in White Center barricaded himself inside an apartment in North Burien Thursday afternoon (March 22), according to the King County... [Read more]

Suspects flee from Burien Police undercover surveillance stop Wednesday

Suspects flee from Burien Police undercover surveillance stop Wednesday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, Burien Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was under surveillance by undercover officers in the area... [Read more]