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Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

Burien Police seeking public’s help identifying this burglary suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying this burglary suspect (click images to see larger versions): Police say that he is wanted for questioning in a burglary... [Read more]

PODCAST: Bad guy with loaded gun on bike busted; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Bad guy with loaded gun on bike busted; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #48 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]

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Man on bike pulls handgun when contacted by Burien Police Officer

Early Tuesday morning (April 19) at around 1 a.m., Burien Police Officer Blakeman contacted a man riding a bicycle at SW 128 Street and Ambaum. Police say that the man was acting suspicious as he peddled... [Read more]

Burien Police Sgt. Jason Houck finishes in top 7% at Boston Marathon Sunday

Burien Police Sgt. Jason Houck finishes in top 7% at Boston Marathon Sunday

Photo courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office Burien/King County Sheriff’s Officer Sgt. Jason Houck finished the 2016 Boston Marathon on Sunday, April 17, coming in 2,156th place out of 30,741... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis announced on the department’s blog Wednesday (April 13) that he is resigning, effective April 30. Sergeant Brian... [Read more]

PHOTOS: At scene of the crime where shots were fired, cars crashed in Burien

PHOTOS: At scene of the crime where shots were fired, cars crashed in Burien

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these photos taken at an accident scene on Saturday, April 9 at S. 128th St. and Occidental Ave. S. in Burien (map below): During a search of the area, Burien Police... [Read more]

7-year old girl left inside car stolen in Burien found safe Saturday morning

7-year old girl left inside car stolen in Burien found safe Saturday morning

A 7-year old girl was found safe after the car in which she was a passenger was stolen from near S. 116th and Des Moines Memorial Drive early Saturday morning (April 9), according to the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

PHOTO: Non-injury hit & run overturns car in Burien Wednesday

PHOTO: Non-injury hit & run overturns car in Burien Wednesday

A non-injury hit and run accident on Wednesday (March 23) closed S. 128th near 2nd Ave S. (map below), and here’s a pic of the aftermath courtesy @Colby Blanton: So…this happened right in front... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help for information about a drive-by shooting that injured a motorist on I-5 March 23, 2016 at approximately 12:51 a.m. According to the victim,... [Read more]

Not-so-bright thief parks stolen car behind Burien cop, gets busted

Not-so-bright thief parks stolen car behind Burien cop, gets busted

The Burien Police Department is reporting that on Tuesday, March 22, a man parked a stolen car behind one of their detectives: Detective McDonald is on our Special Emphasis Team. Cops use lots of abbreviations... [Read more]

Security addressed, rents increased at Alturas Apartments, formerly The Heights

Security addressed, rents increased at Alturas Apartments, formerly The Heights

by Jack Mayne Rents have already gone up at Burien’s huge, newly-renamed Alturas apartment complex, and rental costs will increase again when some upgrades are finished, said the new manager of the... [Read more]

‘Suspicious device’ found near SW 160th Street Friday morning

‘Suspicious device’ found near SW 160th Street Friday morning

If you saw a lot of police activity Friday morning (March 18) in the 150 block of SW 160th Street near Andy’s Handy Mart (map below), the Burien Police Department says they were investigating a ‘suspicious... [Read more]

Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach in Burien Thursday night

Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach in Burien Thursday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 36-year old Burien woman shot her boyfriend in the stomach Thursday night (March 17), then ran to a neighbors house and asked them to call police.... [Read more]

Hatchet-wielding man shot by customer identified as Steven Blacktongue, 43

Hatchet-wielding man shot by customer identified as Steven Blacktongue, 43

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The hatchet-wielding masked man who was shot by a customer Sunday morning (March 13) at a 7/11 in nearby Boulevard Park has been identified by the King County... [Read more]

Masked man with hatchet shot & killed in convenience store Sunday morning

Masked man with hatchet shot & killed in convenience store Sunday morning

A customer drinking coffee at a 7-11 Sunday morning (March 13) shot and killed a man who entered a convenience store in the 11000 block of 8th Ave S. (map below) in Boulevard Park and attacked him and... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ will be Sat., April 23

King County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ will be Sat., April 23

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 Citizen’s Academy is held on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The... [Read more]

PODCAST: Identity thief sentenced; Jack Mayne Commentary, more…

PODCAST: Identity thief sentenced; Jack Mayne Commentary, more…

Here’s episode #41 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]

REPORT: Burien man most likely jumped, attacked near SW 136th & Ambaum

REPORT: Burien man most likely jumped, attacked near SW 136th & Ambaum

KING5 is reporting that Jaron Bidwell, who lives in the Alturas at Burien (formerly The Heights) apartment complex, was most likely jumped and beaten on Tuesday night, Feb. 23 near the AM/PM Mini Market... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Police Department Community Meeting is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Burien Police Department Community Meeting is TONIGHT

REMINDER: The Burien Police Department will be holding a community meeting at Gregory Heights Elementary TONIGHT – Tuesday, Feb. 23 – from 7 – 9 p.m. “We will be discussing neighborhood crime... [Read more]

Saturday night’s major police activity was a search for domestic violence suspect

Saturday night’s major police activity was a search for domestic violence suspect

If you saw a lot of police activity – including the King County Sheriff’s Office ‘Guardian One’ helicopter overhead – around Burien Saturday night (Feb. 20), police say that they... [Read more]

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]