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Man shot in stomach in Burien Wednesday morning

Man shot in stomach in Burien Wednesday morning

A 27-year old man was shot in the stomach in Burien Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred in the 12400 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW. Police say that the victim suffered non life threatening injuries, and... [Read more]

Police respond to reports of shots fired in Burien early Saturday morning

Police respond to reports of shots fired in Burien early Saturday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of shots being fired in Burien early last Saturday, Sept. 22. Police say that shots were heard in the 13200 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW at around... [Read more]

Burien Police’s next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be this Thursday morning

Burien Police’s next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be this Thursday morning

Join the Burien Police Department for ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Thursday morning, Sept. 27, from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the Starbucks located near the Burien Plaza at 116 SW 148th Street. “Here’s... [Read more]

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

At Monday night’s Study Session (Sept. 24, 2018), the Burien City Council will hear presentations on the recent drive-by shooting homicide investigation from Police Chief Boe, as well as about Economic... [Read more]

Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

Expansion of LEAD Program will begin in Burien next year, Constantine announces

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced in Burien Tuesday (Sept. 11) that his 2019-2020 budget proposal includes $3.1 million to expand Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) to three King County... [Read more]

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

By Jack Mayne Despite fears in Burien that crime is increasing, Police Chief Ted Boe says the general city and King County crime rate is going down – except for car thefts. “Auto Theft is currently... [Read more]

UPDATE: Additional stolen guns found inside 16-year old suspect’s bedroom

UPDATE: Additional stolen guns found inside 16-year old suspect’s bedroom

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday (Aug. 30) that additional handguns have been found inside the 16-year old suspect’s bedroom the night of an accidental shooting on Aug. 14. Police... [Read more]

REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

REPORT: Sheriff’s Office handling of ‘Use of Force Complaints’ inconsistent

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) on Tuesday (Aug. 28) released a new report – ‘Use of Force Complaint Processing in the King County Sheriff’s Office’ – at a... [Read more]

Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

By Jack Mayne The shooting death last year of Tommy Le – a 20-year-old Vietnamese man who was wielding a pen and not a knife – was ruled to have been justified and within King County Sheriff’s office... [Read more]

Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for help from the public regarding the 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley. Ridley was last seen in the Burien area in July, 1982, when he was 15-years... [Read more]

‘Chief for a Day’ celebration coming to Burien today – Thursday, Aug. 16

‘Chief for a Day’ celebration coming to Burien today – Thursday, Aug. 16

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC) will hold its ‘Chief for a Day’ celebration today – Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 – marking the 20th anniversary of this event. If... [Read more]

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE Aug. 15, 2018: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shooting in the 12600 block of 12th Ave S. in Burien (map below), on Tuesday night, Aug. 14, killed a 14-year old. Police... [Read more]

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

By Jack Mayne If Burien residents fear potential illnesses from electromagnetic waves from new cellular antennas being sought for the city, complain to your U.S. Senator or Congressman – because your... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien shooting was NOT caused by a drive-by Sunday night

UPDATE: Burien shooting was NOT caused by a drive-by Sunday night

UPDATE Aug. 6, 2018: After further investigation that revealed inconsistencies in all the victim’s stories, the King County Sheriff’s Office has determined that Sunday night’s alleged drive-by... [Read more]

Gunshots fired at Eagle Landing Park Monday afternoon, July 30

Gunshots fired at Eagle Landing Park Monday afternoon, July 30

Two gunshots were heard fired at Eagle Landing Park by neighbors on Monday afternoon (July 30), the King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed. Police responded, and one shell casing was recovered. There... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize these guys? They vandalized a Burien home early Sunday

VIDEO: Recognize these guys? They vandalized a Burien home early Sunday

Recognize these young men? At 1:18 a.m. Sunday morning (July 29), they threw large rocks and weights through a home on Maplewild Ave SW. They shattered three windows upstairs and downstairs, then drove... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

On Monday afternoon, July 23, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall to discuss the ‘hate crime’ assault he suffered at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday, July... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mayor Jimmy Matta is victim of a Hate Crime, according to KCSO

UPDATE: Mayor Jimmy Matta is victim of a Hate Crime, according to KCSO

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta said in a Facebook post Sunday that he was physically assaulted at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday because he is Latino and that he supports Burien as a ‘sanctuary... [Read more]

24-year old man killed in Burien Thursday after car falls on him

24-year old man killed in Burien Thursday after car falls on him

UPDATE: Police announced at 5:39 p.m. that the victim has died: Update on the SW 136/ Ambaum Blvd vehicle involved accident. The 24-year-old victim has died. — KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) July 20,... [Read more]

Law Enforcement Oversight group releases report on police investigations

Law Enforcement Oversight group releases report on police investigations

This week the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) released a report – Internal Investigations Complaint Classification Review of the King County Sheriff’s Office– at a briefing... [Read more]

Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief Ted Boe presented the following statement at the July 2, 2018 Burien City Council meeting about the Police Department and King County’s position on cooperation with Immigration... [Read more]

‘Teen Police Academy’ will be Aug. 20-24; now taking applications

‘Teen Police Academy’ will be Aug. 20-24; now taking applications

Burien & SeaTac Police – in partnership with the King County Sheriff’s Office – are working to educate the youth of tomorrow about the roles of police and the requirements of becoming a... [Read more]

Deadline to register for the 2018 National Night Out is July 17

Deadline to register for the 2018 National Night Out is July 17

National Night Out strengthens neighbor-to-neighbor connections and police-community partnerships, and this summer it will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7. This annual event brings together communities across... [Read more]

UPDATE: Former Burien Deputy terminated due to assault conviction

UPDATE: Former Burien Deputy terminated due to assault conviction

The King County Sheriff’s Office has learned a Detroit jury convicted KCSO Deputy Edward N. Hicks – who once worked in Burien – of Misdemeanor Aggravated Assault and Felony Misconduct in Office. Earlier... [Read more]