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Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

One man was shot and a suspect was taken into custody around noon in downtown Burien on Saturday, Jan. 7. Police say that two men were seen in a verbal dispute near SW 152nd Street near 4th Ave SW when... [Read more]

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer were stolen out of a driveway in Burien on Dec. 11, near the intersection of SW 116th Street and 18 Ave SW (map below). “The police have found the two people... [Read more]

Burien shooting victim identified

Burien shooting victim identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday (Jan. 4) identified the victim of Tuesday night’s deadly shooting as Manuel A. Ortiz-Ornelas, 18, of Burien. He died of multiple gunshot... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 17-year old Burien male was arrested Wednesday for the shooting death of a man near the Alturas apartments Tuesday night, Jan. 3. As we previously... [Read more]

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

A man in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. Police say that just before 6 p.m., officers responded... [Read more]

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the reason for major police activity near S. 128th Street & 8th Ave S. in the Boulevard Park area (map below) on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017: “We... [Read more]

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect Friday; video released

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect Friday; video released

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: At 11:30 a.m. Friday morning (Dec. 30, 2016), Des Moines Police Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 25800 block of Marine View Drive... [Read more]

Burien Police nab hit-and-run driver after she strikes pedestrian with SUV

Burien Police nab hit-and-run driver after she strikes pedestrian with SUV

On Dec. 21 just before 6 p.m., Burien Police received a report of a pedestrian who was struck by an SUV at SW 146th Street and 1st Ave SW (map below). Officers responded and discovered the driver of the... [Read more]

Burien man arrested after bomb threat, 6-hour standoff with police

Burien man arrested after bomb threat, 6-hour standoff with police

A man who barricaded himself inside his home in the 15400 block of 22nd Ave SW in Burien was taken into custody after a six-hour standoff that resulted in a huge police turnout and the lockdown of nearby St. Francis School…

Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

If you saw major police activity at/near Highline Medical Center (16251 Sylvester Rd SW) on Thursday morning, Dec. 1, here’s what we know: Police say that a mentally-disturbed male was on the... [Read more]

PHOTO: Police seeking help finding Burien man wanted for double homicide

PHOTO: Police seeking help finding Burien man wanted for double homicide

Seattle Police Detectives have identified Darion Lipsey of Burien as a suspect in a March 30, 2016 double homicide in Pioneer Square, and are now asking for the public’s help finding him: Police... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneEditorial-111816.mp3 With the biennial budgets of the cities... [Read more]

VIDEO: 90-year old woman’s purse snatched outside Normandy Park Market

VIDEO: 90-year old woman’s purse snatched outside Normandy Park Market

KING5 is reporting that a bold thief stole a 90-year old woman’s purse in broad daylight in the parking lot of the Normandy Park Market on Thursday, Nov. 17. The woman was loading her car after doing... [Read more]

Burien man sought in double homicide in Pioneer Square

Burien man sought in double homicide in Pioneer Square

The Seattle Times is reporting that a 22-year-old Burien man is wanted on a $5 million warrant after prosecutors charged him with two counts of first-degree murder for a double shooting in March in Seattle’s... [Read more]

Burien Police Department holding Open House for youth on Mon., Nov. 21

Burien Police Department holding Open House for youth on Mon., Nov. 21

The Burien Police Department will be holding an Open House on Monday, Nov. 21, from 7 – 9 p.m. The event will be held at the police station, located at 14905 6th Ave SW. “We are looking for youth... [Read more]

Did you hear a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night? Here’s what we know…

Did you hear a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night? Here’s what we know…

Several Readers have inquired with us about hearing a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night (Nov. 12) around 10:30 p.m., with many reporting the sound originating near SW 128th and 4th Ave SW. We checked... [Read more]

Police arrest male driver for pointing gun at woman in Burien Friday night

Police arrest male driver for pointing gun at woman in Burien Friday night

On Friday night (Nov. 11) around 10:30 p.m., a woman driving in Burien flagged a deputy down and said a man had pointed a gun at her. The woman told the deputy she was driving westbound on SW 148th Street... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘We have an ineffectual Council getting in our way of moving forward’

LETTER: ‘We have an ineffectual Council getting in our way of moving forward’

[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:] Burien’s Police Initiative for adding... [Read more]

Sheriff’s Office conducts search in Tukwila for remains in Green River case

Sheriff’s Office conducts search in Tukwila for remains in Green River case

The King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, in conjunction with King County Search and Rescue, conducted an evidence search in Tukwila Saturday morning for victim remains of Green River killer... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High School student has been found!

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High School student has been found!

UPDATE FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016: The Tukwila Police Department announced Friday, Nov. 11 that Josiah has been found, and is now safe with his family! The Tukwila Police Department is seeking the public’s... [Read more]

Real Estate Agent arrested after being caught stealing prescription medication

Real Estate Agent arrested after being caught stealing prescription medication

On Monday, Nov. 7th King County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a Renton real estate agent after he was caught on camera stealing prescription medications from a homeowner. He was charged with Residential... [Read more]

Man fires gunshots into businesses on SW 153rd in Burien Monday night

Man fires gunshots into businesses on SW 153rd in Burien Monday night

A man fired a gun into a hookah lounge and massage parlor on SW 153rd Street in Burien Monday night, Nov. 7. Police told The B-Town Blog that they were called to investigate a glass breakage alarm at a... [Read more]

Lucky Donuts does NOT have a drive-through, despite what this driver thought

Lucky Donuts does NOT have a drive-through, despite what this driver thought

Photo courtesy Justin Moore A car crashed into Lucky Donuts, located at 140 SW 152nd Street in Burien, on Saturday morning, Nov. 5. “I saw a small white compact being towed away,” Aaron Wells... [Read more]

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning (Nov. 3) they responded to a report of a fire and possible hate crime in Burien. An explosion and fire happened... [Read more]