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Here’s what all the police activity was about near Trader Joe’s Friday afternoon

Here’s what all the police activity was about near Trader Joe’s Friday afternoon

A major police turnout in the Five Corners neighborhood of Burien – near Trader Joe’s on SW 160th – was reported to us late Friday afternoon, and Sgt. DB Gates of the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

The Burien Police Department on Tuesday (July 22) launched a part-time Bike Patrol with a focus on businesses and parks, and in less than two hours, found five alcohol violations. You’ll see them... [Read more]

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

by Ralph Nichols Despite headlines from Seattle and some suburban cities, which render an illusion of violent crime rampant in King County, most serious crime in Burien declined in 2013. This topped the... [Read more]

Follow the Burien Police Department’s Twitter ‘Ride Along’ on the 4th of July

Follow the Burien Police Department’s Twitter ‘Ride Along’ on the 4th of July

The Burien Police Department is doing a Twitter “Ride Along” on Friday, July 4, and here are some of their Tweets (latest ones are first): Units just responded to reported burglary in progress... [Read more]

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a homicide that was discovered on Friday, June 27 in the city of SeaTac. The victim is Mr. Robert O. Benson (pictured above), a 100-year old... [Read more]

REMINDER: City reminds residents that fireworks are illegal in Burien

REMINDER: City reminds residents that fireworks are illegal in Burien

With the July 4th holiday fast approaching, the City of Burien wants to remind residents that the sale, possession or discharge of any fireworks is prohibited. “Burien Police will have extra patrols... [Read more]

Burien man accused of stealing $334,000 from his blind Grandmother

Burien man accused of stealing $334,000 from his blind Grandmother

The Seattle P-I is reporting that Derek Bischoff, of Burien, stole $334,000 from his blind, nearly deaf grandmother’s life savings to pay for painkillers and prostitutes. Bischoff now faces felony charges. Read... [Read more]

Lockdown briefly closes Kennedy Catholic High School Wednesday morning

Lockdown briefly closes Kennedy Catholic High School Wednesday morning

Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School was put into lockdown Wednesday morning (June 4), due to a robbery at the Fred Meyer next door. No injuries were reported, and the lockdown lasted nine minutes. “Three... [Read more]

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three members of the Burien Police Department received Police Service Awards at the City Council meeting Monday night (click image to see larger version): Honored for their life-saving actions were (holding... [Read more]

Car runs into vacant storefront near Post Office on SW 151st Thursday morning

Car runs into vacant storefront near Post Office on SW 151st Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a car ran into a vacant storefront on SW 151st near a licensing agency and a Driver’s Ed business near the Post Office in Burien Thursday... [Read more]

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

SWAT Team, major police action for suicidal man in Burien home Thursday

Police were called for a welfare check on a home in Burien on 8th Ave South between SW 140th and SW 146th Thursday night (May 22), and upon discovering a suicidal man, called in a SWAT team and backup. “We... [Read more]

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police: 14-year old brings gun to school Tuesday

Burien Police officers responded to investigate a report of a 14-year old boy showing a handgun off to fellow students at his school Tuesday, May 20. “Another student did the right thing and told... [Read more]

Extra patrols will be out, seeking unbuckled & distracted Drivers

Extra patrols will be out, seeking unbuckled & distracted Drivers

Unbuckled or texting Drivers beware – the City of Burien will be participating in extra emphasis police patrols that will take place between May 19 and June 1. “On the heels of the first-ever statewide... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

The Burien Police Department on Monday released the following warning about a telephone scam being perpetrated on area residents: ‘Tis the season’ for new and not so inventive scams to be attempted... [Read more]

Hit-and-run seriously injures pedestrian in Burien Saturday night

Hit-and-run seriously injures pedestrian in Burien Saturday night

King County Sheriff’s Officers were called to investigate a serious hit-and-run injury crash late Saturday night (May 3) on 15th Ave SW between 112th and 114th in Burien. Police say that a car hit... [Read more]

Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

The Burien Police Department is reporting that it busted an illegal marijuana growing operation in the 500 block of SW 128th Street on Tuesday (April 22), seizing 83 plants, 30 pounds of drying marijuana,... [Read more]

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

The Burien Police Department seized $400,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns after serving a search warrant on a car and two homes this week. Police became suspicious after finding the large amount... [Read more]

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Burien Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office are both reporting of a stabbing at the Burien Transit Center Tuesday night (April 15), injuring two men…

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Photos courtesy Normandy Park Police Department A suspicious package caused Normandy Park Police to call in the Port of Seattle bomb squad Friday afternoon... [Read more]

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

The Burien Police Department reported on its Facebook page a story about how the passengers in a stolen car convinced the driver to surrender just as he was about to run into an officer on Friday: We have... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High put into lockdown Thursday; turns out to be false alarm

Kennedy Catholic High put into lockdown Thursday; turns out to be false alarm

Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School was put into ‘general lockdown’ Thursday morning around 11:25 a.m., due to a police investigation in a nearby neighborhood. Turns out the lockdown... [Read more]

Recognize this guy? Police release sketch of White Center rape suspect

Recognize this guy? Police release sketch of White Center rape suspect

King County Sheriff’s detectives have released a sketch of a man that violently assaulted and raped a woman earlier this month. On Friday, March 7, just after midnight the victim was walking eastbound... [Read more]

Alert neighbor – and ‘convincing’ K9 Officer – helps Burien Police nab thieves

Alert neighbor – and ‘convincing’ K9 Officer – helps Burien Police nab thieves

Burien Police are reporting that Monday evening (March 24) in the 11700 block of 12th Ave SW, an alert resident noticed suspicious activity near his home and called 911. “The neighbor thought several... [Read more]

‘Mountains’ of stolen mail recovered from Mother/Daughter team in Burien

‘Mountains’ of stolen mail recovered from Mother/Daughter team in Burien

The Burien Police Department on Saturday (March 22) announced that, working in cooperation with U.S. Postal Inspectors, they had busted a Mother and Daughter team and recovered “mountains of stolen... [Read more]

Routine traffic stop results in arrest of felon with stolen handgun Tuesday

Routine traffic stop results in arrest of felon with stolen handgun Tuesday

On Tuesday (March 18), Burien Police Deputy Fitchett made a “routine” traffic stop in the 15800 block of 4th Ave SW, according to the Burien Police Department. Back-up Officer Easterbrook swung by... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding man who robbed Burien Walgreens

Police seeking public’s help finding man who robbed Burien Walgreens

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man (pictured above) who robbed a Walgreens in Burien last week. On Sunday, March 9, around 3 a.m., deputies responded... [Read more]