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AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

On Friday, June 23, the King County Sheriff’s Office released dramatic 9-1-1 call audio and dispatch recordings, along with new information about the fatal officer-involved shooting of Tommy Le... [Read more]

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim of the June 13 officer involved shooting in Burien as Tommy Le, 20, and revealed that he was armed with a pen, not a knife as originally... [Read more]

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

On May 31, a resident of the Emerald Green Condos in the 1800 block of S. 118th Street in Boulevard Park (map below) had gas siphoned out of her truck. Police say that the victim had been out of town,... [Read more]

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

A homeowner fired a warning shot at a man running at him with a sharp object in his hand in Burien late Tuesday night (June 13), and when Deputies responded to the scene, the suspect came at them as well. Two... [Read more]

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

A burglary suspect was busted in Burien on Monday (June 12), after a police search that included the Guardian One chopper. Police received a call of a burglary around 12:45 p.m., and caught and arrested... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police say that someone may call you and identify themselves... [Read more]

Police seeking suspect who fractured woman’s jaw on Highline High campus

Police seeking suspect who fractured woman’s jaw on Highline High campus

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying an unknown Hispanic male who called himself ‘Juan,’ and who assaulted a female on the Highline High... [Read more]

Care-A-Lot Learning Center vandalized; seeking help to repair broken window

Care-A-Lot Learning Center vandalized; seeking help to repair broken window

Care-A-Lot Learning Center in Burien was vandalized when a window was shot out – most likely by a BB gun – during closed hours last week. Care-A-Lot is located at 15525 1st Ave S, Suite # 1 (map below),... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport goes to the dogs Tuesday – police K-9s that is…

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport goes to the dogs Tuesday – police K-9s that is…

A statewide K-9 training session was held at Sea-Tac Airport on Tuesday, May 9, and along with some eager, hardworking dogs, Elston and Jackline Hill (and their cameras) were there. The event was planned... [Read more]

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Around 1:43 a.m. Sunday morning (May 7), police responded to a report of a shooting at the Taradise Cafe – located at 9808 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below) – to find a man dead in the street... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office warning residents about phone scam

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office warning residents about phone scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning about a telephone scam: There have been a large volume of fraudulent calls that are allegedly coming from the Sheriff’s Department saying there... [Read more]

A complex crime chronicle of two stolen black Chevys & an attempted robbery

A complex crime chronicle of two stolen black Chevys & an attempted robbery

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following chronicle of stolen Chevys, attempted robbery, police pursuits and more in the Burien/SeaTac/Des Moines area was one of the more complex (and at times confusing) crime... [Read more]

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

A serious accident between a car and motorcycle occurred on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 143rd Street in Burien around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Two riders on the motorcycle – one male and one female,... [Read more]

Police chase stolen U-Haul truck Wed.; suspect caught in retention pond

Police chase stolen U-Haul truck Wed.; suspect caught in retention pond

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office received a report of stolen U-Haul Truck around Noon on Wednesday (April 26), from the U-Haul business in the 13600 block of 1st Ave South. The stolen vehicle... [Read more]

UPDATE: Suspect in Saturday night shooting in Burien has been caught

UPDATE: Suspect in Saturday night shooting in Burien has been caught

UPDATE SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 8:40 p.m.: The shooting suspect from Saturday night’s shooting in Burien has been caught near S. 100th Street an 14th Ave South, according to the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Police, fire department respond to burning van in Burien

Police, fire department respond to burning van in Burien

Photos courtesy Erin Mischel The King County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department, responded to a vehicle fire near 1st Ave South and SW/S. 124th Street in Burien... [Read more]

Driver accidentally pushes accelerator, crashes car at Huckleberry Square

Driver accidentally pushes accelerator, crashes car at Huckleberry Square

If you saw a car on its roof in the parking lot of Burien’s Huckleberry Square restaurant on Saturday (April 15), the King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an 88-year old Normandy... [Read more]

One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

Photo courtesy Dave Luxem. A one-car accident on Sylvester Road at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night, April 13, sent one to the hospital, and caused a power outage in the area. After the driver was cleared... [Read more]

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Photos by Aaron Wells http://www.aaronwellsphotography.com Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (April 12), a shooting was reported at the AM/PM Mini Market on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th Street... [Read more]

Walgreens Pharmacy in Burien robbed Monday night; two suspects arrested

Walgreens Pharmacy in Burien robbed Monday night; two suspects arrested

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the Walgreens Pharmacy located at SW 148th and Ambaum (map below) was robbed Monday night, April 10. Police say they received a 9-1-1 call at about... [Read more]

BURIEN P.D.: Alert shopper calls in suspicious activity and foils armed robber

BURIEN P.D.: Alert shopper calls in suspicious activity and foils armed robber

On Wednesday (April 5), an alert shopper noticed a man loitering outside of a retail store in the 15700 block of 1st Ave South (map below), according to the Burien Police Department, which adds: The... [Read more]

Thief tries to steal from Auto Zone; gets head examined, then is trespassed

Thief tries to steal from Auto Zone; gets head examined, then is trespassed

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday (April 2) responded to the Auto Zone in the Burien Plaza at 120 SW 148th Street about reports of a man who had attempted to steal some items. The... [Read more]

Distracted Drivers beware – ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ ticket campaign underway

Distracted Drivers beware – ‘U Text, U Drive, U Pay’ ticket campaign underway

“U Text, U Drive, U Pay” is the message the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is sending to distracted drivers in April as part of “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” Drivers using... [Read more]

Reward increased for information on fatal Feb. 24 Burien hit and run

Reward increased for information on fatal Feb. 24 Burien hit and run

Family and friends of April Fait – who was killed in a tragic hit and run accident in Burien on Feb. 24 – added $5,000 to the $1,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an... [Read more]