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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]

Officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sends 1 to hospital early Friday

Officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sends 1 to hospital early Friday

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: An officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sent one to the hospital early Friday morning, June 22. The incident happened just before 5 a.m. Friday, when... [Read more]

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

On Wednesday (June 20), a 26-year old suspect was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the recent murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac. Police allege that the suspect robbed and killed the clerk at... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding the murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac on Friday night, June 15. Police say that at approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday, the... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help on Wed. SR 509 shooting

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help on Wed. SR 509 shooting

At approximately 1:42 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications began receiving 911 calls from individuals stating that their vehicles had been struck by gunfire (read... [Read more]

Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

Watchdog group recommends changes to King County Sheriff’s Office policy

A report presented on Tuesday (June 12) by the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) calls for policy changes related to how the King County Sheriff’s Office presents information to... [Read more]

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A 19-year old man was shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night, June 1. Police say that shortly after 9 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 14700 block... [Read more]

Small child struck by vehicle in Burien Sunday, sent to Harborview

Small child struck by vehicle in Burien Sunday, sent to Harborview

UPDATE: We have corrected the date on this story: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a vehicle struck a small child in the 600 block of SW 136th in Burien Sunday evening, May 27. The... [Read more]

Jessica Sullivan selected to be Captain for Burien Police Department

Jessica Sullivan selected to be Captain for Burien Police Department

Jessica Sullivan has been selected to be the Burien Police Department’s next Captain, the city announced on Wednesday, May 23. Her first day will be June 16, 2018. Sullivan has 19 years of experience... [Read more]

Burien home part of illegal pot growing operation busted by Feds in raid

Burien home part of illegal pot growing operation busted by Feds in raid

Last week, investigators executed search warrants at 17 different Puget Sound area locations – including a home in Burien – and a commercial property in New Jersey, in connection with an internationally... [Read more]

Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

Two robberies – by same suspects – hit Burien early Friday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that there were two robberies by the same suspects early Friday morning (May 18) in Burien: ~2:40 a.m.: S. 116th & Des Moines Memorial Drive S.: 4 African... [Read more]

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

Break-ins, burglaries hit Burien residents

A man found in the crawlspace beneath a Burien home is led away by police. (Photo courtesy of Kate Bysheim) By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Kate Bysheim returned home this past Saturday, following a... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

SCAM ALERT: Jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

The King County Sheriff’s Office is warning that multiple victims are reporting more scam phone calls about missing Jury Duty and an arrest warrant being issued for their arrest. To make the scam... [Read more]

‘Revenge’ shootings lead to murder charges against violent gang members

‘Revenge’ shootings lead to murder charges against violent gang members

In a coordinated operation, King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives – with help from the ATF Violent Crimes Task Force – arrested five male gang members over several days last week. The... [Read more]

Burien Police use deescalation training to aid man in crisis Monday morning

Burien Police use deescalation training to aid man in crisis Monday morning

By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter At approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday morning (April 30), Burien Police were called to a welfare check in the 1400 block of SW 128th Street (map below). They contacted... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect and suspect vehicle from a robbery in Burien that happened to a 13-year old student on Wednesday, April 18. Police say that on Wednesday at... [Read more]

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

Undercover sting leads to arrest of Burien man for trying to buy girls underwear

On Wednesday, April 18, King County Sheriff’s Detectives from Metro Transit had learned from several anonymous witnesses that a stack of notes had been left in a few Metro Bus stops along International... [Read more]

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

Woman assaults manager, customers with Bear Spray at Big 5 Saturday night

On Saturday (April 21) at about 8:15 p.m., a female customer entered Big 5 Sporting Goods in Burien and got into an argument with the manager about a return. The suspect became angry, went behind the counter... [Read more]

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline High... [Read more]