Police Section

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]

King County Sheriff’s Office releases Halloween DUI patrol emphasis results

King County Sheriff’s Office releases Halloween DUI patrol emphasis results

The King County Sheriff’s Office and 17 other local law enforcement agencies participated in a DUI emphasis last Friday and Saturday in King County. Over 50 extra officers patrolled cities and unincorporated... [Read more]

Sheriff’s Office seeking help locating family members of fallen Deputies

Sheriff’s Office seeking help locating family members of fallen Deputies

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating family members of all 16 King County Sheriff’s deputies who have been killed in the line of duty since the county was created... [Read more]

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

PODCAST: Diamond theft; taking on the FAA; bad logo; weather & more…

Here’s episode #74 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PARTIERS BEWARE: Police increasing DUI Patrols this weekend

PARTIERS BEWARE: Police increasing DUI Patrols this weekend

Be careful Halloween weekend partiers, the King County Sheriff’s Office – along with 16 other local law enforcement agencies, including Burien – will be participating in a DUI emphasis this weekend... [Read more]

Police seeking witnesses in $400,000 diamond robbery in SeaTac Tuesday

Police seeking witnesses in $400,000 diamond robbery in SeaTac Tuesday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: King County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to locate anyone who witnessed a robbery in SeaTac on Tuesday (Oct. 25) around noon. Police say that the victims are... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants to put Initiative to add 18 cops on Nov. 2017 ballot

LETTER: Resident wants to put Initiative to add 18 cops on Nov. 2017 ballot

[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:] Dear Council Members, Burien Public Safety... [Read more]

If you heard gunshots early Tuesday morning, here’s what police told us

If you heard gunshots early Tuesday morning, here’s what police told us

If you heard gunshots fired in Burien early Tuesday morning (Oct. 11) around 2 a.m., here’s what Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office told us: Around 2 a.m. we responded to... [Read more]

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 9 a.m. Monday morning (Oct. 10) they received a call from the 300 block of SW 144 Street (map below) in Burien for a welfare check. Police... [Read more]

Burien gets grant for new police officers; ‘Quiet Skies’ will fight airport noise

Burien gets grant for new police officers; ‘Quiet Skies’ will fight airport noise

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council was told Monday night (Oct. 3) that it had received a $375,000 federal grant to pay for part of the salaries of up to three additional police officers. and that a... [Read more]

Two area schools put into modified lockdown over ‘Creepy Clown’ threat

Two area schools put into modified lockdown over ‘Creepy Clown’ threat

On Tuesday (Oct. 4) both Evergreen and Cascade Middle Schools were put into modified lockdown after a Cascade student reported a scary clown post, according to Catherine Carbone Rogers of Highline Public... [Read more]

Burien bikini bar burglar busted

Burien bikini bar burglar busted

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the Lady Bug Espresso stand in the 15800 block of 1st Ave South in Burien was burgled last week. Police say that around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.... [Read more]