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REPORT: Burien shooter wanted by U.S. Marshals

REPORT: Burien shooter wanted by U.S. Marshals

Francisco Mendez-Zendejas, aka “Paco.” Q13 Fox is reporting that a man involved in the July 14 “gun fight” on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th (read more here), is wanted by the U.S. Marshals... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding info about body found in duffle bag Monday

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding info about body found in duffle bag Monday

UPDATE: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body was found in a duffle bag near an apartment complex located at S. 204th Street and 30th Ave S. in SeaTac Monday morning (July 27)... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with a quote and donation info on Friday, July 24, 2015. Anthony from Novus in Burien replaced the broken windows Thursday, July 23. The Burien Arts Gallery... [Read more]

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying tire theft suspect

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying tire theft suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying this theft suspect, accused of stealing four tires from a local business: Police say that once the tires were installed, he... [Read more]

Gun fight near SW 136th & Ambaum Tuesday night most likely gang related

Gun fight near SW 136th & Ambaum Tuesday night most likely gang related

The Burien Police Department is reporting that a gun fight near SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW Tuesday night around 10 p.m. was most likely gang related. There were no injuries reported, and no property... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien Police identify suspect wanted in connection with arson

UPDATE: Burien Police identify suspect wanted in connection with arson

The Burien Police Department is reporting that this 19-year old arson suspect (read our previous coverage here), turned himself in on Friday, July 10: Police say that the suspect was wanted for questioning... [Read more]

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; mail thieves & more

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; mail thieves & more

Here’s episode #10 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

The Burien Police Department is asking all residents: “Can you identify this arson suspect?” Police say this suspect is wanted for questioning in an arson that occurred at Salmon Creek Park... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Stolen Motobecane bike has been found & returned to its owner!

FOLLOWUP: Stolen Motobecane bike has been found & returned to its owner!

Remember the “Motobecane Mirage” that was stolen from in front of the Burien Safeway on Monday, June 29 (we first posted the story here)? Well, on July 3 it was successfully returned to its owner! The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: Burien receives... [Read more]

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday sends victim to hospital

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday sends victim to hospital

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: A man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, sending him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help finding Indecent Exposure suspect

Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help finding Indecent Exposure suspect

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for Indecent Exposure, and they’ve released a sketch of... [Read more]

Daycare employee arrested on Child Rape charges in Normandy Park

Daycare employee arrested on Child Rape charges in Normandy Park

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department on Monday (June 15) announced that they have arrested and booked a local day care employee for Rape of a Child in the First... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien Police lure, bust pedophile; Cab Driver shot & more…

PODCAST: Burien Police lure, bust pedophile; Cab Driver shot & more…

Here’s episode #6 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Burien Police assist Federal Agents with EBT fraud investigation

Burien Police assist Federal Agents with EBT fraud investigation

On Wednesday (June 10) the Burien Police Department assisted special agents with the USDA Office of Inspector General and FBI in a case of fraudulent use of the EBT Food Stamp program. Police say that... [Read more]

Burien Detective poses as 15-year old girl, arrests man for felony sex offenses

Burien Detective poses as 15-year old girl, arrests man for felony sex offenses

The Burien Police Department announced on Wednesday (June 10) that they arrested a 29-year old Everett man who believed he was going to have sex with a 15-year old girl he met on social media. Turns out... [Read more]

Burien Police free dog trapped in 103-degree car Saturday

Burien Police free dog trapped in 103-degree car Saturday

The Burien Police Department on Saturday (June 6) freed a dog trapped in a 103-degree car: Responded to report of dog in hot car for over 2 hrs. Car was 103 degrees inside. Dog taken into protective custody.... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien burglary suspect busted in the act

VIDEO: Burien burglary suspect busted in the act

EDITOR’S NOTE: Video shot from KCSO’s Guardian One chopper was added to this post at 7:21 p.m. on Thursday, June 4: Photo courtesy Erin Everitt-Boynton If you saw a lot of police activity... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso burglar

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso burglar

The Burien Police Department on Wednesday (June 3) released the following request, including video and photos: Do you know who this burglar is? Police say this suspect broke into multiple espresso... [Read more]

Teen wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night

Teen wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: An officer-involved shooting happened in SeaTac Thursday night (May 28) at 8:20 p.m., injuring one. Police say that the incident started as a stolen vehicle recovery... [Read more]

Learn about business & commercial safety at Discover Burien event June 9

Learn about business & commercial safety at Discover Burien event June 9

Discover Burien, along with the City of Burien and the Police Department, will be sponsoring the second in a series of quarterly meetings on ways to improve safety for our business and commercial districts... [Read more]

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

by Jack Mayne The editor of a homeless study released last week says the reason people get so angry at the recent increase in homelessness is because “they just don’t like to see it.” Sara Rankin... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

If you saw a SWAT team and numerous police officers in the area around S. 116th and 5th Ave S. in Burien Friday morning (May 15), it was the King County Sheriff’s Office – and local police –... [Read more]

For 2nd day in row, major police activity for domestic violence incident in Burien

For 2nd day in row, major police activity for domestic violence incident in Burien

It sounds like a rerun of what we reported yesterday, but it’s not – on Thursday afternoon (May 14) the Burien Police Department assisted the King County Sheriff’s Office with another domestic... [Read more]

Major police turnout as Burien P.D. arrests domestic violence suspect Wed.

Major police turnout as Burien P.D. arrests domestic violence suspect Wed.

If you saw police activity in northwest Burien early Wednesday afternoon (May 13), including numerous King County Sheriff’s vehicles as well as a helicopter overhead, the Burien Police Department... [Read more]

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

by Jack Mayne Police Chief Scott Kimerer told the Burien City Council Monday night (May 4) that a new schedule intended to double the number of officers on the streets twice each day should start by July... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Wanted tool theft suspect arrested by Burien Police Saturday

FOLLOWUP: Wanted tool theft suspect arrested by Burien Police Saturday

FOLLOWUP: The Burien Police Department is reporting that the felony suspect that we posted about last Wednesday (April 29), has been found and arrested: Police say he was wanted as a suspect for stealing... [Read more]

WANTED: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding felony theft suspect

WANTED: Burien Police seeking public’s help finding felony theft suspect

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying this felony theft suspect: Police say he recently stole tools from a tool truck in the 1400 block of So. 116th. “Someone... [Read more]