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Woman found badly beaten in White Center early Thursday morning

Woman found badly beaten in White Center early Thursday morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman was found badly beaten near the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) building in the... [Read more]

Family offering $10,000 for information about Burien murder of Timothy Hovey

Family offering $10,000 for information about Burien murder of Timothy Hovey

Family members of murder victim Timothy Hovey (pictured above) are offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to an arrest and conviction of a suspect in his homicide, which took place in... [Read more]

Man shot, seriously injured outside Boulevard Park Library Monday afternoon

Man shot, seriously injured outside Boulevard Park Library Monday afternoon

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Monday (Feb. 27) at around 4:55 p.m., police responded to a report of a man shot outside the Boulevard Park Library in the 12000 block of Roseberg... [Read more]

Woman killed in hit & run in Burien Friday night identified as April Fait, 73

Woman killed in hit & run in Burien Friday night identified as April Fait, 73

The woman killed by a hit and run driver – who is still at large – outside the Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night, Feb. 24, has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s... [Read more]

Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Photo courtesy Darla Green Police closed down S. 152nd east of 1st Ave South for the investigation. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman has died after... [Read more]

Police-involved collision blocks streets on SW 148th Street Saturday

Police-involved collision blocks streets on SW 148th Street Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 11, a deputy-involved collision blocked streets near the Burien Transit Center. Police say that an officer called in an accident at about 11:30 a.m. at SW 148th Street and 4th Ave... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding suspect SUV wanted in fatal hit & run

Police seeking public’s help finding suspect SUV wanted in fatal hit & run

Conlan Anderson King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run that killed a pedestrian in Burien this weekend. The suspect vehicle... [Read more]

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a hit & run killed a pedestrian in the 12600 block of 1st Ave South (map below) near Puget Sound Park around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb.... [Read more]

VIDEO: Police seeking help finding SUV wanted in connection with homicide

VIDEO: Police seeking help finding SUV wanted in connection with homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating a vehicle they say was used in a homicide at Beaver Lake Park on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Detectives arrested a woman at a house in... [Read more]

Police shoot two men during homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night

Police shoot two men during homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Two men were shot by King County Sheriff’s Officers during a homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night, Jan. 27, 2017. Police say that detectives received... [Read more]

Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

Large police turnout in search for wanted suspect in Burien Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog that officers are chasing a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant near Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 124th-128th Streets Thursday afternoon, Jan.... [Read more]

Car hits pedestrian in Burien Tuesday morning; victim sent to Harborview

Car hits pedestrian in Burien Tuesday morning; victim sent to Harborview

Photos courtesy Cynthia Alcaraz The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, a pedestrian was hit by a car in the 13800 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

The Burien Police Department told The B-Town Blog on Monday (Jan. 23) that it considers the recent anti-Mexican graffiti left on an RV as a ‘Malicious Harassment’ or hate crime. This charge... [Read more]

Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an impaired driver crashed into parked cars in the 11400 block of 12th Ave SW (map below) Friday night around 10:30 p.m. Police say that an Oldsmobile... [Read more]

Student with gun caught, expelled from Sylvester Middle School Friday

Student with gun caught, expelled from Sylvester Middle School Friday

On Friday, Jan. 20, a student was caught with a gun in his possession at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. According to an email sent by school Principal Kyle Linman, the student with the gun was reported... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Failed burglar caught on camera trying to break into 911 Supply store

VIDEOS: Failed burglar caught on camera trying to break into 911 Supply store

One of Burien’s newer businesses – 911 Supply, located at 136 SW 152nd Street (map below) – was the victim of an attempted break-in on Monday night, Jan. 16. Ironically, this business caters to... [Read more]

Man dies after being hit by stray bullet in his SeaTac home Thursday morning

Man dies after being hit by stray bullet in his SeaTac home Thursday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A 74-year old man was shot in SeaTac early Thursday morning (Jan. 19) after a stray bullet went through the wall of his house and struck him in the head as he was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

WARNING: The following post contains a Tweet that includes photos of an “F word” that many might consider “not safe for young kids”: Racist, anti-Mexican graffiti was found spray... [Read more]

Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

Shooting in downtown Burien injures one; suspect arrested

One man was shot and a suspect was taken into custody around noon in downtown Burien on Saturday, Jan. 7. Police say that two men were seen in a verbal dispute near SW 152nd Street near 4th Ave SW when... [Read more]

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer stolen from Burien driveway

STOLEN: Two snowmobiles and a trailer were stolen out of a driveway in Burien on Dec. 11, near the intersection of SW 116th Street and 18 Ave SW (map below). “The police have found the two people... [Read more]

Burien shooting victim identified

Burien shooting victim identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday (Jan. 4) identified the victim of Tuesday night’s deadly shooting as Manuel A. Ortiz-Ornelas, 18, of Burien. He died of multiple gunshot... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

FOLLOWUP: Burien teen arrested for Tuesday night shooting death

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 17-year old Burien male was arrested Wednesday for the shooting death of a man near the Alturas apartments Tuesday night, Jan. 3. As we previously... [Read more]

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

A man in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. Police say that just before 6 p.m., officers responded... [Read more]

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the reason for major police activity near S. 128th Street & 8th Ave S. in the Boulevard Park area (map below) on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017: “We... [Read more]