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SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

The Burien Police Department on Monday released the following warning about a telephone scam being perpetrated on area residents: ‘Tis the season’ for new and not so inventive scams to be attempted... [Read more]

Hit-and-run seriously injures pedestrian in Burien Saturday night

Hit-and-run seriously injures pedestrian in Burien Saturday night

King County Sheriff’s Officers were called to investigate a serious hit-and-run injury crash late Saturday night (May 3) on 15th Ave SW between 112th and 114th in Burien. Police say that a car hit... [Read more]

Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

The Burien Police Department is reporting that it busted an illegal marijuana growing operation in the 500 block of SW 128th Street on Tuesday (April 22), seizing 83 plants, 30 pounds of drying marijuana,... [Read more]

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

The Burien Police Department seized $400,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns after serving a search warrant on a car and two homes this week. Police became suspicious after finding the large amount... [Read more]

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Burien Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office are both reporting of a stabbing at the Burien Transit Center Tuesday night (April 15), injuring two men…

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Photos courtesy Normandy Park Police Department A suspicious package caused Normandy Park Police to call in the Port of Seattle bomb squad Friday afternoon... [Read more]

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

Burien Police: passengers convince driver of stolen car to surrender

The Burien Police Department reported on its Facebook page a story about how the passengers in a stolen car convinced the driver to surrender just as he was about to run into an officer on Friday: We have... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High put into lockdown Thursday; turns out to be false alarm

Kennedy Catholic High put into lockdown Thursday; turns out to be false alarm

Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School was put into ‘general lockdown’ Thursday morning around 11:25 a.m., due to a police investigation in a nearby neighborhood. Turns out the lockdown... [Read more]

Recognize this guy? Police release sketch of White Center rape suspect

Recognize this guy? Police release sketch of White Center rape suspect

King County Sheriff’s detectives have released a sketch of a man that violently assaulted and raped a woman earlier this month. On Friday, March 7, just after midnight the victim was walking eastbound... [Read more]

Alert neighbor – and ‘convincing’ K9 Officer – helps Burien Police nab thieves

Alert neighbor – and ‘convincing’ K9 Officer – helps Burien Police nab thieves

Burien Police are reporting that Monday evening (March 24) in the 11700 block of 12th Ave SW, an alert resident noticed suspicious activity near his home and called 911. “The neighbor thought several... [Read more]

‘Mountains’ of stolen mail recovered from Mother/Daughter team in Burien

‘Mountains’ of stolen mail recovered from Mother/Daughter team in Burien

The Burien Police Department on Saturday (March 22) announced that, working in cooperation with U.S. Postal Inspectors, they had busted a Mother and Daughter team and recovered “mountains of stolen... [Read more]

Routine traffic stop results in arrest of felon with stolen handgun Tuesday

Routine traffic stop results in arrest of felon with stolen handgun Tuesday

On Tuesday (March 18), Burien Police Deputy Fitchett made a “routine” traffic stop in the 15800 block of 4th Ave SW, according to the Burien Police Department. Back-up Officer Easterbrook swung by... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding man who robbed Burien Walgreens

Police seeking public’s help finding man who robbed Burien Walgreens

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man (pictured above) who robbed a Walgreens in Burien last week. On Sunday, March 9, around 3 a.m., deputies responded... [Read more]

Burien Police seize 8 pounds of pot, along with $14,000 in cash

Burien Police seize 8 pounds of pot, along with $14,000 in cash

Officers from the Burien Police Department recently busted drug dealers in the parking lot of a local business, confiscating “several suitcases of marijuana” – up to eight pounds – along... [Read more]

Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Burien Police & Sheriff’s SWAT Team recover guns, stolen property Wednesday

Early Wednesday morning (March 12), Burien detectives and the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant and recovered loaded guns and stolen property from an apartment in Tukwila,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police find missing 76-year old man in Seattle

UPDATE: Police find missing 76-year old man in Seattle

UPDATE: Gary Gochnour, 76, has been located and is safe in Seattle. “Thanks to media coverage, police received several valuable tips from people who had recent contact with Gochnour,” reads... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding suspect who tried to rob bank Friday

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding suspect who tried to rob bank Friday

On Friday (Feb. 28), just before 3 p.m., a suspect entered the Bank of America at 230 SW 152 Street and handed a note demanding money to a teller. The teller was able to activate an alarm and walk away... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Police impersonator contacts, tries to scam Burien resident

SCAM ALERT: Police impersonator contacts, tries to scam Burien resident

A BTB Reader who wishes to remain anonymous alerted us that she received a “disturbing” phone call Wednesday (Feb. 19) from a man identifying himself as Lt. Jones of the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Been robbed? Police have recovered stolen goods, seeking burglary victims

Been robbed? Police have recovered stolen goods, seeking burglary victims

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking victims of burglaries between Jan. 2012 and July 2013. Here’s their full announcement: Were you the victim of a burglary between January 2012 and... [Read more]

Head-on accident injures 2, closes down Ambaum Friday night

Head-on accident injures 2, closes down Ambaum Friday night

A head-on, two vehicle collision happened at the intersection of SW 122nd and Ambuam Blvd. SW in Burien Friday afternoon, injuring two and blocking the street for several hours, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office…

Here’s what all the police activity was in Burien Thursday afternoon

Here’s what all the police activity was in Burien Thursday afternoon

If you saw speeding police cars or the King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter circling over Burien early Thursday afternoon, here’s the reason why, according to Sgt. Cindi West…

Community Police Academy begins March 12; here’s how to sign up

Community Police Academy begins March 12; here’s how to sign up

Applications are being accepted for the spring session of the Community Police Academy, a free series of classes designed to increase public understanding of the police department…

UPDATE: Police release description of Trader Joe’s biting purse snatcher

UPDATE: Police release description of Trader Joe’s biting purse snatcher

A purse snatcher apparently escaped after a wild chase that ended up with him biting a woman outside Trader Joe’s around 6 p.m. in Burien Tuesday evening…

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

An accident between a charter bus and an SUV resulted in three injuries as well as the bus crashing into a building near the intersection of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th in Burien Sunday night…

Burglary victim spots Burien woman wearing her stolen clothes

Burglary victim spots Burien woman wearing her stolen clothes

A Maple Valley woman helped catch a suspect – a 28-year old Burien woman – who was suspected of stealing her purse and then burglarizing her home…

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

A Metro bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of SW 156th Street and 4th Ave SW in Burien Friday night around 6:20 p.m. Police say that Metro Route 166…