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Accidental shooting injures man in parking lot of Elmer’s Pub

Accidental shooting injures man in parking lot of Elmer’s Pub

Just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, an older man was accidentally shot in the thigh in the parking lot of Elmer’s Pub, located at 15027 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien. When deputies arrived they found... [Read more]

PHOTO: Recognize this man? Suspected Burien burglar caught on camera

PHOTO: Recognize this man? Suspected Burien burglar caught on camera

BTB Reader Gina Hess sent us these photos, which shows a suspected burglar looking through a door, taken in the 15400 block of 11th Ave SW on Dec. 30 (second photo is enhanced; click images to see larger... [Read more]

Burien man convicted in 2010 Halloween shooting death in Kent

Burien man convicted in 2010 Halloween shooting death in Kent

A jury has convicted Jorge L. Lizarraga, 23, of Burien, in the shooting death of Devin Topps, 18, at a Halloween party in Kent in 2010. The jury returned its verdict Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 17), finding... [Read more]

Burien Police School Resource Officer Brian Barnes gets surprise Thursday

Burien Police School Resource Officer Brian Barnes gets surprise Thursday

Deputy Brian Barnes (center) recognized by (L-R) Board President Bernie Dorsey, King County Sheriff John Urquhart, Supt. Susan Enfield, and Highline High School Principal Damon Hunter. Burien Police School... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police find elderly female after search in Burien Wednesday

UPDATE: Police find elderly female after search in Burien Wednesday

UPDATE 12/11/13 2:30 p.m.: The King County Sheriff’s Office announced via Twitter that they had successfully found an elderly woman after performing an extensive search Wednesday, Dec. 11: @KC4x4SAR... [Read more]

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New Advertiser Blockwatch Alarm is offering a GREAT deal on home security that will ensure your safety while not hurting your wallet. If you know anything about city codes, you probably are aware that... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police warning residents of Publishers Clearing House scam

Normandy Park Police warning residents of Publishers Clearing House scam

The Normandy Park Police are warning residents of a scam involving letters purportedly written by Publishers Clearing House. Officer Hayes and Officer Norris have both taken reports now from victims in... [Read more]

Man shot and killed in White Center Wednesday morning

Man shot and killed in White Center Wednesday morning

King County Sheriff’s Officers have been searching for two suspects after a deadly shooting in White Center Wednesday morning (Nov. 27) around 2:15 a.m. Deputies arrived at the scene – near SW... [Read more]

UPDATE: Stolen Infiniti found in White Center

UPDATE: Stolen Infiniti found in White Center

UPDATE: We first reported about this stolen Infiniti car on Oct. 26, missing from a Shorewood-area home sometime between Oct. 20 and Oct. 21: We received the following update via email Tuesday, Nov. 19... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch infrared video of recent police chase

VIDEO: Watch infrared video of recent police chase

Burien Police, with the assistance of the King County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a chase from Burien through White Center Friday night (Nov. 8), and captured it on infrared video. “One of... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch police chase and stop a car on SR-509; Burien man arrested

VIDEO: Watch police chase and stop a car on SR-509; Burien man arrested

On Saturday night (Oct. 26), King County Sheriff’s deputies chased – and successfully stopped – a car on SR-509 after witnessing it traveling too slow and weaving across the roadway. “Believing... [Read more]

READER REPORT: Mailboxes broken into on 21st SW & Marine View Drive

READER REPORT: Mailboxes broken into on 21st SW & Marine View Drive

BTB Reader Blake sent us the photo above, and wants to alert everyone that several mailboxes – including locked ones – have been broken into on 21st SW and Marine View Drive above Burien’s Three... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I live on 12th & 151st in Burien, and my house was broken into Monday’

LETTER: ‘I live on 12th & 151st in Burien, and my house was broken into Monday’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. Upon the Reader's request we are posting it anonymously. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor... [Read more]

Police respond to man cutting himself at Heights at Burien Thursday

Police respond to man cutting himself at Heights at Burien Thursday

If you wondered what the police activity was at the Heights at Burien was Thursday afternoon, here’s what we’ve learned from the King County Sheriff’s Office: “Around 1250pm a 19-year... [Read more]

Taggers vandalize Burien Annex and Skatepark over weekend; reward offered

Taggers vandalize Burien Annex and Skatepark over weekend; reward offered

Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is reporting that vandals tagged both the Annex and Skatepark last weekend (Oct. 12-13). “We’re still in the process of assessing the cost of damages,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Sad day in Burien’ when 2 cars get broken into at Eagle Landing Park

LETTER: ‘Sad day in Burien’ when 2 cars get broken into at Eagle Landing Park

[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 Editor, It is a sad day in Burien. A friend... [Read more]

UPDATE: Honda Accord LX, stolen from Gregory Heights home, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Honda Accord LX, stolen from Gregory Heights home, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Tuesday night (Oct. 8), Laura Stiles received a call from the sheriff’s office – they found her car four blocks from her house, parked in front of someone’s house. “It was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying this man, who they say robbed a Key Bank in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South of Burien (map below) twice in September: On... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police warning of car thieves wearing ‘Security’ jackets

Normandy Park Police warning of car thieves wearing ‘Security’ jackets

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park Police announced on their Facebook Page that Tuesday morning (Sept. 24), a little after 5 a.m., Officer Shawn Hayes and Officer Dave Unger arrested... [Read more]

Key Bank on 1st Ave South robbed Monday; suspect at large

Key Bank on 1st Ave South robbed Monday; suspect at large

Normandy Park Police are reporting that their officers are assisting the King County Sheriff’s Office with a possible Bank Robbery at the Key Bank located at 17818 1st Ave South (map below) Monday... [Read more]

Two men shot in SeaTac early Thursday morning

Two men shot in SeaTac early Thursday morning

At about 1:12 a.m. Thursday morning (Sept. 19), the King County Sheriff’s Office received reports of multiple shots being fired in the 16700 block of 31st Ave South (map below), just east of International... [Read more]

CRIME ALERT: Be aware of door-to-door salespeople canvassing Burien

CRIME ALERT: Be aware of door-to-door salespeople canvassing Burien

Several Readers have alerted us to some suspicious door-to-door salespeople in Burien recently, trying to sell a cleaning formula by “Sierra Solutions,” but who may have ulterior motives…

Suspect with rifle stopped in Burien Sunday

Suspect with rifle stopped in Burien Sunday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a “person with a rife” was stopped by several police officers Sunday near the intersection of 140th and 1st Ave South in Burien. “We... [Read more]

BREAKING: Shooting near S. 133rd and 24th Ave S. in SeaTac Thursday

BREAKING: Shooting near S. 133rd and 24th Ave S. in SeaTac Thursday

If you’re seeing/hearing a lot of helicopter activity near South 133rd and 24th Ave South in SeaTac (map below) Thursday afternoon, it’s because of ongoing police activity regarding a suspect... [Read more]

Arson melts playground equipment at Burien’s Big Picture High School campus

Arson melts playground equipment at Burien’s Big Picture High School campus

An arson fire melted playground equipment and rubber mats at Burien’s Big Picture High School campus early Tuesday morning (Sept. 10), causing between $3,000 – $5,000 in damages. Here are photos... [Read more]

Sheriff John Urquhart to Feds: ‘The War on Drugs has been a failure’

Sheriff John Urquhart to Feds: ‘The War on Drugs has been a failure’

King County Sheriff John Urquhart spoke in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday (Sept. 10) about marijuana, stating that “the War on Drugs has been a failure” and urging feds... [Read more]