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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…

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

One of the critically-injured victims of the Dec. 18 five-car collision on SR-509 in Burien has died from her injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol (read our previous coverage here). The woman... [Read more]

SeaTac man shot while sleeping in his bed Tuesday morning

SeaTac man shot while sleeping in his bed Tuesday morning

An 18-year old SeaTac man was shot early Tuesday morning (Jan. 7) while sleeping in his bed. Police say the incident started about 4 a.m. this morning at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of S. 176th... [Read more]

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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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]