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Normandy Park citizens launch campaign to raise money to keep police officers

Normandy Park citizens launch campaign to raise money to keep police officers

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: by Jack Mayne Citizens of this small city on the shores of Puget Sound have taken the extraordinary step of going to an Internet fundraising website to raise... [Read more]

Council rejects move to cut police budget, gives Burien employees living cost raise

Council rejects move to cut police budget, gives Burien employees living cost raise

by Jack Mayne Updating Burien’s biennial budget halfway through drew attempts to slash the budget for city police and to increase the cost of living increase for Burien city workers. After two and a... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police seeking help finding burglary suspect; storm forecast & more

PODCAST: Police seeking help finding burglary suspect; storm forecast & more

Here’s episode #28 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

PHOTOS: Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

The Normandy Park Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying this suspect, wanted in relation to a burglary that happened around 12:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Nov. 12: The burglary... [Read more]

Victim of Monday’s fatal motorcycle crash identified as Crissa White

Victim of Monday’s fatal motorcycle crash identified as Crissa White

Photos from Crissa White’s Facebook page. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the female victim of Monday night’s tragic, fatal, head-on motorcycle accident in... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident proposes that Burien Police Department use Body Cams

LETTER: Resident proposes that Burien Police Department use Body Cams

[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, Proven technologies can... [Read more]

Burien P.D. says Twitter account hacked, inappropriate comic Tweeted

Burien P.D. says Twitter account hacked, inappropriate comic Tweeted

The Burien Police Department got into a bit of trouble Thursday for Tweeting out the following, sexually suggestive comic strip, along with the word “Truth”: Burien P.D. claims that their... [Read more]

UPDATE: Shooting near Sea-Tac Airport Thursday kills 1; Sheriff video added

UPDATE: Shooting near Sea-Tac Airport Thursday kills 1; Sheriff video added

UPDATE Oct. 30 1:22 p.m.: A shooting near the intersection of S. 154th and 24th S. in SeaTac (map below) Thursday afternoon killed one. This location is on the north end of Sea-Tac Airport near an access... [Read more]

Woman attacked, beaten and robbed after watching Seahawks game in Burien

Woman attacked, beaten and robbed after watching Seahawks game in Burien

A 30-year old Kent woman was attacked, beaten and robbed after watching a Seahawks game at Elliott Bay Brewery in Burien on Thursday night, Oct. 22. Police say that on Thursday at around 8:30 p.m., a... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding three theft/arson suspects

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding three theft/arson suspects

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying these three theft suspects: “This was a serious incident as one of the suspects likely started a fire in the restroom... [Read more]

Police seeking help identifying White Center stabbing suspects

Police seeking help identifying White Center stabbing suspects

From our sister site The White Center Blog: King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying three men who attacked and stabbed another man in White Center on Sunday... [Read more]

Vandals damage mailboxes, sign posts and rockery on SW 152nd Street

Vandals damage mailboxes, sign posts and rockery on SW 152nd Street

Resident K. Hatling alerted us that she and her husband found several damaged mailboxes, sign posts and even a rockery on SW 152nd Street Saturday morning, Oct. 24: Unlike a recent rash of mail theft... [Read more]

Police Explorer program kick-off meeting will be at Burien P.D. Monday, Nov. 2

Police Explorer program kick-off meeting will be at Burien P.D. Monday, Nov. 2

The Burien Police Department wants our Readers to know about the start up of a Police Explorer program, and they’re looking for teens to participate. Exploring allows teens ages 14-20 (must have... [Read more]

Burien Police cruiser crashes into car Sunday night

Burien Police cruiser crashes into car Sunday night

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office. Around 8:10 p.m. Sunday night (Oct. 11), a Burien Police Department cruiser was southbound on 1st Ave South with lights and siren on, en route to back... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Sheriff helicopter footage as car thieves get caught in Burien

VIDEO: Watch Sheriff helicopter footage as car thieves get caught in Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Office released the following infrared video shot from its Guardian One helicopter, showing the scene as five car theft suspects were tracked down and arrested after crashing... [Read more]

Highline School Resource Officer sharing agreement OKd by Burien Council

Highline School Resource Officer sharing agreement OKd by Burien Council

by Jack Mayne In a relatively short meeting Monday night (Oct. 5), the Burien City Council approved a contract to continue a longstanding agreement with Highline Public Schools for a police officer to... [Read more]

Recognize this thief? She’s wanted for theft & $700 Nordstrom shopping spree

Recognize this thief? She’s wanted for theft & $700 Nordstrom shopping spree

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding this woman, wanted for racking up $700 on a stolen debit card for a shopping spree at a Nordstrom store: “The debit card... [Read more]

Police use Tactical Team to talk burglar out of Burien church Thursday

Police use Tactical Team to talk burglar out of Burien church Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Thursday (Sept. 10), they were called to a church at about 11:15 a.m. near the 12400 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). Police... [Read more]

Vendor missing from Lakewood Farmers Market also sold flowers at local ones

Vendor missing from Lakewood Farmers Market also sold flowers at local ones

Lakewood Police detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate 31-year old Moua Vang (pictured above), who went missing under suspicious circumstances from the Lakewood Farmers Market on Tuesday,... [Read more]

Confrontation between two men leads to shooting in Burien Tuesday night

Confrontation between two men leads to shooting in Burien Tuesday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that there was a shooting in the 12800 block of 4th Ave South (map below) in Burien Tuesday evening around 6:30 p.m. “There was a confrontation... [Read more]

Routine traffic stop by new officer leads to arrest of armed felon in Burien

Routine traffic stop by new officer leads to arrest of armed felon in Burien

The Burien Police Department is reporting that a routine traffic stop lead to the arrest of an armed felon recently. And it was all done by a new officer. “Officer Laux is an officer in training,... [Read more]

Police seeking suspect with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on face in Tukwila shooting

Police seeking suspect with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on face in Tukwila shooting

Police are seeking Kevin M. Vaughn, a suspect in the Thursday morning shooting in Tukwila. He has the word “HATRED” tattooed above his forehead. Two men on motorcycles shot at police as they... [Read more]

Missing toddler found safe in Burien Wednesday morning

Missing toddler found safe in Burien Wednesday morning

The Seattle Police Department is reporting that a missing 20-month old toddler – Kevin Szal (pictured above), who was last seen Sunday with a man named Michael Mau – was found safe in Burien Wednesday... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants to modify city code for ‘Verified Response’ to alarms

LETTER: Resident wants to modify city code for ‘Verified Response’ to alarms

[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:] Before Burien implemented Verified Response... [Read more]

VIDEO: Bank robbed in Burien, 3 suspects arrested

VIDEO: Bank robbed in Burien, 3 suspects arrested

A bank in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South was robbed just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, and the King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that three suspects were arrested at 1:22 p.m. Police... [Read more]

Police seek help finding truck that may be related to body found in SeaTac park

Police seek help finding truck that may be related to body found in SeaTac park

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday (Aug. 16) that they are seeking the public’s help finding a pickup truck that may be related to the body... [Read more]

Driver arrested after running from scene of fatal crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW

Driver arrested after running from scene of fatal crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office The driver of a car that slammed into a jersey barrier – and killed a passenger – on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 119th Street was arrested after running... [Read more]