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Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

A public forum for Tommy Le, a South Seattle high schooler who was recently shot and killed by police in Burien, will be held on Wednesday, July 19. Tommy, a 20-year-old high school senior, was shot and... [Read more]

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

A man was found dead early Tuesday morning (July 11) in a ravine near 17th Place South and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). King County Sheriff’s detectives are calling the death a homicide, but... [Read more]

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was near Highline Medical Center Wednesday night (July 5), the King County Sheriff’s Office says that just before 9 p.m. near SW 162nd Street... [Read more]

VIDEO: Man with knife in standoff with Burien Police Thursday afternoon

VIDEO: Man with knife in standoff with Burien Police Thursday afternoon

Thursday afternoon near SW 149th Street and 8th Ave SW – about a block west of the Burien Police station – a man was seen waving a knife. A Sergeant saw the man, who cut himself and told police that... [Read more]

Shootout, road rage crash between 2 cars injures 2 in Burien Tuesday morning

Shootout, road rage crash between 2 cars injures 2 in Burien Tuesday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shootout between two vehicles – along with what appears to be a road rage crash – injured two in Burien Tuesday morning, July 4. Police say... [Read more]

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

One dead after attempted murder/suicide in SeaTac Saturday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: At around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night (June 24), police responded to a shooting at a house in the 14200 block of 29th Ave S. in SeaTac, where they found one man dead... [Read more]

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

On Friday, June 23, the King County Sheriff’s Office released dramatic 9-1-1 call audio and dispatch recordings, along with new information about the fatal officer-involved shooting of Tommy Le... [Read more]

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim of the June 13 officer involved shooting in Burien as Tommy Le, 20, and revealed that he was armed with a pen, not a knife as originally... [Read more]

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

On May 31, a resident of the Emerald Green Condos in the 1800 block of S. 118th Street in Boulevard Park (map below) had gas siphoned out of her truck. Police say that the victim had been out of town,... [Read more]

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

A homeowner fired a warning shot at a man running at him with a sharp object in his hand in Burien late Tuesday night (June 13), and when Deputies responded to the scene, the suspect came at them as well. Two... [Read more]

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

Burien burglary suspect busted after big police search Monday afternoon

A burglary suspect was busted in Burien on Monday (June 12), after a police search that included the Guardian One chopper. Police received a call of a burglary around 12:45 p.m., and caught and arrested... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police say that someone may call you and identify themselves... [Read more]

Police seeking suspect who fractured woman’s jaw on Highline High campus

Police seeking suspect who fractured woman’s jaw on Highline High campus

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying an unknown Hispanic male who called himself ‘Juan,’ and who assaulted a female on the Highline High... [Read more]

Care-A-Lot Learning Center vandalized; seeking help to repair broken window

Care-A-Lot Learning Center vandalized; seeking help to repair broken window

Care-A-Lot Learning Center in Burien was vandalized when a window was shot out – most likely by a BB gun – during closed hours last week. Care-A-Lot is located at 15525 1st Ave S, Suite # 1 (map below),... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport goes to the dogs Tuesday – police K-9s that is…

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport goes to the dogs Tuesday – police K-9s that is…

A statewide K-9 training session was held at Sea-Tac Airport on Tuesday, May 9, and along with some eager, hardworking dogs, Elston and Jackline Hill (and their cameras) were there. The event was planned... [Read more]

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Around 1:43 a.m. Sunday morning (May 7), police responded to a report of a shooting at the Taradise Cafe – located at 9808 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below) – to find a man dead in the street... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office warning residents about phone scam

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office warning residents about phone scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning about a telephone scam: There have been a large volume of fraudulent calls that are allegedly coming from the Sheriff’s Department saying there... [Read more]

A complex crime chronicle of two stolen black Chevys & an attempted robbery

A complex crime chronicle of two stolen black Chevys & an attempted robbery

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following chronicle of stolen Chevys, attempted robbery, police pursuits and more in the Burien/SeaTac/Des Moines area was one of the more complex (and at times confusing) crime... [Read more]

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

A serious accident between a car and motorcycle occurred on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 143rd Street in Burien around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Two riders on the motorcycle – one male and one female,... [Read more]

Police chase stolen U-Haul truck Wed.; suspect caught in retention pond

Police chase stolen U-Haul truck Wed.; suspect caught in retention pond

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office received a report of stolen U-Haul Truck around Noon on Wednesday (April 26), from the U-Haul business in the 13600 block of 1st Ave South. The stolen vehicle... [Read more]

UPDATE: Suspect in Saturday night shooting in Burien has been caught

UPDATE: Suspect in Saturday night shooting in Burien has been caught

UPDATE SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 8:40 p.m.: The shooting suspect from Saturday night’s shooting in Burien has been caught near S. 100th Street an 14th Ave South, according to the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Police, fire department respond to burning van in Burien

Police, fire department respond to burning van in Burien

Photos courtesy Erin Mischel The King County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department, responded to a vehicle fire near 1st Ave South and SW/S. 124th Street in Burien... [Read more]

Driver accidentally pushes accelerator, crashes car at Huckleberry Square

Driver accidentally pushes accelerator, crashes car at Huckleberry Square

If you saw a car on its roof in the parking lot of Burien’s Huckleberry Square restaurant on Saturday (April 15), the King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an 88-year old Normandy... [Read more]

One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

Photo courtesy Dave Luxem. A one-car accident on Sylvester Road at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night, April 13, sent one to the hospital, and caused a power outage in the area. After the driver was cleared... [Read more]