theft Section

Man tries to steal boat near Seahurst, ends up in jail without a paddle

Man tries to steal boat near Seahurst, ends up in jail without a paddle

Burien resident John White shared this story about the theft of his boat Saturday night: Forest Ledge Boat Stolen Again-A Life or Death Story It was just after 5:00 pm last night. As we were about to order... [Read more]

Burien Police arrest man who stole 154 keys from local car dealer

Burien Police arrest man who stole 154 keys from local car dealer

The Burien Police Department reported that they recently arrested a man suspected of stealing 154 keys from a local car dealer. Here’s more from their Facebook post: We’ve had an increase in our... [Read more]

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso stand thief

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso stand thief

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding the suspect pictured below, who they believe stole a tip jar from a local espresso stand: “The photos aren’t great (they... [Read more]

Burien man accused of stealing $334,000 from his blind Grandmother

Burien man accused of stealing $334,000 from his blind Grandmother

The Seattle P-I is reporting that Derek Bischoff, of Burien, stole $334,000 from his blind, nearly deaf grandmother’s life savings to pay for painkillers and prostitutes. Bischoff now faces felony charges. Read... [Read more]

UPDATE: That stolen dinghy has been recovered

UPDATE: That stolen dinghy has been recovered

UPDATE MONDAY MAY 5: Theft victim John White told The B-Town Blog Monday night that he found his missing dinghy. “It was tied up in front of a nearby house with a large bell mounted on two pedestals... [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]

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 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…

Mail stolen from US Postal Service truck in Normandy Park Tuesday

Mail stolen from US Postal Service truck in Normandy Park Tuesday

Early Tuesday (Jan. 28), there was a theft from a US Postal service truck in the 19200 block of Normandy Park Drive SW, according to Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis. “The suspect in this... [Read more]

STOLEN: Blue 2010 Infiniti car from home in Shorewood

STOLEN: Blue 2010 Infiniti car from home in Shorewood

BTB Reader Tuan Tran reports that his blue Infiniti G37x was stolen from his Shorewood-area home sometime between Oct. 20 and Oct. 21: “The burglars broke into our home, stole several purses, watches,... [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]

Thieves who stole 7,200 feet of copper wire from Sea-Tac Airport now in custody

Thieves who stole 7,200 feet of copper wire from Sea-Tac Airport now in custody

Two men who allegedly stole thousands of feet of copper wire from runway light towers at Sea-Tac Airport are now in custody facing federal charges, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan Tuesday (June... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Police seeking public’s help finding two Burien burglars

PHOTOS: Police seeking public’s help finding two Burien burglars

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding the two burglars pictured above (click image to see larger version). Police say that during the morning hours of May... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Hooray to the B-Town Blog’ for helping find Reader’s stolen bicycle

LETTER: ‘Hooray to the B-Town Blog’ for helping find Reader’s stolen bicycle

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader:] Hooray to the B-Town Blog, one concerned citizen, and the KC Sheriffs!!! Last night, around 9:00PM, they found our stolen... [Read more]

CRIME: Two bikes stolen from Gregory Heights home Monday

CRIME: Two bikes stolen from Gregory Heights home Monday

BTB Reader Sig Ratkoviak wants everyone to be on the lookout for two stolen bikes, taken from his Gregory Heights home’s garage (near 12th SW and SW 160th) early Monday morning, May 13. “This... [Read more]

Seen this bike? Reader’s red and white Trek 4300 stolen from Seahurst Condo

Seen this bike? Reader’s red and white Trek 4300 stolen from Seahurst Condo

BTB Reader Anne Auguiste wants everyone to be on the lookout for her stolen bike (pictured above) – a red and white Trek 4300 – taken Friday, April 27 from her condo’s storage in Seahurst. “I’ve... [Read more]

Highline Area Vehicle Thefts Again on Increase; Police Offer Prevention Tips

Highline Area Vehicle Thefts Again on Increase; Police Offer Prevention Tips

by Ralph Nichols Highline-area cities, along with the rest of King County, are experiencing an increase in stolen vehicles since late last year. “This time of year,” said King County Sheriff’s Detective... [Read more]

Local Yellow VAN Handyman Roger Gee Victim of Crime; Tools Stolen

Local Yellow VAN Handyman Roger Gee Victim of Crime; Tools Stolen

by Scott Schaefer My good friend Roger Gee – who I’ve known since grade school – was the victim of a crime in Burien Friday night, March 8. Roger works as a Yellow VAN Handyman, and his van... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Grinch’ Steals Christmas Lights from Bushes Near Home on 21st SW

LETTER: ‘Grinch’ Steals Christmas Lights from Bushes Near Home on 21st SW

I live on 21st Ave SW and thought I would put some lights out on the bushes near my home when to my dismay they were only up for 3 days and they were stolen. And I have noticed that some of my neighbors... [Read more]

Police Seeking Public’s Help Finding Over $2 Million in Stolen Wii Game Consoles

Police Seeking Public’s Help Finding Over $2 Million in Stolen Wii Game Consoles

Over 7,000 Nintendo Wii game consoles – worth over $2 million dollars – were stolen from a distributing warehouse in SeaTac over the weekend, and detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader Has Warning About Holiday Season Mail Thefts in Burien

LETTER: Reader Has Warning About Holiday Season Mail Thefts in Burien

I wanted to report that last Wednesday (12/5) we had mail and packages stolen from our Burien mailbox. I was home at the time of the theft and checked my mailbox within 30 minutes of the package’s... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG: Vehicle Theft Leads to Arrest of Pilot in SeaTac Saturday Night

SEATAC BLOG: Vehicle Theft Leads to Arrest of Pilot in SeaTac Saturday Night

A 43-year old Oklahoma man, who police learned was a pilot who was supposed to fly a commercial plane from Seattle to Japan on Sunday morning, was arrested in SeaTac Saturday night (Nov. 3) after stealing... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Of All the Things to Steal…Flowers?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Of All the Things to Steal…Flowers?’

Late Friday evening someone pulled into my driveway on 6th Ave S., and I didn’t think anything of it. Saturday morning when I picked up my paper off the lawn, I discovered that a hanging basket off... [Read more]

Good Samaritan Chases Thief, Gets Assaulted – as told by his 10-year old Son

Good Samaritan Chases Thief, Gets Assaulted – as told by his 10-year old Son

A good Samaritan and his 10-year old son pursued a shoplifter outside Walgreen’s in Burien Wednesday night on their bikes, before the Father was assaulted numerous times on Ambaum Blvd. and SW 136th Street…

Thieves Steal Urn Containing Remains of Family Member from Burien Home

Thieves Steal Urn Containing Remains of Family Member from Burien Home

On Wednesday of this week (March 21), thieves broke into the Burien home of the Amador family, and among items stolen was a box containing the remains of their older son Efrain, who passed away 13 years... [Read more]

CRIME: Robbers Invade Home, Assault Woman, Steal Car In Burien Wed. Night

CRIME: Robbers Invade Home, Assault Woman, Steal Car In Burien Wed. Night

by Scott Schaefer A home invasion robbery took place Wednesday night (Feb. 8th) around 10:19 p.m., where a group of three knocked on the door of a house in the 13500 block of 6th Ave SW in Burien (map... [Read more]

Boy Scout Troop #398 Burglarized Of At Least $3,000 Worth Of Camping Gear

Boy Scout Troop #398 Burglarized Of At Least $3,000 Worth Of Camping Gear

Boy Scout Troop 398, which meets at Normandy Park Congregational Church, has been the victim of two recent break-ins, with losses totaling at least $3.000. “Someone cut the locks off of our storage... [Read more]