vandalism Section

CRIME FOLLOWUP: Two teens confess to tagging at Burien Skate Park

CRIME FOLLOWUP: Two teens confess to tagging at Burien Skate Park

The city announced on its website Thursday (Oct. 24) that Burien Police investigating the recent rash of graffiti “tagging” at City parks have identified at least three suspects, two of whom... [Read more]

PHOTOS: In an attempt to ‘help,’ resident puts giant Band-Aid on Burien sign

PHOTOS: In an attempt to ‘help,’ resident puts giant Band-Aid on Burien sign

BTB Reader Andrew Birklid sent us the following photos – showing his efforts to help fix some of the damage caused by an angry driver on a rampage in August (read our previous coverage here) – and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More graffiti, vandalism committed in Burien parks over weekend

PHOTOS: More graffiti, vandalism committed in Burien parks over weekend

Burien Parks is reporting another round of graffiti and vandalism has hit our parks – this time at the Annex, Dottie Harper Park (including its historic sculpture by artist Richard Beyer, as well as... [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]

CRIME: Windows shattered on several cars Wednesday; police have no leads

CRIME: Windows shattered on several cars Wednesday; police have no leads

The King County Sheriff’s Office is confirming what several BTB Readers told us – that at least five cars, possibly up to 12, had their windows shattered in the 13000 block of 12th Ave South (map... [Read more]

Vandals Damage Tree at Cedarhurst Elementary School; District Removing It

Vandals Damage Tree at Cedarhurst Elementary School; District Removing It

A large Sycamore tree, nearly three-feet in diameter at the trunk, was being removed from Cedarhurst Elementary (611 S 132nd Street) Monday afternoon (April 8) after vandals cut into it over the weekend. “I... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader Concerned About Vandalism in Gregory Heights

LETTER: Reader Concerned About Vandalism in Gregory Heights

Hi – I’m a B-Town Blog fan and thought this might be the forum to find out if any others have experienced recent acts of vandalism near our neighborhood. I live in Gregory Heights on 11th Ave SW... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why? The Criminals Have Now Resorted to Complete Vandalism…’

LETTER: ‘Why? The Criminals Have Now Resorted to Complete Vandalism…’

Why? After car robberies on our own property this past summer the criminals have now resorted to complete vandalism. It’s so unnecessary and cruel. And although we have some helpful evidence; the... [Read more]

LETTER: Vandals Damage Three Cars Near Lake Burien School Park

LETTER: Vandals Damage Three Cars Near Lake Burien School Park

I wanted to let you know about a string of vandalism from last week (photos below). Sometime very early last Wednesday (June 27) there were a group of teens out skateboarding, being loud and disorderly... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize This Guy? He Smashed A Burien Resident’s Car Early Friday

VIDEO: Recognize This Guy? He Smashed A Burien Resident’s Car Early Friday

Early Friday morning (Dec. 2), a crime was committed in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood – what appears to be a young man smashed up a parked car in the 16500 block of Maplewild, causing... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Seems Like Burien Is Rapidly Changing…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Seems Like Burien Is Rapidly Changing…’

Hi Scott, Just thought you might want to know it seems like Burien is rapidly changing. In the four years that we have had Bistro Baffi, there have been no incidents. However, in the last six months we... [Read more]

Security Increased After Threatening Note Found At Sylvester Middle School

Security Increased After Threatening Note Found At Sylvester Middle School

Over Memorial Day weekend, some vandalism was done to Burien’s Sylvester Middle School, which included a “threatening note,” according to a statement released by Highline Public Schools. Burien... [Read more]

B-Town Burgers Victim Of Crime Again; This Time Back Door Smashed

B-Town Burgers Victim Of Crime Again; This Time Back Door Smashed

Hit once before on July 15th, B-Town Burgers and Shakes, located in Olde Burien, was the victim of another crime, this time having their back door smashed late Sunday night, Aug. 1st. No money was taken... [Read more]

If You Want Something Done In Burien, Just Email Us – Here’s Proof…

If You Want Something Done In Burien, Just Email Us – Here’s Proof…

Sunday morning (Oct. 11th) we posted a Guest Editorial by Jim Branson that scolded the City of Burien for not following its own anti-graffiti ordinance on the “Welcome to Burien” sign in Olde... [Read more]

GUEST EDITORIAL: City Of Burien Has Ordinance On Graffiti Removal, Yet Still Has Grafitti On Its Own Sign

GUEST EDITORIAL: City Of Burien Has Ordinance On Graffiti Removal, Yet Still Has Grafitti On Its Own Sign

by Jim Branson Despite the city’s own ordinance against graffiti, the graffiti on this “Welcome to Burien” sign located in Olde Burien has been there for nearly three months. Here’s... [Read more]

Vandals Hit Olde Burien With Graffiti & Broken Trees

Vandals Hit Olde Burien With Graffiti & Broken Trees

Previously we reported on vandalism at the new Town Square, and before that at Seahurst Park Beach’s new picnic area, and now BTB Contributor Jim Branson sent us these photos of some recent vandalism... [Read more]

Vandals Damage Sculptures At Burien Town Square Park; Reward Offered For Information

Vandals Damage Sculptures At Burien Town Square Park; Reward Offered For Information

Michael Lafreniere, Director of Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services reported Tuesday (July 14th) that three out of four of the “plinth” sculptures installed in Burien’s new... [Read more]

Seahurst Park’s New Picnic Shelter Severely Vandalized; $1,000 Reward Offered

Seahurst Park’s New Picnic Shelter Severely Vandalized; $1,000 Reward Offered

Michael Lafreniere, Director of Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, reports that Seahurst Park’s brand new picnic shelter and other areas were severely vandalized by alleged gang members... [Read more]

Comcast Graffiti Problems Continue Until TV Station Steps In

Comcast Graffiti Problems Continue Until TV Station Steps In

According to a story on KOMO News, a Burien woman got so frustrated with Comcast’s lack of response to their graffiti-covered fence that they called the TV station’s “problem solver”... [Read more]

Three Tree Point Graffiti Removal Almost Complete

Three Tree Point Graffiti Removal Almost Complete

Recently, some graffiti tagging took place in the usually-pristine Three Tree Point neighborhood. Two taggings were found in the 16500 block of Maplewild Ave SW – one on the recently-completed retaining... [Read more]