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  • REMINDER: Learn about local crime & emergency updates at Burien District Roundtable Wed. night
    by Scott Schaefer on January 19, 2022 at 12:11 am

    EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. REMINDER: Learn about local crime and fire/emergency issues at the Burien District Roundtable this Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 from Burien Police Chief Ted Boe, Fire Chief Mike Marrs and others. This online/virtual event sponsored

  • 33rd District Democrats release statement calling for Des Moines councilmember to resign
    by Scott Schaefer on January 18, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    The 33rd District Democrats released a statement on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, regarding the allegations of domestic violence against Des Moines City Councilmember Anthony Martinelli. The group is calling on Martinelli to resign. The statement comes one day after The Seattle Times reported on new allegations from two of Martinelli’s former partners – Burien Councilmember

  • Burien councilmember Cydney Moore alleges domestic violence charges against Des Moines councilmember
    by Scott Schaefer on January 17, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    On Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, The Seattle Times published a story outlining additional domestic violence allegations against Des Moines City Councilmember Anthony Martinelli, including charges made by Burien City Councilmember Cydney Moore. As The Waterland Blog previously reported, Martinelli was arrested Oct. 22, 2021 on suspicion of six domestic violence-related offenses – including harassment, reckless

  • 14-year-old Burien teen arrested as suspect in shooting death of Renton man
    by Scott Schaefer on January 15, 2022 at 12:23 am

    On Friday afternoon,Jan. 14, 2022, a 14-year-old Burien teen was arrested for the suspected shooting a 54-year-old man in a Renton murder case. The suspected shooter remains in secure detention. Renton Police say the shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, when officers were dispatched to 2000 Benson Road S., where a

  • Man charged with shooting & killing dog in front of 11-year-old girl in Des Moines
    by Scott Schaefer on January 14, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Thursday charged Curtis Leroy Madden, 64, with shooting a dog in front of an 11-year-old girl in Des Moines on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Madden has been charged with Animal Cruelty 1st Degree and Reckless Endangerment, and was booked into the

  • Traffic stop results in confiscation of large amounts of meth, fentanyl pills & cocaine
    by Scott Schaefer on January 12, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Burien Police / King County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that recently, undercover detectives made a traffic stop on a vehicle suspected of delivering narcotics to communities throughout southwest King County, including Burien. Police say that the driver was arrested after it was discovered he was carrying 71 pounds of methamphetamine, 38,000 fentanyl laced pills and

  • Man found shot multiple times in Burien Tuesday morning
    by Scott Schaefer on January 11, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    Burien Police / King County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that a man was shot multiple times Tuesday morning, Jan. 11, 2022 in Burien. Police say that at just after 5:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 12400 block of First Avenue South (map below). Reports are that a male victim

  • King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg will not seek re-election
    by Scott Schaefer on January 7, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    King County Prosecuting Attorney – and local boy – Dan Satterberg announced Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 that he will not be seeking re-election this year. Satterberg will retire from his elected position on Dec. 31, 2022. He has served as Prosecutor since first being elected in 2007, and has been re-elected four times. First hired

  • Learn about crime, police & emergency issues at online Burien District Roundtable Jan. 19
    by Scott Schaefer on January 5, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. Learn about local crime, police and emergency issues at Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s online Burien District Roundtable event on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Burien District Roundtable is

  • Police bust in Burien nets cash, gun, meth, heroin & more worth around $300K
    by Scott Schaefer on December 20, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    An investigation last week in Burien by police resulted in the arrest of seven suspects, along with confiscation of $40,000 in cash, 19 pounds of meth (valued at $54,000), 6.5 pounds of heroin ($60,000), 1/2 pound of cocaine ($10,000) and 13,000 counterfeit Percocet pills ($130,000) and one gun. The Special Investigations Unit served search warrants