A residential burglary attempt of an occupied house occurred on Sunday night on the same street as an attempted abduction of a 3 year old child last week. Detectives believe it maybe the same suspect in both cases.
In the latest incident, the suspect attempted to enter a bedroom window of a house in the 10400 block of 3 Ave SW just after 10pm. A 1 year old child was sleeping in the room and the child’s mother had stepped out of the room for a moment but returned and saw the suspect pushing on the window screen. The child’s mother screamed and the suspect fled.
A relative who was home at the time jumped out the window and chased the suspect losing him near SW106th and 2 Ave SW. The suspect was wearing a grey hoodie and tan shorts.
When deputies arrived in the area they saw a red Mazda Pickup driving quickly out of the area. When deputies tried to stop the vehicle, a female passenger exited the vehicle and the vehicle sped off. The vehicle crashed a short distance away and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was wearing clothes that matched those of the burglary suspect and was described as “tall and skinny.” (more…)
The Burien Town Square development project will soon be under new ownership thanks to a motion unanimously passed by the Burien City Council on June 17, 2013, that allows current real estate owners, Harbor Urban, to sell the remaining undeveloped parcels of Town Square to Legacy Partners.
The first day of Burien’s 2013 Wild Strawberry Festival is in the books but there is still plenty more to come. The Sunday schedule includes a number of live bands, performers, and wandering musicians to complement the variety of artists and vendors who have set up around Burien Town Square Park.
The following public notice was produced by the City of Burien and written by Sargent Henry McLauchlan of the Burien Police Department.
This Saturday night from 6pm-Midnight is Soroptimist’s Cards for a Cause poker fundraiser. The event will be held at the Burien Community Center. Tickets are available to members of Soroptimist and Discover Burien, as well as their guests, friends, and even friends of friends.
Poker registration costs $40 for $5000 Poker Chip Value or $25 for $1000 Poker Chip Value. Winnings can be used to enter into a raffle for a variety of prizes including a trip for two to Los Angeles. All proceeds go to Hospitality House in Burien and Highline Community College Women’s Programs and Emergency Fund. (more…)
Sunny weather is expected for Burien’s biggest annual event, the Wild Strawberry Festival, happening in Town Square this Saturday and Sunday. The good folks at the City of Burien’s Parks and Rec department have put together a jam-packed free event happening from 10am to 6:45pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Happening in conjunction with the Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival and Band-a-Palooza is Discover Burien’s Spring Carnival Days, which started on Thursday and will continue until Sunday evening, as well as the Father’s Day Car Show taking place on SW 152nd St from 10am to 6pm this Sunday.
Included is a complete schedule of the Wild Strawberry Festival events. A printable version of the schedule can be downloaded here. While you’re out enjoying the sun, make sure to stop by the Burien Parks and Rec booth and let them know that they are awesome. (more…)
The following announcement of candidacy by Robert Richmond III was sent to Burien Daily on June 13, 2013. Richmond is running for Burien City Council position #3 against Council Member Joan McGilton, Arts Commissioner Andrea Reay, and Debi Wagner.
“My name is Robert L. Richmond, III and I am running for Burien City Council Position # 3.
I am running because I have noticed that it appears that the City Council has run out of ideas, except annexation.
I would appreciate the opportunity to present a few ideas to the public so that we can begin to become a self – sufficient city.
I would like to bring the 4H Headquarters to the City of Burien and help build the foundation for Urban Farming. We need to teach our kids early on about eating healthy. 4H also offers opportunities in the subjects of robotics, engineering, and computer science.
I propose working with Washington State University to bring an Athletic and Science facility to the City of Burien.
I intend to be aggressive and look for an “Anchor Tenant” to partner with the city to bring in high paying jobs. Burien is OPEN for business! (more…)
Spring brings about the sense of renewal and this is definitely evident in a recent senior project at Mathison Park in Burien.
Aviation High School student Gina O’Kelley approached the Burien Parks & Recreation Department last summer with a proposal to complete her senior project at a local Burien park.
Pointed in the direction of Mathison Park, Gina was excited to embark on a project to improve the ecology in a portion of the park.
In Gina’s words, “The ecology of local parks is intriguing to me because they are so closely impacted by human interaction. It also matters to me that these green spaces continue to be available to future generations. “ (more…)