The following public notice was sent to Burien Daily by Sargent Cindi West of the King County Sheriffs Department. To read more about the insident these Albertson’s employees are being honored for, see our publication from October, 2012.
On September 29th, of last year, a suspect accosted and attempted to abduct a 10 year old child at the Albertson’s at South 128th Street and 1st Avenue South in Burien.
Albertson’s employees, becoming aware of a commotion, intervened and successfully rescued the child and after a struggle, detained the suspect pending the arrival of the police.
On May 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer will honor the employee’s with the King County Sheriff’s Office Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is the Sheriff’s Office 7th highest award conferred on an individual or group who demonstrate extremely meritorious dedication.
Please join Chief Kimerer and the Burien City Council when they acknowledge these very deserving citizens. (more…)
Nearly 30 Highline High School students were treated to the maiden voyage of a Boeing 737 yesterday, May 6, flying one hour around Mount Rainier, on the new Alaska Airlines plane. This was the first time some students had flown. Other passengers included two Scout troops, the co-ed Venturing branch, and Chief Seattle Council. Joining them were King County Sheriff John Urquhart, Highline High School Resources Officer with the Burien Police Department Brian J. Barnes, Veronica Asence, Miss Seafair 2012-13, additional SeaFair staff and others.
The skies were clear, and the jet took off at Boeing Field and landed at Sea-Tac Airport.
“We’re here because the CEO of Alaska Airlines (Bradley D. Tilden) has taken delivery of the new plane (…) and we’ve been invited with Sheriff Urquhart to take a flight around Mount Rainier,” said Barnes. “The students are from Highline High School, and some are with the King County Sheriff’s Police Athletic Program.” (more…)
Update 03.26.13: Less than one week after being shot walking home from school in west Burien, the 14 year old victim returned to school Monday, March 25th, at Saint Francis Catholic School in the Seahurst neighborhood of Burien.
According to the victim, whose identity is being protected because she is a minor, and her family, the shooting took place as was previously reported in our original publications.
When the shooting first took place, the victim felt pain but did not realize that she had been shot as her wound had been cauterized by the .22 caliber bullet she had been struck with. This may have influenced the doctors’ decision to refrain from removing the bullet once she went into surgery at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle.
Police do not currently have a suspect and have not confirmed if the red car that was reported to be in the area at the time was actually involved. There is a possibility that the bullet came from a completely unknown source as the victim and witnesses never saw a gun coming from the passing vehicle.
Those who own a .22 rifle or handgun should confirm that it is safely secured and has not been stolen or fired. If you have any information about this shooting or have a missing firearm to report, you can do so by calling the Burien Police department at 206.296.3311 or by dialing ’911′ Citizens can also report crime by visiting ’ReportToSheriff.org‘ (more…)
Update 03.19.13, 1PM: According to a source close to the family of the 14 year old female victim in Monday’s drive by shooting in Burien’s west Gregory Heights neighborhood, the victim is expected to return home safely today from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The victim was walking home around 4pm after attending school at St. Francis in Seahurst with two male students when a red car passed them. The students saw someone lean out the the passenger window and heard a “pop” but never saw any gun. The shooting took place on the corner of SW 21st Ave and 165th St where 21st elbows into Marine View Drive. After being wounded the victim was able to walk another half of a block to her home where her mother was. The mother of the victim immediately drove the victim to Highline Medical Center. From Highline, the victim was transferred to Harborview Medical Center where she went in for surgery.
The source has confirmed that the bullet came from a .22 caliber gun and not a pellet gun. The bullet did not make contact with any of the victim’s vital organs and doctors decided it would be best to leave the bullet where it had lodged rather than risk further trauma by removing it.
The victim is expected to make a full recovery and return to her home in Burien Tuesday afternoon.
Burien Police have yet to release a statement about the incident but have interviewed witnesses. Those who own a .22 rifle or handgun should confirm that it is safely secured and has not been stolen or fired. If you have any information about this shooting or have a missing firearm to report, you can do so by calling the Burien Police department at 206.296.3311 or by dialing ’911′ Citizens can also report crime by visiting ’ReportToSheriff.org‘
We will continue to update this article as more information is confirmed. (more…)
Around 4pm on Monday, March 18th, a 14 year old female St. Francis student was walking to her home near SW 166th St and 21st Ave SW with two male students, also from St. Francis, when she was shot by someone in a car driving past them.
According to a statement from the Burien Police shortly after the event, the victim was shot on the left side of her abdomen by a pellet gun or .22 caliber weapon. She was then driven to Highline Hospital but then transferred to Harborview Medical Center for surgery.
According to the victim, the shot was fired from red car with a driver and at least one passenger. The victim had no known connection to the shooter. Police are currently in the process of interviewing witnesses.
The victim is expected to make a full recovery. This article will be updated as more information is confirmed. Below is the statement obtained from Burien Police: (more…)
Press Release: Burien Officer’s DUI Stop nets drugs, cash and suspected drug dealer!
On Monday morning just after 1 am and alert Burien Officer saw a GMC Yukon driving southbound on Ambaum Blvd approaching a red light at SW152. The driver of the Yukon did not stop for the red light until he was in the middle of the intersection. The deputy pulled behind the vehicle as it made a left turn on SW152 against the red light. The officer stopped the vehicle, conducted an investigation and arrested the 35 year old Burlington man for DUI. The man also had a warrant for DUI. During a search of the driver the deputy found approximately $9,000 cash, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. (more…)
Burien - an 8 month investigation conducted by the King County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the seizure of narcotics, guns, money and the arrest of 8 people for trafficking narcotics.
The investigation started in April when Sheriff’s detectives learned that a narcotics dealer had a reputation of selling high quality cocaine and heroin in the Burien area. Detectives also learned that the suspect had been sought by investigators before for dealing narcotics but would shut down his operation when he suspected police were closing in. (more…)
Press Release from Sergeant Cindi West of the King County Sheriffs Department:
Burien- A 56 year old Burien woman was found lying in the roadway with a head injury last night and police are asking the public for their help.
On Monday around 5:30 PM police responded to a 911 call at SW152nd St near 4 Ave SW to a report of a woman lying in the roadway bleeding from the head. Burien Police arrived and started CPR on the woman when they found she was not breathing.
Witnesses said the woman had just left a pet store in the area and was found a few minutes later lying in the roadway. Police said no one reported hearing tires screeching or an impact but did see a van drive slowly around the woman.
Detectives said the woman may have fallen because she had an injury to the back of her head and there were no other injuries on her body that would be consistent with an impact. (more…)