Crime Section

If you heard gunshots early Thursday morning, here’s what happened

If you heard gunshots early Thursday morning, here’s what happened

If you heard gunshots in White Center around 2:30 a.m. early Thursday morning (Jan. 11), here’s what the King County Sheriff’s Office told The White Center Blog: Multiple neighbors in the 10400... [Read more]

Former White Center cop promoted to Commander of the Burien Precinct

Former White Center cop promoted to Commander of the Burien Precinct

Bryan Howard of the King County Sheriff’s Office has been promoted to Major, and will now serve as Precinct Commander of the Burien Precinct, which also serves White Center. Major Howard – formerly... [Read more]

Shooting in White Center early Saturday leaves 1 man dead, 1 injured

Shooting in White Center early Saturday leaves 1 man dead, 1 injured

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shooting outside Club Taradise early Saturday (Jan. 6) has left one man dead and another injured. Police say that shortly after 1 a.m., King County... [Read more]

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht was sworn in as the new leader of the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Johanknecht is a 33-year veteran of the sheriff’s... [Read more]

Upset customer brandishes gun at Taco Bell drive-through in White Center

Upset customer brandishes gun at Taco Bell drive-through in White Center

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that an upset customer brandished a handgun at the Taco Bell drive-through in White Center Sunday night, Dec. 3. Police received a call from the restaurant at... [Read more]

Arrest made in Friday’s fatal shooting of Burien man in White Center

Arrest made in Friday’s fatal shooting of Burien man in White Center

King County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 27-year old Burien man that took place near SW 96th Street and 15th Ave. SW in White Center on Friday night... [Read more]

Shooting kills Burien man in White Center Friday night

Shooting kills Burien man in White Center Friday night

Photos by Aaron Wells As King County Sheriff’s Deputies were investigating a shooting in Burien Friday night (Nov. 10), a separate incident took place near the DSHS office at 15th Ave. SW and... [Read more]

Detectives seeking public’s help identifying White Center robbery suspects

Detectives seeking public’s help identifying White Center robbery suspects

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying three men who robbed a man at gun point last month in White Center. Shortly after the robbery two of the suspects (pictured... [Read more]

National Take-Back Prescription event will be in White Center this Saturday

National Take-Back Prescription event will be in White Center this Saturday

The King County Sheriff’s Office Foundation’s White Center Police Activities League Boxing Center, in partnership with the King County Sheriff’s Office, will be participating in the DEA National... [Read more]

Pedestrian hit by car in White Center

Pedestrian hit by car in White Center

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a pedestrian was hit by a car on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 12, near 4th Ave SW at SW 108th Street in White Center (map below). Police told The White... [Read more]

White Center Community Summit will be at Evergreen High on Sat., Nov. 4

White Center Community Summit will be at Evergreen High on Sat., Nov. 4

The second White Center Community Summit of 2017 – with the first one held in January – will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Evergreen High School. There will be Food, Booths,... [Read more]

White Center survey finds safety, health and affordable housing top priorities

White Center survey finds safety, health and affordable housing top priorities

White Center community members identified safety, health and access to affordable housing, among other topics, as top community priorities in the 2017 White Center Community Survey completed in July. A... [Read more]

Employee shot during robbery at Star 21 pot shop

Employee shot during robbery at Star 21 pot shop

A store employee was shot and wounded Tuesday night (Sept. 12) during a robbery at the Star 21 marijuana shop in the 11000 block of 1st Ave South (map below). The employee was shot in the shoulder and... [Read more]

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

Man found dead in ravine Tuesday morning

A man was found dead early Tuesday morning (July 11) in a ravine near 17th Place South and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). King County Sheriff’s detectives are calling the death a homicide, but... [Read more]

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School As I sit on the bus, riding my way through White Center, it’s slowly become easier and easier to see changes happening around me. New buildings, new restaurants... [Read more]

Police pursuit in White Center ends with one in custody Tuesday morning

Police pursuit in White Center ends with one in custody Tuesday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a deputy sitting in his patrol car with his windows rolled down Tuesday morning heard a gunshot near SW 107 Street and 15th Ave SW (map below).... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police say that someone may call you and identify themselves... [Read more]

Woman shot and killed during fight in White Center

Woman shot and killed during fight in White Center

A 28-year old woman was shot at killed in the parking lot of the Avenues Apartments in the 10700 block of 14th Ave SW in White Center early Tuesday morning. The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. Police... [Read more]

Body found in homeless encampment near White Center Monday afternoon

Body found in homeless encampment near White Center Monday afternoon

Seattle Police conducted a death investigation after a man’s body was found in an homeless encampment Monday afternoon (June 5) near State Route 509. At about 1:15 p.m., police were called to respond... [Read more]

Juvenile pulls gun on guard after stealing from Super Saver Foods

Juvenile pulls gun on guard after stealing from Super Saver Foods

Just before midnight on Tuesday night (May 30), police received a call of a robbery that occurred in the 10600 block of 16th Ave SW (map below) Police say that three juvenile males went into the Super... [Read more]