Crime Section

UPDATE: 34-year old man arrested for investigation of arson for Wed. fire

UPDATE: 34-year old man arrested for investigation of arson for Wed. fire

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that a 34-year old male was arrested Wednesday, Mar. 20 at the White Center Library shortly after a brush fire was set. As we previously reported, this fire... [Read more]

Man with stab wounds crashes car in White Center Wednesday afternoon

Man with stab wounds crashes car in White Center Wednesday afternoon

KIRO is reporting that the King County Sheriff’s Major Crimes unit is on the scene of a stabbing at SW 98th Street and 17th Ave SW in White Center Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 20. Police say a man crashed... [Read more]

Man pours gas, lights self on fire in White Center Wednesday morning

Man pours gas, lights self on fire in White Center Wednesday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man poured gasoline on himself, then lit himself on fire in the 10700 block of 16th Ave SW in White Center Wednesday morning, Mar. 20. A Deputy... [Read more]

Child hit by car in White Center Monday night

Child hit by car in White Center Monday night

A 12-year old child was hit by a car at SW 110th Street and 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below) Monday night, Mar. 18. Police say the child was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with... [Read more]

Sen. Joe Nguyen sponsors bill to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions

Sen. Joe Nguyen sponsors bill to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions

In an effort to align past sentencing with contemporary law, the Washington State Senate on Monday, Mar. 11 passed legislation vacating misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions. Sponsored by Sen.... [Read more]

MISSING: Have you seen Michael ‘Pepe’ Pepion? He’s missing from White Center

MISSING: Have you seen Michael ‘Pepe’ Pepion? He’s missing from White Center

Michael Pepion “Pepe,” age 42, is missing; he was last seen Oct. 18, 2018, near the 9600 block of 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below): From there, he allegedly rode with another person to the... [Read more]

White Center murder suspect Mical Roberts arrested Friday without incident

White Center murder suspect Mical Roberts arrested Friday without incident

On Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, the King County Sheriff’s Office arrested White Center murder suspect Mical Roberts without incident in Tacoma. Police say he was arrested just after 10 a.m. with the assistance... [Read more]

Gunshots fired at Taradise Café in White Center Friday night

Gunshots fired at Taradise Café in White Center Friday night

On Friday night, Feb. 22 at 9:30 p.m., the King County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting at the Taradise Café, located in the 9800 block of 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below). Police... [Read more]

WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

A resident is warning others about the dangers of phone and other tech-related thefts at local coffee shops: On Sunday (Feb. 17), while working in the White Center Starbucks on SW 100th Street and 16th... [Read more]

UPDATE: Man who barricaded self in Subway in White Center charged

UPDATE: Man who barricaded self in Subway in White Center charged

Charges have been filed by the King County Prosecutors Office of two counts of Assault 2 against suspect Walter C. Montoya for his assault against two King County Sheriff’s Deputies during a Feb.... [Read more]

Sheriff’s Office cracks 1995 cold case, arrests 2 for murder of Kenny Ruffer

Sheriff’s Office cracks 1995 cold case, arrests 2 for murder of Kenny Ruffer

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the King County Sheriff’s Office announced that they had cracked a cold case from 1995, and had arrested two suspects for Murder 1 charges. Police say that on Nov. 27, 1995,... [Read more]

Armed suspect barricades self in Subway restaurant in White Center

Armed suspect barricades self in Subway restaurant in White Center

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been updated with new information from the King County Sheriff’s Office: On Monday, Feb. 4, at 4:15 p.m., King County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to... [Read more]

Online fundraisers started for teen blinded by shooting on SR 509

Online fundraisers started for teen blinded by shooting on SR 509

Online fundraisers have been started for Andy, a 14-year old student at Cascade Middle School who was blinded when a random bullet struck him in the head while traveling in a van with his family on SR... [Read more]

White Center murder suspect arrested and booked into King County Jail

White Center murder suspect arrested and booked into King County Jail

On Thursday, Jan. 24, King County Major Crimes Detectives arrested a 24-year old male who was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of the murder of Martin Burton, who was killed in White... [Read more]

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, a press conference was held at Burien Police Precinct #4, where a task force was announced to investigate a pattern of unsolved shootings – 11 so far – on and... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help solving White Center homicide

Police seeking public’s help solving White Center homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help solving a recent homicide in White Center. Police say that on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at approximately 2:12 a.m., Mr. Martin... [Read more]

Police seeking info on SR 509 shooting near 1st Ave S. bridge that left teen blind

Police seeking info on SR 509 shooting near 1st Ave S. bridge that left teen blind

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) are requesting assistance from the community in locating the individual responsible for a Dec. 20, 2018 shooting that hit a child... [Read more]

Man found shot dead in White Center early Wednesday morning

Man found shot dead in White Center early Wednesday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 51-year old man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the 10400 block of 15th Ave SW in White Center early Wednesday morning, Jan. 16. Police... [Read more]

UPDATE: Suspect wanted in connection with cop hit & run turns self in

UPDATE: Suspect wanted in connection with cop hit & run turns self in

Khalia Wimberly, the 18-year old suspect wanted in connection with running a car into a King County Sheriff’s Deputy during a shoplifting incident at the Roxbury Safeway on Monday, has turned herself... [Read more]

PHOTO/VIDEO: Suspects wanted in connection with assault of officer Monday

PHOTO/VIDEO: Suspects wanted in connection with assault of officer Monday

The King County Sheriff’s Office released photos of Khalia Wimberly and Davevion Irving, wanted in connection with running a vehicle into a police officer after a shoplifting incident at the Roxbury... [Read more]