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Normandy Park crime generally down, arrests and service calls up

Normandy Park crime generally down, arrests and service calls up

by Jack Mayne Burglaries and assaults were down in Normandy Park last year over 2012, Police Chief Chris Gaddis told the City Council Tuesday night. Increases were logged for the number of calls for service,... [Read more]

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Murder and assault charges were filed Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 28) against Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, who is accused of the fatal shooting of a 96-year-old man in his home on Saturday in Normandy Park. The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying this man, who they say robbed a Key Bank in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South of Burien (map below) twice in September: On... [Read more]

Shooting in Normandy Park Puts Church into Lockdown

Shooting in Normandy Park Puts Church into Lockdown

Normandy Park Police say a shooting Thursday afternoon resulted in the closing of SW Normandy Park Road and a lockdown of John Knox Presbyterian Church. According to Police Chief Chris Gaddis, the shooting... [Read more]

ALERT: Normandy Park Police Warning Residents About Burglaries & Car Prowls

ALERT: Normandy Park Police Warning Residents About Burglaries & Car Prowls

The Normandy Park Police Department announced Tuesday (Nov. 20) that it’s warning citizens of a recent upswing in burglaries and vehicle prowls. “This is mainly happening off of 1st Ave, but... [Read more]

Key Bank on 1st Ave South Robbed Monday; Suspect Escapes on Foot

Key Bank on 1st Ave South Robbed Monday; Suspect Escapes on Foot

The King County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed what many BTB Readers and Facebook Fans told us this afternoon – the Key Bank located in the 17800 block of First Ave South in Normandy Park Burien... [Read more]

Police Chief Rick Kieffer hanging up his badge; reception will be March 29

Police Chief Rick Kieffer hanging up his badge; reception will be March 29

The City of Normandy Park announced via its monthly newsletter that Rick Kieffer is retiring as the Chief of Police effective March 31. The public is invited to attend a reception for the Chief on Thursday,... [Read more]

Boy Scout Troop #398 Robbed Of At Least $3,000 Worth Of Camping Gear

Boy Scout Troop #398 Robbed Of At Least $3,000 Worth Of Camping Gear

Boy Scout Troop 398, which meets at Normandy Park Congregational Church, has been the victim of two recent break-ins, with losses totaling at least $3.000. “Someone cut the locks off of our storage... [Read more]

CRIME ALERT: ‘Car Prowl  & Mail Theft Alert’ Issued By Normandy Park Police

CRIME ALERT: ‘Car Prowl & Mail Theft Alert’ Issued By Normandy Park Police

On Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 11), the Normandy Park Police Department issued a ‘Car Prowl and Mail Theft’ alert for the city. Police say that on Tuesday evening (Jan. 10), police had over a... [Read more]

LETTER: Longtime Normandy Park Police K-9 ‘Skyler’ Put To Sleep

LETTER: Longtime Normandy Park Police K-9 ‘Skyler’ Put To Sleep

On September 9, 2011 the Normandy Park Police Department had to say goodbye to a longtime member. Skyler, our 15-year old Australian Shepherd Narcotics K-9 had to be put to sleep. Skyler had suffered... [Read more]