Burlington Police Department

  • Agency: Burlington Police Department
  • Address: 311 Cedar St.Suite B, Burlington, 98233 WA
  • Chief: Bill Van Wieringen (Chief of Police)
Phone: 360-755-0921
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Burlington Police Department is located at 311 Cedar St.Suite B, Burlington, 98233 WA. The Chief of Police of the department is Bill Van Wieringen. The Burlington Police Department phone number is 360-755-0921.

Burlington Police Department News

This fellow was brought in by a citizen after he was found running loose near Fairhaven Avenue and Cherry Street yesterday morning. He is very friendly and vocal. If you are missing this dog, please contact the Burlington Police Dept. at 360-428-3211, referrence case number 18-B03113.

Officers picked up these two dogs running loose near N. Cascade Hwy and Anacortes St. last night. Neither one had tags and no chips were detected. If you recognize them, please contact the Burlington Police Dept. at 360-428-3211 reference case 18-B03120. I'm sure they would rather be home for the weekend!

It's May the 4th... and we are hiring! We couldn't think of a better way to get the word out today than to call in some help. You can find information about joining our team on our web page. Happy Star Wars Day! https://www.burlingtonwa.gov/Index.aspx?NID=403

Thank you Burlington Public Library for inviting Officer Sharp for a visit. He enjoyed reading to our younger generation and answering all the questions they had. With such nice weather Officer Sharp invited everyone outside to see his "office", a BPD patrol car equipped with fancy lights, safety equipment and even a computer. Service, Integrity, Professionalism

Officer Serna was patrolling Maiben Park when she came across three kids playing basketball. Knowing that wasn’t a fair game, she called for backup and officer Murdock showed up to fill one of the players spots to make it a fair game while she was a referee.

Burlington Officers responded to a report of a person looking for lost property. The citizen was initially not happy, but we were able to convince him that the droids he was looking for were not at Pet Smart. Thankfully no officers were injured. Never a dull moment in Burlington!

We came across these vehicle prowl and theft prevention tips from San Francisco Police Department and felt they were worthy of passing along. The first 3 are spot on. Number 4.... well... sounds risky. We are definitely on board with the first 3. Happy Wednesday and stay safe!

https://www.goskagit.com/news/local_news/burlington-police-hold-storytime-event-for-kids/article_5b6f8a75-a7fa-5e36-9ee2-67988f834c2d.html

***UPDATE*** As a result of this ongoing investigation, Burlington Police Department, in cooperation with Bellingham Police Department and Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team, a search warrant was served in the 800 Block of E. Axton Rd. in Bellingham. During the execution of the search warrant, detectives recovered 3 guns and various quantities of methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana. The van believed to be involved in this incident was also located at that address. A 49 year old Bellingham man and a 55 year old Bellingham woman are currently in custody in the Skagit County Community Justice Center. They are currently being held on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Drive by Shooting and Delivering Drugs to a Minor. Detectives were able to confirm that was not a random act and the parties involved in this incident knew each other. Burlington Police Department would like to thank the many Skagit County and Whatcom County law enforcement agencies that came together to help with this investigation. This was another excellent example of multi-agency cooperation. ************* At approximately 9:07pm on 03/19/18, Burlington Police received reports of shots being fired in the area of Spruce St and Cedar St in Burlington. 911 callers also reported seeing two vehicles speeding through the area. While responding, officers discovered a passenger car in the area which had rolled over and was unoccupied. This vehicle was later determined to have been associated with the shots fired call. Officers located the occupants of the rolled passenger car a block away from the scene of the accident. The passengers were identified as a 17 year old Ferndale boy and a 16 year old Bellingham boy. Both boys were treated for non-life threatening injures. Officers were able to confirm that shots had been fired however; we have received no reports of anyone being struck by the shots. The motive for the shooting is unclear at this time, but this incident appears to have stemmed from an argument which originated in front of the theater at the Cascade Mall. Police are still looking for an older model red minivan with front end damage which may be associated with this case. This case is still under investigation and anyone with information about his is encouraged to contact Burlington Police Department at (360)755-0921.

At approximately 9:07pm on 03/19/18, Burlington Police received reports of shots being fired in the area of Spruce St and Cedar St in Burlington. 911 callers also reported seeing two vehicles speeding through the area. While responding, officers discovered a passenger car in the area which had rolled over and was unoccupied. This vehicle was later determined to have been associated with the shots fired call. Officers located the occupants of the rolled passenger car a block away from the scene of the accident. The passengers were identified as a 17 year old Ferndale boy and a 16 year old Bellingham boy. Both boys were treated for non-life threatening injures. Officers were able to confirm that shots had been fired however; we have received no reports of anyone being struck by the shots. The motive for the shooting is unclear at this time, but this incident appears to have stemmed from an argument which originated in front of the theater at the Cascade Mall. Police are still looking for an older model red minivan with front end damage which may be associated with this case. This case is still under investigation and anyone with information about his is encouraged to contact Burlington Police Department at (360)755-0921.

No these folks are NOT trying to steal that car. Our outstanding COP volunteers learned how to use a new tool today. They can now go out and help stranded motorists who have locked their keys in their car. We are truly grateful for their commitment to serving our community and our department!

One last show tonight at BEHS. Incredibly talented young people!

Please be careful out there on the roads tonight. Conditions are perfect for black ice. We are getting multiple reports of ice on the roads and collisions in town and on the freeway. If you don’t have to go out it would be better to stay home tonight. If you do have to go out, remember that slow speeds and plenty of distance between cars helps prevent collisions. We care about you and don’t want to see anyone hurt.

******UPDATE: CASH REUNITED WITH HIS PEOPLE!********* This well-fed terrier mix was found running loose near Poplar Ln. and Gardner Rd. in Burlington yesterday afternoon and was brought to the Burlington Police Dept. He has a microchip, however both numbers provided were incorrect. Please contact the Burlington Police Dept. at 360-428-3211 if this is your dog.

*****UPDATE: Dog has been released to SPOT. Please call the police department rather than SPOT with any inquiries.************ Burlington officers picked up this dog running along I-5 near the George Hopper Rd. exit (229) on February 11, 2018. No microchip was detected. If you are familiar with this dog or know where he belongs, please contact the Burlington Police Department at 360-428-3211.

Burglary 18-B00870 At about 3:30 AM on 02/06/18, Burlington Police Officers responded to a burglary at the Skagit Shooting Range on Bouslog Rd in Burlington. Officers learned that the suspects drove a smaller 4 door passenger car through the glass doors to gain entry to the building. The vehicle used to break into the doors was found a short distance away and was unoccupied. Detective’s are still working with the business owners to determine what was taken. The information is still preliminary but, it does not appear at this time that the suspects were able to get any firearms or ammunition during the break-in. We were able to get a few pictures from security cameras at the business and are looking for help in identifying who these burglars may be. If you have any information that may help identify these suspects, or you have any information about this case, please contact Burlington Police Department at (360)755-0921.

Burlington Police Department added a new radar trailer to our tool box to help keep our community safe. The only problem was… it didn't have a name!! We had a name the Robot Traffic Officer competition with the students from our Burlington elementary schools. Once the submissions were in, our officers voted on the winner and it was pretty clear. Paloma Avendano, a second grade student at West View Elementary, was the winner naming the radar trailer “Flash”. Today we had the opportunity to meet with Paloma and her class at Westview Elementary and they got to see “Flash” in person. Be on the lookout for “Flash” in a neighborhood near you! In the wise words of Paloma " You need to drive the speed limit to stay safe." We couldn't have said it any better.

From our neighbors to the south. Lets get the word out and make sure scammers know that our county is not an easy mark.

UPDATE: Dog has been transferred to SPOT. Burlington Officers picked up this sweet little guy on Friday, January 12th, running loose on Whitmarsh Rd. He would like to go home. If this is your dog, please contact BPD at 360-428-3211 reference case number 18-B00269.

Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us of the importance of service. "We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind".

Attempted Robbery At approximately 0230 on 01/08/18, Burlington Police were dispatched to the 7-11 on Burlington Blvd. for an attempted robbery. The suspect entered the store brandishing what appeared to be a silver colored pistol, approached the register, and made his demand. The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male, approximately 5’ tall, heavy set and wearing all black clothes. He had on thick, dark framed glasses. The suspect was last seen leaving the store on foot. Though there was damage to the till during the incident, the suspect did not get any money in the attempted robbery. Thankfully no one was hurt during this incident. If you recognize this person from the video surveillance or have further information about this case please contact Burlington Police Department at (360) 755-0921. Reference case # 18-B00143

Our hearts and prayers are with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office team and family of the fallen officer.

As 2017 comes to an end, we reflect on the year passed and look to the year ahead. This past year has brought challenges, successes, changes, new partnerships and growing friendships. We have been thankful for the opportunity that our community provides us every day, to serve. We look forward to the opportunities this next year brings. We also look forward to the chance to serve you, our community; with the very best we have to offer. Thank you all for your continued support in helping keep our Burlington and Skagit County community one of the greatest places in this country to live. We hope you have a safe New Year’s Eve.

"Today we celebrate that Officer Joshua H. Elf has served our City for 24 days in a row and it is now time for him to go. To where he will go you may ask? Well that is a simple one really, he must complete his task. He was sent here on a special mission from Santa himself to be the most observant of all of the Elf’s. He brought many smiles and joy to all and has responded very diligently to every call. As he leaves the office and packs his odds and ends we can’t wait for his return when he brings more elf friends. We can not wait until next December when he will again return as a BPD member."- Chief Mike Luvera