Police code enforcement inquiry leads to felony warrant suspect in Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that on Thursday, May 2, 2019, Code Enforcement Officer Batterman conducted research on an problem property inquiry located on 24th Ave South, which ultimately led to discovering a felony warrant suspect.

As a result of his research, Officer Batterman discovered that a suspect associated with this residence had a felony warrant for his arrest for a probation violation issued by the Department of Corrections. This felony warrant was extraditable from all 50 states.

As a result, Sergeant Savage and her patrol team responded to the home. They were able to determine the suspect with the warrant was in the house. Sergeant Savage contacted staff from the Department of Corrections. Our partners at the Department of Corrections, the Seattle Police Department Critical Response Team and DMPD were able to take the suspect into custody without incident.

During the arrest a semi-automatic 9 mm was recovered. As a result of recovering the firearm, the subject will be charged with the additional crime of a felon in possession of a firearm, which is an additional felony charge.

Chief Thomas commented:

“This case highlights the great teamwork within the department and our partnerships in the region to help keep our community safe. This felony arrest with additional charges for possessing a firearm should keep the suspect in custody and keep our city safer. I am very proud of our team for their outstanding work in relentlessly fighting crime with trust and care to improve our quality of life.”

“We encourage citizen involvement as we do our part to ensure a better, safer City of Des Moines,” police said. “Check out the City’s website for more information on the Code Enforcement citizen portal.”

To submit a complaint, click on the Submit a complaint link: http://www.desmoineswa.gov/faq.aspx?qid=89


One Response to “Police code enforcement inquiry leads to felony warrant suspect in Des Moines”
  1. BirchCreek says:

    Good job you all!

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