Crime Section

Des Moines Police arrest two women who had stolen mail from 14 homes

Des Moines Police arrest two women who had stolen mail from 14 homes

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that they arrested two women for mail theft from 14 homes on Saturday, May 13. Police say that on Saturday at about 5:50 a.m., a citizen observed two females... [Read more]

Des Moines woman stabs two Tukwila teens in Seattle Tuesday night

Des Moines woman stabs two Tukwila teens in Seattle Tuesday night

Two teens from Tukwila – a 16-year old male and 19-year old female – were stabbed by a woman from Des Moines in an altercation in Seattle Tuesday night, May 9. Police say that at around 10 p.m. Tuesday,... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

By Jack Mayne The public was asked to be patient while the shooting of a machete wielding man by a Kent Police officer is thoroughly investigated by a multi-agency task force. Investigation of this type... [Read more]

Police shoot, kill man armed with machete in Des Moines early Thurs. morning

Police shoot, kill man armed with machete in Des Moines early Thurs. morning

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that officers shot and killed a man armed with a machete early Thursday morning, March 23. Police say that around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, deputies responded to... [Read more]

Des Moines Police seeking homes & businesses to share video camera feeds

Des Moines Police seeking homes & businesses to share video camera feeds

The Des Moines Police Department announced Wednesday (March 8) that they are seeking Home and Business Surveillance Camera owners to register and share their video feeds as a way to increase security... [Read more]

Highline College seeking donations for Steven Underwood Memorial Scholarship

Highline College seeking donations for Steven Underwood Memorial Scholarship

From Highline College’s Alumni Foundation comes this scholarship-related news on this sad anniversary date: Please join us as we journey through Build a Dream Week and honor a public servant whose... [Read more]

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

By Jack Mayne When longtime Des Moines Councilmember Donald Wasson died a year ago he left his waterfront property located at the entrance to Beach Park to the city and now City Council and staff are... [Read more]

Body of man found floating in Des Moines Marina Thursday night

Body of man found floating in Des Moines Marina Thursday night

The body of a deceased man was found floating in the Des Moines Marina Thursday night (March 2), about 30 feet off the docks. A South King Fire & Rescue swimmer brought the body to an empty slip and... [Read more]

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 22

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 22

Have Coffee with a Cop this coming Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Highline College’s Student Union Building. Police officers will be drinking java and discussing crime or... [Read more]

Des Moines Police took no part in ‘Dreamer’ arrest that sparked area outrage

Des Moines Police took no part in ‘Dreamer’ arrest that sparked area outrage

By Jack Mayne The arrest last week in Des Moines of a 23-year-old Mexican man brought as a child illegally into the United States but who was given a “Dreamer” work permit under the Obama administration... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing 68-year old woman with dementia has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Missing 68-year old woman with dementia has been FOUND!

UPDATE Feb. 5, 2017: The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that Elizabeth Wilson, the missing 68-year old woman with dementia, has been FOUND! Police reported that she has been found and returned... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

REPORT: Up to 13 detained at airport Saturday as a result of Trump’s travel ban

REPORT: Up to 13 detained at airport Saturday as a result of Trump’s travel ban

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: KUOW is reporting that up to 13 people may have been detained at Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday (Jan. 28) as a result of President Trump’s executive order that... [Read more]

Police shoot two men in Des Moines; one dies

Police shoot two men in Des Moines; one dies

Two men were shot by King County Sheriff’s Officers during a homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night, Jan. 27, 2017, and one of them has died. Police say that detectives received information... [Read more]

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect; surveillance video released

VIDEO: Police chase, search for burglary suspect; surveillance video released

UPDATE FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 3 p.m.: At 11:30 a.m. Friday morning (Dec. 30, 2016), Des Moines Police Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 25800 block of Marine View Drive... [Read more]

With mail & package theft on rise, Des Moines Police Department has some tips

With mail & package theft on rise, Des Moines Police Department has some tips

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that they’ve seen a huge increase – 54 percent – in reported mail thefts in 2016 over 2015, and they’ve got some tips to help residents. “We... [Read more]

UPDATE: Lemonade Stand Fundraiser girls help ‘Shop with a Cop’ Wednesday

UPDATE: Lemonade Stand Fundraiser girls help ‘Shop with a Cop’ Wednesday

I love our annual Shop with a Cop event. Love and service soften the heart and unite a community. @DesMoinesPolice @DesMoinesWA. pic.twitter.com/ElIfFI33Zj — Chief George Delgado (@ChiefDelgado)... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]