Crime Section

REMINDER: Police – including SWAT Team – will train at Marina Tuesday

REMINDER: Police – including SWAT Team – will train at Marina Tuesday

REMINDER: Police – including the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team – will be conducting training at and around the Des Moines Marina (22307 Dock Ave.) all day Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m.... [Read more]

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that around 11 p.m. on Friday night (Nov. 21), Officer Norris and Reserve Officer McBride were dispatched to... [Read more]

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

The City of Des Moines wants to build a shared vision for the future, and are asking residents to help direct the Comprehensive Plan Update by giving feedback via an online survey. The Comprehensive... [Read more]

Man shot in hand in Des Moines Thursday; shooter escapes

Man shot in hand in Des Moines Thursday; shooter escapes

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that a man was shot in the hand Thursday afternoon (Nov. 13) in the 22100 block of 30th Ave South, near Midway Park. The man was taken to a local hospital... [Read more]

Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

A man was shot and killed on in the 20100 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday morning just before 10 a.m. (Nov. 12), according to the Des Moines Police Department. Police say that an altercation... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department arrests four from ‘squatter’ homes

Des Moines Police Department arrests four from ‘squatter’ homes

The Des Moines Police Department on Thursday (Oct. 23) served search warrants on four separate ‘squatter’ homes in the area, arresting four. DMPD worked with the assistance of Sea-Tac Police,... [Read more]

Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Law enforcement and community leaders from across King County have joined together to announce a major initiative to reduce the demand for prostitution where the majority of sex buying now takes place – online…

UPDATE: Missing, disabled woman found safe

UPDATE: Missing, disabled woman found safe

UPDATE 6 p.m. Oct. 5: The Des Moines Police Department just announced that they just received word our missing young lady has been found. “She was located by family members somewhere in Seattle,”... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

The Des Moines Police has created an anonymous crime tip line for citizens wishing to provide information on criminal activity in the city: (206) 870-6871 “The crime tip line is an electronic voicemail... [Read more]

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Tuesday morning (Sept. 2), a tactical team from multiple jurisdictions – including the King County Sheriff’s Office – conducted a search... [Read more]

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

A house in the 2000 block of South 232nd Street that “exploded” on Aug. 15 has now been classified as an Arson. The original report was that a man was thrown from the roof of the home while... [Read more]

Seven convicted in 2011 Car Show shooting in Kent

Seven convicted in 2011 Car Show shooting in Kent

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that the last two remaining defendants charged in a July 23, 2011 shootout at an unauthorized car show and rap concert in Kent have pleaded guilty. The... [Read more]

Gunshots heard near Pinebrook Terrace condominiums early Wed. morning

Gunshots heard near Pinebrook Terrace condominiums early Wed. morning

WLB Reader Sarah Isham sent us the following email Wed. morning (Aug. 6), about hearing gunshots near the Pinebrook Terrace condominiums near 21st and Kent/Des Moines Road early this morning: “I... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone that as outlined by Des Moines Municipal Code the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030... [Read more]

6-year old Moses Stevens named honorary Chief of Des Moines Police Department

6-year old Moses Stevens named honorary Chief of Des Moines Police Department

A 6-year old boy named Moses Stevens – who was recently diagnosed with leukemia – has been named the honorary Chief of the Des Moines Police Department, and the department is seeking donations. “He... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing man found safe, returned home

UPDATE: Missing man found safe, returned home

UPDATE MAY 24 12:20 p.m.: The Normandy Park Police Department says that they have found David Gooding, he has returned home and is safe. He has been cleared as a missing person. “Thank you for any... [Read more]

Free public forum on sex trafficking will be held Tuesday, May 20

Free public forum on sex trafficking will be held Tuesday, May 20

You are invited to “Her Choice? Our Choice!”, a free public forum on sex trafficking on Tuesday, May 20 at Highline Community College from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you are… a Civic leader a... [Read more]

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help solving shooting incident

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help solving shooting incident

Des Moines Police are seeking the public’s help solving a shooting incident that took place Monday night (May 12) around 7 p.m. in the area of South 218th Street and 29th Ave South. Police say that... [Read more]