Crime Section

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]

Des Moines Police disarm and arrest burglary suspect Thursday

Des Moines Police disarm and arrest burglary suspect Thursday

Thursday morning (April 24) Des Moines Police apprehended, disarmed and arrested a burglar at the Harbor Gate Apartments (2465 S. Kent Des Moines Road), finding a stolen gun on him that was taken from... [Read more]

Got Drugs? National Drug Takeback Day is this Saturday in Des Moines

Got Drugs? National Drug Takeback Day is this Saturday in Des Moines

The Des Moines Police, working with the DEA, will be holding its “Drug Takeback Day” Medication Disposal this Saturday, April 26 at the following locations: Bartell Drugs Parking Lot 9am—1pm 21615... [Read more]

SW King Coalition Against Trafficking announces new educational program

SW King Coalition Against Trafficking announces new educational program

The SW King Coalition Against Trafficking (SWKCAT) – a local group aimed at stopping sex trafficking in our area – announced this week that they will be rolling out a new educational program called... [Read more]

Male voyeur arrested in women’s restroom of Des Moines Library Thursday

Male voyeur arrested in women’s restroom of Des Moines Library Thursday

On Thursday (Feb. 27), a man – wearing women’s clothing – was arrested in the women’s restroom of the Des Moines Library (located at 21620 11th Ave S.) for Voyeurism with a cell phone camera. Des... [Read more]

Vehicular Homicide suspect changes plea in 2012 high speed crash

Vehicular Homicide suspect changes plea in 2012 high speed crash

On Tuesday (Feb. 25), Yichun Xu changed his plea to ‘Guilty’ to charges of vehicular homicide, as well as three counts of reckless endangerment for a Nov. 10, 2012 collision in Des Moines that... [Read more]