Crime Section

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]

Highline Public Schools announces support for Refugee & Immigrant Communities

Highline Public Schools announces support for Refugee & Immigrant Communities

In response to emerging reports of hate speech and violence directed at refugee and immigrant communities, Highline Public Schools announced Friday (Dec. 2) that it is joining over 50 local organizations... [Read more]

Highline College will protect students from possible deportation under Trump

Highline College will protect students from possible deportation under Trump

Dr. Jack Bermingham, Highline College President, has joined more than 200 other college and university presidents in an effort to protect some students from possible deportation. Bermingham added his name... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneEditorial-111816.mp3 With the biennial budgets of the cities... [Read more]

VIDEO: 90-year old woman’s purse snatched outside Normandy Park Market

VIDEO: 90-year old woman’s purse snatched outside Normandy Park Market

KING5 is reporting that a bold thief stole a 90-year old woman’s purse in broad daylight in the parking lot of the Normandy Park Market on Thursday, Nov. 17. The woman was loading her car after doing... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking help finding mail theft suspect

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking help finding mail theft suspect

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the community’s help identifying this suspected mail thief: http://waterlandblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/16-10855-1.mp4 On Nov. 9, 2016 at 10:42... [Read more]

PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers & more

PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers & more

Here’s episode #76 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]

Des Moines Police Department holding Toy Drive to benefit HCSATS

Des Moines Police Department holding Toy Drive to benefit HCSATS

The Des Moines Police Department is again sponsoring a Toy Drive to benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS). Among the many other things they do, HCSATS provides... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High student Josiah Hokanson has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High student Josiah Hokanson has been FOUND!

UPDATE FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016: The Tukwila Police Department announced Friday night that missing 16-year old Aviation High School Josiah Hokanson has been found and is now safe with his family. As we previously... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #75 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]