Crime Section

McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

The manager of a McDonalds located in Des Moines at 22644 Pacific Highway South (map below) ended up stabbing a suspect from a group of five who had beaten and threatened him on Sunday afternoon, Sept.... [Read more]

Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

A man who fled Des Moines Police on a high speed chase on a stolen motorcycle apparently killed himself early Friday morning in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box in Fife, police said. Police were first... [Read more]

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

The City of Des Moines needs your help! This bronze sculpture – entitled “Beginning” by artist Sabah Al-Dhaher – was stolen recently from the Des Moines Marina Promenade: “We do... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

By Jack Mayne The Council passed unanimously, 5 to 0 with two excused absences, a motion rejecting any possibility of a safe injection site in Des Moines at Thursday night’s meeting (Aug. 24). City... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. This is the final post in our... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #5 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #5 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #3 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #3 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #1 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #1 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]

Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

By Jack Mayne The first day of paid parking at the Des Moines Marina went well, with about 1,200 tickets sold Thursday (July 6), but that number does not include marina tenants or those who have a... [Read more]

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone – as outlined in the City of Des Moines Municipal Code below – that the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city government is questioning a large new traveler holding room at the south end of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because city residents are constantly challenged by noise... [Read more]

UPDATE: Vincent G. Duque, 72-year old man with dementia, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Vincent G. Duque, 72-year old man with dementia, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Vincent “Gerry” Duque, the missing endangered person we posted a ‘Silver Alert’ about earlier has been located and is safe! Police say he was actually found prior to the Silver... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police say that someone may call you and identify themselves... [Read more]

Des Moines Court faces increased case load from city’s red light cameras

Des Moines Court faces increased case load from city’s red light cameras

By Jack Mayne Judge Lisa Leone – in her second state of the city court address on May 11 – said the mission of the court is to provide fair, impartial and timely administration of justice while being... [Read more]

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]