Crime Section

Des Moines Police unsuccessfully search for burglary suspect Monday afternoon

Des Moines Police unsuccessfully search for burglary suspect Monday afternoon

On Monday, Dec. 3 at around 2:30 p.m., Des Moines Police Officers responded to a residential burglary in the 23900 block of 20th Ave South near Highline College (map below). Police said that the homeowner... [Read more]

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help finding drive-by shooting suspect

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help finding drive-by shooting suspect

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the public’s help finding a suspect wanted in connection with the drive-by shooting of a 13-year old boy on Nov. 26 on Pacific Highway South. The teen... [Read more]

Des Moines Police offering FREE training on active shooter situations Jan. 23

Des Moines Police offering FREE training on active shooter situations Jan. 23

The Des Moines Police Department will be offering FREE training on how to respond during an active shooter situation on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center. These... [Read more]

Bomb threat results in major police response at Des Moines Post Office

Bomb threat results in major police response at Des Moines Post Office

A bomb threat resulted in a major, multi-agency response to the Des Moines Post Office on Saturday, Nov. 24. Des Moines Police, Port of Seattle Police K-9 & Bomb Squad and Postal Inspector teams responded... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding fatal shooting on Thanksgiving day

Police seeking public’s help regarding fatal shooting on Thanksgiving day

Des Moines Police Detectives are asking for help regarding a fatal shooting on Thanksgiving day (Nov. 22) at the Mt. Rainier High School field. Police say that after a holiday pickup football game on the... [Read more]

Des Moines Police investigating possible shooting in Redondo area Saturday night

Des Moines Police investigating possible shooting in Redondo area Saturday night

Des Moines Police are investigating a possible shooting in the Redondo area Saturday night, Nov. 17. Police say a victim was shot in the chest and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. “We... [Read more]

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

Des Moines City Attorney Tim George By Jack Mayne Donations collected by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation intended to aid in the support of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department were not always... [Read more]

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: By Jack Mayne Former SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes can never again practice law in Washington state, or seek a law license in any other state in the nation following... [Read more]

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

By Jack Mayne Arrest of a Tacoma man suspected of murder in Redondo Square shopping area was possible quickly because of a citizen’s response to police request for information, the police chief told... [Read more]

Renton man arrested in connection with fatal shooting at Redondo Square

Renton man arrested in connection with fatal shooting at Redondo Square

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Des Moines Police announced that they have arrested a 22-year old Renton man in connection with the fatal shooting of a 31-year old man at the Redondo Square shopping complex on Oct.... [Read more]

Police seeking help finding suspect wanted for Sunday’s fatal shooting

Police seeking help finding suspect wanted for Sunday’s fatal shooting

On Sunday, Oct. 28 at about 9:14 p.m., the Des Moines Police Department received a 911 call from a citizen at the shopping complex located at 27061 Pacific Highway South, who had found a dead body. The... [Read more]

Woodmont Union seeks to re-open 1933 local socialite death investigation

Woodmont Union seeks to re-open 1933 local socialite death investigation

The Woodmont Union of the Unexplained and Unresolved (“WUUU”) held its annual meeting last weekend and took up the tragic story of Mary Lydia Fitzgerald, a Tacoma socialite whose body was discovered... [Read more]

Des Moines Police holding ‘Neighborhood Conversation’ this Wednesday, Oct. 24

Des Moines Police holding ‘Neighborhood Conversation’ this Wednesday, Oct. 24

The Des Moines Police Department will be holding a ‘Neighborhood Conversation’ this Wednesday, Oct. 24, with a focus on the Pacific Ridge Neighborhood. This free, open event will be held from... [Read more]

City Council hears why Des Moines Police let suspect go

City Council hears why Des Moines Police let suspect go

By Jack Mayne The unusual event of police letting a “red handed” thief go without arrest was explained by the police chief, and the Des Moines City Council continued preparations for the 2019 budget... [Read more]

Police respond to drive-by shooting in Des Moines Thursday morning

Police respond to drive-by shooting in Des Moines Thursday morning

Thursday morning, Oct. 11, at 06:14 a.m. Des Moines Police responded to a drive-by shooting in the 2800 block of South 218th Street (map below). Witnesses reported that five minutes prior, a vehicle pulled... [Read more]

Fundraiser to purchase K9 for Des Moines Police raises almost $32,000

Fundraiser to purchase K9 for Des Moines Police raises almost $32,000

A fundraiser auction for the Des Moines Police Foundation last Saturday raised almost $32,000 to purchase a K9 for the Des Moines Police Department. “Thank you Yvonne Nutting, Jeana Procter, Jehnee... [Read more]