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Des Moines seeks state probe of deleted city records over senior center

Des Moines seeks state probe of deleted city records over senior center

By Jack Mayne Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias has asked Washington state investigators to probe charges that a city employee purposely deleted city records regarding the change in management of... [Read more]

‘Active shooter’ shoots, hits 4 cars on SR 509 Wednesday afternoon

‘Active shooter’ shoots, hits 4 cars on SR 509 Wednesday afternoon

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: By Scott Schaefer A huge police turnout on and around SR 509 near where south Burien meets the SeaTac City limits was in response to an ‘active shooter’... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

Highline Public Schools issued a warning Tuesday evening, June 5, about a threat to Mount Rainier High School on Wednesday, June 6. Far as we can recall, this is the first such warning ever issued by the... [Read more]

New Police Chief Ken Thomas named President of state law organization

New Police Chief Ken Thomas named President of state law organization

New Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas has been named the President of the board of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). He was elected to the leadership of the 15-member executive... [Read more]

New Des Moines Police Chief, other hires introduced to Council Thursday night

New Des Moines Police Chief, other hires introduced to Council Thursday night

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was introduced to a number of new city department heads by City Manager Michael Matthias at their Thursday (May 24) meeting. Matthias had earlier appointed Police... [Read more]

LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] As recently reported in The Waterland... [Read more]

Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

One of the major challenges that has been identified by the City of Des Moines as critical and in need of improvement is planning for an emergency and emergency management preparedness, and on Tuesday... [Read more]

Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias announced on Tuesday, May 15 that the city has reached an agreement with former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to serve as the new Police Chief for Des Moines. Thomas... [Read more]

No injuries in shooting in parking lot of Church’s Chicken Wednesday

No injuries in shooting in parking lot of Church’s Chicken Wednesday

Des Moines Police say that nobody was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Church’s Chicken, located near 240th and Pacific Highway South (map below). The restaurant was... [Read more]

Police diffuse dangerous situation, safely transport man with sword to hospital

Police diffuse dangerous situation, safely transport man with sword to hospital

On Saturday, May 5 at around 10:30 a.m., Des Moines Police Officers were dispatched to a suspicious subject in the 27200 block of 16th Ave South (map below). Police say that the adult male in question... [Read more]

Police seeking witnesses to recent shooting at Angle Lake Park

Police seeking witnesses to recent shooting at Angle Lake Park

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: King County Major Crimes Detectives are looking for additional witnesses that may have seen a disturbance that lead to a shooting in SeaTac at Angle Lake Park on April... [Read more]

Thieves steal items from recently-deceased resident’s Des Moines home

Thieves steal items from recently-deceased resident’s Des Moines home

On Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:31 a.m. Des Moines Police Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of South 223rd (map below) in reference to a residential burglary which had occurred prior. Police say... [Read more]

Car takes dive, crashes into TL SEA Diving in Des Moines early Fri. morning

Car takes dive, crashes into TL SEA Diving in Des Moines early Fri. morning

South King Fire is reporting that a car crashed into TL SEA Diving (an Advertiser) in Des Moines Friday morning around 4:30 a.m. While the driver of the car was not injured, the building suffered – perhaps... [Read more]

The next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be Saturday, April 7 at Des Moines Pharmacy

The next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be Saturday, April 7 at Des Moines Pharmacy

The next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be Saturday, April 7, starting at 11 a.m. at Des Moines Pharmacy. This is a free and open event where residents can ask questions of local police. Des Moines... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: To the people... [Read more]

Here’s what to expect at Saturday’s ‘March For Our Lives Seattle’ student protest

Here’s what to expect at Saturday’s ‘March For Our Lives Seattle’ student protest

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katalia Alexander is a student at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. By Katalia Alexander This Saturday, March 24, a coalition of students from throughout Washington State will... [Read more]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katalia Alexander is a student at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. By Katalia Alexander On Thursday, March 8, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan hosted “Town Hall: Students Stopping... [Read more]

Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

By Jack Mayne The city of Des Moines has had many budget woes over the past few years, often scraping up unusual responses, but that has changed this fiscal year – City Manager Matthew Matthias told the Council study session…

Teen calls 911 while hiding during home invasion in Des Moines; family dog shot

Teen calls 911 while hiding during home invasion in Des Moines; family dog shot

A teen hid in a closet and called 911 during a home invasion in Des Moines on Wednesday, Feb. 21, all while ‘Rex’ the family dog fought off the intruders. The incident happened around 12:20... [Read more]

Highline College Interim President gives update on shooting incident

Highline College Interim President gives update on shooting incident

Highline College Interim President Jeff Wagnitz sent out the following email to students this week, regarding last Friday’s (Feb. 16) suspected shooter incident. The incident began around 9 a.m.... [Read more]