Crime Section

Diligent Des Moines Police Officers use fingerprint system to catch local burglar

Diligent Des Moines Police Officers use fingerprint system to catch local burglar

A team effort of Des Moines Patrol Officers and Detectives lead to quick identification and arrest of burglary suspect on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Due diligence by Des Moines Police Officers who lifted... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Des Moines Police warning of two scams making the rounds

SCAM ALERT: Des Moines Police warning of two scams making the rounds

The Des Moines Police Department is warning residents of two scams that are currently making the rounds: First, the “I have your child” scam where callers extort money for release of a child... [Read more]

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

Des Moines Police gets new substation on Pacific Highway

The Des Moines City Council on Thursday (Jan. 24) approved a lease agreement with the owner of the Redondo Square Shopping Center for a 1,400 square foot storefront police substation. The Council was... [Read more]

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

By Jack Mayne He is still a puppy but he is the newest addition to the Des Moines Police Department, a young dog named ‘Dez,’ who was introduced to the Des Moines City Council at the Thursday... [Read more]

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Seattle has its fair share of stories to add to Prohibition lore, having given rise to one of the most successful bootleggers in Pacific Northwest history – Roy Olmstead – and local filmmakers will... [Read more]

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, a press conference was held at Burien Police Precinct #4, where a task force was announced to investigate a pattern of unsolved shootings – 11 so far – on and... [Read more]

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]