Crime Section

‘Respect Washington’ group classified as hate group by SPLC

‘Respect Washington’ group classified as hate group by SPLC

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: The direct mail letter sent out by ‘Respect Washington’ in Oct., 2017 listed names, addresses, alleged crimes and a map of illegal ‘alien & gang... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding vulnerable man missing since Monday

Police seeking public’s help finding vulnerable man missing since Monday

The King County Sheriff’s Office and Burien Police are requesting the public’s help in locating a vulnerable adult man who walked away from his home in Burien Monday, Feb. 19: Brandon Wootton has been... [Read more]

After reports of gunfire & lockdown, no active shooter at Highline College Friday

After reports of gunfire & lockdown, no active shooter at Highline College Friday

UPDATE: After reports of gunfire being heard just before 9 a.m. Friday morning (Feb. 16), and a lockdown on the Highline College campus, Des Moines Police reports that an initial investigation indicates... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding alleged sex crimes at Mount Rainier Pool

Police seeking public’s help regarding alleged sex crimes at Mount Rainier Pool

On Jan. 23, 2018 the Des Moines Police Department received a report from the Seattle Police Department in reference to a victim alleging sex crimes that were determined to have occurred – in part –... [Read more]

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Council meeting at their study session Thursday (Feb. 1) unanimously apporoved a plan to set up a police recruit training program for entry level officers that would be in... [Read more]

UPDATE: Fire in women’s restroom at Highline College was arson

UPDATE: Fire in women’s restroom at Highline College was arson

UPDATE Jan. 30, 2018: On Monday, Jan. 29, a small fire was intentionally set in the women’s restroom on the first floor of Building 22 at Highline College. As we previously reported, this small fire... [Read more]

Taser-armed suspect carjacks vehicle at Highline College Wednesday

Taser-armed suspect carjacks vehicle at Highline College Wednesday

A suspect armed with a taser carjacked a vehicle from a parking lot at Highline College on Wednesday, Jan. 24, according to Des Moines Police. Police say that the incident occurred at around 1:55 p.m.... [Read more]

Gov. Inslee appoints Karen Donohue to King Court Superior Court

Gov. Inslee appoints Karen Donohue to King Court Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday (Jan. 17) announced the appointment of Karen Donohue to the King Court Superior Court. She will replace Judge Hollis Hill, who is retiring. Donohue is currently the presiding... [Read more]

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The first Des Moines City Council meeting of the new year was largely framed around newly elected and reelected members. At the regular Thursday, Jan. 11 Des Moines City Council meeting,... [Read more]

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Together with SeaTac and Burien Police Services, the Community Police Academy program was designed to increase the understanding between citizens and their Police Departments through public education. This... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing 40-year old woman has been FOUND

UPDATE: Missing 40-year old woman has been FOUND

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2017 3:45 p.m.: Chantae Leahy, the missing 40-year old woman, has been located in Lacey by the Lacey Police Department. She is said to be in good health. PREVIOUSLY: The King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Man shot at Des Moines apartment complex dies

Man shot at Des Moines apartment complex dies

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that on Tuesday night, Nov. 28, officers were dispatched to the Newport Apartment complex located in the 23600 block of 20th Ave South (map below) for a shooting... [Read more]

Des Moines’ ‘Tip-A-Cop’ event brings in over $4,000 for Special Olympics

Des Moines’ ‘Tip-A-Cop’ event brings in over $4,000 for Special Olympics

The picture is most but not all of the afternoon group and was provided by Yvonne Nutting.   The final tally is in from the recent Tip–A–Cop event at the Des Moines Red Robin, and the total raised... [Read more]

UPDATE: Des Moines Police give update on recent mail theft arrest

UPDATE: Des Moines Police give update on recent mail theft arrest

UPDATE: On Thursday, Nov. 2, the Des Moines Police Department released the following update on a recent Mail Theft Arrest: Officers obtained and served a search warrant on the vehicle that belongs to the... [Read more]

Mail thief captured, arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning

Mail thief captured, arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning

A mail thief was captured and arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning (Oct. 21) after being reported by an alert resident in the North Hill area. Police say that early Saturday at around 5... [Read more]

‘Tip A Cop’ fundraiser for Special Olympics will be Saturday, Oct. 21

‘Tip A Cop’ fundraiser for Special Olympics will be Saturday, Oct. 21

Please join the Des Moines, Normandy Park and Port of Seattle Police Departments for ‘Tip A Cop,’ a fundraiser for Special Olympics on Saturday, Oct. 21. Cops will be “serving” food (instead... [Read more]

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]