Crime Section

Des Moines man pleads ‘Guilty’ to 2011 shooting death of Jayme Thomas, 19

Des Moines man pleads ‘Guilty’ to 2011 shooting death of Jayme Thomas, 19

A Des Moines man has pleaded ‘Guilty’ as charged for a shooting that killed Jayme Thomas, 19, and wounded a 24-year-old man in Des Moines on November 5, 2011 (read our previous coverage here). The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city to live in?’

LETTER: ‘Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city to live in?’

[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:] Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city... [Read more]

Two young girls injured in hit and run in Des Moines Friday evening

Two young girls injured in hit and run in Des Moines Friday evening

Two young girls – ages 8 and 12 – were injured Friday, July 5, around 7:15 p.m. in a hit and run collision in the 25700 block of 16 Ave South (map below). Witnesses said a 2012 Nissan Murano traveling... [Read more]

Sheriff to meet with community leaders on immigration ordinance June 5

Sheriff to meet with community leaders on immigration ordinance June 5

King County Sheriff John Urquhart will meet with Sound Alliance leaders and members on Wednesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church in Des Moines about a proposed immigration-related... [Read more]

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

The Highline School District announced Tuesday (May 14) that “more extensive staff training and strong coordination with local law enforcement are the hallmarks of a proposal to improve safety and... [Read more]

Local resident moving forward with coalition on minor sex trafficking

Local resident moving forward with coalition on minor sex trafficking

Des Moines resident Carri Litowitz wants our Readers to know that the ‘Coalition Against Trafficking’ (CAT) – targeting minor sex trafficking in the US and south King County region – will... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking witnesses to Southcenter head-on collision

State Patrol seeking witnesses to Southcenter head-on collision

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a two vehicle, wrong-way, head-on injury collision that occurred on Monday, April 29, 2013 at about 8:09 a.m. The collision occurred on the Southcenter Parkway... [Read more]

Drug ring bust in Des Moines, Kent nets Police 1/4 kilo of cocaine, cash

Drug ring bust in Des Moines, Kent nets Police 1/4 kilo of cocaine, cash

Search Warrants served last Thursday (April 25) at two houses in Des Moines and Kent netted police 1/4 Kilo of cocaine and over $6,000 in cash. Detectives and TAC-30 from the King County Sheriff’s Office,... [Read more]

Des Moines to Pay $50,000 in attorney’s fees for shooting of Rosie the Dog

Des Moines to Pay $50,000 in attorney’s fees for shooting of Rosie the Dog

by Ralph Nichols After almost two and a half agonizing years, the case of Rosie the Newfoundland is finally closed. U.S. District Court Judge James Robart has ordered the City of Des Moines to pay $50,000... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing 76-Year Old Woman Josephine Herman Has Been Found!

UPDATE: Missing 76-Year Old Woman Josephine Herman Has Been Found!

UPDATE TUESDAY 4/9/13: Josephine Herman, a 76-year old woman, was found in Sea-Tac late Saturday evening, according to Doug Jenkins of the Des Moines Police Department. “She was involved in a minor... [Read more]

PHOTO: SUV Crashes Through Guardrail, Lands Upside Down at Bjorneby’s

PHOTO: SUV Crashes Through Guardrail, Lands Upside Down at Bjorneby’s

On Sunday afternoon (March 23), a Ford Expedition crashed through the guardrail and a fence and over a wall and landed on its roof in the bullpen of Bjorneby’s CARSTAR Des Moines, located at 22001... [Read more]

Beloved Seal Mosaic Artwork Missing from Des Moines Senior Center

Beloved Seal Mosaic Artwork Missing from Des Moines Senior Center

A beloved Seal Mosaic piece of art (pictured above) made by seniors with the 2004 Chihuly Seniors ‘Making Art’ program is missing from the Des Moines Senior Center, and they’d like it... [Read more]

The Case of Rosie the Newfoundland Ending with $51,000 Civil Settlement

The Case of Rosie the Newfoundland Ending with $51,000 Civil Settlement

The heartbreaking saga of Rosie the Newfoundland is almost over. Bellingham-based animal rights attorney Adam Karp announced Feb. 20 that the City of Des Moines and two police officers responsible for killing Rosie have offered to settle…

Two Federal Way Schools Put Into Lockdown after Stabbing Thursday

Two Federal Way Schools Put Into Lockdown after Stabbing Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday (Feb. 7) responded to a report of a stabbing in Camelot Park, located just outside of the City of Federal Way, and put Thomas Jefferson High and Camelot Elementary... [Read more]

Former Des Moines Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Attack on Prison Guard

Former Des Moines Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Attack on Prison Guard

A 22-year-old Des Moines man will spend 32 years in prison for the January 2012 beating of a prison guard, and for the forced labor of two juveniles in the sex trades, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A.... [Read more]

Area Police Chiefs Meet with Highline School District About Its Security Plan

Area Police Chiefs Meet with Highline School District About Its Security Plan

Highline School District Superintendent Susan Enfield and members of her leadership team met Thursday (Jan. 10) with top law enforcement officials of the five municipalities in the south end to discuss... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Seeking 16-Year Old Nathan K. Duncan, Last Seen Dec. 30

Des Moines Police Seeking 16-Year Old Nathan K. Duncan, Last Seen Dec. 30

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking a missing 16-year old boy named Nathan K. Duncan (pictured above), last seen Dec. 30, 2012 at the Safeway store at 288th and Military Road. Nathan was seen... [Read more]

Contrary to Report, Highline Schools Has ‘No Proposal’ to Disarm Guards

Contrary to Report, Highline Schools Has ‘No Proposal’ to Disarm Guards

by Jack Mayne There is no plan for the Highline Public School District to disarm its security officers or police “resource officers,” contrary to a KOMO television report broadcast Monday (Jan. 7). “Basically,... [Read more]