Got Drugs? National Drug Takeback Day is this Saturday in Des Moines

Got Drugs? National Drug Takeback Day is this Saturday in Des Moines

The Des Moines Police, working with the DEA, will be holding its “Drug Takeback Day” Medication Disposal this Saturday, April 26 at the following locations: Bartell Drugs Parking Lot 9am—1pm 21615... [Read more]


SW King Coalition Against Trafficking announces new educational program

SW King Coalition Against Trafficking announces new educational program

The SW King Coalition Against Trafficking (SWKCAT) – a local group aimed at stopping sex trafficking in our area – announced this week that they will be rolling out a new educational program called... [Read more]


Male voyeur arrested in women’s restroom of Des Moines Library Thursday

Male voyeur arrested in women’s restroom of Des Moines Library Thursday

On Thursday (Feb. 27), a man – wearing women’s clothing – was arrested in the women’s restroom of the Des Moines Library (located at 21620 11th Ave S.) for Voyeurism with a cell phone camera. Des... [Read more]


Vehicular Homicide suspect changes plea in 2012 high speed crash

Vehicular Homicide suspect changes plea in 2012 high speed crash

On Tuesday (Feb. 25), Yichun Xu changed his plea to ‘Guilty’ to charges of vehicular homicide, as well as three counts of reckless endangerment for a Nov. 10, 2012 collision in Des Moines that... [Read more]


City Manager: redesigned website, new system for public records & more

City Manager: redesigned website, new system for public records & more

Tony Piasecki Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki says that in 2013 the city redesigned the city website, launched a new system for requesting city public records and added new equipment that permits... [Read more]


Federal Way man arrested for dealing in large amounts of child porn

Federal Way man arrested for dealing in large amounts of child porn

Detectives from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force (MECTF) have arrested a man for dealing in large amounts of sexually explicit material involving minors. Adrian... [Read more]


Shooting in Des Moines injures 22-year old man

Shooting in Des Moines injures 22-year old man

The Des Moines Police are reporting that Tuesday (Dec. 17) at 10:53 a.m., they responded to a shooting in the 21900 block of 29 Ave South (map below), where a 22-year old man was shot in the legs. Police... [Read more]


Des Moines Police Chief honored by National Latino Peace Officers Association

Des Moines Police Chief honored by National Latino Peace Officers Association

Des Moines Police Chief George Delgado was honored Nov. 15 by the National Latino Peace Officers Association with their 2013 NLPOA Award. The ceremony took place at the Lago Azul Restaurant in Des... [Read more]


Police search Des Moines Beach Park Trail for human remains

Police search Des Moines Beach Park Trail for human remains

Photo courtesy Steve O’Kelley. If you saw police activity on or around Des Moines Beach Park Trail on Saturday (Nov. 23), it was due to a search for human remains. “On Oct. 29, a person came... [Read more]


Des Moines man sentenced to 30 years for assaulting girlfriend in 2012

Des Moines man sentenced to 30 years for assaulting girlfriend in 2012

A 50-year old Des Moines man was sentenced Friday (Nov. 1) to an exceptional sentence of 30 years in prison for a brutal assault on his girlfriend in 2012. Last month, a jury convicted Roosevelt Reed of... [Read more]


FORUM: Veronica Galvan and David Gehrke meet in first elected judge election

FORUM: Veronica Galvan and David Gehrke meet in first elected judge election

by Jack Mayne Veronica Galvan has been Des Moines Municipal Court Judge since 2007 when she was appointed from a pool of 42 applicants but this year for the first time the job is fulltime and elective. Her... [Read more]


Judicial candidate’s campaign signs vandalized; suspect apprehended

Judicial candidate’s campaign signs vandalized; suspect apprehended

Campaign signs for Des Moines Municipal Court Judge Veronica Galvan were vandalized twice over this last weekend, and according to a post on her Facebook page, a suspect has been apprehended. The signs,... [Read more]


Killer of Jayme Thomas sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday

Killer of Jayme Thomas sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday

Johnny Rourn, 31, was sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday (Oct. 4) on murder and assault charges for a shooting that killed 19-year-old Jayme Thomas, and wounded a 24-year-old man in Des Moines on Nov.... [Read more]


Get to know your local police – have ‘Coffee with a Cop’!

Get to know your local police – have ‘Coffee with a Cop’!

Get better acquainted with your local police officers by having ‘Coffee with a Cop!’ “No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying this man, who they say robbed a Key Bank in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South of Burien (map below) twice in September: On... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘The beautiful waterland town is now the town known for 2 porno shops’

LETTER: ‘The beautiful waterland town is now the town known for 2 porno shops’

[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:] Am I the only one who has looked across the... [Read more]


Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Advertiser Fernwood at the Park will be holding a presentation by the AARP Fraud Fighters called “How to protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams” on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. “Each... [Read more]


Gunshots fired in Des Moines early Saturday morning; no injuries reported

Gunshots fired in Des Moines early Saturday morning; no injuries reported

A Reader wrote us asking about multiple gunshots being fired around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning (Sept. 14) near a bus stop in the 2300 block of S. Kent Des Moines Road (map below). “We had a report... [Read more]


One injured in car crash at Walgreens in Des Moines

One injured in car crash at Walgreens in Des Moines

According to a Twitpic sent out by Mike Rey, a car rolled over in front of the Walgreens located at 23003 Pacific Hwy South (map below) in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 10: Mike Tweeted: Car accident... [Read more]


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]