Large police response results in apprehension of fugitive Wednesday

Large police response results in apprehension of fugitive Wednesday

If you saw a lot of heavy police presence on S. 216th Street on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 just before 5 p.m., it was because staff from the US Marshal Service, Task Force Officers from Des Moines, Department... [Read more]


Des Moines K9 Daric helps Auburn Police apprehend car thief

Des Moines K9 Daric helps Auburn Police apprehend car thief

Des Moines Police’s K9 Daric – along with K9 Officer Boehmer – assisted Auburn officers to apprehend a car thief after they tried to stop a stolen vehicle that hit a police vehicle, Police say... [Read more]


Des Moines Business Watch meeting will be Tuesday, May 21

Des Moines Business Watch meeting will be Tuesday, May 21

The Des Moines Police Department will be holding a Business Watch meeting on Tuesday, May 21: Join Des Moines Business Watch Modeled after Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch takes the ‘neighbors... [Read more]


An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas released the following statement: I would like to take a moment to update you on the strategy and tactics we are deploying at the police department... [Read more]


Des Moines Police offering Basic Self Defense for Women class June 1 & 8

Des Moines Police offering Basic Self Defense for Women class June 1 & 8

The Des Moines Police Department will be offering a Basic Self Defense Class for Women on two consecutive Saturdays – June 1 and June 8, 2019. This rape aggression defense training course teaches awareness,... [Read more]


Police code enforcement inquiry leads to felony warrant suspect in Des Moines

Police code enforcement inquiry leads to felony warrant suspect in Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that on Thursday, May 2, 2019, Code Enforcement Officer Batterman conducted research on an problem property inquiry located on 24th Ave South, which ultimately... [Read more]


Des Moines Police arrest suspect wanted for bikini barista robbery/fondling

Des Moines Police arrest suspect wanted for bikini barista robbery/fondling

Des Moines Police announced Monday, April 29 that they have arrested a suspect wanted for robbing an espresso stand – as well as fondling an employee – on Thursday, April 24. Police say that on that... [Read more]


Spring Citizens Police Academy starts Mar. 26; enrolling now

Spring Citizens Police Academy starts Mar. 26; enrolling now

ENROLLING NOW! SPRING CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY March 26 – May 28, 2019 6:30pm to 9:00 pm Come join us for an interactive behind the scenes look into police work. This 10-week informational series designed... [Read more]


Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Saturday at McDonald’s

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Saturday at McDonald’s

The Des Moines Police Department will be hosting ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Saturday, Mar. 9, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at McDonald’s. McDonald’s is located at 22644 Pacific Highway... [Read more]


PHOTO: Recognize this thief? He robbed a Des Moines convenience store Friday

PHOTO: Recognize this thief? He robbed a Des Moines convenience store Friday

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking help identifying this thief, who robbed a convenience store Friday morning, Mar. 1 at S. 240th Street and Pacific Highway South (map below). “Let’s... [Read more]


Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Des Moines Police on Thursday, Feb. 28 announced that William Oliver Holly – the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal Thanksgiving, 2018 shooting of 21-year old Leuea Loto – has been taken into... [Read more]


VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

From the Des Moines Police Department: Package theft happens in a blink of an eye. Watch this video as it captures a package theft on the North Hill of Des Moines on Monday night, Feb. 25: Residents called... [Read more]


An update on Des Moines Police’s new K9 ‘Dez’

An update on Des Moines Police’s new K9 ‘Dez’

An update from the Des Moines Police Department on its new K9 ‘Dez’: Des Moines Police K9 ‘Dez’ is in his third week of training in an accelerated course which consists of Dez,... [Read more]


WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

A resident is warning others about the dangers of phone and other tech-related thefts at local coffee shops: On Sunday (Feb. 17), while working in the White Center Starbucks on SW 100th Street and 16th... [Read more]


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]