UPDATE: Debra Jean Zimmerman has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Debra Jean Zimmerman has been FOUND!

UPDATE Jan. 29 9:55 a.m.: Debra Zimmerman has been FOUND. “We are still trying to determine the exact circumstances behind her disappearance but we do not suspect any foul play,” Sgt. Doug... [Read more]


City releases memo on Freedom of Speech; won’t stop anti-abortion protestor

City releases memo on Freedom of Speech; won’t stop anti-abortion protestor

The City of Des Moines released a memo related to a protestor who stands on Marine View Drive near 216th Ave. S. holding an anti-abortion sign that depicts what appears to be a dead fetus. As we posted... [Read more]


Parkside Elementary School put into lockdown Friday afternoon

Parkside Elementary School put into lockdown Friday afternoon

Parkside Elementary School, located at 2104 South 247th Street in Des Moines, was put into lockdown mode on Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, according to police. Children were not allowed to leave the school... [Read more]


Police arrest ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ motel robbers in SeaTac Wednesday

Police arrest ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ motel robbers in SeaTac Wednesday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: On Wednesday (Jan. 21) around 1 p.m., detectives with the Major Crimes Unit, assisted by tactical deputies, arrested the male and female that police believe are responsible... [Read more]


Mt. Rainier High parents on alert after student abducted last week

Mt. Rainier High parents on alert after student abducted last week

On Tuesday (Jan. 20), a letter was sent home to parents of Mt. Rainier High School students, warning them of two recent incidents – one of which was an actual abduction attempt. The abduction happened... [Read more]


Pursuit of stolen car in SeaTac ends in collision in Des Moines Friday night

Pursuit of stolen car in SeaTac ends in collision in Des Moines Friday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that at 5:30 p.m. Friday night (Jan. 16), a SeaTac deputy attempted to stop a Honda that had been reported stolen to Tukwila Police. The stolen car didn’t... [Read more]


LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

[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:] A Response to John Castronover’s... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, posted exactly as written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] More Police Officers... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘Political Cartoon’ illustrates resident’s frustrations with the City

LETTER: ‘Political Cartoon’ illustrates resident’s frustrations with the City

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a ‘Political Cartoon’ posted as a Letter to the Editor, created by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its... [Read more]


WANTED: Toys & Donations for Des Moines Police Department Toy Drive

WANTED: Toys & Donations for Des Moines Police Department Toy Drive

The Des Moines Police Department is coordinating a Toy Drive to benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS). Among the many other things they do, HCSATS provides examination,... [Read more]


Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Thieves crashed their pick-up truck through the doors of the Normandy Park Market early Monday (Dec. 8) then stole the automatic teller machine and fled. A... [Read more]


State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 on I-5 just north of I-405 at approximately 6:00 p.m., and are seeking the public’s help. The... [Read more]


Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect who has struck four motels and one pizza shop in the city of SeaTac since Nov.... [Read more]


REMINDER: Police – including SWAT Team – will train at Marina Tuesday

REMINDER: Police – including SWAT Team – will train at Marina Tuesday

REMINDER: Police – including the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team – will be conducting training at and around the Des Moines Marina (22307 Dock Ave.) all day Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m.... [Read more]


Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that around 11 p.m. on Friday night (Nov. 21), Officer Norris and Reserve Officer McBride were dispatched to... [Read more]


City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

The City of Des Moines wants to build a shared vision for the future, and are asking residents to help direct the Comprehensive Plan Update by giving feedback via an online survey. The Comprehensive... [Read more]


Man shot in hand in Des Moines Thursday; shooter escapes

Man shot in hand in Des Moines Thursday; shooter escapes

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that a man was shot in the hand Thursday afternoon (Nov. 13) in the 22100 block of 30th Ave South, near Midway Park. The man was taken to a local hospital... [Read more]


Man shot, killed in Des Moines

Man shot, killed in Des Moines

A man was shot and killed on in the 20100 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday morning just before 10 a.m. (Nov. 12), according to the Des Moines Police Department. Police say that an altercation... [Read more]


Des Moines Police Department arrests four from ‘squatter’ homes

Des Moines Police Department arrests four from ‘squatter’ homes

The Des Moines Police Department on Thursday (Oct. 23) served search warrants on four separate ‘squatter’ homes in the area, arresting four. DMPD worked with the assistance of Sea-Tac Police,... [Read more]


Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Local jurisdictions join together to reduce demand for Prostitution

Speakers at Wednesday’s news conference included, L-R: King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, King County Senior DPA Val Richey, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, and the co-founder of... [Read more]