Mt. Rainier High School put into lockdown, evacuated Friday morning

Mt. Rainier High School put into lockdown, evacuated Friday morning

A phone call bomb threat put Mt. Rainier High School into lockdown mode Friday morning, Feb. 27, according to Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des Moines Police Department. “At 8 a.m. police received a phone... [Read more]


Des Moines Police bust marijuana grow operation in abandoned house Monday

Des Moines Police bust marijuana grow operation in abandoned house Monday

The Des Moines Police Department busted a marijuana grow operation in an apparently abandoned house near S. 223rd and 19th Ave S. on Monday, Feb. 16. “Our officers were dispatched to a ‘suspicious... [Read more]


Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]


Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

by Jack Mayne Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván (pictured above, left) believes her most important job as a municipal court judge in Des Moines for the past eight years has been to explain to people the often-mystical... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘Yesterday . . . I went to Olympia to engage my government…’

LETTER: ‘Yesterday . . . I went to Olympia to engage my government…’

[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:] Yesterday, my first time, I went to... [Read more]


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]