REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone that as outlined by Des Moines Municipal Code the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030... [Read more]


6-year old Moses Stevens named honorary Chief of Des Moines Police Department

6-year old Moses Stevens named honorary Chief of Des Moines Police Department

A 6-year old boy named Moses Stevens – who was recently diagnosed with leukemia – has been named the honorary Chief of the Des Moines Police Department, and the department is seeking donations. “He... [Read more]


UPDATE: Missing man found safe, returned home

UPDATE: Missing man found safe, returned home

UPDATE MAY 24 12:20 p.m.: The Normandy Park Police Department says that they have found David Gooding, he has returned home and is safe. He has been cleared as a missing person. “Thank you for any... [Read more]


Free public forum on sex trafficking will be held Tuesday, May 20

Free public forum on sex trafficking will be held Tuesday, May 20

You are invited to “Her Choice? Our Choice!”, a free public forum on sex trafficking on Tuesday, May 20 at Highline Community College from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you are… a Civic leader a... [Read more]


Des Moines Police seeking public’s help solving shooting incident

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help solving shooting incident

Des Moines Police are seeking the public’s help solving a shooting incident that took place Monday night (May 12) around 7 p.m. in the area of South 218th Street and 29th Ave South. Police say that... [Read more]


Des Moines Police disarm and arrest burglary suspect Thursday

Des Moines Police disarm and arrest burglary suspect Thursday

Thursday morning (April 24) Des Moines Police apprehended, disarmed and arrested a burglar at the Harbor Gate Apartments (2465 S. Kent Des Moines Road), finding a stolen gun on him that was taken from... [Read more]


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]