New Des Moines Police Chief, other hires introduced to Council Thursday night

New Des Moines Police Chief, other hires introduced to Council Thursday night

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was introduced to a number of new city department heads by City Manager Michael Matthias at their Thursday (May 24) meeting. Matthias had earlier appointed Police... [Read more]


LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

[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:] As recently reported in The Waterland... [Read more]


Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

One of the major challenges that has been identified by the City of Des Moines as critical and in need of improvement is planning for an emergency and emergency management preparedness, and on Tuesday... [Read more]


Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias announced on Tuesday, May 15 that the city has reached an agreement with former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to serve as the new Police Chief for Des Moines. Thomas... [Read more]


No injuries in shooting in parking lot of Church’s Chicken Wednesday

No injuries in shooting in parking lot of Church’s Chicken Wednesday

Des Moines Police say that nobody was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Church’s Chicken, located near 240th and Pacific Highway South (map below). The restaurant was... [Read more]


Police diffuse dangerous situation, safely transport man with sword to hospital

Police diffuse dangerous situation, safely transport man with sword to hospital

On Saturday, May 5 at around 10:30 a.m., Des Moines Police Officers were dispatched to a suspicious subject in the 27200 block of 16th Ave South (map below). Police say that the adult male in question... [Read more]


Police seeking witnesses to recent shooting at Angle Lake Park

Police seeking witnesses to recent shooting at Angle Lake Park

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: King County Major Crimes Detectives are looking for additional witnesses that may have seen a disturbance that lead to a shooting in SeaTac at Angle Lake Park on April... [Read more]


Thieves steal items from recently-deceased resident’s Des Moines home

Thieves steal items from recently-deceased resident’s Des Moines home

On Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:31 a.m. Des Moines Police Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of South 223rd (map below) in reference to a residential burglary which had occurred prior. Police say... [Read more]


Car takes dive, crashes into TL SEA Diving in Des Moines early Fri. morning

Car takes dive, crashes into TL SEA Diving in Des Moines early Fri. morning

South King Fire is reporting that a car crashed into TL SEA Diving (an Advertiser) in Des Moines Friday morning around 4:30 a.m. While the driver of the car was not injured, the building suffered – perhaps... [Read more]


The next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be Saturday, April 7 at Des Moines Pharmacy

The next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be Saturday, April 7 at Des Moines Pharmacy

The next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be Saturday, April 7, starting at 11 a.m. at Des Moines Pharmacy. This is a free and open event where residents can ask questions of local police. Des Moines... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: To the people... [Read more]


Here’s what to expect at Saturday’s ‘March For Our Lives Seattle’ student protest

Here’s what to expect at Saturday’s ‘March For Our Lives Seattle’ student protest

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katalia Alexander is a student at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. By Katalia Alexander This Saturday, March 24, a coalition of students from throughout Washington State will... [Read more]


Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katalia Alexander is a student at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. By Katalia Alexander On Thursday, March 8, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan hosted “Town Hall: Students Stopping... [Read more]


Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

Des Moines has a surplus of over $7 million for first time in years

Des Moines City Councilmembers applaud “over $7 million” fund balance on Mar. 1, 2018. By Jack Mayne The city of Des Moines has had many budget woes over the past few years, often scraping up unusual... [Read more]


Teen calls 911 while hiding during home invasion in Des Moines; family dog shot

Teen calls 911 while hiding during home invasion in Des Moines; family dog shot

A teen hid in a closet and called 911 during a home invasion in Des Moines on Wednesday, Feb. 21, all while ‘Rex’ the family dog fought off the intruders. The incident happened around 12:20... [Read more]


Highline College Interim President gives update on shooting incident

Highline College Interim President gives update on shooting incident

Highline College Interim President Jeff Wagnitz sent out the following email to students this week, regarding last Friday’s (Feb. 16) suspected shooter incident. The incident began around 9 a.m.... [Read more]


‘Respect Washington’ group classified as hate group by SPLC

‘Respect Washington’ group classified as hate group by SPLC

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: The direct mail letter sent out by ‘Respect Washington’ in Oct., 2017 listed names, addresses, alleged crimes and a map of illegal ‘alien & gang... [Read more]


Police seeking public’s help finding vulnerable man missing since Monday

Police seeking public’s help finding vulnerable man missing since Monday

The King County Sheriff’s Office and Burien Police are requesting the public’s help in locating a vulnerable adult man who walked away from his home in Burien Monday, Feb. 19: Brandon Wootton has been... [Read more]


After reports of gunfire & lockdown, no active shooter at Highline College Friday

After reports of gunfire & lockdown, no active shooter at Highline College Friday

UPDATE: After reports of gunfire being heard just before 9 a.m. Friday morning (Feb. 16), and a lockdown on the Highline College campus, Des Moines Police reports that an initial investigation indicates... [Read more]


Police seeking public’s help regarding alleged sex crimes at Mount Rainier Pool

Police seeking public’s help regarding alleged sex crimes at Mount Rainier Pool

On Jan. 23, 2018 the Des Moines Police Department received a report from the Seattle Police Department in reference to a victim alleging sex crimes that were determined to have occurred – in part –... [Read more]