Tagged with 'Crime'

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

The Des Moines Police has created an anonymous crime tip line for citizens wishing to provide information on criminal activity in the city: (206) 870-6871 “The crime tip line is an electronic voicemail... [Read more]

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines early Tuesday

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines early Tuesday

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Tuesday morning (Sept. 2), a tactical team from multiple jurisdictions – including the King County Sheriff’s Office – conducted a search... [Read more]

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

A house in the 2000 block of South 232nd Street that “exploded” on Aug. 15 has now been classified as an Arson. The original report was that a man was thrown from the roof of the home while... [Read more]

Seven convicted in 2011 Car Show shooting in Kent

Seven convicted in 2011 Car Show shooting in Kent

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that the last two remaining defendants charged in a July 23, 2011 shootout at an unauthorized car show and rap concert in Kent have pleaded guilty. The... [Read more]

Gunshots heard near Pinebrook Terrace condominiums early Wed. morning

Gunshots heard near Pinebrook Terrace condominiums early Wed. morning

WLB Reader Sarah Isham sent us the following email Wed. morning (Aug. 6), about hearing gunshots near the Pinebrook Terrace condominiums near 21st and Kent/Des Moines Road early this morning: “I... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying this man, who they say robbed a Key Bank in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South of Burien (map below) twice in September: On... [Read more]

Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Advertiser Fernwood at the Park will be holding a presentation by the AARP Fraud Fighters called “How to protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams” on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. “Each... [Read more]

Gunshots fired in Des Moines early Saturday morning; no injuries reported

Gunshots fired in Des Moines early Saturday morning; no injuries reported

A Reader wrote us asking about multiple gunshots being fired around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning (Sept. 14) near a bus stop in the 2300 block of S. Kent Des Moines Road (map below). “We had a report... [Read more]

Des Moines man pleads ‘Guilty’ to 2011 shooting death of Jayme Thomas, 19

Des Moines man pleads ‘Guilty’ to 2011 shooting death of Jayme Thomas, 19

A Des Moines man has pleaded ‘Guilty’ as charged for a shooting that killed Jayme Thomas, 19, and wounded a 24-year-old man in Des Moines on November 5, 2011 (read our previous coverage here). The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city to live in?’

LETTER: ‘Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city to live in?’

[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:] Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city... [Read more]