Tagged with 'Crime'

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]

Two young girls injured in hit and run in Des Moines Friday evening

Two young girls injured in hit and run in Des Moines Friday evening

Two young girls – ages 8 and 12 – were injured Friday, July 5, around 7:15 p.m. in a hit and run collision in the 25700 block of 16 Ave South (map below). Witnesses said a 2012 Nissan Murano traveling... [Read more]

Local resident moving forward with coalition on minor sex trafficking

Local resident moving forward with coalition on minor sex trafficking

Des Moines resident Carri Litowitz wants our Readers to know that the ‘Coalition Against Trafficking’ (CAT) – targeting minor sex trafficking in the US and south King County region – will... [Read more]

Drug ring bust in Des Moines, Kent nets Police 1/4 kilo of cocaine, cash

Drug ring bust in Des Moines, Kent nets Police 1/4 kilo of cocaine, cash

Search Warrants served last Thursday (April 25) at two houses in Des Moines and Kent netted police 1/4 Kilo of cocaine and over $6,000 in cash. Detectives and TAC-30 from the King County Sheriff’s Office,... [Read more]

Two Federal Way Schools Put Into Lockdown after Stabbing Thursday

Two Federal Way Schools Put Into Lockdown after Stabbing Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday (Feb. 7) responded to a report of a stabbing in Camelot Park, located just outside of the City of Federal Way, and put Thomas Jefferson High and Camelot Elementary... [Read more]

Former Des Moines Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Attack on Prison Guard

Former Des Moines Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Attack on Prison Guard

A 22-year-old Des Moines man will spend 32 years in prison for the January 2012 beating of a prison guard, and for the forced labor of two juveniles in the sex trades, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A.... [Read more]

Area Police Chiefs Meet with Highline School District About Its Security Plan

Area Police Chiefs Meet with Highline School District About Its Security Plan

Highline School District Superintendent Susan Enfield and members of her leadership team met Thursday (Jan. 10) with top law enforcement officials of the five municipalities in the south end to discuss... [Read more]