Tagged with 'Crime'

Help build a safer Des Moines at ‘National Night Out’ on Tuesday, Aug. 6

Help build a safer Des Moines at ‘National Night Out’ on Tuesday, Aug. 6

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WILL BE TUESDAY, AUG. 6 Registration is open for National Night Out – don’t forget to get your block registered. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, hundreds of Des Moines residents will join... [Read more]

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ (and US Marshal!) this Wednesday, June 19

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ (and US Marshal!) this Wednesday, June 19

Join the Des Moines Police Department as they welcome a real U.S. Marshal to their next Coffee with a Cop: The Western District of WA, US Marshal Jacob Green will be in attendance, in addition to Des Moines... [Read more]

Former bowling coach sentenced to 25 years for Child Pornography

Former bowling coach sentenced to 25 years for Child Pornography

The former coach of a South King County bowling team was sentenced Tuesday, June 11 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 25 years in prison and lifetime supervised release for production and possession... [Read more]

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying 4 home invasion suspects

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying 4 home invasion suspects

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying four suspects alleged to have conducted a home invasion robbery on Monday, June 3, 2019. Police say that on June 3 they responded... [Read more]

Des Moines Police catch repeat burglary suspect at construction site

Des Moines Police catch repeat burglary suspect at construction site

On Monday, May 27, 2019, Des Moines Police Officers were dispatched to sounds of someone cutting into a locked storage container, located on 274th Street. A neighbor had heard the noise and called 911. Des... [Read more]

Large police response results in apprehension of fugitive Wednesday

Large police response results in apprehension of fugitive Wednesday

If you saw a lot of heavy police presence on S. 216th Street on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 just before 5 p.m., it was because staff from the US Marshal Service, Task Force Officers from Des Moines, Department... [Read more]

Des Moines K9 Daric helps Auburn Police apprehend car thief

Des Moines K9 Daric helps Auburn Police apprehend car thief

Des Moines Police’s K9 Daric – along with K9 Officer Boehmer – assisted Auburn officers to apprehend a car thief after they tried to stop a stolen vehicle that hit a police vehicle, Police say... [Read more]

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas released the following statement: I would like to take a moment to update you on the strategy and tactics we are deploying at the police department... [Read more]

Des Moines Police arrest suspect wanted for bikini barista robbery/fondling

Des Moines Police arrest suspect wanted for bikini barista robbery/fondling

Des Moines Police announced Monday, April 29 that they have arrested a suspect wanted for robbing an espresso stand – as well as fondling an employee – on Thursday, April 24. Police say that on that... [Read more]

Spring Citizens Police Academy starts Mar. 26; enrolling now

Spring Citizens Police Academy starts Mar. 26; enrolling now

ENROLLING NOW! SPRING CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY March 26 – May 28, 2019 6:30pm to 9:00 pm Come join us for an interactive behind the scenes look into police work. This 10-week informational series designed... [Read more]

PHOTO: Recognize this thief? He robbed a Des Moines convenience store Friday

PHOTO: Recognize this thief? He robbed a Des Moines convenience store Friday

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking help identifying this thief, who robbed a convenience store Friday morning, Mar. 1 at S. 240th Street and Pacific Highway South (map below). “Let’s... [Read more]

Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Des Moines Police on Thursday, Feb. 28 announced that William Oliver Holly – the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal Thanksgiving, 2018 shooting of 21-year old Leuea Loto – has been taken into... [Read more]

VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

From the Des Moines Police Department: Package theft happens in a blink of an eye. Watch this video as it captures a package theft on the North Hill of Des Moines on Monday night, Feb. 25: Residents called... [Read more]

WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

A resident is warning others about the dangers of phone and other tech-related thefts at local coffee shops: On Sunday (Feb. 17), while working in the White Center Starbucks on SW 100th Street and 16th... [Read more]

Diligent Des Moines Police Officers use fingerprint system to catch local burglar

Diligent Des Moines Police Officers use fingerprint system to catch local burglar

A team effort of Des Moines Patrol Officers and Detectives lead to quick identification and arrest of burglary suspect on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Due diligence by Des Moines Police Officers who lifted... [Read more]

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

VIDEO: Task force created to investigate 11 shootings along SR 509 since June

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2019, a press conference was held at Burien Police Precinct #4, where a task force was announced to investigate a pattern of unsolved shootings – 11 so far – on and... [Read more]