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Three arrested in connection to assault at Redondo boat launch last weekend

Three arrested in connection to assault at Redondo boat launch last weekend

On Tuesday, June 19, at approximately 3 p.m. Des Moines Detectives contacted six individuals associated with the assault incident that occurred at Redondo this past weekend. Police say that an off-duty... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Chief issues letter to community regarding recent crimes

Des Moines Police Chief issues letter to community regarding recent crimes

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, new Des Moines Police Chief issued a letter to the community discussing some recent crimes in the area. The letter discusses recent crimes, including an assault at a boat launch,... [Read more]

Woman found floating face down in water off Redondo Boardwalk Sunday

Woman found floating face down in water off Redondo Boardwalk Sunday

Des Moines Police responded to a possible drowning in the 28700 block of Redondo Beach Drive (map below) on Sunday, June 18. Police say that a family had been walking together on the boardwalk just after... [Read more]

New Police Chief Ken Thomas named President of state law organization

New Police Chief Ken Thomas named President of state law organization

New Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas has been named the President of the board of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). He was elected to the leadership of the 15-member executive... [Read more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

Des Moines Council approves special fund for adding new police officers

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Council meeting at their study session Thursday (Feb. 1) unanimously apporoved a plan to set up a police recruit training program for entry level officers that would be in... [Read more]

Taser-armed suspect carjacks vehicle at Highline College Wednesday

Taser-armed suspect carjacks vehicle at Highline College Wednesday

A suspect armed with a taser carjacked a vehicle from a parking lot at Highline College on Wednesday, Jan. 24, according to Des Moines Police. Police say that the incident occurred at around 1:55 p.m.... [Read more]

Man shot at Des Moines apartment complex dies

Man shot at Des Moines apartment complex dies

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that on Tuesday night, Nov. 28, officers were dispatched to the Newport Apartment complex located in the 23600 block of 20th Ave South (map below) for a shooting... [Read more]

Des Moines’ ‘Tip-A-Cop’ event brings in over $4,000 for Special Olympics

Des Moines’ ‘Tip-A-Cop’ event brings in over $4,000 for Special Olympics

The picture is most but not all of the afternoon group and was provided by Yvonne Nutting.   The final tally is in from the recent Tip–A–Cop event at the Des Moines Red Robin, and the total raised... [Read more]

UPDATE: Des Moines Police give update on recent mail theft arrest

UPDATE: Des Moines Police give update on recent mail theft arrest

UPDATE: On Thursday, Nov. 2, the Des Moines Police Department released the following update on a recent Mail Theft Arrest: Officers obtained and served a search warrant on the vehicle that belongs to the... [Read more]

Mail thief captured, arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning

Mail thief captured, arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning

A mail thief was captured and arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning (Oct. 21) after being reported by an alert resident in the North Hill area. Police say that early Saturday at around 5... [Read more]

McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

The manager of a McDonalds located in Des Moines at 22644 Pacific Highway South (map below) ended up stabbing a suspect from a group of five who had beaten and threatened him on Sunday afternoon, Sept.... [Read more]

Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

A man who fled Des Moines Police on a high speed chase on a stolen motorcycle apparently killed himself early Friday morning in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box in Fife, police said. Police were first... [Read more]

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

The City of Des Moines needs your help! This bronze sculpture – entitled “Beginning” by artist Sabah Al-Dhaher – was stolen recently from the Des Moines Marina Promenade: “We do... [Read more]