Tagged with 'des moines police department'

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]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone – as outlined in the City of Des Moines Municipal Code below – that the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of... [Read more]

UPDATE: Vincent G. Duque, 72-year old man with dementia, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Vincent G. Duque, 72-year old man with dementia, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Vincent “Gerry” Duque, the missing endangered person we posted a ‘Silver Alert’ about earlier has been located and is safe! Police say he was actually found prior to the Silver... [Read more]

Des Moines Police arrest two women who had stolen mail from 14 homes

Des Moines Police arrest two women who had stolen mail from 14 homes

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that they arrested two women for mail theft from 14 homes on Saturday, May 13. Police say that on Saturday at about 5:50 a.m., a citizen observed two females... [Read more]

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

By Jack Mayne The public was asked to be patient while the shooting of a machete wielding man by a Kent Police officer is thoroughly investigated by a multi-agency task force. Investigation of this type... [Read more]

Police shoot, kill man armed with machete in Des Moines early Thurs. morning

Police shoot, kill man armed with machete in Des Moines early Thurs. morning

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that officers shot and killed a man armed with a machete early Thursday morning, March 23. Police say that around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, deputies responded to... [Read more]

Des Moines Police seeking homes & businesses to share video camera feeds

Des Moines Police seeking homes & businesses to share video camera feeds

The Des Moines Police Department announced Wednesday (March 8) that they are seeking Home and Business Surveillance Camera owners to register and share their video feeds as a way to increase security... [Read more]

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 22

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 22

Have Coffee with a Cop this coming Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Highline College’s Student Union Building. Police officers will be drinking java and discussing crime or... [Read more]

Des Moines Police took no part in ‘Dreamer’ arrest that sparked area outrage

Des Moines Police took no part in ‘Dreamer’ arrest that sparked area outrage

By Jack Mayne The arrest last week in Des Moines of a 23-year-old Mexican man brought as a child illegally into the United States but who was given a “Dreamer” work permit under the Obama administration... [Read more]