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UPDATE: Suspect wanted in connection with North Hill burglaries arrested

UPDATE: Suspect wanted in connection with North Hill burglaries arrested

The Des Moines Police Department announced Tuesday (Jan. 19) that a suspect wanted in connection with burglaries in the North Hill neighborhood had been arrested (read our previous coverage here). “We... [Read more]

Stolen vehicle suspect eludes Des Moines Police early Monday morning

Stolen vehicle suspect eludes Des Moines Police early Monday morning

A Waterland Blog Reader first alerted us to this – early Monday morning (Dec. 28) around 2:28 a.m., a Des Moines Police Officer observed a stolen vehicle traveling northbound on 1st Ave South at about... [Read more]

Man in critical condition as shots fired at homeless family in Des Moines

Man in critical condition as shots fired at homeless family in Des Moines

A homeless family was shot at by an unknown gunman in Des Moines early Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24), sending one man to the hospital in critical condition, the Des Moines Police Department announced. Police... [Read more]

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying North Hill burglary suspect

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying North Hill burglary suspect

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in these surveillance photos: He is associated to one confirmed burglary and at least two attempted burglaries... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Foundation’s 1st-ever ‘Shop With a Cop’ helps 34 needy kids

Des Moines Police Foundation’s 1st-ever ‘Shop With a Cop’ helps 34 needy kids

Bright and early Wednesday morning (Dec. 16), 14 Officers – including Command Staff and 5 Fire Fighters – along with 15 ‘in need’ families (including 34 children) gathered at the Redondo Fred Meyer... [Read more]

BLOTTER: Des Moines Police Dept. Crime Blotter for Nov. 15-Nov. 22, 2015

BLOTTER: Des Moines Police Dept. Crime Blotter for Nov. 15-Nov. 22, 2015

Here’s the Des Moines Police Department Crime Blotter for the week of Nov. 15 –22, 2015 (click images to see larger versions, or download a PDF file here):  Read More →

Des Moines Police Department holding 3rd annual HCSATS Toy Drive

Des Moines Police Department holding 3rd annual HCSATS Toy Drive

The Des Moines Police Department is coordinating a Toy Drive to benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS). Among the many other things they do, HCSATS provides examination,... [Read more]

Remembering Rosie the Newfoundland 5 Years after she was shot, killed

Remembering Rosie the Newfoundland 5 Years after she was shot, killed

Memorial where Rosie the Newfoundland was shot on Nov. 7, 2010. by Ralph Nichols A tranquil November Sunday in Des Moines five years ago was shattered when a gentle Newfoundland named Rosie was murdered... [Read more]

ALERT: Des Moines Police warning of suspicious subjects going door-to-door

ALERT: Des Moines Police warning of suspicious subjects going door-to-door

The Des Moines Police Department released the following Crime Alert, warning residents of suspicious subjects going door-to-door: Monday evening (early evening) the Des Moines Police Station received several... [Read more]

BLOTTER: Des Moines Police Dept. Crime Blotter for Nov. 1–7, 2015

BLOTTER: Des Moines Police Dept. Crime Blotter for Nov. 1–7, 2015

Here’s the Des Moines Police Department Crime Blotter for the week of Nov. 1 – 7, 2015 (click images to see larger versions, or download a PDF file here):  Read More →

BLOTTER: Des Moines Police Dept. Crime Blotter for Oct. 18–24, 2015

BLOTTER: Des Moines Police Dept. Crime Blotter for Oct. 18–24, 2015

Here’s the Des Moines Police Department Crime Blotter for the week of Oct. 18 – 24, 2015 (click images to see larger versions, or download a PDF file here):  Read More →

Thieves smash into Freedom Snacks, break gumball machine, steal candy

Thieves smash into Freedom Snacks, break gumball machine, steal candy

Freedom Snacks, located at 709 S. 219th Street in Des Moines, was the victim of early (and evil) Trick-or-Treaters, as it was broken into and vandalized overnight (Tuesday/Wednesday, Oct. 20-21). The... [Read more]

LETTER: Crime victim shares story of weekend Des Moines residential burglary

LETTER: Crime victim shares story of weekend Des Moines residential burglary

Sam Mardis, an ‘angry and violated Des Moinian’ victim of a residential burglary in Des Moines over the weekend, wants to share his experience with our Readers: Hello, Just wanted let the... [Read more]

Help Special Olympics: ‘Tip-A-Cop’ at Des Moines Red Robin on Saturday, Oct. 24

Help Special Olympics: ‘Tip-A-Cop’ at Des Moines Red Robin on Saturday, Oct. 24

“Tip-A-Cop” is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign fundraising event for Special Olympics Washington, and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Red Robin in Des Moines. Law enforcement... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Drug Disposal & Shred Event at Saturday’s Farmers Market

Des Moines Police Drug Disposal & Shred Event at Saturday’s Farmers Market

The Des Moines Police Department has again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and will be hosting a National Take-Back Initiative collection site this Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Des... [Read more]

Vandals cause over $15,000 of damage to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Vandals cause over $15,000 of damage to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Seven large colored glass windows and one of the entrance doors at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium were smashed with rocks by unknown vandals this past weekend, sometime between early Sunday... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department rolls out brand new black-and-white vehicles

Des Moines Police Department rolls out brand new black-and-white vehicles

The Des Moines Police Department announced Tuesday (Sept. 15) that it is introducing a brand new look with traditional black and white patrol vehicles – like this shiny new 2016 Ford Explorer: “The... [Read more]

VIDEO: Des Moines Police seeking help finding ‘Pepper Spray & Grab’ suspect

VIDEO: Des Moines Police seeking help finding ‘Pepper Spray & Grab’ suspect

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding at least one suspect – seen above in a surveillance video taken at a 7-11 at 260th and Pacific Highway South – after... [Read more]

Multi-vehicle collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

Multi-vehicle collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

NOTE: This post was updated with new information at 3:12 p.m. on July 7, 2015: A three-car collision near 16th and Kent-Des Moines Road sent six people to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, July 7. Here’s... [Read more]

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines sends victim to hospital

Shooting at Red Robin in Des Moines sends victim to hospital

A man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, sending him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone that as outlined by Des Moines Municipal Code, the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030... [Read more]

Cab Driver wounded in drive-by shooting in Des Moines Monday night

Cab Driver wounded in drive-by shooting in Des Moines Monday night

A cab driver suffered a gunshot wound Monday night (June 8), the victim of an apparent drive-by shooting near an apartment complex. Police say that around 9:55 p.m., Des Moines Police received 911 calls... [Read more]