Tagged with 'Police'

Police respond to drive-by shooting in Des Moines Thursday morning

Police respond to drive-by shooting in Des Moines Thursday morning

Thursday morning, Oct. 11, at 06:14 a.m. Des Moines Police responded to a drive-by shooting in the 2800 block of South 218th Street (map below). Witnesses reported that five minutes prior, a vehicle pulled... [Read more]

Fundraiser to purchase K9 for Des Moines Police raises almost $32,000

Fundraiser to purchase K9 for Des Moines Police raises almost $32,000

A fundraiser auction for the Des Moines Police Foundation last Saturday raised almost $32,000 to purchase a K9 for the Des Moines Police Department. “Thank you Yvonne Nutting, Jeana Procter, Jehnee... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department’s ‘Basic Citizens Academy’ starts Tues., Oct. 16

Des Moines Police Department’s ‘Basic Citizens Academy’ starts Tues., Oct. 16

The Des Moines Police Department ‘Basic Citizens Academy’ – which starts Tuesday, Oct. 16 – provides an opportunity for citizens to get up close and personal with the resources and tools... [Read more]

Bicyclist struck by hit & run driver in Des Moines Tuesday morning

Bicyclist struck by hit & run driver in Des Moines Tuesday morning

Des Moines Police say that a 53-year old male bicyclist was struck by a hit & run driver on Tuesday morning, Sept. 4. The victim was traveling on the shoulder of Kent-Des Moines Road near 10th Ave... [Read more]

Rape attempted near top of Des Moines Beach Park Trail Thursday morning

Rape attempted near top of Des Moines Beach Park Trail Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a rape was attempted near the start of the Des Moines Beach Park Trail on Thursday morning, Aug. 30. Police say the assault took place near the... [Read more]

Next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Wesley Homes

Next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Wesley Homes

The next ‘Coffee with a Cop’ will be Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Wesley Homes. This free, public and open event will run from 9 – 10 a.m. “Please join us at Wesley Homes – Terrace... [Read more]

Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for help from the public regarding the 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley. Ridley was last seen in the Burien area in July, 1982, when he was 15-years... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department holding Community Meeting on Wed., Sept. 19

Des Moines Police Department holding Community Meeting on Wed., Sept. 19

The Des Moines Police Department will be holding a Community Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Highline College. This free, open meeting will start at 7 p.m. in Building 7, and will highlight: Crime Statistics... [Read more]

Des Moines Council told city has become ‘solvent, strong and sustainable’

Des Moines Council told city has become ‘solvent, strong and sustainable’

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council held its first budget session on Thursday (Aug. 2) for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year, the first of many meetings ahead leading to a potential final decision by... [Read more]

Police Chief Thomas sends out another letter about criminal activity in Redondo

Police Chief Thomas sends out another letter about criminal activity in Redondo

On Monday, July 30, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas sent out another letter to the community, addressing recent criminal activity. This is Thomas’ second letter about crime, and like the first –... [Read more]

Four shot after two groups exchange gunfire at Wooton Park early Saturday

Four shot after two groups exchange gunfire at Wooton Park early Saturday

Four people were shot in an incident at Wooton Park in Redondo early Saturday morning, according to Des Moines Police. None of the injuries were life-threatening. Police say that two groups exchanged gunfire... [Read more]

Chief says ‘tough week’ for Des Moines Cops who backed Kent Police

Chief says ‘tough week’ for Des Moines Cops who backed Kent Police

By Jack Mayne Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas said it had been a “tough week for the officers” in light of the early Sunday morning (July 22) tragedy when a Kent Police Officer was killed when... [Read more]

Kent Police Officer killed early Sunday morning

Kent Police Officer killed early Sunday morning

From our sister site ILoveKent.net: Early Sunday morning (July 22), a Kent Police Officer was killed when another deputy’s car struck him during a pursuit near Reith Rd and Kent Des Moines Rd. Police... [Read more]

VIDEO: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspects

VIDEO: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspects

The Des Moines Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying these residential burglary suspects – the male forced open a door to a residence and stole firearms: (function(d, s, id)... [Read more]

Officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sends 1 to hospital early Friday

Officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sends 1 to hospital early Friday

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: An officer-involved shooting in Normandy Park sent one to the hospital early Friday morning, June 22. The incident happened just before 5 a.m. Friday, when... [Read more]

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

Woman found floating face down in water off Redondo Boardwalk

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]

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]