Tagged with 'Police'

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]

Robbery results in shooting, injury & school lockdowns in Des Moines

Robbery results in shooting, injury & school lockdowns in Des Moines

Police are reporting that a robbery and shooting – which injured one person – also resulted in the lockdowns of Midway Elementary, Pacific Middle and Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines Friday afternoon,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne Commentary

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne Commentary

Here’s episode #33 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding this Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help finding this Fedora hat-wearing robbery suspect

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: UPDATE WED, 12/30/15: King County Sheriff’s Detectives are still trying to identify the Fedora hat-wearing man pictured below, who police say robbed a convenience... [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]

LETTER: An update on the Normandy Park Police Dept. fundraising drive

LETTER: An update on the Normandy Park Police Dept. fundraising drive

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, Our fundraising drive... [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]

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

PODCAST: Jack Mayne Commentary on recent massive public records request

Here’s episode #30 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Citizen Activist seeks public release of all documents – for all King County cities

Citizen Activist seeks public release of all documents – for all King County cities

Tim Clemans @tandrewclemans by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told Thursday night that a citizen named Tim Clemans has demanded release of all public records of the city – as well as for all... [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 →

Normandy Park citizens launch campaign to raise money to keep police officers

Normandy Park citizens launch campaign to raise money to keep police officers

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: by Jack Mayne Citizens of this small city on the shores of Puget Sound have taken the extraordinary step of going to an Internet fundraising website to raise... [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]

Des Moines Police Foundation’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ will be Wednesday, Dec. 16

Des Moines Police Foundation’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ will be Wednesday, Dec. 16

The Des Moines Police Foundation will be holding its first-ever ‘Shop with a Cop’ on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The Des Moines Police Foundation welcomes the opportunity to engage with every... [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]

PODCAST: Police seeking help finding burglary suspect; storm forecast & more

PODCAST: Police seeking help finding burglary suspect; storm forecast & more

Here’s episode #28 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [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]