Crime Section

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood, more

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood, more

Here’s episode #35 – this week as a video – of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported... [Read more]

Shane Chamberlain sentenced to 42 years for murder of Philip Hamlin

Shane Chamberlain sentenced to 42 years for murder of Philip Hamlin

On Friday morning (Jan. 15, 2016), Shane Ryan Chamberlain was sentenced to 42 years in prison for the first degree murder of 96-year old Philip D. Hamlin, of Normandy Park. As we previously reported, Chamberlain... [Read more]

Chicquette chosen new Normandy Park Mayor; Finance stays with Waters

Chicquette chosen new Normandy Park Mayor; Finance stays with Waters

by Jack Mayne In its first meeting with three new members, the Normandy Park City Council made a somewhat unusual decision to make a newly-elected member the Mayor for the next two years, replacing Susan... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police arrest mail theft suspect Wednesday morning

Normandy Park Police arrest mail theft suspect Wednesday morning

On Wednesday morning (Jan. 13), Normandy Park Police Sgt. Morella was notified that a suspicious truck seen in the area of mail thefts last week had returned to the same area. When he arrived on scene,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne & more…

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]

UPDATE: Normandy Park Police arrest burglary suspect from Nov. break-in

UPDATE: Normandy Park Police arrest burglary suspect from Nov. break-in

UPDATE: On Thursday, Jan. 7, Normandy Park Police Detective Jeremy Hedrick, along with two Department of Corrections Community Correction Officers, arrested the suspect (pictured above) wanted for... [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 Normandy Park Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, Our fundraising drive... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

PHOTOS: Des Moines Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: 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... [Read more]

Normandy Park City Council puts six-year levy lit lift on August primary ballot

Normandy Park City Council puts six-year levy lit lift on August primary ballot

by Jack Mayne The Normandy Park City Council put a levy increase that would last each of six years on next August’s primary election ballot. The decision Tuesday (Dec. 8) to make the levy increase around... [Read more]

Suspect convicted for murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

Suspect convicted for murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

A jury returned a verdict on Tuesday, Dec. 8, finding Shane Chamberlain guilty of Murder in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement and Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement... [Read more]