Crime Section

BREAKING: Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council

BREAKING: Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus... [Read more]

Jail budget down with new facility, says police chief

Jail budget down with new facility, says police chief

by Jack Mayne The city’s first homicide in 28 years and a new and less expensive jail facility in nearby Des Moines were the major points in Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis’ third annual report... [Read more]

Sgt. Larry Laswell retires after 35 years with Normandy Park Police Department

Sgt. Larry Laswell retires after 35 years with Normandy Park Police Department

by Jack Mayne Thirty-five years is not unusual for a police officer to serve until retirement, but that number of years on one city police force is a rarity these days, as Police Sgt. Larry Laswell retires... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police warns residents about locking mailbox thefts

Normandy Park Police warns residents about locking mailbox thefts

The Normandy Park Police Department issued the following warning to residents on Thursday, Feb. 26: “We received a report from the mail carrier in the south end of the City, that many of the locking... [Read more]

Reports of shots fired at bus stop in Normandy Park Friday night

Reports of shots fired at bus stop in Normandy Park Friday night

The Normandy Park Police Department says that at around 9 p.m. on Friday night, Feb. 13, there were several reports of shots fired in the 18200 block of 1st Ave South. According to one reporting party,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

Missing foreign currency? Police arrest vehicle prowl suspect with lots of cash

Missing foreign currency? Police arrest vehicle prowl suspect with lots of cash

Thursday morning (Jan. 15), around 12:30 a.m., Normandy Park Police Officer Norris arrested a white male in the 1200 block of SW Shorebrook Drive with a large amount of foreign currency on him, and police... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police release statement on recent increase in car prowls/thefts

Normandy Park Police release statement on recent increase in car prowls/thefts

The Normandy Park Police Department announced on Saturday (Jan. 10) that they have taken 10 vehicle prowl reports over the last three days. All of the vehicle prowls have occurred at night. The first two... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police chase car prowlers in stolen vehicle

Normandy Park Police chase car prowlers in stolen vehicle

The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting a short chase of a stolen vehicle by an officer Wednesday morning at 1:46 a.m. (Dec. 18). An Officer was called to suspicious activity – a possible car... [Read more]