Crime Section

Rare Normandy Park nighttime burglary quickly solved

Rare Normandy Park nighttime burglary quickly solved

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis says two pre-dawn burglary attempts were solved within hours. “Due to the fantastic police work by Officer Dave Unger and Officer Jeremy Hedrick, we have arrested... [Read more]

UPDATE: Des Moines Police find missing teen, return him to family

UPDATE: Des Moines Police find missing teen, return him to family

UPDATE: The Des Moines Police Department announced just before 10 p.m. Friday (Feb. 21) that they have successfully located Johnathan Ormsby, a 15-year old white male who suffers from a number of health... [Read more]

Normandy Park crime generally down, arrests and service calls up

Normandy Park crime generally down, arrests and service calls up

by Jack Mayne Burglaries and assaults were down in Normandy Park last year over 2012, Police Chief Chris Gaddis told the City Council Tuesday night. Increases were logged for the number of calls for service,... [Read more]

Accused murderer of 96-year old Normandy Park man pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Accused murderer of 96-year old Normandy Park man pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, was arraigned Monday morning (Feb. 10), and entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea to murder and assault charges for the alleged fatal shooting of Philip Hamlin, a 96-year-old... [Read more]

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Murder and assault charges were filed Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 28) against Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, who is accused of the fatal shooting of a 96-year-old man in his home on Saturday in Normandy Park. The... [Read more]

Mail stolen from US Postal Service truck in Normandy Park Tuesday

Mail stolen from US Postal Service truck in Normandy Park Tuesday

Early Tuesday (Jan. 28), there was a theft from a US Postal service truck in the 19200 block of Normandy Park Drive SW, according to Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis. “The suspect in this... [Read more]

UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in fatal shooting in Normandy Park

UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in fatal shooting in Normandy Park

On Saturday (Jan. 25) afternoon just before 3 p.m., Normandy Park Police responded to a report of a shooting and found a deceased male in the 18500 block of Normandy Terrace SW (map here). Police were... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police warning residents of Publishers Clearing House scam

Normandy Park Police warning residents of Publishers Clearing House scam

The Normandy Park Police are warning residents of a scam involving letters purportedly written by Publishers Clearing House. Officer Hayes and Officer Norris have both taken reports now from victims in... [Read more]

One local family has something to be very grateful for this Thanksgiving Day

One local family has something to be very grateful for this Thanksgiving Day

This Thanksgiving Day, at least one local family is grateful for the extra attention and concern shown their elderly parents – both suffering from dementia and reported missing from their Adult Family... [Read more]

Mailbox vandalism continues in Normandy Park

Mailbox vandalism continues in Normandy Park

From the Normandy Park Police Chief Facebook Page comes this update on mailbox vandalism: There has been another run on mail box vandalism and mail theft. Our Officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle... [Read more]