Crime Section

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]

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]

Normandy Park cuts police officers and considers February levy lift election

Normandy Park cuts police officers and considers February levy lift election

by Jack Mayne It was a long and at times a contentious meeting that ended with cutting two city police officers and other changes to balance the city’s 2015 budget at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. At... [Read more]

Driver smashes into power pole in Normandy Park Wednesday morning

Driver smashes into power pole in Normandy Park Wednesday morning

The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that Officers were on the scene of a vehicle vs. power pole collision at SW 174th and 4th Ave SW (map below) Wednesday morning, Nov. 25. Police say that... [Read more]

PODCAST: Mental health facility to move to Kent; Jack Mayne; Snow? & more

PODCAST: Mental health facility to move to Kent; Jack Mayne; Snow? & more

Here’s episode #29 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]

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

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

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 $276,000 to save the jobs of two city police... [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]

PHOTOS: Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

PHOTOS: Normandy Park Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

The Normandy Park Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying this suspect, wanted in relation to a burglary that happened around 12:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Nov. 12: The burglary... [Read more]

Normandy Park City Council told Levy Lift Lid could pass on a new special ballot

Normandy Park City Council told Levy Lift Lid could pass on a new special ballot

by Jack Mayne Let’s try that Levy Lift Lid in a new ballot now that people realize how drastic the cuts would have to be after its failure, citizens and the Normandy Park Police Guild urged the City... [Read more]

Rankin blames Council for levy lid loss which caused police force cuts

Rankin blames Council for levy lid loss which caused police force cuts

by Jack Mayne Normandy Park will lose two police officers and not hire a third as the city chopped over a half million from its budget due to the loss at the polls on Nov. 3 of a proposal to increase the... [Read more]