Man tries to hack gas station ATM | Federal Way crime blotter
October 17, 2011 · 7:23 PM
Following is sample from the Federal Way police log:
• “Skimming” attempt: At 12:33 a.m. Oct. 15 in the 1600 block of SW 312th Street, a man entered a gas station and went to the ATM located in the store. According to the police report, the man placed a white box against the ATM. When asked what he was doing by the gas station attendant, the man replied he was “trying to get credit card numbers.” After being questioned by the attendant, the man left on foot. According to the police report, it is unknown if the man was successfully able to acquire any credit card numbers.
• “Honey, let me in! Honey?”: At 1:33 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 33000 block of 37th Avenue SW, a woman contacted police, saying she lived at the address listed in the police report. According to the report, the woman lives with her boyfriend. There was no altercation between herself and her boyfriend, the report indicates. The woman said her boyfriend locked her out of their residence after they returned from the bars that night.
• Welding equipment stolen: At 1:38 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 4300 block of South 333rd Street, a man reported that approximately $2,300 worth of welding equipment was stolen out of his garage. According to the police report, the man has video surveillance equipment, which captured the theft. The suspect is a man in his 20s with dark hair and a short beard, according to the report. The video footage showed that an older model silver Ford F250 drove up and that the suspect placed the equipment in the truck and left the scene in that vehicle. The report noted that the victim indicated he did not recognize the suspect.
• Purse on the car roof: At 11:21 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 32000 block of 33rd Avenue South, a woman reported that she left her purse on top of her vehicle overnight. By the time she realized this the next day, the purse was gone. According to the police report, the woman had a number of credit cards and other sensitive information in the purse. The woman was able to successfully cancel all credit cards and report the issue to her bank. No fraudulent activity had occurred, according to the report.
• When friends with benefits won’t leave: At 2:23 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 30000 block of 1st Avenue South, a woman called police for assistance to get a guest to leave her residence. According to the report, the woman and her guest, a man, have an “on again, off again intimate relationship.” The man had stayed the night previously, and had not yet left the residence. The woman was afraid to ask him to leave. According to the report, the man was escorted from the premises without incident.
• Stolen gun: At 3:28 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 5700 block of SW Dash Point Road, a man reported that his car had been broken into and that $450 worth of personal items were stolen. Among the stolen items was a .38-caliber revolver.
• Counterfeit $20: At 1:51 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South, a man entered a gas station and attempted to pay for gas using a fake $20 bill. The attendant was able to tell immediately that the bill was fake. Once the suspect’s attempt failed, the police report notes that he exited the store quickly, got in his vehicle and drove off.
• Man found dead: At 9:15 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 2100 block of SW 352nd Street, police were dispatched to check on the welfare of a man. Upon arrival, they knocked on the door of the man’s residence and received no response. The report shows that police then spoke with neighbors, who said they had not seen the man for some time and thought he had moved out. According to the police report, officers then spoke with the property manager, who gave them the keys to the man’s residence. Upon entering, police found the man dead on his kitchen floor. The police report notes there were no signs of suspicious activity, and that the man’s next of kin were contacted.