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Victim says no to pot, gets ripped off | Federal Way crime blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

• Say no to drugs and get your PSP stolen: At 1:34 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 2100 block of South 320th Street, a victim was approached by a man, who offered to sell the victim marijuana. The victim refused and walked away. As they walked away, the victim pulled out a PlayStation Portable gaming device and started to use it. As the victim walked, the man who offered to sell the marijuana took the PSP from the victim and got into a vehicle, which then promptly left the area.

• Bank account hacked: At 11:05 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 2400 block of South Star Lake Road, the victim notified police that approximately $100 had been deducted from her bank account without her knowledge. According to the report, the victim believes an ex-boyfriend may be responsible, but was unsure.

• DVD player and meds stolen: At 11:56 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 35000 block of 25th Avenue SW, a person’s car was broken into through the passenger side window. According to the police report, the victim had a DVD player worth approximately $220 stolen from the car, along with a number of medications kept in the glovebox.

• I want my weed pipe: At 2:36 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 30000 block of 17th Avenue SW, the victim reported her ex-boyfriend had broken into her house through the sliding glass door. According to the police report, the suspect had texted the victim earlier in the day to tell the victim he would stop by to get his “weed pipe” back. Once the suspect arrived, however, he pushed past the victim, and took $370 from the victim’s jewelry box. The victim then left the scene.

• Armed with a glass bowl: At 5:49 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 2200 block of SW 352nd Street, police responded to a domestic violence call. According to the police report, the suspect had attacked his/her 13-year-old brother by punching and scratching him. The attack left visible marks on the victim. Also according to the police report, the suspect threatened the life of the same brother and “armed themselves with a large glass bowl.”

• Domestic violence: At 1:27 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 33000 block of 10th Avenue SW, police responded to a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, they found a man who said he and his girlfriend had gotten into a fight that turned physical. According to the police report, the man had a bloody lip. The man’s girlfriend was arrested and booked.

• You know you did it, man: At 9:02 a.m. Oct. 20 in the 35000 block of 10th Avenue SW, police responded to a call regarding two men arguing. According to the report, the two men are housemates and were arguing over a broken window on a camper. The owner of the camper said his housemate broke the window, while the housemate said the owner had broken the window when parking and hit part of the house. The owner of the camper later admitted he had broken the window when parking the camper.

• Car thief breaks into another car: At 9:31 a.m. Oct. 20 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South, a person reported observing someone breaking into a vehicle and removing items. According to the police report, the suspect then got into another vehicle and drove off. The reporting party was able to get the license plate number of the thief’s car, which came back as being stolen out of Seattle.

• More bank account hacking: At 10:27 a.m. Oct. 20 in the 2100 block of SW 338th Street, the victim contacted police to notify them that someone had used the victim’s Bank of America account to pay for a number of credit card bills, none of which were the victim’s. The victim also reported receiving “phone” bank statements due to this activity. According to the report, the victim was already in touch with the bank about this fraudulent activity.

 

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