15 people kicked out of illegal camp in woods | Federal Way Police Blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Fight in progress: At 10:54 a.m. Oct. 12 in the 2300 block of South 288th Street, police responded to a fight in progress. An officer contacted a 50-year-old man who had called 911 and was standing on the corner of 288th Street and 23rd Place. He told the officer that another man had attempted to cut his throat with a knife, but was no longer at the scene.

Pedestrian vs. driver: At 12:10 p.m. Oct. 12 in the 32200 block of 23rd Avenue South near South 322nd Street, police responded to a dispute between a driver and a pedestrian. The pedestrian had recently been released from Western State Hospital, and told police he became agitated when the driver “encroached” him in the crosswalk. Out of anger, the pedestrian approached the vehicle and damaged the passenger side windshield wiper, rendering it useless. The man was detained and released. Police are waiting for the driver to provide a statement on estimated damage to her vehicle.

Tent city: At 1:56 p.m. Oct. 12 in the 3700 block of South 320th Street, police responded to a report of illegal camps in the wooded areas owned by South King Fire and Rescue. A walk-through revealed a large “tent city” being established, and 15 people were banned from the property. The people in the woods said they had come from parcels near Kitts Corner and 1900 South 304th Street.

Running across the road: At 9:36 p.m. Oct. 12 in the 33100 block of Pacific Highway South, police responded to a report of a female acting strangely and running across the road. Upon contact, it was discovered the female had a warrant. She was arrested and claimed she had swallowed heroin. She was transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.

Dad punches daughter: At 5:56 p.m. Oct. 13 in the 34500 block of 9th Avenue South, police responded to a physical domestic violence dispute between a father and daughter in a parking lot. It was determined that the father had punched his daughter in the head, causing pain and injury. The father was booked into SCORE Jail.

Misunderstood hug: At 1:13 p.m. Oct. 13 in the 32300 block of 1st Avenue South, a resident at at the Hallmark Manor nursing home reported to staff that she observed a nurse shake her breasts in the face of another resident during dinner. The resident was contacted and said he was hugged from the side by the nurse, and that there was nothing inappropriate about the nurse’s actions. Other witnesses stated the nurse hugged the male from the side and that there was nothing inappropriate.

Suicidal subject: At 12:45 a.m. Oct. 13 in the 32100 block of 6th Avenue Southwest, a man was placed under arrest for DUI and told officers he had planned to commit suicide that night by driving off a cliff. The man said he was upset after being out of work the past two months because of a knee injury. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Golf cart getaway: At 3:04 p.m. Oct. 14 in the 800 block of Southwest 312th Street, a witness reported that a white male in his 30s had jumped the fence into a construction site, stole a golf cart, then drove out the front gate after dismantling the hinges. The golf cart fled the scene traveling eastbound on Southwest 312th Street and was not located. No suspect has been identified.

Jaywalking: At 12:17 a.m. Oct. 14 in the 32300 block of Pacific Highway South, an officer saw a man jaywalking about 20 feet away from the crosswalk with a bicycle in tow. The man had a warrant for an assault charge, and during a search, the officer found brass knuckles in the man’s pocket. The man was booked into SCORE Jail.

Satan’s Neighborhood: At 9:58 a.m. Oct. 14, neighbors called 911 to report than an unknown person had spray-painted a sign with a swastika and “666” at Southwest 349th Place and 27th Avenue Southwest. Police cleaned off the red paint. There was also red paint on the road saying “Satan’s Neighborhood.” The city’s public works department was advised of that graffiti. No suspects have been identified. A city-owned sign at Coronado Park, 2501 SW 349th Place, was also vandalized with red spray paint.

Bloody face: At 6:44 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 1600 block of Southwest 325th Place, a caller reported seeing a male punch a woman in the face. A second caller reported seeing a woman with a bloody face walk by. The woman and man had walked to a nearby house. They told police that she was hit in the face by a baseball while playing catch in a nearby park. Police determined her injuries were consistent with a baseball to the face. Aid was declined and no crime was committed.

Suspicious men: At 4:03 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 1900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, a woman called 911 to report that she saw two unfamiliar males near her 2-year-old child in the parking lot outside her residence. When the men saw her, they immediately got into a silver car and drove away. She described the men as two black males in their 20s. An investigation was unable to determine if any crime had taken place.

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