Man spreads unknown substance on security camera | Federal Way crime blotter

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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

• Man messes with security camera: At 10:10 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 800 block of South 312th Street, the reporting party said he observed a male on a ladder near a security camera. When confronted, the male wiped the front of the camera and said he didn't like being watched. The male took the ladder and left on foot. The reporting party looked at surveillance footage and observed the male servicing the building earlier that day. The male propped open a rear door and returned with a ladder. He climbed the ladder and spread an unknown substance on the camera. No arrests were reported.

• Weed and a weapon: At 1:16 p.m. Oct. 19 at Truman High School, a police officer at the school searched the backpack of a student and found 8.91 grams of marijuana. Some of the marijuana was individually packaged for sale, according to the report. The officer found a folding knife with a 3.5-inch blade in the student's back pocket. The student was arrested and released at the scene, according to the report.

• Sexual cyberstalking: At 5:26 p.m. Oct. 19 in the 32000 block of 9th Avenue South, the victim reported that a male suspect had been sending her pictures of his penis and other text messages soliciting her for sex. This had been going on for a long period of time, according to the report. The victim said she had asked the suspect repeatedly to stop sending these messages to her phone, but it continued to happen. The suspect recently sent her a voice message asking her to "f---," according to the report. The suspect was arrested for cyberstalking, according to the report.

• While you were sleeping: At 7:58 a.m. Oct. 20 in the 32000 block of 19th Place South, a victim reported that a suspect entered her apartment through a bedroom window and stole $550 in cash, eight packs of cigarettes and 40 methadone pills. The victim believed the items were stolen from the bedroom while she was asleep. No suspects or arrests were reported.

• Copper theft: At 5:24 p.m. Oct. 20 in the 32000 block of 16th Place SW, a burglary was reported. The incident took place the night before. About $2,000 in copper wiring was stolen, and about $500 in damage was done to the building's wall. No witnesses or suspects were reported.

• Fliers depict man's injured face: At 8:05 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 33000 block of Pacific Highway South, an employee at Ernie's gas station flagged down a police officer who was refueling his vehicle. The employee said that the previous day, a male came in and gave her a folder with photos of his face with significant injuries that he claimed police had done to him during an arrest at an unknown date. The male asked the clerk to hand out copies of the fliers to customers.

• Dookie happens: At 11 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 30800 block of Pacific Highway South, a victim reported that an unknown suspect smeared feces all over the door to his apartment. The victim didn't know who might have done it. The apartment complex's management cleaned up the mess.

• Struck by a three foot object: At 11:12 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 2400 block of SW 307th Street, police responded to a report of an assault. A male had entered the victim's residence and assaulted him with a "three foot object." The victim was struck several times and lost consciousness, according to the report. The victim suffered an injury to his left forearm, a laceration behind his right ear, and several bruises to his upper back. The suspect fled in a vehicle.

• Man and woman fight on kid's birthday: At 11:05 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 33000 block of 41st Way South, police responded to a domestic dispute. A woman called 911 to report a man was attempting to break into her house by kicking the front door and throwing rocks at windows. The man told the officer that the woman was having a dispute with his mother and would not let him speak to their child, on his birthday, out of retaliation. The man said he lived at the location and left the day prior due to a verbal dispute. There were no signs of a physical altercation. The day before, police responded to a verbal dispute at the residence between the same two people.

• Cafe Arizona fight: At 12:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 2000 block of South 320th Street, a fight broke out on the dance floor at Cafe Arizona. One victim was punched in the face and head several times. Another victim was kicked in the left knee and taken to a hospital. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived, and nobody knew the suspect's name.

• Not suicidal today: At 12:59 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 31500 block of 1st Avenue South, police responded to a domestic dispute. A verbal argument ensued between a parent and daughter when the daughter came home late. The daughter had a history of suicidal threats, according to the report, but stated that she was not suicidal on this night.

• Electronics stolen: At 2:25 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 31500 block of 1st Avenue South, a residential burglary was reported. The victim said three computers and cell phones were among several electronic items stolen sometime in the preceding five hours, according to the report. The victim estimated the loss at $8,200.

• Drug paraphernalia on display: At 2:18 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 2400 block of South Star Lake Road, police investigated a call about a possible domestic assault. Upon arrival, police found drug paraphernalia displayed openly in the house. A suspect signed a consent to search form. Officers found marijuana and paraphernalia in various places inside the house. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor for review, according to the report. The alleged assault was found to be verbal only.

• Domestic assault: At 2:56 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 800 block of SW 355th Court, a victim reported that she was assaulted by her boyfriend, who allegedly attempted to strangle her by using his forearm. The suspect was arrested and transported to the SCORE jail.

• Pawn shop gun: At 3:16 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 2400 block of South 315th Lane, a victim reported that a handgun was stolen from the glove box inside his vehicle, which was parked outside an apartment complex. There was no damage to the vehicle. The victim had no information on the gun, according to the report, but said he would get more information from the pawn shop where he bought the gun.

• Runaway: At 3:18 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 3400 block of 2nd Lane South, a juvenile runaway was returned to her mother.

• Graffiti on school district property: At 12:19 p.m. Oct. 21 at 31405 8th Ave. S., an employee at Federal Way Public Schools reported that an unknown suspect vandalized a property with blue spray paint. The suspect painted "PSK" and "SENOE" on several walls and doors. Damage was estimated at $300. The case was closed pending further developments or leads.

• Busy shoplifter: At 1:38 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Commons mall, a suspect was arrested after stealing $118 worth of clothing from Macy's. During the search, police found eight merchandise return cards from various stores that were likely obtained by fraudulent returns, according to the report. The suspect was booked into the Enumclaw jail on a confirmed $50,000 warrant.

• Robbery suspect: At 3:28 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 1700 block of South 352nd Street, an adult male suspect was arrested for his involvement in a strong arm robbery at Home Depot. Later that afternoon, an employee presented an officer on the scene with six wallets that the employee said were left at the store on various days. Police contacted one of the wallet's owners. The other five wallets were booked into evidence.

• Ex-wife's car: At 9:12 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 2500 block of Gateway Center Place, a victim reported an assault by his ex-wife in the parking lot of Gateway Center Cinema, when she allegedly struck him with her car. No arrests were reported.











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