Man threatens violence at movie theater | FW crime blotter

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Federal Way Police Department.
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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

• Movie theater threat: At 11:48 p.m. Feb. 2 at 1928 S. Commons, a 911 caller reported that a male in a movie theater was intoxicated. The male made threats to kill people and complained about the movie being racist. The suspect was described as a 6-foot-2 black male wearing a black jacket and scarf. All movie theaters were checked and the suspect was not located.

• Puppy thief: At 5:06 p.m. Feb. 1 in the 1900 block of SW Campus Drive, an unknown male approached a woman, pushed her to the ground, grabbed her puppy and took off running. He dropped the Boston terrier puppy about 20 or 30 feet away. The woman recovered her puppy, and no injuries were reported.

• Rape: At 10:16 p.m. Feb. 2, a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted by a male roommate.

• Traffic accident: At 10:42 p.m. Feb. 2 in the 2400 block of South Star Lake Road, officers responded to a traffic accident. One vehicle was on the sidewalk with major front-end damage. The other vehicle was turned over on its top in the middle of the street. Both drivers were taken to the hospital. A witness said he smelled alcohol on the driver who allegedly caused the collision. The driver was arrested and his blood was drawn for testing.

• Sliding glass door prowler: At 10:48 a.m. Feb. 2 in the 1800 block of SW 308th Place, a victim heard the screen on her sliding glass door open in the living room. She walked out from her bedroom to see a young male with a stocky build and red-hooded sweatshirt walking away from the apartment patio. Nothing was reported stolen. The victim thinks she left her sliding glass door open.

• Punched over alcohol: At 5:18 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Safeway at 28810 Military Road S., a suspect selected four bottles of alcohol and one bottle of salsa. The cashier told him it was not the correct hours to sell alcohol. The suspect ran from the cashier with the basket of items, exited the front door and punched another employee who was already standing outside. The employee complained of pain and a visible injury from the punch. The suspect dropped the basket and entered a waiting vehicle, which then fled the scene. Police located the suspects after an employee provided license plate information.

• Down with the devil: At 12:05 a.m. Feb. 2 at 2501 Gateway Center, a 911 call arrived from movie theater security guard regarding a man who was intoxicated, said phrases like "Down with the devil," and did not know where he was, according to the report.

• Man wears only shorts and one sock: At 11:02 p.m. Feb. 3 in the 2200 block of South 330th Street, an officer responded to the scene of a man who was yelling obscenities while two family members held him down. The man was wearing only shorts and one sock on a cold rainy night, and was bleeding from wounds caused by falling on the road and being held down. The man smelled strongly of alcohol and was combative. He was later detained in handcuffs so that he would not hurt himself or others.

• Kicked by boyfriend: At 10:55 p.m. Feb. 3 in the 2400 block of South Star Lake Road, a woman reported that she had an argument with her live-in boyfriend. They have two kids in common. The boyfriend kicked her one time, but she had no pain or injuries and did not want to pursue assault charges, according to the report. The boyfriend took their youngest child and left in one of their vehicles. She said he would not harm the child. Police contacted the boyfriend. No charges were reported.

• Fishtailing at Jack in the Box: At 10:46 p.m. Feb. 3 in the 2100 block of SW 336th Street, an officer observed a vehicle driving recklessly in the parking lot of Jack in the Box. The vehicle was traveling at high speeds and was fishtailing. The driver was arrested and cited for DUI.

• Stolen tires: At 3:31 p.m. Feb. 3 at 34611 16th Ave. S., police received a report that a tan 1999 Jeep Cherokee pulled up in front of the Pep Boys auto store and stole four tires that were stacked in front of the building. Total value of the tires was reported as $563.23. No suspects or license plate information was provided. The theft occurred with employees present, but they couldn't stop it, according to the report.

• Super Bowl violence: At 3:02 p.m. Feb. 3 in the 28900 block of 28th Place South, police responded to two people in a verbal argument. One was intoxicated and wanted the other to leave, but the other person refused to leave until a friend picked her up after the Super Bowl. No injuries were reported, and the second person received a domestic violence pamphlet. At 3:57 p.m., police returned and arrested the first person for assault.

• Steering wheel club: At 2:40 p.m. Feb. 2 in the 33100 block of 1st Place SW, a victim reported her Honda was stolen from her complex. The vehicle was equipped with a steering wheel club.

• Whiskey thief: At 2:27 p.m. Feb. 3 at 32015 Pacific Highway S., a suspect was cited for shoplifting $21.98 worth of whiskey and trespassing at Rite Aid. The case has been forwarded to the prosecutor's office.

• Slashed tires: At 1:10 p.m. Feb. 2 in the 33400 block of 41st Avenue SW, a victim reported that two tires on her vehicle had been slashed. She did not know the make and model of the tires, but estimated the cost of damage at $200. No witnesses or suspects were reported.

• Very, very drunk driver: At 1:31 p.m. Feb. 3 in the 33600 block of Pacific Highway South, a citizen reported seeing a man driving erratically, and followed the vehicle. The officer caught up, stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver for DUI. The driver had blood-alcohol content (BAC) readings of 0.308 and 0.320, according to the report. The vehicle was impounded. The suspect was cited and released.

• Assault with a cane: At 11:54 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 1400 block of SW 312th Street, police responded to the scene of a disturbance involving a male and female who had been roommates for five years. A verbal argument turned physical when the male struck the female in the ankle one time with his cane. The assault caused bruising and swelling to her ankle, according to the report. The male was arrested for assault and booked into SCORE jail.

• Drugs, etc.: At 8:53 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 34500 block of 16th Avenue South, officers responded to a call of a drug possession. Officers found drugs on a suspect and paraphernalia in his vehicle. The suspect was arrested, processed and released pending charges, which were forwarded to the prosecutor for filing.

• With friends like these: At 8:40 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 33000 block of 29th Avenue South, a victim said he had a party at his house with friends and some of their friends. The victim was unable to find his wallet in the house, and after checking around, he found the wallet in the front yard. The wallet was missing his Social Security card, his debit card and $4 in cash. No witnesses or suspects were reported.

• Wallet vanishes overnight: At 7:21 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 27300 block of 24th Avenue South, a woman reported that she placed her wallet on the nightstand beside her bed and went to sleep. The wallet contained her credit cards, ID and $2 in cash. When she awoke, the wallet was missing. Her bedroom door and window were locked, and nothing else was reported missing. The woman said she would check some more in her room.

• Pushing each other: At 5:37 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 200 block of SW 319th Lane, police responded to a domestic dispute that began when the male came home late. The couple argued and only pushed each other. No injuries were reported.

• Thief in front yard: At 4 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 29600 block of 8th Avenue South, a victim reported hearing a noise coming from the front yard. When he walked outside, he saw a white male in his 30s, wearing a dark stocking cap and grayish flannel shirt, standing in the front yard. The victim said the male was holding two silver badges from his car and fled in a vehicle that was parked in the street. Four hubcaps were also stolen, according to the report.

• Other women: At 4:01 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 29400 block of Pacific Highway South, police responded to a domestic disturbance. A verbal argument resulted from the male being accused of talking to other women. Both parties denied violence.


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