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Son and daughter find dead father | FW crime blotter
Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
• Son and daughter discover father dead: At 11:43 a.m. Feb. 24 at an undisclosed location, a daughter and son broke into their father's residence after several days of not hearing from him. According to the report, the two discovered their father dead. The report notes that detectives were dispatched to the scene because of "suspicious circumstances." An autopsy was conducted Monday and the cause of death has not been determined, according to a police spokeswoman. The King County Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology test results. "The 'suspicious circumstances' are nothing specific other than when police are called to an unattended death," the spokeswoman wrote in an email to The Mirror. "The initial investigation did not reveal anything suspicious."
• Suspicious vehicle: At 12:57 a.m. Feb. 24 in the 32000 block of 16th Avenue SW, police contacted the occupants of a suspicious vehicle. Upon contact, one occupant gave a false name until correctly identifying himself, at which point it was discovered that the occupant had two active warrants. The other occupant consented to a search of the vehicle, at which time stolen mail and a methamphetamine pipe were discovered.
• Vehicle window smashed: At 3:07 a.m. Feb. 24 in the 36000 block of 9th Avenue SW, a man reported that the rear window of his vehicle had been smashed by unknown suspects throwing a rock. According to the report, the man was staying at a friend's house and heard the window break, but was unable to identify any suspects or a suspect vehicle.
• Counterfeit $50: At 5:18 a.m. Feb. 24 in the 31000 block of Pacific Highway South, a suspect paid for a pack of cigarettes using a counterfeit $50. According to the report, the suspect was contacted at the store, at which time he said he had received the fake bill from a private party whose car he had worked on recently.
• Fight over TV remote turns violent: At 9:14 a.m. Feb. 24 in the 35000 block of 25th Avenue SW, a man was struck in his face by his mother when they argued over the TV remote. According to the report, the mother was arrested for domestic violence.
• Stupid thief: At 2:57 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 2200 block of South Commons, a woman was arrested for attempting to shoplift $119.94 worth of merchandise from the Target store. According to the report, the woman was also in violation of a trespass order, which stemmed from her previous attempts to steal merchandise from Macy's.
• Mother roughs up son: At 9:53 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 34000 block of 30th Avenue SW, a mother physically attacked her son and was arrested for domestic violence. According to the report, the son alleged that his mother had squeezed his throat twice, slapped him, and spit in his face. The report said the son had an abrasion on his arm from his mother forcibly pushing him into a wall.
• 14-year-old plays White Knight: At 12:29 a.m. Feb. 23 in the 2500 block of South 286th Place, a young woman was being threatened by a young man. At some point, a 14-year-old boy interjected and fought the young man who was threatening the young woman. The report notes the young man showed visible injuries, but was uncooperative with police.
• Drunk mom tries to get son in trouble: At 10:55 a.m. Feb. 23 in the 28000 block of Pacific Highway South, a woman alleged that her son had choked her during an argument. According to the report, the woman was heavily intoxicated and later recanted her allegation. Instead, a witness related the woman had tried to goad her son by poking at him, at which time he pushed her hands away.
• Goes on Craigslist, finds his stolen car: At 10:04 a.m. Feb. 23 in the 35000 block of Enchanted Parkway South, a man reported that he had found his recently stolen car being sold for parts on Craigslist. The victim had initiated contact with the seller and turned those communications over to police.