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Gloved hand reaches into victim's window | FW crime blotter

The Federal Way Police Department can be reached at (253) 835-6700. - Courtesy photo
The Federal Way Police Department can be reached at (253) 835-6700.
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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

• Gloved hand comes through woman's open window: At 5:06 a.m. May 5 in the 28000 block of 26th Avenue South, the victim reported she was in her bedroom with the window open and the blinds closed. A gloved hand came through the window and attempted to pull the blinds up. The victim made a noise, and the gloved hand disappeared. According to the report, police conducted an area check, but were unable to find any suspicious individuals in their search.

• Husband attacked by wife: At 4:04 a.m. May 4 in the 2600 block of SW 327th Street, a husband and wife came home from a night of dancing. According to the report, at some point after returning home, the wife discovered a message to the husband from one of the husband's "female friends." Despite the husband's best explanations, the wife became angry and attacked him, scratching his face and shoulders and causing bleeding. The wife was arrested for assault/domestic violence.

• Dog attacked by two other dogs: At 10:45 a.m. May 4 in the 29000 block of 25th Place South, a German Shepherd was attacked by two other dogs. According to the report, one of the attacking dogs had been labeled "potentially dangerous" in 2010. The report notes the dangerous dog's owner voluntarily gave up the dog, and the dog is now in quarantine at the Tacoma Humane Society.

• Vehicle prowl at church parking lot: At 10:48 a.m. May 4 in the 300 block of South 312th Street, a man's vehicle was broken into in a church parking lot while he attended a meeting at the church. According to the report, a bag containing a number of personal electronics, along with other belongings, was stolen from the vehicle.

• HVAC units targeted by copper wire thieves: At 1:51 p.m. May 4 in the 34000 block of 11th Place South, unknown suspects entered the victim's property and removed $25,000 in copper wiring and metal from five HVAC units on the property.

• Model home broken into: At 10:45 a.m. May 5 in the 34000 block of 11th Avenue SW, a real estate agent reported that a "model" home for a development had been broken into. According to the report, the unknown suspects moved the kitchen appliances from the kitchen to the garage, but did not appear to have stolen anything. The report notes there was some damage to the floors of the kitchen and other parts of the home from the appliances being dragged across the floors.

• Would-be Xbox thief arrested: At 2:41 p.m. May 5 in the 2200 block of South Commons, a man was arrested for attempting to steal an Xbox console from a store.

• Woman recovers stolen phone: At 4:15 p.m. May 5 in the 1200 block of South 320th Street, a woman had taken her phone with her as she used a public restroom. According to the report, the woman absent-mindedly left the phone in the particular stall she used. Another woman came in shortly afterward to use the same stall, and the phone was gone after that. The victim confronted the woman, who denied taking the phone. The would-be phone thief fled the scene, but the victim followed her to a park. At the park, police and the woman again confronted the other woman, who relented and admitted she took the phone.

• Squatters take over woman's home for weekend: At 8:16 p.m. May 5 in the 1600 block of South 340th Street, a woman reported that her home had been broken into and apparently lived in for the weekend. The report notes that she had left for the weekend and discovered her home had been broken into upon returning. The unknown suspects didn't appear to steal anything, but only lived in the house for the weekend.

• Heroin junkie found passed out in bathroom: At 9:50 p.m. May 5 in the 1200 block of South 320th Street, a man was found passed out in a store's restroom. According to the report, the man had apparently overdosed or passed out from an injection of heroin, because the needed paraphernalia was still tied around his arm and the needle was still in his hand. A search of the man's person also turned up "shaved keys," which are considered burglary tools.

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