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Teens assault homeless man | Federal Way Police Blotter
Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Chainsaws stolen: At 3:56 a.m. on Feb. 23 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway S., unknown suspects broke into the victim’s work vehicle and stole two chainsaws. According to the report, it appeared the suspect(s) punched out the driver’s side door lock to gain entry to the vehicle.
Cat trapped: At 2:26 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the 1000 block of S. 316th St., an officer responded to a report of a cat inside some sort of trap. According to the report, the cat suffered injuries because of the trap and had to be treated by veterinarians.
Mailbox broken into: At 6:46 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the 28000 block of 26th Ave. S., the victim reported that unknown suspects broke into his secured mailbox. The victim estimated damage to the mailbox to be approximately $100 and indicated he was uncertain if any mail was stolen.
Shoplifter makes off with a lot of merchandise: At 8:10 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway S., Ross Dress for Less reported an unknown black male stole approximately $400 in clothing items from the store. According to the report, the suspect was able to do this by secreting the stolen items in a bag he was already carrying.
Man stabbed by brother: At 10 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway S., a man was stabbed by his brother during an argument. According to the report, the victim was initially uncooperative with police regarding who stabbed him, but eventually relented and implicated his brother.
Cited for trying to dodge taxi fare: At 12:54 a.m. on Feb. 22 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway S., a man was cited for attempting to not pay a $42.50 taxi fare.
Man under influence arrested on outstanding warrants: At 2:23 a.m. on Feb. 22 in the 35000 block of 25th Ave. SW, a man returned to his residence under the influence of an unknown substance. According to the report, the man was sweating profusely and was unaware of his surroundings. At one point, the report notes, the man had to be physically restrained by those on-scene. The report also notes the man had an active felony burglary warrant and was arrested once police obtained that information.
Evidence to another crime discovered in homeowner’s yard: At 7:56 a.m. on Feb. 22 in the 30000 block of 22nd Ave. SW, a homeowner discovered two unknown bags in his or her backyard. According to the report, the bags contained numerous jewelry items, which police believed may have been related to a reported burglary case. The report also notes the items were placed into safekeeping at police headquarters.
Burglars steal cats: At 6:36 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the 30000 block of 14th Ave. S., unknown suspects broke into the victim’s residence and stole $1,000 in jewelry, a laptop computer and two 12-year-old cats. The report notes the suspect(s) also stole a bag from the victim’s residence in order to carry the stolen items.
Internet porn leads to argument: At 9:21 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the 100 block of S. 332nd Place, police responded to reports of an argument between a man and a woman. According to the report, the argument stemmed from the woman catching the man “indulging in explicit Internet pornography.”
Homeless man assaulted by teens: At 9:09 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the 2000 block of S. 320th St., a group of teens assaulted a homeless man. According to the report, the man was sleeping in the area when the teens woke him up. The homeless man had some “words” for the teens regarding this development, at which time the teens assaulted him and then fled the area. The report notes the victim was mostly uncooperative with police, refusing medical treatment or giving a written statement.
Missing person found: At 2:43 p.m. on Feb. 15 at The Commons Mall, a 22-year-old female with severe disabilities walked away from her counselor while on a lunch date at the mall. The woman was unable to be immediately located, but was located by Seattle police the next day.
Wandering child wearing diaper: At 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway S., police responded to a report of a 2-year-old child found wandering in a parking lot wearing only a diaper. The report notes the temperature at the time of the report was approximately 40 degrees. Officers were able to reunite the child with his mother and no criminal investigation took place.
Sex offense allegation: At 9:58 a.m. on Feb. 12, officers were dispatched to investigate an allegation of a sex crime that took place in the 100 block of SW Campus Drive. According to the report, the victim is a 13-year-old male and the police investigation is ongoing.
Student harassment: At 12:26 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the 36000 block of First Ave. S., police were dispatched to a report of an assault on a 13-year-old female. According to the report, other juveniles assaulted and harassed the victim and the report was being forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor for review.