Stranger scares children at elementary school | Federal Way Police Blotter

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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Stowaway: At 5:27 a.m. on March 9 in the 30000 block of Ninth Ave. S., a person reported that they had discovered an unknown person in the back of his or her truck after driving home from Burien. According to the report, the unconscious stowaway was involuntarily checked into a local hospital.

Coins stolen: At 8:15 a.m. on March 9 in the 30000 block of Pacific Highway S., unknown suspects stole approximately $150 in coins from a machine at a carwash.

Wreathes stolen: At 2:29 p.m. on March 9 in the 2400 block of SW 349th Place, the victim reported that unknown suspects had stolen two decorative wreathes from his or her property. According to the victim, the two wreathes total value was approximately $500. The victim believed an in-home care nurse assigned to them may have been responsible for the thefts, but could provide no evidence to back the allegation.

Expensive sunglasses stolen: At 2:34 a.m. on March 7 in the 2000 block of S. 320th St., unknown suspects broke into the victims vehicle and stole a number of items within. According to the report, the victim reported that one of the stolen items, a pair of sunglasses, was valued at $3,000.

Man has gun pointed at him: At 3:09 a.m. on March 8 in the 28000 block of Military Road S., a man reported that an unknown suspect pointed a gun at him. According to the report, the man was in his vehicle driving when the suspect brandished the weapon. The report was unclear whether the suspect was also driving a vehicle or not, although it did note an area check of police was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.

Man stabbed in neck: At 6:13 a.m. on March 8 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway S., a woman stabbed her boyfriend in the neck with a kitchen knife. According to the report, the motive for the stabbing was the boyfriend attempting to pass off a pair of used shoes as a gift to the woman.

Counterfeit bill: At 12:02 a.m. on March 7 in the 31000 block of 20th Ave. S., a man paid for a delivery pizza with a counterfeit $50 bill. The bill was handed over to police as evidence.

Gas siphoned: At 8:23 a.m. on March 7 in the 100 block of S. 344th St., a business reported that unknown suspects had cut the fuel lines on two of the company’s vehicles and siphoned the fuel from those vehicles.

Hacker embarrasses girl: At 9:37 a.m. on Feb. 25 at an undisclosed address, a father reported that an unknown hacker had gained access to his 16-year-old daughter’s iCloud account. According to the report, the unknown hacker used that access to send nude photos the girl had stored in her iCloud account to the father.

Squatters rousted from old district building: At 6:11 p.m. on March 7 in the 31000 block of 18th Ave. S., police discovered five squatters inhabiting the old Educational Service Center building. According to the report, the interior of the building was in bad shape and it appeared that many people had been stripping copper wire, etc. out of the building recently.

Stranger worries children: At 8:59 a.m. on March 7 in the 200 block of S. 328th St., police responded to a suspicious person call at Mirror Lake Elementary. According to the report, four students had been waiting for the bus on South 328th, when a man across the street motioned for them to come over to him. The report notes the “children thought this was concerning and began running towards First Avenue South, where they met up with a parent.” The man “started jogging east bound on South 328th” and “never spoke to the children and only made motioning gestures for the children to come to him.”

Women accuses firefighters of stealing purse: At 11:27 a.m., on Feb. 26 in the 1900 block of SW Campus Drive, a woman reported that she believed South King Fire and Rescue personnel had stolen her purse while they treated her on Feb. 23. According to the report, the woman has no recollection of the day she was treated and only recalls waking up in the hospital the next day. The report notes the woman had asked the hospital if they had her purse, with the hospital indicating they did not. The report notes that when asked if she or anyone else witnessed SKFR personnel stealing her purse, the woman replied, “You guys always stick together.” The woman was advised to gather information on the day she was treated by SKFR and advised to file a complaint with SKFR.


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