Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Victim spots stolen car, police engage in pursuit: At 4:47 a.m. on March 30 in the 29000 block of 20th Ave. S., police received a radio call that a recent victim of auto theft had located his or her vehicle and was in the act of following the vehicle at the time of the call. Police were also able to locate the vehicle, at which time the suspect attempted to flee/evade police. The report notes the suspect stopped the vehicle at one point and fled on foot, but police were able to locate the subject with assistance from a K9 unit.
Mailbox break-in: At 8:51 a.m. on March 30 in the 1400 block of SW 304th St., a man reported that unknown suspects ripped the door off of his secured mailbox. The report did not indicate whether any mail was stolen, but did report that the estimated damage to the man’s mailbox was approximately $100.
Helpful citizens: At 11:24 a.m. on March 30 in the 32000 block of 21st Ave. SW, citizens flagged down a passing officer to assist with a disoriented elderly woman. According to the report, the woman had gotten her wheelchair stuck in some grass and was being assisted by concerned citizens. The report notes the woman is a resident of a nearby adult care facility, and that she said she was trying to go to church, which was about five miles away.
Refrigerator stolen: At 6:13 p.m. on March 30 in the 900 block of SW 338th St., unknown suspects entered a soon-to-be-sold house that was fully furnished and stole the refrigerator.
Deaf man has unwanted guest: At 9:32 p.m. on March 30 in the 31000 block of 33rd Place, a deaf man’s sister-in-law contacted police on his behalf to report that a homeless man had been recently entering the deaf man’s residence and not leaving when asked. According to the report, the homeless man thought he was welcome to enter the residence.
Ice cream cakes stolen: At an unreported time on March 30 in the 2300 block of SW 336th St., a store employee reported that two suspects entered the store and stole two ice cream cakes.
Man assaults sister: At 11:15 p.m. on March 30 in the 2400 block of S. 315th St., a man was arrested for assaulting his sister.
Man assaulted in parking lot: At 1:45 a.m. on March 29 in the 28000 block of Military Road S., the victim contacted police to report that a woman assaulted him for unknown reasons in a 7-11 parking lot.
Firearms found in abandoned property: At 3:38 p.m. on March 29 in the 100 block of S. 324th Place, police were contacted to take possession of four firearms that were discovered in an abandoned residence.
Transients trespassed from abandoned home: At 4:38 p.m. on March 29 in the 28000 block of 26th Ave. S., two transients were trespassed from an abandoned home.
Troubled resident escapes again: At 12:26 a.m. on March 27 in the 2400 block of Starlake Road, a woman at an adult care facility was reported as missing. According to the report, the resident is difficult to control and “frequently sneaks out of her bedroom window while her caregivers are using the bathroom.” The report notes the woman has mental capacity issues, but is “well versed in the public transit system and rides busses while she is missing.” Along with this, the report notes the missing woman “seeks out prostitution activity” when she runs away, and has been known to become violent with police. A supplemental report notes the woman was located and returned to the care facility.
Cell phone snatched from woman’s hands at mall: At 6:37 p.m. on March 27 in the 1900 block of S. Commons, a woman reported an unknown suspect stole her cellphone. According to the report, the woman was walking from her car to the entrance of the mall when an unidentified male grabbed her cellphone from her hands and ran off. The report notes the suspect got into a “gold four-door sedan, which drove away as she approached.” The report notes one of the mall businesses had surveillance footage of the incident, although it was difficult for police to ascertain the race of the suspect from the footage.
Man assaulted by strangers who gave him ride: At 3:43 a.m. on March 26 in the 800 block of S. 312th St., police responded to an assault call. According to the report, police found the victim propped up against some soda machines in a grocery store parking lot, bleeding profusely from the mouth. The report notes the victim had a strong smell of alcohol on him and had difficulty relating what happened to him. Police were able to discover that the man said he had gotten a ride from a number of strangers at a 7-11 parking lot. The strangers took him into an unknown cul-de-sac and then asked if he was interested in buying crystal meth. When the victim refused, one of the suspects punched the victim in the face a number of times. The victim’s level of confusion was apparent, as he later told police that the suspect kicked him in the face, instead of punching him. The victim was able to describe the vehicle as a “2000 series, black with dark tinted windows.”
Man brandishes gun at woman: At 9:06 p.m. on March 29 in the 1200 block of SW Campus Drive, a woman reported that an unknown male brandished a gun at her while driving by. The victim said she was walking along the street when what she described as a “an older model … white SUV that appeared dirty” drove by her and the driver brandished the weapon at her as he drove by. A police search for the vehicle was unsuccessful.