News

Graffiti gang tags vacant property | Federal Way Police Blotter

Federal Way Police - Courtesy Federal Way Police Department
Federal Way Police
— image credit: Courtesy Federal Way Police Department

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Man and woman fight at bus stop: At 2:18 a.m. on April 27 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway S., bystanders reported a man and a woman fighting at a bus stop. According to the report, “both parties were punching and kicking.” The report notes the fight was stopped when the duo tumbled onto Pacific Highway South and a bystander finally intervened. The woman left the area before police arrival, and the report notes no arrest was made.

Man robbed at gunpoint: At 5:43 a.m. on April 27 in the 31000 block of 21st Ave. SW, a man reported being robbed at gunpoint. According to the report, the man did not know the suspect who held him up, but thought he recognized at least one, if not two, of the suspect’s accomplices who were waiting in a vehicle. The report notes the victim was able to describe the suspect vehicle as a “white Chevy Trailblazer.”

According to the report, the victim was walking home when the Trailblazer pulled up next to him, a male suspect exited the vehicle and “pointed the gun at (the victim) and said, ‘No funny business, what’s in your jacket and pants?’” The suspect proceeded to make the victim lift his shirt and show him his waistband. After this inspection, the suspect took the victim’s cell phone, headphones, cash, a belt and jacket. The report notes the victim, at one point, indicated he thought his most recent ex-girlfriend may have had a hand in the robbery, but had no evidence to substantiate the claim.

Young trio attempt to shoplift electronics: At 2:33 p.m. on April 27 in the 31000 block of Pacific Highway S., officers responded to an in-progress shoplift, which the report describes was “later determined to be a robbery.” According to the report, responding officers apprehended three males, ages 11, 13 and 17. The trio attempted to flee the area but were eventually apprehended and booked for stealing a DVD and a laptop computer. The trio was permanently trespassed from Best Buy, the report notes.

Daughter reported missing: At 11:36 a.m. on April 27 in the 28000 block of 18th Ave. S., a woman reported her adult daughter missing. According to the report, the daughter has had a difficult time for a number of years, so much so that her 3-year-old daughter now lives with the reporting party. The report notes the woman was concerned about her daughter because the last conversation they had seemed like it was “almost a goodbye.”

Graffiti artists tag vacant property: At 12 p.m. on April 27 in the 33000 block of 13th Place S., two graffiti artists tagged their street names on a cement barricade at a vacant private property. According to the report, the duo is part of a known graffiti gang. The report notes the police are actively investigating the gang.

Man literally dumped to the curb: At 8:37 p.m. on April 27 in the 35000 block of Enchanted Parkway S., the victim reported he was in a vehicle with an acquaintance, who was dropping him off at Lowe’s when the driver of the vehicle accelerated suddenly, causing the victim to fall to the ground. The report notes the victim’s belongings, including a walking cane, were still in the vehicle. According to the report, the acquaintance was smoking methamphetamine while they drove in the vehicle to Lowe’s.

Machete found in Red Lobster bathroom: At 11:33 p.m. on April 27 in the 2000 block of S. 320th St., employees at Red Lobster reported finding a machete in the men’s bathroom. The report notes the employees did not want to dispose of the machete, but instead turned it over to police for proper disposal.

Cell phone thieves: At 5:20 p.m. on April 26 in the 31000 block of Pacific Highway S., two male suspects stole two new release cell phones and a tablet from a Sprint store. According to the report, the duo fled the area in a “white Honda civic hatchback” that was driven by an unidentified accomplice.

Squatters in vacant house: At 11:13 p.m. on April 26 in the 27000 block of 21st Ave. S., neighbors reported that squatters had been occupying a vacant house. The report notes there has been previous issues with squatters and the property in question.

Trailer with two ATVs on it stolen: At 7:10 a.m. on April 25 in the 1900 block of SW 350th St., the victim reported that unknown suspects stole a trailer with two ATVs on it from their property. According to the report, the unknown suspects unhitched the trailer and moved it a short distance to their getaway vehicle, which presumably was set up for towing.

Shoplifting suspect sparks lengthy chase: At 12:55 p.m. on April 25 in the 31000 block of Pacific Highway S., a shoplifting suspect fled from police and instigated a search involving seven uniformed officers that lasted approximately 40 minutes. The report notes the suspect was eventually arrested.

Woman’s mailbox destroyed by fireworks: At 11:59 p.m. on April 25 in the 1100 block of S. 296th St., a woman reported that unknown suspects placed a lit firework in her mailbox, which destroyed the mailbox when the firework detonated. The report notes the woman reported hearing squealing tires around the time of the crime, but was unable to visually identify a possible vehicle or suspects.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 1 edition online now. Browse the archives.