Police seize suspicious plants at elementary school | Federal Way Police Blotter

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The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Mom kicks daughter in stomach: At 1:40 a.m. on June 8 in the 1300 block of S. 315th St., a woman was arrested for allegedly kicking her daughter in the stomach. The two were arguing about past family issues. The daughter told police she felt pain and was injured.

Woman face to face with burglar: At 1 a.m. on June 8 in the 3300 block of 11th Ave. SW, a man reported his house was burglarized. After working all day in the yard, the homeowner left his garage door open. While his wife was sleeping downstairs she heard someone walking around on the main floor. Thinking it was her son, she got up and came face to face with a short man wearing a white baseball cap. The wife screamed and the man ran out of the garage. A Dell laptop was stolen.

Thief steals benefit money: At 2 p.m. on June 8 in the 31200 block of 23rd Ave. S., the money a woman raised for an Alzheimer’s association was stolen.

Police seize weapon during dispute: At 10 a.m. on June 8 in the 2100 block of SW 328th St., officers seized a black handgun, ammunition, accessories and a magazine from a residence after police responded to a dispute. Police noted the male’s black 1999 Chevy was damaged by the woman but both parties refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Woman breaks ex-boyfriend’s key in car ignition: At 1:04 p.m. on June 8 in 30400 block of Pacific Highway S., a woman was arrested after she started a verbal argument with her ex-boyfriend. The man had picked her up so she could spend time with their 5-year-old daughter. The argument escalated and the woman broke the key out of the man’s ignition while he was driving. During the struggle for the keys, the woman made threats and scratched the man’s finger, which caused a small cut. Their daughter also witnessed the crime.

Son beats up mother near Wild Waves: At 4:24 p.m. on June 8 in the 3600 block of Enchanted Parkway S., a boy was arrested for kicking his mother in the legs and punching her in the face after an argument outside of Wild Waves.

Fred Meyer robbery: At 6:42 p.m. on June 8 at Fred Meyer, employees reported a “strong arm robbery” in their jewelry department. Approximately $3,700 worth of jewelry was stolen by a suspect with brown hair who was wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Bullying in Federal Way neighborhood: At 7:59 p.m. on June 8 in the 3300 block of 18th Ave. S., a woman reported a boy who attends Panther Lake Elementary has been harassing and causing “racial tension” with other neighborhood children. She told police the boy moved out of her neighborhood but grew up in the area and still visits. On one occasion he punched a child and when another stepped in, he/she was hit as well.

Group of teens break man’s window: At 12:33 a.m. on June 7 in the 1500 block of SW 325th Place, a man reported a group of eight male teenagers were walking up and down the sidewalks of his neighborhood, bouncing a basketball. They then allegedly stopped in front of his house when the man heard something hit his house. He went outside and noticed the bay window had been shattered by a golf ball. The man’s friend went outside to follow the group and saw them meet up with another group of teens. The window is estimated to cost $2,000.

Girlfriend threatens boyfriend with knife: At 12:54 a.m. on June 7 in the 1900 block of SW Campus Drive, a woman was arrested for pointing a knife at her boyfriend during a dispute and stated, “I’m going to kill you.”

Missing person: At 8:52 a.m. on June 7 in the 33100 block of 28th Ave. SW, a mother reported her 25-year-old son missing. She said he has a recent pattern of “wandering off in the night and taking long walks” but that it’s concerning because he has bipolar depression, schizophrenia and is off his medications. Furthermore, the mother stated he has been off his medications and said he started “hearing voices,” his girlfriend just broke up with him and he’s attempted suicide by hanging in the past.

Man steals diapers: At 11:38 a.m. on June 7 in the 31000 block of Pacific Highway S., a “prolific shoplifter” was arrested for stealing diapers from Albertson’s.

Woman’s purse stolen from gym parking lot: At 9 a.m. on June 7 in the 35000 block of Enchanted Parkway, a woman reported her purse was stolen from her car while she was working out at the LA Fitness near The Crossings Mall. A witness said they saw two males in their 20s break her car window and leave in a U-haul pick-up truck bearing an Arizona license plate number.

Man with drug paraphernalia trespasses Walmart: At 12:14 p.m. on June 7 in the 34500 block of 16th Ave. S., a man was arrested for trespassing Walmart, the second time he’s done so. During a search, police found a glass pipe, commonly used for smoking illegal drugs, in his pants pocket.

Suspicious plants at elementary school: At 1:23 p.m. on June 7 at Olympic View Elementary, a woman reported suspicious green plants in a public planter box on school grounds. Police photographed the plants and put them into evidence to be destroyed.

Man with brass knuckles steals from TJ Maxx: At 8:55 p.m. on June 7 in the 1900 block of S. 320th St., a man was arrested for shoplifting at TJ Maxx. During a search, police found “brass knuckles” in  his possession.

Man steals woman’s wallet: At 9:52 p.m. on June 7 in the 1400 block of S. 348th St., a woman was sitting in the outdoor area of a business when a man approached her and asked for directions. While she spoke to him, he grabbed her wallet and ran to a nearby vehicle. The man is described to be in his 20s with scruffy hair and wearing a blue and white striped shirt.

Man sleeping in car arrested: At 5:30 a.m. on June 6 in the 1600 block of S. 330th St., police arrested a man on an Enumclaw warrant after they discovered him sleeping in his car while it was parked and blocking a sidewalk. Police later found drugs in the man’s pocket and drugs and paraphernalia in his vehicle. The police report states the drugs were methamphetamine and heroin.

Student arrested for distributing marijuana: At 7:50 a.m. on June 6 at Federal Way High School, police were informed by a student that a friend had given her marijuana, who she later gave to her father. The responding officer took the marijuana and two pipes for evidence to be destroyed. The school expelled the student who distributed the drug.

Woman arrested at high school for rape: At 12:43 p.m. on June 6 at Federal Way High School, a woman was arrested for rape of a child in the third degree. Four minors were witnesses to the crime.

Man strangles, hits girlfriend with rock: At 11:26 a.m. on June 6 in the 27900 block of Pacific Highway S., a man was arrested for strangling the woman he was dating and later kicking open her door to hit her in the head with a rock, which caused a large laceration.

Business finds heroin syringe: At 5:15 p.m. on June 6 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway S., a store loss prevention employee reported finding a used heroin syringe and indicated a possible suspect.

Father tells son to harm mother: At 10:19 p.m. in the 3700 block of SW 330th St., a boy told police he chased his mother with a bat because his dad told him to. He then said his father put a knife to his throat and said he’d “keep going” if he didn’t harm his mother. Police notified Kitsap County where the boy said the crime occurred.


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