Toddlers found wandering alone at night | Federal Way Police Blotter

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

Husband assaults, rapes wife: At 4:53 a.m. on July 13 in the 3900 block of SW 313th St., a woman reported that her husband assaulted and raped her. The husband was taken into police custody.

Man arrested after fight: At 10:05 a.m. July 13 in the 1400 block of South Dash Point Road, a man was arrested on suspicion of assault after he punched another man who tried to break up an ongoing fight. The man, who was punched, suffered a bloody mouth and nose, a loose tooth, a concussion and possible broken nose.

Man accidentally fires gun: At 5:48 p.m. July 13 in the 900 block of SW Campus Drive, a man accidentally fired his gun while unloading it in his apartment. No one was injured.

Woman reports check fraud: At 3:36 p.m. July 13 in the 2100 block of SW 318th Place, a woman reported that an unknown suspect(s) cashed her checks that went missing in May. The suspect cashed $1,600 in forged checks.

Fight breaks out after singing: At 1:10 a.m. July 12 in the 1600 block of S. 308th St., a fight ensued after a woman walked through an apartment complex singing loudly.

Woman reports assault, gets angry at responding officer: At 2:15 p.m. July 12 in the 33400 block of 24th Ave. SW, a woman reported that a male assaulted her son four days prior and threatened to “shoot up her house” and “burn down the neighborhood.” When the officer asked why the woman waited four days to report the incident, she became upset and began cursing and yelling and slammed the door in the officer’s face.

Woman admits herself for med use, reports assault: At 8:06 p.m. July 12 in the 2200 block of S. 312th St., a woman admitted herself to St. Francis hospital for overuse of a prescription medicine. Once there, the woman called 911 to report that her father punched her. She had no injuries or pain and could not give any information about where she was hit. Police are investigating the report.

Ex-boyfriend assaults woman, violates no contact order: At 6:47 a.m. July 11 in the 30500 block of Seventh Ave. SW, a father reported his daughter’s ex-boyfriend unlawfully entered the house with the intent to assault and harass his daughter and did assault her. The ex-boyfriend violated a no contact order and has eight previous order violation convictions. The suspect fled before police arrived.

Toddlers found wandering alone at night: At 11:27 p.m. July 11 in the 2100 block of S. 300th St., police found toddlers outside alone at night. The children were found shoeless and scantily dressed huddled in blankets next to a chain link fence.

Both children said they were on a walk with their father and got lost. The girl gave police officers her name and her brother’s name, but neither child knew where they lived. The boy had a red scrape above his eyebrow and a red scratch down his face, which his sister said came from running into the grill.

Police identified a possible relative’s house and were able to wake up a man who identified himself as the children’s grandfather. The man said the children lived with him since their parents split up, but he is not the legal guardian.

The man did not know where either parent was and told police he had put the children to bed and went to sleep himself. Police referred the case to Child Protective Services because the children were found 420 feet from the home and had crossed a busy residential intersection alone at night without the man realizing they were gone.


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