Man threatens to jump from I-5 overpass | Federal Way Police Blotter

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

Woman mysteriously goes missing: At 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 at 17801 International Boulevard, a woman reported that her friend from Federal Way was missing after she dropped her off at SeaTac Airport and failed to board her flight.

The woman said her friend was supposed to catch a flight to Atlanta on July 29 and when she went to pick her up from the airport on Aug. 2, she was nowhere to be found. The woman told police that a Delta airlines representative said her friend never got on either flight. She also confirmed with the hotel that her friend made reservations at that she never checked in.

A Port of Seattle officer told the responding police officer that no women have died at SeaTac Airport recently. The port officer also said that the woman’s relatives could report her missing, but that the woman’s friend didn’t have their names or phone numbers so he would not file a report or initiate an investigation. The woman’s whereabouts was still unknown when police filed their report.

Woman attacked during robbery: At 4:40 p.m. on Aug. 3 in the 1900 block of S. 288th St., police responded after a passerby reported a female lying in the street with head injuries. The 26-year-old Federal Way woman was unable to recall the incident that led to her being in that position but police determined she had been walking prior to the incident with an unidentified male and that her purse was missing. A witness said she saw the male punch the woman in the face and steal her purse.

The victim seemed disoriented and did not answer questions appropriately. She seemed to have no recollection of the incident and did not know how she was injured. Another witness told police she walked past the victim and the man five minutes prior to the incident. She said they were possibly arguing but that the victim smiled at her as she passed.

The Federal Way woman was transported to Valley Medical Center, where she told a police officer that her head hurt. She could partially remember that she was with a male, who she described as a friend, but couldn’t remember his name. She was unable to provide a written statement to police due to her level of comprehension of the situation.

An emergency room nurse told police that the woman specifically asked medical staff for dilantin, a pain medication, which led staff to believe she understood the situation better than she was portraying.

Residential jewelry heist: At 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 3 in the 33000 block of 30th Ave. SW, a couple reported that an unknown suspect burglarized their home and stole $20,000 worth of jewelry.

Man threatens to jump off I-5 overpass: At 10:57 p.m. on Aug. 3 at 36200 Enchanted Parkway S., a 19-year-old man called 911 and said he wanted to jump from the Interstate 5 bridge. The responding officer observed the man standing on the bridge over the southbound I-5 overpass, outside the protective fence. He was holding on with only one hand.

The man was crying and told police he wanted to jump. He stated his mother threw him out of the house and that he had not slept in four days, nor eaten a meal in two weeks.

Escaped convict caught rummaging for metal: At 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 in the 1900 block of S. 320th St., police contacted a man who was rummaging for metal in front of the Commons mall. Police found the man because a silent bank ATM alarm was tripped. He was found to have a Department of Corrections escape warrant and was subsequently booked into SCORE jail. Mall security determined that the alarm turned out to be false.

Man threatens police officer: At 9:28 a.m. on Aug. 2 in the 30800 block of 18th Ave. S. A man shouted to himself and police in Korean and made statements that all people of a particular race should “be shot.”

He appeared to be malnourished and dehydrated. When asked if he needed to go to the hospital, he said no and that he would send the officer to the hospital, just before he lunged at the officer as if to attack her. Police could not contact any of his caretakers or family, who live in California. He told police he is diabetic and has heart problems.

Suspected squatters: At 9:17 a.m. on Aug. 2 in the 37000 block of 17th Ave. S., an officer checked a Federal Way residence for a possible squatter situation that someone reported. On arrival, the officer observed two vehicles in the driveway.

The officer spoke to a man and woman, who stated they had a recent verbal rental agreement to stay at the home and that they were told they had until the end of the day to vacate, per the owner and other officers who had previously responded. They had two children, ages 1 and 6, with them. The couple said they were waiting for some appliances to be picked up and would be leaving the residence. The couple could not remember the name of the homeowner.

Injured woman claims men raped her: At 4:56 p.m. on Aug. 1, a woman reported that in October of 2013 her ex-boyfriend and his friend raped her. She said she was recovering from a shoulder injury at that time and was receiving assistance from her ex. He arrived at her apartment with another male and she was “out of it” due to the medications she was taking for the injury.

She said her ex helped her into the bathtub and he left the room, returning a minute later with his friend. She said the men touched her inappropriately and then helped her out of the bathtub and sexually assaulted her.

She said she did not have any contact with her ex until recently, when he emailed her and apologized to her for what happened. The case is currently under investigation.

Burglary suspect arrested: At 5:36 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the 2200 block of S. Star Lake Road, city of Lacey police contacted Federal Way police for assistance with taking a burglary suspect into custody. Police located the suspect at his Federal Way apartment and officers made multiple announcements and phone calls to his apartment. The suspect eventually responded and was taken into custody without further issues.

Fraudster poses as PSE official: At 5:47 p.m. on Aug. 1 at 28845 Military Road S., a woman reported that someone named John Brown called the Brickyard Pub from an “866” area code, claiming to be a Puget Sound Energy official.

John told the woman that the business was behind on their electric bill and advised her to wire him $1,485 via Western Union or the power would be shut off in 35 minutes. The woman said she did not believe him and hung up. She then contacted the utility, who said the business is current on their electric bill and the utility never contacted the pub.

Girl claims mother has sex with teen girl: At unknown time in the 29800 block of 23rd Ave. S., a man reported that his 9-year-old daughter disclosed to him that her mother was having sex with a 13-year-old girl who lives in the mother’s home. Police are investigating the case.

Firearm robbery: At 2:40 p.m. on July 30 in the 32500 block of Second Ave. SW, police were dispatched to a report of a recent residential burglary involving two suspects armed with a gun. The suspects were last seen running toward the convenience store. As units arrived, police established a perimeter and sent out a K-9 track.

The male victim relayed, “I had a gun put in my stomach.” He said he recently moved to the area and stopped to visit a friend in Federal Way. He met his friend in the man’s garage and after a few seconds, the victim noticed his friend run into his residence and yell for his mother to call 911.

As the victim turned around, he observed one of the suspects two feet away from him. He also noted a man standing behind the first suspect. One of the suspects retrieved a semi-automatic handgun from his waist band, turned it sideways and shoved the gun into the victim’s stomach.

The victim said he was scared and did not fight with the suspect to avoid from being shot. He relayed the suspect told him not to move or he would shoot him. The suspect removed the victim’s wallet from his back pocket, which had $380 in cash. Both suspects then ran out of the garage.

The victim’s friend told police he recognized one of the suspects to be his former roommate and the second suspect looked like his ex-roommate’s friend. The suspects could not be located, however the victim was able to positively identify one of the suspects that matched the victim’s friend’s description.



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