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Elderly woman alleges man raped her | Federal Way Police Blotter
The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Drunken driver crashes in front yard: At 7:23 a.m. on Aug. 10 in the 30400 block of 11th Ave. S. A drunken driver crashed his vehicle into a residential front yard, damaging a $100 shrub and $200 shrub. The driver, who is under 21 years of age, was booked into SCORE jail.
Pregnant runaway leaves note: At 8:07 a.m. on Aug. 10 in an unknown block of South 338th Place, a mother called police to report her juvenile daughter was missing. She said the family awoke that morning and found a letter disclosing that the girl “hates it at home” and that she would come back home when she is ready. The letter also stated she is pregnant and unsure how she would be able to talk to both parents about it.
Suspect breaks into man’s car as he works out: At 8 a.m. on Aug. 10 at 35009 Enchanted Parkway S., a man calling from his home reported that an unknown suspect broke into his vehicle a few hours earlier. He said during the break-in, his vehicle was parked at LA Fitness while he was working out. He returned to find the driver side door lock broken and items missing from the car. He said it appeared someone had punched the lock. The thief got away with his ID, bank cards and garage door opener.
Suspect shoots BB gun pellet at kitchen window: At 1:50 p.m. on Aug. 10 in the 32200 block of Third Ave. SW, a man reported that someone shot a BB gun pellet at his kitchen window some time before 8 a.m. The estimated cost to replace the window was $500. Police took digital photos and did not locate witnesses or suspects. The victim said he was willing to prosecute.
Man brandishes weapon in store: At 6:48 p.m. on Aug. 10 at 34520 16th Ave. S., officers responded to a report of a weapons brandishing. An investigation revealed the suspect purposefully displayed a previously concealed handgun in a holster after employees contacted him. The male then left the store and police could not locate him. Employees could not determine if the suspect stole anything.
Man who meets girl via phone app arrested for suspected rape: At 7:08 p.m. on Aug. 10 in the 200 block of S. 327th Lane, a 13-year-old disclosed to police that she met a 29-year-old man on the phone app “Meet Me” approximately two months ago. After a month of online chatting, she agreed to meet the suspect at her residence and a sexual relationship ensued, she told police. Police arrested the suspect who may face assault charges, pending a decision with the King County Prosecutor’s Office.
Man locked in bathroom threatens suicide: At 2:19 a.m. on Aug. 9 in the 35400 block of 25th Avenue SW, a woman reported her son was suicidal after he locked himself in the bathroom told police “I’ll meet you in heaven,” when officers asked him to unlock the door and come out. The man had said several times he was going to kill himself and told his younger brother, “Don’t worry about me anymore, I’ll see you in heaven.” Police popped the lock on the door to reach the man, who was involuntarily committed.
Dine-and-dash suspect arrested for theft and weapons: At 6:48 a.m. on Aug. 9 at the Denny’s restaurant located at 2132 S. 320th St., an employee reported a pair of customers ate their meal and left without paying. A male and female pair entered the restaurant at 3:45 a.m. and ordered $20.15 worth of food. After they ate, the woman got up and went outside to smoke. The man went to the restroom.
The employee believed the suspects would not pay for their meal. The male then exited the restroom and proceeded outside the building. The employee followed and asked if he was going to pay. The male suspect ignored the question and walked toward the Federal Way Transit Center.
The employee provided a description to police who identified possible suspects at the transit center. Police escorted the employee to the transit center where the male suspect was positively identified. Police were also able to confirm identification later through surveillance videos. The female suspect had escaped through the bathroom.
Police detained the male suspect, who had a Nevada drivers license, after an officer saw what appeared to be an attempted drug deal involving marijuana. When police asked the male suspect about the theft incident, he said, “It wasn’t me man. It was another guy. He’s walking that way. Can’t you cut me a break and let me go? I wanna talk to the guy. I got $8. I’ll pay.”
Police searched the suspect and found a small electronic scale, a pocket knife and a silver dagger concealed in his waistline. Police also confiscated 64.23 grams of marijuana. The suspect then admitted he was involved in the dine-and-dash incident and claimed he was homeless and hungry. The suspect was booked into SCORE jail because officers were concerned he would not otherwise show up to court.
Driver crashes into police vehicle: At 8:55 a.m. on Aug. 8 at 34727 Pacific Highway South a man hit a police officer’s vehicle while executing a u-turn in the Chevron parking lot. The man had finished pumping gas and was in a hurry to get to work.
Forcible fondling: At 10:39 p.m. on Aug. 8 in the 30600 block of Pacific Highway S., a mother reported that she left her 11-year-old son and daughters with her adult son at his Federal Way apartment about one month ago. She believes an unidentified male subject also stayed at the residence and had inappropriate contact with her younger son. The case is still active with Federal Way police.
Elderly woman alleges man raped her: At 2:01 a.m. on Aug. 7 at 31002 14th Ave. S., a 70-year-old woman alleged that two men entered her room at Emeritus retirement living facility through an open slider door. She said they removed her from the room and one of the men raped her outside of the facility. She did not report the incident but attendants at the facility noted her diminished mental behavior the following morning and the facility had her transported to the hospital. Police are investigating the incident.
Woman starts fire at bus stop to scare away bad spirits: At 8:22 p.m. on Aug. 7 in the 33800 block of Hoyt Road SW, a police officer responded to a suspicious circumstance that a neighbor reported. She stated she observed a woman lighting a piece of paper on fire at a nearby bus stop and walk away. The officer located what appeared to be a recently burned piece of paper by the bus stop.
The officer contacted the 45-year-old suspect at her residence, where she admitted to lighting the paper on fire “to scare away bad spirits,” according to the police report. She said she is Buddhist and the act was a part of her faith. She ensured the fire was put out before she left. Police noted it appeared this act was faith-based and not malicious. South King Fire and Rescue accessed the scene and nothing was damaged. The fire agency declined to pursue any charges against the woman.
Man surrenders deteriorating dogs: At 12:12 p.m. on Aug. 6 in the 30600 block of Third Ave. SW, a police officer responded to a complaint of a dog that was running at large. The officer located an Australian shepherd-type dog, later identified as Gizmo, that was loose in the street. The officer noted that Gizmo was friendly but skittish and he appeared to be suffering from Alopecia as he was scratching excessively.
The reporting party told police where the dog lived and suggested there might be drug activity at the home. After requesting an additional patrol unit to standby, the officer cornered Gizmo in the front yard of the residence. The dog owner came to the front door and the officer noticed another dog, identified as Eddie, who had a tennis ball-sized growth on his back and appeared to be in poor condition.
The owner admitted that both dogs had been deteriorating for several months and he did not have the time or money to address their health issues. The man surrendered his dogs to police and they were transported to the Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County, where they were placed under the care of a veterinarian.