The following is a sample of the Federal Way police blotter:
Groper spotted: At 11:27 p.m. Dec. 20 a witness called to report she recognized the man identified as the suspect wanted for groping children at the WalMarts in Renton and Federal Way, Remy Amon. The person stated she saw the man’s picture on the news and recognized him as a local transient whom she believes lives in a homeless encampment near her residence. She said in late fall she saw him hop the fence from the woods into her apartment complex parking lot. Several other people saw him as well. She reported seeing him numerous time. The information was relayed to the Renton Police Department.
Random bullet: At 3:50 p.m. Dec. 20 in the 2100 block of Southwest 305th Street, a resident called 911 to report he had found a bullet in his driveway. The man said he didn’t believe it struck anything or caused any damage, and he didn’t know where it came from. The bullet was collected and submitted into evidence.
Bad parenting: At 2:16 p.m. Dec. 20 in the 1000 block of Southwest 353rd Place, a woman reported her ex-boyfriend, who is the father of her sons, whipped the children in their faces with a nylon lanyard. The juveniles also reported being kicked in the stomach.
Both drivers in the wrong: At 11:42 Dec. 20 in the 33000 block of 21st Avenue Southwest, police responded to an incident where two drivers were in a crash. The driver of the car who struck the other then fled the scene, and the driver of the car that was hit chased after the first car in a reckless manner before both stopped in the 5000 block of Southwest 310th Street. Both people were cited for reckless driving and the first driver was also cited for hit and run.
No place to sleep: At 7:28 a.m. Dec. 20 in the 1300 block of South 332nd Street, police found a person trespassing at the location by sleeping on the east side of the building where littering, trespassing and drug use are taking place. The suspect was issued a trespassing warning and told not to return.
Hit and run: At 8:47 p.m. Dec. 19 in the 35000 block of 20th Avenue South, police responded to a call of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian and leaving the scene. The pedestrian suffered a broken leg. A limited description of the suspect vehicle was given to police, and no witnesses came forward with information.
Bank robbery: At 5:46 p.m. Dec. 19, police were dispatched to a bank on Pacific Highway South after a robbery was reported. According to the police report, an unknown male entered the bank and handed the teller a note that said he had a weapon and demanded money. The teller activated emergency protocols and gave the suspect some money before he fled. A K-9 unit was not able to locate the suspect, and the FBI was notified but did not choose to respond. The police will review video surveillance from the scene.
Cold call: At 2:51 p.m. Dec. 19, police were dispatched to 25th Place South following a report of a naked female who was standing outside her apartment. It was determined the woman was suffering from mental health issues and was not able to care for herself. She was involuntarily committed to St. Francis Hospital.
Insulin wasted: At 3:38 p.m. Dec. 18, an officer responded to the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South after 20 insulin pens were found behind a trash receptacle. The officer was told the pens were probably no longer any good because they were not refrigerated, and someone must have wanted to get rid of them. The officer collected the pens, which did not have needles, and disposed of them in the medicine disposal bin in the police department lobby.
That’s a lot of lighters: At 11:46 p.m. Dec. 18, an employee at the Chevron gas station at 34007 Hoyt Road Southwest reported two juvenile males, roughly 14 to 15 years old, entered the business and stole approximately 300 lighters from off the counter. The employee reported the pair had previously shoplifted from the store. The suspects were not immediately located.
Drugs in car: At 5:41 p.m. Dec. 18, officers responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 32000 block of 39th Avenue South. After arriving, they found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle cup holder. During the search, they discovered the driver had a small plastic bag containing methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Gun threat unfounded: At 1:47 Dec. 18 at the Jack In The Box at 2400 SW 336th St., officers responded after someone reported a threat with a weapon. An employee reported seeing two males pointing a gun at another male. She then said she was not sure if it was a gun or something else. The third man ran westbound on Southwest 336th prior to officer arrival. The two males seen with the possible gun were contacted, and no weapon was located and no victim came forward. The employee was not entirely cooperative answering police questions, and the incident was determined unfounded.
Flat tires turn pricey: At 2:17 a.m. Dec. 18 in the 33600 block of Weyerhaeuser Way South, an officer spoke to a victim who stated he was pulling a trailer when two of his tires went flat. He unhooked his trailer and went home to find new tires, but when he returned the trailer was gone. The trailer was carrying several pieces of high-value construction equipment, including an excavator and skidsteer. The trailer and equipment were entered as stolen.
No gas for you: At 11:55 p.m. Dec. 17, a police officer responded to the 76 Station at 2535 S. 320th St. after the station attendant received threats. The employee said she was threatened by a customer after she refused to sell him gas. The suspect had not been identified or located.