The following is a sample of Federal Way Police Department crime blotter reports:
Unhappy customer: At 9:52 a.m. Feb. 14 in the 2300 block of South 320th Street, a restaurant security officer reported a person confronted him and became belligerent and threatening. The suspect held up a metal pipe and advanced toward the security guard. The officer, believing he was about to be hit, pepper sprayed the suspect. The suspect left but then returned with rocks and threw them at the security officer’s vehicle, damaging the window and exterior panel. The suspect was taken into custody.
School bullying: At 10:29 p.m. Feb. 13, a woman reported she took her child to Mary Bridge Hospital to be evaluated for injuries he received at school. She said three students chased down her son, pushed him to the ground and stomped on his leg. She said this took place in front of Brigadoon Elementary staff, but no one did anything. She said this is not the first time her son has been assaulted at school. The officer will follow up with school administrators.
Inappropriate behavior: At 4:10 p.m. Feb. 13, an employee at the International House of Pancakes on Southwest Campus Drive reported someone smacked her rear end and made inappropriate comments to her while she was working.
Secret prostitution ring: At 3:39 p.m. Feb. 13, a concerned resident reported she had heard there was a secret prostitution ring taking place at Federal Way High School. The person reported she heard that a group of students was posing as a Bible study club but was actually “exploiting and pimping out” classmates. The caller could not identify any individual students. The report was forwarded to the school resource officer.
Creepy encounter: At 4:23 p.m. Feb. 12 in the 1000 block of Southwest Campus Drive, a father reported his two young boys said a man in a beige Chevy Suburban asked if he could come inside and burn some CDs after sitting in the parking lot and watching them play football for 20 minutes. The boys went inside, locked the door and called their father. The father saw the vehicle still in the parking lot when he arrived at home, and he called the police but then discovered the vehicle had gone. The suspect made no other attempts to speak with the boys or enter the home.
Lucky thief: At 3:57 p.m. Feb. 12 in the 34700 block of Pacific Highway South, a convenience store employee reported a suspect reached over the counter while her back was turned and stole 176 Lotto scratch tickets valued at $136. The employee reported there is video surveillance that she would provide.
Pot at homeless camp: At 1:04 p.m. Feb. 12 in the 1000 block of South 324th Place, during a transient camp clean-up, someone found a large plastic bag containing green, leafy vegetation thought to be marijuana. The bag was recovered and the contents booked into evidence. The plants were wet and needed to be dried out before it could be weighed, after which it will be tested and destroyed.
Pushy ex: At 10:26 a.m. Feb. 12, a student at Decatur High School told an officer her ex-boyfriend had come to the school and tried to get her to leave with him. She stated he has been sending her messages asking her to get together with him, and she feels like she is being harassed. She said he gets very mad when she does not do what he wants and shows up on school campus despite being suspended. The student and her mother were told how to obtain a protection order.
Bullet found: At 9:09 a.m. Feb. 12 at 1200 South 336th Street, a Multi-Service Center employee reported she discovered a bullet in a covered area near the facility’s back door and wanted it to be destroyed. She said that homeless people frequently stay in the area on weekends to escape the elements, and the bullet possibly fell out of one of their bags. The bullet was determined to be a 30-30 round for a hunting rifle.
A lot of damage: At 11:33 p.m. Feb. 11 in the 31400 block of Pacific Highway South, an officer spoke to a security guard who stated, at some point in the night, someone had damaged 12 windshields of vehicles that belonged to Pro Touch. There are no security cameras or lights in that area. The owner was notified.
Suspicious person: At 4:11 p.m. Feb. 11 at Belmor Mobile Park on South 324th Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious person. A man was seen scouting various occupied homes as if he was “casing” the area. The male refused to give his name to officers, stating he is a sovereign citizen. The then said he had prior military experience and appeared to officers as drifting in and out of reality.
Attempted break-in: At 1:56 a.m. Feb. 10 in the 1800 block of South 320th Street, a resident reported someone used a ladder to attempt to get into her second-story bedroom window. The victim turned on her light and saw someone fleeing. The suspect was not located, but fingerprints were located and sent to be processed.
Drive-by shooting: At 1:23 a.m. Feb. 10 in the 2400 block of South Starlake Road, witnesses reported hearing four to five shots fired from a vehicle that sped off. One unit at Riverstone Apartments was damaged. The vehicle was not located.
Angry driver: At 8:04 p.m. Feb. 9, officers responded to a report of an assault, which occurred at the intersection of 320th Street and First Avenue. The victim reported an unknown female punched him in the face four times during a road-rage incident. Police are investigating.
Weapons found: At 2:26 p.m. Feb. 9 in the 29800 block of Pacific Highway South, an officer responded to the Western International impound lot for a report of a weapon found in a vehicle towed from Tacoma. The officer was shown a .22-caliber rifle behind the driver’s seat and then located a 9-millimeter pistol in the glove box. The rifle came pack as possibly stolen, although the make was different. Both firearms were booked into evidence as found property.
Asleep at the store: At 12:55 p.m. Feb. 9 in the 30900 block of Pacific Highway South, a burglary was reported at Big Wholesale. The reporting party stated an employee was at the business and fell asleep. He did not lock the doors after closing. An unknown subject entered the business while the employee was asleep. The employee woke up at around 6 a.m., locked the store and left with the subject still inside. The suspect set off the motion alarm. He took some cigarettes and glass pipes and then fled out the back door.
Threat against school: At 7:55 a.m. Feb. 9 in front of Todd Beamer High School on 16th Avenue South, a parent stopped an officer in front and reported there was a threat against the school on social media. Officers investigated and determined the original suspect who posted the threat. The suspect will be referred to the King County juvenile prosecutor.
Juvenile fight: At 4:58 p.m. Feb. 8, an officer was dispatched to the 35000 block of 16th Avenue South after a woman reported her daughter had been assaulted at Rainier View Elementary School. The girl said she has had an ongoing dispute with another girl, who confronted her on campus and picked a fight. During the fight, three of the girl’s braids were pulled away from her scalp. An administrator told the officer, an investigation is taking place, and the aggressor will be suspended. A teacher was also injured while trying to break up the fight.
Fight interference: At 3:15 p.m. Feb. 8 in the 2000 block of Southwest 322nd Place, a person was involved in a mutually agreed upon fight on the sidewalk when a 2-month pregnant female jumped on someone’s back to break up the fight. That person then pushed her down. She requested to be evaluated by fire personnel. There was no crime as this was a mutually agreed-upon fight, and the female inserted herself into it.
Suspicious circumstances: At 1:01 p.m. Feb. 8 in the 1200 block of South 336th Street, a person reported that sometime in the last day and a half, somebody removed the screens on her two bedroom windows. The screens were removed without breaking them and then sat neatly on the ground leaning against the buildings. There was no indication anyone had attempted to open the windows. The woman asked a report be taken because she did not want to be accused of damaging her apartment.