Criminal activity reported at Light of Christ Community Garden

Reckless fire: At 2:47 a.m. June 25 at 33100 Pacific Highway S., an unknown suspect set a fire in an unknown manner in the median of the roadway. The fire was contained to 3 feet by 3 feet and was put out with extinguishers. There was no debris left behind to indicate criminal intention. There were no injuries and no property damage. According to a witness, a transient male was seen leaving the scene, but the male could not be located. Case closed.

Fire at marijuana grow: At 8:28 a.m. June 25 near the 32000 block of 44th Place SW, police were called to assist South King Fire and Rescue with a residential fire. South King Fire forced entry into the house to make sure no one was in danger. Upon entry, several hundred suspected marijuana plants were discovered. The fire was extinguished and determined to be electrical. Police secured the residence and obtained a search warrant to recover the plants.

Machete theft: At 11:48 p.m. June 26 near the 1900 block of 314th Street, police arrested a man under a confirmed Federal Way warrant after he was detained at Walmart for stealing a machete. Suspect was transported to SCORE jail were he was booked without incident.

Vehicle registration expired: At 10:21 a.m. June 27 near the 28000 block of 28th Place, police responded to an abandoned vehicle that was reportedly parked too close to a driveway. According to the police report, the vehicle’s registration expired more than two years ago. The responding officer was unable to find a phone number for the owner. The vehicle was impounded.

Self-stabbing: At 2:24 a.m. June 28 near the 3300 block of 36th Avenue, police responded to a call of a woman stabbing herself in the chest with a fork. Upon arrival, the woman had fled the area. Her husband said she appeared to fly off the handle for no apparent reason, and he believes she hasn’t been taking her medication. The woman was reported to suffer from different types of illnesses. The husband tried to reason with her, but she threatened him with the fork. The woman was later found on a nearby front porch after knocking on the resident’s door.

Homeless encampment fire: At 12:30 p.m. June 28 near the 1500 block of 341st Place, a fire started in the wooded parcel at the listed address. The area is reported to have an illegal homeless encampment. The fire department stopped the fire and there were no injuries, only burn damage to trees. No one was located in the area and it is unknown how the fire started. The property owner was notified about the fire.

Homicide: At approximately 7 a.m. June 28 near the 1100 block of U Street, Auburn police responded to a shooting at the listed address. The incident was found to be a homicide. Federal Way police were requested to assist with documenting the scene.

Criminal activity in the garden: At 9:29 a.m. June 30 near the 31000 block of 21st Avenue SW, police were called due to ongoing criminal activity at the Light of Christ Community Garden. The person in charge at the location reported subjects loitering on the property after dark, using outlets to charge phones and damaging covers on the property. The person in charge also found drug paraphernalia and a court document with a name on it. The paraphernalia was destroyed as it contained needles. More night patrols of the area will occur and the person in charge was advised to contact 911 if more activity was observed.

Mother-in-law: At 1:18 p.m. June 30 near the 33000 block of 32nd Avenue, police responded to a domestic violence call. A mother, visiting from Beijing, was arguing with her daughter and daughter’s husband about child care issues. An argument began among all parties, and the husband had to restrain the mother-in-law from the daughter. It was determined no crime had occurred. Case closed.

Hit and run: At 6:34 a.m. July 1 at 200 SW Dash Point Road, police responded to a hit and run. Vehicle one was on 301st Street and prepared to turn without yielding and without regard to vehicle two. Vehicle one fled after the collision and no plate info or description of the driver was available.

Domestic assault: At 10:59 a.m. July 1 near the 33000 block of 35th Avenue, police were called to the listed address for a dispute. Once on scene, it was determined the male who called 911 had assaulted his girlfriend. The male was arrested for assault in the 4th degree and booked into SCORE Jail.

Butcher knife: At 11:28 p.m. July 1 near the 28600 block of Pacific Highway South, police responded to a domestic dispute involving a knife. A female called 911 reporting she had been punched and choked by her boyfriend. During her attempt to defend herself, she cut the male across his hand using a large butcher knife.

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