Driver of stolen car arrested in Federal Way after pursuit | Police blotter

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

Not a friendly exchange: At 7:54 a.m. Sept. 24 in the 800 block of South 320th Street, officers responded after a reporting party called saying that a male passenger in a white Ford F150 waved a handgun at him. The reporting party told police they left the area immediately. They told officers the passenger was a white male, bearded and was wearing a dark jacket. He said the gun was not pointed at him but was visible. Officers checked the area extensively for the vehicle but turned up no results.

Nowhere to run: At 12:01 a.m. Sept. 24 in the 1200 block of South 348th Street, officers located an occupied, stolen vehicle driving eastbound and waiting to turn northbound onto 16th Avenue South. The vehicle evaded a set of spike strips deployed by Federal Way police, and the vehicle continued to flee at a high rate of speed and officers pursued. The vehicle eventually struck another set of spike strips and was eventually disabled. The driver was taken into custody and booked into SCORE Jail without incident.

Something left behind: At 6:20 p.m. Sept. 23 in the 400 block of South 325th Place, a man called police to report he found a disassembled firearm after moving his damaged washer and dryer in his new apartment. The firearm was a Marlin Model 9, and it was in multiple pieces. The firearm was checked and no record was found. Police were unable to find information about the former tenant of the unit.

Clever place to hide: At 3:06 p.m. Sept. 23 in the 34000 block of Pacific Highway South, officers originally arrived on scene to check on an illegal transient camps at Kitts Corner. While there, police discovered a local suspect who had an active warrant. The suspect was booked into SCORE Jail.

Just dropping by: At 8:47 a.m. Sept. 22 in the 1500 block of South 348th Street, it was reported Greg’s Japanese Auto had been burglarized. A white male suspect broke the window out of the front door and fled. The same suspect returned about 30 minutes later and entered the store, according to video surveillance. It appeared to police that nothing was stolen from the business.

No throwing things: At 4:37 a.m. Sept. 22 in the 33000 block of Pacific Highway South, a man called police after observing a suspect throw a large object out of his motel room. The object struck another resident’s car, causing damage. The suspect also caused further damage to the room. He was subsequently arrested and booked into SCORE Jail.

Mistakes happen: At 11:58 p.m. Sept. 21 at Emerald Queen Casino, Federal Way police arrived after receiving a tip via social media that a wanted suspect was appearing at the casino for a funeral memorial. A casino surveillance agent observed a person matching the wanted suspect’s physical appearance entering the room the gathering was held, and Federal Way officers were standing by ready to make an arrest. The man police believed to be the suspect exited the room some time later and was detained by police. The suspect police detained was determined not to be the suspect they were looking for. He was detained for about five minutes while his identity was verified, but was released with an explanation from the department. The suspect officers were seeking was not located and is still wanted.

Moving on to two wheels now: At 11:42 a.m. Sept. 21 in the 200 block of South Dash Point Road, an officer made contact with a suspect after watching him attempt to steal a bicycle from the front yard of a home. The officer ran a records check on the suspect, who came back with an active, felony arrest warrant for motor vehicle theft from the King County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was confirmed, and the suspect was arrested and booked into SCORE Jail.

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