The following is a sample from the Federal Way police blotter:
Not the noise complaint you want: At 6:40 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 28000 block of 20th Avenue South, police were dispatched to a residence after reports of noise thought to be gunshots. A resident told officers they found one .380 casing at the end of her driveway. The neighbor who reported the incident stated she witnessed a white four-door vehicle in the area multiple times immediately after the sound of gunfire. Officer’s seized the bullet casing and entered it into evidence.
Brother calls police on family members: At 1:59 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 30800 block of 16th Place Southwest, an officer responded to a call of a minor drinking alcohol. The caller was the brother the two individuals drinking, one of whom was underage. The caller was concerned with his little brother’s well being. Both subjects were intoxicated. The underage brother was taken to his family’s home. The older brother who provided his little brother with alcohol was arrested on a Kent warrant and booked into jail.
Court appearance gone wrong: At 12:10 p.m. Aug. 29 in the 33300 block of Eighth Avenue South, a suspect came into the Federal Way Municipal Court for an appearance. While going through screening, the court security officer discovered drugs in the woman’s purse. The woman was detained and arrested. Police found suspected methamphetamine, brown tar heroin and $4,560 in cash.
Lucky break: At 12:56 p.m. Aug. 29 in the 34500 block of 16th Avenue South, an officer was advised by a loss prevention manager that security was watching a female in their store who had selected and concealed several items. The officer waited in the office as the female left the building without attempting to purchase the concealed items. Loss prevention contacted the female outside and escorted her to the office. The stolen items were valued at $238. The female had a confirmed warrant for theft 3 from Kent. Upon arrival at the jail in Kent, the officer was advised the facility was only accepting mandatory bookings for females. The female was released in the parking lot.
Juvenile fight night: At 12:37 a.m. Aug. 28 in the 1200 block of 336th Street, a mother reported her child was assaulted by numerous juveniles. The officer saw a video from one of the youth that showed the fight taking place. All parties involved were the aggressors, and there were numerous juveniles from two different families engaged in the fight. The video revealed someone introducing the youths in the fight as if it was staged. The mother was concerned the other juveniles’ mother said she would retaliate through her other juvenile children.
Writing yourself a check: At 2:18 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 1600 block of South 374th Court, a victim came into the FWPD to report that his ex-wife had stolen his personal checks. She then wrote six of them to herself totalling $1,000. He confronted her and she admitted doing it but refused to reimburse him.
Thought you won, actually lost: At 9:26 a.m. Aug. 28 in the 30300 block of 14th Avenue South, a victim reported an unknown person advised her she was the winner of a lot of money via cell phone and she needed to pay $250 to get the money. The victim said she realized it was a scam after she sent the money, but it was too late. Police attempted to call the suspect by phone number, but there was no answer.