The following is a sample of the police blotter:
Man released from custody spits on officer: At 12:59 a.m. on March 28 in the 29000 block of Pacific Highway South, police released a suspect who was found in a stolen vehicle. As the suspect was walking away from the scene, he spit at a marked police car. The spit entered the police car and landed on the arm of the officer who was inside. The suspect was taken into custody for Assault 3.
Woman has purse stolen: At 6:30 p.m. on March 28 in the 32000 block of First Avenue South, a victim told officers she left her purse in her cleaning cart at work and later found that $40 of the $1,500 that was inside was missing. The victim told police she did not want to make a report, but her employer demanded she make one.
Man’s home becomes gun range: At 10:38 p.m. in the 32000 block of 20th Lane Southwest, police responded to an incident where a man in an apartment discharged his pistol. The bullet went through his television and wall and into another apartment. The resident of the damaged apartment confirmed nobody was injured. The bullet hit an inside wall and pierced the dishwasher.
Somebody’s angry: At 7:36 a.m. on March 27 in the 29000 block of Eighth Avenue Southwest, an unknown suspect(s) entered a back storage shed that was connected to the victim’s home. The suspect(s) entered the residence by damaging an attached wall, but there was nothing taken from inside.
Put a lock on that problem: At 3:49 p.m. on March 27 in the 2000 block of South 320th Street, a victim reported an unknown suspect damaged both door locks as well as the ignition switch to the victim’s vehicle. The victim was able to start the car with a screwdriver. The victim told police there was nothing missing from the vehicle.
In need of some direction: At 11:58 a.m. on March 26 in the 1000 block of South 320th Street, a victim reported an unknown suspect entered his truck without permission and stole a Garmin GPS, two pieces of jewelry and some change. There was no damage to the vehicle, which was locked at the time.
No need to force it: At 3:31 p.m. on March 26 in the 29000 block of Military Road South, staff at the Rainier Meadows Apartments complex reported damage to the door of a vacant unit. Officers observed the door had been forced in, but nothing inside had been taken or damaged. There were no witnesses found, and there are no security cameras in the area.
Not a place for a nap: At 7:30 a.m. on March 25 in the 33000 block of Pacific Highway South, a gas station employee reported a female sleeping in her vehicle and blocking access to gas pumps. The employee said the woman had been parked there for over five hours. Employee previously offered to help the woman since her car wouldn’t start. However, after being asked twice by employees and numerous warnings by police to leave, the woman was arrested after resisting arrest. She was booked into SCORE Jail and her vehicle was impounded.
Someboy’s watching me: At 12:16 p.m. on March 25 in the 1000 block of Southwest 320th Court, a home owner was awakened at 2:15 a.m. after noticing what seemed to be a flashlight shining through her window. She did not see anyone outside but noticed that morning her gate door was open. The gate can only be closed from the inside, so she told police she was confident someone was in her back yard. The woman told officers she suspects it was a neighbor who has been causing problems recently in the neighborhood.
It’s just a parking spot: At 4:50 p.m. on March 25 in the 100 block of Southwest Campus Drive, police responded to a verbal dispute in the Winco Foods parking lot over a parking spot. The man who reported the incident told police the other male threatened to kill him. The reporting man asked the situation be documented in case of further incidents.
He’ll need aspirin for that: At 5:55 a.m. on March 24 in the 900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, police responded after a call of domestic violence. Upon arrival, officers determined that the female was the primary aggressor after she threw a television remote controller at the male, which struck him in the face. The woman was booked into SCORE Jail on assault.
Families that fight together: At 4:12 p.m. on March 24 in the 35000 block of 16th Avenue South, two middle school students began arguing on the bus ride from Sequoia Middle School. The argument turned physical with both parties assaulting each other. The fight continued into the parking lot of the Park 16 apartments parking lot. Parents of both sides also got involved in a physical altercation. Both sides told police this is an ongoing issue, and both sides declined pressing charges.
Crash and run: At 7:23 a.m. on March 23 in the 1900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, after officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a routine traffic stop, they witnessed the vehicle crash into a tree and the driver flee on foot, but police were unable to locate the driver. He was described as a black male, late teens to early 20s, wearing black pants and a grey hoodie. The vehicle turned out to be stolen. The owner left the vehicle unsupervised while they were letting it warm up.
Dishonest repair: At 4:17 p.m. on March 23 in the 3000 block of Pacific Highway South, a female victim contacted police regarding stolen property from her vehicle. She left her car at a local repair shop to install an interlock. Due to complications, the victim was told the vehicle needed to stay overnight. She was later contacted by the manager who told her that, while in the lot, her passenger rear window was “broken out.” They agreed to replace the $300 window for free, and she retrieved her car the following day. Upon inspection, she found a Powder Room snow boarding jacket, valued at about $550 with $100 cash in pocket, black and white Nike shoes ($200), an e-cigarette ($150) and coins all missing. There is no video surveillance in the area.
Putting out more than one fire: At 5:29 p.m. on March 23 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South, police were originally responding to an address for a fire assist, but while in route dispatch advised officers that the reporting male had a warrant out of King County. The male was evaluated and admitted to not taking his medication for the last three to four days. He had been hearing voices and said he was afraid of the voices. The warrant was confirmed, and he was placed into custody and booked into SCORE Jail.