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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Police find crazy driver: At 3:29 a.m. Aug. 16 in the 1900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, police were dispatched regarding a blue mini van attempting to run down a male and female in the parking lot. Officers arrived and found the van as it was driving away from building. Officers contacted the reporting resident, and she identified a female who she said was driving the van “all crazy” and honking the horn, under the impression her boyfriend was at the location. Police were able to locate the van and detain the female driver.

You can’t open that: At 2:53 a.m. Aug. 15 in the 33200 block of Pacific Highway South, an officer contacted a suspicious subject near a car dealership who looked like he was attempting to open a locked gate. The person voluntary identified himself with a Washington State drivers license. The officer ran his name and determined the suspect had a warrant out of Federal Way. The man was issued a promise to appear form, and he was given a new court date and was released.

That’s my bag: At 11:35 a.m. Aug. 15 in the 1400 block of Southwest 348th Street, an officer was flagged down at a Burger King parking lot by a man who advised an unknown man took $50 from his bag. The man stated he was in the Crossings shopping center and put his small backpack down outside of a store. While inside the store, he observed an unknown male and female pick up his bag. After a small verbal dispute, the bag was returned. Later the man realized $50 was missing from the bag. The female was stopped by the officer who said they found the bag left unattended and returned it when the man asked for it. She denied taking any money and said the male did not take any money as well. A search of the Crossings Shopping Center for the male met with negative results.

Man finds roommate dead: At 8:44 p.m. Aug. 15 in the 31200 block of Pete Von Reichbauer Way South, a reporting party called 911 to report he discovered his roommate deceased in bed. Police and medical examiner’s office responded to the scene and found no signs of suspicious circumstances.

Officers rescue dogs in hot car: At 12:50 p.m. Aug. 14 in the 27300 block of 23rd Place South, an officer was dispatched to Wild Waves to to assist another officer after locating two dogs in a hot car, sitting directly in the sun. Upon the officer’s arrival, one of the dogs had already been removed from the vehicle. Even after the driver’s door was opened, the interior of the car was still warm and determined the leather seats were very warm to sit on. Both dogs were removed and placed in an air-conditioned cab of an animal service vehicle. The vehicle was tagged with a warning notice, and the dogs were transported to the police department for safe keeping. The owner later contacted the officer and rescue group. The owner arrived to get her dogs and was advised she would receve a civil infraction for a cruelty violation.

Scary ex-boyfriend: At 7:19 a.m. Aug. 14 in the 2500 block of South 286 Place, a female reported her ex-boyfriend came to her residence and gained entry through the main door before kicking in the victims locked bedroom door. Before he left, he pushed the door violently toward the victim, causing it to hit her on the head and knock her to the floor. The suspect then left.

Acting strange: At 4:42 p.m. Aug. 13 in the 1200 block of South 320th Street, an officer responded to a parking lot for a welfare check on a female who was slumped over behind the wheel of the vehicle and a male who was acting erratically in the back seat. The two people advised they had used heroin earlier in the day but were just resting. The female was found to have an active King County warrant. The warrant was confirmed, and the female was taken into custody and transported to SCORE jail without incident.

Scary ex-boyfriend: At 1:08 p.m. Aug. 13 in the 1200 block of South 324th street, an officer responded to a report of a possible domestic violence incident in a vehicle traveling north on Pacific Highway South. According to the victim, her ex-boyfriend was armed with a handgun and was following her and at some point along the way, struck the rear of her vehicle with his. She also reported that the suspect hit her male friend in the head with the gun. While taking a statement from the victim, the officer heard the suspect on the phone threatening to kill her and her male friend.

Riding in the dark: At 10:59 p.m. Aug. 13 in the 33500 block of 18th Avenue South, an officer saw a male riding a bike in the dark without any lights. The bike rider was stopped for the infraction and was contacted. He advised the officer that he has a Federal Way assault/domestic violence warrant. He was placed into custody after the warrant was confirmed and transported to SCORE jail.

It’s for protection: At 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to a report of a male manipulating the slide of a handgun while walking on Pacific Highway. The handgun was not pointed at anyone, according to the caller. The male was contacted in a parking lot and was cooperative. A protective pat-down revealed a replica Walther PPK BB gun in his waistband. The male said he moved the gun from his backpack to his waistband because someone was harassing him, and he wanted them to go away. He denied threatening anyone with it and no victims could be identified.

Female attacked: At 1:34 a.m. Aug. 12 in the 2500 block of South 316th Lane, an officer responded to a physical domestic assault where both parties had a no-contact order in place. The female victim ran to a neighbor’s residence after the male suspect attacked and choked her. The male suspect left the area prior to police arrival.

Female afraid of ex-boyfriend: At 1:35 p.m. Aug. 12 in the 1000 block of South 320th Street, a female reported that her ex-boyfriend called her and threatened her with bodily harm, saying he’s going to “shoot her up.” She said he could be on his way to her location and she was very scared of him. When the officer called to ask if she would like to meet in a safe location, she said she did not want a phone call, she wanted protection. She said she was going to leave her apartment, then hung up. An officer later contacted the female after she had calmed down.

Very gross crime: At 4:30 a.m. Aug. 11 in the 34500 block of Ninth Avenue South, a patient at St. Francis Hospital urinated in a urinal to provide a sample. Nurses asked him if he was done, and the patient turned around and threw his urine at the nurses, hitting four of them.

Being careless costs: At 7:42 a.m. Aug. 11 in the 30000 block of 24th Avenue Southwest, a victim called the police to report an overnight theft. The victim had left her work laptop, wallet, bank cards and important papers in her unlocked vehicle. She forgot to close the garage door as well. When asked why these items were left in her vehicle, she said it was more convenient to leave them in the car. Police explained it is important to never leave valuables unattended in a car. No suspect information, and no items from the garage were reported stolen.

Grandmother found dead: At 6:45 a.m. Aug. 11 in the 1500 block of South 328th Street, police were called to report of the death of a 67-year-old woman. The caller’s 7-year-old daughter was spending the night with her grandmother when the grandmother passed away. The granddaughter said her grandma went to bed, but sometime during the night, the woman had moved to the living room couch where she was found unresponsive by the granddaughter early the next morning. Police say 112 recently prescribed oxycodone pills were missing from a prescription bottle.

Illegal vacation: At 9:21 p.m. Aug. 10 in the 100 block of South 340th Street, a man reported that his ex-girlfriend took their juvenile son to Hawaii without his permission. The man said his child usually stays with him at night, but he allowed him to stay with her for a night. He went to her apartment, and a child there told him she went to Hawaii. She has not been answering her phone. The officer obtained a copy of a motion of the parenting plan forbidding the ex from taking their child out of state.

Suicidal caller: At 4:47 a.m. Aug. 10 on Southwest Campus Drive, a man exited his apartment after several calls. He appeared to be intoxicated but was cooperative. He was patted down for weapons, but none were found. He called police and said, “I think I’m going to commit suicide.” A history search indicated he had recently been arrested for assault involving his wife. During that incident, he surrendered multiple handguns and rifles into police custody. He advised police that his wife is terminally ill, and all he does is drink because he doesn’t know what to do.

Bar argument turns into street fight: At 9:02 p.m. Aug. 10 in the 2000 block of Southwest Campus Drive, officers responded to a report of a fight involving a handgun at a restaurant. Upon arrival, officers contacted the involved parties and witnesses. Investigation revealed a verbal disturbance began in the bar area and then moved to the parking lot and became a physical fight. During the fight, a female recovered a handgun from her car in fear that she and her boyfriend were going to be knocked unconscious. The other involved male went back inside after being confronted with the handgun and punched the female’s father in the face, knocking him unconscious and causing a large laceration to his face and a swollen eye.

What’s in the bra: At 6:21 p.m. Aug. 9 in the 2200 block of South 288th Street, an officer was contacted by the King County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with detaining a female passenger of a stolen vehicle that had entered Federal Way from their jurisdiction. The female was contacted and detained by the officer. A small, clear plastic bag containing a white crystal-like substance resembling crystal methamphetamine was found in the left cup of her bra. The officers advised the sheriff office, providingfindings of the investigation.

Random shots fired: At 8:46 p.m. Aug. 9 in the 33000 block of 22nd Place South, officers were dispatched to a possible discharge of a firearm. Upon arrival, they were contacted by several witnesses who said three rounds were fired in an unknown direction from a car that was occupied by two black males. One witness said the same suspects fired one round in an unknown direction on Aug. 8, but it was not reported to police. The same witness retrieved a .380 casing from the incident area and provided it to police.

Argument turns violent: At 10:11 p.m. Aug. 9 in the 34000 block of First Circle South, officers responded to a recent physical domestic assault. Two people were having an argument, and during the argument one party placed both hands around the other’s neck, attempting to strangle her. She had visible signs of injury, and the other person was transported and booked into jail.

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