Grenade found in donation box at Federal Way Goodwill prompts bomb unit response

Police and fire personnel inspected the grenade, which appeared to be real.

Nov. 7

Propane canister assault: At approximately 8:29 a.m. near the 29800 block of Pacific Highway S., a transient victim reported to police that she was struck on the head with a propane canister while inside her tent. Officers swept the transient camp, located at the northeast corner of Pacific Highway South and South 304th Street, but were unable to find the suspect. The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital for some bruising and laceration on her head.

Social media harassment: At approximately 9:54 a.m. near the 32300 block of 11th Place S., an officer responded to take a report of harassment online. The victim told an officer that a male she met a month ago will not stop contacting her via Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. The victim said the male also creates new profiles on the site after every time she blocks him. She has told him to stop trying to contact her repeatedly with no luck. In one message, the male told the victim, “Unblock me or your whole life will go up.” The victim is sure the male doesn’t know where she lives or works but wanted the incidents documented.

Nov. 8

Man breaks in to organize: At approximately 12:24 a.m. near the 1200 block of 332nd St., Federal Way Public Schools security contacted a man that had entered the bus barn office building via an unsecured door. The male was thought to possibly have mental health problems. When the man was found, he was organizing things inside. Security told the man to leave, which he did without incident. Later, security reviewed footage and found the male had not stolen anything, but was instead cleaning up the area. The report was made two days after the incident occurred.

Nov. 10

Attempted burglary: At approximately 7:02 a.m. near the 33100 block of Pacific Highway S., a subject entered the business and was attempting to take liquor and miscellaneous items from behind the bar. The owner woke up and caught the subject, and an altercation ensued after 911 was called. The subject was later located in a room at the Eastwind Motel and taken into custody after he was positively identified by the victim. The subject was arrested and booked into SCORE jail without incident.

Grenade in Goodwill donation box: At approximately 1:37 p.m. near the 32500 block of Pacific Highway S., a Goodwill employee called 911 to report they had found what appeared to be a grenade in one of the donation boxes. Officers and fire personnel arrived and inspected the grenade, which appeared to be real. The area was evacuated and a bomb diffuse unit arrived and rendered the grenade safe.

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