The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Shot in the hand: At 7:45 p.m. Oct. 4 in the 1400 block of South 324th Street, officers responded to a negligent discharge of a firearm that resulted in a self-inflicted gunshot wound to a victim’s left hand. The victim was clearing a customer’s firearm at Federal Way Discount Guns and failed to unload the weapon. The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.
Fence damage: At 8:14 a.m. Oct. 4 in the 27600 block of Pacific Highway South, a caller reported that an unknown suspect had damaged the chain link fence that surrounds the Silver Shadow Apartments. An officer found a bent post and about 10 feet of fence that had been knocked over. Damage is estimated at $1,000 and no suspect information is available.
Fake deposits: At 11:09 a.m. Oct. 4 in the 27800 block of Pacific Highway South, a victim reported that a woman had found him on the internet and wanted to set up an accounting business that she would train him for. The woman told the victim that she would deposit money in his account to buy equipment. A total of $4,750 was deposited in the victim’s account, but the bank later advised the victim that the deposits were fraudulent. There is no loss for the victim and no suspect information is available.
More fake money: At 11:21 a.m. Oct. 4 in the 35400 block of 21st Avenue Southwest, a man tried to buy $20 worth of items at Ace Hardware and attempted to pay with a counterfeit $50 bill. The manager reported that the man’s wallet was full of fake $50 bills. The suspect was driving a Mazda 6 with black wheels. He was described as a thin white male with partial facial hair who was wearing a Seahawks hat, white fleece jacket and blue jeans.
Attempted kidnapping?: At 7:04 p.m. Oct. 4 in the 300 block of Southwest 313th Street, police received a report that a 10-year-old girl was walking on the street when an unknown man got out of a car and attempted to kidnap her. Police report the girl’s story was not legitimate and was likely fabricated because she was late coming home.
Woman with a machete: At 12:15 p.m. Oct. 3 in the 25200 block of Pacific Highway South, police received a radio call about a female armed with a machete who was running away from a male on Pacific Highway near South Dash Point Road. The victim was located at a nearby business and said she had been kidnapped at gunpoint the night before by her ex-boyfriend. Kent police responded and took over the case. The suspect was arrested at his apartment.
Theft at Steel Lake: At 3:54 p.m. Oct. 3, a woman reported that her vehicle was broken into while she was visiting Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. She was parked in the upper southwest lot near the volleyball court and was only away from her vehicle for about an hour. Her driver’s side window had been broken and her purse was stolen. The purse contained $1,200 in cash that had been withdrawn for her rent payment. No suspects have been identified.
Shoplifter: At 9:34 p.m. Oct. 3 in the 1200 block of South 320th Street, officers responded to the Safeway store for a shoplifting case. Upon arrival, officers saw the security guard had the suspect on the ground. The guard said the suspect had attempted to strike him in the genitals, but missed. The suspect had three separate warrants for his arrest and was transported to SCORE Jail.
Loud bang: At 4:07 a.m. Oct. 2 in the 1400 block of South 312th Street, police responded to reports of a possible drive-by shooting. The caller said she heard a loud bang and saw a flash inside the white SUV that was making a right turn in front of her. Police searched the area and found no evidence of a shooting.
Scared girl: At 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2 in the 2100 block of Southwest 336 Street, an employee at Subway flagged down police and said that a half-hour earlier, a female in middle school ran into the store. The girl was out of breath and terrified. She told the employee that a male was following her and would not leave her alone. The only description is that the male was a possible transient with a backpack. No more information is available.
Wandering child: At 1:43 p.m. Oct. 2 in the 33000 block of 36th Avenue Southwest, a neighbor called 911 to report a 3-year-old child was walking around outside wearing only her underwear. The child escaped while the mother was supposedly in the shower. Police have responded to many calls about the child sneaking out of her home. After checking out the living conditions inside the home, police confirmed the child had plenty of food and clothing and was in a reasonable living situation. The child escapes because random people come and go, leaving the doors open.