High school locked down in false alarm

Someone reported seeing a student with a gun at Decatur.

  • Monday, February 5, 2018 4:48pm
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The following is a sample of the Federal Way police log:

High-risk stop: At 11:53 p.m. Feb. 4, police were alerted of a stolen vehicle near 33600 Pacific Highway South. Officers successfully spiked the vehicle’s tires and initiated a high-risk stop. During the stop, four subjects were detained. The vehicle was confirmed stolen and impounded. The subjects were interviewed but then released after no probable cause was established.

Keys left behind: At 6:47 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Arcadia Townhomes, a victim reported that an unknown suspect attempted to steal his vehicle parked outside. The victim’s wife heard the car start and checked. The vehicle stalled, and the suspect fled but left behind a bunch of shaved keys in the ignition. An officer recovered nine shaved keys and put them into evidence. The suspect was not located.

Carjacking: At 2:39 p.m. Feb. 4 in the 31900 block of Third Place Southwest, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery and carjacking. Two suspects were later taken into custody.

Shot fired: At 8:18 p.m. Feb. 3 in the 2100 block of Southwest 352nd Street, officers were called by a resident at one of the apartments about sounds of a possible domestic violence incident upstairs. The neighbor reported hearing sounds of yelling, scuffling and a single gun shot. A male was seen leaving the apartment and resisted officers in the stairwell. Officers found he had a firearm, and the suspect admitted to accidentally discharging one round into a wall. The apartment was checked and no one located inside. The suspect was booked into SCORE Jail.

Juvenile injured: At 8:15 p.m. Feb. 3, an officer responded to St. Francis Hospital in reference to a gunshot wound. The officer spoke with a juvenile who had a single gunshot wound to the chest. No suspect information was provided.

Violent burglary: At 10:27 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 1000 block of Southwest 309th Place, police were called to a residence for a recent burglary. The suspect had forced entry through the front door and violently assaulted the victim who fled on foot and flagged down maintenance and called 911. The suspect was still inside when officers arrived. The suspect eventually exited the apartment was taken into custody. The victim sustained visible injuries to the face and possible broken ribs.

Sibling fight: At 4:15 a.m. Feb. 3 in the 31000 block of First Avenue South, a male called to report his brother was throwing bottle caps at him. Officers responded and interviewed both parties. The male who called initially claimed he was physically assaulted, but changed his story multiple times. The other male denied he assaulted his brother. Both parties said they were going to sleep.

Bathroom assault: At 2:10 p.m. Feb. 2, a Federal Way High School student reported being assaulted by several subjects in the bathroom immediately after school. The student also reported his phone was taken from his back pocket during the assault.

Possible troublemakers: At 2:34 a.m. Feb. 2 in the 2400 block of South 298th Street, a female called to report a mail theft at their neighbor’s mailbox. The female and her boyfriend chased after the two males and one female, who they said appeared to be juveniles. They did not locate them. The officers were not able to locate the juveniles. The female’s boyfriend was upset and frustrated because of a similar incident in the area. He said he did not see them take mail or possess mail but chased after them. None of the mailboxes checked had mail in them.

Being friendly?: At 1:43 a.m. Feb. 2, an officer contacted a male walking on First Place South with no shirt on and waving his hands at passing vehicles. The male had a confirmed warrant for domestic violence assault out of Renton Municipal Court. He was taken into custody and booked into the SCORE Jail without incident.

Fireworks report: At 7 p.m. Feb. 1, officers were dispatched to Harry S. Truman High School for reports of a juvenile problem. School employees stated a juvenile had thrown a firecracker toward the school and scared a number of employees and students. The building was not damaged, and officers found no evidence of fireworks or firecrackers. No juveniles were located in the area.

Scary bag: At 5:53 p.m. Feb. 1, an officer responded to a residence in the 32800 block of Eighth Place Southwest following a report of a suspicious plastic bag near the front step. The reporting party and his wife said the bag, which was from Safeway, was very suspicious and they were scared of it and refused to look inside. The officer picked up the plastic bag, determined it was empty and offered to throw it away. The residents requested a report be filed. The caller said he would dispose of the bag.

Attempted luring: At 2:38 p.m. Feb. 1, a school security guard called to report an attempted luring of an 11-year-old girl who was walking home from Sacajawea Middle School on Jan. 30. An officer spoke to the girl, who said someone in a white van asked her if she needed a ride home, and the van approached her three times. She said the van was occupied by two young-looking white males. She was able to get out of sight of the van and return to school where she met her mother.

Drop the mic: At 10:22 a.m. Feb. 1, an officer was informed of a student at Decatur High School who possibly had a gun. The school was locked down and the student located in a classroom. The officer discovered the student did not have a gun but was holding a microphone for video production in the hallway.

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