The following is a sample from the Federal Way Police log:
Brothers duke it out: At 1:15 p.m. on April 12 in the 3700 block of Southwest 335th Street, police responded to a fight between two brothers in which one of them tried to strike the other with a gun. The shotgun he used was unloaded. The brother who was a victim restrained the suspect, who ended up biting him. The malicious brother was arrested and booked into jail for assault.
Sleeping suspects caught: At 9:18 p.m. on April 11 in the 27800 block of Pacific Highway South, officers contacted two suspects who were “passed out” in a vehicle that was involved in a recent hit-and-run in which a firearm was brandished. The suspects were arrested, the weapon was found and the case handed to Washington State Patrol.
Man with restraining order molests woman: At 10:27 a.m. on April 11 in the 30600 block of Pacific Highway South, a suspect tried to have sex with a victim, but she refused. The suspect ignored her and pulled her pants down against her will and forcibly touched her. The suspect also violated a restraining order. He fled the scene before police arrived.
Store’s recycle bin vandalized: At 12:09 p.m. on April 11 in the 1900 block of South 320th Street, police responded to TJ Maxx after a report of an unknown suspect cutting the padlock for the recycle cardboard box container. The suspect(s) also removed some aluminum parts to a display shelf that was left outside the back of the business.
Homeless people not welcome on Frito-Lay land: At 12:04 p.m. on April 10 in the 33900 block of Ninth Avenue South, a person representing the land the Frito-Lay Distribution Center sits on told police there has been ongoing problems with homeless people trespassing. A nearby property had the same problem but had them trespassed. The homeless people left behind needles and a large amount of trash in the area, however. The representative requested those individuals also be trespassed from the Frito-Lay land.
Residents complain about homeless camp: At 1:05 p.m. on April 10 in the 35500 block of Pacific Highway South, residents complained to police about a homeless camp and its accumulation of trash. Officers checked the area and found no one trespassing or any active camps. There was a dismantled tent with a lot of trash and about 20 abandoned shopping carts. Officers determined some of the trash was polluting a creek that runs through the property. The police report was forwarded to code compliance and surface water management for land-owner notification.
Man shoots at vehicle: At 1:12 a.m. on April 9 in the 35600 block of Pacific Highway South, a man shot a round into a vehicle after banging on the victim’s driver’s side window. The suspect told the victim to open the door, but the victim didn’t cooperate. While running to another vehicle, the suspect shot at the victim’s vehicle while the victim was still inside. The victim was unharmed.
Police take backpack with gun into evidence: At 10:56 a.m. on April 9 in the 1900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, police responded to reports of an “illegal discharge” shooting. At the scene, officers located a “dumped” backpack behind the location where the shooting had occurred. They found in the bag a .45 pistol with ammunition matching the shell casing discovered at the shooting site. The backpack and gun were submitted to evidence.
Pocket knives scare children: At 4:27 p.m. on April 9 in the 1200 block of South 336th Street, children playing together in a playground were concerned about two other children who had pocket knives. Their parents were contacted and advised to talk to their children about safety and not taking their pocket knives out in the general play area.
Residents report hearing gunshots: At 11:21 a.m. on April 8 in the 1900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, police responded to reports of between five to seven gunshot sounds near the Pavilion Apartments. Officers interviewed witnesses, who said they thought the shots came from a specific building. Police checked the area, as well as the nearby greenbelt, but couldn’t find any bullet casings or other evidence. Some witnesses suspected the sounds were actually fireworks. Police closed the case.
Children break window with rocks, flee: At 4:51 p.m. on April 8 in the 2500 block of South 286th Place, some children threw a rock, breaking a window. The victim said the children were between 6 and 10 years old and were playing with the rocks in the playground area behind the victim’s apartment. One of the children threw a rock, which struck the rear bedroom window, cracking the glass. The children fled the area. Window replacement is estimated to cost $200.
Juvenile arrested for strangling: At 2:57 a.m. on April 7 in the 3900 block of Southwest 328th Place, officers responded to a domestic violence assault. They found the victim face down on the floor and determined that person had been strangled. The suspect, a juvenile, was taken into custody and booked into the King County Juvenile Detention Center on second-degree domestic violence assault charges.
Skate rink drama ends in arrests: At 10:28 p.m. on April 7 at 34222 Pacific Highway S., an officer working off duty at Pattison’s West Skating Rink observed a large crowd gathering around the entrance. The officer responded after hearing people scream and being waved over. There, the officer witnessed a male with a red bandana shove the owner of the property. Thinking the crowd would engage in a fight, the officer requested backup and arrested the male. Two other males were also arrested and trespassed from the skating rink. The officer noted the suspects wore red bandanas around their hands or necks and were claiming “blood” as they caused a ruckus. Police released the males on their own recognizance, as no one had any visible injuries, and the officer did not see any actual fighting, just shoving.
Man shoots at woman driving: At 10:41 p.m. on April 7 in the 1100 block of South Dash Point Road, a victim reported an unknown person shot at her multiple times while she was driving. She believes the shooter was in the passenger seat of another vehicle. She did not sustain injuries, nor was there any damage to her vehicle.
Woman drugged, held at apartment: At 12:13 p.m. on April 6 in the 1000 block of South 320th Street, a woman told police she was held against her will at an apartment. She said several people drugged her and threatened to “pimp her out” on backpage.com. She claimed one of the suspects hit her face, but she escaped and ran to US Healthworks to call 911. She was eventually taken to the station and interviewed by police. The investigation is ongoing.
Locked up man continues to act like pimp: At 1:09 p.m. on April 6 in the 33300 block of Eighth Avenue South, police learned an incarcerated man has been calling a victim despite a no contact order between the two. According to the police report, he is “instructing and profiting” from the victim who is performing sex acts for money while he is in jail.
U.S. Bank robbed: At 1:29 p.m. on April 6 at 1436 S. 312th St., a male with a gun robbed the U.S. Bank. A suspicious vehicle was located nearby, and police were able to find and arrest the registered owner.