The following is a sample of the Federal Way police blotter:
Long-distance crime report: At 6 p.m. Dec. 25, a person away on a cruise called police to report he saw people in his residence in the 4000 block of Southwest 330th Court via camera recording he can access from his cell phone. It was also reported, Chinese takeout food could be seen at the front door and voices heard. The person said he possibly heard his runaway daughter. When an officer arrived, the house was dark and no lights were on except by a door near the back of the house. There was no forced entry found. Footprints in the snow led to the back of the house, but no one was found.
Inappropriate massage: At 5:15 p.m. Dec. 25 a person reported being inappropriately touched by a masseuse during a massage in the 31500 block of Pacific Highway South. The victim stated the suspect touched her between her legs twice while performing the massage and then made her expose her breasts and commented “wow.” The case was reported for documentation.
Sad Christmas: At 10:39 a.m. Dec. 25, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the Park 16 complex on 16th Avenue South. The officer spoke with a man who said, sometime during the night, someone opened the window next to his back door and reached into the apartment and unlocked his back door. The man said his wife’s wallet was taken from her purse. The wallet contained $70 in cash, a Salvation Army gift card worth $50 and identification and medical cards. The man reported he and his family were at home at the time, but they were all asleep.
Unwanted visitor: At 2:16 p.m. Dec. 24, an officer responded to a residence in the 35000 block of 20th Avenue Southwest. The victim reported she left her home Dec. 22, and when she returned Dec. 24, she noticed the back glass door was shattered and a rock was inside the doorway. The victim said nothing appeared missing, but there was a blanket in the upstairs hallway that she did not recognize. It is believed a transient broke into the house for shelter.
Gas station burglary: At 7:17 a.m. Dec. 24, an officer responded to the Circle K at 2125 SW 356th Street for a burglary report. Sometime during the night, the camera system was unplugged, and $180 in cash and a carton of cigarettes was stolen.
Hit and run: At 3:36 a.m. Dec. 24, police responded to the 33400 block of 1oth Avenue Southwest for an injury hit-and-run involving two vehicles. The victim was injured and trapped in her vehicle. Fire department responders arrived and extracted her from the vehicle and evaluated her. The suspect vehicle was located, and the driver was taken into custody.
Money stolen: At 2:51 p.m. Dec. 23, police were notified a person working at Macy’s at The Commons mall was suspected of stealing money. In the week’s prior, the male was seen closing his register out, removing money and putting it into his pocket. On Dec. 22, the employee came into work after not showing up for several days. He then opened his register and then attempted to close it shortly afterward. He then left the store. The register was opened and $123 found to be missing. Police are investigating.
Gunshots reported: At 1:28 p.m. Dec 23 in the 31200 block of Eighth Avenue South, a person called 911 after hearing what sounded like gunshots. He said when he looked outside, he saw a group of four people and a male in the group standing at the backyard of a residence holding what appeared to be a black handgun. Officers contacted three people at the address, and they all claimed they heard fireworks. Officers gained permission to check the backyard but did not find evidence of gun discharge or anyone who was injured.
Bizarre visit: At 5:04 a.m. Dec. 23, an officer responded to a residence in the 31000 block of First Avenue South for a report of a burglary in progress. Upon arriving, all the suspects had left the area. While investigating, the officer was told three males had come inside the subject’s house. During that time, they sat on the couch and started to talk to the homeowners. They talked for 20 to 30 minutes until the female became uncomfortable after a suspect put his arm around her. The female began to call 911, and the suspects left, during which time they may have taken a house key. One person in the house was laughing and said he wasn’t scared but thought it was funny. The pair said they didn’t want to press charges but didn’t want the suspects to come back. Afterward, the officer learned one of the suspects told the male reporting party he had to leave and come back with them. No one was injured, and no one was threatened.
Expensive meal: At 10:06 p.m. Dec. 22 in the 32600 block of Pacific Highway South, a person reported that while he was eating at a restaurant, someone stole his new bike, which cost $6,369.99. An investigation revealed the suspect attempted to cut the lock to remove the bike. Photos of the bike, receipt and its serial number were recorded, and the bike was listed as stolen.
Cellphone lost, iPod found: At 4:02 p.m. Dec. 22 in the 100 block of South 332nd Place, a person called police to request an officer contact people at a residence because his cellphone was pinging there. An officer spoke to an occupant, who denied having the person’s cellphone. The resident then gave the officer an iPod Touch, which the person claimed must have been left there by someone. The device was not determined to be stolen, and it was booked into evidence as found property.
Kentucky fan?: At 2:56 p.m. Dec. 22 in the 33000 block of Seventh Place Southwest, a person spoke to an officer by phone regarding a theft that occurred on Dec. 12 where a female in her 20s walked up to his residence and stole two boxes from his front porch. One of the boxes contained printed greeting cards, and the other box had a Kentucky university football helmet. The suspect left the area in a black Honda Odyssey. The victim provided police with recorded screen shots of the suspect.
Shoplifting scheme: At 4:40 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Kohls at The Commons mall, a suspect was arrested for being part of a shoplifting scheme. Earlier, a male and a female entered the store and placed multiple items into a mesh shopping bag and then stashed it near the restroom. The pair then left the area in a vehicle. Later, the vehicle was spotted again, and the suspect emerged from within Kohls wearing an employee name tag. The suspect picked up the mesh bag and then exited the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspect was stopped outside by onsite officers and placed under arrest, and $822 in merchandise was recovered.
McDonalds melee: At 10:14 a.m. Dec. 21 at the McDonalds on South 320th Street, police contacted a male after a report of an assault. A security officer was attempting to take a photo of the man after asking him to leave, and the suspect swiped at his arm. After determining the incident could not be legally considered an assault, the man’s name was run for a criminal records check, and it was determined he had a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia out of Kent. The man was taken into custody and taken to the Kent jail.
Is jail safe?: At 6:50 a.m. Dec. 21 in the 1800 block of South 285th Place, police responded to multiple reports of a man pounding on doors and windows in an apartment complex and yelling that someone was trying to kill him. When an officer arrived, he was flagged down by a male who stated that someone in a blue sedan pointed a gun at him. He did not know what direction the car went. He said he was trying to get to a safe place. When the officer ran a records check on the man, it turned out the subject had a warrant out of Kent for fourth-degree assault. The man was taken to the Kent jail.