Man robbed, attacked at gunpoint

Victim said the suspects stole $900 from him.

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Jan. 28

Man attacked, robbed at gunpoint: At 11:02 p.m. an officer was dispatched to the 1800 block of S. 281st Place for reports of an assault. A witness saw a male being attacked who then requested police to be called. An area check found blood spatter but no victim. The victim was later discovered at St. Francis, and told officers he was robbed at gunpoint and the suspects stole $900 from him.

Coinstar fraud: At 11:48 a.m. at a business located at the 28810 block of Military Road S., a fraud report was made that said someone had taken a receipt from a Coinstar machine for 1 cent and returned at a later time with the amount reading $98.15. The business employee gave the suspect that amount when the receipt was scanned. The receipts have barcodes that read the correct amount of money needing to be paid, so it is unclear how the suspect altered the barcode to read the false amount. The employee who accepted the voucher said they do not remember who the customer was. This case is currently inactive.

Jan. 27

Hit and run: At 8:50 a.m. near the 30000 block of 16th Ave. S., a resident filed an online report that they had been involved in a hit and run. They said they were driving down the middle lane of 16th Avenue, with a car in the left lane and an empty right turn lane. They reported that the car in the left lane had apparently wanted to get into the right turn lane and turned into the victim’s car in the middle lane. The victim turned into a business parking lot, assuming the suspect would do the same to exchange information, but they proceeded to drive away from the scene.

Hit and run: At 12:36 p.m. near the 4700 block of 320th St., officers responded to calls of a hit and run with no reported injuries. The suspect vehicle allegedly fled eastbound on Southwest 320th Street. Victims were able to record the license plate of the suspect vehicle, according to the report. The vehicle address is listed in Tacoma. All victims declined to press charges, and only want the suspect’s insurance information.

Mental crisis: At 10:31 a.m. near the 30900 block of 1st Ave. S., officers responded to a call of a male in an apparent mental crisis. The male reportedly sounded confused and was hearing voices. The voices were telling him to do things, however the report does not specify what those things were. The male had no warrants and was not impaired or under the influence. According to the report, officers used calm verbal skills and de-escalation techniques to have the male explain what he was experiencing. No weapons are in the male’s house, and he also lives with his mother. The male requested to speak with someone about mental health, and a mobile crisis team was contacted and arrived shortly after.

Jan. 26

Boyfriend strangles girlfriend: At 2:32 p.m. near the 36600 block of 2nd Place SW, officers responded to a call of a no contact order violation. The victim reported being strangled by her boyfriend while he was in violation of a confirmed, served no contact order. The boyfriend was located and transported to SCORE jail.

Tow truck driver threatened with gun: At 1:20 p.m. near the 30800 block of 16th Place SW, police were called to a threat with a gun. The reporting person is a tow truck driver and had just repossessed a vehicle, when a suspect associated with the vehicle, but not the owner, confronted him and brandished what appeared to be a BB gun. A friend of the suspect as well as family members confirmed it was a BB gun. The reporting person said no threat was made but he wanted to a file a report for information. He did not want to be a victim, however, so he did not want to press any charges or give a full statement or cooperate with the investigation.

Malicious mischief: At 9:38 a.m. at the Spring Valley Montessori School located on Pacific Highway, officers responded to a call of a possible burglary. Upon arrival, they contacted a man who said he witnessed a large male with a beard around the residence. Once he was finished, a male matching the description exited one of the buildings and started walking away. The male was only wearing a shirt, coat and earmuffs but no pants. The witness told police there was damage to several buildings but he was unsure if anyone else was inside. A check of the building was done and no other suspects were found, however they did find a make-shift bed and pair of blue jeans along with what appeared to be human feces. The witness, determined to be the caretaker of the property, said he noticed the damage and the squatting by the broken windows in two of the buildings, however it did not appear any other damage was caused. A citation was issued for criminal trespass and malicious mischief and the scene was photographed.

Jan. 25

Victim’s house egged: At 6:40 a.m. near the 37400 block of 18th Ave. S., officers responded to a report of malicious mischief. At sometime during the previous night, the victim reported that her tires were slashed and her house was egged. The victim’s son apparently heard a noise outside the house that night, but didn’t look to see what it might have been. The officer went to the residence to inspect the tires but didn’t see any damage. It had appeared that the air had been let out of the tires. There is no suspect information or leads at this time.

Armed robbery: At 2:42 a.m. near the 100 block of SW 312th St., officers responded to a call of an armed robbery. A male suspect armed with a sawed off shotgun stole a cash box from a business at the listed location and fled down 1st Avenue South in a dark colored vehicle.

Security vehicle stolen: At 7:14 p.m. at the Commons Mall, officers responded to a call of a stolen vehicle. The suspect had allegedly left her vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition and later came back to find it gone. The stolen vehicle is used as the Commons Mall security vehicle. Area checks for the vehicle came up negative. There are no known security cameras in the area where the vehicle was taken.

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