The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Victim robbed at gunpoint by group of males: At 12:39 a.m. on March 22 in the 33100 block of Pacific Highway South, a victim called police to report that he was robbed at gunpoint by approximately six to eight males. The suspects fled on foot, and police were unable to locate them.
Hungry teen returned home: At 10:23 p.m. on March 22 in the 1200 block of South 320th Street, a witness flagged down a police officer to report a 16-year-old boy was asking her for change and food because he was hungry. The person pointed out the boy to the officer, and he was contacted. After identifying himself, the officer discovered the boy was listed as a missing person. The teen was taken to the police station, where he met his aunt and returned home.
Thief steals woman’s running car: At 7:55 a.m. on March 21 in the 900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, an unknown suspect stole a woman’s vehicle while it was running and parked in front of her apartment. The keys were in the vehicle, and it was unlocked. The car has yet to be found.
Old man puts stolen flashlights in pants: At 10:58 a.m. on March 21 in the 35000 block of 21st Avenue Southwest, officers were called after a suspect was seen concealing two flashlights and exiting the store after making no attempt to pay for the merchandise, valued at $79.89. Police confronted the 70-year-old suspect and recovered the flashlights, and the suspect was trespassed off the property.
Wear your helmet: At 2:47 a.m. on March 20 in the 600 block of Southwest Campus Drive, police stopped a man riding a bicycle without a helmet. The suspect provided officers with identification, but the suspect returned with a warrant out of Fife. The suspect was detained, arrested and transported to SCORE Jail on the warrant.
Man throws knife: At 11:35 a.m. on March 20 in the 33000 block of 21st Avenue Southwest, a suspect threw a pocket knife on the floor before exiting the front entrance of the store when he was approached by security and asked to leave. The suspects made no threats before leaving, and the knife was recovered and submitted into evidence for destruction.
Burning trash behind theater: At 12:17 p.m. on March 19 in the 2500 block of Gateway Center Place, a suspect was seen lighting trash cans on fire near a movie theater building.
Mothers searching for runaway boys: At 1:07 a.m. on March 19 in the 35700 block of 16th Avenue South, two mothers reported their sons had run away. They were last seen inside the Park 16 Apartments and are described as friends. They said they let them play in the complex until about 8 or 9 p.m., when they usually come home, but they had yet to return that night. The mothers checked the local area with their friends but didn’t find them. The boys have no cell phone. Police entered them into the Washington database as runaways and advised the mothers to call if they return home.
Boy finds gun at Steel Lake Park: At 8:54 a.m. on March 19 in the 31900 block of Third Place Southwest, a woman told police she found a gun inside her home that her son said he found on the ground at Steel Lake Park. The owner of the gun said she sold it 20 years ago, and the gun was booked with an unknown owner.
Driver points gun: At 12:31 p.m. on March 19 in the 1100 block of South 356th Street, during a conflict regarding two merging vehicles, one of the occupants of the vehicle exited and pointed a handgun at a victim.
Man’s shoes mysteriously swapped: At 7:05 p.m. on March 18 at 33230 Pacific Highway S., a man told police he was staying at the Eastwind Motel when an unknown suspect went into his room while he was in the bathroom and stole his shoes and replaced them. He pulled out the shoes, stating the suspect “swapped” the shoes and the “new ones” are too big. His old shoes were valued at $17.
Hit apartments and run: At 10:21 p.m. on March 18 in the 2100 block of Southwest 352nd Street, residents of the Union Apartments witnessed a vehicle collide with the outside of an apartment building. Two male juveniles were seen running from the vehicle. Police found the vehicle, which was on a rockery with damage to the undercarriage and front end. The vehicle was undriveable and towed from the scene. Police contacted the registered owner, who recovered the vehicle, which had been listed as stolen.
Boy hit with rock: At 6:30 p.m. on March 18 in the 35400 block of 23rd Avenue Southwest, a boy’s older sister called 911 to report her brother had been struck in the head by a rock that was thrown from Crystal Point Apartments while he was playing in the back of the parking lot of Waverly Apartments. She said she didn’t know the identity of the person who threw the rock but two 13- to 14-year-old girls were seen throwing rocks in the area. The boy declined medical assistance.
Mother assaulted by son on meth: At 5:24 p.m. on March 17 in the 2900 block of Southwest 323rd Street, a woman called 911 to report her son assaulted her while he was high on meth. Police arrested her son, and he was booked into SCORE jail.
Man robbed at gunpoint: At 12:42 a.m. on March 17 in the 1300 block of South 324th Street, a victim called police to report he was robbed at gunpoint. Police arrived on scene, but the suspect had fled. Officers reported there is very limited information on the suspect at this time.
Student caught with marijuana: At 10:06 a.m. on March 17 at Decatur High School, a male student was caught with marijuana on campus. Officers issued the student a criminal ticket with a court date, and he was released without any problems.
Woman throws cans at cars: At 1:50 p.m. on March 16 in the 34600 block of 16th Avenue South, a person reported seeing a woman throwing soda cans at passing traffic. Officers responded and found the described female and observed her carrying a black backpack while holding two cans of alcoholic beverages. An officer approached the woman and saw the cans were open. The officer also saw a glass smoking pipe with burnt ends in the side pouch of her backpack. The officer arrested the female and booked her into SCORE Jail for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pharmacy sleeper arrested on warrant: At 9 p.m. on March 16 in the 33500 block of 21st Avenue Southwest, police were dispatched to a report of a man sleeping on the floor inside a CVS pharmacy. The 51-year-old man identified himself, and officers discovered he had a first-degree trespass warrant for $2,500 from Seattle. He was arrested and transported to jail.