The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Picking the wrong team: At 2:45 p.m. Nov. 19 in the 1900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, police were dispatched to a dispute between a couple. The boyfriend and girlfriend, who police said were possibly intoxicated or high, were involved in a verbal argument because the boyfriend picked the wrong NFL football team to win in the girlfriend’s “survivor league.” The boyfriend left at the girlfriend’s request, and she locked the door. The boyfriend returned, attempting to get his phone, but the girlfriend would not let him in. The boyfriend then “shouldered” the door, breaking it open, to get his phone. The apartment is both his and his girlfriend’s. The girlfriend was crying when police arrived but did not report anything physical between the two and showed no apparent sign of injury. The boyfriend had no sign of injury, either. The girlfriend wanted her boyfriend to leave, and he did.
Thunderbird crunch: At 11:38 a.m. Nov. 19 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, a person was parked back-in near O’Reilly Auto Parts. A black Ford Thunderbird occupied by two young white males accelerated rapidly backward from in front of the store. The Thunderbird’s driver’s side mirror and driver’s side struck the victim’s vehicle on the front bumper area, causing some damage and ripping off the victim’s license plate. The Thunderbird’s mirror was left at the scene along with glass damage. The Thunderbird backed up over the curb and accelerated out of the parking lot, then headed south on Pacific Highway South. The victim was not able to get the license plate. Police checked the area, but did not locate the Thunderbird.
Apple assault: At 1:11 a.m. Nov. 19 in the 1600 block of Southwest Dash Point Road, a Chevron employee called to report being assaulted after a customer and he were in a verbal dispute over a method of payment, resulting in the suspect throwing an apple at the reporting party. The male suspect remained on scene and reported that the employee did not allow him to use his wife’s EBT card to pay for some food items. The suspect was under the influence of drugs and had his very young daughter with him. The two of them were given a ride back to a nearby residence after the male was trespassed from the Chevron.
Missing money: At 1:12 p.m. Nov. 18 in the 1500 block of South 328th Street, an elderly female called reporting a break-in and theft of $200 cash. She was irate with officers and complained the deadbolt did not work. There were no signs of damage to the deadbolt, and there was a tight seal on the door. No other signs of forced entry. Female’s description of events was nonsequential and did not make sense, according to the police report. Officer called female’s sister to appraise her of the situation. The woman was unable to provide pertinent details for further investigation of lost money.
Drunk on a bus: At 9:31 a.m. Nov. 18 in the 31000 block of 23rd Avenue South, police responded to a report of an unwanted and unruly subject on the bus. Upon arrival, police contacted the transient male on the bus. He was drunk and unkind. He was arrested on a confirmed Department of Corrections warrant despite his protest that he did not have a warrant. He was transported to SCORE jail and booked.
Voicemail threat: At 9:00 a.m. Nov. 18 in the 4900 block of Southwest 330th Street, police were called regarding a threat to kill made over the phone. The reporting person advised she received a voicemail and phone call from her brother, advising he was on his way to the location and planned to kill their father later that night; he encouraged her to not be home when he got there. All family members were contacted and provided statements. The man was arrested without incident in a Tumwater hotel room.
Ride offered: At 3:56 p.m. Nov. 17 in the 36000 block of First Avenue South, a parent reported his daughter was in front of the gym after school with a friend when newer dark gray or black SUV pulled up to the children and a person asked them if they needed a ride. They said no and walked away. The daughter said there was nobody else in the vehicle, and she felt the female was just trying to be nice. She stated there was a car seat in the vehicle and has never seen the vehicle or the female prior to that contact.
Transient trespassers: At 10:34 a.m. Nov. 17 in the 1200 block of South 326th Street, Kitt’s Corner Apartments reported transient trespassers in the woods south of the complex. A tent and two subjects were discovered, the subjects identified. Both were trespass banned and one was arrested for outstanding warrants. Post arrest, the subject claimed to have swallowed drugs and he was taken to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation.
Grizzly shoes: At 6:25 a.m. Nov. 17 in the 2400 block of South Star Lake Road, police contacted a subject who was irrational and delusional, talking about a grizzly bear wearing silver shoes attacking her. The subject was on the property of an elementary school as students were arriving. The subject refused to leave the property. She appeared to be hallucinating and yelling at people who weren’t there. The subject repeatedly threatened she was going to shoot people, especially someone named “Jimmy.”
Drug arrest: At 8:01 p.m. Nov. 16 in the 1400 block of South 348 Street, a resident reported that two subjects were inside a vehicle using drugs out of a spoon. Police found drug paraphernalia inside. One suspect was found to have a Federal Way arrest warrant for $5,000. Both subjects were trespassed from the location.
Harassment with knife: At 7:58 p.m. Nov. 16 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to an in-progress threat with a knife. All employees and customers were evacuated, and officers surrounded the building. A call-out was performed, the suspect exited the building and was taken into custody. The knife was located and identified by the victim. Video shows the suspect pulled a knife from his pocket and remove it from a sheath after being confronted for stealing and consuming wine. He was booked for felony harassment.