The following is a sample of the Federal Way police log:
Serious concerns: At 6:15 p.m. Jan. 31, officers contacted a man at a residence in the 32000 block of 17th Avenue Southwest regarding a Snapchat the man’s son sent to a cousin who is a student at Enumclaw Middle School. The photograph showed two guns lying on a bed with the caption “no school tomorrow.” An Enumclaw Police Department investigation turned up no crime. The man said there are no guns at the house, and his son has not been behaving abnormally.
Industrial theft: At 11:05 a.m. in the 200 block of Southwest 356th Street, someone reported an unknown suspect had cut and pulled wire from the street lights and construction sites at the location. The area is a housing development under construction. The damage was estimated at $12,000.
Determined thieves: At 9:47 a.m. Jan. 30 in the 1100 block of South 359th Street, an officer responded to a report of a burglary by Lakehaven Utility employees who stated they arrived at the site and found the cyclone fence mounting brackets had been cut, a padlock cut and removed from the fuel sensor housing box, a padlock from the fill housing door cut and the copper nipple stolen from a 1,000 gallon fuel tank. An exterior camera had been moved and pointed in a different direction.
Bad way to show off: At 10:54 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 31700 block of 50th Terrace Southwest, a female called 911 to report an argument with her boyfriend. It was also relayed that someone was maced during the altercation. Upon arrival, an officer determined the male had pepper sprayed himself to show how manly he was to his girlfriend. The boyfriend said this was very stupid of him, and he immediately regretted his decision. He was unable to drive because he couldn’t open his eyes, so he was driven to the transit center at his request.
No place to sleep: At 8:27 a.m. Jan. 29 in the 31700 block of South Gateway Center, a person called 911 to report he and a co-worker found an unknown person sleeping in his 2018 GMC rental vehicle. The person then exited the vehicle and walked southbound through the parking lot. The caller did not know if the person was male or female and said nothing was taken from the vehicle.
Not very neighborly: At 12:14 a.m. Jan. 29 in the 2000 block of Star Lake Lane, a woman reported that for the last three nights she has found single rounds of live ammunition near her doorstep when she arrives home. The woman said she has been having problems with her neighbor placing decorations near her door and believes he is trying to intimidate her. Three rounds of live ammunition were removed.
Store burglary: At 9:29 p.m. Jan. 28, an officer was dispatched to Car Star Auto Body Repair on South 327th Street for a commercial burglary. The suspect(s) cut the power and pulled the phone lines from the box. Credit cards, checks and credit card machines were stolen.
Sour grapes: At 2:11 p.m. Jan. 28 on 21st Avenue Southwest, a female was outside of the Starbuck’s when a person approached and asked her for cigarettes. The victim said no, and the suspect threw a cold drink on her before getting in the back of a vehicle, which then drove off. No one was injured, and the victim declined to file charges.
A lot of damage: At 7:41 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 2000 block of South 341st Place, someone reported the previous day that someone stole the public power meter for the building, pulled out the wires for the outside cameras and used a pry tool to enter the building. The suspect then rummaged through the office and kicked open a door to enter the adjacent business. Neither business had anything stolen. No evidence was found.
Dirty mischief: At 9:44 a.m. Jan. 27 in the 29000 block of 13th Place South, a man reported that during the night, someone egged his house and vehicle. He said this was the seventh time this has happened in the last year. He said, also during the night, someone left feces on his driveway. He reported he has a high school-aged child and believes the suspects attend the same school.
Street robbery: At 9:19 p.m. Jan. 27, police responded to a residence in the 32000 block of Sixth Avenue Southwest and spoke to a victim who reported, while on a walk, several males approached him. One pulled out a handgun, and another took everything from his pockets.
Dirty mischief: At 9:44 a.m. Jan. 27 in the 29000 block of 13th Place South, a man reported that during the night, someone egged his house and vehicle. He said this was the seventh time this has happened in the last year. He said, also during the night, someone left feces on his driveway. The man reported he has a high school-aged child and believes the people responsible attend the same school.
Strange behavior: At 9:26 a.m. Jan. 27 in the 33700 block of 21st Avenue Southwest, an employee at a store reported a male with needles sitting on a bench. The male had urinated himself and was making strange movements from apparent illicit drug use. The male had several confirmed warrants. He was arrested and booked into SCORE Jail without incident.
Violent encounter with thief: At 6:26 a.m. Jan. 27 at the 7-Eleven on Southwest 312th Street, an employee called to report a shoplift in progress. The suspect had a history of stealing from the store. The clerk then blocked the door to prevent the suspect from leaving despite being advised not to. The suspect then struck the clerk with a skateboard and fled on foot. The clerk declined aid and had left before police arrived.
Numerous warrants: At 4:06 a.m. Jan. 27 in the 31400 block of 18th Avenue South, an officer saw a person sleeping on the sidewalk of a private business. When asked, the person could not provide his name without looking at his ID. The person gave the officer two separate birthdays. He was then detained, and the person permitted the officer to look in his wallet for identification. The male had numerous warrants, including a $75,000 one out of King County and a $50,000 warrant out of Federal Way for violating a protection order. The suspect was arrested.
Car thief arrested: At 8:04 a.m. Jan. 26 in the 2900 block of Southwest 332nd Place, police located an occupied stolen vehicle. The same vehicle had avoided capture a week prior. When officers attempted to contact the driver, he fled northbound. The suspect hit a parked vehicle a short distance later and was noncompliant. The driver was eventually taken into custody.
Leaf blowers in high demand: At 7:55 a.m. Jan. 26 in the 1600 block of South 333rd Street, a person reported that over the night someone broke into the shed that held landscaping equipment. The lock was broken off and no longer there. The person stated seven leaf blowers of different makes were stolen. Two weeks prior, two leaf blowers were stolen in the same manner, bringing the loss to nine leaf blowers.
Assault in front of children: At 6:31 a.m. Jan. 26 in the 3000 block of Seventh Place South, a person called to report an argument between two people that became physical. The suspect physically assaulted the victim by punching her with a closed fist numerous times. The victim lost consciousness and woke up to her children, who witnessed the assault, crying. The suspect was gone when police arrived. The victim was transported to St. Francis for treatment. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Section for felony charges.
Work not up to par: At 6:11 p.m. Jan. 25 in the 2100 block of South 324th Street, a person reported a male came by his residence and talked him into letting him fix a dent on his truck. The person wanted $950 upfront, which the victim provided. The suspect worked on the vehicle for about 40 minutes and then said he needed to buy some paint. He then left and never returned. The officer inspected the vehicle and found the work done was “substandard” and not worth the $950 paid.
Threats: At 3:51 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Federal Way Head Start Parking lot on 28th Avenue South, a male was reported to have made threats toward parents with an unknown black object. Upon officer arrival, the suspect had already left westbound on 312th Street, where he had been observed by a school security guard. Officers located the male, who was in possession of a black instrument case and black tactical pen. The suspect was positively identified, and he was arrested and booked into SCORE Jail for harassment.
Nighttime robbery: At 1:46 a.m. Jan. 25, two suspects entered the Econo Lodge on South 328th Street and took approximately $300 from the front desk. One suspect displayed a black handgun during the robbery. The suspects fled and were not located.