The following is a sample of the Federal Way Police crime log:
Drive-by shooting: At 11:16 p.m. Jan. 21 in the 28600 block of 28th Place South, it was reported an unknown suspect drove by a residence and shot at it. Police found 10 to 11 bullet holes in the front window and 14 bullet casings located on the street. The occupants of the residence claimed they do not know who may have done it.
Suspicious activity at rental: At 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the 2700 block of Southwest 311th Street, a homeowner reported finding suspicious activity at the residence, which had been previously rented to two tenants who broke the lease and moved. An old grow operation was reported found in the garage, with two basins of dirt but no active plants. Fertilizer buckets were found inside the home, and an “abnormal amount of wiring” from the electrical box could be seen in the home. Heating was installed from outside to heat the garage. The homeowner was advised to go through a formal eviction process prior to moving anything.
Diffusing a hostile situation: At 2:19 p.m. Jan. 20 at The Commons mall, a male was observed wearing a ski mask. Mall security asked him to remove his mask, and he refused and walked away. The male was then observed with the mask covering the lower half of his face. An officer asked the male if it was attached to his jacket and if could not remove the mask. The male became agitated and started using profanity. The officer told the male he needed to leave, but he continued to swear. Two people in the parking lot objected to the male being asked to leave, and when the officer tried to explain why, they continued to yell. The officer decided to leave before the situation became worse.
Not appropriate parenting: At 1:47 p.m. Jan. 20 in the 2000 block of Southwest 336th Street, police responded to a report of people passed out in a vehicle after possibly smoking a drug. Officers arrived and found the subjects passed out and paraphernalia in the driver’s hand. A female passenger’s 4-year-old son was in the vehicle but appeared to be fine. The female’s grandmother was contacted and responded to take custody of the child.
Bringing a club to a fist fight: At 10:14 a.m. Jan. 20 in the 2900 block of 21st Avenue South, two adults agreed to mutual combat and became involved in a physical fight. After losing the fist fight, the suspect got a metal club and struck the victim with it three times 0n his head, injuring the victim. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCORE Jail.
Drug-fueled report: At 3:33 a.m. Jan. 20, an officer responded to the Pavilion Apartments on Southwest Campus Drive regarding an alleged assault that took place in the 2000 block of Southwest 352 Street. The officer contacted the reporting party who was intoxicated and under the influence of drugs. The reporting party said he was assaulted at his girlfriend’s house. The officer called the girlfriend, who said the male was high and acting crazy. He tried to push his way into her residence when she denied him entry earlier. No assault occurred.
Not clowning around: At 12:11 a.m. Jan. 20 on South 316th Place, a victim attempted to stop a theft of mail. While confronting the suspect, three other suspects approached the victim. One suspect took the victim’s key ring, which contained his house and car keys. Another was wearing a clown mask and advised the victim not to move. The suspects fled the area and were not located.
Not an officer: At 6:04 p.m. Jan. 19, officers were dispatched to the Econo Lodge on South 328th Street after a report of suspicious activity. Officers discovered there was a male stating he was a police officer and flashing a badge. They located him in the motel lobby and placed him in custody. Upon searching the suspect, police found what appeared to be a real revolver in the man’s waist band and a small bag of methamphetamine in his pocket. the suspect was booked into SCORE Jail on felony impersonation of an officer and possession of methamphetamine.
Middle school pot sale: At 12:52 p.m. Jan. 19 at Illahee Middle School, an officer responded to a report of a juvenile with a bag of marijuana. The juvenile found with the marijuana was planning on selling it to another juvenile. The school resource officer advised they would handle the disciplinary action.
Convenience store dispute: At 4:32 a.m. Jan. 19, officers responded to a domestic dispute at the 7-Eleven on Southwest 312th Street. A male suspect violated a no-contact order in place between he and the female involved, with whom he shares a child. The male fled on foot prior to police arrival. A Kent K-9 unit was not able to locate the suspect, who also had multiple warrants.
Repeat shoplifter: At 5:47 p.m. Jan. 18, loss prevention officer at Rite Aid on Pacific Highway South reported a theft of alcohol. The employee reported a person wearing a green and blue Seahawks hat concealed a bottle of gin in his jacket and a bottle of whiskey in a bag and left without paying. The loss prevention officer reported the suspect has stolen from the business several times in the past.
Stealing from a pawn shop: At 5:03 p.m. Jan. 18, staff at Cash America Pawn on Pacific Highway South reported an unknown male cut the chain lock on a generator and was attempting to steal it. The male left the area without stealing anything and fled in a Honda Civic. They wanted police to be aware of the vehicle because it appeared to contain stolen merchandise. They said the suspect dropped a damage leaf blower before fleeing.
A lot of ammo: At 3:46 p.m. Jan. 18, an officer responded to the 2200 block of Southwest 330th Street after ammunition was found next to a telephone pole. The reporting party did not see the ammunition placed there and did not know to whom it could belong. The officer recovered 39 .45 caliber bullets, which were booked into evidence.