Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
9/11 memorial damaged: At 3:26 p.m. Sept. 26, police got a call from a South King Fire and Rescue firefighter who saw two people skateboarding along the edges of benches at the 9/11 memorial at Station 64, 3700 S. 320th St. The firefighter confronted the skaters, and they fled. Damage is estimated at $1,000 and includes worn edges as well as wax that had been applied by the skaters. Suspects were described as a black male and Hispanic male, both in their 20s.
Munchie run: At 11:03 p.m. Sept. 26 in the 27200 block of Pacific Highway S., police responded to a convenience store where a man took a sandwich and beer without paying. An employee tried unsuccessfully to stop the man, who fled and climbed the fence into the Club Palisades Apartments. The officer checked the area, but did not find the suspect. The employee said the suspect had shoplifted from the store in the past.
Don’t leave home without it: At 12:47 p.m. Sept. 26 in the 34500 block of 9th Avenue South, a woman told police that sometime between July 10 and July 16, someone had entered her motorhome parked at the aforementioned address and removed her wallet without permission. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing else was missing. The victim said her Home Depot credit card was in the stolen wallet, and the credit card has since been used without her permission.
Easy rider: At 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26, police located an abandoned motorcycle/moped while checking on a homeless camp in the 1200 block of South 336th Street. A license check showed the vehicle had been stolen, and the registered owner did not answer calls. The vehicle was impounded.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: At 3:15 p.m. Sept. 26 at Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S., a man showed up to his probation appointment while under the influence of alcohol. Surveillance video showed the man driving his vehicle through the parking lot. He was booked into Score Jail.
Restaurant gear to go: At 9:44 a.m. Sept. 27 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, a caller reported the theft of utility carts that had been left outside a restaurant the previous Sunday while the business was closed. The suspect was captured on surveillance video loading the equipment into a white GMC pickup. The suspect was wearing an orange sleeveless shirt and is a white or Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 35. The truck’s license plate was not identifiable.
Missing purse: At 12:57 p.m. Sept. 27 in the 200 block of South 373rd Street, a caller told police that his 100-year-old mother had lost her purse the previous week. The purse was last seen at a Federal Way doctor’s office. Once they realized the purse was missing, they cancelled her credit card and checks and reported it to the bank. The credit card came back with four fraudulent charges. There are no suspects or further information at this time.
Trash talk: At 6:44 p.m. Sept. 27 in the 100 block of South 309th Street, a caller reported that an unknown male in an older beat-up multi-colored pickup truck drove by her and yelled out the window, “I don’t like you,” then drove away. The driver was described as a black male in his 30s. The caller said she had seen the vehicle in the neighborhood before, and suspects the male may be responsible for tipping over her trash cans a few months ago.
Marijuana at Mirror Lake Park: At 9:41 p.m. Sept. 27, a Federal Way police officer saw a Honda Odyssey van parked at the entrance to Mirror Lake Park, 915 S. 315th St. The officer made contact with six 18-year-olds and had them get out of the van. Inside the van, the officer found a rubber water bong, two glass pipes, two metal grinders, a glass container, a glass bowl, glass stem and about 1.57 grams of marijuana. The materials have been booked into evidence and will be destroyed.
Hit and run: At 5:54 a.m.Sept. 25 in the 2000 block of South 320th Street, the victim was driving when a dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee took a wide turn and collided with the victim’s vehicle on the passenger side rear wheel well, causing minor dents and rippling. The suspect kept going despite the collision. The victim attempted to follow the suspect, but was unable to get license plate or driver description.