Suspects assault, tie up female while burglarizing Federal Way residence

Federal Way Police also respond to reports of robberies at gunpoint

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 2:27pm
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The following is a sample of the Federal Way Police crime blotter:

Robberies at gun point: Police responded to two separate incidents of people being robbed at gunpoint Jan 1. The first was reported at 8:37 p.m. and took place in the 33000 block of 19th Avenue Southwest near a local middle school in the 33000 block of 19th Avenue Southwest while the victim was walking home from work. The suspects left in a vehicle. The second incident was reported at 8:45 p.m. and took place in the 3000 block of Southwest 320th Street. The suspects were not located.

Gun casings found: At 5:26 p.m. Jan. 1 in the 32100 block of 20th Lane Southwest, multiple residents called to report shots were fired from within the complex. Six casings were located in the complex near one of the buildings. No injuries or property damage was reported.

Shoe robbery: At 2:22 p.m. Jan. 1 at DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse on South 320th, an officer responded to a robbery where an unknown female stole several pairs of shoes. When the female suspect was confronted, she pepper sprayed the manager. It was determined the female took three pairs of shoes. She was described as a black female, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 160 pounds, wearing dark clothing with red boots and carrying a red/orange bag and a red reusable DSW shopping bag. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. At the time of the report, video was not available, and both shift managers were effected by the pepper spray and unable to give statements.

Unofficial chase: At 11:39 a.m. Jan. 1 in the 28600 block of 25th Place South, a woman reported meeting a person at the Villa Capri apartments to get her husband’s phone. During the exchange, the two struggled, and the suspect pulled out a pistol as the victim drove away and shot at her. The victim then pursued the suspect into Kent and was advised to stop. Officers found no evidence of a shooting at the scene.

Gunshots reported: At 11 a.m. Jan. 1 in the 3000 block of South 288th Street, a resident at a mobile home reported hearing gun shots the previous night. When he came out during daylight, he found bullet holes in a window. No one was injured. The high angle of the bullet holes and close proximity of buildings made it impossible to determine the location of the shooter. No physical evidence was recovered.

Suspicious behavior: At 2:51 a.m. Jan. 1 in the 1600 block of South 328th Street, an officer saw a suspicious vehicle, occupied by four people, parked in a known drug area. The vehicle was partially in the road way. The officer contacted the subjects, who provided their names. One was arrested for a felony warrant, and he was booked into Score Jail.

New Year’s Eve theft: At 4:29 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Rite Aid on Pacific Highway South, a loss prevention officer reported someone stole $174.91 worth of alcohol. The suspect filled a reusable shopping bag and exited the store without paying for the merchandise and got into the passenger’s seat of a gray Nissan. Police were unable to locate the vehicle, which was registered to an address in Enumclaw.

Don’t wave that around: At 10:02 a.m. Dec. 31 in the 100 block of South 336th Street, a person called 911 to report a male was standing at the corner of 336th and First Avenue South and pointed a handgun at the caller’s vehicle when he drove past. The caller reported he would be in church and did not want contact. A male fitting the caller’s description was located and detained. The suspect admitted to having a BB gun, but stated he did not pull it out of his coat to point it at anyone. The man was warned about displaying his BB gun and released.

Pills, ammo found: At 9:11 a.m. Dec. 31 in the 36900 block of 19th Way South, police contacted juveniles in a vehicle after it was reported the driver was unconscious following a collision. Upon investigating, the male in the driver seat was arrested for minor intoxicated in a public place, and upon searching him, officers found more than 50 Xanax pills found in a clear plastic bag for which he did not have a prescription. Officers also found three rounds of live ammunition: two Winchester .40 caliber hollow-point rounds and one Winchester 9 mm ball nose round. All were collected for evidence. Police arrested two of the passengers for obstruction. All the juveniles were identified and released to family members. The male in the driver seat fingerprinted and photographed at the police station.

Fight with a weapon: At 3:47 p.m. Dec. 30 in the 2300 block of Southwest 336th Street, an officer responded after a report of a fight with a weapon. The officer was advised a shot was fired and all the suspects were leaving. When officers arrived, the suspects were gone, but a witness said it was a physical fight involving four or five Asian males, and no shots were fired. One of the suspects began hitting a car with an object before fleeing. The suspects fled westbound on Campus Parkway in a brown pickup truck and a silver sedan. A hat and broken plastic handle were recovered at the scene and booked as evidence.

Violent burglars: At 2:43 p.m. Dec. 30 in the 2000 block of South 298th Street, a victim was woken up to two suspects burglarizing her home. During the burglary, they hit her in the head, tied up her hands and put a knife to her throat. They took several items and then left in a vehicle. The victim then called family and 911 to report the incident. Officers arrived a short time later and photographed the scene and dusted for prints.

Sinful burglary: At 2:02 p.m. Dec. 30, an officer responded to a church in the 400 block of South 312th Street and spoke to a victim, who reported a suspect entered the church through unknown means and stole several items. The suspect was caught on video exiting the building.

Not very neighborly: At 12:32 p.m. Dec. 30 in the 32000 block of 19th Lane Southwest, police were called to respond to a residence after a threat was made with a gun. Residents reported they were moving out of an apartment and got into a dispute with a neighbor about being near his vehicle. The owner of the vehicle then came outside and produced a handgun and displayed it in a way that alarmed the victim. The male was contacted and detained without incident.

Property recovered: At 12:51 a.m. Dec. 30, a suspect was arrested for trafficking and possessing stolen property. He was booked into Score Jail after he declined to be interviewed. A search warrant was applied for and granted to search two storage units in the 8000 block of Pacific Highway East in Milton, and stolen band equipment reported from King County was found.

Angry break-up: At 4:23 p.m. Dec. 29, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 33000 block of First Lane South. The reporting party said, the prior evening, she and her now ex-boyfriend got into an argument over the phone, and she told him their relationship was over and to take his stuff and leave. When she returned home, the front door was open, the television smashed and her couch cushion was slashed. The victim said she wanted the incident documented for a future court order.

Violent car theft: At 11:16 a.m. Dec. 29 in the 1900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, a witness called to report someone took the victim’s car without permission. The victim attempted to stop the suspect and was assaulted. The suspect collided into a carport pole and garage door when attempting to flee. The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital for head injuries.

Shoes forcibly stolen: At 2:53 a.m. Dec. 29 in the 32100 block of 25th Avenue South, a victim called 911 to report an unknown black male assaulted him and stole his shoes. He was described as about 4o or 50 years old, about 6 feet tall, with a medium build.

Car thief foiled: At 1:12 a.m. Dec. 29 in the 34200 block of First Place South, officers were dispatched to a vehicle theft in progress. Upon arrival, a witness was holding down the suspect after he saw him in the victim’s vehicle. The victim stated she had never seen the man before, and he did not have permission to access the car. The suspect had a stun gun that was not used in the incident. The suspect was transported to Score Jail.

Industrial theft: At 11:16 a.m. Dec. 28 in the 1600 block of South 341st Place, a piece of industrial equipment was reported stolen from ELM Locating Services. The stolen equipment was a transmitter used to find gas lines. It was hood up to a gas meter and was gone when an employee returned to check on it. There is no suspect information.

Bank robbery: At 11:03 a.m. Dec. 28 in the 1900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, a suspect walked up to a teller at Key Bank with a threatening note that mentioned a gun and demanded money. The suspect was given money by the teller and was last seen running east from the bank. No gun was displayed, and the suspect was not located in an area check. The suspect was later identified in surveillance video.

Bad getaway driving: At 8 a.m. Dec. 28 in the 34000 block of Hoyt Road Southwest, a store employee called 911 to report a male took merchandise without paying for it. The suspect left in a white older sedan. Officers arrived and saw the vehicle driving eastbound on Southwest 340th Street. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the curb, and officers detained the suspect. He was positively identified as the theft suspect and booked into Score Jail.

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