Thomas Jefferson High student sorry after social media video alarms classmates

Teen admiring ammunition from late father’s gun collection.

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 3:27pm
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The following is a sample from the Federal Way Police crime blotter:

Unwanted visitor: At 12:19 a.m. Feb. 28, an employee at a business in the 1600 block of South 347th Place reported an unknown male entered the locked business and refused to leave. The suspect threatened to stab an employee after he was confronted. The man produced a large, fixed blade knife before fleeing on a yellow BMX bicycle.

Robbed again: At 3:38 a.m. Feb. 27, an employee at the Circle K on Southwest 356th Street reported that, on the first night of being re-opened, the store was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects. The employee reported the gunman pointed the gun directly at her face, while the other stole money from the cash register. Approximately $100 was stolen. The suspects then fled on foot northbound across Southwest 356th. Police arrived and a K-9 track was started, but the suspects were not located.

Antique gun surrendered: At 1: 23 p.m. Feb. 27, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of South 301st Place for a rifle the owner wanted to surrender. The owner gave the officer a long antique rifle and said he no longer wanted it in his home. After examining the rifle, the officer noted it was an antique German rifle made in the 1800s. The officer told the man the gun would be destroyed in 90 days. It was booked as found property and listed for destruction.

Marijuana donation: At 2 p.m. Feb. 27 in the 33700 block of 31st Avenue Southwest, a person stated that someone dropped off a bag of marijuana in front of his house. The bag had an address written on it, as well as 911. The person reported the address on the bag was a potential marijuana grow site. The occupants of that residence had moved out, and there was no current activity there. The bag of marijuana appeared to contain over an ounce. The bag was placed with other marijuana plants waiting to be destroyed.

Security officer struck: At 8:21 p.m. Feb. 27 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery. The suspect had fled from the store with a cart full of items and then struck a security officer in the face before fleeing in a white pickup truck with tool boxes. There was no plate on the vehicle.

False alarm: At 11:02 a.m. Feb. 26, a Thomas Jefferson High School student posted a video of himself handling ammunition, which alarmed several students who saw the video. An officer spoke with the student and his mother, who said her son did not have access to firearms and was just admiring ammunition from his deceased father’s firearm collection, which had been turned over to the student’s uncle. The boy was very apologetic for alarming people and has removed the video from his social media account.

Swear words in the dust: At 10:40 a.m. Feb. 26 in the 31800 block of Pacific Highway South, someone reported an unknown person destroyed two of his vehicle’s tires by puncturing them and wrote “F*** you, Y,” in the dust on the driver’s side door. The tires were valued at $245.

Creepy driver: At 1:06 p.m. Feb. 26 a school security officer at 1101 S. Dash Point Road reported a student had said a male in a white car had offered to give him a ride twice. The student refused and made it to school safely.

Domestic assault: At 6:53 p.m. Feb. 26 in the 33200 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to a room after someone reported seeing a male strike a female and hearing the female scream for help. When officers arrived, they could hear the female screaming from inside the room and loud thumping noises. The victim had visible injuries to her lips. The male was arrested.

Ambulance nuisance: At about 2:45 p.m.on Feb. 25, police responded to Fred Meyer, 33702 21st Ave. SW, to a report of a suspicious person. An AMR ambulance driver told police a man tried to enter the ambulance while he and his partner were inside. The man became confrontational and stepped up to the driver’s door, refusing to leave. The driver attempted to drive away, but could not as the subject stood so close to the ambulance that the mirror would have hit him. The driver tried to get out of the ambulance, but man closed the door preventing the driver from leaving. The driver provided cell phone video of the man to police. The man is known to police and has been uncooperative each time police make contact with him.

Family dispute: At about 1:18 p.m. Feb. 25, police responded to the 33400 block of 43rd Avenue Southwest for a verbal dispute between family members. The reporting party told police property was being thrown as her girlfriend was moving out. The reporting party said he threw a blender and it accidentally struck his brother. The brother sought treatment at the scene and at the hospital.

Robbery: At 6:30 a.m. Feb. 25, two suspects entered a store in the 27200 block of Pacific Highway South, selected items and approached the counter. One of the suspects went around the counter, produced a handgun and demanded money from the registers. Both suspects fled and were not initially located or identified.

Homeless youth: At 8:18 a.m. on Feb. 24, officer responded to Harbor Freight, 31858 Pacific Highway S., regarding a homeless person sleeping on the south side of the building. Officers made contact with the juvenile female sleeping on the ground surrounded by garbage. The female, who was alone, admitted to be a drug user and refused any assistance. She was not reported as a runaway. The officer contacted CPS and was advised there was a previous similar investigation involving the female. Officers contacted the female’s mother, who was reluctant to respond. The mother later called looking for her daughter who was last seen near 2000 block of South 320th Street. CPS said they were unable to help unless the juvenile female requested assistance.

Mysterious break-in: At 4:48 a.m. on Feb. 24, police responded to an alarm call in the 700 block of South 320th Street. Officers spoke to the keyholder of the location who stated that no one was supposed to be at the location. Officers located a window which had the glass panes removed. The glass was not damaged and was set neatly next to the window. Officers located a transient female who was sleeping outside of the location. She stated that she was not inside and she did not know how the window was removed. Officers searched the location and did not locate anyone. The keyholder confirmed nothing was missing or damaged. There were no cameras or witnesses located. The keyholder requested that the transient be trespassed from the location.

Wire theft: Between 5 p.m. Feb. 23 and 6:23 p.m. Feb. 24, unknown suspects cut the lock to a Conex container at the Evergreen Eye Center, 34719 Sixth Ave. S., that is being used to store materials for a remodel. The suspects stole three spools of copper wire and possibly used a rolling trash container to assist in the getaway. Tools and other equipment were untouched. Police believe the suspects are most likely nearby transients.

Lunchroom meth: At 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23, staff at a business in 3600 block of South 344th Street reported finding a bag of methamphetamine packaged in smaller bundles as if for sale on the floor in a staff lunchroom. The lunchroom is lightly trafficked and adjacent to an area often used for new hire training. It unknown to whom the narcotics belong. Police seized the narcotics and booked them into evidence for disposal.

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