Two armed, masked men hold up Federal Way hotel

Car drives through business doors.

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Jan. 9

Suspect strangles woman: At 6:54 a.m. near the 2500 block of S. 286th Place, the victim called 911 to report a suspect was in her apartment and had strangled her. While en route, officers discovered the suspect was in violation of a protection order. The suspect was not found when officers arrived and has not been located since. The incident was passed on to CIS for a felony violation of a no-contact order.

Business burglary: At 10:06 a.m. at G & M Honest Performance, it was reported that at some point overnight the business was burglarized. The suspect(s) broke a glass window and stole several hundred dollars of merchandise. None of the cash drawers were opened or damaged, however.

Thief smashes windows: At 12:47 p.m. at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club, officers responded to a report of three cars being broken into. The thief smashed windows on the three cars and grabbed items that were visible. Backpacks containing electronics were stolen. The suspects were believed to be driving a newer model SUV with temporary registration. This case is currently active, and according to the report Twin Lakes will send surveillance videos to officers as soon as they are able.

Jan. 8

Offline leads to out of line: At 7:30 p.m. near the 1300 block of SW Campus Drive, the reporting party contacted police to report her 14-year-old-daughter as a runaway. The reporting party is allegedly out of town at the moment and said her daughter ran away because of the lack of internet. Her current location, destination and clothing is unknown. The daughter was placed into WACIC.

Jan. 7

Masked men hold up hotel: At 3:14 a.m. at 1505 S. 328th St., officers responded to a call about an armed robbery at the Econo Lodge. Two masked men entered the hotel, one holding a handgun, and jumped the counter and stole $200 before fleeing. Police have no suspects at this time.

Planned fight: At 1:15 p.m. near the 33700 block of 21st Ave. SW, several Fred Meyer customers reported a fight between seven to eight subjects. One of the witnesses reported seeing a gun being carried by a male subject, who then fled the area on a motorcycle. Police arrived at the location and were unable to find any victims or witnesses. The suspect was located at a nearby KFC and detained without incident. A loaded firearm was located on his person. Another male was located at KFC with minor facial injuries from being sprayed with pepper spray. Officers then determined that two female friends had planned to fight in Federal Way and drove to the city from Tacoma. One of the females took out pepper spray and sprayed the male victim with it. Ultimately all victims were uncooperative and no one was arrested.

Jan. 6

Car drives through business doors: At 6:22 a.m. at the 2100 block of SW 356th St., police responded to a car driving through the front doors and windows of a store at the listed address. A passerby called 911 to report a hole in the front of the store left by the car, but no vehicle was in sight. Checks for the suspect came up negative and it was not determined if any items were stolen, because the cigarettes and alcohol in the store appeared to still be fully stocked and the ATM was still inside the store. No cameras were recording due to a massive power outage in the area at the time. The report was requested for an insurance claim by the store owner.

Business break-in: At 10:44 a.m. at the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, police responded to a report of a burglary that had occurred overnight. An employee arrived at the office and discovered a door inside the building to another office had been shattered and lights were on. Police and a K9 police dog searched the entire building for suspects but none were located. It was determined the suspect or suspects were able to gain entry by prying open several doors and removing a lockbox. According to the report technical equipment was stolen, and the property manager was notified.

Jan. 5

Sprayed with mace :At 5:04 a.m. near the 1600 block of S. 348th St., officers responded to an incident at a hotel at the listed address where someone was reportedly sprayed with mace. When officers arrived, the alleged victim did not want to cooperate. The case was closed because of this.

Suspcious calls: At 9:08 a.m. near 32200 Military Road S., the reporting party told police she was receiving suspicious phone calls from one number the past two weeks. She said she was concerned because someone she did not know showed up at her child’s school in SeaTac and then called her phone with the school’s phone. A records check was done on the suspicious number and it was last seen listed in a report in 2017 by the listed subject. Police attempted contact with the caller but were met with an open line. Police advised the woman to contact SeaTac police and report the school incident to them.

Car break-ins: At 2:47 p.m. near the 2640 block of S. 312th St., an officer was approached while doing patrols at Steel Lake Annex to report an unknown suspect breaking into her car. An area check for the suspect was negative. The suspect allegedly broke the rear driver’s side window and removed a lunch bag from the rear seat. Nothing else was taken. Another vehicle parked directly next to this vehicle was also broken into around the same time.

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