Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Domestic violence: At 3:43 a.m. Oct. 8 in the 31900 block of 3rd Lane Southwest, officers responded to a domestic violence incident. As officers tried to make an arrest, the male involved in the incident struck and injured an officer.
Purses and perfume: At 7:58 a.m. Oct. 8 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, a manager at Ross Dress for Less reported that a black male and black female had entered the store the night before and piled purses and perfumes into bags and carts. The male came to the counter and pretended he was going to pay. The store had closed while the couple was inside, and the front doors were locked. The couple threatened staff with harm if they did not open the doors. Video surveillance is being reviewed. No suspects have been identified.
Bullet: At 3:48 p.m. Oct. 8 in the 29000 block of Pacific Highway South, a resident of Redondo Terrace Apartments reported finding a spent 9mm bullet in the parking lot and said there had been sounds of gunshots the night before. Police did locate any additional bullets or related items in the parking lot and no relevant 911 calls had been made in the area regarding gunshots.
North Lake boat launch: At 7:11 p.m. Oct. 8 in the 32800 block of 38th Avenue South, police responded to a report of an illegal firearm discharge at the North Lake boat launch. An officer found seven spend .40-caliber casings. There was no sign of anything being struck by gunfire at the scene.
Dumpster fire: At 1:50 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 28700 block of 18th Avenue South, police responded to a report of a dumpster fire. An anonymous witness described a suspect lighting a gas can on fire, then throwing it into the dumpster.
Detectives work for me: At 3:29 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 34500 block of 9th Avenue South, an officer encountered a man who was speaking to himself. He mumbled “cop and .50-cal,” which the officer interpreted as a threat. The man said he’s an officer and “detectives work for me.” The man did not know where he was, and told the officer that he “knows killers.” The man then crawled around for a few seconds. According to the officer, the man appears mentally ill and posses a risk to his own safety as well as to others.
Caught on camera: At 8:11 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 1600 block of South 344th Street, the manager of Cash and Carry reported an attempted burglary from the night before that was caught on video surveillance. A Pacific Islander male with a stocky build, long dark hair, a chin beard and a dark jacket had dropped a backpack by a garbage can near the front entrance. He then started punching the entrance door, causing the glass to “spider web.” Damage is estimated at $500. No suspects have been identified.
Bloody nose: At 9:02 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 1900 block of South 331st Street, an officer responded to a report of child abuse. The caller reported that a child had come to their apartment and was bleeding. Upon arrival, the officer saw the child had a bloody nose and was crying. The child told the officer that his brother had hit him on his mother’s behalf.
Missing wife: At 9:27 a.m. Oct. 6 in the 28000 block of Military Road South, a caller reported that his wife was missing. He told police that he went to bed just after midnight, and that his child awoke about 1:30 a.m. to find his wife missing. The wife took her purse, but left her two cell phones. The wife’s last web searches on her cell phones were for taxis and a bus terminal. There were no signs of foul play.
Fight over keys: At 10:25 a.m. Oct. 6 in the 1100 block of South 287th Street, police responded to a call about a domestic violence situation in which a couple got into an argument. The male grabbed the woman’s purse, dragging her on the ground while trying to get the keys out of the purse. The woman is eight and a half months pregnant.
Drive-thru: At 9:51 p.m. Oct. 6 in the 31100 block of Pacific Highway South, a caller stated that an unknown black male and white female pulled up in the drive-thru at Jack in the Box and threw a bottle of soda at the caller. The vehicle was described as a white sedan. No injures were reported.
Driving him crazy: At 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in the 2100 block of Southwest 334th Place, officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute. A male had returned from work and the female wanted to go to the store to buy food, but the male didn’t want to go. The female took their two children and got into the driver’s seat of the car with an infant on her lap, then started the vehicle even though she does not have a driver’s license. The male saw this and removed the children from the car along with the keys. There were no signs of a physical assault or crime.
Threats at Steel Lake Park: At 3:26 p.m. Oct. 5 at Steel Lake Park, officers responded to a report of threats with a gun. An officer located an involved vehicle near the boat launch. A high risk stop was initiated and three occupants were detained. Two victims were contacted and treated for minor injuries from an assault with hands and a bat. All suspects were gone prior to police arrival. The victims were not able to identify the suspects and declined to press charges. The individual with the firearm was not located.