The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Woman has close call with intruder: At 5:01 a.m., March 15, in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South, a woman called to report that somebody had attempted to open her door by turning the doorknob. She said she had not locked the door when she last entered. She was awakened by her barking dog. She reported she saw somebody open the door and begin to enter. The woman yelled at the intruder, and he ran away. She said she did not get a good look at him.
Chain-link fence stops pursuit: At 11:38 p.m., March 14, in the 32000 block of 26th Ave. Southwest, an officer observed a vehicle leave an office area that was closed. When the officer tried to initiate a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle sped off in a reckless manner and crashed into a chain-link fence. Both the driver and passenger were detained and booked into SCORE Jail. Officers were unable to determine if the car was stolen, and the shaved key in the ignition could not be removed.
Attention from ex not wanted: At 5:07 p.m., March 14, in the 28000 block of Military Road South, a woman reported she was approached by an ex-boyfriend at the grocery store. The woman said she has not been involved with him for several years, and her ex made her feel uncomfortable talking about sex. An officer spoke to the man and told him to not contact the woman. The man said their conversation was a misunderstanding and he would not contact her.
Narcotics found in student search: At 10:06 a.m., March 14, at Thomas Jefferson High School, three students were searched after administrators established reasonable suspicion they had drugs in their possession. During the search, Dilaudid and marijuana were found. Administrators requested one of the students be charged with minor in possession. The other two received school discipline.
Suspect takes hatchet to tent: At 9:52 p.m., March 13, in the 35000 block of Pacific Highway South, an officer was dispatched to a call in the area. The officer spoke with the victim, who stated he had gotten into a verbal argument with a man who then picked up a hatchet and hit his tent with him inside of it. The suspect was not located but was identified.
Victim healing from rape: At 10:44 a.m., March 13, on Pacific Highway South, a victim reported a rape that occurred in June 2008. The victim was a juvenile at the time and living in Federal Way with her parents. The suspect was 18 years old and a family friend. Unknown to the girl’s parents, the suspect had verbally threatened to kill the girl and her parents if she did not do what he said. Over the course of three days, the victim was raped and held her against her will at a motel. The victim was returned to her parents and never mentioned the crisis. The suspect is believed to be living out of country. The girl is not seeking prosecution and reported the crime with a sex assault advocate as a way to heal and move on with her life.
Student found with marijuana: At 10:20 a.m., March 13, in the 35000 block of 16th Avenue South, school administration informed the school resource officer a small amount of marijuana was found in a student’s backpack. School administration said they received a complaint that the suspect smelled like marijuana in class. The administration turned over the small amount of marijuana to the officer.
Who is the victim?: At 12:32 a.m., March 13, in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South, a man was approached by another man who asked him for a cigarette. When the man refused and started to walk away, the suspect began to follow him. The suspect then pulled out a knife. The victim was able to punch the suspect and retrieve the knife. The suspect continued to try and fight the victim, who defended himself. The suspect fled on foot and may have received several stab wounds in the fight.
Man reportedly luring females into van: At 5:29 p.m., March 12, Safeway employees reported a customer advised them that a male in a white van was attempting to lure female customers into his van. The area was checked, and no matching vehicles were located, and no video surveillance was found that covered that area of the parking lot.
Man injured during fight: At 1:50 p.m., March 12, in the 2300 block of Southwest 336th Street, a passerby reported a fight in progress between six to eight males. Officers on duty were not initially available to respond. Approximately an hour later, officers were called to St. Francis Hospital in reference to a victim who was assaulted during the incident. The victim suffered a broken nose.
Television missing from hotel: At 12:44 p.m., March 12, employees at the Red Lion hotel reported a TV was missing and assumed stolen from a room. Housekeeping staff confirmed the TV was there after cleaning. After a man using the room checked in and out of the hotel, the TV was discovered gone. The man did not report the TV missing when he got the room, and he denied taking it. Police could not find video surveillance of the man taking the television.
Jaywalker found with weapon: At 12:39 a.m., March 12, in the 33000 block of Pacific Highway South, an officer stopped two jaywalkers. One suspect had a confirmed felony warrant, and he was detained. While searching his backpack, the officer found 22 rounds of ammunition, both loaded and expended. A .22-caliber revolver was found in the bushes nearby. He admitted to throwing the gun into the bushes before the officer spoke to him. A white substance was found in a baggy in his left pocket, which the man stated was crystal methamphetamine.
Anti-immigrant language used in dispute: At 8 p.m., March 11, in the WalMart parking lot on South 314th Avenue, a man called 911 to report a dispute. The man reported a vehicle almost struck him, and when he confronted the driver, the person directed anti-immigrant language toward him and his girlfriend. He said he only wanted to report the incident.
Officer assaulted during arrest: At 6:14 p.m., March 11, at the Commons Mall, when two subjects were being escorted out by police, one became uncooperative and refused to follow commands. The suspect then turned and struck the officer in the face, breaking his glasses and hurting him. The first suspect was taken to the ground, at which time the second subject jumped on the officer’s back and began assaulting him. The two were ultimately subdued and handcuffed by mall security and police. They were booked into King County Juvenile Services on Assault 3.
Police question man’s story: At 10:02 a.m., March 11, in the 1000 block of South 320th Street, a male called 911 to report he was hit by a car. He initially told police he was crossing South 320th Street and was “clipped” by the fender of a black car. He complained of ankle pain, but emergency personnel saw no swelling or marks. When further questioned, he walked away from an officer and toward fire personnel. He refused to provide further details, and there was no evidence in the roadway of a collision. He had a warrant for making a false statement to law enforcement, but that was not confirmed as he requested to be taken to the hospital for further treatment.
Man with gunshot wound refuses to talk: At 3:02 a.m., March 11, a male with a gunshot wound to his left thigh was admitted to St. Francis hospital. The male refused to talk to police. The crime most likely occurred in the Olympia-area, where he lives. He was transferred to Harborview Medical Center, and the Olympia police were notified.
Thief will have to atone for sins: At 7:51 a.m., March 10, in the 33000 block of 20th Avenue South, a man reported someone shattered the rear passenger and driver’s side window of his vehicle while it was parked outside of Christian Faith School. The suspect(s) stole his work tablet, bibles and diabetic kit.
Gun among stolen items: At 6:25 a.m., March 10, in the 2500 block of South 286th Place, a person reported a black bag was stolen from the trunk of a car. The bag contained clothing and a black .45 caliber Hi-Point handgun. Several pairs of shoes were also taken. The victim did not have the serial number for the handgun. The person said an unknown witness saw a female running in the area at about 3 a.m. The victim said her trunk was open when she returned to the vehicle in the morning.
Suspects arrested for assault: At 1:37 p.m., March 9, on Pacific Highway South, a group of individuals blocked a person on the sidewalk and asked him if he had any money. When he said no, the group proceeded to assault him, search his backpack and steal his bike, which was later thrown into the middle of the road. The group then walked into The Commons mall. The victim was able to identify the suspects, and they were all arrested.
Well, at least they’re persistent: At 9:23 a.m., March 9, in the 31200 block of 28th Avenue South, someone reported that unknown suspects damaged nine out of 10 garage doors, trying to gain entry, overnight. They were successful in seven of the attempts, but nothing appeared to have been taken. The suspected sprayed WD-40 on door locks and knobs, preventing finger-printing attempts.