6 Federal Way businesses burglarized in 2 days

Burglars hit shoe store, alterations shop, immigration business and others.

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Feb. 3

Reckless burning: At 6:52 a.m. at 35999 16th Ave. S., an unknown suspect lit paper on fire inside of two trash cans located in two separate bathrooms at the school. There was no structure or property damage. School administration is currently investigating for suspects.

Commercial burglary: At 8:24 a.m. at 31620 23rd Ave. S., No. 305, officers responded to the report of a commercial burglary.

Business burglary: At 9:51 a.m. at 1648 S. 310th St., officers responded to the report of a commercial burglary at a strip mall. Two businesses (alterations and immigration) were discovered to have been broken in to and several small items were stolen. No witnesses were available. Investigators processed the scene.

Burglary: At 8:43 a.m. at 2016 S. 314th St., the business owner reported a break-in at his business. Someone broke into the bottom glass window, gaining access inside without the alarm going off. While inside the business the suspect took a checkbook from inside. The owner is checking his inventory to see what and how many shoes were stolen.

Student threats: At 9:28 a.m. at 35827 32nd Ave. S. in Auburn, school administration advised officers of a threat that occurred between students. Police forwarded the case to the King County Sheriff’s Office due to the school being in their jurisdiction.

Shooting up at grocery store: At 9:37 a.m. at 1207 S. 320th St., a Safeway employee reported an unwanted transient in the women’s restroom who was found bathing the sink and shooting up, as a needle was seen sticking out of her arm. Checks of the restroom, interior store and exterior perimeter were negative for this female.

Transients trespassed: At 10:14 a.m. at 2016 S. 320th St., a property representative contacted police about ongoing issues with transients sleeping within their large covered trash bin storage, which is situated in an area on the west side of their property. Police responded and found three transients who police frequently contact. The transients were cooperative and already aware of resources. They agreed to pick up their trash and left the area without incident. The property representative indicated they will have to look into alternative measures to restrict access to the storage area.

Camping violation: At 11:04 a.m. at 841 S. 315th St., a Mirror Park neighbor reported a camping violation taking place on the northeast portion of the park involving a tent that was pitched overnight in violation of FWRC (S) 4.05.060 and 4.05.160. Info pertaining to local services was left at the tent. The Parks Department was advised of the finding and will alert police if additional enforcement action is necessary.

Homeless person trespassed: At 11:18 a.m. at 1115 S. 348th St., someone reported the presence of a transient who was sleeping in front of the business. Officers determined he was a frequently contacted transient. They woke him up and encouraged him to head to the Federal Way Day Center. He was compliant, picked up his belongings and left without incident.

Homeless student: At 4:40 p.m. in the 600 block of S. 314th St., police were dispatched to the report of a lost child at an elementary school. The assistant principal stated no parents had arrived to pick up a 6-year-old student who is homeless. Police contacted the child’s grandmother who later arrived to pick him up and take him to her residence. Police advised CPS of the situation.

Feb. 2

DUI collision: At 33300 Pacific Highway S., a man was arrested for DUI after he attempted to flee the scene of a vehicle collision.

Man arrested for counterfeit money: At 4:39 a.m. at 31855 Pacific Highway S., a man tried to buy cigarettes from a gas station with a fake $50 bill. The employee said the bill was too thick and odd-colored. Officers responded and seized the bill. The man provided a false name and dispatch located a Department of Corrections warrant for the man after his identity was confirmed via a license photograph and fingerprints. He was booked into jail and charges are pending for providing a false statement and fraud.

Burglary at two businesses: At 12:31 p.m. at 728 S. 320th St., this burglary case involves two businesses that were forcefully broken into.

Feb. 1

Child neglect: At 1:44 a.m. in the 300 block of 19th Lane SW, officers responded to two found children who were standing outside in the elements crying. Officers were led to the apartment the children entered and no adults were located. The children were taken into protective custody and CPS responded. The case was forwarded to the Federal Way prosecutor.

Attempted robbery at knifepoint: At 1:55 a.m. at 32075 Pacific Highway S., police responded to an attempted robbery at a business that occurred at knifepoint.

Attempted robbery: At 7:07 a.m. in the 3000 block of Pacific Highway S., a victim called 911 to report a subject came into her business and attempted to rob the business with an implied weapon. The suspect was located and arrested.

Strong-arm robbery: At 7:38 p.m. at 32348 9th Ave. S., police responded to a female who reported her son was assaulted at a bus stop. Officers arrived on scene and met with the victim and their family members. Officers were unable to get a statement from the victim, who has a disability and the traumatic event caused the victim to be confused and unable to give a proper statement. Aid was already on scene and made the determination to transport the victim to the hospital. Officers checked the city’s Safe City camera system but the assault was not captured on video.

Deceased person: At 10:41 p.m. at 32305 20th Place SW, friends found a deceased male who police stated was obviously dead for an extended time. Medical examiners took possession of the body.

Jan. 31

Assault with a firearm: At 8:56 p.m. in the 3000 block of 14th Ave. S., police responded to an assault with a firearm.


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