Boy, 10, escapes possible abduction while walking home from school | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 22-30.

This blotter was originally published in the Dec. 3, 2021 edition.

Nov. 22

Robbed at knifepoint: At about 8:44 a.m. near the 1600 block of S. 340th Street, a man was robbed at knifepoint. A suspect got out of a Volkswagen vehicle and had a knife in his hand. The suspect then took the victim’s wallet and phone. The man said he did not attempt to fight back and also was not injured. The wallet contained about $290. In fear of retaliation from the suspect, the man did not want to provide a statement about the incident.

Theft at Target: At about 7:50 p.m. near the 2201 block of S. Commons, an unknown suspect entered the Target store and went to the unmanned electronics department. The suspect used a mini crowbar to open two registers, stealing the contents inside. Suspect was not immediately located.

Nov. 23

Robbed at gunpoint: At about 3:26 a.m. near the 1400 block of S. 348th Street, police took a report of a firearm robbery that occurred at The Crossings shopping center.

Nov. 24

Gang graffiti: At about 9:55 a.m. near the 2800 block of SW 320th Street, a student used spray paint the day before to paint gang-affiliated graffiti on the gym wall. The school is handling discipline.

Photos in parking lot: At about 4:03 p.m. near the 32200 block of Military Road South, a woman reported that a girl printed sexually explicit photographs of another girl and placed them on multiple vehicles in a parking lot.

Nov. 25

Stolen jewelry: At about 6:17 a.m. near the 1810 block of S. 320th Street, an unknown suspect broke the glass front door and entered the business. The suspect rummaged through the drawers, stole the cash register and some custom made jewelry. The suspect arrived in a black four-door sedan.

Shoplifter with possible gun: At about 4:13 p.m. near the 31000 block of Pacific Highway South, a suspect acted as if they were armed with a gun when confronted over his shoplifting. The victim was fearful he could be shot and stopped his attempts to get the store’s property back. The suspect left on foot, but was later located.

Sex offender fails to register: At about 4:32 p.m. near the 28200 block of Pacific Highway South, the suspect was hit during a hit-and-run collision. During the investigation, police found the suspect had a warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. The suspect was arrested and taken to jail.

Road rage: At about 8:07 p.m. near the 32000 block of Weyerhaeuser Way South, officers received a report about a road rage incident involving a gun.

Nov. 26

Three people injured with knife: At about 12:57 a.m. near the 1000 block of S. 336th Street, police responded to a fight with a weapon at an apartment complex. It was determined there was a physical domestic dispute involving a knife and three people were injured.

Drive-by shooting: At about 7:44 p.m. near the 3000 block of 16th Avenue South, a drive-by shooting occurred. Dozens of shots were fired at subjects in the parking lot, and one person returned fire. No reported injuries and the suspect(s) fled the scene in a stolen vehicle.

Shooting: At about 10:21 p.m. near the 3000 block of 16th Avenue South, officers responded to the area for reports of a shooting. Multiple shell casings and bullet fragments were found on scene. One apartment had its windows shot out due to gunfire.

Nov. 27

Possible shooting: At about 9:20 p.m. near the 2410 block of S. 312th Street, officers were dispatched to Steel Lake Park for sounds of gunfire. Officers found damage to a nearby residence and shell casings were found in the park.

Nov. 28

Thieves return to residence: At about 12:34 p.m. near the 2600 block of SW 332nd Court, a man said he returned home to find items were stolen from inside his residence. He also said two of his vehicles were stolen from his backyard. While en route, officers learned the suspects returned in a stolen vehicle and pointed a gun at the man.

Parking lot confrontation: At about 6:21 p.m. near the 31000 block of 14th Avenue South, a man said a suspect in the apartment complex parking lot approached him and yelled, then pointed a gun at him.

Gas station robbed: At about 6:59 p.m. near the 32000 block of Military Road South, a suspect entered the Mobil gas station and pointed a gun at the employee and demanded money. The suspect stole the cash register and fled before police arrived. A K9 track was conducted, but the suspect was not located.

Nov. 29

Possible after school abduction: At about 3:20 p.m. near the 33200 block of 27th Avenue SW, a woman reported an unknown man attempted to lure her 10-year-old son into his car as the son walked home from school. The boy said he was walking home from his elementary school when a man drove up, jumped out of the vehicle, opened one of the car’s doors and then told the boy to get into his car. The boy ran to a nearby house where yard maintenance workers were working. One of the workers walked the boy home. The boy’smother said he was fearful and bawling when he got home. The boy was not hurt and police reported that the driver did not make any threats. Footage of the car captured on surveillance.

Purse stolen: At about 9:19 p.m. near the 1800 block of S. 330th Street, a woman’s purse was stolen from her when she confronted a man parked in her parking spot. No known suspects.

Nov. 30

Roommate fires gun: At about 7:38 a.m. near the 3400 block of SW 344th Street, a woman’s roommate pulled out a handgun and fired two rounds into the ground and one round into the air. The roommate then pointed the handgun at the victim and threatened to shoot her. The roommate was arrested.