Call to escort service backfires | Federal Way Police Blotter

From the Federal Way police blotter.

May 8

There were 5 reports of vehicle theft, and 8 vehicles were recovered.

Hit-and-run: At about 5:45 a.m., on South Star Lake Road, an unknown occupant collided with a vehicle and then fled on foot. The car operated by the unknown occupant was a stolen vehicle.

Middle school assault: Around 11:30 a.m., at a middle school, a group of students assaulted another student. The victim had minor injuries, and their family wished to press charges against the suspected offending students.

Rogue marijuana: At around 2:30 p.m., at Sea Mar Community Health, an individual discovered that a package sent to the facility was mistakenly delivered to them and contained marijuana. Upon discovery of the marijuana, the reporting party called Federal Way police. The recipient’s mailing address was incorrect, and there was a false sender name and address. No suspects or leads. The substance was taken into evidence for destruction.

Massage therapist robbed: At about 9 p.m. on Pacific Highway South, a male subject entered an establishment and robbed the massage therapist of cash at gunpoint.

May 9

There were 5 reports of vehicle theft, and 6 vehicles were recovered.

No notable crimes occurred on this day

May 10

There were zero reports of vehicle theft, and 2 vehicles were recovered.

Sobriety test: Around 2 a.m. on Pacific Highway South, an individual involved in a three-vehicle collision was suspected of driving under the influence. The individual refused upon request to conduct a field sobriety test or blow into a breathalyzer. A blood draw warrant was conducted.

Smashed car windows: At about 11:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to Dumas Bay Center after reports of multiple vehicles with smashed windows and various stolen items. According to the case report, about $3,800 worth of items was stolen.

Knife and taser: Police responded to a report from a school stating that a female was trapped inside a school bathroom. The female informed their mother, and subsequently, the mother called 911 and told police that her daughter was trapped inside a school bathroom and was threatened with a knife and a taser. Police responded to the incident and found the female described in the incident. She refused to speak with police and became agitated, saying she did not need police presence. She refused to identify anyone who may have threatened her.

May 11

There were 2 reports of vehicle theft, and 1 vehicle was recovered.

Discharged weapon: On South 304th Street, at about 2:50 p.m., police responded to a report of an illegal discharge. Shell casings were found at the scene, but there was no apparent damage to nearby buildings or vehicles. There were no security cameras in the vicinity, and at the time, no suspect information was available.

Left their phone: Near South 364th Way at about 10:30 a.m., a female reported that someone had climbed through her bedroom window, but fled when she woke up. On their way out, the suspect left behind a cell phone.

May 12

There were 4 reports of vehicle theft, and 2 vehicles were recovered.

Escort solicitation: On SW 341st Street, at about 7 a.m., a local resident reported that he called an escort service from his personal phone number and then began receiving threatening texts that included photos of deceased individuals. The suspect who sent the texts demanded $4,500, stating that if he did not receive the money, the reporting party and his family would be killed. Attempts to call the suspect led to a voicemail box, making it seem like the phone number was disconnected.

May 13

There was 1 report of vehicle theft, and 4 vehicles were recovered.

Public urination: On Pacific Highway South at about 4:20 a.m., officers observed a parked and running suspicious vehicle. Upon making contact, they found a male asleep behind the wheel. Officers woke the male, and he exited the vehicle. The male said he needed to use the restroom. Officers said he would be arrested if he urinated in public, and moments later, the male walked to some hedges and urinated. The male was arrested for public urination and transported to jail.

Pellet gun drive-by: On South 320th Street, at about 7:45 a.m., officers responded to a report from an individual stating that he was walking on the sidewalk when juveniles in a gray Kia sedan, accompanied by a blue Honda, shot him in the face with a pellet gun, leaving red welts on the victim’s face. He said the suspects fled the scene. Officers attempted to locate footage of the event through Safe City cameras, but no corresponding footage was located.

Clothes-lined in the woods: At Twin Lakes Elementary School at about 4:30 p.m., a juvenile male was riding his electric scooter in the wooded area of Twin Lakes Elementary School when he was clothes-lined by a bright green piece of rope that was tied around trees. The juvenile suffered a bleeding abrasion to the front side of his neck. The father of the juvenile transported him to urgent care, where he reported pain at the site of the injury, but no pain while swallowing, breathing, or talking.

May 14

There were 4 reports of vehicle theft, and 3 vehicles were recovered.

Lyft driver: At Federal Way High School at about 8:30 a.m., a School Resource Officer witnessed a Lyft driver drop off a student, and before the student could close the door of the vehicle and move away, they drove off, running over the student’s foot in the process. The driver did not stay on the scene. A parent transported the student to the hospital with a possible broken foot.

Gas station armed robbery: At SW 356th Street, at about 1:15 p.m., a gas station was robbed with a gun.

BB gun assault: On 28th Avenue SW at about 4:10 p.m., someone reported that a passenger in a vehicle shot him with a BB gun, which caused him pain. The leads in the investigation were exhausted.

Card skimmer: On Pacific Highway South, at about 5:55 p.m., there was a report of a card skimmer at Bank of America.

Middle school fighting: Someone reported that their daughter had been assaulted by another student the day prior, was now posting videos of the assault on social media, and was sending threatening texts to her daughter.

Toy gel gun assault: On 20th Avenue SW, someone reported that while walking from Fred Meyer, a dark blue SUV pulled up beside him and started shooting from a toy gel gun at him.