Craigslist girls rob man at gunpoint | Federal Way Police Blotter

The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Man finds sparkler bomb: At 3:21 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the 33100 block of First Place SW, a 51-year-old man found a tube wrapped in electrical tape with a wire stick hanging out of the top in the bushes near a building. Police inspected the item and discovered it was a sparkler bomb, which was placed in a device for transport in a containment vessel.

Police find handguns: At 3:59 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the 29000 block of Military Road S., police found two handguns and two magazines in the vehicle of four suspects who were involved in a fight. One suspect was a minor and another was a convicted felon. The guns were preserved for prints/DNA processing. The suspects were fingerprinted and photographed. No criminal citations were issued at that time.

Ex-boyfriend threatens prostitution: At 5:08 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the 700 block of 323rd St., a woman called 911 to report her ex-boyfriend was harassing her through the KIK app. She told police he threatened to post pictures of her and her personal information on, a website known for advertising prostitution. She said he has also sent her text messages stating he hopes she suffers pain and will kill herself.

Woman involuntarily committed: At 3:47 a.m. on Jan. 17 in the 31200 block of 20th Ave. S., a 41-year-old woman was involuntarily committed after police conducted a welfare check on her. When police arrived, the woman told them all the doors needed to be open and all the water needed to be turned on. She told them she stopped taking her medication and that she lives alone and has no family or friends. At one point, she stopped speaking English but would still respond when spoken to. Instead she rambled and sang. The woman is diabetic, however, seemed confused when handling her meter and it took her several tries to check her blood sugar. Once taken, the meter showed a reading of 250 and a mobile crisis unit was contacted. The woman had also urinated in her pants. Police said her condition had deteriorated severely from when she was checked on earlier.

Suspected arson damages Cadillac: At 5 a.m. on Jan. 17 in the 35600 block of 14th Ave. SW, 45-year-old man and 29-year-old woman’s black 2000 Cadillac was destroyed in a fire. The carport roof was also damaged. The South King Fire and Rescue fire chief notified police that the fire may have been arson but the case is still under investigation.

Mother slaps, strangles daughter: At 3:48 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the 28600 block of 25th Place S., a 13-year-old girl called 911 from her grandmother’s house and said her mother had just slapped and tried to strangle her. Upon arrival, police found the girl at her grandmother’s house next door. The victim told them, as she was getting ready to go to a friend’s house, she told her mom the washing machine and shower were broken. But her mother, all of a sudden, became enraged and started yelling at her and screaming for her to leave the house. As she was trying to grab stuff to bring with her, her mother attacked her and threw her to the ground. She slapped her in the face and put both of her hands around her neck, trying to strangle her. The girl, with a tablet in-hand, recorded her mother on video, which clearly showed her mother on top of her, pinning her down. At one point, officers heard the victim say “Get off me” but it was too dark to see exactly what happened or whether she was strangled. After the fire department checked her for injuries, the girl was transported to Child Protective Services, who informed police the girl’s mother has several founded allegations of child abuse against her and taking the girl from the house is the safest option.

Boyfriend assaults girlfriend: At 5:39 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the 1400 block of SW 312th St., a woman reported that her sister told her she is tired of being physically assaulted by her boyfriend. Police checked on the victim and her boyfriend and noticed visible injuries on the victim. Her boyfriend was arrested and transported to SCORE jail.

Man arrested at bowling alley: At 8:16 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the 34500 block of Pacific Highway S., police seized two handguns, ammunition and a wrench during the arrest of a man at Secoma Lanes. The man had displayed a knife and challenged a victim to fight. The suspect and two other males were found nearby next to two firearms. The suspect was fingerprinted and released for a misdemeanor weapon offense.

Man alleges sexual abuse against son: At 7:24 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the 49500 block of SW 319th St., police are investigating allegations from a 7-year-old boy’s father, who doesn’t have custody of him, that the boy was possibly sexually fondled by a family member of his mother’s boyfriend. The boy did not disclose anything to the responding officer.

Car-honker suspects assault is racist: At 2:09 a.m. on Jan. 16 in the 1800 block of S. 281st Place, a woman was assaulted after she honked her car horn at a suspect in the parking lot. She told police she believes it was racially motivated. The suspect was driving a red 2003 Honda.

Craigslist girls rob man at gunpoint: At 8:57 a.m. on Jan. 16 in the 1300 block of SW Campus Drive, police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Arcadia Townhomes. Officers spoke with the victim, a 42-year-old man, who said he responded to an ad on Craigslist for a woman looking to have drinks at Happy Hour. They arranged to meet at Red Robin in Federal Way. The victim found the girl at the restaurant with a friend and the three of them talked for about an hour. The woman asked the victim to drive her home, which he agreed. He backed into a parking stall between some buildings and immediately felt a cold metal object against the back of his head. He turned around and saw the girl’s friend holding a black handgun against his head. She demanded his cell phone and money, threatening to shoot him and break his car windows if he didn’t. Out of fear, he gave her everything and the fled the scene. While officers were able to obtain one of the girl’s first names, the case is still under investigation.

Woman involuntarily committed: At 1:20 p.m. on Jan. 16 in the 4100 block of S. 325th Place, police involuntarily committed a woman during a domestic violence check. During the investigation, she began speaking in a different language, dug her hands into the pockets of a large coat and was backing herself into a corner. She was detained for safety and began to scream and kick police.

Couple panhandles with child: At 2:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of S. 348th St., an officer received a radio call that there were multiple people panhandling with a young child in the rain. Police arrested a 24-year-old man, who had a warrant, and the 3-year-old boy was taken out of the rain by the other panhandler, a 22-year-old woman.

8 people report gunshots: At 9:04 p.m. on Jan. 16 in the 35400 block of 25th Ave. SW, officers responded to eight reports of gunshots fired in the parking lot of the Crystal Pointe Apartments. Witnesses said that a vehicle was fleeing at a high rate of speed. The officer contacted one male witness, who said he saw three men in the area of the suspect’s getaway car. He observed them calmly walking around the area, as if they were picking up the casings from the bullets they shot. But they had left by the time police arrived at the scene. The case is still under investigation.

Man robbed, assaulted with pistol: At 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 15 in the 2000 block of S. 320th St., a man was assaulted by three unknown males while he was in his vehicle near Cafe Arizona. The suspects took his wallet and cell phone and struck him with the butt of a pistol before fleeing the scene.

Man snatches purse: At 4:56 a.m. on Jan. 14 in the 27900 block of Pacific Highway S., a woman was standing outside her building holding her purse when a man snatched in from her and knocked her down. He fled around the building to an unknown location. The woman described the man as being 6-feet tall, thin with a dark hooded jacked and sweats. He had his hood pulled tightly around his head and face.

Man shot at during attempted robbery: At 11:04 p.m. on Jan. 13 in the 32700 block of Pacific Highway S., a 24-year-old man was robbed in the Arthur Murray Dance Studio parking lot. He told police two males tried to take his bicycle and, during the attempt, they fired a gun at him but he was not shot. The two males, thought to be in their mid-to-late teens, fled the scene and the victim recovered his bicycle. It is not clear why the males fled the scene without the bicycle.