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Delivery driver drops pizza after teen’s threat | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 20-26

Jan. 20

Illegal discharge: At about 2:33 p.m. near the 3000 block of Pacific Highway S., an unknown man illegally discharged his weapon from a white sedan toward a parking lot. Two shots were heard. This case was forwarded to CIS for information.

Fire at former Target: At about 7:37 p.m. in the 2100 block of S. 314th Street, officers witnessed a small fire at the south side of the former Target building. A shopping cart and other debris were found to be burning, but no one was around. This location is a known spot where transients spend time. South King Fire crews were requested to put out the fire and inspected the roof of the building to ensure that no other fires or humans were on top of the roof.

Pizza delivery puzzle: At about 8:53 p.m. near the 35700 block of 16th Avenue S., a person was at a location to deliver a pizza when he was approached by a teen who stated the pizza was his. After the delivery person questioned the teen, the teen made vague threats about having a gun so the delivery person dropped the pizza and left. The delivery person stated he thought it was more of a prank, but he did not want to risk it. The pizza order was determined to be valid, intended for an uninvolved person. Police could not locate the teen during an area check. Residents reported an increase of similar behavior in the apartment complex during the pandemic.

Jan. 22

Gun threats: At about 12:46 a.m. near the 1200 block of S. 336th Street, officers responded to a call of shots fired and contacted the victim near the community center. The victim informed police that the firearm was not discharged and the threats happened in Auburn. King County Sheriffs were notified and took over the investigation.

Bullet hole in vehicle: At about 3:09 p.m. near the 35700 block of 16th Avenue S., a woman found one bullet hole in her vehicle which caused damage to her windshield. Officers connected an illegal discharge from the previous night to the damage. Two other bullet holes were located on the east side of one of the apartment buildings. Surveillance video captured the shooting, but the suspect’s identity remains unknown.

Walgreens robbed at gunpoint: At about 6:07 p.m. at 28817 Military Road S., a suspect was arrested after committing an armed robbery at the Walgreens store.

Jan. 23

Stolen Seahawks jacket: At about 10:30 a.m. near the 1900 block of S. 314th Street, an unknown male went behind the counter of a Walmart store and stole an employee’s Seahawks jacket, which was also holding the employee’s wallet and car keys. No suspects have been located, but video surveillance captured the incident.

Stranger living in person’s trailer: At about 1:11 p.m. near the 35200 block of Pacific Highway S., an officer responded to Federal Way Supreme Self Storage for a report of a burglary. The victim stated she has been storing her travel trailer in the yard, and the last time she checked on the trailer was about a month ago. She noted the latch on one of the windows was broken and it appeared someone had been staying inside the trailer. The officer removed shirts, a suitcase and a basket from inside the trailer, none of which belonged to the victim. The officer threw the items in the garbage. There are no leads on this case.

Robbed at gunpoint: At about 10:20 p.m. near the 3400 block of 16th Avenue S., a victim reported being robbed at gunpoint by a former friend.

Jan. 25

AutoZone employee scammed: At about 11:10 a.m. near the 27300 block of Pacific Highway S., an unknown person called the AutoZone store and requested an employee wire $2,000 to an unknown account in Mexico. The employee complied and wired the money, realizing later that it sounded like a scam. The employee later contacted his manager to inform them of the situation.

Jan. 26

Man kidnapped: At about 8:45 a.m. near the 4500 block of SW 321st Street, a victim called to report he was kidnapped by an unknown male suspect. The victim reported he met the suspect on Jan. 24. The victim and the suspect drove around Federal Way for several hours talking and getting to know one another. The victim reported the suspect became angry while in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The victim reported the suspect assaulted him and forced him to get back into the vehicle by intimidation. The suspect then forced the victim to leave the area on foot and the suspect stole his vehicle without permission. This case is under active investigation.


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