Elderly woman stabbed, purse stolen by suspect | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Oct. 6-12.

Oct. 6

Woman assaulted: At about 7:40 a.m. near the 20 block of S. 342nd Place, a male friend assaulted a female friend that had let him stay overnight at her apartment. The woman was trying to get the man to leave her apartment after she found him with her son’s jewelry. The man grabbed the woman by the wrists and shoved her against the wall. The man left the apartment, but was later found and arrested by police.

Car stolen while man sleeping: At about 6:11 p.m. near the 31000 block of 14th Avenue South, a man reported that sometime early in the morning while he was asleep, a suspect entered his unlocked apartment and stole his car keys off his coffee table. When he woke up, he discovered his car had been stolen. The man had surveillance video of the suspect stealing his keys. His car was entered into the FWPD records as a stolen vehicle.

Shattered glass: At about 11 p.m. near the 33530 block of Pacific Highway South, police were dispatched to a glass break alarm at the Advanced Auto Parts store. No entry was made.

Shattered glass: At about 11:32 p.m. near the 33510 block of Pacific Highway South, police were notified that a glass sliding door at Gravity Coffee was also broken. Safe City cameras show an unknown subject dressed in all black. The suspect did not enter the business.

Oct. 7

Shattered glass: At about 12:39 a.m. near the 34600 block of Pacific Highway South, police responded to an alarm call at Banner Bank. Police found a broken window to the bank.

Shattered glass: At about 1:42 a.m. near the 33333 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to a commercial alarm at the All Right Auto Sales dealership. A large rock had been thrown through a double pane window from an unknown suspect. Safe City cameras did not capture adequate footage of any suspects.

Shattered glass: At about 6:33 a.m. near the 1506 block of S. 348th Street, an employee was sitting inside the office at Greg’s Japanese Auto Repair when he heard a loud crash coming from the waiting room. The employee found that a small metal plate was thrown through the front double pane window. The employee went to talk to the suspect, but the suspect — who was wearing all black — ran away and was not located by police.

Shattered glass: At about 7:31 a.m. near the 34616 near 11th Place South, an employee of the Franciscan Medical Clinic came into work and noticed the glass front door was shattered, but no entry into the building had been made. No suspect information.

Shattered glass: At about 8:43 a.m. near the 33838 block of Pacific Highway South, police responded to the Blooming Dental office for a commercial burglary alarm. Police found a large landscaping block had been thrown through a window of the business. No entry had been made and there was no suspect information available.

Purse stolen from store clerk: At about 1:08 p.m. near the 3420 block of SW 320th Street, three suspects working as a team distracted the clerk at the Twin Lakes Grocery. One of the suspects went behind the counter and stole the clerk’s purse. The suspects, one man and two women, fled the scene in a black SUV. No further suspect information.

Sparkler bomb found: At about 3:34 p.m. near the 31100 block of 28th Avenue South, a sparkler bomb was found inside the city maintenance facility property.

Oct. 8

Man assaults people at apartments: At about 4:20 p.m. near the 32000 block of 11th Place South, a man was booked into jail after assaulting multiple people at an apartment complex.

Arson investigation: At about 10:16 p.m. near the 33838 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to an exterior fire at an unoccupied commercial building. South King Fire and Rescue crews extinguished the flames.

Oct. 9

Suspect shoots at house: At about 6:08 a.m. near the 1300 block of SW 355th Place, a suspect shot several rounds at an occupied house. There were no injuries and the suspect(s) were not identified.

Elderly woman stabbed, robbed: At about 11:09 a.m. near the 34008 block of Hoyt Road SW, an elderly woman was shopping at Walgreens. As she left the store, a man exited his vehicle and stole her purse. The man used a box knife to stab the woman’s hand prior to fleeing the scene.

Attempted purse theft: At about 6:09 p.m. near the 160 block of SW Campus Drive, a woman called 911 to report someone had attempted to steal her purse. The woman put her groceries into her vehicle and sat in the driver’s seat when a man entered the passenger side of the vehicle. He sat in the car and demanded the woman’s purse. The woman quickly got out of the car and began yelling for help. The man fled from the scene in a black Chevy. Her purse was not stolen.

Smashing pumpkins: At about 5:50 a.m. near the 1200b block of SW 355th Place, a resident reported that kids had stolen their ceramic pumpkins and smashed them in the driveway.

Oct. 10

Shattered glass: At about 9:51 a.m. near the 1407 block of S. 348th Street, a manager at Office Depot called to report that overnight someone had shattered a glass entry door of the store. No entry was made into the store and a rock, likely used to smash the door, was found inside the entryway. No suspect information.

Threats to kill: At about 7:59 p.m. near the 33000 block of 19th Lane South, an unknown suspect entered an apartment possibly armed with a shotgun and a “shank” and robbed a woman inside. The suspect also threatened to kill another man.

Oct. 11

Shattered glass: At about 4:38 a.m. near the 35100 block of Enchanted Parkway South, Biscuits Cafe had 11 windows of their business shattered. No entry was made into the restaurant. The object used to cause the damage appeared to be a large rock. There were no witnesses and the surveillance footage did not provide a clear view of the suspect.

Attempted purse theft: At about 11:41 a.m. near the 33500 block of 1st Way South, a woman was walking through the parking lot when a suspect attempted to steal her purse. A struggle ensued and the woman was knocked to the ground. The suspect fled in a dark colored sedan.

Robbed and pistol whipped in hotel room: At about 10:38 p.m. near the 34827 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to a hotel for reports of an assault involving a firearm. Two victims were found with injuries and reported being robbed and pistol whipped in their hotel room by two unknown men. The men fled the scene prior to police arrival. The victims were transported to the hospital.

Oct. 12

Man robbed, shoots at suspects: At about 6:24 p.m. near the 2200 block of S. Star Lake Road, unknown suspects robbed a man of his backpack, wallet, cell phone and then stole his car. The victim shot at the suspects as they were driving off in his car. The suspects fired back at the victim before running away on foot.

Between Oct. 6-12, there were 18 reported vehicle thefts.