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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 5-12

Jan. 5

Agency assist: At about 3:03 a.m. near the 23400 block of 61st Avenue S. in Kent, Federal Way members of the Valley SWAT team assisted Kent police on a first-degree assault case. Initial information stated the suspect barricaded herself inside the apartment. Negotiators soon learned from a victim who had escaped that this was a hostage situation. The suspect was holding three victims inside. The suspect exited the apartment with the victims and attempted to portray herself as one of the victims, but police recognized her as the suspect. The suspect was arrested and there were no significant incidents during the operation.

Lay back, drink up: At about 6:05 a.m. near the 33900 block of 7th Way SW, a man called to report that sometime overnight, an unknown suspect destroyed his vehicle’s back window. The unknown suspect entered the vehicle and spent a significant amount of time in the car. The man reported the front seat was reclined all the way back and reported he found an empty beer can in the vehicle. No property was stolen from his vehicle. The man told police his mother heard his car alarm go off around 10 p.m. the night before and again at 4:45 a.m. that morning. The man’s mother reported seeing a suspicious man standing near the vehicle the previous night, but there is no recorded evidence.

Jan. 6

Armed carjacking: At about 1:57 a.m. near the 2000 block of SW 352nd Street, officers responded to a report of a carjacking with a firearm.

Gun threat near children’s hospital: At about 1:12 p.m. near the 34920 block of Enchanted Parkway S., a man displayed a firearm in the Seattle Children’s Clinic parking lot and caused alarm to an employee. The man was detained and found to be in violation of an experienced Certified Pistol License. He was later charged with unlawful display of a firearm. He was cited and released from the police station.

Held at knifepoint: At about 11:58 p.m. near the 2305 block of S. 292nd Street, police responded to the location for a call about a robbery. One man said he was held at knifepoint and told to take money out of an ATM. The man also said he was held hostage inside the location before going to the ATM. The man did not want to press charges or cooperate further.

Jan. 7

Road rage incident with gun: At about 2:14 p.m. near the 27600 block of Pacific Highway S., officers responded to a road rage incident involving a firearm. Officers documented the incident.

Jan. 8

Odor from trailer: At about 3:52 a.m. near the 32124 block of 25th Avenue S., officers responded to a hotel for a suspicious tractor trailer that was emitting an odor. South King Fire and Rescue crews and the hazardous materials team responded to investigate, and determined the trailer was safe. The owner was notified to retrieve the trailer.

Stolen bracelet: At about 1:47 p.m. near the 33702 block of 21st Avenue SW, a male suspect entered the Fred Meyer Jewelers store and stole a bracelet.

Armed carjacking: At about 6:48 p.m. near the 33600 block of 1st Avenue S., a victim reported an attempted carjacking with a firearm at the intersection of 1st Avenue and S. 336th Street. While police were investigating this crime, another victim called to report a similar group took her keys from her while she was checking the mail. The second victim chased the suspects and retrieved her keys. The suspects fled on foot, but were not located.

Jan. 9

Cat (feeding) fight: At about 12:25 a.m. near the 2700 block of S. Star Lake Road, the victim and the suspect were in an argument over feeding the cats. The argument escalated and the suspect hit the victim, causing injury.

Cone of shame: At about 4:55 p.m. near the 35700 block of 16th Avenue S., officers responded to reports of a juvenile throwing a traffic cone at the reporting party’s window, causing it to shatter. Investigation led officers to the suspect’s residence, where she confessed to throwing the cone and said peer pressure led her to perform the act. The suspect’s mother was present. The suspect expressed regret for her actions and her mother assured police that there would be consequences. The reporting party did not wish to pursue further charges and requested a report for documentation only.

Ex-boyfriend points gun: At about 5:18 p.m. near the 100 block of S. 329th Place, officers responded to a threat with a gun. The reporting party stated her ex-boyfriend had pointed a firearm at her. On the scene, officers developed probable cause for first-degree domestic violence assault on one suspect and felony domestic violence harassment on another suspect. One suspect was booked for felony harassment and the other suspect was gone on arrival.

Jan. 11

Electric company embezzlement: At about 11:11 a.m. near the 34000 block of 9th Avenue S., AC/DC Electric’s accountant discovered discrepancies in their ledger and discovered embezzlement from the company.

Jan. 12

Garbage fire: At about 5:16 a.m. near the 34814 block of Pacific Highway S., an employee of the McDonald’s restaurant reported that the restaurant’s garbage man said someone was lighting cardboard on fire in the dumpster area, which is separate from the restaurant. The garbage man could not provide a physical description of the suspect, but said they were carrying an axe. A small pile of ash was found in the dumpster area and no damage was done to the structure.

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