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Emerald City Smoothie manager robbed at gunpoint | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 27-Feb. 2.

Jan. 27

Safeway robbed at gunpoint: At about 9:18 p.m. near the 28810 block of Military Road South, the Safeway grocery store was robbed at gunpoint.

Jan. 28

Smashing windows: At about 5:22 a.m. near the 100 block of S. 357th Street, a disgruntled subcontractor smashed five windows at a new construction site. The subcontractor made prior threats because he was not getting paid. The suspect was gone prior to police arrival.

Smoothie store manager held at gunpoint: At about 10:32 a.m. near the 2100 block of SW 336th Street, an unknown man dressed in all black held the manager of Emerald City Smoothie at gunpoint and stole all of the money out of the register. The man was wearing a mask and a beanie at the time. The suspect fled on foot and could not be located by police K-9.

Man shoots self in thigh: At about 4:23 p.m. near the 34500 block of 9th Avenue South, a man entered St. Francis Hospital with a bullet wound in his left thigh. The man later stated that he had shot himself with a pistol and a pistol magazine was later found in the pocket of his jeans. The man is a convicted felon and should not have been in possession of a firearm.

Jan. 29

Money stolen from patient: At about 3:25 p.m. near the 400 block of S. 338th Street, an employee called to report a theft, stating that one of their patients was transferred from their facility (Garden Terrace) to another facility (Hallmark Manor) for about six days. During this time, multiple gift cards and approximately $37 in cash was stolen from the patient’s wallet. It is unknown if the theft occurred at Garden Terrace or at Hallmark Manor.

Jan. 30

Man seeks shelter, warmth: At about 5:55 a.m. near the 1600 block of S. 272nd Street, officers responded to a mobile home park. A female resident had exited her home to drive to work and found an unknown man sleeping in the passenger seat of her vehicle. The sleeping man was awoken by officers and arrested for trespassing. There was no damage to the vehicle and no items were stolen. The man stated he was homeless and entered the car to sleep and get warm.

Woman shot in shoulder: At about 10:16 p.m. near the 33300 block of Pacific Highway South, officers were dispatched to reports of an illegal discharge with a woman heard screaming in the listed area. Other reporting parties also called in to report that a woman had been shot. Officers arrived at Eastwind Motel and located a female victim with a single gunshot wound to her shoulder. She was transported to St. Francis Hospital. No suspects have been located.

Feb. 1

DUI doughnuts: At about 1:46 a.m. near the 1688 block of S. 348th Street, a traffic stop was conducted at the Red Lion Hotel. The suspect was doing doughnuts in the parking lot. After investigation, the suspect was arrested for DUI and booked into SCORE Jail.

Stolen vehicle suspect captured: At about 1:41 p.m. near the 31600 block of Pacific Highway South, a suspect was located in a victim’s stolen vehicle. The victim confronted the suspect and during the altercation, the suspect nearly struck the victim with the vehicle, causing the victim to shoot at the suspect. The suspect crashed the vehicle and fled, eventually being captured by the victim. Police arrived and arrested the suspect, who was booked into jail for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Space heater starts house fire: At about 4:31 p.m. near the 2619 block of S. 300th Street, police were dispatched to assist South King Fire crews at the scene of an active house fire. All occupants made it out uninjured and initial reports from fire personnel showed no signs of foul play. It is believed that the fire was started by a space heater in the basement.

Feb. 2

Employees pepper sprayed: At about 6:50 p.m. near the 34500 block of 16th Avenue South, a man approached the exit of the Walmart Supercenter with a cart full of alcohol. When the employee requested the man’s receipt, the man pepper sprayed two employees and ran away. The man left the merchandise, and very limited suspect information is available.

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