Encampment trash pollutes local water source | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log March 24-31.

March 24

Neighborhood watch: At about 9:30 a.m. near the 4700 block of SW 315th Place, an officer spoke with two neighbors in a dispute. The reporting party stated that on two separate occasions his neighbor has covered his surveillance camera with a plastic bag. Officers found the surveillance camera captured most of the neighbor’s side yard and his side deck. The officers recommended the reporting party move his camera to give his neighbor some privacy and encouraged the neighbor not to touch other people’s property.

Hot oil burns kid: At about 1:03 p.m. near the 2600 block of SW 320th Place, a 12-year-old boy sustained hot oil burns over his upper legs and lower abdomen. The boy stated he reached to put food in the microwave above the stove and when bringing his arm down, he hit the handle of a frying pan, which spilled the hot oil. The boy was treated by King County Medics before he was transported to Harborview Medical Center. At the time, the boy was home with his two uncles and stories from all of the involved parties matched.

Pistol pointed at man: At about 5:06 p.m. near the 2100 block of SW 356th Street, an individual was arrested for investigation of felony assault after intentionally pointing a pistol at another person. That person stated he was fearful he was going to be shot and believed the pistol was real.

March 25

Encampment trash pollutes local water source: At about 11:16 a.m. near the 900 block of S. 348th Street, officers met with the Mobile Crisis Team while they offered service to a known couple living in an encampment west of the Park and Ride. The couple has a garbage dump next to their tents and the site consists of trash, syringes, human waste and more. The couple was unwilling to accept housing, but their site is in a zone where water flows through the garbage before going into the nearby water pump station for public water. Officers contacted Lakehaven Water and Sewer and coordinated with the couple to move by the time crews come to clean up the site.

March 26

Neighbor points gun: At about 3:33 a.m. near the 2100 block of SW 352nd Street, a reporting party said his neighbor pointed a firearm at him after a dispute about noise. The suspect was gone upon police arrival.

March 27

Homeless man makes threats: At about 12:38 p.m. near the 31700 block of Pacific Highway South, a Village Inn employee reported a transient man had entered the restaurant and started using the bathroom sink for bathing. The employee told the man to leave. The man followed the employee into the kitchen and made verbal threats to the employee before leaving.

Road-rage incidents: At about 7:31 p.m. near the 31600 block of Pacific Highway South, two separate callers reported being involved in a road-rage incident, which resulted in the suspect pulling out a gun and pointing the firearm at the victims.

March 30

Starbucks robbed at gunpoint: At about 8:28 a.m. near the 34000 block of Hoyt Road, an unknown suspect robbed the Starbucks location with a gun. He fled the area southbound after getting money from the front two registers.

Kid threatens dad with butter knife: At about 3:32 p.m. near the 34000 block of 8th Place SW, a juvenile physically assaulted his father and threatened him with a butter knife. The juvenile also intentionally assaulted the family dog.

Walmart altercation: At about 4 p.m. near the 1900 block of S. 314th Street, a suspect was seen concealing selected merchandise and attempting to pass all points of sale at the Walmart when he was stopped by a customer. The man then assaulted the victim.

Abandoned dog near Target: An unknown person had left their dog with a man in the Target parking lot and had not returned. The man waited for police to arrive, but left the scene prior to contact and had let the dog loose in the parking lot. The dog was found safe in the area of Target and was taken to FWPD for animal control. It appears the dog recently had puppies.