Federal Way teen responds to OfferUp ad, crashes motorcycle into garage

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Caution advised: On May 8, police responded to the 32000 block of 49th Avenue SW. A juvenile had responded to an OfferUp ad to trade his bicycle for an old motorcycle. The juvenile met the motorcycle owner far away from the juvenile’s house for reasons unknown. The owner of the motorcycle started the bike for the youth. The juvenile then got on the bike, revved it, then drove it directly into a neighbor’s garage door, damaging it. The juvenile said he went unconscious and when he woke up the motorcycle owner was gone with his bicycle, but the motorcycle was still there. The motorcycle is 30-40 years old, and many attempts to find a registration were unsuccessful. The juvenile’s mother made contact with the garage owner to fix the damage. The youth was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a concussion. The mother wants nothing to do with the motorcycle. It has been left in the area of the call.

Try Uber: On May 7, police were dispatched to the 29000 block of 13th Place South in response to a report of stolen car keys. The female victim stated that she was loading bags into her Cadillac Escalade. After she was done loading up the bags and attempted to leave, she noticed her glasses and car keys were in a different location than before. She then noticed that the key fob for her car was missing. No witnesses or suspects were located. Police advised her to contact a Cadillac dealer for a replacement key fob. She then asked if the police could take her to her appointments. She was advised to call an Uber. She acknowledged that she would also arrange for transportation until a replacement key fob was obtained.

A little too fast: On May 8, police stopped a driver on the 900 block of South 312th Street for going 30 mph over the speed limit. The driver was aggressive and was detained for officer safety. The driver was driving while his license was suspended. He also had four warrants, which could not be confirmed if they were traffic related. He was booked for driving with a suspended license, and his vehicle was towed.

Not the real thing: On May 2 in the 1500th block of S. 344th Street, police were called regarding fraudulent gold jewelry. The victim bought jewelry on the street that was advertised as being real gold, but ended up not being real.

Wandering child: At 6:45 a.m. April 28, police were notified by a passerby that a small child was wandering alone in the 33000 block of 21st Avenue SW. The child was reported to be about 3 years old and carrying toys. Police located the child and confirmed that she was alone. It was determined that the child was 5 years old and had been walking in the rain for about 30 minutes. After about an hour of looking, the child was able to give police directions to her grandmother’s house nearby. The child was reunited with her family and the house. The child told police she left to go to her dad’s house. The child did not have any injuries, nor did she claim she had been a victim of any type of neglect or abuse. She was fully clothed and in good spirits. The family was counseled about preventive measures for keeping child at the house.

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