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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 30-Jan. 3

Dec. 30

Double trouble: At about 2:24 p.m. near the 1901 block of S. Commons, a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at the Macy’s department store with his wife. The suspect was subsequently arrested for violation of a no contact order against his wife. The suspect was booked for a felony warrant and new charges are pending.

Dec. 31

Biker punches car: At about 4:45 p.m. near the 31500 block of Pacific Highway S., the reporting party was pulling out of a private parking lot and was partially on the sidewalk, waiting for traffic to pass by. Three unknown kids were riding bicycles on the sidewalk and went around the man’s car. One of the juveniles punched the hood of his vehicle, causing a minor dent.

Jan. 1

Gunfire to the sky: At about 12:11 a.m. near the 3700 block of SW 336th Street, police responded to a report of an illegal discharge of a firearm. Dispatchers informed police that the reporting party was watching three men shoot off multiple rounds in the air with a handgun.

Bullet comes through roof: At about 12:54 a.m. near the 2600 block of SW 320th Place, a woman reported a bullet came through her roof. Police contacted the woman, who provided the bullet to police, and said the bullet entered through the roof before landing on her floor. Photographs were taken of the damage to the ceiling. Police say they received multiple reports of illegal firearm discharges in the area due to the New Year’s celebrations. No suspects in this case.

Drunk driver near miss: At about 12:36 a.m. near the 3700 block of SW 336th Street, an officer was on the scene of a prior offense when a vehicle almost crashed head on with a parked patrol vehicle. Further investigation showed the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was taken into custody without incident.

After party foul: At about 3:15 a.m. near the 28400 block of 18th Avenue S., officers responded to a report of a bleeding female. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a heavily intoxicated woman who had sustained a severe laceration to her wrist of her right arm. The female said she returned home from a party and believed she was locked out, so she attempted to break a window to gain access to her apartment and cut her wrist. No suicide attempt, and her neighbor confirmed she had punched the window herself. The female was transported to St. Francis Hospital for medical attention.

Wire stolen from new school site: At about 3:03 p.m. near the 625 block of S. 314th Street, officers responded to the construction site of Mirror Lake Elementary for reports of two suspects stealing wire. Two unknown men were seen dragging the wire from the site and tossing it into the bushes across the street. An area check yielded negative results to the suspects after they left the scene in an older blue pick-up truck. The wire was located and returned to school security and the construction site. No damage was located and the suspects have not yet been located.

Road rage gun threat: At about 4:49 p.m. near the 32000 block of 23rd Avenue S., officers responded to an incident involving threats with a gun stemming from a road rage incident.

Guest finds camera in hotel room: At about 9:51 p.m. near the 3000 block of Gateway Center Boulevard S., police were dispatched to a suspicious activity call when a guest found a webcam set up in their hotel room.

Jan. 2

Owner shoots at car prowler: At about 2:44 a.m. near the 2025 block of S. 341st Place, officers were dispatched to a car prowling in progress at a local business. The business owner saw a man on his live security camera feed entering a number of unlocked vehicles in his impound yard and called police. The owner arrived to the impound lot prior to police and confronted the car prowler. During the confrontation, the owner discharged a firearm. The car prowler was not located and the business owner surrendered his firearm to officers pending a weapons violation investigation.

Jan. 3

Gun brandished during road rage: At about 12:04 p.m. near the 700 block of S. 320th Street, officers responded to a road rage incident with a weapon. The reporting party was cut off by a male driver. The reporting party attempted to drive around the other man’s vehicle. The male driver then paced the reporting party and brandished a handgun.


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