Guy enters wrong vehicle, gets punched in face | Federal Way police blotter

Guy enters wrong vehicle, gets punched in face | Federal Way police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log.

Aug. 5

Cemetery theft: At about 6:57 a.m. near the 37600 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to Gethsemane Cemetery. Sometime overnight, a burglary occurred to a storage container on site.

Aug. 6

Fireworks: At about noon near the 28900 block of 20th Avenue South, the resident reported hearing an explosion in her backyard. The woman also found a small metal device lodged in the wooden siding of her backyard. Upon arrival, the officer found a burn mark on the ground near a shed in the backyard and torn blue painting tape near the scene. It appears an unknown subject threw a firework wrapped in painter’s tape into the woman’s backyard. There were no injuries or other damage. Neighbors said they also heard the explosion, but did not see anyone suspicious.

Aug. 7

What a trip: At about 3:15 a.m. near the 3000 block of 9th Avenue South, officers responded to reports of a woman breaking into homes. The woman unlawfully entered two homes through the front doors and told the residents she needed help because she took acid. The woman lives in Edgewood and could not tell officers how she arrived in Federal Way. This case is closed.

Aug. 8

Arrest at Ace Hardware: At about 12:56 p.m. near the 30650 block of Pacific Highway South, a man entered the Ace Hardware store and asked to use the restroom. When he was denied, the man left the store, grabbed a rock and smashed the south side window and threw the rock at a woman. The man was contacted by police and placed under arrest as he walked away from the store. This crime was committed with a Federal Way officer parked in the parking lot.

Aug. 9

Armed robbery: At about 12:47 a.m. near the 2525 block of S. 320th Street, officers responded to the 76 gas station for a recent armed robbery. The suspect, who had a gun, fled on foot prior to police arrival. The suspect stole about $198 and 10 packs of cigarettes. This case is an active felony investigation.

B&R burglary: At about 11:30 a.m. near the 32901 block of 1st Avenue South, employees of the B&R Espresso coffee shop reported a burglary had taken place sometime overnight. An unknown suspect(s) smashed the front door’s glass, crawled inside the business and attempted to steal a till box. The suspect appeared to have dropped or left the box on the floor and fled the business out the back door. This case is inactive.

Aug. 10

Possible drugs at work: At about 12:08 p.m. near the 33405 block of 8th Avenue South, officers were requested to meet with an employee to recover possible drug paraphernalia. The employee stated she had been cleaning out the desk and bag of a former employee’s cubicle when she found a balled up piece of foil with black residue inside. The woman said she smelled the residue and a short time later began to feel light headed. She was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. The officer recovered the foil with residue and observed that it resembled heroin, but the appearance was not consistent with the officer’s previous drug cases. The officer conducted a drug test for heroin and the results returned negative. It was added to the case file and the documentation is for information only.

Confusion at court: At about 8:40 p.m. near the 33325 block of 8th Avenue South, a subject called police to report a male staff member at the Federal Way Municipal Court had stolen items from his backpack while he was in court. When contacted, police said the subject made statements indicating he is suffering from delusional thoughts and paranoia. The subject also stated his is being followed by gang members and that the government is tracking his phone.

Aug. 11

Assault and burglary: At about 10:54 a.m near the 500 block of SW 298th Street, a woman called to report two known men had barged into her house and assaulted her. The two men stole her purse containing about $2,900 and her wallet. The woman was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.The suspects were gone prior to police arrival. This case is under active investigation.

Wrong car: At about 6:02 p.m. near the 1715 block of South 352nd Street, officers responded to an assault in the parking lot of the Home Depot store. The victim stated he was parked in the parking lot and was loading his vehicle with items. When he finished, he put his shopping cart back. When he returned, the victim accidentally got into the wrong vehicle. The registered owner of the vehicle then punched the victim in the face when he saw the victim get out of his vehicle.

Stabbing at truck stop: At about 5:10 p.m. near the 33101 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to resorts of a stabbing in front of Ernie’s Truck Stop. The suspect was arrested and positively identified. The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.

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