Federal Way National Little League field vandalized twice in one week | Police blotter

Backstops graffitied, sign hit by dump truck.

July 10

Strike one: At about 9:56 a.m. near the 450 block of Southwest Campus Drive, officers were dispatched to the Federal Way National Little League Complex, a private park, regarding malicious mischief that had occurred the evening prior. The field’s equipment director said a suspect flooded the baseball field and graffitied multiple structures around the area. At this time, there is no suspect information.

Double trouble: At about 10:32 a.m. near the 1200 block of South 336th Street, officers responded to reports of an occupied stolen vehicle. While investigating the occupied vehicle, officers located a second occupied stolen vehicle in the adjacent parking stall. The subject in the second stolen vehicle was arrested for possession of stolen vehicle and booked into SCORE jail on a felony warrant.

Not-so-cool move: At about 6:14 p.m. near the 35425 block of Enchanted Parkway South, a “prolific shoplifter” stole two expensive air conditioning units from Lowe’s Home Improvement store. The man was located and placed under arrest. It was found the man had an outstanding felony warrant, and he was booked into SCORE Jail.

July 11

Make yourself at home: At about 10:40 a.m. near the 450 block of Southwest 345th Place, a person reported sometime overnight an unknown female had entered through the unlocked sliding door of the residence. The female slept on the sofa, took a shower and made herself some toast. The homeowner stated nothing had been stolen. A Safe City post was sent out for assistance in identifying the female. At this time, there is no suspect information.

Medical emergency behind the wheel: At about 4:04 p.m. near the 16th Avenue South and South 288th Street, officers responded to a single vehicle collision into a fence. The driver was transported to the hospital by the fire department for possible seizures while driving. The driver was driving with a suspended license.

Unwelcome edit: At about 7:10 near the 2501 block of SW 320th Street, the president of Christ Lutheran Church reported that sometime during the overnight hours, the church’s sign had been damaged. The marquee sign originally read “Black Lives Matter,” and someone had used black spray paint to paint over the word “Black” and replace it with “All.” There are no suspects and no witnesses and no leads. The sign has since been fixed.

July 12

Strike two: At about 10:26 a.m near the 450 block of SW Campus Drive, officers responded to reports of malicious mischief at the Federal Way National Little League Complex private park. The reporting party said a vehicle ran into their sign causing damage. Upon investigation, officers discovered a dump truck had run into the sign about 2:17 a.m. Officers identified the dump truck and its license plate using Safe City cameras. The case is active.

Threat via letter: At about 10:21 p.m. near the 32600 block of 7th Place South, a woman called to report her niece had received a threatening letter from a man. The letter was sent from Green Hill School, a medium-maximum security prison for juveniles in Chehalis. The letter said that her niece would be killed if she left the state without the man’s permission. The reporting party did not want to provide police with additional information and declined to meet in person. Officer provided the reporting party with information on how to get a protection order.

Missing birth certificates: At about 5:07 p.m. near the 34500 block of 16th Avenue South, a woman reported she had lost a clear sleeve containing her and her son’s birth certificates and the son’s Social Security number June 7 at the Walmart Supercenter. The woman called the Walmart store and asked to speak with the manager. The manager said she would search the store. In the meantime, the woman spoke to about four other employees. The last employee, who was a man, answered the phone and told the woman she would not be getting her items back, then laughed. He then took down the woman’s phone number. The woman called back a few days later and was put on hold several times. Finally, an unknown man answered the phone regarding the birth certificate items and said, “you can have them back for $750” and “how much are they worth to you?” The man hung up the phone. The woman went to the store on Sunday and spoke with an employee who said the items were not located, had not been logged in the missing items book and that they were most likely shredded. Case is inactive.

July 13

You’ve got mail: At about 8:23 a.m. near the 36201 block of Enchanted Parkway South, officers responded to reports of malicious mischief at Wild Waves Theme and Water Park. The reporting party is an employee of the theme park and said when he arrived to work, he found some mail on fire and the mailbox had been damaged. It appears someone had used fireworks to blow up the mailbox. There are no witnesses, video surveillance or leads at this time.

July 14

Pilferage party: At about 1:47 p.m. near the 35600 block of 15th Avenue Southwest, a man reported unknown subjects had stolen several items from his residence. The man reported he had “a small gathering” at his residence on July 12. There were three subjects in attendance whom he did not know. After about an hour, the man asked the victim to leave his residence. He then discovered several items missing, including his wallet, Alexa device, Samsung tablet and an acoustic guitar. There is no surveillance video, or suspect information. Case is inactive.

Random attack: At about 7:21 p.m. near the 33606 block of Pacific Highway South, a witness called 911 to report an unknown subject assaulted a man inside the store. The man reported he was inside the store when an unknown subject whom he had never seen before assaulted him for an unknown reason. The man sustained a cut on the lip and a cut left arm. Officers documented the man’s injuries. The witness had video surveillance, but the victim declined to pursue criminal charges. Case is closed.


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