Man arrested for taking photos up women’s skirts, dresses at Costco | Federal Way police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log.

Aug. 19

Firearm assault: At about 4:05 a.m. near the 33914 block of 19th Ave. SW, police responded to an active assault with a firearm near Saghalie Park. A man was being jumped by five other men, one of whom had a pistol that he pointed directly at the victim. South King Fire and Rescue crews also responded and the man was transported to St. Francis Hospital. No suspects have been located.

Arson: At about 2:41 p.m. near the 33130 block of Pacific Highway S., an unknown male suspect kicked over an ashtray in front of the unoccupied business and began pacing out front. The suspect then lit a paper cup on fire in front of the business and placed an item up against the front door of the business, which caught some paper advertisements on the window on fire. No serious damage was inflicted on the building.

Aug. 20

Sleight of handbag: At about 3:18 p.m. near the 34520 block of 16th Avenue S., a woman momentarily left her purse unattended in the bathroom of the Walmart Supercenter store. When she returned, the purse was nowhere to be found. The woman reported having about $3,000 inside her purse as she was on her way to purchase a car. Walmart Loss Prevention reviewed the security video, but five separate people were seen coming out of the bathroom during that time frame. The woman’s purse was later found discarded in the bathroom trash can and the purse’s contents were missing. There are no viable suspects.

Aug. 21

Crude cameraman at Costco: At about 5:48 p.m. near the 35100 block of Enchanted Parkway South, officers responded to the report of a man taking pictures up female customers’ skirts and dresses inside the Costco store. Costco Loss Prevention contacted the suspect. The suspect was located and detained while officers also located one victim. The suspect was placed under arrest and booked into King County Jail without incident.

Aug. 22

Suspect in shooting not located: At about 1:15 a.m. near the 4000 block of SW 327th Street, officers responded to reports of a shooting. The victim, a 31-year-old male, stated he had been shot in the lower leg by an unknown suspect who had been inside the residence with him attending a gathering prior to the shooting. It is unclear what circumstances led to the shooting. The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment. The suspect was not located and the case is currently being investigated by detectives.

Thieves at Magic Wok: At about 1 a.m. near the 2327 block of SW 336th Street, the Magic Wok restaurant was burglarized by two unknown suspects. The suspects kicked open the glass front door, crawled through the door and ran inside the business where they stole the cash register, then ran back out the front door. There is no other suspect or witness information at this time.

City truck damaged: At about 12:05 p.m. near the 1515 block of S. 344th Street, it was reported that a work light was stolen off of a City of Federal Way work truck sometime between 8 a.m. that morning and 7 p.m. the night before. The work truck had been parked at Eagle Tire and Automotive at the time of the theft. In order to steal the light, wires were cut and damaged. Safe City video shows subjects in a small red car stealing and damaging the city vehicle.

Arson suspect arrested: At about 5:30 p.m. near the 31800 block of Pacific Highway S., a Federal Way police commander advised he believed he had located the suspect involved with several fires that had been set around Federal Way. The suspect was detained and had his identity verified. The suspect’s information also returned with a notice of a felony no bail DOC escape community custody warrant with an original charge of a stolen vehicle out of Olympia. The man was placed under arrest for the warrant and was brought to the station for further questioning. The suspect was then transported to SCORE Jail where he was booked on his warrant without incident.

Reckless donuts: At about 9:25 p.m. near the 2100 block of SW 344th Street, a male juvenile was seen doing donuts in the Metro Park and Ride parking lot. He was driving recklessly and tried to flee after he saw a FWPD officer enter the parking lot. The juvenile did not have a valid license and also had two unauthorized passengers in the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded for reckless driving and no valid operator’s license.

Aug. 24

Stabbing: At about 1:35 a.m. near the 30900 block of 1st Avenue S., officers responded to a report of a stabbing. The victim, a 28-year-old male, had fled his residence after being stabbed in the back by the suspect, his 25-year-old girlfriend. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his non-life threatening injury. The suspect was arrested without incident and booked into jail for first-degree assault.

Jewelry thief: At about 8:45 p.m. near the 30700 block of 43rd Avenue SW, a woman called police to report she heard someone inside her home. Officers arrived and cleared the home, finding no one inside. An investigation showed an unknown subject entered the residence by shattering a first floor window and stole approximately $5,000 worth of jewelry from the second floor master bedroom.

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