Man attempts to break into pawn shop with blowtorch | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log July 7-13.

July 7

Firearm assault: At about 3:10 p.m. near the 4900 block of SW 319th Lane, police responded to reports of a shooting. Once they arrived and conducted an area check, they were unable to locate any victims or property damage in the area, according to Federal Way Police. The incident was recorded as an assault with a firearm.

Money punch: At about 4:02 p.m. near the 1700 block of S. 341st Place, a man called 911 to report he had been punched by an acquaintance. The man parked temporarily in front of the acquaintance’s rented garage, then the acquaintance punched and kicked him. The man said he may have a broken jaw as a result of the altercation. The man was not interested in pressing charges, and instead, he wanted monetary compensation from the acquaintance.

Man assaults girlfriend: At about 8:46 p.m. near the 33000 block of 1st Avenue South, a man assaulted his girlfriend and neighbor. The man fled prior to police arrival.

July 8

Parking lot shooting: At about 12:54 a.m. near the 29400 block of 18th Avenue South, police responded to sounds of an illegal discharge at the Redondo Terrace Apartments. Police met with the reporting party and found two shell casings on the ground. The reporting party said he was inside when he heard four gunshots. When he came outside, his vehicle had been shot and a nearby vehicle also had a bullet hole. No witnesses or suspects were located.

False reporting: At about 10:03 a.m. near the 33230 block of Pacific Highway South, a man called 911 to report his girlfriend was kidnapped and being held hostage at a motel by a few men. After an extended tactical operation, the woman was contacted in a motel room and denied everything the boyfriend had said. The man was arrested and booked into jail for false reporting.

July 9

Catalytic converters stolen: At about 10:43 a.m. near the 33207 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to reports of an overnight theft of catalytic converters. Earlier that morning, employees found two two holes cut into the parking lot fence. Four buses had catalytic converters stolen and the estimated total loss is about $6,000. No suspect information was available.

July 10

McDUI: At about 1:47 p.m. near the 34814 block of Pacific Highway South, a McDonald’s employee reported a possible DUI driver at the restaurant. Police found two people passed out in a car parked in front of the restaurant. After several attempts, they were woken up by police. The driver was arrested for an active warrant and transported to SCORE. The passenger was involuntarily committed for medical reasons.

July 11

Blowtorch break in: At about 12:58 p.m. near the 29130 block of Pacific Highway South, an unknown man in a white vehicle pulled up to a pawn store and attempted to make entry with a blowtorch. The man’s attempt was unsuccessful. He then attempted to shoot out the door lock before he was deterred by an alarm.

Boys throw concrete at car: At about 4:08 p.m. near the 32300 block of Hoyt Road SW, a man was driving southbound on Hoyt Road when his vehicle was suddenly hit by a piece of concrete thrown by three unknown boys. The boys then ran into the woods on the west side of the roadway. The suspects were not located.

July 12

Woman attacked by dog on BPA Trail: At about 8:30 a.m. near the 840 block of S. 333rd Street, a woman was walking along the BPA Trail behind the Federal Way Community Center when she was attacked by a large brown dog who was off leash. The dog knocked the woman to the ground and tried to bite her. The woman was about to fight off the dog when the owner grabbed the dog and took off toward Celebration Park. The woman went to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.

Sex offense: At about 2:06 p.m. near the 35030 block of Enchanted Parkway South, police were dispatched to take a workplace sex offense report.

No victims after shooting: At about 2:49 p.m. near the 2200 block of SW 333rd Street, officers responded to the Westway Community for reports of an illegal discharge. Spent cartridges were found on the roadway and sidewalk. Witnesses were located and people of interest were identified. No victims were located.

Accidental shooting: At about 7:57 p.m. near the 1610 block of S. 347th Place, officers responded to reports of possible gunshots coming from inside the business. All employees were interviewed and no evidence of value was found. Minutes later, dispatch reported a victim with a gunshot wound to the leg arrived at the Auburn Regional Medical Center. The person matched the description of the woman seen on video surveillance. A convicted felon was contacted and admitted to an accidental discharge. The gun was not located.

July 13

Life guarding student assaults staff: At about 10:28 a.m. near the 36201 block of Enchanted Parkway South, officers were dispatched to the report of suspicious circumstances. A student of a life guarding class had become disruptive and was assaulting staff members.