Man dumps burned out car filled with trash | Federal Way police blotter

July 15

Pellet gun damage: At about 1:45 a.m. near the 1626 block of South 310th Street, officers responded to reports of malicious mischief at Hair Lounge. The reporting party said at some point during the day, someone shot at his vehicle with a pellet gun. His rear passenger window was broken out, the front passenger window was damaged and the windshield was damaged. There is no suspect information or video surveillance available.

July 16

Quarrel in quarantine: At about 12:29 p.m. near the 30600 block of 10th Avenue South, a brother and a sister became engaged in a verbal dispute. The entire household was under quarantine for COVID-19. The involved female and their mother were confirmed positive after testing at a mobile testing unit in Auburn. Officers had the involved parties come outside for contact and questioning while also staying 6 feet apart. Both involved persons said the argument was only verbal, and no assaults were made. The family members were advised to keep to separate sides of the house.

Dairy saves the day: At about 11:20 a.m. near the 1636 block of South 330th Street, officers received a report of a reckless burning sometime between July 13-16. An unknown suspect, possibly a transient, built a small fire near the north building at the Puget Sound Baptist Association. The suspect appeared to have used a carton of chocolate milk to extinguish the small fire. No witnesses or video surveillance were available, but extra police patrols were requested.

Trash tow and dump: At about 7:39 p.m. near the 2600 block of South Star Lake Road, a suspect used his vehicle to tow a burned out car filled with trash out of his driveway and abandon it on the shoulder of South Star Lake Road as a means of disposal. The suspect was driving without a license and was cited. The abandoned vehicle was impounded.

July 17

Burgers, fries and warrants: At about 5:44 p.m. near the 2302 block of South 320th Street, officers arrested a woman with an active warrant sitting on the side of the McDonald’s restaurant. In his report, the officer said this location is a common place for injecting drugs and that they have “personally assisted in the clean up of over 30 needles and needle caps in the past week.” The woman was booked into SCORE jail without incident.

July 19

Drunk driver: At about 12:14 a.m. near the 32000 block of 23rd Avenue South, officers responded to a welfare check at the intersection of South 320th Street and 23rd Avenue South. The reporting party said a female was asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle with her vehicle running and in gear. Officers arrived and found the female to be intoxicated. She was arrested and booked into jail for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Argument assault: At about 3:47 p.m. near the 900 block of SW Campus Drive, two people got into a verbal argument during which the victim was said to have slapped the suspect. The suspect then hit the victim and threw a beer can at him, splitting his lip. The suspect was placed under arrest for domestic violence assault.

July 20

Gunfire into residence: At about 12:49 p.m. near the 1900 block of Southwest 318th Place, a person called police to report that someone shot at her residence overnight, causing about $1,000 in damage. A window and glass slider door were destroyed. Damage from four rounds were located inside the residence and three slugs were recovered. The person stated the residence was unoccupied at the time and no injuries were reported. This case is under active investigation.

July 21

Fire near encampments: At about 12:20 p.m. near the 33900 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to reports of smoke billowing from the wooded area of Kitts Corner Apartments. Upon arrival, officers smelled and observed smoke. Upon further investigation, officers found a small fire at the entrance of the woods from S. 336th Street. South King Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene and extinguished the small fire. Nothing of value was damaged and no suspects were located. This privately owned wooded area was checked for encampments on July 17 when three encampments were eradicated and four transients were warned for trespassing.

July 22

Hit and run: At about 12:58 a.m. near the 2500 block of S. 320th Street, a victim was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike. The man was transported to the hospital and no suspects were located.


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