Man stabbed after he confronts, punches car prowler

Man punched and slapped the suspect for prowling his friend’s vehicle, then made him get on his knees and apologize.

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Jan. 27

Assault with a knife: At 2 a.m. behind the store at 2109 SW 336th St., a man’s roommate observed an unknown male prowling another roommate’s vehicle in the parking lot of their house located in the 2800 block of SW 337th St. When the owner of the vehicle came outside to check on his vehicle, the suspect was gone. One of the roommates told his other roommates to get into the car and look for the suspect. At about 2 a.m., the car owner’s roommate found an unknown male in the area behind Safeway. He yelled at the male to return the property he took from his friend’s vehicle. He started to punch and slap the suspect for prowling his friend’s vehicle, then made him get on his knees and apologize. When the roommate involved in the altercation returned home with his roommates, he realized he had been stabbed in the upper right shoulder some time during the fight. The stab wound was about 2 inches in length and an inch deep.

Assault: At 2 p.m. at Decatur High School, a student reported to the Decatur principal an older male student touched her inappropriately and sexually harassed her over the last month-and-a-half. The female accused the male of slapping and poking her buttocks then commenting to her that he wanted to touch her butt. She reported the incident to her parents. She did not want to pursue assault charges but wanted the male to stop. The suspect denied the allegations and police warned him to stop. The principal also disciplined the student.

Theft at the library: At 1:13 p.m. at 34200 1st Way S., police responded to the King County Library for a report of suspicious circumstances. The reporting party, who works for the library, reported that sometime overnight, someone gained entry into the library’s bookmobile and stole a bubble-making machine valued at $50. It appears the suspect entered through a window on the vehicle.

Jan. 26

Weapons offense: At 6:38 p.m. at 1900 SW Campus Drive, the victim reported that an unknown male threatened her with a handgun in the parking lot of her apartment complex.

Firearm robbery: At 11:30 p.m. at 33610 21st Ave. SW., two unknown suspects robbed the victim of belongings at gunpoint. Police did not locate the suspects.

Jan. 25

Counterfeit bills at Winco stores: At 4:42 p.m. at 160 SW Campus Drive, Winco loss prevention notified police that the same female had been using fraudulent $100 bills at their Sumner, Puyallup and now Federal Way location. They advised police the female used a fraudulent $100 bill on Jan. 19 in Federal Way. They provided a picture of the female and the bill was destroyed.

Woman arrested for counterfeit bills: At 10:54 p.m. at 34520 16th Ave. S., a woman used a counterfeit $100 bill to have $50 placed on a gift card. Loss prevention called the police after they detained the woman inside the store. Police arrested the woman and during a search found a total of seven counterfeit $100 bills in her purse.

Jan. 24

Wire theft: At 8:57 a.m. at 32275 32nd Ave. S., a subcontractor at a construction site discovered spools of cable missing. An unidentified subject was captured on video removing two separate spools of cable at approximately 10 p.m. and at 3:25 a.m. from the the construction site. One damaged spool of cable was located in a wooded area near Interstate 5 and South 320th Street. The other spool is still missing. The loss value is estimated at $16,000.

Marijuana possession: At 1:38 p.m. in the 3000 block of 19th Ave. SW. Police responded to TAF@Saghalie for a report of a drug complaint. The vice principal searched a student’s backpack and located 2.72 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia. The drugs were turned over to police.

Firearm robbery: At 7:28 p.m. at 160 SW Campus Drive, an unknown male suspect entered the Hana Two Teriyaki and Sushi restaurant, brandished a handgun and told the cashier to open the register. The cashier complied and the suspect grabbed the cash drawer and fled on foot.

Jan. 20

Child pornography: At 4:22 p.m. in the 500 block of S. 321st St., a girl’s parents discovered their daughter had been sharing nude photographs of herself on an Instagram account that her parents had been unaware of.

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