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Man stabbed outside The Commons mall | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Jan. 5-11.

Jan. 5

Man assaults employee: At about 9:56 a.m. near the 1000 block of S. 320th Street, building maintenance workers of an apartment complex reported two transients loitering in one of the buildings. When the employees escorted the people out, one of the people attempted to assault the employee. After a police investigation, there was no crime committed.

Fight involving pepper spray: At about 11:29 a.m. near the 4200 block of S. 288th Street, a fight occurred at Thomas Jefferson High School in which the victim was pepper-sprayed in the face. The suspect was suspended from school for the incident.

Jan. 6

Shattered windows: At about 1:35 a.m. near the 32500 block of Pacific Highway South, officers were dispatched to the Firestone Complete Auto Car for an alarm. Upon arrival, officers found the glass windows on the front of the garage and the front door were shattered. No one was located inside the business.

Shattered windows: At about 4:15 a.m. near the 2000 block of S. 320th Street, officers responded to a business for a glass break alarm. Officers found two broken windows on the building. No entry made into the building.

Jan. 7

Woman assaulted by boyfriend: At about 9:54 a.m. near the 35400 block of Enchanted Parkway South, a woman was assaulted and strangled in a parking lot by her boyfriend. The man pushed/threw the woman out of the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital and the man was not located by police.

Gun pointed at driver’s chest: At about 4:52 p.m. near the 31100 block of 18th Avenue South, a man confronted a driver about parking near his house and shining his headlights at the man’s house. During the altercation, the man produced a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the driver’s chest, causing the victim to fear for his life. The man was located by police and booked into King County Jail.

Jan. 8

Gun pointed at pedestrian: At about 7:36 a.m. near the 2000 block of S. 336th Street, a person was trying to cross the street when they saw a car speeding up to the intersection. The suspect in the vehicle displayed a firearm and pointed it at the person several times before speeding away.

Stabbing at the mall: At about 7:45 p.m. near the 1000 block of S. Commons, a 33-year-old man was smoking a cigarette outside his vehicle when a man approached him trying to sell miscellaneous items. After an exchange of words, the victim was stabbed once in the stomach by the suspect. The suspect was gone on arrival and was not located by police. Police are actively investigating. The man sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Jan. 9

Boyfriend arrested for domestic assault: At about 2:08 p.m. near the 3200 block of SW 319th Place, a man called to report that his boyfriend hit him and then the phone line disconnected. Police arrived and established probable cause to arrest the boyfriend for fourth-degree domestic violence assault. The boyfriend was booked into SCORE Jail.

Boy injures father over dinner argument: At about 7:59 p.m. near the 4900 block of SW 319th Lane, a boy assaulted his father after they got into an argument over cooking too much food for dinner. The son caused minor injuries to the father.

Jan. 11

Shooting: At about 12:19 a.m. near SW 334th Street and 24th Avenue SW, multiple callers reported possible gunshots coming from the Westway Community. Officers found 11 shell casings near the area. No injuries or property damage located.

Man drowns in hot tub: At about 6:56 a.m. near the 32600 block of 8th Avenue SW, a man in his late 40s was found dead in a hot tub by a family member. There is nothing suspicious regarding this incident. The King County Medical Examiner will be responding to take possession of the deceased.

Shooting: At about 4:04 p.m. near the 2000 block of SW 334th Place, officers were dispatched to reports of an illegal discharge. Several people reported hearing multiple gunshots and some reported their houses had been hit by gunfire. There is no report of injuries and a ground of men were seen running from a vehicle.

The Federal Way Mirror police blotter is a sample of entries compiled from the Federal Way Police Department’s Public Information Officer log. For more information on our processes at the Mirror, email your questions to

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