The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Half-naked woman committed: At 3:54 p.m. on Sept. 6 in the 2000 block of South 304th Street, a woman was involuntarily committed after she was seen standing half-naked on the side of the street. When police arrived, the woman ran into traffic. She could only “mumble incoherently” and didn’t know her last name or where she was. Police records show she has been contacted 12 times by officers. While the woman didn’t report a crime, such as a sexual assault, police confirmed she had been contacted three hours earlier at the mall wearing a shirt and pants but no shoes. She was standing on the street asking for help. The woman was transported to St. Francis Hospital via ambulance.
Man arrested for explosive device, warrant: At 5:50 p.m. on Sept. 6 in the 35000 block of 21st Avenue Southwest, police were dispatched to a residence on a civil standby. A man was arrested for a $50,000 King County warrant for possession of a motor vehicle and possession of an explosive device. A woman was also arrested on a Tukwila warrant.
Male abused by neighbor: At 11:54 a.m. on Sept. 7 in the 2000 block of Southwest 305th Street, a counselor at Multi-Care Behavior Health in Puyallup called police to report that a male disclosed he was a victim of sexual abuse by his neighbor nine years ago.
Bathroom-sleeper leads to warrant arrest: At 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 7 at 34726 16th Avenue South, a person was found sleeping next to a toilet inside Denny’s. Police records indicate the person had an active felony warrant from the King County Sheriff’s Office, and he or she was transported to SCORE jail.
Woman with mental illness missing: At 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the 34500 block of 9th Avenue South, a woman reported her sister missing. She told police her sister is “manic depressant, bipolar, psychotic and hallugentic [sic].” The woman believes her sister is off her medications and is unstable. She was recently released from a mental hospital last February after 10 years. Police were unable to locate her at nearby shelter.
Mailboxes pried open: At 3:03 p.m. on Sept. 8 in the 700 block of South 313th Street, a victim called 911 to report his community mailbox had been broken into. He returned home to find his mailbox pried open along with another one. The officer said it appears as if the mailboxes were opened with a screw driver. It’s unknown if any mail was stolen.
Annoying man arrested, released for staph: At 3:59 p.m. on Sept. 8 at 1928 S. Commons, a man was “making a nuisance of himself” at the FedEx store located in The Commons mall. As police issued a trespass notice, they discovered he had an outstanding felony warrant and he was arrested. As they arrested him, officers discovered he had a “serious staph infection,” and the man was released and transported to the hospital for treatment.
Heroin user dodges jail: At 5:34 p.m. on Sept. 8 in the 35100 block of Pacific Highway South, a suspect was arrested on a Federal Way warrant. After he was transported to SCORE jail, an officer suspected the suspect had ingested a large amount of heroin just before he was arrested. Because of this, SCORE jail said they could not take him. The officer released the suspect at the meeting point for the jail and asked him if he wanted medical attention, but he ignored the officer and walked away.
Man steals $1,200 worth of ink: At 1:35 p.m. on Sept. 9 in the 1400 block of South 348th Street, a male stole $1,215 worth of ink from Office Depot. The man, described as Hispanic with a thin build in his 40s, entered the store and walked directly to the printer ink cartridge aisle and grabbed 12 boxes. He left the store with the merchandise, but employees didn’t notice until he passed by security sensors and set off an alarm.
Apartment concerned over tenant’s behavior: At 3 p.m. on Sept. 9 at 143 S. 330th St., a board member of Cove East Apartments called 911 to report suspicious activity at a tenant’s unit. The reporting party said multiple residents of the complex suspect drug use at the suspect’s unit, and the reporting party has also seen people come and go from the apartment and people in vehicles who appeared intoxicated by narcotics. According to the reporting party, residents of the complex are trying to build a case against the tenant to get him evicted or arrested.
Subjects sharing stall caught doing drugs: At 7:09 p.m. on Sept. 9 at 1928 S. Commons, police contacted two suspects in the men’s restroom at The Commons mall because it was reported they were sharing a stall. The officer discovered the two were using narcotics in the stall and had been previously permanently trespassed from the mall. As they were arrested, police found one suspect in possession of drug paraphernalia and mail belonging to two different people. The other suspect was found with heroin and methamphetamine.
Man talking to himself committed, arrested: At 10:12 p.m. on Sept. 9 in the 35600 block of Enchanted Parkway South, a suspect threw a rock at a victim’s vehicle, causing the windshield to shatter. Police found the suspect hiding in the woods, talking to himself. He appeared either mentally ill or under the influence of drugs. Police also noticed he had a potentially broken hand. The suspect was involuntarily committed and taken to St. Francis Hospital for his hand and for a mental evaluation. After he was released, he was arrested for an outstanding disorderly conduct warrant.
Suspect punches drunk man on Metro bus: At 8:56 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the 31600 block of 23rd Avenue South, police responded to reports that a drunk male was punched on a Metro bus. The man who punched him left on the back of the bus and fled the scene. The bus driver told police it was his first night driving the bus and he didn’t recognize anyone involved. The victim told police he had consumed over seven cans of beer, was intoxicated and hadn’t even realized he was hit. Because the officer couldn’t contact anyone with Metro Transit regarding video footage, nor could anyone identify the suspect, the case was deemed inactive with leads exhausted.
Homeless man punches, strangles homeless girlfriend: At 12:35 p.m. on Sept. 11 in the 28800 block of Pacific Highway South, a homeless woman was assaulted by her homeless boyfriend of nine months. The suspect took the victim’s backpack and hit her with it, as well as punched her and strangled her to the point she passed out. Police couldn’t find the suspect, but the woman provided a written statement and said she’d be willing to work with police.