Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Threats to bank: At 12:21 p.m. April 21, a male customer came into Bank of America at 2100 SW 336th St. for an appointment to discuss his mortgage and title. The male said he was frustrated over the lack of help from the bank over the last two years. He quietly said something to the effect of “I don’t care, I’ll come back with a gun and shoot this place up.” However, despite these words, the teller continued speaking with the male and offering help. About 10 minutes later, he left and the bank notified the police. The male has no warrants or firearms registered to him. Police contacted the male who admitted saying the threat at the beginning of the conversation and said he did not mean it. The male apologized and said he would not be returning to the bank. Police assisted the male in contacting the bank by phone and also suggested his real estate agent handle these matters in the future.
Store robbery: At 7:27 a.m. April 19 in the 31000 block of Pacific Highway South, a customer entered a convenience store and became upset over being denied service. The customer reached over the counter and into the cash register to remove money. Employees felt threatened as the customer reached into his pocket while grabbing for the money. The customer was chased from the store. No weapon was seen on him. No injuries reported. Suspect was later booked into jail for related offenses.
Medical care provider: At 7:37 p.m. April 19, a resident on the 32000 block of 28th Avenue Southwest reported that cash from the kitchen and an antique men’s gold ring with oval garnet from the master bedroom was missing. He has had multiple people come and go from his home assisting with his wife’s medical issues for in-home care. The ring is worth approximately $900. No viable leads or suspect information are available at this time.
Fake bills: At 12:33 a.m. April 22 at Safeway, 1207 S. 320th St., it was reported that a “homeless” male came into the gas station and attempted to pass two $100 bills that were obviously fake. The bills had Chinese writing on them and were pink. The male was confronted and then ran away from the scene leaving the bills. There are no leads at this time.
Fraudulent phone call: At 12:59 p.m. April 22, an elderly female living in the 1300 block of South 315th Street reported she received a frantic call from her great-granddaughter claiming she had been abducted. The phone call also had a male demanding money. Officers located the great-granddaughter unharmed at her apartment. No calls had been made from her phone. Hoax calls are being perpetrated throughout the area with several other cities having similar reports.
Fire at transient camp: At 3:56 p.m. April 21 at South 304th Street and Pacific Highway South, a fire burned down a small unoccupied encampment in the wooded area. This is an area known for having transient encampment problems. Officers assisted the fire department on checking the trails to make sure there weren’t any other people in the area. It is unknown how the fire started or who the tent belonged to.
Mailboxes vandalized: At 5:21 p.m. April 20 in the 100 block of South 358th Street, malicious mischief was reported. Since April 15, the community mailbox had been forced open, allowing access to up to 16 mail slots. Several neighbors feared that their mail was stolen as a result. The mailbox was damaged to the point where it is unusable. The resident reported seeing a small, red pickup truck speed away from the cul-de-sac, occupied by two white males. No suspects reported.
Safe, but not really: At 3:36 p.m. April 23, a burglary was reported in the 31000 block of 33rd Place SW. The resident reports that while he was at school, someone entered his room through a window and removed his safe. The safe contained about $1,000 in cash and other important documents.