Man tied up, kidnapped near Gateway Center | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Nov. 18-23

Nov. 18

Mail theft: At about 6:55 p.m. near the 30400 block of Military Road S., a man called to report a “suspicious transient” with fresh-looking mail in his hands. The man said that he also saw an open mailbox nearby and thought the transient may have stolen from it. The suspect was found by police with a large amount of mail in his possession.

Nov. 19

Domestic violence: At about 12:09 a.m. near the 30000 block of 11th Ave. S., a woman reported current and a past history of abuse, which included assaults and death threats from a man. Officers found probable cause for domestic violence assault in the second degree. The male suspect was arrested and his guns were taken by officers for safekeeping.

Nov. 20

Fire at Celebration Park: At about 10:16 a.m. near the 1202 block of S. 324th Street, officers responded to reports of a fire in Celebration Park. Upon arrival, officers found a suspect warming himself near the small fire. When the unknown suspect saw police, the suspect fled. The suspect had a lengthy lead on Federal Way officers and was not able to be detained. South King Fire crews responded to extinguish the small fire, which did not cause any damage.

Nov. 21

Attacked at 7-Eleven: At about 3:25 a.m. near the 28719 block of Military Road South, a female reported she was violently assaulted by a group of females at the 7-Eleven convenience store. The victim stated she had “anti-white slurs made at her and believes this is a crime of hate.” The female sustained bruising, lacerations and possible head trauma. The suspects were gone upon police arrival, but camera footage has been recovered.

Nov. 22

Abandoned guns: At about 12:04 a.m. near the 2600 block of S. 272nd Street, officers found multiple firearms abandoned in an apartment Dumpster.

Man tied up, kidnapped: At about 12:09 p.m. near the 2565 block of S. Gateway Center Place, a witness called 911 to report an altercation between three men in the Gateway Center parking lot. Two of the men assaulted the male victim, tied him up and then put him into a vehicle. Officers contacted the subjects as they were seen fleeing the scene on 23rd Avenue South. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries and the two other suspects were booked into the King County Jail on assault and kidnapping charges. A stolen vehicle was also located during this incident.

Robbed at gunpoint: At about 7:06 p.m. near the 1000 block of S. 348th Street, officers heard an illegal discharge at the listed location. Shortly after, witnesses began calling 911, reporting two groups of men running in opposite directions from the scene. An extensive area search for the suspects was negative. Bullet shell casings were recovered on the south side of S. 348th Street. Later, both victims called to report being robbed at gunpoint and having shots fired at them when they tried to follow the suspects.

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