Attempted theft: At about 12:18 a.m. near the 35700 block of 16th Avenue South, unknown people broke the back passenger window out of a vehicle, punched out the ignition and attempted to drive away before security spotted them and called 911. The suspects fled in an unknown white vehicle.
Stolen vehicle: At about 7:55 a.m. near the 33200 block of 43rd Place South, a person’s car was stolen from the street in front of her home when she left it running to warm up and went back inside. The woman’s phone was inside the vehicle when it was stolen, but was unable to track it.
Book store nuisance: At about 4:56 p.m. near the 31300 block of Pacific Highway South, a woman walked into a book store and damaged one display. The woman left after knocking over the display.
Delivery man deception: At about 4:22 p.m. near the 31000 block of 22nd Avenue South, a man wearing a FedEx shirt with sweatpants was captured on camera knocking on the door of a home. Another man in a black puffy jacket was seen walking past the house and then standing on the street corner, and the two men looked at each other. When a person answered the door, the man “looked nervous/surprised” and asked the president to sign for a package. The homeowner refused after seeing the package was not labeled from FedEx nor had their name or address on it. The man ran away with the box and fled the area in a vehicle.
Reports of shooting: At about 8:50 p.m. near the 1200 block of South 336th Street, officers responded to a greenbelt near an apartment complex for reports of an illegal discharge. Officers found 20 total bullet shell casings and did not find any victims. Any possible suspects were not located.
Work laptop stolen: At about midnight near the 800 block of SW 313th Court, a person reported that someone broke the passenger side door window of his work van and entered the vehicle. The suspect(s) took a work laptop and a furnace part the owner had purchased to install in his home. The suspect(s) were unable to access additional areas of the vehicle where tools were stored. There is no suspect information.
Woman groped by stranger: At about 12:13 a.m. near the 32100 block of 13th Place SW, a woman knocked on the door of a residence asking for help. The woman said she was at The Commons mall and asked a stranger for a ride home. During the car ride, the woman reported that the man pulled over and groped her while touching his genitals. The woman then exited the vehicle and knocked on the door of the residence. The woman provided a suspect description and was given a courtesy transport to the Federal Way transit center.
Assault at hospital: At about 8:49 a.m. near the 34500 block of 9th Avenue South, offices responded to St. Francis Hospital for a 911 hangup. When en route, the reporting party called back to say he had been assaulted by a coworker’s husband. When officers arrived on scene, they established probable cause for fourth-degree domestic violence assault.
Employee assaulted with umbrella: At about 2 p.m. near the 1900 block of South 314th Street, a woman assaulted a supermarket employee. The woman used an umbrella to hit the employee in the face. The woman was arrested and booked into jail.
Man with knife, knocking: At about 4 a.m. near the 200 block of SW 320th Street, a woman called 911 to report a man knocking on her door. The man was contacted by police and a 5-inch knife fell out of his lap. The knife was confiscated and later booked as evidence. The man asked to go to the hospital as he was having difficulty breathing. The man was transported to a nearby hospital.
Mail carrier’s backpack stolen: At about 10:43 a.m. near the 1500 block of South 328th Street, a postal service truck glass window was broken. A case of mail and the postal service worker’s personal backpacks was stolen. No suspects identified.
Bullet found inside high school: At about 8:31 a.m. near the 35900 block of 16th Avenue South, a staff member at Todd Beamer High School contacted police after finding a 9mm bullet round inside the school. Officers checked cameras and could not locate who dropped the round on the floor. No suspects identified.
Teens approach children: At about 3:50 p.m. near South 333rd Lane, two children were walking home from school when a black Kia with four teenage boys inside asked if the children wanted a ride home. The children started to run toward home and stopped when they got tired. The car then drove by again but did not stop or say anything to the children.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org