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Man with machete threatens person | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 4-9.

Feb. 4

Woman grabbed by stranger: At about 5:53 p.m. near the 1300 block of SW Campus Drive, a female victim went outside to get her purse from her car when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown suspect. The victim screamed and the suspect dropped her, then ran away. The suspect is unknown to the victim, and the victim has not had any issues with stalkers at her home, work or school. The suspect was not located and there were no cameras at the scene.

Feb. 5

Love triangle: At about 6:05 p.m. near the 30600 block of 1st Place SW, the reporting party was sitting in the passenger seat when the driver, who was parked at the reporting party’s address, suddenly fired a single shot through the open passenger window. At the time, the driver was in an argument with the reporting party’s fiancé, who was standing in front of the parked vehicle. The reporting party said the driver did not fire at or in the direction of the fiancé, and instead had fired the gun in order to scare the fiancé. No shell casings were recovered and there was no property damage. The fiancé was not on the scene when police arrived.

Feb. 6

Man with machete: At about 11:50 a.m. near the 29200 block of Military Road South, police responded to reports of a threat with a weapon. One man was holding a machete while yelling at the victim. The man was gone when police arrived and was not located. No injuries reported.

Man robbed at gunpoint: At about 4 p.m. near the 33000 block of Pacific Highway South, a victim called to report that he was robbed of his car and keys at gunpoint.

Feb. 8

Dangerous Zoom meeting: At about 2:54 p.m. near the 26630 block of 40th Avenue South in Kent, the principal of Totem Middle School received an alert from the district’s surveillance software that tracks any violent or distributing messages sent by students. The alert was sent due to a student attempting to organize a Zoom meeting with other students titled “school shooters.” The principal provided all of the students and their parents contact information to the police.

Feb. 9

Unhappy customer: At about 8:13 p.m. near the 1401 block of S. 324th Street, a Bellevue gun store worker received a call from an unhappy customer from the Federal Way Discount Guns store. The customer stated he was unhappy that he had received a wrong part. The customer stated if he did not received his money back, he would “shoot up the place.” The suspect did not give his name and the phone number provided connects to a full mailbox. This case is inactive as all leads have been exhausted.


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