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Marijuana plants found in mobile home after fire | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 17-21

Feb. 17

Accidental gunfire: At about 8:38 a.m. near the 2200 block of SW 332nd Street, a woman called 911 stating she heard a gunshot in the area. Upon reviewing her surveillance camera footage, she discovered a gunshot from inside a nearby location was recorded. Officers responded and made contact with the residence. There were no reported injuries or victims, but the person responsible for the incident admitted to accidentally discharging a rifle she located under her living room sofa. The woman consented to a search, where officers found a rifle and a handgun. Both firearms were booked into evidence.

Not so Happy: At about 11:23 a.m. near the 32105 book of 1st Avenue South, a customer at the Happy Kids Dentistry got into a verbal argument with the owner/dentist. The customer pulled two framed pictures off of the wall, causing them to shatter on the floor. The customer then damaged the entry door on her way out. The dentist did not wish to prosecute.

Feb. 19

Stabbed during phone robbery: At about 3 p.m. near the 33200 block of Pacific Highway South, a victim was stabbed by a suspect as the suspect stole the victim’s phone. The victim was dropped off at a hospital by a witness. The victim refused to cooperate with police and medical staff for fear of gang retaliation.

Feb. 20

Strong arm robbery at Safeway: At about 12:35 a.m. near the 1200 block of S. 320th Street, officers were dispatched to the Safeway grocery store for a strong arm robbery. Upon arrival, the suspect was not located. The merchandise was recovered by management after a struggle inside the store. The store’s manager sustained a minor hand injury.

Unwelcome visitor: At about 8:43 p.m. near the 1500 block of S. 328th street, officers were dispatched to Celebration Senior Living regarding reports of an unwanted man. Upon investigation, the man’s identity was confirmed. The man is believed to be gaining access to the building by climbing to the second floor balcony and entering through unsecured doors. The suspect was aggressively hostile toward security and the onsite manager, both of whom fear for their own safety and the safety of the vulnerable residents. The suspect has not been located.

Feb. 21

Argument in the street: At about 6:29 a.m. near the 900 block of SW 341st Street, officers responded to threats involving a weapon. Officers arrived on scene and located a group of people in the street yelling at each other. Officers detained one woman and a firearm was found on her. After investigation, the woman was taken into custody and booked into King County Jail.

Marijuana in mobile home: At about 1:03 p.m. near the 3000 block of S. 288th Street, officers responded to assist South King Fire and Rescue with a mobile home fire. Several marijuana plants and cultivating products were found in the damaged trailer. The case was turned over to Federal Way’s Special Investigations Unit.

Man exposes self at transit center: At about 5:37 p.m. near the 31600 block of 23rd Avenue South, a dispute at the Federal Way Transit Center ended with the arrest of a man who threw a screwdriver at a vehicle and exposed himself. The man was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated for drug ingestion.

Robbery at Safeway: At about 11:23 p.m. near the 1200 block of S. 320th Street, officers were dispatched to a shoplift in progress at the Safeway grocery store. While en route, the call was updated to a strong arm robbery. The female suspect was detained in the parking lot. The victim, who is an employee, reported being struck in the head multiple times by the suspect as she attempted to flee the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspect was released and sent to the hospital for evaluation after stating she swallowed heroin and meth, suffered from COVID-19 and was possibly pregnant.


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