Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Vehicle prowls in church parking lot: At 5:23 a.m. on Feb. 9 in the 900 block of S. Dash Point Road, it was reported that unknown suspects broke into two vehicles parked in a church parking lot.
Phone scam revealed: At 10:37 a.m. on Feb. 9 in the 35000 block of 14th Ave. SW, the victim reported he or she was targeted by a phishing scam over the phone. According to the victim, the suspect identified himself or herself as being affiliated with Microsoft, and proceeded to ask for $260 for a virus protection program. The victim complied, and gave the suspect credit card information for the purchase. According to the report, the suspect then contacted the victim again, asking for credit card information, because the victim was eligible for a $50 refund on the bogus software purchase.
Juvenile male beaten up: At 3:34 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the 34000 block of 12th Ave. SW, six males beat up a juvenile male, who knew the suspects.
Medical marijuana vendor robbed: At 5:49 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the 32000 block of Ninth Place S., a medical marijuana vendor reported he was the victim of an armed robbery. According to the report, the vendor was meeting with a prospective client, when the client pulled out a firearm and took everything the vendor had on him, including more than $4,000 in marijuana.
Argument over volume escalates: At 11:25 a.m. on Feb. 8 in the 31000 block of First Ave. S., a man pulled a knife on another man during an argument over the volume level of a television.
Honest thief?: At 9:14 a.m. on Feb. 7 in the 31000 block of Second Lane SW, a suspect was caught in the act of removing items from a stolen vehicle. According to the report, the suspect was aware the vehicle was stolen, but was only concerned with removing the vehicle’s stereo and speakers.
Stolen car returned before police arrive: At 4:18 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the 100 block of SW Campus Drive, the owner of a vehicle reported it was stolen from a grocery store parking lot. According to the report, the suspects returned the vehicle to the parking lot before police arrival.
Hang-up calls reported: At 9:23 a.m. on Feb. 6 in the 34000 block of 16th Ave. S., an employee of a business reported that the business has been receiving dozens to hundreds of hang-up calls, specifically during his shifts. According to the report, the man believed an ex-girlfriend is responsible for the calls, but could not provide any information to substantiate his claims.
Job site burglarized: At 1:36 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the 1100 block of SW 341st St., a construction company reported that unknown suspects stole a significant amount of lumber from one of its job sites.
Same company, different site hit by thieves: At 1:53 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the 900 block of SW 341st St., that same construction company reported that unknown thieves stole 220 pieces of siding from a different job site.