Motel manager arrested after shooting at vehicle | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Aug. 18-24.

Aug. 18

Shopping cart dinner fire: At about 12:59 a.m. near the 34500 block of 16th Avenue South, police contacted a man as South King Fire crews extinguished an illegal burn. The man started a fire in a shopping cart to cook his dinner. Police found the man had a domestic violence warrant and he was arrested. SCORE Jail and King County Jail were unable to accept the man because of their inter-facility transport system, so he was released in Federal Way without incident.

Pistols pointed: At about 3:55 a.m. near the 33300 block of 1st Lane south, a man called police after he said he asked several people to turn down their music. Two of the people pointed pistols at the man and the man fled in fear of being shot. The suspects were not located.

Vehicle shot: At about 4:07 a.m. near the 28000 block of Pacific Highway South, a woman was driving northbound to work when she heard a loud hit to the side of her vehicle. Once the victim arrived to work, she noticed that her vehicle was shot at and found a bullet slug inside her vehicle.

Aug. 19

Sexual assault during massage: At about 8:15 a.m. near the 2100 block of S. 324th Street, a victim reported that she was sexually assaulted during a massage session. Suspect was not contacted.

Assault at Christian Faith Center: At about 12:04 p.m. near the 33645 block of 20th Avenue South, officers were dispatched to the Christian Faith Center regarding a possible assault with staff members holding the man down. Officers arrived and arrested the man. He was booked for assault and trespassing.

Aug. 20

Females robbed at gunpoint: At about 3 a.m. near the 1907 block of SW 329th Place, three females were robbed at gunpoint by an unknown man. The females appeared to have been targeted and the suspect was not located.

Bike thief: At about 5:27 p.m. near the 1819 block of S. Commons, a store manager reported that a man removed a display bicycle from the bicycle section and fled out of the store while riding the bike. The bike cost an estimated $300. The suspect was not located after area checks were conducted.

Motel manager shoots car: At about 9:59 p.m. near the 1812 block of S. 336th Street, the victim reported being shot at after an altercation at a motel. The victim arrived at the motel to pick up his friend when he was approached by the motel’s manager. The manager and a resident accosted the victim and called him derogatory names. The victim attempted to leave, but was blocked in by the resident. When leaving, the victim accidentally struck the resident and his vehicle was shot at by the motel manager. The manager was arrested and booked into King County jail on assault and malicious harassment charges.

Aug. 21

Man with baseball bat: At about 8:11 a.m. near the 30800 block of 18th Place SW, an unknown man came to the reporting party’s front door and demanded someone to come out of the apartment. The man was holding a baseball bat and struck the reporting party’s door twice. The reporting party called the police to file a damage claim. The suspect might be an apartment complex resident, but unsure which unit.

Claws out: At about 5:47 p.m. near the 34800 block of 8th Place SW, a juvenile was booked after he assaulted his father and destroyed a door and window. The incident was due to an argument over a cat.

Aug. 22

Man with bat arrested: At about 12:39 a.m. near the 30800 block of 18th Place SW, multiple neighbors called 911 to report a man pacing around the complex hitting buildings with a baseball bat. Investigation revealed this was the same man who had threatened to assault his neighbor and damaged his door the day before. The man was arrested and booked into Kent jail.

Aug. 23

Woman hit with rocks: At about 4 p.m. near the 32123 block of 19th Lane SW, a woman engaged in a verbal dispute with a group of minors. She used racial slurs toward the kids, who then threw rocks at her. No injuries from the rock throwing.

Man shot from behind: At about 10 p.m. near the 35700 block of 16th Avenue South, officers responded to reports of a shooting. When officers arrived they located a 20-year-old man in the apartment complex with an apparent gunshot wound to his buttocks. He had apparently been shot at from behind while walking. The victim and witnesses were uncooperative with the officers conducting the investigation. There is no suspect information at this time. The victim was transported to Harborview in stable condition with the non-life threatening injury.

Aug. 24

Paying for sex: At about 2:19 p.m. near the 31200 block of Pacific Highway South, a 911 caller reported that her sister’s husband was regularly going to the business for massages, but later learned the husband was paying for sex.