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Mother’s arm sliced with machete during altercation | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 15-19.

Dec. 15

Kids bully grandson: At about 2:18 p.m. near the 32000 block of 11th Place South, a grandmother called police to report that multiple children had assaulted her grandson after he got off the school bus. The grandson had minor injuries. No suspect information.

Mother sliced by machete: At about 4:40 p.m. near the 27600 block of Pacific Highway South, a mother and her daughter were assaulted by an unknown man and woman. During the altercation, the man pulled out a machete and sliced the mother’s arm.

Dec. 16

Stolen purse: At about 2:40 p.m. near the 32100 block of 1st Avenue South, a woman parked her vehicle. An unknown suspect broke the front passenger window and stole her purse from the seat. There is no suspect information at this time.

Stolen property: At about 5:11 p.m. near the 31900 block of 2nd Lane SW, residents returned home to find their apartment had been rummaged through and approximately $4,500 of their property had been stolen. There was no sign of forced entry and the apartment complex does not have security cameras. No suspect information.

Dec. 17

Hospital employee gun stolen: At about 4:30 a.m. near the 34500 block of 9th Avenue South, a St. Francis employee reported their firearm had been stolen from their vehicle while they were at work. The vehicle did not sustain any damage from the break in. No suspect information.

Student threatens teacher: At about 9:51 a.m. near the 2800 block of SW 320th Street, a student threatened to slap a teacher. The student circled the building and returned to continue to yell at the teacher. The teacher said she believes the student would have assaulted her if another teacher had not intervened.

Student brings gun to school: At about 3:23 p.m. near the 33900 block of 19th Avenue SW, a student at Saghalie Middle School was found to be in possession of a firearm. The student was arrested and booked into King County juvenile detention.

Person strangled at motel: At about 10:50 p.m. near the 29800 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to a physical domestic at a Federal Way motel. Officers located a person who was assaulted and strangled. The suspect was found nearby and arrested.

Man fires gun at thieves: At about 11:50 p.m. near the 1900 block of SW Campus Drive, a resident confronted several unknown men on his back patio who were reportedly attempting to cut off his catalytic converter. The resident fired five rounds at the men. The men fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

Dec. 18

Person assaulted with knife: At about 2:15 p.m. near the 27600 block of Pacific Highway South, a suspect assaulted a person with a knife. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

Dec. 19

Man arrested for damaging cars: At about 3:16 p.m. near the 1600 block of South 352nd Street, a witness called to report a man damaging vehicles in a business parking lot. The witness gave a description and police located the suspect. The suspect was arrested and booked into Kent Jail.

Gun pointed: At about 10:26 p.m. near the 2400 block of S. 273rd Place, the victim reported that after a small traffic related incident in a parking lot, the suspect pointed a gun at him.

The Federal Way Mirror police blotter is a sample of entries compiled from the Federal Way Police Department’s Public Information Officer log. Police entries are slightly edited for length and clarity. For more information on our reporting processes at the Mirror, email your questions to

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