Multiple cars broken into at construction site of former Sears | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log June 22-29.

June 22

Attempted purse theft: At about 1:39 p.m. near the 31200 block of Pacific Highway S., a person reported she was seated in her vehicle when a young man opened her door and attempted to take her purse. The reporting party screamed and the suspect fled in a rental vehicle based on its license plate. The suspect did not get away with any property and has not been identified.

June 23

Stolen car and strangulation: At about 10:13 a.m. near the 32200 block of 40th Place SW, a woman called to report that her ex-boyfriend had entered her residence without permission and took her purse, which had her car keys inside. The ex-boyfriend then took the woman’s car without permission. About two hours later, the woman agreed to meet her ex-boyfriend at a location to take custody of her vehicle. Once the woman was inside the car, the ex-boyfriend would not let her out and drove her to a secluded wooded area where he then strangled her. The ex-boyfriend was interrupted and stopped, and the victim was able to get away to call 911. The ex-boyfriend has not been located.

Car stolen from garage: At about 7:07 p.m. near the 34743 block of 9th Place SW, an unknown suspect broke into a residence and stole a vehicle that was parked inside a locked garage. The vehicle was entered into the system as a stolen vehicle and recovered a short time later. No suspects were located.

June 24

Reported rape: At about 2:45 a.m. near the 900 block of S. 348th Street, officers responded to a rape report at the Metro Park & Ride. Officers transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital for a medical assessment. The victim relayed that she was raped by a massage client of hers at a nearby hotel. The suspect information was acquired and probable cause for second-degree rape was established.

June 25

Shoplift: At about 7:02 p.m. near the 33600 block of Pacific Highway S., officers responded to reports of a shoplift. The employee reported that a man entered the store and selected approximately $700 in vape merchandise, then left without paying. The man left in a BMW car, but has not been located.

June 26

Roller skates and wine bottle: At about 3:18 a.m. near the 34800 block of Pacific Highway S., officers responded to reports of an assault. The victim and her friend were roller skating in the parking lot when an unknown woman drove up to them and got out of her car while yelling at the victim and her friend. The suspect struck the victim in the neck with a wine bottle and fled in her car. The suspect was not located and the victim was not injured.

June 27

Suspects caught after pursuit: At about 4:31 a.m. near the 33300 block of 17th Lane S., the victim called 911 after he discovered someone breaking into his friend’s car. The victim confronted the man and a handgun was pointed at him. The suspect then got into a Cadillac Escalade parked near the Eastwind Hotel and fled the scene. Federal Way officers responded and pursued the vehicle through Federal Way and into Fife. Two suspects were taken into custody and booked on warrants.

June 28

Cash sales not deposited: At about 12:49 p.m. near the 1928 block of S. Commons, a male suspect who is a former employee failed to deposit the daily cash sales from Five Guys burger restaurant located at The Commons mall. An investigation is underway.

June 29

Man robbed: At about 4:09 a.m. near the 1800 block of S. 333rd Street, a victim said he was robbed of his jewelry by two unknown men armed with handguns. The victim was unable to provide identifying information about the suspects.

5 cars broken into at construction site: At about 7:55 a.m. near the 1819 block of S. Commons, an unknown suspect broke into five construction workers’ vehicles parked behind the old Sears at the mall. The suspect broke windows on the passenger sides of the vehicles. One victim had his wallet stolen and another had his Yeti cooler and hand tools stolen. Three other victims did not have any items stolen, but their vehicles had been rummaged through. Safe City cameras did not capture the incident. No suspect information.

Stolen motorcycle crashes: At about 1:11 p.m. near the 1100 block of S. 356th Street, a stolen motorcycle was involved in a single-vehicle collision. The motorcyclist was driving too fast and lost control. The motorcycle was driven onto the sidewalk and struck two trees. The rider attempted to flee on foot but collapsed due to his injuries, and was then transported to Tacoma General Hospital. The rider was driving without a license and the motorcycle was confirmed stolen out of Pierce County.