Officer keeps cool when suspect pulls toy gun | Federal Way Police Blotter

The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Not much of a sweet spot: At 4:13 p.m. in the 31000 block of Sixth Avenue South, police were called after a suspect pried a lock and entered an attached shed of a business. Several candy wrappers were left behind but nothing appeared to have been stolen. The department has received similar reports from other businesses in the area recently.

Don’t let sleeping phones lie: At 7:51 p.m. at the Commons mall, an Uber driver reported his phone was stolen while he was sitting in his car taking a nap with his phone inside its holder. The victim awoke suddenly and saw an unknown suspect reach in through the open, driver-side window and grab his phone. The suspect fled, and the victim gave chase, but he lost the suspect in the area of the Red Lobster. The suspect was described as a 20- to 30-year-old white male wearing a black “string” backpack and dark shirt.

Officer keeps cool when suspect pulls toy gun: At 12:42 a.m. July 18 in the 33500 block of Pacific Highway South, an officer was sitting in his police car when a suspect walked up to him and said, “Hey, officer,” and reached into his waistband. The suspect pulled out what appeared to be a silver revolver, and the officer drew his firearm in self-defense. The suspect threw the gun to the ground and was arrested. Police then discovered the revolver was a toy gun.

Noose and bat found in trunk: At 9:27 p.m. July 18 in the 30400 block of Eighth Avenue Southwest, police stopped a known suspended driver as he was leaving a drug house. Officers arrested the man, as well as another man who allowed the first suspect to drive his vehicle despite knowing his license was suspended. Officers located drug paraphernalia in the first suspect’s possession and a baseball bat and noose in the second suspect’s vehicle trunk. The two were interviewed and released.

Pistol in Petco: At 8:21 p.m. July 17 in the 31400 block of Pacific Highway South, Petco employees found a pistol in the store. Officers responded and seized the gun. The owner of the gun was found to be from Auburn. Petco did not have video or more information about who may have left the gun at the store. Police booked the pistol into evidence and plans to have it packaged for prints if it is later discovered to have been involved in a crime.

Dash Point State Park parking lot prowl: At 5:34 p.m. July 17 in the 32500 block of Hoyt Road Southwest, a victim called police to report someone broke into her car at the Dash Point State Park trailhead on Hoyt Road. She said her debit card was used at Best Buy in Federal Way to purchase a $1,500 computer. Her bank had not yet reimbursed her for the fraudulent purchase.

Man caught with meth: At 12:19 a.m. July 17 in the 31800 block of Pacific Highway South, police contacted a man for a pedestrian violation. When an officer ran his name, he saw the man had a Federal Way warrant for his arrest. While searching the suspect, the officer found a “usable quantity of suspected methamphetamine.” The suspect was taken to SCORE jail and booked on his warrant.

Missing child given snack, sent home: At 11:08 p.m. July 16 in the 1900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, a mother reported her 4-year-old daughter missing before realizing the child left her apartment through the back door and wandered to her neighbor’s house. The neighbor gave the child a snack and called 911, and she was returned to the custody of her mother.

A holy steal: At 3 p.m. July 16 in the 35000 block of Enchanted Parkway South, a victim’s two bibles were stolen from their vehicle, which was parked east of Olive Garden. The victim contacted security at Seattle Children’s Hospital, which is nearby, and watched video surveillance of the scene. The video showed a black Pathfinder that was previously reported stolen.

Police catch gun thief: At 6:46 p.m. July 16 in the 1900 block of Southwest 351st Street, officers arrested a suspect for possession of a stolen firearm out of Bonney Lake. The suspect allegedly made threats with the firearm. Police seized the gun and arrested the weapon.

Suspect throws rock at towing company: At 10:10 p.m. July 15 in the 32600 block of Pacific Highway South, a witness reported seeing a suspect wearing a grey hoodie throw a rock at a window at Al’s Towing. The rock broke the window.

Man assaulted, robbed of wallet: At 1:57 p.m. July 14 in the 27200 block of Pacific Highway South, a man was walking home late at night when several suspects grabbed him, held him down and punched and kicked him before stealing his wallet. The victim didn’t see any of the suspects’ faces. The victim told police he had just taken out $500 from an ATM and had two credit cards and his wife’s Orca card in his wallet.

Tapestries, rugs stolen from nonprofit: At 4:34 p.m. July 14 in the 1100 block of South 322nd Place, a woman called police to report the vehicle of a nonprofit she works for was broken into while the organization was closed. Tapestries and rugs, worth approximately $500, were stolen. The vehicle’s rear lock was cut off to gain access.

Don’t let just anyone test drive: At 12:41 a.m. July 13 in the 2300 block of South 278th Street, a man reported his vehicle was stolen after he met someone from OfferUp and allowed them to test drive it. The suspect instead drove off with the vehicle. Because the man bought the car without a title or a bill of sale, the Department of Licensing has no record of him owning it.

Bike stolen from shop: At 11:49 a.m. July 13 in the 3400 block of Southwest 320th Street, an unidentified male stole a bike from Phil’s Bike Shop. The male walked in, asked about buying a bike and then stole a $650 bike while the owner was in the back room. The owner tried to chase the male but he traveled westbound onto South 320th Street and couldn’t be found.