On March 1, there were at least 7 reports of vehicle theft or attempted vehicle theft.
Business burglary: At about 4:31 a.m. near the 34000 block of Hoyt Road SW, a burglary was reported at Walgreens. A man in a mask was seen prying open the main entrance door and entering the business. Nothing was stolen and the man fled on foot.
Man struck, killed by driver: At about 5:54 p.m. near the 29400 block of Pacific Highway South, a male pedestrian was struck by a driver in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck, who then drove off from the scene. The pedestrian was killed. Police said information indicates the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk or crossing at an intersection. Police are continuing to investigate. A suspect has not yet been identified or located. Anyone with information regarding this collision can contact the Federal Way Police Department at 253-835-2121.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 54-year-old Robert L. Spafford and ruled his death an accident.
On March 2, there were at least 4 reports of vehicle theft or attempted vehicle theft.
Fire at diner: At about 3:55 a.m. near the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, officers and firefighters responded to the Black Bear Diner for reports of a fire at the building. The fire was extinguished. No suspects were located. The King County Fire Investigator is looking into the incident.
Female assaulted: At about 4 p.m. near the 1800 block of SW 352nd Place, a female called police to report that she was assaulted by an ex-friend while visiting another friend’s house. The female said she was punched multiple times in the face and was strangled for about 20 seconds.
On March 3, there were at least 2 reports of vehicle theft or attempted vehicle theft.
Carjacked at gunpoint: At about 12:45 a.m. near the 32000 block of 11th Place South, a man called 911 to report that two suspects pointed a gun at him, ordered him out of his car, then stole the car. The suspects were not located.
Burglary with a gun: At about 8:35 p.m. near the 31800 block of Pacific Highway South, two men entered a store and produced a firearm and stole merchandise and money.
On March 4, there were at least 8 reports of vehicle theft or attempted vehicle theft.
On March 5, there were at least 8 reports of vehicle theft or attempted vehicle theft.
On March 6, there were at least 2 reports of vehicle theft or attempted vehicle theft.
Hit-and-run: At about 10:45 p.m. near South 312th Street and 8th Avenue South, officers responded to a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian sustained a broken femur and police are investigating.
Suspect steals gas: At about 10:46 a.m. near the 35900 block of 16th Avenue South, Todd Beamer High School staff reported that sometime over the weekend, an unknown person cut into the school fence to steal gas from one of the school vans. The incident was captured on surveillance footage.
At about 2:45 p.m., officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at the Shell Station on Pacific Highway South at South Dash Point Road. The three male suspects were described as being in their mid to late teens. The suspects fled toward Sacajawea Middle School and may have entered the school, according to Cmdr. Kurt Schwan of Federal Way Police.
The school was placed on internal lockdown. Officers immediately responded and began searching/clearing the school building and the surrounding school grounds. Officers took all three suspects into custody without further incident. It has not yet been determined if the suspects entered the school, Schwan said.
There were no injuries to any of the students, employees, suspects or officers. There was a report to 911 of that gunfire was heard at the school, but Schwan said there is no evidence supporting that report and it came at the same time a thunderstorm moved into the area.
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