Pitchfork-wielding man chases workers | Federal Way Police Blotter

From the Federal Way Police Blotter

May 15

There were 5 reports of vehicle theft, and 2 vehicles were recovered.

Man wielding a pitchfork: At about 9:36 a.m. on 23rd Ave. S., at a Park and Ride, officers responded to a report of a disorderly man who was bothering a drilling team with a pitchfork. A male lunged at the drilling team with a pitchfork. The team then fled, but was still being chased around a pickup truck by the suspect. The man eventually gave up his pursuit of the team and was standing near the parking lot when officers apprehended him. The suspect was taken into custody. No injuries occurred.

Rogue firearm: At about 8:36 p.m. on South 346th Place, a man found a loaded firearm that had been tossed into his backyard. The firearm was recovered and submitted to evidence for processing.

Rogue duty belt: At about 11:40 p.m. on South 336th Street, a female located a duty belt near a light post at her apartment complex. The duty belt contained a loaded Glock 45, three 9mm magazines, a taser gun, OC spray and handcuffs. No physical identification was found on the duty belt. The firearm had a registered owner, but no records were found for the taser.

May 16

There were 2 reports of vehicle theft, and 1 vehicle was recovered.

Fake currency: At about 11 a.m. on Pacific Highway South, a female reported that she sold a laptop on OfferUp to someone who went by the name “Allen Massive.” She was given three $100 bills in exchange for her laptop. The female then attempted to use the bills, but they were found to be counterfeit. When the female spoke with the police officers, she no longer had the bills. She said they felt real.

More fake currency: At about 12:20 p.m., a woman turned in fake bills after she had sold a printer on OfferUp. She said the male who gave her the fake bills wore a Seattle Public Works jacket and was only identified as TJ on OfferUp.

May 17

There were zero reports of vehicle theft, and one vehicle was recovered.

Cigarette theft: At about 11:45 a.m. on South 348th Street, a suspect waited until an employee walked away from the counter. The suspect then jumped over the counter and stole a container with about $900 worth of cigarettes. The suspect was not located.

Juveniles failed car theft: At about 10 a.m. on South 341st Place, a juvenile male and a juvenile female were seen attempting to steal a Hyundai. The suspects were unsuccessful. They broke a rear window and left the vehicle inoperable.

Rear naked choke on an officer: At about 1:48 p.m. on Pete von Reichbauer Way South, a male with a warrant was located and being arrested. During the arrest, the male placed his arm around the officer’s neck and began to increase pressure around the officer’s neck. The suspect was ultimately arrested and booked into jail.

Shoplifters: At about 5 p.m., a victim contacted an unknown male whom he believed had shoplifted. When apprehending the suspect, the suspect then pointed a firearm at the victim.

May 18

There were zero reports of vehicle theft, and 2 vehicles were recovered.

Book theft: At about 4:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, officers received a report that a suspect had left the store with several bags full of books that were not paid for. Approximately $150 of books were stolen.

May 19

There was 1 report of vehicle theft, and one vehicle was recovered.

Juveniles throwing rocks: At about 5:30 a.m. on 7th Avenue SW, officers responded to a report of juveniles in a black Jeep SUV throwing rocks at vehicles in front of residences. The officers attempted to stop the Jeep, but the vehicle fled. A license plate was unable to be located, and the suspects were not located.

May 20

There was 1 report of vehicle theft, and 3 vehicles were recovered.

Dick’s Drive-in fight: At about 1:10 a.m. at Dick’s Drive-in, officers responded to a reported fight, but all involved had fled once police arrived. A firearm was located at the front of the business. The case is inactive as no crime could be established.

Stabbing: At about 4:32 a.m. on SW Campus Drive, officers responded to a report of a stabbing. There was one male victim. Three males were located inside the residence containing the victim. One of the males confessed to stabbing the victim.

Generator stolen: At about 7:36 a.m., there was a report of a $11,000 stolen generator taken from an active construction site. There was a possible lead due to the generator being towed to a 7-Eleven gas station.

May 21

There were 2 reports of vehicle theft, and 1 vehicle was recovered.

Scams: At about 3:20 p.m. on South 228th Street, a victim called 911 to report that she had been scammed out of $40,000 after sending money to multiple locations through wire transfers and gift cards. No suspect has been found.