The following is a sample from the Federal Way police blotter:
Wallet burglar: At 1:18 p.m. Nov. 26 in the 1000 block of South 328th Street, police received a call that a woman had interrupted a burglary at her apartment. She stated, as she opened the door to enter the unit the male suspect ran past her and toward the stairs. Once inside, she discovered her wallet had been removed from her purse and stolen.
New roommate: At 12:43 p.m. Nov. 26 in the 33000 block of 37th Place Southwest, police responded to a report of threats. The reporting party stated she and a new roommate had a verbal exchange where the roommate made a comment about a gun and made a gun gesture with his fingers. The reporting party was worried because she believed he was a drug addict, and she didn’t know about him and his possible drug history. The investigation revealed there was no probable cause for arrest or criminal charges.
Rocky confrontation: At 12:49 a.m. Nov. 26 in the 100 block of South 330th Street, police responded to a report of two juveniles throwing rocks at windows. Dispatch advised that the reporting person believed the juveniles were trying to fight her son. It was relayed that the suspects left the area on foot, but the person stated they were coming back with a gun. After further investigation, police discovered no threats were made. The son involved said he didn’t know the juveniles, and they were throwing pine cones. He advised police that no threats were made, and he did not feel threatened.
Knock-knock: At 9:16 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 3000 block of Southwest 317th Court, police received a report that a 91-year-old woman walked out of her home monitored by caregivers sometime between the hours of 8 p.m. Nov. 24 and 7 a.m. Nov. 25. Police found the woman in question as she was walking the neighborhood knocking on front doors. Due to the patient’s level of dementia, she was sent to St. Francis Hospital. Caregivers were advised of the situation and picked up the woman.
Burglary foiled: At 12:02 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 29000 block of 18th Avenue South, officers viewed a possible burglary in progress, observing a garage and front door with severe damage open late at night. A vehicle in the driveway was confirmed stolen in a database search. Officers observed two subjects exit the home. When told to stop, the suspects ran, leading the police on a foot chase. One subject dropped a firearm on the ground during the chase. Both were caught and arrested without further incident.
Cart assault: At 6:33 p.m. Nov. 24 in the 400 block of South 338th Street, police responded to a report of an assault that occurred on Nov. 23. The victim reported that a known transient assaulted her with a cart weighing roughly 70-100 pounds. No charges are being filed at this time.
Hobby prowler: At 3:27 p.m. Nov. 24 at 35020 Enchanted Parkway South, police were dispatched to Hobby Lobby for a report of a vehicle prowl. It was reported two vehicles had been broken into in a “smash-and-grab” fashion by two unknown suspects driving a silver Nissan pickup truck.
Junk in the trunk: At 6:29 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 1200 block of South 336th Street, police received a call that the victim’s daughter stated, at 9:40 a.m. the victim’s truck was discovered open when she went to the car. The daughter asked if there was anything in the trunk, and the victim stated they had a Junk in the Trunk kit. The daughter stated it wasn’t in the trunk anymore.
Careless behavior: At 2:05 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 30000 block of Fourth Avenue Southwest, it was reported that a neighbor had been driving fast in front of the reporting party’s home and had acted like he was going to hit her husband with the car. After contacting all involved parties, officers determined both households were guilty of the same sort of actions. Officers explained that this sort of behavior with vehicles is unacceptable and puts other neighbors and property at risk. The involved parties were warned that if this continues, charges will be filed. Both parties agreed to stop their careless behavior.
Smoke shack graffiti: At 12:10 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 3000 block of South 344th Way, the manager of a business called to report finding graffiti drawn in the dirt of the business’s smoking shack. He described one drawing as a diamond with “1 percent” written inside and “fill few kill all” written along all four outside edges. The window pane to the right had “Marc” written in the dirt and the pane to the left had a figure of a ghost and skull. Police took photos and entered them into a database.
Bags away: At 3:03 p.m. Nov. 22 in the 31000 block of Pete Von Reichbauer Way South, a victim reported an unknown subject stole two large bags from the back of his truck while he was sleeping. He reported property, including winter clothing and duffle bags, were stolen at a loss of approximately $5,000. A suspect observed on security video appeared to be a white male, possibly a transient. Police were unable to identify the subject based on poor video quality.
Underwear thief: At 12:47 p.m. Nov. 22 in the 28000 block of 13th Avenue South, police were dispatched to a report of underwear theft. Police spoke with an elderly woman who appeared to be in the early stages of dementia. The woman had trouble recalling details and, when police asked for her identification, she needed to ask twice what had been requested of her. She had no explanation of how someone could have entered her locked residence while she was sleeping and stolen her underwear. The woman told police she lives alone but has relatives in Tacoma. Police reported, at this point, she doesn’t appear to be in danger of becoming gravely disabled.
Achievement unlocked: At 1:36 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 1700 block of Southwest 308th Place, police received a report of a burglary, which occurred between the hours of 3 p.m. Nov. 20 and 12 p.m. Nov. 21. According to the victim, an unknown suspect entered his apartment without permission through the unlocked rear sliding-glass door. The reporting man and his wife were out of town for the night. When they returned home, they found their Xbox One game console had been stolen. There are no leads at this time.
School fight: At 12:31 p.m. Nov. 21 in the 31000 block of the 28th Avenue South, police responded to a report of a fight at a school. School officials stated juvenile students got into a verbal dispute, which escalated into a physical fight. All students involved disrupted the learning environment and refused to stop fighting after several verbal requests from the principal. The principal and assistant principal were able to break up the fight prior to police arrival. Some minor injuries were noted, but medical attention was declined.
Vehicle on the run: At 5:20 a.m. Nov. 21 in the 2000 block of South 327th Lane, police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The reporting party stated the vehicle was left running in the parking lot while he went back inside his apartment. Police spoke to the vehicle’s owner, and she said she did not give anyone other than her brother permission to take the vehicle. The vehicle was entered into the Washington Crime Information Center as stolen.
Not quite assaulted: At 11:47 a.m. Nov. 20 in the 30000 block of First Avenue South, a man called 911 to report he had been assaulted by a downstairs neighbor. According to the 911 dispatcher, he sounded intoxicated, which police confirmed upon arrrival. The man claimed he lost his dog and was looking for it, and the neighbor punched him once in the face. Officers did not observe any marks or injuries. The neighbor was contacted and denied assaulting the reporting party and stated it the argument had been verbal only. A second neighbor witnessed the incident and confirmed the neighbor’s account and that the reporting male was the one causing problems. The reporting person only wanted police to warn his neighbor. Both parties agreed to stay apart from each other.
Hit by a crowbar: At 10:44 a.m. Nov. 20 in the 30000 block of Pacific Highway South, police were dispatched to Seven Eleven regarding a report of an assault. According to the reporting party, he was hit with a crowbar by an unknown female in his apartment. He stated his roommate probably knows her.
Just looking: At 10:39 a.m. Nov. 20 in the 500 block of Southwest 327th Place, police were called regarding a suspicious subject. The reporting party observed the person looking into a side window of her house. She said there is no fence that divides the front yard from the back, and her house is located directly off a main street. The subject was described as a white male in his 20s, wearing a maroon Letterman jacket and baggy blue pants. The woman followed the man and lost sight of him in a different back yard. The resident of the second home was contacted, and she advised she had not seen anyone in her yard. Police believe the man likely went into a greenbelt. Officers checked the area and could not locate the man.
Shared bathroom: At 10:24 a.m. Nov. 20 in the 31000 block of Pete Von Reichbauer Way South, police responded to a report from a city employee of two males occupying a restroom for single use only. The city employee requested the men be removed and trespassed. When police contacted the two subjects, one was confirmed to have a warrant out of Federal Way for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. He was arrested and booked into SCORE jail. A large sleeping bag was booked into evidence under safe keeping.