Federal Way Police respond to bank robbery Friday afternoon

Officers also arrest suspect trying to break into vehicles.

  • Monday, March 19, 2018 5:36pm
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The following is a sample from the Federal Way Police Department crime log:

Burglary tools found on suspect: At 10:37 p.m. March 18 in the 32700 block of Pacific Highway South, officers contacted a suspect after witnesses observed him trying to break into cars. The suspect was arrested and booked on a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office warrant. Officers found numerous burglary tools in his possession, including two lock-pick sets, a flexible neck flashlight and a slide hammer.

Juvenile mischief: At 4:50 a.m. March 18 in the 33300 block of 35th Avenue Southwest, someone reported a group of male and female juveniles, around 16 years old, damaging a vehicle parked in the street. Officers could not locate any of the suspects during the investigation.

Felony at McDonald’s: At 8:54 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the McDonald’s on South 320th Street. The victims were attempting to purchase a 2014 red Toyota Camry they found listed online for $2,500. They reported a male and female arrived to sell the vehicle, but then the male robbed them of the $2,500 at gunpoint. No one was injured.

Road-rage incident: At 7:28 p.m. March 17 in the 32900 block of Pacific Highway South, officers were dispatched to the Subway parking lot for a report of threats made with a weapon. The victim stated the suspect brandished a firearm over a road-rage incident. Officers determined there wasn’t probable cause for an arrest.

Lost boy: At 2 p.m. March 17, a woman brought a lost child to the police department. She stated she found him wandering around her apartment complex on South 336th Street. The officers located the boy’s mother, and the child was released to her custody.

Violent robbery: At 11:35 a.m. March 17, police responded to the Argyl Apartments on Southwest 316th Street. A male and a female were handing out fliers at the location when three males approached the female. One pulled her to the ground and dragged her by her hair. Her friend attempted to stop the attack and was then assaulted. The suspects fled with the female’s purse.

Busted!: At 8:40 p.m. March 16 in the 2100 block of Southwest 356th Street, an officer responded to a two-vehicle accident where the driver of the first vehicle fled the scene. During the investigation, a lanyard with a flagger card and a Washington driver’s license was found hanging in the suspect’s car. The driver of the second vehicle identified the photo as the suspect who fled. Two hours later, police saw a late hit in Tacoma reporting the first vehicle in the crash was stolen. The officer contacted the Tacoma officer taking the report, who stated he was speaking with the person. The Tacoma officer positively identified the suspect as the person filing the report. The suspect was cited for driving with a suspended license and hit and run.

Con game: At 4:42 p.m. March 16 in the 31400 block of Pacific Highway South, a victim reported being approached in the BECU parking lot by an unknown female, who asked her to cash a check for $863.86 for her because she didn’t have identification. The victim deposited the check into her account and withdrew $800 in two separate transactions, on different days, and gave the money to the woman. The check was later found to be fraudulent.

Unruly son: At 4:09 p.m. March 16, officers responded to a residence in the 30200 block of Eighth Avenue Southwest for a domestic disturbance. An officer met with a juvenile, who said his mother bit him. Family members reported the mother did not bite him, but he threatened to hit family members with a spoon and threw metal objects at them when his mother attempted to discipline him. The mother stated the boy grabbed her shoulders at one point, and they got “into a tussle.” The woman was advised to get counseling for her son.

Bank robbery: At 12:12 p.m. March 16, an officer was dispatched to the Washington Federal Bank on South 320th Street for a robbery that had just occurred. The suspect implied there was a weapon, but one was not seen. The suspect then exited the bank and ran toward 23rd Avenue South and possibly went north.

Business burglary: At 7:51 a.m. March 16, a manager at a business in the 31800 block of Pacific Highway South reported someone broke the glass on the side of the business, entered and then stole money from two cash registers. The manager reported the alarm company called a co-worker at 4:30 a.m. An officer checked with dispatch, which had no record of any calls to the business during that time. A Social Security card was found on the floor in the stockroom area.

Can’t outrun police: At 10:54 p.m. March 15 in the 33000 block of Pacific Highway South, officers attempted to investigate a possible hit-and-run collision. When officers arrived, the suspect vehicle fled, and a pursuit was initiated. The suspect ran a red light and then was stopped in the suspect’s driveway. The suspect resisted arrest and was tased. The person was taken into custody, transported to St. Francis for medical clearance and then booked into SCORE Jail.

Gun missing: At 12:25 p.m. March 15, a person reported to police, the evening of March 14, he parked his vehicle just east of the Jack in the Box on Pacific Highway South. He said when he returned, he realized his handgun was missing from the glove compartment. He said there was no forced entry to his vehicle, and nothing else was taken.

Window damaged: At 12:20 p.m. March 15 in the 1300 block of South 328th Street, a person reported that sometime overnight, someone fired a small caliber bullet at a ground floor window to the recreation room on the west side of the complex, causing a hole in the window. An officer noted the damage was caused by a metal BB or similar-sized object possibly from an air-powered weapon. This damage was only to the first pane of the dual-pane window and left damage to the surrounding glass, consistent with the impact of a metal BB.


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