Abandoned structure fire: At about 3:04 a.m. near the 3200 block of S. 320th St., police provided traffic control assistance to South King Fire at an abandoned structure fire. SKFR officials said there were no signs of occupants. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Ring camera footage: At about 7:44 a.m. near the 31400 block of 32nd Ave. SW, a victim reported that an unknown female unlawfully entered her vehicle and accessed the trunk the day before. Captured by the victim’s Ring camera, footage shows the female climbed in and hid in the trunk around 12:25 p.m. Aug. 11. The victim and her daughter then drove off not knowing the female was in the trunk. The female left the vehicle at an unknown time and location while the victim was out running errands. A Safe City alert was sent out in an attempt to identify the female.
Missing car: At about 4:24 p.m. near the 31601 block of Pacific Highway S., a woman returned to the location to retrieve her car after she had been arrested the previous day. She had been pulled over in the Best Buy parking lot. The woman had been arrested for an outstanding warrant and her car was left legally parked in the store’s parking lot. Officers said they locked her car doors. The car was not there when she returned to pick it up on Aug. 12.
Assault at CVS: At about 11:54 a.m. near the 33520 block of 21st Ave. S., the manager of the CVS was attempting to get several shoplifters to leave the store after two females in the group shoplifted cosmetics. One female maced the manager and a male in the group punched the manager in the face. All of the involved suspects appeared to be juveniles. The suspects ran toward the Pavilion Apartments. A police area check for the suspects was unsuccessful.
Theft at trailhead: At about 3:41 p.m. near the 32400 block of Hoyt Road SW, a man reported his vehicle had been burglarized while it was parked at the Dash Point State Park 47th Street Trailhead. The unknown suspect(s) broke the rear driver’s side window of his van, then stole his golf clubs and another bag inside the car. There were no witnesses nearby and there is no suspect information at this time.
Dumpster fires: At about 10:42 p.m. near the 1404 block of S. 320th St., officers responded to a dumpster on fire in the vicinity of the Panda Express restaurant. Upon arrival, officers and South King Fire crews located three more dumpster fires in the area. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time. The case is under active felony investigation for arson. There was no additional damage to the sites aside from the four dumpsters.
Gun threat: At about 7:13 p.m. near the 3000 block of 22nd Ave. S., a juvenile male was reported to have pointed a gun at his younger brother. The younger brother believed it was real and feared for his life. This case is active.
Explicit extortion: At about 11:47 a.m. near the 100 block of S. 340th St., a man reported that he received nude photos from an adult female whom he did not know. The man then received a message from the adult female stating he needed to send money. The man wired money to the Dominican Republic, but now the unknown person is wanting him to send more money. The man also reported the woman said she would harm his ex-wife if he did not send more money. There is no suspect information at this time.
No luck: At about 5:10 a.m. near the 2109 block of SW 336th St., employees of the Safeway store reported an unknown suspect entered the store and attempted to break into the Washington Lottery vending machine. The suspect caused damage to the rear of the machine, but it appears he did not gain access. The suspect was caught on surveillance and additional footage will be provided to FWPD at a later date. This case is inactive.
Stabbing tires: At about 11:41 a.m. near the 33525 block of Pacific Highway S., a man stabbed a victim’s tires in the Homestreet Bank parking lot. The man was apprehended by officers after a short foot pursuit. He was booked into jail for malicious mischief.