Robber gets caught, swallows fentanyl | Federal Way Police Blotter

From the Federal Way police log.

May 29

There were three reports of vehicle theft, and four vehicles were recovered.

Knife threat: On the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South at about 1 a.m., officers responded to an unknown man threatening the reporting party with a knife. The victim was locking up his employer’s storefront when the suspect knocked on the window and asked for the business to open back up. The suspect then pulled out the knife and stated, “I will be waiting for you.” The suspect then walked away. The victim said he did not want to press charges and only wanted an escort to his vehicle. The case stated no probable cause at that time.

30 gunshots: On the 5000 block of SW Dash Point Road, at about 1 a.m., police were dispatched to an illegal discharge. Neighbors reported hearing 22 gunshots fired near Palisades Park. Officers parked at Palisades Park, walked the area, and found 30 total 9mm bullet casings. The casings were booked into evidence. No cameras were around the area to investigate, and no suspects were located.

Car ramming: On the 3500 block of 16th Avenue South at about 4 a.m., the suspect violated a no-contact order when he rammed his vehicle into the victim’s vehicle. The victim was not injured, and the suspect was gone on arrival.

Shooting, no suspects: On the 31000 block of Pete von Reichbauer Way South, at about 11:30 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area when they heard multiple gunshots from the immediate area. The officer was unable to identify any victims. There were multiple shell casings on the scene, but no injured people or suspects were located. The investigation continued.

May 30

There were four reports of vehicle theft, and nine vehicles were recovered.

Robber swallowed fentanyl: At Safeway on South 320th Street at about 10:20 a.m., the reporting party stated that a man tried to leave Safeway with multiple unpaid items, and while leaving the store, he shoved the reporting party. The suspect then fled the store with numerous stolen items. The suspect was located and arrested for Robbery 2. The suspect was released to St. Francis Hospital for treatment due to swallowing powdered fentanyl.

May 31

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

Water faucet argument: On the 1500 block of South 348th Street, at about 1:40 a.m., the reporting party stated that she was an employee arguing with a customer over a water faucet being turned on outside the store. The reporting party admitted to attempting to assault the customer due to him cursing at her. The reporting party said she was unable to strike the customer, and the customer struck the reporting party in return. The reporting party was bleeding from her neck from minor cuts.

Stolen purse and robbery: On the 31000 block of 23rd Avenue South, at about noon, officers responded to a reporting party stating she had been robbed. The reporting party stated that her boyfriend had apprehended an individual who had stolen a purse from a Fife casino and was holding onto the purse. The reporting party said she then contacted the owner of the purse, and after returning it, she said a vehicle approached them. She said two men exited the vehicle and then attempted to rob them at gunpoint, resulting in a scuffle. Ultimately the reporting party’s backpack was stolen. The suspects then fled.

Armed robbery: At about 11:15 a.m., officers responded to a recent armed robbery in the 34000 block of Pacific Highway South. The log did not provide more information.

Asked for a ride: On the 31000 block of Pacific Highway South, a male known to the victims asked them for a ride. The victims were a male and a female who said they refused to give the suspect a ride because he had previously stolen from them. Victims said the suspect then became aggressive, pushed the female victim against her vehicle and then sprayed both victims with pepper spray. There were no injuries to the victims, and the suspect was not located.

Vehicle window shot on highway: On the 33000 block of 8th Avenue South at about 4 p.m., officers were flagged down by the victim, who said that his window was shattered somewhere on I-5 near South 272nd Street. After looking at the window damage, officers concluded that a bullet shot the window. The victim was advised to contact Washington State Patrol as the incident occurred on I-5. No reported injuries.

June 1

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

Sidewalk robbery: At about 6:35 p.m., on the 35000 block of Enchanted Parkway South, the victim stated that as she was walking to Costco with her daughter, a suspect approached them and might have tried to grab the victim’s daughter. During the struggle, the victim pulled her daughter close to her, but then the suspect snatched her purse off her arm and fled on foot. He was last seen running southbound toward Lowe’s.

Road rage weapon: On South 348th Street and Pacific Highway South, at about 5:50 p.m., a suspect pointed a handgun at a victim during a road rage incident. The suspect was arrested, and his vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant.

June 2

There was one report of vehicle theft, and four vehicles were recovered.

Juvenile threatening people: At about 12:20 a.m., police responded to a home after receiving a call that a victim had been threatened with a gun. Police arrived and contacted the victim. Probable cause was established for a juvenile suspect. The suspect was arrested and booked into the juvenile detention center.

Robbery with a firearm: On the 2000 block of SW 339th Street at about 4:09 a.m., an officer took a report of a robbery with a firearm. The victim reported that he had been hanging out in his car with a middle school friend and his acquaintance. The acquaintance assaulted the victim and took the victim’s phone, car keys, and necklace before fleeing on foot while her friend left in a white Mercedes sedan.

Strong-arm robbery: On the 29000 block of Pacific Highway South at 4:48 a.m., officers responded to a robbery they deemed a strong-arm robbery. After speaking with the victim, the victim became uncooperative and refused to press charges against the suspect.

June 3

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

Commercial burglary: On the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South at about 7 a.m., officers responded to a commercial burglary in which a window was smashed, and the manager confirmed that 11 days of cash had been stolen from the safe.

Carpet scam: On South 320th Street and 5th Avenue South, at about 10 a.m., the reporting party stated that her husband had made an agreement with a carpet contractor they found on Craigslist. The contractor said it cost $3,000 for a carpet replacement. They gave him a check, which was cashed, and signed a contract. The work was never done, and the contractor ghosted the reporting party.

Orbeez shooters: On the 4200 block of South 288th Street, a student was parking in the student lot when their vehicle was hit by several “Orbeez” gel balls being shot from a vehicle. School administration located the camera footage and identified the students. Another charge was the sale/manufacturing of marijuana.

June 4

There were two reports of vehicle theft, and three vehicles were recovered.

SWAT assistance: on the 3100 block of SW 339th Street at about 5:15 p.m., the Puyallup Police Department asked for Valley SWAT assistance in the service of a search and arrest warrant at the address for two suspects wanted for Murder 2. Both suspects were arrested.

Arson: On the 34000 block of Enchanted Parkway South at about 8:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a fire on the side of a vacant business. The fire department extinguished the fire with minimal damage to the structure. A county arson investigator responded to the scene.