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Robber with kitchen knife steals woman’s purse | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log March 10-16.

March 10

Treehouse trespass: At about 1:30 p.m. near the 35300 block of 1st Avenue South, officers followed up on a complaint about trespassing in the Hylebos wetlands. The reporting party has spoken with a man at the treehouse, who told him he has lived in the treehouse for about two years undetected. About a quarter mile down the trail, an elaborate unoccupied treehouse was located along with an enormous amount of garbage surrounding it. The department’s Special Operations Unit is handling the case.

Biking under the influence: At about 10:30 p.m. near the 2700 block of SW 336th Way, officers responded to reports of a man laying down on the ground. Upon arrival, police discovered the man was drunk and had been riding his bike, then fell off his bike. The subject was medically evaluated, then transported to St. Francis Hospital. His bike was booked into safekeeping.

March 11

Wife under arrest: At about 2:25 a.m. near the 33325 block of 8th Avenue South, the victim stated he was assaulted by his wife while driving. He drove his wife to the police station where she was arrested for fourth-degree assault.

Birth video released without consent: At about 3:40 p.m. near the 300 block of S. 309th Street, a woman called to report that in 1994, her birth at the UW hospital in Seattle was filmed by her mother-in-law without her permission. According to the woman, the video was recently digitized and shared on a link. The woman stated she did not give permission for the video to be shared. UW Police advised this as a civil issue and police advised her to obtain a civil attorney if she feels her rights have been violated.

March 12

Shoplifter caught: At about 2:42 p.m. near the 33700 block of 21st Avenue SW, loss prevention caught a woman who had shoplifted and attempted to leave the store on foot. Officers contacted the woman in the parking lot, and she admitted to stealing the items. She was placed into custody, given a court date and released.

March 14

Car on fire: At about 12:39 a.m. near the 1300 block of S. 324th Street, officers were dispatched to Billy McHale’s parking lot for a vehicle fire. No one was located in or around the involved vehicle. King County arson investigators determined an incendiary device was used on the passenger floor board. At this time, there is no suspect information.

March 15

Road-rage shooting: At about 7:56 p.m. near the 3700 block of SW 340th Street, a man reported he was involved in a road-rage incident with a red station wagon. The man stated an unknown person fired two shots from the vehicle during the incident, although it appears the shots were fired into the air. No shell casings were located.

March 16

Thief punches hole in wall: At about 10:43 a.m. near the 31800 block of Pacific Highway South, at an unknown time during the prior two days when the business was closed, an unknown suspect broke into the restaurant by punching a hole from the adjoining vacant business. The suspect stole cash, a laptop and two tablets.

Scammer email sent to mayor: At about 4:01 p.m. near the 32800 block of 38th Avenue South, an unknown person posing as a known community member and environmental advocate sent an email to Mayor Jim Ferrell asking for a favor. The unknown suspect sent a follow-up email asking the mayor to purchase a gift card on the community member’s behalf. No gift cards were purchased and the community member was contacted to advise her that her email was being used for fraudulent activities.

Robber with kitchen knife: At about 4:04 p.m. near the 1900 block of Campus Drive, an unknown man grabbed a woman’s purse from her daughter’s hand while the woman was removing groceries from her vehicle in a parking lot. The woman saw a large kitchen knife in the man’s hand at his side during the robbery. The suspect fled on foot with the woman’s purse and no witnesses have been located.


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