Shoplifter threatens to pepper spray employee | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log May 5-11.

May 5

Drunk driver: At about 5:20 a.m. near the 33020 block of 10th Avenue SW, officers responded to an apartment complex for a report of a driver slumped over the steering wheel. The vehicle was parked on the curb against another vehicle. Officers found two open containers of alcoholic beverages.

Dead body found: At about 4:30 p.m. near the 33300 block of Pacific Highway S., officers responded to the report of a body found on a vacant, wooded lot. Police and fire arrived and confirmed the victim was deceased. Detectives and King County Medical Examiners took over the investigation. The deceased appeared to be a woman in her 30s and her identity has not yet been confirmed. There were no obvious signs of foul play.

Robbery at massage parlor: At about 7:56 p.m. near the 30390 block of Pacific Highway S., two employees of the massage parlor reported being robbed at gunpoint by two suspects.

May 7

Arson fire at office: At about 2:19 a.m. near the 32000 block of 32nd Avenue S., officers were dispatched to assist on the scene of a fire. An arson fire was set at an unoccupied office space. The suspect was not located and there was about $15,000 in damage to the building.

Woman slaps officer: At about 4:45 a.m. near the 31718 block of 21st Avenue S., officers were conducting a courtesy transport to the Federal Way Transit Center for a woman who requested to leave St. Francis Hospital. When officers arrived, the woman became aggressive and slapped the officer.

Restaurant owner’s purse stolen: At about 3:47 p.m. near the 31400 block of Pacific Highway S., an unknown woman entered an employee area of the restaurant and stole the owner’s purse at Shabu Shabuya. The suspect stole about $3,000, which the owner was carrying to later pay someone. The suspect was not located.

May 8

Robber with gun found by K-9: At about 12:44 a.m. near the 32200 block of Military Road S., officers responded to a firearm robbery with reports of possible shots fired. A K-9 arrived and located a loaded handgun dropped at a fence line near the scene. After tracking through several yards, the K-9 located the suspect hiding under a tarp. The male suspect was treated and booked into King County Jail for first-degree robbery.

Woman spits in boy’s face: At about 3:06 p.m. near the 1900 block of SW Campus Drive, a woman accused a neighbor boy of stealing her son’s cell phone. The woman confronted the boy and spat in his face. The woman then told the victim she was going to get someone to come and beat him up.

May 9

Shoplifter threatens to pepper spray employee: At about 6:50 p.m. near the 2200 block of S. Commons, an unidentified man entered Target and began selecting merchandise. The store’s Loss Prevention (LP) recognized the man as a frequent shoplifter and immediately went to ask him to leave the store. The LP followed the man around the store as he continued to pick up store items and walked toward the exit. Once the man was past the registers with a cart, LP saw the man was carrying a can of pepper spray. The man threatened to spray the LP and the man left with the store items.

May 10

Dog attack at campground: At about 10:14 a.m. near the 5700 block of Dash Point Road, a woman reported she was attacked by a brown pitbull terrier type of dog and was bitten twice while at the Dash Point State Park campground.

Man with bow and arrow: At about 7:48 p.m. near the 1095 block of S. 324th Place, a park employee observed a man with a bow and arrow, and informed the man he could not use them at the park. The man became agitated and threatened the park employee.

Stolen purse: At about 7:12 p.m. near the 2031 block of S. Commons, a male suspect threatened a woman with a knife and took her purse in the Commons mall parking lot. The man initially fled the scene on foot before getting into a green minivan, which was driven by another man. The woman followed the suspect vehicle and the suspect returned the purse to her as he jumped out of the vehicle and ran away. Cash, her wallet and jewelry were missing from the woman’s purse. Neither of the suspects have been located.

May 11

Woman hits employee in face: At about 7:07 p.m. near the 31200 block of Pacific Highway S., a woman saw her coworkers arguing with two female suspects. As the suspects left the store, they damaged merchandise. The victim followed the suspects into the parking lot and attempted to take photos of them. One of the suspects then struck the victim in the face multiple times. The suspects left the scene and have not been identified.

Driver points gun at two people: At about 7:39 p.m. near the 34000 block of Hoyt Road SW, two victims were driving to the casino when they saw an SUV driving erratically with a brake light out. At an intersection, the victims were in the lane next to the SUV and attempted to tell the SUV’s driver about the missing brake light. The victims realized they knew the driver of the SUV from past arguments at their apartment complex. The SUV driver then pulled out a handgun and pointed it directly at the victims. The woman in the SUV then drove away and the victims reported the incident to police.