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Shoplifting suspect found hiding in local diner | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log May 25-31.

May 25

Misplaced pup: At about 9:18 a.m. near the 31700 block of 50th Lane SW, a person called 911 reporting that an unknown man had their missing dog in his possession. Officers contacted the man, who provided vague and dishonest information about how he got the dog. After checking documentation and photos, the dog was released back to its rightful owners.

May 26

Arson arrest: At about 1:08 a.m. near the 1300 block of South 328th Court, officers assisted firefighters on the scene of a fire. Police developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for arson.

Road rage: At about 7:40 a.m. near the 33500 block of Pacific Highway South, a road rage incident led to a suspect threatening another person with a knife. The suspect’s vehicle was gone upon police arrival, but the incident was documented on surveillance video.

May 27

Illegal discharge: At about 2:17 a.m. near the 32500 block of Hoyt Road SW, officers responded to reports of an illegal discharge. The officer found two cartridge cases in the roadway. No suspects, witnesses, or injured parties were reported.

Stolen groceries: At about 5:39 p.m. near the 34500 block of 16th Avenue South, a woman was loading groceries into her vehicle when an unknown woman reached into her cart and stole her purse.

May 28

Drive-threw: At about 3:36 a.m. near the 31100 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to malicious mischief at the Jack in the Box restaurant. An unknown man threw a rock through the drive-thru window. The suspect was not located.

Jewelry thief: At about 9:34 a.m. near the 33700 block of 21st Avenue SW, officers responded to a strong-arm robbery at the Fred Meyer Jewelers. A woman attempted to walk out of the store with a bracelet that she tried on. The woman assaulted staff before leaving with the bracelet.

May 29

Punctured tires: At about 4:04 p.m. near the 31600 block of Pacific Highway South, a person witnessed an unidentified man puncture the tires on a vehicle in the parking lot with a knife. The man fled and was not located.

May 30

Shoplifter on the run: At about 2:47 p.m. near the 1800 block of South Commons, a suspect exited the Dick’s Sporting Goods store with arms full of merchandise and exited the store in front of employees and police without paying. Police chased the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody after hiding inside the Black Bear Diner and assaulting police. He was booked into King County Jail.

May 31

Stolen backpack: At about 8 p.m. near the 31500 block of 1st Avenue South, a woman returned to her vehicle after spending time at the dog park to find her window broken. Her backpack containing headphones and a laptop had been stolen. The suspect was not located.

The Federal Way Mirror police blotter is a sample of entries compiled from the Federal Way Police Department’s Public Information Officer log. For more information on our processes at the Mirror, email your questions to

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