Strangled near Steel Lake: At about 2:01 a.m. near the 2600 block of S. 312th Street, officers responded to a welfare check near the Steel Lake Park Annex. Officers arrived and assessed a female victim for strangulation. A male suspect was arrested for second-degree assault. The female was transported to St. Francis for medical attention. The suspect was booked into King County Jail.
Disruptive customer: At about 2:37 p.m. near the 31411 block of Pacific Highway South, a suspect was being disorderly inside of the BECU facility. The suspect was throwing items around, damaging property and yelling obscenities. The suspect went over to Xfinity and was yelling to an employee. The suspect was arrested and cited for malicious mischief. The suspect was trespassed from BECU and Xfinity.
Truck explodes into flames: At about 5:06 a.m. near the 33400 block of 43rd Avenue SW, a victim heard a loud explosion in his front yard. The victim exited his residence and observed his pickup truck that was parked in the driveway was on fire. The truck had no recent mechanical issues and had been driven the previous afternoon. There were no witnesses or surveillance footage available.
Missing truck found: At about 11:48 a.m. near the 31910 block of Gateway Center Boulevard, an owner had parked his 2007 Ford F-350 truck at the Marriott hotel parking lot. When the owner returned to his vehicle, it was gone. Inside the truck was a .22 caliber rifle with ammo and two toolboxes of tools. On March 9, Auburn law enforcement officers with support from Federal Way police located the truck in Auburn near Cedar Lanes Park.
Gun pointer: At about 12:15 p.m. near the 1600 block of S. 333rd Street, a man contacted police to report a person had pointed a gun at him. The reporting party stated that his dogs started to bark and he noticed two vehicles were parked on his property. The reporting party exited his house and started to approach the vehicles. The driver of the black sedan told the man to go away and mind his business. The reporting party continued toward the cars when the driver of the black sedan then pointed a gun at him.
Storage unit theft: At about 11:04 a.m. near the 32600 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to the storage facility for a report of a theft from a storage unit. Officers spoke with the unit owner who said he uses the unit to store products for his business. The man stated he was missing about 250 pairs of shoes and about $1,000 worth of power tools. The facility management said there were no security cameras that cover the reporting party’s storage unit.
Subjects follow winner after casino trip: At about 11:08 p.m. near the 29400 block of Pacific Highway South, a man called about two subjects who followed him from a casino in Tacoma after he had won $1,000. The man pulled into the listed location and two subjects exited a white car then attempted to open the man’s car door. The man was able to drive away and phoned 911. The man pulled over once police located him and the white car drove away. The suspects were not identified.
City truck stolen: At about 8 a.m. near the 35400 block of Enchanted Parkway South, a driver of a City of Federal Way vehicle parked the truck at Lowes parking lot around 7:45 a.m. When the driver returned about a half hour later, the truck was gone. Lowes is reviewing the security footage and no suspect information is available yet. The City of Federal Way will assist with prosecution.
Shooting at Walgreens: At about 5:42 p.m. near the 34000 block of Hoyt Road SW, employees contacted a man inside the store who was filling up a cart with liquor and tobacco. The suspect became verbally confrontational and the situation escalated to the man fighting with employees. During the struggle, the suspect fired off two rounds inside the store that impacted into the floor. The suspect fled on foot and got into a dark colored sedan. An area check for the vehicle was negative and the suspect has not yet been located. No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting. Security footage from the store captured the incident.
Shoplifter captured: At about 5 p.m. near the 2100 block of S. Commons, officers responded to a shoplift from Kohl’s. The suspect implied he was armed with a weapon and threatened to harm the loss prevention officer. Federal Way police officers contacted and arrested the suspect nearby, without incident, and no weapons were located.