Subway employee pepper sprayed, robbed | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Dec. 1-7.

Dec. 1

Purse, backpack stolen: At about 10:39 a.m. near the 34500 block of 16th Ave. South, a woman left her purse and backpack in her vehicle while she went into a store. When she returned, she found her rear window had been broken out and both items were stolen. The total loss estimate is $3,500. No suspect information.

Armed robbery: At about 7:25 p.m. near the 33501 block of Pacific Highway South, an armed man robbed the victims at gunpoint.

Robbed at gunpoint: At about 7:49 p.m. near the 160 block of SW Campus Drive, there was a robbery involving a firearm.

Robbed after casino trip: At about 11:33 p.m. near the 700 block of SW 357th Street, a couple had just come home from the casino when they were robbed at gunpoint by two men.

Dec. 2

Hotel parking lot theft: At about 8:25 a.m. near the 31720 block of S. Gateway Center Boulevard, a woman was moving from Canada to Sacramento, California, when she stayed overnight at the Hampton Inn. Her vehicle was broken into and over $100,000 worth of belongings were stolen. There was no damage to the vehicle and the woman said she may have accidentally left the window partially down. No suspect information.

Son strangles mom: At about 3:53 p.m. near the 1300 block of s. 328th Street, officers responded to a welfare check which turned into a physical domestic call. The woman said she was hit and strangled by her son until she gave him her car keys and money. The son was gone upon police arrival.

Dec. 3

Man shot in leg: At about 10:10 a.m. near the 2200 block of S. 314th Street, a man was involved in a dispute in a vehicle when he was shot in the leg by one of the passengers. Both passengers fled on foot and the man drove off in his vehicle, and was later dropped at St. Francis Hospital. The man refused to talk with police or corporate with the investigation.

Dec. 4

Bank robbed at gunpoint: At about 11:25 a.m. near the 1400 block of S. 312th Street, there was a robbery at a bank involving a firearm.

Subway employee pepper sprayed: At about 5:30 p.m. near the 34815 block of Pacific Highway South, a male suspect pepper sprayed a Subway employee and stole a cash till.

Dec. 5

Woman shot in hand: At about 3:03 a.m. near the 34500 block of 9th Avenue South, a woman was dropped off at the St. Francis Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand. The man who dropped her off said he found the woman walking along “Central Ave” but did not specify a city. The man left the area and the woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. She reportedly told an ER nurse that the shooting happened in a vehicle in Federal Way, but there were no additional details.

Roommate stabbed: At about 4:19 a.m. near the 300 block of S. 304th Place, a roommate returned home with several stab wounds. The victim was uncooperative with police and refused to provide a statement. Investigation found the assault happened in another jurisdiction.

Attempted robbery: At about 8:56 p.m. near the 27200 block of Pacific Highway South, a suspect pointed a gun at the reporting party and demanded money. The reporting party ran away and the suspect fled immediately after without obtaining any money.

Dec. 6

Missing person found: At about 2:39 p.m. near the 30000 block of 16th Ave. South, a security guard at Federal Way High School reported a non-student on campus. The boy was discovered to be a “missing person” out of Kent and was transported back to his family’s care.

Shoplift at shoe store: At about 1:26 p.m. near the 1824 block of S. 320th Street, two women went into a shoe store and shoplifted. The third woman was waiting in a parked vehicle outside. The women were detained and the third woman had a stolen handgun in her purse.

Possible shooting: At about 6:50 p.m. near the 2100 block of SW 356th Street, a man was driving from Northeast Tacoma into Federal Way on SW 356th Street. An unknown dark colored SUV drove around him, spun his tires while pulling a u-turn and fired shots at his vehicle. NO plate information found and no cartridges found near the scene.

Dec. 7

Stolen wallet: At about 5:37 p.m. near the 1800 block of S. 324th Street, a man used physical force while attempting to steal someone’s wallet.

Drive-by shooting: At about 7:24 p.m. near the 1900 block of SW Campus Drive, officers responded to reports of a drive-by shooting at an apartment complex. Two uninjured victims were found along with shell casings in the parking lot.