Suspect pretends to be employee, steals $800 from cash register | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log Feb. 22 to March 1.

Feb. 22

Man found in street: At about 2:25 a.m. near the 1600 block of South 310th Street, officers found a man laying in the street who had significant injuries to his head. The man was unable to provide responses to officials about what happened to him. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center for a possible skull fracture. At Harborview, he was sedated and intubated.

Stolen vehicle: At about 10:13 a.m. near the 28800 block of Military Road South, a woman parked her friend’s car at a store and stepped out to smoke a cigarette. She said three unknown female suspects then approached her and started punching her. The suspects got into the running car, threw the woman’s purse on the ground and drove off.

Feb. 23

Stolen cash: At about 7:09 p.m. near the 34500 block of 16th Avenue South, an unknown suspect lured the associate away from the cash register by asking for an item’s price check. A second suspect wearing an employee vest presenting to be an employee used the cash register to complete a cash transaction with a customer. While the till was open, the suspect stole $800. The suspects were not located.

Feb. 24

Kicked car: At about 9:28 a.m. near the 2300 block of South 320th Street, an unknown man kicked a person’s vehicle after they refused to give him money.

Feb. 25

Minivan mischief: At about 3 p.m. near the 100 block of South 358th Street, a man was parked near Illahee Middle School waiting to pick up his son when he heard a loud crash and the back window of his minivan shattered. The man saw a group of kids running away. The damage appears to be caused by a rock or other hard object.

Gunshot victim: At about 8:57 p.m. near St. Francis Hospital, officers were dispatched to a gunshot victim who was reporting an accidental discharge.

Feb. 26

Suspect punches clerk, officer: At about 5:40 p.m. near the 34100 block of 1st Place South, a convenience store clerk reported she was punched in the face and later kicked by a suspect after telling him to leave. As officers attempted to arrest the man, he punched a Federal Way officer in the face. Officers then tased the suspect after he ignored multiple commands from police. He was then arrested and booked into King County Jail.

Feb. 28

Shell casings found: At about 2:45 a.m. near the 33400 block of 17th Avenue SW, multiple people reported sounds of gunshots in the area of the Pavilion Apartments. Upon arrival, officers found eight shell casings. There was no obvious damage to nearby vehicles or buildings.

Assault: At about 3:39 a.m. near the 32900 block of South 324th Street, police responded to reports of a recent assault. After investigation, they developed probable cause for fourth-degree assault. The suspect was arrested and booked into Kent Jail.

Corvette con: At about 7:13 p.m. near the 35700 block of Enchanted Parkway South, a suspect attempted to fraudulently purchase a Corvette for $137,000. Information gathered showed the suspect was recently successful in fraudulently purchasing a Corvette in Bellingham. The suspect was arrested and booked into SCORE Jail on an escape warrant.

March 1

Fire at FWHS: At about 1:03 a.m. near the 30600 block of 16th Avenue South, police were dispatched to a fire at Federal Way High School. A transient male was found next to a large fire under the awning at the front of the school. Fire was extinguished and the suspect was taken into custody.

Stolen register: At about 2:41 a.m. near the 34500 block of Pacific Highway South, two suspects broke a glass door to a business, stole a register till and a credit card machine. The suspects were gone upon police arrival and have not been identified.

Suspect pulls knife: At about 5:36 a.m. near the 31900 block of Gateway Center Boulevard, the victim was confronted by a suspect asking for a cigarette. The suspect pulled out a knife but made no threats when he was denied.

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