Suspect with hatchet starts fight outside of Safeway store | Federal Way police blotter

July 23

Clubbed camera: At about 7:43 p.m. near the 2124 block of Southwest 336th Street, an employee of the business reported at about 1 a.m, a masked man was captured on video outside of Le Nueva Lupitas. The masked man was seen on video approaching an outside video surveillance camera and striking it with some sort of stick or club. The hit caused about $1,500 of damage. There is no suspect information at this time.

July 24

Theft at Brookdale: At about 4:25 p.m. near the 31002 block of 14th Avenue South, the manager of Brookdale Federal Way Senior Living facility called police to report a theft. The manager said an elderly resident gave an employee a $250 check to cash on his behalf. According to the manager, the employee never returned with the check or the money. It is also unknown if the employee was able to cash the resident’s check. This case is under active investigation.

Stabbed tires: At about 4:50 p.m. near the 2000 block of South 327th Lane, two females were involved in a domestic dispute. One of the females stabbed the tires of the other’s vehicle with a kitchen knife. There were no reports of injuries, threats or physical harm. The case is active.

Possible firearm assault: At about 6:52 p.m. near the 100 block of Southwest 330th Street, officers initially responded to a report of three suspicious males at the Cove Apartments. While en route, the officers received a second call referencing the three males, two of whom allegedly had handguns. A short while later, police heard the caller’s cries for help. Officers made contact with the caller once on site. The caller said he had been robbed of an X-Box and assaulted by the males. There are no viable suspects at this time, but the case is active.

July 25

Hatchet fight: At about 12:11 a.m. near the 1207 block of South 320th Street, an employee of the Safeway grocery store witnessed a fight involving a hatchet. Officers contacted the victim who claimed someone had attempted to steal his belongings and that the person had a hatchet. Police located a suspect with a hatchet a few blocks north and the suspect was arrested.

July 26

Suspicious subjects: At about 4:51 a.m. near the 34500 block of Pacific Highway South, officers on a routine patrol located a suspicious vehicle with subjects wandering around outside. Investigation revealed a domestic violence assault had occurred. The suspect was arrested and booked into jail.

Hit and run: At about 10:47 p.m. near the 34000 block of Hoyt Road, the suspect ran a yellow light and struck a motorcyclist. The driver failed to stay on scene and fled. The driver was located a few blocks away and was arrested.

More stabbed tires: At about 5:58 p.m. near the 2000 block of Southwest 318th Place, video shows a man pulling into the parking lot in a white sedan vehicle. The man got out of his vehicle and stabbed all four tires with a knife. The man then stabbed one tire of another vehicle.

July 27

Break-in suspicion: At about 9:40 a.m. near the 2600 block of 298th Street, a resident called to report that she suspected someone had attempted to remove the screen window from the back of her house sometime overnight. She also found a ladder propped up against the side of the house. She initially thought her husband had left the ladder, but later found out that was not the case. There are no suspects and no video surveillance available.

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