Suspicious man offers children money near elementary school

Suspicious man offers children money near elementary school

The man was described as wearing a gray beanie, green sweater and khaki pants; police did not locate him.

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Feb. 13

Unwanted subjects: At 10:50 a.m. at 30418 Military Road S., police were dispatched for unwanted subjects living at an abandoned lot. The property owner advised police she has been receiving numerous complaints of transients living in her abandoned property and causing multiple disturbances. She requested anyone on her lot to be trespassed. Upon checking the lot, officers located two males and two females living inside an abandoned RV. Upon issuing everyone a trespass notice, two of the subjects had warrants for their arrest. One of the males was transported to Auburn and placed into custody on his Auburn warrant, and one of the females with a Federal Way warrant was transported to the station for processing.

Assault: At 4:24 p.m. at 33866 1st Way S., police were dispatched to a 911 hangup that turned out to be a domestic violence assault that had just occurred at the 76 gas station. Police developed probable cause for domestic violence strangulation and a domestic violence felony order violation.

Feb. 12

Weapons offense: At 6:30 a.m. at 1700 S. 324th Place, police checked the wooded area regarding an illegal discharge and located casings. They do not have any suspect information.

Suspicious activity: At 9 a.m. at 3800 S. 334th St., police were dispatched to the report of suspicious activity. The reporting party stated that the previous day his 9-year-old daughter had told him later that night about seeing a “weird” car at her bus stop. The daughter said the two occupants were acting “weird” and staring at children. She stated when the occupants saw parents nearby they left the area. When the reporting party showed a photo of a car suspected of child luring in Edmonds and Lynnwood, the daughter stated it was the same green Toyota vehicle.

Suspicious subject offers children money: At 8:17 a.m. at 31700 7th Ave. S., police were dispatched to the area of Mirror Lake Elementary for a suspicious subject call. The reporting party indicated that she observed an older white male with a white beard in his 60s contact two children in the area of South 317th Street and 7th Place South. The subject was described as wearing a gray beanie, green sweater and khaki pants. The reporting party approached the subject but he left the area. The reporting party later learned that the subject offered the children money, which the children declined. The children were not harmed and the reporting party notified the school about the incident. Police checked the area for the subject but did not locate him. Police contacted the principal of Mirror Lake and the names of the children are unknown.

Toddler left alone: At 12:37 p.m. at 30602 Pacific Highway S., a maintenance worker at the View at the Lake Apartments went into a unit and discovered a 2-year-old boy home alone. Police arrived on scene and requested the management to contact the parents. About 10 minutes later the mother of the child arrived. She explained that she went to a nearby store for groceries. The mom said her son did not want to leave with her so she decided to leave the child alone for 20 minutes or so. The child was not injured and the apartment looked clean with food in the fridge. Police educated the mom on child neglect laws.

Bomb threat: At 12:47 p.m. at 36001 1st Ave. S., the assistant principal from Illahee Junior High School called 911 reporting a possible threat. Police arrived on scene and gathered student information and took digital photographs of the suspicious message. At the time of police arrival the students were dismissed. Police determined there was no credible threat and closed the case.

Strong-arm robbery: At 3:17 p.m. at 1207 S. 320th St., the victim called 911 to report a subject assaulted him by punching him in the face. The subject was contacted at Safeway for throwing a glass beer bottle. The victim went to the emergency room at a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was last seen walking northbound through the store’s parking lot. Digital photographs and recorded surveillance are included with this case. The suspect has not been identified.

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