Two homes struck by gunfire | Federal Way police blotter

In two separate incidents, officers found evidence of a shooting; no injuries resulted from incidents

July 28

Police officer punched: At about 2:48 p.m. near the 33702 block of 21st Avenue Southwest, an officer working off-duty at the Fred Meyer grocery store was assaulted by a known male. The officer was punched in the face. The man was placed in custody and booked for third-degree assault. The officer was cleared at the scene for her facial injuries.

Test drive: At about 6:09 p.m. near the 27321 block of Pacific Highway South, a man arrived at the location and asked to test drive a vehicle. The man provided a fake identification card, but the sales person gave him the keys and asked the man to wait while he helped other customers. The man then walked out and drove off in the vehicle. The sales person yelled at him to stop and attempted to stop him, but was unsuccessful. The man had not completed the proper paperwork and did not have permission to drive the car. The car had a temporary license plate and when checked with the DOL, it did not return information of the car. This case is inactive.

July 29

Bedroom burglar: At about 3:11 a.m. near the 36600 block of 9th Avenue SW, officers responded to a residential burglary of an occupied home. The homeowners were awoken by the sounds of someone in the guest bedroom. The homeowners exited the residence and then observed that an unknown subject had entered the guest bedroom through an unlocked window. The subject rummaged through items in the residence, put on two articles of women’s clothing and then exited through the same window. The male suspect was seen running away from the residence through the front yard. A K-9 track to locate the suspect was unsuccessful. This incident is under active investigation.

Thieves at Home Depot: At about 11:15 a.m. near the 1715 block of South 352nd Street, two male suspects shoplifted from the Home Depot store. The suspects, both in their 20s, wore face masks. The two stole a plumbing tool, two Ring wireless cameras and a battery pack. They fled on foot across the street to a waiting white Cadillac. The vehicle was last seen fleeing northbound on Enchanted Parkway South, then onto Highway 18. An employee did get the license plate number, but there is not further suspect information at this time.

Sexual assault at adult care home: At about 6:14 p.m. at an undisclosed location, an employee of an adult family care home stated one of her clients witnessed a sexual assault. The assault was also reported to DSHS. The client stated he observed a caregiver masturbate another resident of the care home. The other resident/victim cannot move on his own and is nonverbal.

July 31

Evidence of shooting: At about 3:48 a.m. near the 2000 block of South 312th Street, officers responded to reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate any suspects. There were also no injuries as a result of the shooting. Officers did find bullet fragments for evidence from inside the home of the victim’s residence. The victim was unable to provide any suspect information.

Girl with knife: At about 1:57 p.m. near the 1000 block of South 320th Street, officers responded to a domestic dispute involving a juvenile with a knife and her cousin. No physical injuries were present. The girl was arrested and transported to the King County Juvenile Detention Center.

Aug. 1

Suspicious subject: At about 3:21 a.m. near the 1838 block of South 312th Street, officers responded to a suspicious subject littering on the street. When officers approached the subject, the man quickly threw a knife from his pocket onto the ground. Officers then handcuffed the man after giving multiple warnings to the man not to reach for the knife. The man identified himself after he was arrested. After the man’s name was run through dispatch, the man came back with a DOC warrant out of Olympia. He was arrested and transported to jail.

House struck by gunshot: At about 10:11 a.m. near the 2000 block of Southwest 333rd Street, sounds of 5-12 gunshots were heard by several residents in the area. A nearby vehicle had several rounds that hit it and one round struck a house. Officers recovered 10 shell casings and entered them into evidence. Video surveillance shows an unknown male subject fleeing the scene after shooting several rounds at the residence and vehicle. This case is active.

Red Robin: At about 10:42 p.m. near the 2233 block of Southwest 320th Street, a transient male was seen behind the abandoned Red Robin restaurant near the air conditioning unit. The reporting party said he saw the man had ducked down and that it looked like he was “messing” with the unit. Federal Way police have received a number of calls at this location since its closing and it is unclear whether the damage occurred that day or if it existed prior to Aug. 1. The transient male fled westbound on foot and was not located.

Aug. 2

Domestic assault: At about 10:14 p.m. near the 28400 block of 14th Avenue South, officers responded to a 911 hang-up regarding a verbal domestic assault. Upon arrival, officers determined the incident to be physical domestic violence with probable cause for fourth-degree assault, exposing children to domestic violence and interfering with reporting. The victim is the sister of the suspect. The suspect was gone upon officers’ arrival and his whereabouts remains unknown. The victim self-transported to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation.

Aug. 4

Personal purchases: At about 12:53 p.m. near the 3000 block of 9th Avenue South, the reporting party stated an employee who was provided with a company credit card charged $12,000 worth of personal items to the card. None of the items were business related.

Suspicious visitor at hospital: At about 2:43 p.m. near the 34515 block of 9th Avenue South, hospital security of St. Francis Hospital called to report that a patient had coded just moments after receiving a visitor. The incident raised suspicion that the visitor had provided the patient with illegal drugs. There was no evidence discovered to substantiate the suspicion. Case has been closed.