Woman finds home intruder hiding behind curtains

Woman ran outside and called 911 on her neighbor’s phone after she found suspect hiding in her home.

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Feb. 11

Burglar busted: At 3:03 a.m. at 34715 2nd Lane S., a passerby witnessed the suspect breaking into an apartment and called police. The suspect confessed to police that he had broken into two different apartments. He was arrested and booked into jail for burglary.

Business burglary: At 10:08 a.m. at 3400 SW 320th St., someone forced entry into the business between Feb. 8-11 and stole property. The business owner had possible suspect information.

Death investigation: At 9:39 a.m. at 29019 Military Road S., police impounded a vehicle subsequent to a death investigation. Police attempted to contact next of kin to release the vehicle but they were unable to locate anyone. The rear driver side window was forced open to administer aid. Police were unable to access the trunk of the vehicle because the power was dead.

Sex offense: At 12:51 p.m., a teen confided with a school administrator that she was sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate four years ago while they rode the school bus together en route to Sequoyah Middle School. The suspect was 13 years old at the time.

Strong-arm robbery: At 1:08 p.m. at 32300 Weyerhaeuser Way S., a woman was riding with some friends in a pickup truck. She had just inherited some money and her friends wanted it. She refused to give it to them, so they went through her pockets and took about $700 in cash. They proceeded to push her out of the moving pickup truck and fled the area.

Assault with a knife: At 3:22 p.m. at 31621 23rd Ave. S., two female passengers were involved in a verbal argument on the bus when one of the females assaulted the other with a small knife, cutting the victim’s face.

Child abuse: At 2:13 p.m. at an unknown elementary school, police were dispatched to the school to meet with a social worker. Police were informed that a 6-year-old reported being hit with a belt by her relative and had visible marks and bruises. The child told police the relative hits her with her hand, a belt and sits on her when she’s bad. The child was taken into protective custody.

Feb. 10

Assault with a knife: Overnight at 31010 18th Ave. S., officers were dispatched to an assault at 288th and Pacific Highway S. Upon arrival the victim and suspects were gone from the location, and the victim advised a witness he did not want police assistance. At 1:37 a.m., officers were dispatched to a fire assist at Greystone Meadows Apartments. Police determined the male from the original assault was on location and had been stabbed in the chest and hand but refused cooperation. An order violation was discovered. The male suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. Police sent the order violation to the prosecutor for review.

Strong-arm robbery: At 9:29 a.m. at 4248 S. 288th St., a student at Thomas Jefferson High School was knocked to the ground and kicked in the head repeatedly. After he was assaulted, the suspect stole his cellphone. The student had extensive physical injuries.

Business burglary: At 11:43 a.m. at 35050 Pacific Highway S., the suspect cut a hole in the fence and stole items from the semi-trucks parked in the lot, for a total loss of $5,895. Police have no leads.

Intruder hiding behind curtains: At 5:38 p.m. in the 900 block of S. 294th Place, a woman called police to report that an intruder was inside her house. She found the suspect hiding behind the curtains in her home, ran outside and called 911 on her neighbor’s phone.

Feb. 9

Assault with a firearm: At 6:41 a.m. at 34515 9th Ave. S., a man was brought into the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital for a gunshot wound to his right foot. Officers contacted the man, who was unwilling to provide the location, time and suspect information related to the shooting. The victim was under the influence of narcotics.

Assault with a firearm: At 8:42 p.m. in the 100 block of SW Campus Drive, police responded to St. Francis Hospital to contact the victim of an assault that occurred at the listed location.

Feb. 8

Driver eludes police: At 3:42 a.m. at 29645 18th Ave. S., police observed a stolen vehicle traveling south on 18th Avenue South. The driver immediately fled in the vehicle and gained a significant distance on police. The vehicle was ultimately recovered but police could not locate the male driver.

Feb. 7

Strong-arm business robbery: At 1:02 p.m. at 1901 S. Commons, no description of the crime was provided.


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