Woman raped outside bar | Federal Way Police Blotter

  • Friday, February 10, 2017 1:17pm
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The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

Restaurant is not a hotel: At 4:59 a.m., Feb. 8, in the 2000 block of 320th Street, police responded to Denny’s after employees reported a man sleeping in the restaurant lobby. The man had been sleeping there for several hours and would not leave when asked. The man identified himself to police, who learned he had a felony warrant. He was arrested and transported to SCORE Jail. His bicycle was entered into safekeeping.

Honker causes problems: At 2:57 p.m., Feb. 8, in the 32000 block of 36th Avenue Southwest, a woman called to report that her neighbor’s friend frequently honks his horn to get the neighbor’s attention. The woman approached the driver and expressed her displeasure of the honking and told him it was in violation of the home-owner’s agreement rules. The driver replied with profanities and told her he “could have some people come there real quick.” The woman reported no threat of bodily harm or property damage, but she wanted the report on record.

Don’t block handicap access: At 6:02 a.m., Feb. 7, in the 1000 block of South 281st Place, a vehicle was impounded after the access aisle located next to a space reserved for people with physical disabilities was blocked. The vehicle was blocking the only access point for a wheelchair-bound woman to leave the complex to seek medical attention.

Helmets are important: At 1:48 a.m., Feb. 7, in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, an officer observed a man riding a bicycle without wearing a helmet. The person was stopped, and after being identified, it was confirmed he had a felony warrant out of Pierce County. He was arrested and taken to SCORE Jail.

Juveniles throwing snowballs damage vehicle: At 9:48 a.m., Feb. 7, in the 100 block of Southwest 320th Street, officers were called to the area following a report of juveniles who threw a chunk of snow in front of a vehicle, striking it. Officers located the vehicle’s owner, who could only describe the juveniles as wearing red clothing. The vehicle’s front grill, radiator and transmission pump were damaged. Officers searched for the suspects but could not find anyone matching their description.

Dog bites teen saving trying to help cat: At 10:27 a.m., Feb. 7, in the 35000 block of 14th Avenue Southwest, an officer was dispatched to a residence following a report of a dog bite. The 14-year-old victim told the officer he was visiting his friend when the friend’s cat started running around the house. Fearing it would get hurt by the dog, he picked up the cat, not knowing that the dog did not like the feline in the first place. The dog bit the victim’s hand, causing several lacerations that required stitches. The officer spoke with the dog’s owner, who said the 2-year-old pit bull was current on vaccinations.

Missing roommate found: At 9:49 a.m., Feb. 7, in the 28000 block of Pacific Highway South, a man called to report his roommate was missing. He said the roommate had been having psychotic episodes over the past few days, talking to himself and destroying property in the apartment. The roommate left without proper clothing, his car keys or phone. An officer contacted Saint Francis Hospital and learned the man was taken to the hospital after being found lying in the snow. He was admitted to the hospital for psychiatric treatment.

High schooler expelled for online harassment: At 12:27 p.m., Feb. 7, an officer met with a student and her parents at Federal Way High School regarding ongoing harassment via social media. The involved parties met with school staff for a conflict resolution meeting the previous week. After the meeting, the suspect posted a video with veiled threats toward the victim. The officer provided the victim’s parents with information about obtaining an anti-harassment protection order. The suspect was expelled for making the threats after being warned not to by school administrators.

Transients banned from property: At 4:24 p.m., Feb. 7, in the 100 block of South 320th Street, the owner of a vacant parcel of land requested officers check the property for transients who might be dealing drugs. The property owner filed a no trespassing letter with the city after having problems before with transients. An officer checked the area and discovered two transients, who were issued no trespassing notices. The two people said they were aware of services available and were working with veterans housing. They said they would gather their belongings and leave. Police found no signs of drugs or drug-dealing.

Bomb threat yields nothing: At 6:07 p.m., Feb. 7, in the 33000 block of 13th Place South, an offsite Kindercare manager reported receiving a blocked phone call, where the caller indicated there was a “bomb in place at the school.” The caller did not identify himself or the school in question. As a precaution the Kindercare was locked down, and officers searched the building. They did not find a bomb.

Public Storage burglarized: At 12:08 a.m. on Feb. 6, police responded to an alarm at Public Storage in the 34000 block of Pacific Highway South. Upon arriving, officers found footprints in the snow that led into the building. When checking the building, officers found a man hiding inside a storage unit, which had been forced open. The man was placed under arrest for second-degree burglary.

Mom reports daughter missing, found: At 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 6 in the 31000 block of 47th Lane Southwest, a woman reported her daughter left for a party Friday night and did not return home. The woman thought the girl might be at her boyfriend’s house. Officers responded to the boyfriend’s house and located the girl, who had told her boyfriend’s mother she needed to stay there for a couple of days because she was in an argument with her own mother and her mother hit her. Police did not observe any signs of injury, and the girl did not report an assault. She was returned home by officers.

Suspect nabbed after foot chase: At 12:41 p.m., Feb. 6, in the 32000 block of 11th Place South, a man who officers suspected was involved with a stolen vehicle, ran from police. Officers caught the man, who found him in possession of paraphernalia. He was arrested and found to have multiple felony warrants. He was later booked on the warrants. The other charges were forwarded to the prosecutor.

Suspicious circumstances reported: At 1:57 p.m., Feb. 6, in the 28000 block of 13th Avenue South, a man called 911 to report a suspicious circumstance involving an elderly customer. According to the man, he believed a family member of the customer was sabotaging her vehicle in an attempt to get her to think she couldn’t take care of herself and should go into a senior home. the man said he received a phone call from someone referring to the woman’s car, asking him not to repair it because it was sabotaged. An officer contacted the elderly woman in question, who, according to police reports, spoke intelligently and seemed to be of sound mind. The woman said nothing was happening to her, nor was anyone taking advantage of her.

Property owner reports trouble with squatters: At 9:01 p.m., Feb. 6, in the 1000 block of South 351st Street, police spoke to a person who is the property owner of a vacant residence that was recently occupied by a tenant who allowed squatters. The property owner found a rear window to the residence had been broken by someone in an apparent attempt to squat. A woman was located nearby who was identified as a squatter. She said she and her boyfriend had come to pick up their belongings that were outside the residence. Police had no proof the woman or her boyfriend broke the window. The woman was trespassed from the property. Her boyfriend could not be found. Officers assisted with boarding up the window.

Custody dispute resolved: At 2:01 p.m., Feb. 5, in the 29000 block of Pacific Highway South, a woman called 911 to report a verbal argument with the father of her children. The woman stated she left the residence with two children but left their baby with her husband after he wouldn’t let her take the baby because it was sick and because of the poor weather. The woman reported nothing physical took place, and she wanted assistance getting the baby from the residence so she could have the children with her until things cooled off. The woman returned to the residence and took custody of the child without incident. No crime was reported.

Police check on drunk men, arrest one: At 3:13 p.m., Feb. 5, in the 2000 block of South 319th Place, officers responded to a welfare check for two intoxicated males. They found one of the males asleep on the south side of a building. The man appeared intoxicated and confirmed he had consumed alcohol. He was discovered to have a felony warrant. He was booked into SCORE Jail without incident.

At 4:09 p.m., Feb. 5, in the 29000 block of Military Road South, a man reported damage to his roadside mailbox. He said he believed an unknown person deliberately destroyed it but didn’t know who had done it. The damage was consistent with a vehicle collision as fragments of headlight parts were found at the base of the mounting post, but there were no witnesses and no suspect information. Police did not find enough evidence at the scene to create an accurate collision report.

Repeat Lovers shoplifters reported: At 3:38 p.m., Feb. 5, in the 1000 block of South 348th Street, employees at Lovers reported two males were in the store who had previously shoplifted items from the Auburn store. The two males had taken items and left the store before the officer arrived.

Uncooperative shoplifter arrested: At 4:43 p.m., Feb. 5, in the 1000 block of South 314th Street, loss prevention employees reported they had an uncooperative shoplifter in custody. Officers arrived and discovered the woman had a confirmed Seattle Municipal Court warrant for theft. The woman was taken into custody and booked into SCORE Jail without incident.

Shoplifter with knives arrested: At 7:52 p.m., Feb. 5, in the 1000 block of South 314th Street, loss prevention employees reported an armed robbery by a male shoplifter found with two knives. The male was detained by officers, who determined they had probable cause to arrest the man for charges of Weapons Apparently Capable of Causing Bodily Harm.

Children’s noise leads to dispute: At 8:08 p.m., Feb. 5, in the 30000 block of 14th Avenue South, a woman reported a dispute with two neighbors who have confronted her repeatedly about her children making too much noise. She said none of the words were criminal in nature. She was advised to seek a court order if she felt threatened, while the neighbors were told to work with management regarding their complaints.

Officer prevents possible crime: At 10 p.m., Feb. 5, in the 3000 block of Southwest 320th Street, an officer observed two maless looking into business windows in Twin Lakes Plaza. The officer confronted the men, who were on bicycles and had no reason to be in the area, which they confirmed. One of the men had a warrant. The officer suspected the men were going to burglarize or car prowl the area. The man with the warrant was arrested and booked into SCORE Jail.

Woman raped outside bar: At 2:21 a.m., Feb. 4, a woman at St. Francis Hospital reported she was raped outside near Jersey’s Sports Bar. She said she knew the suspect, and they had been drinking together inside the bar. She said the suspect left the bar and waiting for her to exit. The victim said she was physically and sexually assaulted outside. She called her estranged husband, who picked her up and took her to the hospital.

Unwanted person arrested: At 7:32 a.m., Feb. 4, an officer responded to the 31000 block of 13th Avenue South. A contractor had arrived at the vacant residence and heard two people inside the bathroom. One male was found inside. He was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor theft warrant out of Federal Way and booked into SCORE Jail. Another male and female were found in a shed outside. They were escorted off the property.

Car theft interrupted: At 9:36 a.m., Feb. 4, in the 100 block of Southwest Campus Drive, a woman reported she got into her vehicle and realized someone was sitting in the back seat. The suspect reportedly gave the woman a bag of items and walked away on foot. The suspect was seen near the apartment complex office taking bags out of a vehicle and putting them into a taxi cab. The suspect then left before police arrival and has not been identified. The victim said she received her property back and provided the officer with a bag with a shirt not belonging to her. The shirt was booked into evidence.

Purse stolen following conversation: At 12:02 p.m., Feb. 4, a woman reported she was loading groceries into her unlocked vehicle in the Costco parking lot. She said a woman pulled up in a newer white SUV and asked her for directions. Following the conversation, the woman returned to her car and discovered her purse had been stolen. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

Droid/robot technology stolen from bookstore: At 2:27 p.m., Feb. 4, an employee at Barnes & Noble reported two suspects had entered the store and concealed several droid/robot items before fleeing out the back door of the store without paying. The estimated dollar amount in the loss was $535. Both were caught on video prior to leaving the store.

Attempted robbery reported: At 5:07 p.m., Feb. 4, dispatch reported a robbery in progress at the Wells Fargo Bank on South 320th Stree. The suspect attempted to forcibly steal the victim’s wallet and threatened the victim with a knife.

Chicken stolen from back porch: At 9:42 a.m., Feb. 2, in the 31000 block of Pacific Highway South, employees reported arriving at work and discovering a case of raw chicken had been stolen. The receipt showed that two cases had been delivered. The employees also complained that lots of homeless types hang around the back of the building. They were told to call 911 when the people were present.

Microwave, shower used following break-in: At 4:46 p.m., Feb. 2, in the 31000 block of 14th Avenue South, an unknown person gained entry to a common area of the building after hours through an unsecure door. The person then showered and appeared to have used the microwave. The manager said nothing was missing or damaged. The manager said there have been ongoing issues with homeless in the area.

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