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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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