Homeless man arrested | Police Blotter
By TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter Staff writer
September 29, 2011 · 10:14 AM
The following information was compiled from City of Renton police reports.
A homeless man was arrested after leading police on a chase after a theft Sept. 14.
A 20-year-old said he stole a t-shirt from the Save Smoke Shop, 17170 116th Ave. S.E., because he is homeless and has been wearing the same clothes for weeks.
The teen led an officer on a car and foot chase through Renton at around 10 a.m.
A woman was robbed at gunpoint at a Renton cleaners on Sept 9.
A little past noon, the 51-year-old woman at a cleaners on Southwest Seventh Street said that a man came into the shop pointing a gun at her.
The man was described as a black male, mid 30s, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-6-inches, wearing a dark grey, almost black track suit and a baseball cap that was white, gray and black. He was also wearing black gloves.
The suspect did not speak but grabbed all the cash from the register that the shopkeeper gave him. The suspect left the woman sitting on a chair and told her not to call the police. She waited 20 minutes then called 911.
Someone was seen brandishing a handgun in a car on Sept. 9.
A witness driving in a car with two children was stopped at the stop sign on Southeast 160th Street. A vehicle, described as a maroon, 1990’s four-door sedan, with two black males passed by. The witness said that the passenger, for no apparent reason, pointed a black handgun out the window toward her vehicle.
Knives at school
Two Lindbergh High School students were reprimanded for bringing knives and fireworks to school on Sept. 6.
The mother of one student came to the school to report the two students had made threats against her son.
School staff searched the two students in question and found two folding pocket knives and illegal firecrackers in their backpacks. Both students said they left them in their backpacks from a camping trip over the weekend and forgot they were there.
The victim had received threatening text messages from the two students concerning meeting up to fight.Contact Renton Reporter Staff writer Tracey Compton at email@example.com or 425-255-3484, ext. 5052.