Gun implied during assault involving siblings | Renton police blotter

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The following information was compiled from City of Renton police reports.

A gun was mentioned in a domestic assault between siblings and an ex-boyfriend on Oct. 27.

This incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Jericho Avenue Northeast in Renton.

A 22-year-old Renton woman was in front of the residence with her ex-boyfriend, who came over to pick up their child. The woman’s mother, a 46-year-old woman, came outside when she heard a commotion and a mention of a gun.

The 21-year-old brother of the younger woman had stormed outside and reportedly picked up his sister and threw her to the ground. He told police he confronted her because her ex-boyfriend was not supposed to be at the house. The man also said his sister tripped over an exposed tree root and fell. The brother said he was moving her out of the way because he did not want her blasted by a gun he saw on the passenger seat of the ex-boyfriend’s car.

Two witnesses said they did not see a gun.

The brother was arrested for investigation of fourth-degree assault for picking his sister up by the collar of her vest and throwing her to the ground, causing her pain.

Coffee-stand worker cited

A coffee-stand employee was issued a citation for stealing more than $700 from the store till on Oct. 27.

An 18-year-old female employee of Safeway on South Third Street admitted to making fake refunds and pocketing $750 during the last three months that she was employed. She took the money because she said her father threatened to kick her out if she didn’t help with the rent. The girl said she was three months pregnant and did not want to be homeless. She also said $600 of the money she stole went to rent and the $150 went to pay for a new clutch for her father.

She was issued a criminal citation, released and trespassed from the store.

Student has knife, drugs

A middle-school student was taken into custody for possession of a knife and drugs on Oct. 21.

Nelsen Middle School security found a knife and a plant-like substance consistent with hallucinogenic mushrooms in the locker of a 14-year-old male student.

Police arrived at the school at 2403 Jones Ave. S.E. around 3:30 p.m.

Another student said that the 14-year-old had approached them offering to sell them some marijuana. This prompted a search of the 14-year-old’s locker. The student said he just told the other student where he could purchase some marijuana. He claimed the knife belonged to a friend and acknowledged it was in his backpack. The student’s mother was called and she was on her way to the school as police transported the boy to the Renton Police Station. He was held there waiting to be transported to the King County Youth Center.

Knife pulled in dispute

Two Renton men got into a dispute and one pulled a knife on Oct. 24.

Around 12:20 p.m. in the 800 block of Harrington Avenue Northeast, the two men got into an argument about a couch in a van and plans to use the vehicle. When one of the men didn’t like being told he couldn’t use the van, the other man tried to pull him out of the driver’s seat.

In response the man pulled a knife on the other man and told him he was sick of him threatening him. The other man fled.

The man with the knife was about to be arrested for investigation of felony harassment, but the two men talked and one did not want to press charges or be the victim in the situation.

Police released the man and took his knife into evidence.

Suspicious fliers, graffiti

Suspicious fliers and graffiti were found in a Renton neighborhood on Oct. 24.

A resident reported to police that two fliers were taped in her neighborhood depicting a person hanging from a rope and it read, “slope on a rope.”

It also stated that the community was angry and didn’t tolerate “pukes like you.”

The two signs were posted with duct tape and covered in a plastic sheet protector. One was on the “Welcome to Renton” city sign on Pierce Avenue Southeast. The other was taped to the community mailboxes in front of an address on 129th Place Southeast.

The 48-year-old woman who reported the incident said that the previous week several houses in the area where hit with graffiti. The word “slope” had been spray painted on fences and some homes.

Police didn’t know if the word “slope” was a graffiti tag or a racial slur. They also didn’t know if the flier was directed as a racial slur or referring to the “tag” used by the suspect who spray painted the houses.

Suspicious circumstances

An ex-boyfriend was suspected in suspicious circumstances surrounding ex-girlfriend’s car in mid-October.

A man called to report the incident involving his girlfriend to police on Oct. 24.

The 41-year-old Renton man said an unknown person had loosened the valve stem on the left rear tire on his girlfriend’s vehicle sometime between Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.

He and his girlfriend, a 45-year-old Renton resident, suspected her ex-boyfriend may have done it out of jealousy.


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