16-year-old solicits sex at center showers | Police Blotter

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The following was compiled based on City of Renton Police reports.

A 16-year-old boy was expelled from all Renton city parks for soliciting sex from community center visitors on Feb. 14.

A staff member at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, made the report to police at about 4:15 p.m.

She told police that a customer of the center told her the boy was soliciting other men in the shower of the men’s restroom for sex.

Apparently, this wasn’t the first time the boy had done this.  Police caught up with the boy after he left the center. He denied any wrongdoing, but was identified with his high school ID card.

Police expelled him from all city parks for 360 days.

Custody exchange turns violent

A child-custody exchange turned violent on Feb. 14.

The ex-couple were supposed to meet at a grocery store on Northeast Fourth Street, when an assault occurred just after 9 p.m.

The 20-year-old mother showed up to the exchange with their 2-year-old son, her mother and a camcorder because she feared something bad would happen.

When she exited her vehicle with the camcorder, her 26-year-old ex-boyfriend came up and hit her in the head with it.

He demanded his son and threw the camcorder onto the parking lot.

The 2-year-old, who saw the incident, was put in the back of the man’s car.

The woman was driven to Valley Medical Center to have her injuries checked out.

Police were still investigating the incident to determine what type of charge to file.


Officer scares off would-be burglar

Police scared off a would-be burglar at a local business on Feb. 15.

An officer was driving east in the 3300 block of Northeast Fourth Street block when they noticed a suspicious male outside of Aces Tennis.

The business had long since closed by just after midnight.

The suspect made several suspicious moves and the officer began to follow him. Once the officer activated his lights, the suspect took off on foot.

The suspect got away and the officer went back to the business to inspect the entrance.

The officer discovered fresh pry marks on the door frame.

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