Couple's argument leads to punch, chase | Police Blotter
By TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter Staff writer
April 11, 2012 · 4:45 PM
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports.
A domestic dispute between a Renton couple turned violent on April 2.
A 33-year-old woman reported to police that her 37-year-old boyfriend attacked her in a drunken brawl at a residence in the 1400 block of Edmonds Avenue Northeast.
The incident happened around 2:20 a.m., when her intoxicated boyfriend came home and started to yell at her.
He apparently pulled her out of bed, into the living room and punched her in the chest and chin.
When the woman told her boyfriend that she would call the police, he took her cell phone from her.
She chased him as he fled to his vehicle and knocked the phone out of his hands.
The man eventually left the scene in his vehicle before police arrived.
Shoplifter takes meat
A Seattle man stole more than $200 worth of food from a local store on April 1.
The theft occurred at the downtown Fred Meyer, 365 Renton Center Way, around 3 p.m.
Store staff observed the man selecting a large amount of meat, fruit and other merchandise from the store and then passing all points of sale without any attempt to pay.
Loss-prevention specialists apprehended the 61-year-old man after he left the store.
He admitted to the theft and was trespassed from the store and released to police.
A Renton woman was robbed of her computer while waiting for a bus on March 31.
The 30-year-old woman was at the Renton Transit Center, 219 Burnett Ave. S., when the theft occurred before 11:30 p.m.
She was reading a book on her netbook computer and let several juveniles borrow her cell phone to make a call before the incident.
The woman said she heard someone run up behind her and then the suspect grabbed her laptop.
The woman struggled with the suspect briefly but lost her grip and the suspect ran toward the old Big 5 Sporting Goods store.
The suspect is described as a black male, between 20 and 30 years of age, about 5-foot-10 with a thin build and no facial hair.
He was wearing a green with blue rain coat, with the hood up and blue jeans.
Police were to review surveillance video at the transit center and coffee stand where the incident occurred.
Man hits step-daughter
A 38-year-old Seattle man was arrested for striking his step-daughter on March 30.
When police arrived to the residence in the 12100 block of Southeast 160th Street, they found the step-father intoxicated and slurring his words.
The 14-year-old step-daughter told police she was sleeping in her bedroom when her step-father entered and started arguing with her for no reason.
She said he then approached her and backhanded her with his open hand in her face.
Then the two argued with one another until police arrived and found the man outside.
At first the man told police that he did strike his step-daughter, then he said that he did not.
Police observed that he seemed to be confused due to his intoxicated state.
The man was arrested for investigation of fourth-degree assault.
Items taken from vehicle
Numerous items were stolen from a Renton man’s vehicle on March 27.
A 28-year-old man told police that items had been stolen from his vehicle parked in his apartment complex lot in the 900 block of Aberdeen Avenue Northeast.
Sometime between 10 p.m. on March 27 and noon on March 28, someone broke out the driver’s-side window and stole his stereo, iPad and a set of golf clubs.
The man said he locked his vehicle prior to going to his apartment.
The stolen goods are estimated to be worth more than $200.Contact Renton Reporter Staff writer Tracey Compton at email@example.com or 425-255-3484, ext. 5052.