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Man with drugs, gun arrested | Police Blotter
The following reports were compiled based on City of Renton Police reports.
A Seattle man was arrested in Renton for possession of illegal drugs and a concealed weapon during a traffic stop on April 9.
Police pulled over the vehicle at the intersection of Benson Road South and South Eagle Ridge Drive at about 1:30 a.m. because it did not have a rear license plate light.
When police approached the 18-year-old driver, they noticed the strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
The man was arrested for possession of marijuana and during a search, a handgun was found in the man’s front right pocket.
Also, a baggy of marijuana was found in his front left pocket.
Police found a used marijuana pipe and grinder in the center armrest in the front seat of the vehicle and took them into custody.
The 18-year-old was arrested for investigation of carrying a concealed pistol without a license, possession of marijuana and cited for the extinguished license plate light.
Father, son fight
A father and son spat ended in violence and an arrest on April 7.
The 40-year-old son became enraged after his 63-year-old father approached him about helping around the house and suspicious company he was keeping.
The incident took place at a residence in the 1800 block of Kirkland Avenue Northeast, where the son had been living in a motorhome in the backyard.
After an argument, the son chased the father back in the house and threatened to kill the father and his wife.
The son began kicking the back door and broke through the wood body of the door. He tried to grab his father, but the father escaped his grasp.
After the father told his wife to call the police, the son took off in his motorhome.
Police discovered the son’s motorhome in the 1000 block of Kirkland Avenue Northeast.
The found the son inside with a bloody right knuckle.
He admitted to punching and kicking his father’s door. The son was arrested for investigation of malicious mischief and harassment and transported to jail.
Woman gets lewd calls
A Renton woman was harassed during lewd phone calls on April 1.
Just after midnight police were called to apartments in the 3000 block of Northeast 10th Street.
A woman reported that she received a lewd phone call from a man claiming he was touching himself and needed to talk to a woman.
The woman said the man had a distinct East Coast accent.
Police investigated and found other complaints about the same phone number and lewd calls.
The call was based out of New York.
Police called the number and discovered a man claiming to be a different person, who is 63-years-old.
He did, however, have an East Coast accent, but claimed his roommates might have used his phone because he shares it with them.
Police did not believe the man and stated that they would be following up with his cell phone carrier.
Business windows broken
Someone shot at the windows of a Renton business on March 27.
Police were called to a business at 30 Logan Ave. S. because two windows had just been shot out before 6 p.m.
The owner was helping two customers when he heard two loud “bangs,” then looked up to see both front windows were “spider-webbed.”
Both of the windows were double-pane glass, so only the outermost pane was damaged.
Police discovered the holes to the glass were consistent with bullets from a BB gun.
Police were unable to locate either BB in between the panes of glass.
Bus driver assaulted
A Metro bus driver was assaulted at the Renton Transit Center on Feb. 28.
The 52-year-old driver was letting on riders when he confronted one man who did not show his transfer or pay his fare.
The man then shoved his transfer ticket in the bus driver’s face, cursed at him and began walking to the back of the bus to sit down.
The bus driver told the man to get off of the bus and opened all the doors for him to leave.
The man came to the front of the bus, threatened to hit the driver, cursed at him and spat on his chest.
The man then left the bus in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, between 40 and 50-years-old, blue jeans, black jacket, backpack, brown hair and eyes, 5-foot-8, medium build with no facial hair.