Woman robbed of $1,000 in store | Police Blotter
By TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter Staff writer
May 31, 2012 · 1:51 PM
The following information was compiled from City of Renton police reports.
A Renton woman was robbed of more than $1,000 while shopping in Sam’s Club on May 3.
The 45-year-old woman was shopping in the bakery department of the store located at 901 S. Grady Way around 3 p.m.
She had her black purse in a shopping cart and turned around to discover it was stolen.
It contained her wallet, identification cards for the woman and her 19-year-old son, her Blackberry cell phone, money orders for rent checks, cash and her debit card.
Police were investigating video surveillance of the store.
Kent couple argue while driving car
A Kent couple got into a physical argument while driving a vehicle on May 18.
Police were called to a residence in the 15600 block of 129th Court Southeast at about 3:30 p.m.
They found a 25-year-old woman outside smoking a cigarette and shaking her head.
The woman explained to them that she went off on her boyfriend physically assaulting him as he drove a car.
She apparently found pictures of him with another woman on his cell phone.
She told police she hit and slapped him as he drove and he pushed her away trying to protect himself.
Police found marks on both the woman and her 32-year-old boyfriend consistent with the story.
She was arrested for investigation of fourth degree domestic violence assault.
Navigation system stolen from car
Someone stole a Renton woman’s navigation system from her vehicle on May 19.
The woman lives in the 1300 block of North 20th Street and the incident occurred sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The 26-year-old woman came outside of her home and discovered her driver’s side car window was broken.
The glass was shattered and she reported that it looked like a crow-bar was used to pry open her window.
The GPS that was attached to the window was taken and the glove compartment and change drawer were also open.
No other valuables were taken from the car.
Renton Police offer help tracking down items
Renton Police assisted Bentonville Arkansas Police in tracking down items purchased with a stolen credit card on May 9.
Police tracked some iTouch mp3 players to an address in Renton at about 9:30 a.m.
They discovered two of the packages in question halfway hidden near the front porch.
They questioned the residents, two of which did not speak English.
Police called the husband of one of the women in the residence who answered the door to find out what was going on.
The 51-year-old man explained that his brother, who lives in Vietnam, routinely has items shipped to his house that he bought online.
The items are then sent to family members in either California and Vietnam.
The 51-year-old told police he did not know what his brother was doing was illegal and asked police to take the items.
Student steals ruler, bumps principal
A 13-year-old was suspended from Nelson Middle School for stealing a ruler and becoming combative with the principal on May 2.
The principal called the youth down to his office because he suspected him of stealing a ruler.
When the student arrived he supposedly tried to hide the ruler.
When the boy was confronted he apparently became belligerent and started bumping the principal.
The school security officer was called, but the principal did not feel harassed or threatened he said.
Although the boy was verbally uncooperative, he did not assault the security officer either.
A report was made to police for informational purposes.Contact Renton Reporter Staff writer Tracey Compton at email@example.com or 425-255-3484, ext. 5052.