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Large fight near Lindbergh disrupts traffic, damages car | Police Blotter
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports.
About nine students got into a fight in front of Lindbergh High School, disrupting traffic and damaging a vehicle on June 13.
Police arrived at about 2 p.m. and the students and crowd dispersed once they arrived.
One student captured the fight on a cell phone and the police reviewed the footage.
Police observed a group of mostly male students and a couple of female students as well, engaged in the fight.
The fight began with two students throwing punches at each other and one tackled the other into the side of a nearby vehicle.
Security from the school tried to intervene, but the fight got larger, with more students striking each other.
Five vehicles stopped as the fight was obstructing traffic.
Police forwarded the case to the King County Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office for review.
Man robbed of rifle, drugs
A Renton man was robbed of his rifle and prescription drugs on June 15.
The 47-year-old man had parked his vehicle in the 15400 block of Southeast 155th Place and sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., someone stole items from it.
The man left his vehicle unlocked and the suspect got into the trunk and took his .22 caliber rifle with a high-powered scope.
The suspect also made off with a bottle of Percocet, which was prescribed to the man.
Together, both are worth about $350.
Road rage incident
Two Renton men were involved in a road-rage incident on June 15.
The incident occurred just before 8:40 p.m., near the 1100 block of Edmonds Avenue Northeast.
A 30-year-old man was driving his 2006 BMW when he noticed a 46-year-old man driving a Mercury mini van and frantically waving his arms at him.
The two eventually pulled over and had a heated verbal argument, which ended with the 30-year-old driving off.
The 46-year-old told police he was injured by the side mirror of the other car, when the driver took off.
Police noticed the man had injuries confirming his story.
The case was forwarded to city prosecutors for possible filing of charges.
Threat to homeless man
Someone pulled a gun on a jay-walking homeless man on June 16.
Police were called to a report of a threat with a weapon at 361 Rainier Ave. S. at about 2:15 p.m.
There they found a 35-year-old man, who appeared intoxicated and possibly homeless.
The man told police that he was jay-walking across the street in front of a car, when the driver followed him in his car into a nearby parking lot.
The driver apparently told the man he was going to kill him and pulled out a black handgun.
Police could not get a clear description of the suspect as the man’s story kept changing.
Neighborhood tagged with graffiti
A Renton neighborhood was targeted with graffiti on June 17.
Police responded to the 800 block of Dayton Avenue Northeast at 11:31 a.m. after receiving reports of illegal spray-painting.
A 46-year-old woman reported her garage was tagged with spray paint as well as numerous fences and other garages in her neighborhood.
Police discovered 18 different locations on the block where names had been spray painted.
All of the sites where photographed for evidence.