Homeless man assaulted, left in ditch | Police Blotter
By TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter Staff writer
July 12, 2012 · 11:27 AM
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports.
Police responded to a bloodied and beat-up man on June 27.
The 35-year-old Kelso man was found unconscious but breathing with partially dried blood all over his face.
He was found in a ditch next to the roadway in the 205 block of South Third Street around 1 p.m.
When asked what happened, the man told police he got “lumped” by gang members.
Police stated they believed he had been kicked and punched repeatedly, appeared to be homeless and was extremely intoxicated.
The man was transported to Valley Medical Center for treatment.
Woman reports unwanted attention
A Renton woman received unwanted attention from a Kent man while on her way home June 27.
The incident happened sometime before 10:20 a.m.in the 9700 block of Southeast 20th Street.
The 21-year-old woman missed her bus ride home. A 19-year-old stranger followed her on and off buses as she walked home. He tried holding her hand and putting his arm around her. The woman eventually called police and the man was arrested and jailed. He was later released because his actions weren’t considered harassment.
Contact Renton Reporter Staff writer Tracey Compton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-255-3484, ext. 5052.