Woman arrested for smoking at Renton Transit Center | Police Blotter

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The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports.

A Seattle woman was arrested for smoking at the transit center and resisting arrest on July 12.

The incident happened at 5 p.m. at the downtown Renton Transit Center, 219 Burnett Ave. S.

A police officer observed the woman smoking outside of a designated smoking area.

The 23-year-old woman was on her cell phone when she was confronted by an officer and refused to get off the phone, was argumentative and tried to walk away.

An officer grabbed her arm to stop her after she refused to stay put.

Eventually officers had to subdue the woman, who wrangled out of their grasp, by putting her on the ground.

She got an abrasion on her face because of the scuffle, but told police she didn't need medical treatment.

She was arrested and transported to jail for unlawful transit conduct and obstructing a police officer.


Woman parked at dog park robbed

A Seattle woman was robbed at the Cedar River Dog Park on July 1.

Police were called at about 9:20 a.m. to the dog park at 1155 S. Third St. in response to a theft from a vehicle.

A 33-year-old woman told police she parked her vehicle at about 8:15 a.m. and returned at about 9:15 a.m. to discover it had been broken into.

Her front passenger side window had been broken out.

The woman had hidden her Banana Republic black leather purse valued at $250 under a jacket on the front passenger seat.

Both the purse and the jacket with all of her personal items, including debit and credit cards and identification were stolen.

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