Kent man arrested after domestic incident in tent | Police Blotter

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

A Kent man was arrested after a domestic incident in a tent under Interstate 405 July 30.

Witnesses called police to report a women standing at the intersection of Southwest Grady Way and Longacres Drive South trying to wave down passing cars.

Police arrived and the 45-year-old Kent woman told them she was tired of her 47-year-old husband hitting her. She had dried blood on her lips and shirt. She said she had been living with her husband in a tent under I-405 for the past nine months and he frequently beat her.

In the latest incident, she claimed he had been drinking all night with his friends. “He was looking for a fight since last night. He tried with his friends. When they wouldn’t buy into it he came to me.” He then slapped and punched her before she could escape to seek help.

While police were arresting the man for investigation of fourth-degree domestic assault, they found brass knuckles in his possession and he made several unsolicited racist rants.


Neighborly squabble leads to gun threat

A Renton man was arrested for harassment July 28 after threatening to harm his neighbor.

The neighbor and the 30-year-old man have a history of disagreements and she called police when the man was standing at the fence separating their homes in the 3400 block of Northeast Seventh Place and threatened to “pop” her. The neighbor had seen spent shell casings fall from the man’s vehicle last year.

The man was arrested in June for unlawful possession of a firearm after discharging a weapon from the driver’s seat of a parked car. After that incident, police found two AK-47 assault rifles, two Glock handguns and a shotgun at his residence. He is not allowed to possess firearms after a prior domestic-violence conviction in which fired a weapon while threatening a victim.

Police arrested the man July 28 on a warrant related to the unlawful possession of a firearm charge and investigation of harassment.


Boy harasses, threatens police

A Renton boy was arrested for possessing alcohol after verbally assaulting police officers July 25.

Police arrived at an apartment complex in the 12000 block of Southeast Petrovitsky Road after a complaint of juveniles loitering. Upon arrival, police recognized a 15-year-old boy who had been reported missing. Police recognized him because of numbers police contacts and the fact that he is permanently bound to a wheelchair because of a gang-related shooting.

After police spoke to the the boy about the missing-person report, he began verbally assaulting them with racist slurs. The boy was also moving his hands around his waist, which prompted a search. Police found a full bottle of Grey Goose vodka and a full bottle of Ciroc Vodka.

The boy then continued to make racist slurs and comments about having inappropriate relations with one officer’s wife. He also said that if he had a gun, he would shoot the officers in the head.

The suspect’s yelling began to draw a crowd that was making derogatory comments about the police, so the officers transported the boy to find someone who could take custody of him.

His case of minor in possession is to be forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor.


Intoxicated woman falls on her face

A Renton woman was transported to Valley Medical Center after being found heavily intoxicated July 24.

Police arrived to find firefighters on the scene, who pointed them to a 53-year-old Renton woman on a bench in the 200 block of Burnett Avenue South. The women was difficult to understand because her speech was slurred, and she had thrown up all over herself.

Firefighters had cleared the woman because she seemed OK, but when she stood up and walked, she fell flat on her face.

Police took her into protective custody and transported her to Valley Medical Center.


Man exposes himself to two children

A man exposed himself to two girls 1600 block of Jones Avenue Northeast July 19.

The victims, 9 and 10, were riding their bikes on Jones Avenue when a green, medium-sized, extra cab pick-up truck going the same direction pulled up next to them and matched their speed. The victims described the suspect as a white male in his late 30s with red hair and a long goatee.

The truck stopped following them at the next stop sign. The victims had been playing at Kennydale Elementary School and had not noticed the truck there.


Declined credit card leads to broken gas pump

A man broke a gas pump screen when the machine declined his credit card July 19.

A witness stated the man in his 30s punched and broke the screen of the machine after his card was declined at a gas station in the 1600 block of Northeast 30th Street in Renton. The witness said the suspect was driving a silver hatchback with a canoe or kayak on the roof and wrote down the license plate number.

When police ran the license, it came back as a gold sedan.

There is no clear video of the incident because surveillance cameras do not have an angle covering that pump.

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