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Woman threatens children with gun | Renton police blotter
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports.
A woman threatened three children with a gun Aug. 19.
The girls, two 6-year-olds and an 8-year-old, were playing in the backyard when they came running inside, yelling about a woman with a gun at about 5 p.m.
The girls claimed the woman was on the other side of the fence, by an apartment complex at 1500 block of Vashon Avenue. They said she yelled at them to get away from the fence while holding a black handgun at her side. The girls described the woman as white with curly brown hair.
Police searched the area and were unable to find the woman. The apartments in the two buildings closest to the incident were all either unoccupied or occupied by families that were not white.
Couple fights over custody of dog
A Seattle man allegedly broke a door during a dispute with his ex-girlfriend Aug. 28.
The two had separated and agreed upon joint custody of their dog Bugatti, but police were called to the woman’s apartment in the 17400 block of 120th Lane when a fight broke out.
The woman thought the man had spent more time with the dog that week than was fair. During the fight, the man allegedly kicked a bedroom door and broke it.
When police caught up to the man, he said the dog was his and he wanted to prosecute the woman for theft of the dog. He also claimed the woman had mental issues and that the bedroom door was already broken. Police cited the man for malicious mischief.
Man loses fight with police dog
A Bellevue man was arrested for assault after fighting with his girlfriend Aug. 27.
Police were called to the 1200 block of Edmonds Ave near McKnight Middle School at 6:30 p.m. when a witness saw a man push a woman to the ground and drag her across the street.
Officers arrived and saw the two walking down the street. The man fled when he saw the police car. A K9 unit tracked him to some nearby sticker bushes.
The suspect suffered dog bites on his legs as he kicked the police dog away and grabbed its ears. He was arrested for assault.
Three caught swimming after hours at Henry Moses pool
A Renton man and woman, plus a Maple Valley man were arrested after swimming in the Henry Moses Aquatic Center after hours and trying to evade police Aug. 27.
Police arrived at the center at about 5 a.m. after a janitor heard splashing and voices in the pool. When the officers turned on flashlights, the three fled the area and got in a car as officers told them to stop.
They attempted the drive away, but had to stop at a dead end. Police finally corralled the vehicle in the parking lot.
The officers said the female driver was very apologetic and cooperative, while the males were not. She told police the two males had told her she didn’t need to stop because it was just security, not the police.
She was cited for trespassing and released, while the men were arrested.
Woman hides under blanket, refuses treatment at hospital
A Renton woman was arrested for interfering with a health-care facility Aug. 27.
Police arrived at Valley Medical Center to find the 31-year-old woman unresponsive and unwilling to cooperate with doctors. The woman showed up at the hospital and claimed she was unable to walk due to severe neck pain. She promptly curled up in a ball on the bed, refusing to move and refusing any treatment.
She yelled nonsense words at the doctors trying to help her. When police officers showed up, they found the woman covered completely with a blanket. She continued to yell and talk in incomplete thoughts and refuse to allow anyone to help her.
After several more warnings, police tried to arrest the woman, but her body went limp and she started to yell “abuse!” Officers waited for an ambulance to transport her. She later identified herself as a Sovereign Citizen, a group which believes they answer only to common law and not federal or state laws.