Brother beats sister with broom over Facebook picture | Police Blotter

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

A Renton man was cited for domestic assault Sept. 9.

The 21-year-old fought with his 12-year-old sister at their home on Pierce Avenue. The fight started when the sister took a photo of him and posted it on Facebook. This angered him and he wanted her phone to delete the photo. She refused and he started to hit her with a broom. He then dragged her into the living room. At this point another sister called the police.

The sisters told police that their father has moved out and left them there because he can’t control the brother. They said the mother protects the brother and allows him to hit the sisters.

Police cited the man for domestic assault.


Man assaults mother, police officers

A Renton man was arrested for assault and malicious mischief Sept. 1.

The man's mother returned home to her apartment on Benson Road and smelled cigarette smoke. The 52-year-old mother was upset and found that her 31-year-old son had left the stove on after using it to light a cigarette and then smoked in the apartment, which was against her rules. She found the son minutes later smoking and drinking a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20. The man pushed his mother against the wall several times, ripped off her shirt and threw a picture causing it to shatter, before leaving the apartment.

Police caught up with the man at the 76 station on Puget Drive. At that point, the man fought with an officer, and the two exchanged several punches and elbows during the exchange. The officer suffered a minor injury to his wrist during the struggle. The man refused treatment on the scene.

While handcuffed, the man continued to yell obscenities at officers and tried to ram them with his shoulders. He repeatedly slammed his head against the partition in the police car.

The man was arrested and is under investigation for felony assault, domestic assault and malicious mischief.

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