Man tries to steal liquor, candy, bananas | Police Blotter

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

A man attempted to steal nearly $300 worth of liquor and candy from Safeway Sept. 11.

The man was leaving the downtown Safeway when an employee noticed that the items were not bagged properly and asked the man for his receipt. He pretended to show the employee a receipt then tipped over the cart full of merchandise and ran off.

The items recovered were five bottles of liquor, four bags of candy, a bunch of bananas totaling $299.01.


Man causes havoc at several businesses in Highlands

A Renton man was arrested for threatening a gas station owner and refusing to abide by a trespass order.

Police were called to the Shell station Sept. 17 because of reports of two men fighting and one of them threatening the owner. The men left before the officers arrived.

A few hours later police received another call from a bar on Sunset Avenue about a man refusing to leave the bar. They arrived to find the 50-year-old man, whom they recognized from frequent contacts and 911 calls.

Police trespassed the man from the bar for one year and the gas station for 14 months after the owner confirmed it was the same man who had threatened him earlier. He was released.

Minutes later police responded to another call from a Rite Aid about a man bothering customers. Police arrested the man for first-degree criminal trespass.

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