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Vandal leaves bricks in woman’s trunk | Renton police blotter
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports.
A Renton woman's car was vandalized Sept. 11.
The 41-year-old woman went out to the car in the morning and found one of the tires was slashed several times. She also saw that the hood was open. After checking the rest of the car, she found about 20 large bricks in the trunk that were not there before.
The woman suspects her ex-husband, a 44-year-old Puyallup man, committed the crime. She has a restraining order against him. Police were unable to contact the man to further investigate.
Boy slaps mother, hides in blackberries
A Gig Harbor boy was arrested for assaulting his mother and resisting arrest Sept. 15.
The 33-year-old mother called police on her 17-year-old son after he slapped her in the face and ran away. She met police at a friend's house in Renton where she knew the boy was hiding. Officers tracked him down with a K9 unit and found him hiding in blackberry bushes behind the house.
During the arrest, the boy kicked and kneed officers several times. He also threatened to spit in their faces. While officers controlled him, the mother started to become agitated and struggled with officers because she felt they were harming her son.
The boy had warrants out for his arrest for residential burglary in Everett and for theft in Seattle. Police arrested him for domestic assault and resisting arrest.
Man urinates downtown
A Renton man was arrested for urinating in public Sept. 21.
While on bike patrol, police spotted the 70-year-old man urinating on the side of a building on Main Street. There were other pedestrians walking by on the sidewalk and the building was open for business. There were also cars parking near him.
He refused to cooperate with officers and tried to leave the scene several times. They arrested him for breach of peace.
Fence, mailbox fall victim in drunken spree
A Monroe man was arrested for possibly breaking a section of fence Sept. 15.
Police arrived on the scene to find a 50-year-old Renton man holding a 22-year-old suspect on the ground at about 1:00 a.m. The older man said he awoke to loud crashing noises grabbed a sledge hammer and went outside to make sure his property was not being damaged. His wife called 911. The man saw two males standing near a section of a neighbors fence that was damaged and kicking a mailbox around the street. He told one of the men to sit down and held down the other when he tried to flee.
The suspect's friend said the two were walking home from a party, when the suspect grabbed a mailbox and threw it to the ground. The two started to kick it along with them as they walked. He stated the suspect simply fell into the fence because he was so drunk. Officers had trouble understanding the men because their speech was so impaired.
Police arrested the suspect for malicious mischief.
Fight breaks out between girlfriends
A Renton woman was arrested for assaulting her girlfriend Sept. 15.
The 21-year-old suspect and 25-year-old victim got into a fight in the living room. The victim walked over to the suspect and stood in front of her. The suspect then stood up, but while doing so, aggravated a nerve in her leg. The victim responded by saying "I hope that hurt."
The suspect then slapped the victim and the two exchanged punches and elbows for a time. Police arrested the 21-year-old for domestic assault because she slapped first and appeared to have fewer injuries.