Gun drawn in Safeway gas pump altercation | Police Blotter

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

A gun was drawn after an altercation at a gas station Oct. 8.

According to witnesses, a 40-year-old man was displeased with how long a 21-year-old man was taking to fill his car at the gas station at the downtown Safeway.

The older man started yelling and cursing at the younger man, then aggressively walked at him. At this point the younger man pulled a gun and told the older man to back away. Both men got on their phones and called 911.

The younger man went to the other side of the gas station and put his gun away to wait for the police.

Police determined there was no crime because the younger man feared for his safety. He attempted to get away from the aggressor and then waited for the police to arrive. He has a concealed weapons permit.

Brother hits younger sister over the head with plate

A Renton man was arrested after hitting his younger sister in the head with a plate Oct. 7.

The 23-year-old returned from the bar after midnight and asked his 15-year-old half sister to borrow her phone. She declined his request in a flippant manner. The verbal fight escalated. He went into the kitchen and grabbed a plate to holder over her head to scare her.

He accidentally dropped the plate and it broke on the floor. His sister called him a name, so he went and got another plate and proceeded in the same course of action. He said he then accidentally dropped the second plate on the girl’s head, causing her to lose consciousness.

Police arrested the man for second-degree domestic assault.


Man returns from long trip to find apartment lived in

A Renton man’s apartment may have been burglarized in September.

The 46-year-old man returned from a long trip to California to take care of his ailing mother to find his apartment on Lake Washington Boulevard dirty, and an IKEA bookcase missing. He said it appeared someone had been living in the apartment.

The man believed the suspect is the apartment complex maintenance worker, because the worker knew the man was leaving town. He said management had a crew clean the apartment.

Management said they did not send a cleaning crew and had no record of anyone entering the man’s apartment while he was gone.

Stranger walks into home, refuses to leave

A Renton man was arrested after walking into a home and refusing to leave Oct. 15.

The 32-year-old walked through the unlocked front door into a home on Edmonds Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. The homeowner said she had never seen the man before and after he refused her demands that he leave, she finally pushed him outside and locked the door. The man then started repeatedly knocking. The homeowner called 911.

Police arrived to find the man sitting on the home’s front porch. Officers said it was difficult to get the man’s name, address or date of birth because he did not have ID and kept rambling without making sense. They arrested him for criminal trespassing.

Mother gets involved in fight between students at Lindbergh

A student threatened a younger student at Lindbergh Oct. 18.

The 15-year-old was staying late to speak with a coach, when he claims he was confronted by a 17-year-old student. The older boy threatened the younger boy with bodily harm, so the younger boy called his mother.

When the mother arrived, she then got into a confrontation with the older student until the two were broken up by a staff


Man pulled over for seat belt violation, arrested for meth

A Seattle man was arrested for possessing methamphetamine Oct. 18.

The 25-year-old gained police notice when he drove by without wearing a seatbelt. The officer started to follow with his lights and siren on. The man did not pull over and the officer noticed the driver was bending over and doing something.

When he finally pulled over, the man didn’t have driver’s license or ID with him, but gave his name. He had warrants out for escaping custody and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also driving with a suspended license.

While officers were arresting him they found a plastic baggy in his pants pocket which contained what was later confirmed as 0.76 grams of methamphetamine. Closer examination also revealed that the temporary permit on the car was a photocopy that had been altered.

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