Big fight leads to gunfire outside tavern | Police Blotter
By TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter Staff writer
December 19, 2012 · 5:27 PM
Police responded to reports of gunfire in the parking lot of Homerun Tavern in Renton on Nov. 17.
The incident happened around 1 a.m. Witnesses reported seeing a large group of males fighting in the parking lot and yelling at each other.
Then the males broke up and ran to their vehicles. A witness then reported hearing 10 to 12 gunshots, as the vehicles left the parking lot at a high rate of speed.
The witness could not tell if anyone was injured in the incident. To them, it appeared the suspect was shooting the handgun in the air and not at anyone in particular.
Police checked the area and inside the bar for victims, but found none. They did find 15 spent bullet casings in the area. All of the bullet casing were taken as evidence.
A Renton woman reported an unidentified man crouching near the back patio door of the apartment she lives in with her three sisters and mother.
The incident happened at about 9 p.m. Nov. 14.
When the woman saw the man, he walked closer to the door and she grabbed the two younger sisters she was with and fled the apartment. Earlier that morning the mother found the back patio door knob broken but didn’t think anything of it.
Now the mother suspects an ex-boyfriend is to blame. She found her patio door unlocked and noticed that her laptop was moved. It appeared that someone was trying to gain access to her password-protected files.
Man steals knives
A 32-year-old Seattle man was trespassed from the Renton Walmart on Nov. 11 for attempting to shoplift knives.
The suspect was using a knife to cut open the packaging of other knives and conceal them in his clothes.
Then the man left the store without attempting to pay for the items. He was stopped by store security.
After frisking the suspect, security found several knives, including one large fixed-blade, survival-type knife in the man’s sleeve.
He was arrested for theft and trespassed from the store for one year.
Police responded to a Renton apartment complex after a report of a kicked-in door.
A man and his girlfriend, who were at the apartment, were having paranoia issues after taking “bad mushrooms,” according to the man.
Both admitted to police they are drug addicts and live in their car.
The man does not live at the condo, his mother and her boyfriend live there. Police noticed the wood on the door was damaged consistent with being kicked from the outside.
Police arrested the 18-year-old man for suspicion of malicious mischief.
Contact Renton Reporter Staff writer Tracey Compton at email@example.com or 425-255-3484, ext. 5052.