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Siblings argue over bill for cat-sitting | Police blotter

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The following reports were compiled based on City of Renton Police reports.

A 55-year-old Everett woman reported to police that her brother harassed her after a dispute over her cats on Nov. 18.

The woman told police that her brother agreed to watch her three cats while she was away for six months. She returned to get the cats from his residence in Renton and they had a disagreement about how much money she should pay him. So, her 56-year-old brother only gave her two of the cats.

The woman left and talked to her brother again on the phone about the money and agreed on an amount. Then the woman returned to her brother’s residence to collect the third cat, which she insisted was her cat.

Again, the woman’s brother refused to give her the third cat. As she was walking to her car, the man yelled, “Don’t come back or I’ll shoot you.”

Police confronted the man at his home and advised him on his choice of words in the future. The brother requested that his sister be trespassed from his premises and the sister requested a no-contact order against her brother.

Shoplifters steal ‘gifts’

A 34-year-old Tukwila woman and a 17-year-old Seattle girl were cited for theft on Nov. 18 after attempting to steal from the Renton Walmart.

A witness observed the two conceal wallets and a bag of makeup on them, more than $100 worth of items. The women attempted to leave the store without paying for anything.

When the two were confronted, they told police they stole the items to give away as gifts.

The 34-year-old was cited for theft and released. The teenager was discovered to be a missing juvenile from Federal Way. She was released to her mother.

Recycling bins entered

An employee at a Renton non-profit that recycles unwanted items called police to report suspicious activity at the organization.

The man came to work to discover someone had opened the company’s recycle bins during the weekend. The bins contain various kinds of metals and other recyclable material.

The employee was unsure whether anything was taken or if the bins were damaged. Tampering with the recycle bins has become more of a problem for the company, the worker reported.

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