Disorderly man tasered | Police blotter
By TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter Staff writer
January 23, 2013 · 7:23 PM
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton Police reports.
Several people called 911 to report a disorderly man in a parking lot on Jan. 1.
The 31-year-old man was reportedly yelling “I will kill you” and punching out vehicle windows. He knocked over a motorcycle and was trying to break out another vehicle window with a bottle of alcohol.
When police arrived about 12:47 a.m., they saw the man throw a bottle and run away. Police finally caught up with the man several minutes later and he refused their commands to get on the ground and show his hands. Police did not know if the man was armed and because of his earlier threats and noncompliance, they tasered him. Police tasered the man a second time because he continued to resist them.
The man was arrested for obstruction of a public servant and malicious mischief.
Hunt for missing purse
Police were called to a laundromat on Harrington Avenue N.E. for a report of a stolen purse on Dec. 30.
A 30-year-old Renton woman told police she believed an unknown female stole her pink, Coach purse while she was washing her clothes at about 5:45 p.m. The woman thinks the other female stole her purse while it was sitting on top of one of the machines and she had her back to the unknown woman. The 30-year-old noticed the unidentified woman leaving the laundromat quickly after that.
The purse contained $700 of rent money, her bank card and identification. Another customer said he believed he knew where the suspect lives and directed police to an apartment close by. The man said he saw another female quickly putting clothing in a shopping cart, not folding them and leaving. He believed she was concealing the purse underneath the clothes.
Police went down the street to where the woman supposedly lived and discovered a shopping cart outside of the building. Police encountered several people and one matching the suspect’s description. This woman claimed she found a pink purse at the laundromat several days prior, but it wasn’t the missing Coach purse. Police did notice the woman had purses strewn all over her room.
Renton couple fights
A 27-year-old woman called police to report her boyfriend of three years had assaulted her on Dec. 16.
The 40-year-old man allegedly punched, choked and threw water on his girlfriend before she called police at around 3 a.m.
When officers arrived, the front door of the residence was open. They met with the woman, who appeared to have a wet shirt. Police questioned the man, who said he was just trying to have a quiet weekend. He told police the woman came home yelling at him after drinking all night. He claimed he didn’t touch her but did throw the water on her.
Police arrested the man for suspicion of fourth-degree assault because the woman’s appearance matched what she reported to police.
Man arrested for DUI
A 46-year-old Maple Valley man was discovered by police passed out at the wheel of his jeep on Dec. 16.
The man was blocking the roadway eastbound on Maple Valley Highway close to 11 p.m. When police initially confronted the man, he regained consciousness and drove away but eventually pulled into an apartment complex.
Police reported smelling the order of intoxicants coming from the man. They questioned him several times and he slurred his words. The man refused to submit to a sobriety test and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.Contact Renton Reporter Staff writer Tracey Compton at email@example.com or 425-255-3484, ext. 5052.