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Renton man arrested after chase through Pizza Hut, Safeway | Renton police blotter
The following information was compiled from City of Renton police reports.
A 19-year-old Renton man was arrested Feb. 6 after fleeing on a bike from a car breakin outside a restaurant on Northeast Sunset Boulevard.
The suspect broke the driver-side window on the victim's vehicle; he was spotted leaning inside by a friend of the victim. The suspect fled as the friend called 911.
An officer spotted the suspect in a nearby Pizza Hut. As the officer approached, the suspect climbed over the cashier counter, ran through the kitchen and out the back door. He then ran toward Safeway, where the manager was injured in a scuffle inside. The suspect slowly walked from the store, not wearing his baseball cap or backpack.
On officer ordered him to stop, but he ran back toward Pizza Hut, where he was stopped by sheriff's deputies in the parking lot.
The victim's friend identified the suspect: "Yeah, that's him, for sure 100 percent, that's the guy."
The victim's Christian Dior glasses and her federal ID badge were recovered. Meth was found on the suspect.
The suspect was booked into jail for investigation of third-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief.
Artwork, computer dumped into Lake Washington during marital dispute
A big-screen TV was damaged and glass artwork and a computer were thrown into Lake Washington, apparently because of a marital argument.
The couple argued when the wife learned her husband and his ex-wife had been communicating by phone and email. The wife locked her husband out of their apartment on the lake.
The 57-year-old husband returned two days later to find his 60-year-old wife still upset and requesting a divorce. He discovered the damage to his plasma TV and the artwork and computer in the lake.
Both have hired divorce attorneys.
Would-be burglar leaves tools, broken glass behind
A would-be burglar left behind his tools on a window ledge during a failed breakin Feb. 6 of an apartment in the 800 block of Rainier Avenue North.
The tenant heard the sound of breaking glass at about 4:30 a.m. and found shards of glass on the floor. The evening before another window had been broken.
An officer found a rock and cement drain cover on the ground next to the window. The officer also found keys, a screw driver and a metal rod lodged in the window frame, determining this was an attempted burglary and the suspect had gone to some lengths to gain entry.
The suspect fled, probably because of the sound of breaking glass. A K9 unit did not locate the suspect. Damage was estimated at $600.
It wasn't known why the keys were left behind. One key was for a Ford and the lanyard stated "747-8 Freighter," indicating a possible Boeing employee or associate connection, according to police.