Brothers driving on Rainier Avenue injured in argument | Renton police blotter

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The following is compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

Two brothers in their 50s from Seattle ended up bloody during an argument while driving in a van in the 100 block of Rainier Avenue South at about 5:10 p.m. Feb. 10.

One of the brothers, a paraplegic who was sitting in the passenger seat of the van, told an officer he became upset over his brother's driving. The driver hit him about six times, causing his nose to bleed. The passenger tried to fight back, but his brother bit him on the hand, breaking the skin in several places.

The driver told the officer his older brother had grabbed his head near his eye and that is when he hit him on the head. He also pointed out he was covered in beer. The officer noted his shirt and pants were wet and he smelled of beer.

The driver had said his brother had stolen money from him.

The brothers both were injured, but the older one declined medical aid. The driver was arrested for investigation of four-degree assault and taken to jail.

A nephew indicated the driver was the primary aggressor.

Seattle man opts not to file complaint

A 59-year-old Seattle man was advised not to file a police report for an incident in which he was the aggressor.

The man argued with the residents of an apartment in the 3700 Northeast Fourth Street at about 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9. He smelled of alcohol and pushed the occupants and swore at them.

After police arrived, the people involved agreed to go their separate ways. However, the Seattle man called later to say he wanted to file a report that he had been assaulted by an occupant.

An officer explained to him that he was the aggressor and he would be a suspect if a case was filed. Because of his drunken state, the man was advised it would be in his best interest to leave. The officer submitted the report for documentation only.

Collection of 'Lady Death' comics stolen

Someone broke into a sedan in early February on Pelly Avenue North and stole a collection of "Lady Death" comic books that a man had inherited from his mother after she passed away.

The man had just received the comic books from his grandmother days earlier. They were described as a priceless heirloom. The value of the comics was estimated at $1,000.

Also taken from the car, which is owned by his girlfriend, were an iPod and the man's backpack with school books and a graphing calculator.

Girl steals wallet from nail salon while waiting for mom

A girl waiting in the back of nail salon for her mother to arrive with cash to pay her bill was caught on a security camera Feb. 10 rifling through a cabinet where an employee's purse was stored.

The mother came to the salon on 108th Avenue Southeast about an hour after the girl said she didn't have the money to pay for the manicure and pedicure.

The employee discovered her wallet missing at home. Stolen were $120 in cash, five credit cards and a drivers license.

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