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19-year-old gets warning for smoking pot, brother and sister get chippy with each other and more | RENTON POLICE BLOTTER
The following information is compiled from Renton Police Department case reports:
A 19-year-old Renton man was given a verbal warning for smoking marijuana in his pickup truck Feb. 27 in the Highlands.
Someone reported to police that they thought a drug deal was happening in the 5300 block of Northeast Fourth Street. The officer saw the man rolling a “blunt,” or an empty cigar casing filled with a “flowery substance” the officer recognized as marijuana.
The man apologized to the officer. He admitted he purchased the marijuana but he has a valid license to smoke marijuana for medical reasons.
The officer pointed out the legalized marijuana law applies to those 21 and older. Nor can he buy marijuana from someone in a parking lot. But the man told the officer it’s too far to drive to a legal dispensary.
The man told the officer his friend who solid him the marijuana has a license, too, but he declined to disclose his name. In giving the man a warning the officer told the man to buy his marijuana from a dispensary and to smoke it in the privacy of his him and not in public.
The officer seized the man’s 7.93 grams of marijuana. No criminal charges were pursued.
Brother, sister fight over Ruffles
A brother and sister got into a bloody fight over who would get a bag of Ruffle’s potato chips on Feb. 26.
The argument then involved the siblings’ mother, who is eight months pregnant. The mother was kicked about 10 times in the stomach by her daughter; the mother was to be taken to the Valley Medical Center emergency room.
The daughter was taken to the youth detention center in Seattle for investigation of fourth-degree assault for injuring her mother and brother.
Bomb squad checks store grenade
Bomb technicians from the Port of Seattle determined that a military hand grenade included in donations to the Goodwill store on Northeast Sunset Boulevard was inert.
An officer and store security took the grenade to the back of the store, outside. The area was secured. The store couldn’t determine who donated the grenade.