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Ammunition stolen from detective's SUV in theater prowl | POLICE BLOTTER
The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
Ammunition for a Glock handgun was stolen from a Seattle Police detective's SUV last week during a series of vehicle prowls at or near the Regal East Valley Theaters.
Four vehicle breakins occurred sometime on Aug. 7 or early Aug. 8, but were all reported after midnight on Aug. 8 at the theaters and at the Spot Tavern nearby on East Valley Road.
The front passenger window and the rear driver's-side window were smashed on the detective's 2007 Cadillac Escalade. The stolen items were contained in a bag in the back seat.
Inside the bag were a Seattle Police Department portable radio, a full-sized Glock magazine with 15 rounds of .40 caliber rounds, three red and blue LED traffic wands and three small hand-held flashlights.
An iPod and paperwork inside the bag also were stolen.
The detective's car was searched for fingerprints and other evidence.
Men's clothing and two backpacks belonging to a Kent man were stolen from a 2013 Toyota Tacoma. The loss was estimated about $450. The front passenger-side window was broken.
In the third theater breakin, tools and about $500 worth of CDs and DVDs were stolen from a 2011 Land Rover. The vehicle's rear passenger-door window was shattered.
In the breakin at the parking lot at the Spot Tavern, an iPhone and charger, valued at about $570, were stolen from a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The driver's window was smashed.
Beanbag chair didn't hide all stolen items
A 19-year-old Renton woman wasn't able to stuff all her stolen items under a big beanbag chair Aug. 1 at Target, so she had to pay for them.
But, what she didn't pay for was nearly $400 in cosmetics she had placed in her purse and a decorative box while her hands were concealed under the beanbag chair.
She told the arresting officer she thought the clerk would find the items in the box, but her intent was to steal the cosmetics concealed in her purse.
The officer found $58 in cash in her purse and medical marijuana, which was held in evidence at Renton City Hall because the SCORE regional jail doesn't book marijuana with a person's property.
She was booked for investigation of third-degree theft at SCORE.
Indecent-exposure arrest near transit center
A merchant at the Renton Transit Center was "appalled and offended" Aug. 1 when a man urinated on South Second Street while leaning on the merchant's pickup truck.
The suspect, a 28-year-old Bremerton man, was located nearby and was positively identified by the merchant.
The man was on the traffic side of South Second when he urinated. An officer took photos of the large wet patch on the asphalt.
Determining there was reasonable affront or harm, the officer cited the man with indecent exposure and took him to the SCORE regional jail.
Girl repeatedly admits she's drunk, arrested
A 16-year-old girl was finally taken into custody Aug. 3 after she persisted in telling an officer she was drunk.
The officer was at an apartment complex in southeast Renton investigating a possible burglary and domestic violence. The girl walked up and inserted herself into the investigation of what the officer told her was a serious crime.
Without prompting, she said, "I don't want you guys to think anything but obviously I'm drunk." The officer asked the girl to not talk with them and to leave.
She told the officer, "You guys are kind of rude." Frustrated, the officer told her it was not a good idea to talk to a police officer when she's intoxicated.
She mocked the officer and yelled over him. He told her if she didn't leave, he would arrest her. She responded, "I really don't care," and she refused to leave.
She displayed the signs of intoxication, including the smell of alcohol, and was arrested for minor in consumption of alcohol. She played games with the officer over her name.
Her mother told the officer the girl gets drunk and high at a neighbor's apartment. She was released to her mother and the case referred to the King County juvenile prosecutor.
Man makes verbal threats
A 42-year-old Seattle man was arrested after he made verbal threats against people waiting in line at a pharmacy drive-through July 29 on Rainier Avenue South.
He would knock on windows, demanding food and money, and told one customer he was going "to blow your brain out."
An officer located the man nearby; he had been trespassed from the same pharmacy less than a year ago.
He was booked into the SCORE regional jail for investigation of second-degree trespass.