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Did motorcycle thief strike again? | POLICE BLOTTER
The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
A man suspected of multiple thefts of motorcycles in south Renton managed to elude a K9 track Oct. 8 off Petrovitsky Road.
The motorcycle was spotted at about 11:30 p.m. going more than 60 mph near 116th Avenue Southeast, driving in oncoming lanes of traffic.
The motorcyclist stopped, raised the visor on his helmet, then sped off after the officer told him to turn off motorcycle.
With the officer in pursuit, the motorcyclist turned into an apartment complex, where he crashed the motorcycle. He fled down a path; a K9 unit lost the track at about Southeast 168th Street and Southeast 170th Place.
The suspect, who is in his 20s, approximately 5-foot 10 and 170 pounds, matches the description of the suspect in several similar thefts.
The motorcycle wasn’t listed as stolen, but it was painted black while its license record indicated it was purple.
Transient takes cake into bathroom; he’ll pay for it
There was only one man in the bathroom when the officer entered, the one with a cake and a piece of fruit in his pocket.
Police were called Oct. 7 after an older man who had been barred twice from Safeway on South Third Street was seen walking into the restroom.
He gave the officer his name and said he would pay for the cake and fruit. The name wasn’t the man’s, who “remembered” his correct name after leaving the bathroom.
After paying, the 52-year-old transient was escorted from the store, cited again for trespassing and was told he would be arrested if he did so again.
Elderly man arrested for indecent exposure
A 73-year-old Renton man standing in his open garage was arrested for indecent exposure Oct. 9 after his robe was open while a mother and young son were walking by.
The man, who was naked underneath the robe, tried to act innocent and indicated he didn’t know what was the problem.
Police were called, who interviewed mother the 4-year-old boy. The boy described what he saw. Asked how he felt, the boy peeked up at the officer from his face-down position and whispered “bad.”
The mother had just dropped off her kindergartner at the bus stop, which was relocated by the Renton School District to avoid the house.
The man had been arrested for lewdness in 1970 in Seattle. He was booked into the SCORE regional jail.
Minnesota man arrested for hitting girlfriend
A 41-year-old Minnesota man was arrested for fourth-degree assault Oct. 11 after he hit his 24-year-old girlfriend in the head and spit on her.
The victim had gone for a walk after the suspect yelled at her inside their room at a hotel near Southwest Grady Way and Oakesdale Avenue Southwest.
The suspect told officers he yelled at his girlfriend of six months but didn’t hit her and she had pushed him down. A witness reported he hit the victim while holding her down on the ground.
The man was taken to the SCORE regional jail after he was stopped leaving the hotel with his bags. He told officers to give the bags to the girlfriend.