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Boy Scout pretzels, caramel corn stolen | POLICE BLOTTER
The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
Boxes of Boy Scout pretzels and caramel corn intended for a fundraiser were apparently stolen Oct. 14 from a GMC van parked on Renton Center Way.
Other boxes were still in the van; the owner told officers he wasn’t 100 percent sure his window hadn’t simply opened and the items fell out a back window while he was driving. He drove back to Maple Valley and then returned to make sure none of the boxes were on the roadway.
Breakins at Boeing parking lot
Several vehicles were broken into at a Boeing parking lot late Oct. 17 or early Oct. 18 on Logan Avenue North.
Police reports weren’t yet available for all the incidents, but in one case officers didn’t see any fingerprints or other evidence that would lead to identifying the thief or thieves.
A shuttle bus runs every 10 to 15 minutes in the area and there are roving Boeing security officers in the area.
Woman hit over money dispute
A dispute over money escalated Oct. 14 when a Puyallup woman sitting in her car was hit by a man who opened the driver’s door and the man’s girlfriend who had just sat down in the passenger seat.
The incident occurred at about 1:45 p.m. in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant on Rainier Avenue South. The 20-year-old victim owes money to the man’s mother.
The suspect, a 21-year-old Renton man, tried to grab the car keys from the ignition, then took the victim’s cell phone when she tried to call 911. A passenger gave her a cell phone to call 911, then she got out. The man’s girlfriend then got in and hit the victim.
The victim wanted to pursue charges against the man but not the woman, who just had a baby.
An officer later contacted the man, who said he was upset that the victim owed his mother money and she had robbed him. The man was cited for fourth-degree assault.
Fishing rods stolen
Customized fishing rods were among personal items stolen on Oct. 14 from a locked truck at a condominium on Union Avenue Northeast.
Fishing gear, including two G. Loomis fishing rods (one red and one blue) and a Chimano Calcutta reel, was worth about $2,500. About $1,000 worth of tools were taken.