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Suspect leads police through chase Downtown | POLICE BLOTTER PART 2
The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
A stolen Toyota Corolla led an officer on a high-speed chase in light traffic at about 7:40 p.m. Jan. 2 in downtown Renton.
With emergency lights and siren activated, the officer followed the car westbound at about 50 mph on South Second Street, running red lights at Williams Avenue, Burnett Avenue and Logan Avenue. Other vehicles had yielded to the emergency lights.
The Corolla turned north on Rainier Avenue, reaching speeds of about 70 mph. The pursuit was terminated after the fleeing vehicle passed through the intersection at Airport Way.
Woman kicks police officer
A 35-year-old Seattle woman was arrested Jan. 2 after she assaulted two customers at Walgreens on Rainier Avenue and kicked a police officer.
She had just run from nearby Diamond Lil’s casino where employees had called police about a disorderly woman.
One of the Walgreens customers told officers the suspect pushed her, pulled her hair and punched her with her fist.
Once inside the patrol car, the woman yelled and kicked the doors. Officers decided the search her because of her erratic behavior. When her waitress apron was removed, she screamed, “They’re trying to rob me.”
During the search, she kicked an officer in the right thigh.
She was taken to the King County Jail for investigation of third-degree assault of a law-enforcement officer. She tried to kick a jailer. There’s also cause to charge her with two counts of fourth-degree assault.
Transient sleeps in BMW
A transient was arrested Jan. 3 after he was found sleeping in a BMW at an apartment complex on Northeast Fourth Street.
The property manager told officers he’s had problems in recent weeks with transients living in cars and in laundry rooms. The officer found one sleeping with in the BMW with its windows fogged up.
The BMW’s owner told officers no one had permission to sleep in his BMW. The suspect was booked into SCORE regional jail for trespassing inside the BMW and on property belonging to the apartment complex