Suspect spits on two officers | POLICE BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports:

A 22-year-old Renton woman spit in the face of a Renton Police officer, who was treated for contamination by a bodily fluid at the scene and at the ER at Valley Medical Center.

Several officers responded to an apartment on Northeast Fourth Street on Jan. 21 to a report of a physical domestic argument.

Officers found a man sitting on the couch, blood running down his chin. He told them he and his girlfriend had argued about how much time he was away from home because of extra work. She head-butted him.

He hit the brick fireplace with his fist and tried to leave. The woman grabbed a knife from the kitchen and threatened to kill herself if he left.

He grabbed the knife and put the other kitchen knives on top of cabinets, out of her reach. She again threatened to harm herself and he called a family member to help him. 911 was called.

The woman was standing next to the balcony, smoking a cigarette, when officers arrived. There was an odor of alcohol.

“Just take me to jail,” she told officers.

After a tussle, officers handcuffed her and she was escorted to a sitting position.

As an officer watched over her, she turned upward and spit in the officer’s right eye and mouth. Other officers held down the suspect while the officer washed off the spit in the kitchen sink. He was treated by medics and then went to Valley Medical.

She screamed “rape” and claimed she was about to be water-boarded.

Once in the police car, she spit on the partition separating the front and back seats. She offered to wipe it off with her hair.

The woman was arrested for investigation of assaulting a police officer. She was taken to SCORE regional jail where she spit in the face of another officer. A spit sock was put on her.

She faces a second charge of assaulting an officer.

The boyfriend and the family member declined to provide a written statement, saying the woman was a good person.

Parking dispute turns physical

A neighbor dispute over on-street parking turned physical on Jan. 22.

A Renton man told officers his neighbors were taking up all the parking spaces on Edmonds Avenue Northeast in front of his house with their numerous vehicles.

The evening of Jan. 22, in attempting to park his vehicle, he bumped one of the neighbor’s vehicles, which he said was parked too close to his driveway.

The two neighbors came out and a fight ensued. The Renton man’s wife came to his assistance to help break up the fight and she was kicked in the leg.

The officer spoke with one of the two neighbors, who confirmed he had a parking dispute with his neighbor and that he was in a pushing match. His brother came to his assistance.

Neither neighbor wanted to press charges. The officer suggested the Renton man call police if he felt his neighbors were parked illegally.

Homeless squaters found in house

Three homeless men in their 20s found squatting in a rental home on Northeast 12th Street were arrested Jan. 25 after the owner found the back door open.

Officers arrived just as one of the men was walking through the kitchen to the back door. The other two were sleeping on a bed in the living room; they were woken up and escorted outside.

The three were arrested for first-degree criminal trespass. They told officers they needed a place to sleep. They denied responsibility for damage to the back door.

They were booked into the SCORE regional jail.

Perfume bottle tossed in road rage incident

Two woman had different views about what caused their rage, but someone did throw a bottle of perfume at the other’s car.

A Renton woman called 911 on Jan. 26 to report that as she tried to change lanes on Talbot Road South, another car pulled up alongside her, stopped and the driver yelled at her and a passenger threw the perfume bottle at her car.

The driver, another Renton woman who said she had her child in the car, spit on her face, the woman told officers. The victim followed the car to the driver’s home. She wasn’t sure whether a new-looking chip was caused by the perfume bottle.

The driver came out of her home and told the officer she had to drive into oncoming traffic to avoid being hit by the victim’s car. She told the officer there was a child in her car but not a female passenger.

A records check showed her driver’s license was suspended for failing to pay a traffic ticket. The officer later wrote citations for fourth-degree assault and driving with a suspended license.


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