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Kent man arrested for possessing stolen Yu-Gi-Oh! game cards | POLICE BLOTTER
The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
Hours after he paid $200 to a "powerful drug dealer" for several boxes of Yu-Gi-Oh! game cards, a Kent man tried to sell them Feb. 12 to a trading-card dealer in Renton.
But the owner of the store on Grady Way became suspicious because the boxes carried the unique labeling of a competing store in Federal Way.
The owner took some of the cards to a back room to price them and another employee spoke with the Kent man. As he was pricing the cards, the store owner got a call from wholesale manager for West Coast Playing Cards in Federal Way.
Several complete boxes of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards had been stolen at about 5 a.m. that morning from the store. They were worth about $2,000.
The Renton store manager called police. Meanwhile, the now suspect told the employee he bought the cards online from an "old man" for $600. He finally admitted to police he knew the cards were stolen.
A man he described as a "power drug dealer" he fears knocked on his door in Kent at about 6 a.m. He wanted $400 for the cards, but the Kent man offered him $200, knowing they were stolen. He knows the drug dealer doesn't play the trading game and the hour was unreasonable for any kind of legal sale.
The seller told him not to try to resell them at West Coast Playing Cards in Federal Way.
The Kent man was booked into the Regional Justice Center in Kent for investigation of possession of stolen property. Police have a description of the "drug dealer."
Man booked for fourth-degree assault
A Seattle man was tracked by a police K-9 team Feb. 12 after his ex-fiance told officers he got on top of her and put his hands around her neck during an argument.
The Renton woman fought back so that he wouldn't choke her. Her young son jumped on the man's back to try to help his mother, who was scratched and had difficulty swallowing.
She used the ruse that her son was having a seizure so she could call for help. The man left the apartment on Petrovitsky Road but was tracked to where he was hiding behind the apartment office.
He was booked into the SCORE regional jail for investigation of fourth-degree assault.
The couple called off their wedding over issues of the man's infidelity.
Pair cited for stealing underwear, jewelry, trash bags
A Walmart security officer watched Feb. 13 as a woman picked out three DVDs and women's underwear and the man with her selected a box of trash bags.
They met up in the grocery department and she put her items into her child's stroller and headed to the restroom. A security officer went in after she exited, finding the underwear packaging but not the underwear.
The woman then picked out two rings from the jewelry department, which she put on her finger. She went back to the restroom but left the stroller with her accomplice.
The 23-year-old Renton man left the store on Rainier Avenue without paying for the trash bags but was stopped. The 30-year-old Renton woman with him exited the store with the rings still on her finger. She was escorted back inside.
They were cited for third-degree theft; the value of the items was about $58. She was released; but the man was booked into the SCORE regional jail on a warrant.
Renton man bitten by dog
A Renton man walking down his driveway to his car was bitten on the arm Feb. 9 by a pit-bull dog.
The man stopped walking when he noticed the brown and white dog running toward him on Fifth Place South on a 20-foot leash.
The dog bit him on the arm, leaving a compression mark, but there was no blood. The man lost his balance and fell backward into the snow.
The dog's handler got the dog under control. The victim asked him to stop, but he continued walking.
The dog's owner told police he kept walking because he didn't think his dog bit his neighbor and seemed OK. He was having trouble controlling the dog, which was tethered to about 10 feet of the leash. He's been working with the dog and doesn't know why it went after the neighbor.
The dog wasn't licensed, so the officer gave the owner a license application. The dog now has a record for aggression toward people. Its owner was cited for a leash-law violation.
Accord stolen, Continental prowled
A Renton man leaving for work Feb. 14 discovered the Honda Accord his fiance drove was gone and his Lincoln Continental broken into.
Three other cars in the 500 block of Mill Avenue South had been prowled, too.