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Former fiance's friends jump man on Rainier Avenue South | POLICE BLOTTER
The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
Blood running down his mouth, a 49-year-old Renton man flagged down an officer on Renton Center Way on March 1 to report he had just been assaulted by three men.
The men’s car was just turning onto Rainier Avenue South, but the officer caught up with them. A woman was in the car with them.
The victim and the woman had just broken off their engagement. He was “jumped” by the three men in the car in the parking lot and kicked and punched. She was getting a ride to her new residence.
Only one of the men openly admitted to assaulting the victim, whom he said was carrying a key and he feared for his safety, so he defended himself.
One of the men in the car, who is homeless, had objected to the men getting out of the car because he needed to go to the mosque to pray.
Three dogs charge woman and children
A 40-year-old Renton mother grabbed her three children and pushed them behind her March 3 when they were charged by three dogs while walking in the Highlands.
She feared they would get bit by the dogs, described as similar to a black Labrador and two Stafford Terriers.
A woman driving by stopped and honked in an effort to scare away the dogs. A neighbor heard the barking and took the dogs to a nearby house on Edmonds Avenue Northeast and closed the front door.
A few days later, officers contacted the residents of the house where the dogs were taken. One told the officer two of the dogs were with her when the incident occurred.
The victim identified two of the dogs. She told officers the dogs had approached her before and she reported this incident because she feared the dogs would bite her children.
One resident was cited for violating leash laws and the second was cited for not licensing the Labrador.
Magazine vendor caught stealing on the job
A magazine vendor walked through Walmart on March 6, restocking racks from a shopping cart filled with magazines, occasionally stopping to look at other merchandise.
She caught the attention of a store security officer.
In the electronics department, she placed a DVD into a disposable Walmart bag in the baby section of the cart. She walked on, restocking racks near the front of the store.
As she worked, the 26-year-old woman placed three packs of lighters into the bag as well as another item. She walked to a stock room and when she left, she picked two pairs of sweat pants, which she concealed under a blue jacket.
She walked from the store, with the stolen items concealed and magazines still in the cart. A police officer arrested her and booked her into the SCORE regional jail for investigation of third-degree theft. The stolen items were worth about $327. She was trespassed from Walmart for a year.