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Teen, step-father argue over grades | POLICE BLOTTER

The following was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

An argument over an 18-year-old’s grades ended up with a wrestling match in the mud outside and a trip to jail for the student.

The Renton man and his step-father got into an argument on March 16, which started with yelling, calls to “back off” and then the teen getting pulled from the house.

When an officer arrived, the step-father released his hold on the teenager, who had gotten defensive when discussing his grades with his mother.

The mother told officers her son yelled at her and grabbed her wrists, aggravating an existing injury. At that point the step-father pulled the teen from the house. The high school student had punched him several times.

The 18-year-old was booked into the SCORE regional jail for investigation of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence. His mother and step-father won’t assist with prosecution.

Profane rant, disobeying officer at transit station

A man in is 40s with no known address was taken into custody March 15 for yelling profanities at bus passengers at the Metro Transit Center and disobeying a police officer.

The situation got so out-of-hand that passersby were having to push the man away from them. He was throwing potatoes all over the transit center in downtown Renton.

The officer, who was alone, asked the man to sit down. He refused, so the officer lightly pushed him so he would sit down on the bench.

But he stood up quickly and the officer went through a similar routine. He stood up and squared off with the officer.

The officer then took him to the ground and handcuffed him. The man, who was seen drinking straight from a fifth of vodka, was arrested for unlawful conduct in a transit station and obstructing a law-enforcement officer.

He was booked into the SCORE regional jail, where he was physically aggressive and tried to spit on jailers.

Suspicious call possibly scam to get information

A Renton woman got a call from someone claiming to be from the state Attorney General’s Office with news her employer had filed a lawsuit or a complaint against her.

The state “investigator” was sending someone to arrest her in a few hours. The investigator didn’t offer her any details but gave the victim the phone number of an attorney who could provide more information.

The victim Googled the number and discovered that it was an attempt to collect personal information from a cell phone.

The actual Attorney General’s Office told the Renton woman to report the incident to her local police department.

An officer called the number and got a voice message that the magicJack customer wasn’t available.

Store clerk would have to call daily about fake bills

The store clerk had a quick answer for the officer’s question: If I called 911 every time I got a fake bill, I’d be calling two or three times a day.

The officer was at the store on South Grady Way March 13 for a follow-up on another counterfeit case.

The clerk told the officer a regular customer gave him two fake $20 bills along with two real $20 bills. The clerk new the bill was fake and said so and said he would call the police. The customer said “never mind” and walked out.

The incident was caught on the store’s security cameras.

The clerk told the officer the store gets a lot of fake $10 and $20 bills and he usually just tears them up and throws them away.

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