Transient arrested for disrupting traffic, tree-cutting on Sunset | POLICE BLOTTER

The following was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

One of several transients who had been drinking and interfering with tree trimming on Northeast Sunset Boulevard April 10 was arrested for disorderly conduct.

The men were taking things from trucks, getting in the way and generally being a nuisance. A crew supervisor didn’t want to press charges; he just wanted them to leave.

One of the men just looked at an officer when asked to get out of the street. He was holding a can of Steel Reserve alcohol. The officer moved him to the sidewalk.

The man again walked into Sunset, blocking two lanes of traffic. The officer asked for more units as he was planning to arrest the man, who resisted the officer’s attempts to take him into custody.

He was finally handcuffed, swearing at the officer that if he had a “heater” (slang for gun) the next time they met, he would take care of the officer.  He was booked into the SCORE regional jail.

Woman gets off bus, attacked

A 28-year-old Seattle woman required treatment at Valley Medical Center for possible broken ribs after she was attacked April 14 by several men after getting off the bus.

The attack occurred at about 11 p.m. in the 3700 block of East Valley Road. Several men jumped from the darkness and tried to steal her purse.

She fought back but they took her wallet. She was hit in the face and was kicked in the ribs after falling to the ground.

About $150 was inside the wallet along with several debit and credit cards.

Woman assaulted by ex-boyfriend

A 26-year-old Seattle woman blacked out briefly  after she was thrown against a mini-van and to the ground by an ex-boyfriend on April 4 at a motel on Lake Washington Boulevard.

Someone yelled at the man and the suspect pulled her into the front seat, where she landed upside down. They argued over money and another woman.

The minivan pulled into a gas station and the 27-year-old Renton man told her he would kill her if she called police. They have a 2-year-old child together who was asleep in the backseat.

The suspect left on foot before officers arrived after the victim called police and a K9 track failed to find him.

The case was forwarded to Renton prosecutors.

Man jailed  for stealing Hawks decal

An 18-year-old Seattle man insisted he didn’t steal anything but Walmart security video showed him putting a Seahawks window decal in a pocket.

He was stopped outside the store on Rainier Avenue at about 9 p.m. April 7, but resisted because he didn’t know why the men, who had identified themselves as store security, stopped him.

Two of the security officers suffered minor injuries during the fight, which was described as “intense and violent.”

He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of second-degree robbery.


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