POLICE BLOTTER: Motorcycle Chase
August 26, 2009 · 4:56 PM
The following information is from the City of Renton police reports:
A man on a motorcycle eluded police, causing a Renton police officer to chase him to Kirkland before losing sight of the suspect.
An officer first noticed the motorcycle making dangerous maneuvers at about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in the 400 block of Main Avenue South, when he signaled for the driver to stop.
Acting like he was going to stop, the man then accelerated near South Third Street and up Houser Way going speeds over 50 mph.
The officer suspected the motorcycle was stolen, as there weren't any keys in the ignition.
Washington State Patrol joined up with the two Renton patrol cars at Highway 520, before all pursuing police lost contact with the vehicle around the Northeast 70th Street exit in Kirkland.
Renton officers reached speeds of 100 mph.
On Aug. 12 at about 4:30 p.m. police officers responded to a cat fight on the 2800 block of Northeast Seventh Street.
The two women involved were in their 20s. One had her hair pulled and the other had scratches on her face and chest.
The two roommates were separated for the evening. No one was arrested.
School bus break-in
A $2,500 surveillance camera was stolen from a school bus on the 1300 block of Bronson Way North.
The incident was reported Aug. 3, though the bus hadn't been checked on in several days.
A 48-inch flat-screen TV, Blackberry cell phone and two computers were stolen from an apartment on the 11900 block of Southeast 175th Street.
The 23-year-old came home to find them missing Aug. 2 around 8 p.m.
The victim pointed police to a window where the burglar came through, saying she always locks it. The front door was locked when she came home, as well as the sliding glass door.
Police didn't know how the burglars got the TV out of the house, as all the doors were locked.
When a girl decided to break up with a guy she'd been seeing for a month, he pulled out pepper spray on her and chased her with a bottle of vodka on the 1300 block of North Third Street.
When the man pulled out the pepper spray from under his trench coat, she thought he was going to pull out his knife with a cat head on it, and fled in her cousin's friend's car Aug. 6.
A knife with the head of a seal on the handle was found on a nearby street.