RENTON BLOTTER: Police go undercover to arrest prostitutes

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The following information was compiled from City of Renton police reports:

A Renton sergeant went undercover to arrest two prostitutes who were loitering on the corner of Northeast Sunset Boulevard and Union Avenue June 10.

Police had received several calls reporting prostitution in the area, a most recent on from a Renton School District bus driver.

One of the women, who were ages 19 and 20, told police they had offered sex for money about 15 times in three months.

The undercover officer parked next to the girls and asked them if they were working as they walked by.

A girl asked “Are you a cop?” He responded sarcastically, “Yeah, I’m a cop,” then asked, “Are you a cop?”

The officer asked “how much,” the girl responded $100 for intercourse and $300 for both of them. She said $500 was for a full hour and that $100 would only get a “quick hit.”

The officer got a phone number and drove away.

Another officer later arrested the two girls.

One said, “I know it’s wrong and it’s illegal. I know it’s unsafe.”

Unlicensed and uninsured

Police found a man was driving with a suspended license and without car insurance after seeing that his taillights were a “blinding white” instead of required red.

The driver told the officer the car belonged to his boss on the 10300 block of Carr Road South June 26.

Domestic abuse

A man was arrested for punching and tackling his girlfriend of two months outside Freddie’s Casino at 111 S. Third St. June 27.

After the assault he immediately left the scene, but police quickly located him on Rainier Avenue South.

Gang member carries loaded gun near RHS

A Bloods gang member was arrested just outside Renton High School after police heard reports of the 21-year-old openly loading and carrying a gun in downtown Renton.

The evidence log shows a total of four weapons were confiscated along with several magazines of ammo.

His friend, with whom he was walking, was not arrested.

At the time of arrest, the school had just been let out and about 40 students were outside the high school. The gang member was across South Second Street near Morris Avenue South June 4.

The youth did not walk on school property.

He said he had the weapons for protection.

The officer arrested the boy for unlawful display of a firearm. He noticed the boy excessively fidgeting in the patrol vehicle, when he quickly rushed him into the jail.

Breaking into a nervous sweat, the boy eventually admitted to having another gun under his pants. He had managed to cock the weapon in the patrol vehicle.

The officer immediately pushed him up against the wall and patted him down. He couldn’t find the weapon, so he pulled down the gang member’s pants to find a revolver hidden in his shorts pocket.

The officer noticed tattoos from the Blood gang, Elm Street and Money Over Bitches.

Before the youths walked in front of the high school, he stopped by Ben’s Loan, 1005 S. Second St., where he purchased ammo.

He was kicked out of the store when he started loading his gun.

Addict fakes pain to win pain meds from doctor

After a drug user got into a fight with his brother, he feigned pain to try and get pain medication from a doctor June 24.

The two got into a fight over $50 the brother lent the user to buy crystal meth.

The two reportedly fought, and the druggy attacked the brother with a crescent wrench.

When police found the brother he appeared more beaten and bloodied than the druggy.

The druggy had walked to a nearby Walgreens to call police. When medics arrived he feigned pain, and the medics transferred him to the hospital, for fear that he hurt his recently injured back.

After the doctor found nothing wrong on the X-rays, they released the druggy to police.

The officers arrested the druggy, who reported the incident.

Restaurant burglarized

The Red House Beer and Wine Shoppe outdoor cooler was broken into on 410 Burnett Ave. S. June 14.

Various meats, cheeses, beers and wines were stolen.

Cylinder on trail not bomb

A hydraulic cylinder was mistaken for a pipe bomb by police, who cordoned the Cedar River Trail in front of Ron Regis Park.

It looked like it could be wired with a remote detonator or timer.

The Port of Seattle determined it wasn’t a threat June 8.

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