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RENTON BLOTTER: Husband beats wife for 26 years

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

A husband was arrested for striking his wife eight times with an open and closed fist at their business on Park Avenue North.

The woman told police he's beaten her about five times a month since they were married 26 years ago.

When the husband left after the July 21 assault, she finally called police.

Police observed she was timid, scared and her hands shook.

The 48-year-old needed a Korean translator to communicate with police. She told police her husband wouldn't take her to hospital, because of money.

She was taken to Valley Medical, where a doctor told police her injuries, which included blurred vision, were consistent with abuse.

Obstruction arrest

A man was arrested after harassing city employees at the Piazza Park in downtown Renton July 20.

The man was making obscene gestures at the workers, as they were blowing leaves in the park.

Police ordered the 42-year-old to stop, but he fled on foot. After a search of the area, police found him hiding in High Gravity beer, with an open can of beer.

He was already banned from public parks and libraries for past actions.

The following information was compiled from King County Sheriff's reports:

House break-in

Liquor, an antique sword and medication for ADD were stolen from a home in the 19200 block of 164th Street in Fairwood July 21.

Sheriff's deputies couldn't determine the point of entry, because the home had been broken into before and the ripped window screens and pry marks hadn't been repaired.

The victim produced a bagel knife, saying it was used to compromise the master lock.

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