Man points gun at relatives in estate dispute | Renton police blotter

The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports.

A Renton man was arrested after pointing a gun at family members Oct. 21.

Police were called when a 39-year-old man drove by two family members in a minivan and pointed a gun out the window at them.

The family has been having a dispute about how to split up the mother’s estate. The mother is still alive and living in Bonney Lake.

While the police officer was interviewing the two family members, the suspect drove up and pointed the gun out the window again. The officer drew his weapon and told the man to drop his weapon. The man complied and was handcuffed.

The man admitted that he was planning to shoot his relatives if necessary, but not “to kill but to injure them.” He said when he pulled up a second time, he was not pointing his gun at the officer, rather was simply trying to hand his gun to the officer.

Man locks girlfriend on balcony

A 27-year-old Renton man was arrested after locking his girlfriend out on the balcony of their apartment Oct. 18.

The man and his 23-year-old girlfriend got into a fight the night before about some neighbor girls after attending a party. The fight escalated and the man eventually knocked the woman to the ground. She went out to the second-story balcony to get away from him. He locked the sliding-glass door, then passed out inside.

The woman feared for her children inside the apartment and called the police. They arrested the man for unlawful imprisonment.

Stalled car leads to trouble

A Renton boy was arrested on warrants after walking away from an officer Oct. 22.

An officer responded to a car stalled on Bremerton Avenue with a group trying to push it out of the street. The officer asked if they wanted help. One of the three boys started to walk away and the other two acted suspiciously. The officer asked whose car it was, and the two who remained looked around frantically before one of them finally identified himself as the driver.

The officer called in backup to go after the boy who walked away and tried to interview the driver, a 19-year-old Bellevue man. The driver appeared to be high, but when the officer called his mom, she said he was allowed to have the car.

Officers tracked down the third member of the group after chasing him through the grounds of Hazen High School. He had warrants out for taking a motor vehicle without permission and assault. He was arrested.

Boy gets drunk at football game

A Renton boy got caught drinking during a high school football game Oct. 19.

The 16-year-old aroused attention by acting intoxicated and then attempted to get into an altercation with a police officer at Renton Stadium. The boy had an orange juice bottle that appeared to have vodka in it by the smell. After officers searched him, they found a water bottle with what appeared to be vodka in his backpack.

Officers transported the boy home.

Woman troubles apartment complex with series of crimes

A Renton woman is suspected in a series of crimes at an apartment complex.

The 19-year-old woman has been terrorizing an apartment complex in the Renton Highlands. Through video surveillance and witness statements, the woman allegedly pried open five mailboxes and entered an apartment uninvited Oct. 16, plus stole a tenant’s car Oct. 5.

Shoplifting roundup

Below is a roundup of the shoplifting cases filed in Renton from Oct. 21 to Oct. 30:

A 57-year-old Tukwila woman stole two cases of beer, a can of peanuts, and several air fresheners from Fred Meyer Oct. 21.

A 21-year-old Kent man stole a pair of skeleton costume gloves from Walmart Oct. 21.

A 17-year-old Newcastle boy stole two iPhone cases from Fry’s Electronics Oct. 21.

A 45-year-old Seattle woman stole some clothes and an umbrella from Walmart Oct. 23.

A 27-year-old Snohomish woman stole several items from Goodwill Oct. 23.

An unknown suspect stole an iPhone case worth $5.99 from Big Lots at Oct. 24.

An unknown suspect stole a bottle of Skyy Vodka and another unknown bottle of liquor from the downtown Safeway Oct. 24.

An unknown suspect stole four bottles of Captain Morgan rum from the downtown Safeway Oct. 25.

A 39-year-old man stole a DVD player from Goodwill Oct. 25. The man had several warrants out for his arrest.

A 26-year-old Tacoma man stole a pair of jeans, a pair of insoles, a bottle of pills, a bottle of Jack Daniels, a package of beef jerky and an energy drink from Walmart Oct. 26. Police also found a pipe that smelled of marijuana on him.

An 18-year-old Renton man stole a shirt from Walmart Oct. 28.

Two unknown suspects stole two Playstation 3 game consoles and several Playstation 3 and Xbox games from Fry’s Electronics Oct. 28.

A 39-year-old Tukwila man stole a University of Washington sweatshirt and a pair of shoes from Walmart Oct. 28.

A 56-year-old Seattle man stole a watch from Fred Meyer Oct. 28.

A 55-year-old Seattle woman stole several items and switched tags on other items at Goodwill Oct. 28.

Two unknown suspects stole an $800 Peavey Wolfgang Sunburst electric guitar from North Benson Music Center Oct. 29.

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