Using started with a Hawks loss | POLICE BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

After she was arrested for shoplifting clothes in her purse from Wal-Mart on Rainier Avenue April 20, a 26-year-old Auburn woman told officers there were needles in her purse.

She’s been using heroin for about a year. Asked why, she responded, “My boyfriend was using, we had a hard time, and the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl.”

The clothes were for her boyfriend.

She expressed surprise she was being arrested for stealing about $45 worth of clothes because in Texas people aren’t booked for anything less than $50.

Officers found the needles in her purse, capped and uncapped, and she admitted using heroin.

Her bra was shaken after a strip search at SCORE regional jail and a baggie with heroin fell out.

Her booking was changed to investigation of drug possession.

STRIP SEARCH FINDS METH: Officers responded to a man acting strangely on the Burlington Northern tracks April 19 also found a 46-year-old transient woman sitting on the tracks near Hardie Avenue Southwest.

It’s considered criminal trespass to be on the tracks. A records check showed she had a $5,000 warrant for fourth-degree assault.

Officers found a pink pill inside her purse, which tested as oxycodone. In a strip search at the SCORE regional jail, an officer found methamphetamine and a clear glass pipe used to smoke it in her bra.

Her arrest now was also for investigation of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

A DANGEROUS PEDESTRIAN: A 36-year-old Seattle man well-known to Renton officers on April 9 repeatedly walked on Sunset Avenue North, potentially creating a dangerous situation for himself, motorists and police officers.

A Renton officer finally was able to control him enough to escort him to the ground next to highway and prevent him from assaulting officers or the public.

He was taken to Valley Medical Center for a mental-health evaluation.

CHRONIC HUFFER ARRESTED: A chronic huffer was arrested April 10 inside Walmart on Rainier Avenue South where he was seen by an employee inhaling from an Falcon Dust Off dust and lint remover aerosol can.

An officer heard the 38-year-old Seattle man sniffing the contents of the can is they hovered around his face and then a snort.

An ingredient, difluorethane,” is toxic and the man was cited for unlawful inhalation of toxic fumes, his fourth citation in seven months.

He also was treated by medics for a badly infected right leg, which he was injured when he was hit by a car. He was transported to Valley Medical Center.

POT, NOT TICKETS: A ticket wholesaler in Renton was expecting a shipment of tickets to a tennis tournament Indian Wells, Calif., last fall after they were twice shipped to the wrong location.

Finally, after contacting the box office again, an employee at the Renton business recently received a shipment from Indian Wells and assumed they were the tickets.

But instead of tickets he found used clothing folded inside. Looking deeper, he found a package of marijuana cookies, two marijuana cigarettes and two marijuana vape cartridges.

A tournament employee told the ticket buyer they would look into it and would refund the price of the tickets.

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