The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
A pistol was stuck into a 24-year-old Renton woman’s ribs during an argument March 25 with the father of her daughter at an apartment in the 400 block of Williams Avenue North.
The two live together but are breaking up. They argued over a text the victim received from another man, who was “nobody,” she told the suspect, a 24-year-old Seattle man.
The suspect hit her and strangled her over the course of about 45 minutes. She never lost consciousness but she had difficulty breathing.
He threatened to kill her with the 40-caliber pistol he stuck in her ribs. There were 14 rounds in the magazine but none in the chamber.
He told officers he “got physical with her.”
She was finally able to leave the house and police were called. The suspect came out of the house and told officers where they could find the handgun.
He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of second-degree assault and felony harassment. He was released from jail after posting a bond on $300,000 bail.
STEAKS AND WARRANT: Someone thought it odd that a man was selling steaks outside a gas station March 30 on Carr Road, so police were called.
The seller had a steak in hand as an officer approached. At his feet was a Fred Meyer basket with still-cold steaks, all with a Fred Meyer label.
A friend had purchased the steaks with his food card and asked him to sell the steaks for cash. The officer noticed another man walking away, whom the seller identified.
The officer knows him, after numerous stops and arrests. He has a felony warrant from King County for failure to register as a sex offender. And he’s staying at a well-known homeless camp just off Carr Road.
Shaking the man’s tent, the officer said, “Police, come out.”
He was booked into the SCORE regional on the warrant.
BULLET HITS CAR: A Renton man thought his car had been hit with a rock March 29 as he drove along Southeast Petrovitsky Road, so he turned around to look for it.
He didn’t find any, so he drove home. The next morning he noticed a bullet hole in the passenger-side door of his 2004 sedan.
The bullet didn’t pierce the door but had it struck about a foot back, it could have hit the Renton man.
BREAK-IN AT BOEING LOT: Someone broke into a Kent man’s 1999 BMW parked at a Boeing lot on Logan Avenue North March 29 and tore out wiring in an attempt to steal his amplifier.
He found the passenger-side window broken and door handle damaged. An officer lifted fingerprints.
Damage was estimated at about $450.
SATURN STOLEN: A 1993 Saturn sedan was stolen sometime March 28 or 29 from a parking lot Longacres Drive Southwest used by Sounder passengers.
The owner, a 50-year-old Edgewood woman, parked her car at about 3:45 p.m. and when she returned early the next morning, it was gone.