Articulate 6-year-old reports kidnap attempt | POLICE BLOTTER

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

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

A 6-year-old Renton boy described in detail what happened the afternoon of March 7 when a man jumped over a concrete noise wall on Meadow Avenue near North 34th Street in Kennydale and grabbed his shoulder.

“I first saw his hand and then his leg, then the rest of his body. He jumped and slid down the grass toward me, then came right up to me and grabbed my shoulder.”

The boy screamed loudly to let him go. His brother was following a distance behind.

“When I yelled, he let got of me, then turned and ran back up to the wall, where he jumped back over.” The man was wearing orange shorts and an orange jacket.

He ran home and told his father what happened. The father jumped up on the wall, which separates Kennydale from Interstate 405, and saw a woman about 50 feet down. She told officers who conducted a K9 track that she and her boyfriend live in a tent in a homeless encampment but she hadn’t seen him for about two hours.

The boyfriend was eventually contacted but the boy couldn’t pick him out of a photo montage and he didn’t seem to know anything about the kidnap attempt.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, 5-feet-10 to 6-feet tall and 155 to 165 pounds.

POSSIBLE GANG SHOOTING: A 21-year-old Seattle man was shot in the wrist just after midnight March 7 in southwest Renton in a shooting that may have gang connections.

The victim and his girlfriend were sitting in a car in an apartment complex parking lot on Hardie Avenue Southwest when a car parked on the street near them.

A man walking toward the victim “clicked the heat,” meaning the victim heard the gun click. Then the man racked the gun and successfully fired at the victim, who had raised his arm in front of his face after hearing the click.

Multiple gunshots had been reported to 911.

Because of clothing the victim was wearing – a bright orange polo shirt and an orange Houston Astros cap – an officer asked whether he belonged to a gang. He’s a member of the “Rat Pack,” a set of the criminal street gang known as the Hoovers. His gang is “beefing” with multiple other gangs, he told the officer.

He told another officer he’s not a gang member and just likes the Astros.

The victim drove to another residence in Renton, where 911 was called. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his wound.

A SECURITY OFFICER?: A 29-year-old Seattle man wearing a holstered gun and a badge cut open packages with knives inside March 3 at Walmart on Rainier Avenue South.

A Renton Police officer stopped him before he left the store. The badge read “security officer” and the gun was a pellet gun.

The suspect seemed confused why he was stopped, so the officer explained he was seen armed with a gun and cutting open packages and concealing items in his picket.

He was carrying the pellet gun in plain view on his hip because he’s a felon and not allowed to possess a gun.

He was cited for third-degree malicious mischief. A woman with him was arrested on a third-degree theft warrant.

SQUATTER BEATEN WITH PIPE: A 19-year-old Renton man was beaten with a pipe about a dozen times March 1 by one of the other squatters in an abandoned house in the 400 block of Taylor Place Northwest.

The heat and power were still on in the house. The suspect, who goes by the nickname “Casper,” became upset when the victim cooked up some of his food. A passerby called 911 after seeing the injured man outside. Five squatters fled the house before or as officers arrived.

The victim told officers the squatters were all criminals with gang affiliations. The house, owned by a bank and vacant for years, was littered with gang signs, garbage and drug paraphernalia.

The victim had numerous cuts and bumps but didn’t want to press charges.

HEROIN ON SHOPLIFTER: A 29-year-old Kent man caught shoplifting at Walmart in Renton was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance after an arresting officer found heroin in his jeans pocket.

He was seen shoplifting in electronics and automotive and stuffing the items down the front of his pants. He planned to use some of what he stole, then sell the rest.

The heroin had a street value of about $10. He uses about $20 a day.