Don’t block the intersection | POLICE BLOTTER

This week’s police blotter includes a driver under the influence, a stolen laptop bag and more.

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

An unresponsive male driver was blocking the intersection of Logan Avenue North and North Fourth Street on Feb. 4.

An officer asked the suspect if he knew where he was. The suspect said he thought he was on Talbot Hill. After noticing that his speech was slow and slurred, the officer repeated the question, but the suspect said he couldn’t remember. The officer also noted that the suspect had a blank stare, and that his pupils were a little dilated The suspect also had a “1,000 yard stare” and seemed to be focusing on something in the distance.

After asking few more questions, the officer went into the suspect’s car to retrieve his wallet, when he found a cigarette and a small vial of PCP in the center cup holder.

A fire personnel notified the officer that the suspect admitted to smoking marijuana and PCP earlier.

The suspect was transported to Valley Medical Center. Upon checking his license, the officer found that the suspect had a third degree Driving on a Suspended License, which would require an interlock device on the vehicle. However there was no device on his car.

The suspect was later booked into SCORE Jail.

Keep an eye on your bag: A male victim called police on Feb. 4 from the Red Lion Hotel on Grady Way to report that someone had stolen his computer bag and fled northbound on Rainier Avenue South.

The victim was waiting for the hotel shuttle when he set his computer bag near the pillar outside the main entrance. He went inside the lobby for a few minutes, and found the bag had disappeared when he came back.

The bag contained his laptop (estimated value of $1,500), his passport, a wallet containing his Canadian permanent resident card, credit and debit cards, $50 of Canadian currency and $50 of American currency.

A witness said he saw the theft occur and saw the suspect walk away.

There is no further information at this time.

Shoplifting gone wrong: A male suspect was detained on Feb. 4 at Fry’s Electronics on Garden Avenue North for shoplifting.

A loss prevention agent had observed the suspect enter the store and proceed to the electronics department. The suspect selected a pair of Samsung and Jabra wireless headphones. He then went to the front of the store, picked up a shopping basket, and placed the headphones and his jacket in the basket. The suspect went back to the electronics department, removed his jacket and wrapped it around both sets of wireless headphones. He then tried to exit the store, but was detained by the loss prevention agent.

The suspect said he tried to steal the headphones because he was homeless. He was cited with third degree theft.


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