The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports.
A Renton police officer saw an SUV with no registration plates pass him on Southwest Second Street on Feb. 13.
The officer followed the driver to conduct a traffic stop. When the driver turned onto Hardie Avenue Southwest, the officer turned on his emergency lights. The driver did not stop.
According to the police report, the driver reached his hand outside the side window and grabbed onto something from on top of his hood and unhooked it. Suddenly a large piece of wood chipboard flew from the top of his car and onto the officer’s windshield, cracking it.
Thus began a chase.
The suspect started speeding and driving into oncoming traffic. The report stated the driver was “driving erratically and slammed on his breaks in front of me twice and then quickly accelerated away in an attempt to stop me from pursuing.”
Two other officers helped the reporting officer, however the suspect got away and was last seen heading westbound toward Interstate 5.
No one was injured during the incident. There is no suspect information at this time.
THEFT AND NARCOTIC SALES: Police officers were contacted Feb. 9 when a Walmart loss prevention officer caught a man shoplifting more than $200 worth of merchandise.
According to the police report, the man entered the store around 2:30 p.m., went to the men’s shoe section and tried on a pair of shoes. He placed his old shoes in his backpack and did not remove the new pair. He then walked around the entire store and picked up multiple items. He then waited in the McDonald’s area for a little while, then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.
The loss prevention officer caught him. When police officers arrived on scene, they searched the suspect and found a small bag of meth in his wallet.
The man had a warrant out for his arrest out of Seattle for theft.
He was transported to SCORE jail in Des Moines and was booked for third-degree theft.
Reporting officers took three backpacks that were in the man’s possessions because SCORE does not accept backpacks. Upon searching, officers found two oxycodone hydrochloride pills, a digital scale, and multiple small clear bags used for narcotic sales. They also found three checks that did not not appear to belong to the suspect.
MISSING SAFE: The manager at a tax return company on Northeast Fourth Street contacted police on Feb. 10 to report a burglary.
According to the police report, the manager found the glass front door was broken out and a safe had been stolen. The safe was the only item missing and was valued around $500. There was about $800 in cash inside the safe.
There was a pair of pliers on the floor which did not belong to the business.
There is no suspect information at this time.