The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
A 53-year-old Renton woman wasn’t arrested May 21 when she accidentally shot a man in the leg who is her roommate.
The 24-year-old Renton man was making threatening remarks and “flipping out.” She got a handgun and she became frightened when the victim approached her.
She fired the gun at the floor, hitting him in the shin. She provided aid until officers arrived. He was screaming in pain when officers found him at the house on Northeast 24th Street.
Investigators determined the woman shot in self-defense. She took the man home after he was treated at Valley Medical Center.
WARRANT ARREST: A 35-year-old transient was arrested on a warrant May 21 by an officer investigating an argument between a man and a woman at about 5 p.m. on South Grady Way.
Both gave their names but the man’s didn’t check out. He was fingerprinted on a portable scanner, which revealed he was wanted on a state felony warrant for escape from community custody.
His belongings were turned over to the woman with whom he argued. He was booked into the SCORE regional jail on the warrant. He was also warned about providing a false name to a police officer.
ARSON FIRES: Three vehicles were damaged early on the morning May 17, probably by an arsonist.
Police and the fire marshal’s office are investigating the incidents.
A Chevrolet Impala was spotted burning near Southeast Carr Road and 108th Avenue Southeast at about 2 a.m. It had heavy fire damage to the engine compartment.
At about 3:45 a.m. a 2012 Nissan Sentra and a Toyota Tercel were severely damaged in an arson fire at an apartment complex near to the previous incident.
An accelerant apparently had been poured on the hood of the Sentra and the fire spread to the Tercel.
A firefighter reported seeing someone acting suspiciously at a gas station on Carr Road after the first incident.
APARTMENT FIRES: Fires have been set at an apartment complex on Stevens Avenue Southwest, apparently by a group of 10- to 12-year-old children.
In one incident burning paper damaged a stairwell’s carpeting May 7, before the fire burned itself out. In another, wooden planks on a jungle gym were set on fire, which was extinguished by a maintenance worker.
And a group of children also set fire to a pizza box on the complex’s grounds.
In another incident, obscenities had been scratched into a vehicle.
Investigators picked up a partially burned piece of paper that had been turned over to a resident. Another guardian was urged to monitor who another child hangs out with.
RED MAN WALKING: A 25-year-old Tacoma man with a penchant for walking around only in his boots, red underwear and a red baseball cap was arrested May 12 on a state felony warrant.
He also was cited for fourth-degree assault after assaulting a shopper at Walmart on Rainier Avenue South who witnessed him the day before shoving wine bottles down the front of his pants.
Earlier on May 11 officers contacted the suspect after he was reported walking down Rainier Avenue South wearing only shoes and red underwear.
His arrest on May 12 at Rainier Avenue South and Grady Way occurred after he was back at Walmart, wearing his red outfit. Officers also were working on a citation for theft.
METH DROPPED: Someone shopping at IKEA May 9 dropped a baggie of methamphetamine at the checkout area of the store.
The baggie was turned over to store security; it looked like baggies that typically are used to package illegal drugs.
The 0.13 grams tested positive for methamphetamine.