In-law threatens man with shotgun | Renton Police Blotter

Following is a sample from the Renton police log.

Renton police were dispatched on July 31 at around 7 p.m. to a residence in the 200 block of Hardie Avenue Southwest to check a report of an assault with a firearm. The caller reported to dispatch that her mother’s husband, a 67-year-old man, aimed a gun at her chest.

Officers asked the reporting party to leave the residence and meet police at a gas station in the area. Additional officers responded to the residential address and set up containment.

According to the department, the reporting party stated to police that she and her husband visited her mother’s home. Her husband and her mother’s husband started arguing outside, and her mother’s husband entered the home and returned with a shotgun, aiming the gun at her husband’s chest and threatening him.

Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect and used PA announcements to tell the suspect to leave the house. The suspect complied, and police arrested him without further incident, booking him for assault in the first degree.

Domestic violence

Renton police were dispatched on July 28 at approximately 9 p.m. to the 600 block of Grant Avenue South for a report of a physical domestic incident.

The officer arrived and talked with the reporting party, a 38-year-old woman, that advised officers she and her husband, a 46-year-old man, started arguing in bed after an evening at home with alcoholic drinks. The woman chose to sleep on the sofa in the front room and as she headed to the front room, her husband followed her, according to the department.

The argument continued and the man struck her in the leg with a closed fist, according to the department. She threatened to call 911 and the husband became enraged, choking her with both his hands surrounding her neck and threatening to kill her.

She escaped her husband and left the residence, heading to a neighbor’s house to call 911. The suspect left the house in a vehicle. Officers developed probable cause for a felony charge of assault in the second degree and later located the suspect at a King County address. Renton police arrested the suspect without incident with the assistance of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Domestic assault

Renton police were dispatched on July 28 at approximately 9:23 p.m. to a suspicious circumstance in the 3200 block of Northeast 12th Street.

The reporting party advised dispatch that they heard a woman shouting for help from within a travel trailer in the parking lot of the complex and a man running to and from the trailer.

An officer arrived at the scene and located the travel trailer and truck near the 1000 block of Monroe Avenue Northeast. The officer contacted the man associated with the trailer and observed scratches on the man’s neck. The officer identified the man and woman as being in a domestic relationship.

A second officer headed to the scene at the 3200 block of Northeast 12th Street and contacted the woman. According to the department, police gathered from the victim and suspect statements that the woman kicked and grabbed the man’s neck as the man was driving near the area of the 3200 block of NE 12th St. The incident resulted from a misunderstanding, according to the man.

The man pulled the vehicle over and started recording the suspect with his phone to document her actions. He advised police she exited the vehicle and broke the lock to their travel trailer and started tossing out his clothes and phone from the trailer.

According to the department, after speaking with both parties, examining injuries on both, and looking at the circumstances, the officers determined the woman to be the primary aggressor. Police booked the woman into the SCORE jail for a misdemeanor charge of assault in the 4th degree.