Oh, deer | POLICE BLOTTER

Oh, deer | POLICE BLOTTER

This week’s blotter includes an unfortunate visit at Cascade Park, a bad tip to a waiter and more.

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

A male victim contacted the police on Feb. 12 to report he and his girlfriend were assaulted by a known male who stole their backpack at Cascade Park on Southeast 162nd Street.

According to the victim, he and his girlfriend met a friend at the park who was taking them to his house. The friend stopped to use the bathroom, and both victims waited near the swing set.

A male wearing a bandana across his face approached them and attacked the male victim and attempted to punch his face multiple times. The female victim tried to intervene but the suspect threw her to the ground and attempted to choke her. Another male suspect arrived and stole the female victim’s black backpack that had a gray jacket, a water bottle and a power cord in it. Both suspects then left the scene.

The victims recognized both suspects, and described the first suspect as a male in his 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and approximately 145 pounds. The second suspect was described as a while male who is around the same height and weight as the first suspect.

Police haven’t located the suspects yet. This is an ongoing investigation.

Oh deer: Police was dispatched to the Cedar River Trail area near Maple Valley Golf Course on Feb. 12 to investigate a report about an injured deer.

The deer tried to jump over the wall but broke its back and was unable to get up. An officer fired a shot from his handgun into the deer’s head, killing it immediately. The carcass was collected and removed from the scene by animal control.

Bad tip: When a man tried to use a $50 bill to purchase something at Fry’s Electronics on Feb. 9, the cashier noticed that bill was a counterfeit bill.

According to the man, he works as a waiter at a local restaurant and received the bill the previous night when the tips were divided among all the waiters.

Police took the bill as evidence and forwarded the report to the Seattle Secret Service Office.

Welcome home: When a woman came back to her home on Feb. 12 on the 9000 block of South 200th Street, she found her house had been broken into and ransacked.

She estimated that it must have occurred sometime between Feb. 9 – 11, while she was staying with her daughter in Seattle.

Police estimated the suspects gained entry by breaking the glass of large front window (an estimated damage of $1,000). The front door was also damaged (estimated damage of $600).

The suspect’s home was ransacked thoroughly, and she was immediately able to identify that her laptop (estimated value of $1,300) and an antique hand crank sewing machine were stolen.

There is no further suspect information at the time.

Lock your doors: A male suspect contacted police on Feb. 8 to report a theft from his vehicle.

When the victim returned to his friend’s house on the 200 block of Oaskesdale Avenue Southwest, he left his backpack on the seat of his car. When he went to his vehicle in the morning, he found all his doors were open and his backpack was missing.

Among the stolen items were souvenirs from the concert (estimated value of $45) and a HG cellphone (estimated value of $400). The cellphone GPS system showed that the phone was located on the 200 block of Thomas Avenue Southwest in Earlington Park. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the phone.

There is no further suspect information at the time.


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