Renton police blotter | April 27 edition


A Renton officer was dispatched on April 10 at approximately 3:21 a.m. to a domestic physical assault in the 490 block of Renton Center Way.

The caller advised dispatchers that they heard an argument between a man and a woman prior to the man threatening the woman with a knife.

Several officers arrived on the scene and located the victim, a 16-year-old girl, according to the department. The victim advised police she was out with friends at a party and invited a man she recently met to join her.

The man arrived at the party and the victim left with him shortly after.

After walking around Renton, another man unknown to the victim picked them up in a vehicle and drove around the area before heading onto the freeway near Tukwila.

The victim fell asleep and woke up when they were involved in an accident, according to the department. All three left the area and parked near an apartment building.

The victim became upset and started crying, and the suspect then threatened to hurt her if she didn’t stop crying.

The victim continued crying and the suspect struck her in the face and head and threw her to the ground and strangled her. He pulled out a small pocket knife in the incident and said he would kill her if she didn’t stop crying, according to the department.

People from the nearby apartment building began to come out and threatened to call the police, resulting in the suspect and driver fleeing the area in the vehicle, leaving the victim behind.

The victim was taken to a local hospital.

The officer determined probable cause for charges of assault in the second degree and felony harassment, turning the case over to investigations for further review.

Investigations will continue to work with the victim, who only knew the suspect’s first name, to further confirm the identity of the suspect in order to file charges.

Assault in the fourth degree

Renton police were dispatched on April 20 at approximately 10:27 a.m. to reports of a fight in the 1100 block of Oakesdale Avenue Southwest.

Staff at a business called 911 to report a physical fight between two men in the parking lot.

A witness of the incident said the fight resulted from a disagreement between the suspect, a 58-year-old man and the victim, a 65-year-old man.

According to the witness, he observed the suspect aggressively approach the victim, swing his fist at the victim approximately four times and striking him once and knocking him down. The suspect proceeded to attempt to stomp on the victim.

Renton police arrested the suspect and booked him into the SCORE Jail on a charge of assault in the fourth degree.

Domestic violence

Renton police were dispatched on April 12 at approximately 1:18 p.m. to the 400 block of Taylor Avenue Northwest to take a report of domestic violence.

The reporting party stated that her daughter had been assaulted by her boyfriend last night, though the daughter did not want to report the incident.

The victim stated that at approximately 3:00 a.m. earlier that day, she and her boyfriend of eight months were drinking alcohol in their apartment unit and began arguing.

The boyfriend proceeded to push her to the kitchen floor, hold her down, and shake her. She then told him to leave and he collected his things and left.

The officer observed visible injuries on the victim’s chest and left arm.

The victim also stated to officers that the suspect had strangled her on the night of Feb. 12 during an argument.

The officer developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for the crime of assault in the second degree and assault in the fourth degree, with the case forwarded to investigations for further review and to identify the suspect for charges.