Renton police blotter | May 4 edition

Cold threat

Renton officers dispatched to report of a cold threat with a weapon on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. near Union Avenue Southeast and Southeast 3rd Place.

According to the department, the victim stated an unknown man pointed a gun at him as he was driving home.

The victim stated he honked his horn at a vehicle that pulled in front of him, which led to the vehicle pulling a U-turn behind him. After the victim saw the U-turn, he pulled over to the side of the road. The suspect vehicle slow-rolled past him, displaying what the victim thought was a handgun, according to the department.

At the victim’s house, the victim then parked his car at his residence, hopped into another vehicle of his, and observed the suspect vehicle come back to his location and drive slowly past his car two to three times.

The victim was able to get photos of the suspect vehicle and license plate and wanted to press charges, according to the department.

Officers located the residence of the registered owner of the vehicle, confirmed the driver’s identity and later detained him as he drove through the area. The victim confirmed that it was the same suspect who brandished a weapon at him, according to the department. Police interviewed the suspect, impounded the vehicle for an evidence search and took the suspect in on charges.

Threats with a knife

On April 24 at approximately 3:47 p.m., Renton police dispatched a report of a threat with a knife in the 15400 block of Southeast 155th Place.

The caller and victim reported she had been threatened with a knife by her caregiver, her 29-year-old boyfriend.

The victim and mother met officers as they arrived outside of the residence. The victim stated that during an argument, the suspect held a knife up to her throat and threatened to kill her.

Based on the information provided and circumstantial details, officers determined probable cause to arrest the 29-year-old suspect on a felony charge of assault in the first degree.

Robbery with firearms

Renton police dispatched on April 26 at approximately 2:36 a.m. to a Chevron for a report of a robbery in the 1400 block of North 30th Street.

An employee told police that three men wearing all black entered the store with guns and demanded she open the cash registers.

She was able to open one register, with a suspect stealing approximately $70 in cash, according to the department. A second suspect stole multiple cigars, and then the three suspects left the Chevron and fled the scene in a vehicle.

Police took a second statement from another witness who witnessed the robbery and left the immediate area. According to the department, the witness said they saw two more suspects in the back passenger seat of an SUV, in addition to the three men in the store with guns.

Renton dispatch was notified that the King County Sheriff’s Office was requesting information regarding the robbery case due to a possible connection to incidents in Bellevue and Bothell, according to the department.

Renton police have assigned the case to an investigator who will work with other agencies to determine whether there is a connection.

According to the department, five juvenile suspects were taken into custody in relation to a pursuit in Bothell.

Flammable liquid spill

At approximately 6:07 a.m. on April 29, Renton Regional Fire Authority crews dispatched to a vehicle leaking fuel in the parking lot of Target at The Landing.

As crews arrived, they contacted Renton police. Renton police initially dispatched for reports of a suspicious vehicle, according to the Renton Police Department. Officers observed the gas spill upon arrival.

According to the Renton Regional Fire Authority, the vehicle’s gas tank appeared to have been drilled, with a container underneath the vehicle to collect the gasoline.

The container overflowed, spilling approximately one gallon of gasoline around the vehicle. Fire crews switched out the container with a portable catch basin/flammable liquid pool and covered the spilled gasoline with an absorbent.

According to the department, the vehicle was parked in a cement parking lot with no nearby storm drains or any threats to the environment.

They turned the incident over to Renton police.