Threats with a firearm
Renton officers were dispatched at 6:18 p.m. Oct. 29 to a report of threats with a firearm at an apartment complex located in the 2800 block of Northeast 4th Street. The reporting party advised that a passenger in a black Honda aimed a firearm at them.
Officers contacted three juvenile girls standing outside the apartment building. They stated they noticed a black Honda Civic with no plates and no front bumper enter the complex and stop near a vehicle parked in the fire lane prior to turning around and driving back toward them. They advised as the Honda approached, they observed the back driver’s side passenger pull out a gun and point it at them.
They advised none of the occupants said anything, with no shots fired, and the Honda left the complex after. The victims described the subject with the gun as a 15- to 17-year-old Hispanic boy, wearing all black clothing with a black face covering. All three victims advised they did not know the suspects and had no further information, according to the department. Multiple officers conducted an area check and were unable to locate the suspect vehicle, according to the department.
Threat and pursuit
Renton officers were dispatched to a threat with a weapon detail at approximately 9:50 p.m. Oct. 29 at a coffee shop in the 700 block of Hardie Avenue Southwest in Renton. According to the department, dispatch advised five minutes prior that an unknown man threatened the reporting party with a firearm.
Upon arrival, officers observed the described suspect vehicle parked in the area. The suspect vehicle started to slowly travel south on Hardie Avenue Southwest, approaching Rainier Avenue South. Officers activated emergency equipment, indicating the vehicle needed to stop, and the vehicle started to flee southbound on Rainier Avenue South at a high rate of speed.
The department authorized a pursuit on the vehicle and the suspect continued southbound onto State Route 167, gaining speed, according to the department. The monitoring sergeant terminated the pursuit after a number of minutes in consideration of public safety, according to the department. The department forwarded the report to its investigations unit. The unit reached out to the victim, who declined to cooperate with the investigation, resulting in the closure of the case, according to the department.
The reporting party described the man as a mid-20s Black man standing at 5 feet 1 inches with a medium build, wearing a black shirt, purple pants, and Nike slides. The man was last seen getting into a black Toyota sedan with no license plates, according to the department.
Renton police were dispatched on Oct. 31 at approximately 8:05 p.m. to a threat with a weapon call at Southeast Petrovitsky Road and 108th Avenue Southeast in Renton. The call information stated a subject displayed a gun at the victim and the suspect was now following the victim northbound from 108th and Petrovitsky.
As officers responded, the call was updated that the suspect vehicle was last seen heading northbound on Interstate 405 and that the victim was now going to drive home. Officers spoke with the reporting party who advised that she and her family were driving home near the intersection when they were cut off by another driver. She honked her horn and the driver of the offending vehicle then got behind their car and followed them closely.
When they all stopped at a red light, the offending vehicle pulled up next to them and the driver aimed what appeared to be a black revolver at her, stating, “you want me to f—king shoot you?” Victim described the suspect as an approximately 40- to 50-year-old white man, clean shaven, with a baseball cap and a black jacket. According to the department, she could not recall any further description regarding the man.
The suspect continued to follow the victims, losing track of them at a point, and the victims drove home and called police, according to the department. The victim felt they could identify the suspect driver if they saw them again. The case was forwarded to the department’s investigations team for follow-up, according to the department.
Renton officers were dispatched on Nov. 1 at approximately 2:17 p.m. to a restaurant in the 500 block of South 2nd Street in Renton for a juvenile girl who had been assaulted. According to the department, the victim advised that she was assaulted by a known juvenile girl in the parking lot. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor wounds. The suspect later turned herself in at the Renton City Hall and was arrested for assault in the second degree, according to the department.