Kent man stomps hole in floor during dispute with wife | Police Blotter

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Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief after he reportedly stomped a hole in the kitchen floor during a dispute with his wife about calling the dentist for an insurance question.

The wife called 911 to report her husband had put a hole in the floor and she was scared, according to the police report. The incident occurred at about 2:56 p.m. Nov. 22 at a trailer court park in the 11400 block of Southeast 208th Street.

Officers arrived at the trailer and found the husband sitting calmly in a chair in the dining room area. They also found about an 18-inch hole in the kitchen floor.

The wife had asked her husband to call the dentist about insurance coverage for recent procedures. He then told her that she needed to make the call.

They argued for 20 to 30 minutes before the husband said he got tired of his wife yelling, so he picked up a bar stool and banged it against the floor. He admitted that he had broken doors in the past when they had arguments.

The wife told officers that her husband stomped on the floor to create the initial hole and then later smashed the bar stool into the hole.

They have been married for more than 20 years.


Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a door, grabbed her arm and scratched her chest during a dispute at about 10:45 p.m. Nov. 23 at an apartment in the 25800 block of 113th Avenue Southeast.

Officers heard a woman crying when they arrived at the apartment in response to a call about a man and a woman yelling, according to the police report.

After police knocked on the door, the boyfriend answered and told the officers they needed to get out of his place. The officers then grabbed the man and pulled him to the ground.

The boyfriend reportedly resisted and continued to struggle with police. An officer then shot him with a Taser. The man fell into a closed door and ended up sitting on the ground. Officers then handcuffed him.

The girlfriend told police they had dated for about a year and lived together since February. When she returned home from work, the boyfriend accused her of being with another man and not at work.

The boyfriend then reportedly pushed her into a door, grabbed her arm when she tried to get away and tore her tank top. He did not answer questions from police about what happened during the dispute.


Police arrested a woman for investigation of attempting to elude a police vehicle after she allegedly sped away from an officer at about 8 p.m. Nov. 23 near South 260th Street and Pacific Highway South.

An officer in a patrol car spotted the woman driving by and recognized her from previous contacts, according to the police report. The woman had a warrant as well as a suspended license.

The officer pulled the woman over. She initially stepped out of her car and the officer walked toward her vehicle. She then jumped back in her car and left northbound along Pacific Highway South.

The officer ran back to his car and started to chase the woman, reaching speeds of up to 90 mph. The woman took a quick turn into the Crossland Studios hotel near South 252nd Street and Pacific Highway, parked the car and fled on foot.

A K-9 unit came to the scene but could not find the woman. A few hours later, police received a tip that the woman was back at the hotel.

Officers returned to the hotel and took her into custody without incident. She told police she fled because she feared she would go to jail because of her warrants.


Officers arrested a man for investigation of third-degree theft and fourth-degree assault after he reportedly took headphones and other items at about 6:48 p.m. Nov. 25 from a store in the 12900 block of Southeast Kent Kangley Road.

A store manager stopped the man in the parking lot and found headphones still in the packaging in the man's pockets, according to the police report.

The man reportedly punched the manager as he stopped him in the parking lot. A customer assisted the manager in taking the man to the ground.

The man also allegedly took several face cleaning products. The items were worth $71.

The man admitted to police that he took the items but said the manager tackled him for no apparent reason.

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