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Officers arrest man at Kent motel for kicking wife during dispute over another woman |Police Blotter

Kent Police Blotter. - CHARLES CORTES, Kent Reporter file photo
Kent Police Blotter.
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Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly kicked and punched his wife in the face during a dispute overĀ  another woman at about 10 a.m. Jan. 3 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

The husband and wife are transients who were staying at the motel and have been married for about one year, according to the police report.

A cleaning lady saw the wife crying in a room and the woman asked her to call the police. When two officers and a motel employee knocked on the door to the room, nobody answered.

The employee opened the door with a key and the husband reportedly charged the door and started to yell at police. Officers called for a backup unit because of the man's aggressive behavior.

The wife told officers she and her husband argued because he reportedly had sexual relations with another woman in the room the night before. She said her husband became upset and kicked and hit her in the face. Police noted the woman had bruises on her face and lips.

The husband told officers he had a relationship with another woman and his wife found out. He claimed the other woman hit his wife.

Officers noted that the room was covered with broken glass and empty beer cans and a telephone cord had been torn out of the wall.

Burglary

Officers arrested a man for investigation of burglary, fourth-degree assault, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly kicked in the door at his former girlfriend's apartment Jan. 3 in the 11500 block of Southeast 223rd Street.

The couple had not lived together since breaking up in September, according to the police report.

The woman told officers the ex-boyfriend kicked in her door and accused her of being with another man. He then took her phone and started to call people and accuse them of being with his ex-girlfriend the night before.

The boyfriend denied that he kicked in the door or even stopped by the apartment. He said the woman had a history of calling 911 and making false claims. The boyfriend had a no contact order to protect him from the woman.

Theft

Police arrested a man for investigation of third-degree theft after he reportedly took items at about 3:30 p.m. Jan. 4 from the Fred Meyer store, 25250 Pacific Highway S.

Store security stopped the man in the parking lot after he placed items in a shoulder bag and walked out of the store with no attempt to pay for the items, according to the police report.

The man told security that he had no money and was hungry. Store security recognized the man who had taken beer and catfish previously from the store.

Officers also arrested the man for a DUI warrant out of Kent.

Assault

Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly slapped a former girlfriend as they walked along a sidewalk at about 5:15 p.m. Jan. 5 in the 400 block of First Avenue N.

A witness called 911 to report that a man had slapped or punched a woman near the bus transfer station, according to the police report.

When officers located the woman, she told them she had met her former boyfriend after his court date and they argued about her decision to end their relationship. He allegedly grabbed her by the hair and slapped her in the face.

The man told police they argued about money. He said he had raised his hand and yelled at the woman, but did not slap her. When asked by an officer why witnesses would make up a story about him hitting the woman, he replied he had no idea why they would lie about that.

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