Woman arrested for harassment at Kent AA meeting | Police Blotter
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
January 26, 2012 · 12:21 PM
Kent Police arrested a woman for investigation of harassment after she reportedly interrupted an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting Jan. 17 in the 300 block of Third Avenue South.
An officer heard a female yelling from just south of the Kent Police Station and went with another officer to investigate, according to the police report.
A witness told the officers that the woman became loud at the meeting and began accusing other members of being child molesters. When the woman was asked to leave, she allegedly became angrier, balled her fists, assumed a fighting stance and threatened to hit another woman.
When officers arrived they recognized the woman from past incidents and noted she had a history of drug and alcohol abuse as well as mental health issues. They also said she can become confrontational very quickly.
The officers arrested the woman without incident and transported her to the city jail. The woman also was arrested last month for fourth-degree assault and harassment, according to jail records.
Officers were looking for a man to arrest for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly punched a former girlfriend in the face and threw her against a wall.
The incident happened Jan. 18 at an apartment in the 25400 block of 109th Court Southeast, according to the police report.
A woman told police that her ex-boyfriend had been stalking her recently with numerous phone calls and showing up at her apartment unannounced. They had dated for a few months but recently broke up.
The woman allowed him to stay on the couch at her apartment because he had no regular place to stay. But they started to argue about flowers she had received from someone else. When the woman told him to leave, he refused.
The former boyfriend took cash from her purse, threw her cellphone against a wall (which broke the phone) and punched her in the face. The woman used a metal and cardboard tube to hit him in the head, but he grabbed her by the hair, kneed her in the stomach and threw her against a wall, which injured her shoulder.
The man fled on foot. Officers were unable to find the man. The ex-girlfriend told police he had left for a trip to California. Officers said they had probable cause to arrest the man when he returns for fourth-degree assault, malicious mischief, third-degree theft and interfering with domestic violence reporting.
Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of harassment after he reportedly threatened a Metro bus driver at about 12:30 a.m. Jan. 17 near the Kent Transit Center, 301 Railroad Ave.
Officers received a report that a driver had been threatened by a passenger along Route 180, according to the police report.
Police met the bus at the Transit Center and stopped a man as he left the bus. He was the only male passenger on the bus and officers recognized the man from previous incidents.
The driver told police he had picked up the man and a woman in North Kent. The man asked the driver for a transfer pass. When he received the pass, he clenched his fists and leaned toward the driver, their faces just inches apart.
The driver back away. The passenger then laughed and walked toward the back of the bus. The driver told officers he thought the man was going to punch him.
Police also arrested the man for investigation of unlawful bus conduct.
Officers decided to take a pipe and small amount of marijuana from a man and a woman but not arrest them after the two reportedly smoked marijuana in a car parked Jan. 17 in the 11800 block of Southeast 228th Place.
A neighbor called police to complain about occupants in a Honda who were smoking something out of a pipe while parked along the street, according to the police report.
When an officer approached the car, he smelled marijuana. The woman told police they had a pipe and small amount of marijuana and had smoked some of it. She gave the pipe and marijuana to the officer.
The officer destroyed the pipe and placed the marijuana into evidence. He said he told the woman because of her honesty and cooperation and the small amount of marijuana, he would nat make an arrest. He noted he educated the woman and her friend about the drug laws and gave them a verbal warning.Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at email@example.com or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.