Man struggles with Kent officers outside bar | Police Blotter
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
January 31, 2012 · 4:20 PM
Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of DUI, resisting arrest, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident outside of the Central Avenue Pub.
A 911 call came in at about 11:29 p.m. Jan. 24 that a man was threatening a woman near the pub in the 1400 block of South Central Avenue, according to the police report.
When officers arrived, a woman told them that the boyfriend of her girlfriend was reportedly drunk and threatened to go to his car to get a gun and shoot them.
As officers talked with the woman, a car came through the parking lot and the woman identified the driver as the boyfriend of her girlfriend. After the car stopped in the lot, officers ordered the man out of the car.
The man then allegedly reached his right hand under the center portion of the front seat. The officer feared that the man might have a gun, so the officer pulled out his handgun and yelled for the driver to show his hands. Eventually, the driver stepped out of the vehicle with his hands up.
The driver then reportedly resisted the two officers as they tried to handcuff him. The officers noted the man smelled of intoxicants and had slurred speech.
When police searched the man, they allegedly found a metal pipe, a pocket knife and a single bullet. They did not find a gun. The man again started to struggle with the officers so they put him on the ground and called for additional units. One officer kneeled across the man's legs and another one kneeled on his neck to keep him on the ground.
The girlfriend of the man told officers they had dated for about a year and that the man moved into her Renton home. She had asked him to move out but he refused to leave.
When officers took fingerprints of the man, they discovered he had an FBI number that included a felony burglary in Nevada, a drug possession in Nevada and seven arrests in Washington. He also has been known to use an alias.
Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault and obstructing an officer after he allegedly pulled his girlfriend's hair and later struggled with police as they handcuffed him.
Police responded at about 9:50 p.m. Jan. 25 to the Fred Meyer store in the 10200 block of Southeast 240th Street after a 911 hangup call, according to the police report.
An officer saw a man and woman arguing in the parking lot. The officer told the two to stop walking. The woman halted, but the man kept walking and took an aggressive stance. When the officer told the man to get to his knees, the man responded, "I'm not going to do that."
The officer then grabbed the man's arm and took him to the ground as he waited for more officers. As the officer straddled the man, the man bucked up and threatened to hurt the officer.
Because the man continued to struggle, the officer punched him once and then twice more until the man stopped fighting. Other officers then arrived to help take the man into custody.
The girlfriend told police she and her boyfriend were on the edge of breaking up. She said during their argument she pushed him and he pulled her hair.
Possession of stolen property
Police arrested a man for investigation of two counts of third-degree possession of stolen property after he reportedly tried to sell stolen iPhones at about 2:13 p.m. Jan. 24 at a parking lot in the 13100 block of Southeast Kent Kangley Road.
A man told officers he had replied to a craigslist ad for the phone the previous day and bought it for $500 from a man only to find out later when he went to a phone store to activate the phone that it had been reported stolen, according to the police report.
The man decided to try to buy another phone from the man, who agreed to meet at the same place for a second sale on a second date. When the two met, the man wanting to buy the phone instead called police.
The arrested man told officers he had gotten the phones from a guy at Green River Community College and didn't know they were stolen.
Both phones reportedly were stolen from a Seattle restaurant.
Officers arrested a man for investigation of possession of a legend drug and multiple warrants after receiving an anonymous 911 call about where to find the man.
Officers found the man at about 8 p.m. Jan. 24 in the 10100 block of Southeast 248th Street, according to the police report.
The man had multiple warrants for his arrest, although the report did not indicate what the warrants were for. A search of the man turned up 14 pills in a plastic bag that appeared to be Vicodin.
The man told police his doctor in Texas had prescribed him the pills. The man did not have a prescription pill bottle. When asked if he wanted to talk anymore about where he got the pills, the man replied, "Not really."
According to city jail records, the man's list of booking charges includes obstructing a public officer, violation of an anti-harassment order, a hit-and-run, driving while license suspended, failure to obey police, reckless driving, DUI and reckless endangerment.
Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.