Kent officers arrest skateboarder for smashing car window, tail lights | Police Blotter
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
June 4, 2012 · Updated 5:27 PM
A man told Kent Police he was just upset when he allegedly used his skateboard to smash one parked vehicle's rear window and another vehicle's tail light in the middle of the night.
Officers in a patrol car pulled over the man as he rode his skateboard at about 3:40 a.m. May 30 in the 9000 block of Canyon Road, according to the police report. He was arrested for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief.
Police received a call from a witness about a man smashing tail lights of parked vehicles at the Village Green Apartments, 10433 Kent-Kangley Road. He reportedly struck two vehicles several times with his skateboard and then fled on his skateboard.
Officers discovered a Jeep with a broken back window and tail light and another vehicle with a broken tail light. Owners of each vehicle said the damage was new.
The man told officers it was a random act because he was upset. He said he did not know the vehicle owners. The report didn't indicate what upset the man. Police took the skateboard for evidence.
Police arrested a man for investigation of prescription forgery after he allegedly tried to get a pharmacist to fill a fake prescription for 180 Oxycodone tablets at about 7 p.m. May 29.
A pharmacist at the Rite Aid, 20518 108th Ave. S.E., noticed several things that indicated a fake prescription and called to report the incident, according to the police report.
Officers found the man in the store's waiting area. He claimed the prescription was for his uncle and he didn't know what type of pills they were. The man also had a warrant out of Renton for obstructing an officer.
A nurse at the office whose doctor's name was on the prescription told police they get three to four calls per week over the last few weeks about fake prescriptions, even from as far away as Oregon.
The doctor told the pharmacist he no longer writes prescriptions for Oxycodone, a painkiller.
Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief after he reportedly punched his former girlfriend in the face and threw her cellphone out of a car window.
The incident occurred at about 3:56 a.m. May 26 at the Appian Way Apartments, 25815 26th Pl. S., according to the police report.
The two were at a party together when the man reportedly yelled at the woman for talking to other guys and taking photos. The woman agreed to drive the man home when they started to argue in her car as it exited the apartment complex's parking lot.
The woman told police he threw her cellphone out of the car window and then took the keys out of the ignition. She walked away from the car when the man reportedly grabbed her from behind and punched her in the face. She scratched his face to defend herself. He later gave back her keys and phone.
While on the way to jail, the man told officers he would never hit his girlfriend and loved her. He said they had tussles before and he was just defending himself.
The woman told police they had dated for about a year but broke up in December.
Police arrested a man for investigation of robbery after he allegedly pulled a knife on a man while taking scrap metal from an office at about 1:27 p.m. May 27 in the 1000 block of West James Street.
The building manager told police that two men were loading scrap metal into a van even though he told them they didn't have permission to take the items, according to the police report.
While the manager talked to the men, one man pulled out a knife with a three-inch blade and pushed it toward the manager. The manager then fled to inside his vehicle and called 911.
Police spotted the van later in the day in the 26500 block of Green River Road near a spot known as "Beer Bottle Beach." A K-9 unit helped track down the man in the woods. He had a box cutter in his backpack.
The man also had a dog with him when the manager spotted him at the office building and when police took him into custody in the woods. The man declined to talk about the incident on West James Street except for saying, "I was only there for about three minutes."
Officers pulled over a vehicle for expired tabs at about 9:25 a.m. May 27 in the 900 block of Central Avenue South and ended up citing the driver for investigation of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle's window when he walked up to talk to the driver, according to the police report.
The driver initially denied he had any marijuana and did not let police search the car until the officer told him he would pursue a search warrant if the man did not want to cooperate.
Police found a baggie with marijuana and a ceramic pipe inside the car. The man said the car belonged to his girlfriend. Police did not cite him for the expired tabs.
Officers noted that the substance in the bag tested positive for marijuana and weighed 1.2 grams.
Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at email@example.com or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.