Kent man reportedly breaks vehicle window, punches girlfriend | Police Blotter
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
October 18, 2012 · 2:45 PM
Kent Police cited a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief after he allegedly busted the driver's side window of his girlfriend's car and punched her as she sat inside the vehicle.
The incident occurred Oct. 6 in the parking lot at the ampm store, 1809 W. Meeker St., according to the police report.
Officers were unable to find the boyfriend, who fled the scene before police arrived. They cited him at large.
The man had spent the afternoon with the couple's baby boy when he took the boy to the girlfriend's work an hour before she was scheduled to be off work. He told her she needed to take the boy. The mother said she could lose her job if she had to watch the boy, but the boyfriend refused to take the boy.
The girlfriend told police she then heard from a friend that the man had spent the day driving around a former girlfriend rather than taking the boy to the zoo as planned.
The girlfriend also discovered the gas tank was empty on her car that the boyfriend had used during the day. She called him and said he needed to fill up the tank. They agreed to meet at the service station along West Meeker Street.
An argument started at the station between the couple over why the boyfriend had spent the day with an ex-girlfriend. The girlfriend decided to back her car out of the gas station when the boyfriend tried to stop the vehicle.
The woman rolled her window down a few inches to shout at him to get out of the way when the man reportedly grabbed the window and forced it to break as he fell to the ground. He then got up and allegedly punched the girlfriend about 15 times in the face and arm as she sat inside the car. The officers noted that she had scratches on her face and arm.
Police searched a nearby apartment complex for the boyfriend but could not find him.
A Kent woman reported her 19-year-old cousin allegedly stole a 2012 Dodge Charger from her apartment parking lot Oct. 9 in the 10300 block of Southeast 234th Place.
The woman had rented the car and noticed it missing from the parking lot after a visit by her cousin and his stepfather, according to the police report.
The woman told police he must had taken an extra set of keys. Police looked up the cousin's record and discovered he had been arrested for fourth-degree assault in August in Kent and also had arrest records for residential burglary and drug-related crimes by other agencies.
Police listed the Charger as a stolen car. Two days later, Portland, Ore., police contacted Kent that they had found the empty vehicle parked along a downtown street.
The cousin and his stepfather were not found.
Officers arrested a man for investigation of forgery after he reportedly tried to get a prescription filled for 180 tablets of oxycodone at about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Rite Aid, 20518 108th Ave. S.E.
The pharmacy contacted 911 after reading another man's name on the prescription with a date from three weeks earlier and after the Mountlake Terrace doctor on the prescription said they had no patient by that name, according to the police report.
Officers showed up at the pharmacy and found the man in an aisle, where they handcuffed him. When police asked the man if he had anything to say, he responded "Just take me to jail."
Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly tackled his girlfriend and punched her in the nose during a dispute at about 9:44 a.m. Oct. 8 at a home in the 12000 block of Southeast 214th Street.
The girlfriend told officers they argued about the boyfriend staying at her place and that he didn't have a job, according to the police report.
The dispute started in the living room and the boyfriend reportedly tackled the woman to the ground and hit her in the nose as she tried to get up. The woman had a bloody nose.
The boyfriend fled on foot but officers stopped him nearby. He told police his girlfriend had taken his phone and he grabbed it back when her nose must have been cut.
Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.