Kent officers cite woman who reportedly hid marijuana in her bra | Police Blotter
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
October 23, 2012 · 1:39 PM
Kent Police cited a woman for investigation of possession of marijuana after witnesses saw the woman reportedly hide drugs inside her bra while at an East Hill bar.
Extra officers were on patrol as a safety presence outside of Jimmy T's Bar and Grill, 23803 104th Ave. S.E., at about 12:45 a.m. Oct. 14 because of high occupancy inside the bar and a history of fights and disturbances at the site, according to the police report.
Officers in the lot were told by bar security that people were in the bar openly using narcotics including "taking lines off the table," which the report noted refers to people snorting cocaine.
Police advised security to ask the customers to leave and re-contact the officers if any problems developed.
A short while later, many people left the bar. Witnesses pointed out one woman who they said stuck drugs inside her bra.
When officers contacted the woman, she allegedly kept walking around and moving around and would not stand still. Officers then placed her in handcuffs.
When officers asked about the woman about her drug use, she pulled out two plastic baggies from inside her bra that had green, leafy material inside. Officers later determined the material tested positive for 7.3 grams of marijuana.
The woman told police she always saw people smoking weed at rap shows and rappers always smoke. She said she wanted to be noticed by the rappers.
Police decided to cite and release the woman rather than take her to jail because of her cooperation and because the bar remained full of customers with other potential problems. Officers said a fight had been reported earlier in the night at the bar.
Officers arrested a man for investigation of second-degree malicious mischief after he allegedly broke a vehicle windshield of a couple at about 12:40 a.m. Oct. 14 at an apartment parking lot in the 23200 block of 61st Avenue South.
A man and his girlfriend drove into the parking lot and were forced to stop because of a group of people in the roadway, according to the police report.
The couple saw two men and a woman and one of the men ran at the car, punched the windshield on the passenger's side and broke it.
Police arrived and contacted a group of about eight people in the parking lot. A woman told the officers that her friend became angry because friends refused to let him drink any more alcohol, so he ran at the car and punched its windshield.
The man admitted to officers he broke the windshield and offered to pay for it. But officers told him paying for the damage wouldn't take away the reported criminal offense. They transported him to the city jail.
Police arrested a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly punched her live-in boyfriend in the face during a dispute Oct. 15 at a home in the 19400 block of 115th Place Southeast.
The man told officers she started to punch him in the face so he kicked her in the body and tried to push back, according to the police report.
The officers noted the man had scratches and red marks on his face and arms.
Although the girlfriend initially left the scene, police found her nearby walking down the street. Officers did not notice any marks, bruises or scratches on the woman. The woman told police that her boyfriend wrapped his legs around her neck so she punched him in the face.
Officers told the woman her explanation didn't match the injuries. The report did not indicate what the two were arguing about.
Officers arrested a man for a state Department of Corrections warrant for escape from community custody after he was spotted carrying a bicycle without wheels while walking westbound at about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 8000 block of South 266th Street.
The officer noted he recognized the man from previous contacts, according to the police report.
After the officer turned his patrol car around to approach the man, the man walked away toward a gated business that was locked. The man told the officer he was dropping off the bicycle for a friend. He also claimed the friend has asked him to fix a recreational vehicle in the lot and that he had a key to get inside the gate.
When the officer tried the keys the man had, none of them opened the locked gate at the business.
Police then discovered the man had a warrant from the state DOC and arrested him. The man asked that the bicycle be left at the gate.
Police cited a man at large Oct. 16 for third-degree escape from the city jail along Central Avenue after he allegedly took an electronic home detention unit without permission and failed to show up at the jail for a random drug test.
A jail officer contacted police when the man failed to submit a urine sample, according to the police report. The man had said he would come in, but didn't show up. There was nothing in the report about how the man escaped.
The man also reportedly took an ankle home detention unit without permission. Renton Police checked the man's home in Renton, but he was not there.
Jail records show the man was initially arrested Sept. 8 for fourth-degree assault and remained in custody until Oct. 16 with a scheduled release date of Nov. 5.
Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at email@example.com or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.