Kent officers bust mother-daughter shoplifting duo | Police Blotter
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
January 7, 2013 · 4:30 PM
Kent Police busted a mother-daughter shoplifting duo who allegedly worked together to take items from WinCo Foods, 21100 91st Pl. S.
A store loss prevention officer called police to report he had a mother and her 15-year-old daughter in custody for removing items from shelves and not paying for them before leaving the store at about 6:05 p.m. Dec. 30, according to the police report.
The pair reportedly took double of multiple items and placed some of the items in the top portion of the cart and some items on the bottom part of the cart next to a reusable bag. They then moved into the next aisle where the mother tried to block any view of her daughter as the girl placed items into the bag.
When the two left, they paid for items in the cart but not for the items they had placed in the bag. The report did not list the type of items taken but reported a value of $145 worth of items removed from the store.
Police cited and released the mother and the daughter for investigation of third-degree theft. The mother said they took the items because they had no money. The mother also had a 7-year-old son with her during the incident.
A teen reported that three older teens or men in their early 20s attacked and robbed him of his wallet during an incident at about 3:44 p.m. Dec. 31 at a field near East Hill Elementary School in the 9800 block of South 240th Street.
The teen told officers that he and his brother went to play football at the park when three subjects walked up and asked if they could play, according to the police report.
One of the men pulled out a small baseball bat and hit the teen on the head. The teen fell to the ground and all three men reportedly kicked and punched him and someone took his wallet that carried his driver's license and a gift card. The trio then fled on foot before police arrived.
The teen described the bat as a memorabilia bat with a Seattle Mariners logo. The teen said he did not know the three who were described as in their late teens to early 20s.
Police closed the case for a lack of sufficient information about the suspects.
A woman reported that her boyfriend head-butted her during a dispute at about 11:33 a.m. Dec. 31 at an apartment in the 23300 block of 61st Avenue South.
The woman had a bump on her forehead, according to the police report. Officers cited the man at large for investigation of fourth-degree assault.
The woman said her boyfriend had hit her before but this marked the first time she had reported a case to police. They have known each other for about eight years and have a child together.
The boyfriend had left the apartment before officers arrived. An officer later talked to the boyfriend by phone. The boyfriend said they had been in a fight and that his girlfriend would not let him leave the apartment so he head-butted her to get her out of the way.
Police cited a man at large for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly poked his finger in the face of the mother of one of his children and threatened her.
The incident occurred Jan. 2 in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1600 block of West James Lane, according to the police report.
The man and woman were allegedly arguing over a child exchange. The man reportedly was upset with the woman for talking to the mother of one of his other children and poked her in the face, according to a witness. The man said, "I am going to knock you out," as he jabbed his finger at the woman before leaving the scene prior to officers arriving.
Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.