Man smashes girlfriend's car window in middle of Kent-Kangley Road | Police Blotter
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
March 22, 2013 · 10:55 AM
A Kent man jumped out of his girlfriend's car in the middle of Southeast Kent-Kangley Road and reportedly smashed out the back window of the vehicle before the woman sped away.
A couple of witnesses saw the incident at about 11:31 a.m. March 10 in the 15400 block of Southeast Kent-Kangley Road, according to the police report.
Police cited the man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief. The dispute between the couple started at the home where the two live together. They have dated for about three years.
The girlfriend told officers that her boyfriend wanted her to drive him to his truck. She refused and he became irate. He got in her car and refused to get out.
The woman drove him to a King County Sheriff's Office substation in Covington and demanded he exit the car. He refused to leave but said if they returned home he would get out.
They started to argue again as the woman drove eastbound along Kent-Kangley Road. She stopped the car in the middle of the road and yelled at her boyfriend to get out. The man pulled out a small pry bar and allegedly struck the dashboard and car stereo before he got out and used the bar to hit the car's back window a couple of times before the woman made a u-turn and sped away. The man left on foot.
The boyfriend had warrants for a Department of Corrections felony escape and a Kent malicious mischief. Police were unable to track down the man. They did not find him at the girlfriend's home.
Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief and third-degree theft after he allegedly threw a cup of ice tea on his former girlfriend, ripped a phone from her hands and threw the phone over a fence.
The incident occurred at about 12:17 a.m. March 9 at an apartment parking lot in the 6100 block of South 242nd Street, according to the police report.
The woman told officers they had been dating but broke up after the man had sex with his child's mother while dating the girlfriend. The woman said the man wanted to get back together and she agreed to talk to him that evening at her home.
After the man said he wanted to have sex with her, she refused. She agreed to drive him to a friend's home at the apartments. They argued along the way and the man refused to get out of the car when they arrived at the apartment's parking lot.
When the woman said they should go their separate ways, he reportedly became upset and threw his cup of ice tea all over the woman. He also put the woman in a bear hug and reportedly pulled out a hair extension of hers as he took her phone away.
The man told police they argued about the woman getting kicked out of school. He said he threw ice tea on her and took her phone, but denied any physical assault.
The man told officers the woman had never been more than a friend but they had "hooked up" close to 100 times.
Officers arrested a 47-year-old man for investigation of possession of drug paraphernalia after looking into a report of an unwanted man sleeping on property at about 8:39 a.m. March 11 near the Kent Food Bank, 515 W. Harrison St.
The officers found the man sleeping in a recliner adjacent to the food bank's front door, according to the police report.
When police asked the man what he was doing on the property, he replied that he was sleeping. A records check showed the man was wanted on a Kent warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. Because of the warrant, officers searched the man. They found a glass drug pipe on him.
Police took the man to the city jail.
Police arrested a 21-year-old man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief after he allegedly smashed a surveillance camera March 11 on the second floor of the Days Inn hotel, 1711 W. Meeker St.
A hotel employee watched the man on camera grab the camera and force it out of position, according to the police report.
The employee went to the second floor to confront the man. He told the employee not to call the cops. He then fled on a white bicycle. The employee said the man had caused problems in the neighborhood in the past.
Officers observed that the camera had been ripped from the wall.
Later in the day, police received a report of a suspicious subject at an apartment complex near the hotel. The man matched the description of the man who damaged the camera. The man denied to police that he broke the camera. He said someone who looked just like him must have done it.
Officers also arrested the man for second-degree criminal trespass because he had been banned from the hotel in January but returned to the property.Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.