Man arrested after slapping women's butts in Kent bar | Police Blotter

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Kent Police cited and released a man for investigation of assault after he allegedly walked around a bar all night slapping the butts of women as well as yelling and spitting in their faces.

The incident occurred at about 1:12 a.m. March 17 at Bourbon Jacks, 510 Washington Ave. N., according to the police report.

A witness told police the man had slapped the butts of numerous women, including his friend's butt. He also spit in the woman's hair and face. When officers arrived, they found the man walking outside near the nightclub's parking lot.

Officers reported that the man was belligerent, drunk and argued with police. The man had a cut finger from reportedly punching and breaking the plastic dome on a taxi parked outside the bar. Police said they didn't ask the man any questions about the incident because of his level of intoxication and aggressive demeanor.

In fact, officers had to secure the man's feet so he wouldn't kick at officers and medical personnel. Kent Fire Department medics treated the man for his cut finger and paramedics transported him to a hospital for stitches.

A friend of the man said he tried to get the man to go back to their hotel but the man physically resisted his efforts. The man also had pushed away a bar bouncer.

Reckless driving

Officers arrested a man for investigation of reckless driving after he reportedly tried to run down a woman along a sidewalk at about 12:40 a.m. March 16 in the 2700 block of South 258th Street.

Officers responded to a call about a fight among about 20 people outside of a duplex, an apparent dispute between a Hispanic family and a Samoan family, according to the police report.

A witness reported seeing a man get in a silver Mitsubishi and drive fast at people, and hitting a black Honda. A woman walking along a sidewalk was nearly hit before she ran into a nearby yard.

The man also jumped out of his car with a bat, but friends restrained him from going after others and took the bat away from him.

The man told police to give his wallet and cellphone to his wife. He didn't answer any questions from officers about the incident.


Police arrested a man for investigation of obstructing an officer after he allegedly refused several commands from police to sit down during a fight at about 1:42 a.m. March 17 outside of an apartment complex in the 20600 block of 108th Avenue Southeast.

Officers arrived to find about five men fighting and a witness pointed toward one man for causing the problems, according to the police report.

Officers commanded the man to sit down but he kept walking before eventually sitting down. Police noted the man seemed to be very intoxicated as he slurred his speech and smelled of intoxicants as well as had mood swings from hostile to cooperative.

The man told police he ignored the orders to sit because of a warrant he had out of Toppenish for no valid operators license. He said the fight started because one of his roommates tried to defend another individual over some kind of dispute.


Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly slapped his girlfriend in the face in a vehicle at about 2:06 p.m. March 16 near Kent Des Moines Road and West Meeker Street.

The girlfriend told officers she got in a verbal argument with her boyfriend as she drove him to work and he slapped her face with his hand, according to the police report.

Police observed redness on the right side of the woman's face. The boyfriend told officers he didn't want to say anything to them about the incident.


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