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Drivers hit speeds of more than 105 mph in Kent along South 277th Street | Police Blotter

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Kent Police cited two men for investigation of reckless driving after they hits speeds of more than 105 mph during a road rage incident along South 277th Street.

Both drivers told officers they had stopped for an old lady crossing the street and after she crossed they each gunned their cars westbound along South 277th Street at about 2:40 p.m. June 13, according to the police report.

A motorcycle officer stopped a gold Oldsmobile 88 and a silver Volkswagen Passat along South 277th Street near L Street Northeast. He clocked their speed at more than 105 mph in the 50 mph speed zone coming down the hill into the valley. The officer activated his lights and both cars pulled over.

The Oldsmobile driver told police, "I'm sorry, he pissed me off," he said about the other driver. He said he stopped for an old lady to cross the street and the Passat driver allegedly honked his horn and flipped him off. After the lady crossed, he took off because he had, "a little bit of road rage going on," because he didn't want the Passat passing him.

The Passat driver told officers he stopped for the lady and saw the Oldsmobile driver making gestures with his hand and acting crazy.

Police noted the road carried a lot of traffic that afternoon and several vehicles, including school buses, were passed by the speeding cars.

Dine and dash

Officers arrested a man for investigation of third-degree theft after he reportedly ate at Shari's restaurant and then fled on foot without paying for his meal.

The incident occurred at about 5:53 p.m. June 10 at the restaurant, 24525 Russell Road, according to the police report.

A restaurant employee called police about the dine and dash. An officer en route to the restaurant saw a man walking along West Meeker Street who matched the description of the man.

When the officer pulled over and told the man to stop, the officer noted the man looked the officer up and down which police describe as a pre-attack indicator. The officer pulled out a Taser and pointed it at the man and told him to sit down. A second officer applied handcuffs to the man.

When asked by an officer if he had left the restaurant without paying, the man replied, "Yeah, something like that."

Police also discovered the man had a state Department of Corrections warrant for escape and second-degree robbery.

The report didn't indicate what the man ate at the restaurant or the price of the meal.

Resisting arrest

Police arrested a man for investigation of resisting arrest after an officer spotted a Chevy Tahoe with darkly tinted windows traveling at about 10:17 a.m. June 12 in the 25900 block of 27th Place South.

The officer noted the tint was so dark no details of the driver could be seen, according to the police report. The officer also remembered the vehicle from a previous stop on Jan. 31 when he cited the driver for driving while license suspended (DWLS) and unlawful window tint.

When police pulled the Tahoe over this time, it had a woman driver, a man passenger and two juvenile passengers. The officer recognized the man as the same man he arrested in January. That man had warrants out of Kent for DWLS and making a false statement to a public servant.

Officers asked the man to step out of the vehicle because he was under arrest for the warrants. The man, who is about 6 feet 3 inches and 310 pounds, refused to get out of the vehicle. The officer grabbed the man's arm, but the man pulled his arm out of the grasp.

The officer then pulled out a Taser and ordered the man out of the vehicle. The man complied and officers handcuffed him and booked him for resisting arrest and failure to obey a lawful order.

Police cited the woman driver for unlawful window tint because the officer's tint meter measured 18 percent light transmission, below the legal minimum of 24 percent light transmission. She also was cited for failure to use a child restraint and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Assault

Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly punched his girlfriend as she drove him to work at about 8:28 a.m. June 11 in the 21200 block of 76th Avenue South.

The woman told officers she had known the man since 1995 and that he had gone off to serve time in prison but was released last year and moved in with her in October, according to the police report.

The couple got in a verbal argument about their living situation when the man reportedly punched her in the face, causing her nose to bleed. The boyfriend then left the car to go to work. The woman called 911.

The boyfriend would neither confirm or deny the girlfriend's allegations to police.

 

 


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