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Officers arrest Kent man wielding baseball bat outside home | Police Blotter
Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of resisting arrest after he allegedly tried to run from officers who then fired a Taser to bring the man to the ground.
Prior to his arrest, the man hit rocks with a baseball bat outside of his home while yelling at officers and neighbors, according to the police report.
The incident started at about 8:23 a.m. Aug. 20 at a home in the 11900 block of Southeast 223rd Place. Officers responded to a suspicious circumstance call about yelling and the sound of metal being hit.
An officer arrived and heard loud music coming from the home. A man walked out of the home and yelled at police that someone had called the cops about him. The man then walked back inside the home.
The officer returned to his car to try to find out more information about the man and then saw the man exit the home with a baseball bat. The man started to swing the bat and began to hit rocks into a nearby wetland. Police discovered the man had a warrant for provoking assault and so additional officers responded to the scene.
The man returned inside his home and came out again but this time without the bat. Officers approached the man and started to handcuff him for a warrant arrest when the man suddenly tried to run from the officers. An officer used a Taser to shoot the man in the back. The man then fell to the ground and police placed him in handcuffs.
The man told officers he often hears voices that cause him to not be able to sleep.
Officers arrested a man for investigation of third-degree theft after he reportedly tried to steal two bottles of vodka by stuffing them in his pants at about 3:56 p.m. Aug. 18 from the Safeway store at 210 Washington Ave. S.
Store security watched the man push a cart to the liquor aisle where he placed five vodka bottles into his cart, according to the police report.
The man then pushed the cart into another aisle where he stuck two bottles into the front of his pants. He returned to the liquor aisle and put the other bottles back on the shelf, left the cart behind and exited the store with no attempt to pay for the liquor.
Store security stopped the man outside of the store and brought him back inside before calling police. The man told officers he entered the store with the intent to steal the vodka and sell the bottles for $10 each.
Officers noted in the report that the man had baggy pants and wore a belt to keep the pants up.
Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face during a dispute outside of their car at about 6:37 p.m. Aug. 17 in the 10900 block of Southeast 220th Place.
A passerby saw a man punching a woman outside of a car and called 911, according to the police report.
An officer arrived and saw the couple standing next to the car. The woman said she had an argument with her boyfriend so she pulled over the car so they could talk. She denied that he had hit her.
The boyfriend also denied that anything physical happened. Officers contacted the witness who said he saw the man punch the woman as well as hit her with a car floor mat. Officers noted that the woman had scratches on her neck and chest area.
Officers arrested a man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief after he reportedly used a green marker to tag a dumpster Aug. 19 near Shari's restaurant, 12990 S.E. Kent-Kangley Road.
A witness saw the fresh tagging and called 911, according to the police report.
Officers searched the area and found the man walking near the restaurant. Police discovered the man had a felony warrant for escape from the state Department of Corrections. He also carried a plastic bag that had a vodka bottle. Officers cited him for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Police searched the man and found a green marker in his pants pocket that matched the green tagging on the dumpster. The man denied he had tagged the dumpster.