Marijuana dispute in Kent leads to fight between woman's boyfriend, son | Police Blotter

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A dispute about marijuana reportedly led to a fight between the boyfriend of a woman and her 15-year-old son.

Kent Police arrested the man for investigation of fourth-degree assault.

The incident occurred at about 1:13 p.m. Jan. 25 in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 23700 block of 108th Avenue Southeast, according to the police report.

The boyfriend had picked up the teen and a friend to give them a ride to the teen's girlfriend's house. The teen reportedly found marijuana in the boyfriend's car and started to pack a pipe with it.

The boyfriend became upset when he noticed the teen had taken the marijuana and demanded that he return it, which the teen did. But the teen then told the man that he didn't want him staying at the apartment anymore.

A witness watched the two get out of the car and start to fight. Officers noted that the teen had cuts and abrasions to his face and arm as well as a swollen lip and eye.


Officers arrested a man for investigation of eluding after he allegedly tried to drive away from police as they tried to pull him over at about 12:56 p.m. Jan. 26 near the intersection of Southeast 263rd Street and 119th Drive Southeast in connection with a theft case.

An officer spotted the truck and driver involved in an earlier theft and turned on the patrol vehicle's overhead lights and siren, according to the police report.

The pickup driver kept going before stopping in the 26200 block of 121st Avenue Southeast. A woman and two or three children got out of the truck before the driver accelerated and pulled away.

The officer started to pursue the truck, which hit speeds of about 35 mph in a residential neighborhood. The officer eventually pulled alongside the truck and used a technique to hit the truck's back left and stopped it in the 25900 block of 116th Avenue Southeast.

The officer exited the patrol car with his gun drawn and told the driver to show his hands. A second officer then arrived and police took the man into custody for investigation of eluding an officer.

The driver told police he didn't do anything wrong. On the way to jail, the man spit continually on the screen that separated the officer from the man in the back seat.


Police arrested a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly attacked a man Jan. 25 outside the Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N.

A woman called 911 after another woman started punching her boyfriend, according to the police report.

A woman came up to the couple and started to yell at them. The couple said they did not know the woman. The boyfriend stepped between his girlfriend and the other woman and then pushed the woman away. The woman came back swinging her fists and punching the boyfriend, who fell to the ground where the woman jumped on him before another man pulled the woman away.

The woman told officers she yelled at the man but said she didn't punch him. She said she heard him verbally abuse the woman he was with and that she can't stand men who verbally abuse women.


Officers arrested a man for obstructing and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident at about 4:32 p.m. Jan. 26 in the 26900 block of 46th Avenue South.

An officer responded to a report of a violation of a no-contact order that a man had called in about another man, according to the police report.

Police saw a man riding a bicycle who appeared to match the description of the wanted man. When the officer tried to pull the man over, the man sped up on his bicycle until the officer cornered him on a dead end street.

The man jumped off the bicycle and held up his arms, but the officer saw two knives inside the man's pants pockets so he decided to take the man to the ground with a move that included tripping the man's legs. A second officer arrived and they handcuffed the man. They found a syringe and two knives on the man.

Police determined the no-contact order to be against another man, who was not found.

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