Kent officers arrest daughter for spitting in mother's face | Police Blotter

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Kent Police arrested a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly spit in her mother's face during a dispute.

Officers responded at about 6:28 p.m. Feb. 23 to a house in the 600 block of Sixth Avenue South after the mother called 911, according to the police report.

The daughter told police she was visiting with her four children at her mother's house when they got into an argument after one of the children fell on a coffee table. The daughter then fled the house and sent a text message to her mother about the incident.

"I am sorry, please don't let them take me to jail," the daughter wrote. "I wasn't trying to spit on you, I was upset and spray just came out."

The mother, who has non-parental custody of all four of her daughter's children, told officers her daughter tilted her head back and moved it forward as she spat.

Police stopped the daughter in her car near the house shortly after the incident.

Malicious mischief

Officers arrested a man for investigation of third-degree malicious mischief after he allegedly threw his girlfriend's cellphone against a wall after she received a text message from an ex-boyfriend.

The boyfriend also threw an end table against a wall, putting a hole in the wall and breaking the table in the 6:41 a.m. Feb. 23 incident at an apartment in the 400 block of East Novack Lane, according to the police report.

The woman told officers that a former boyfriend, who is in jail, sent a text message to her and that upset her boyfriend. He reportedly threw her cell phone against a wall, which broke the phone. The woman then became angry about the broken phone so she threw an end table at a TV.

The boyfriend, who lives in Seattle, admitted he broke the woman's phone because she was texting another man.


Police cited a man for failing to signal, improper use of a horn and for having no insurance at about 1:33 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 10200 block of Southeast 256th Street.

Officers also tested the man for possible use of cocaine and marijuana, according to the police report.

An officer saw a Ford Expedition driver honking a horn for no apparent reason, although there was a woman walking westbound on the sidewalk. The driver drifted from one lane to another along 256th Street and didn't signal. The officer pulled the vehicle over in the Kent-Meridian High School parking lot.

Police noted that the driver had droopy eyelids and bloodshot eyes. The driver failed a couple of field sobriety tests. Police reportedly found a few small pieces of crack cocaine on the man. Officers obtained a search warrant to take a blood sample from the man to test for cocaine as well as marijuana, which the man admitted to using.

Results of the toxicology test were not yet available.

Illegal camping

Officers cited two men for investigation of illegal camping after finding them in homeless camps on city property Feb. 25 near the Bend of the River apartments in the 8700 block of South 259th Street.

Officers responded to several reports of homeless people camping along the Green River, south of the apartments, according to the police report.

Police found a large camp with multiple tarps and found a man inside. Officers told him he couldn't camp on city property.

Farther down the trail, officers found a second camp, about 8 feet in diameter and dug about 6 feet into the ground. The camp included a chair, clothing, food and propane tanks.

Officers found a man at the camp who said he had lived there for about a month. An officer recognized the man from previous contacts for illegal camping. The man told police he stayed at the camp because he didn't like homeless shelters.

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