Officers ban man from Kent's ShoWare Center after concert incident | Police Blotter

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Kent Police officers working security at a ShoWare Center concert banned a man for life from the facility after an incident during the March 23 event.

An officer working a concert by Dos Mundos Una Historia, featuring Gerardo Ortiz and Julion Alvarez, observed a Hispanic man in the ShoWare corridor showing a look of hostility and discontent toward the officer, according to the police report.

The man also postured as if he wanted to fight and appeared to be intoxicated with slurred speech, the odor of alcohol and he swayed when he walked. An officer asked him to stand over by a wall. When the man's girlfriend walked out of a restroom and joined him, the man reportedly swore at the officer and called him an unprintable name as he started to walk away.

The officer moved toward the man to remove him from the facility. A second officer assisted with removing the man. They told him he needed to leave the facility, but the man refused to leave and cussed at the police.

That led police to decide to handcuff the man and take him to the city jail. The man allegedly refused to get in the patrol car so officers pushed him into the vehicle.

After they arrived at the jail, the man refused to get out of the patrol car. Officers had to force the man out of the car. They told the man he was trespassed (or banned) for life from the city-owned ShoWare Center and if he returned the arena he would be arrested for trespassing.


Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly spit on a man as he wandered from business to business at about 8:47 a.m. March 24 in the 1700 block of Central Avenue South.

An employee at the Cowgirls Espresso stand called 911 to report a transient refusing to leave the stand after making several sexual comments, according to the police report.

The man then went to a business across from the coffee stand where he allegedly spit on a man operating a fork lift. The man also entered a nearby restaurant and tried to start fights with customers.

Police saw the man walking along Central Avenue and placed him in handcuffs.

Vehicle theft

Police arrested a juvenile boy for investigation of vehicle theft after he allegedly took a Honda Accord at about 2:45 a.m. March 25 from an apartment complex in the 24400 block of Russell Road.

Officers were talking to each other in Russell Road Park when they saw a car drive into the park with its headlights off, according to the police report.

The driver stepped out of the car and started to look at the steering column. He told police he didn't know how to turn on the headlights.

The teen initially told officers the car belonged to his mother. But he then admitted taking the car from a nearby apartment complex. He said he had found a Honda key at a wrecking yard recently and heard Honda keys work in other Honda cars. He saw a Honda Accord in the apartment complex parking lot and the key opened the car and started it, so he took it for a ride.

A man at the apartment complex later called 911 to report his Honda Accord had been stolen.

Resisting arrest

Officers arrested a man for investigation of resisting arrest and drunk driving after they found him sleeping in the driver's seat of a Nissan Altima.

The incident occurred at about 3:38 a.m. March 23 at the intersection of South 240th Street and 104th Avenue Southeast, according to the police report.

When officers approached the car they found the driver resting his head on the driver's door with the engine running. They spotted an open can of beer in the center console.

After the man stepped out of the car, he pulled away from an officer's grasp and tried to get back into the vehicle. Two officers then pinned him against the car. He reportedly continued to struggle with police, who forced him to the ground and handcuffed him.


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